Free Presidential Trivia

Presidential and president trivia questions about Jimmy Carter, the Democratic National Convention, George Washington, American Revolution,.

John Tyler had more children than any other American president. How many did he have?
A: Fifteen. Married twice, he had a total of eight sons and seven daughters.

What U.S. President had a special bathtub--big enough to hold four men--installed in the White House to accommodate his great bulk?
A: William Howard Taft, who weighed in at 325 pounds at the time.

How many children did former President Jimmy Carter have besides his high-profile daugher, Amy?
A: Three sons, Jack (John William), Chip (James Earl), and Jeff (Donnel Jeffrey).

What President was ticketed for speeding in Washington, D.C., while he was in office?
A: Ulysses S. Grant, in his horse and buggy. He was fined $5.00.

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What precipitated the $5.7-million renovation of the White House during the Truman administration?
A :A leg of Margaret Truman's grand piano broke though her sitting room floor into the family dining room below.

What did Woodrow Wilson, America's twenty-eight president, denounce as a symbol of "the arrogance of wealth"?
A: The automobile.

At what hour did presidential nominee George McGovern deliver his acceptance speech at the disorganized and discordant 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach?
A: At 3:00 in the morning.

President Gerald Ford pardoned Iva D'Aquino in 1977. Who was she?
A: Tokyo Rose--the seductive-voiced Japanese radio propagandist during World War II.

Who was the only presidential candidate other than George Washington to run unopposed?
A : James Monroe, for his second term in 1820, during the "Era of good Feeling".

What presidential wife was the first to be referred to as the First Lady?
A: Lucy Hayes, wife of Rutherford B. Hayes, in 1877.

Which American president has the greatest number of cities and towns in the United States named after him?
A: Madison, whose name is used in 27 states. He's followed in popularity by Washington (26), Monroe (22), Jackson and Jefferson (20 each), and Lincoln (16).

How many American presidents did not attend college?
A: Nine--Washington, Jackson, Van Buren, Taylor, Fillmore, Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Cleveland and Truman.

What did George Washington suggest building on the land that is now the site of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.?
A: A monument to an unknown soldier of the American Revolution.

What was the name of the horse Teddy Roosevelt rode in the famous Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish -American War?
A: Texas.

Who was the last of the eight American presidents to be born in Virginia--the state that claims the title Mother of Presidents?
A: Woodrow Wilson.  The Virginians who preceded him were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler and Zachary Taylor.

What salary did Benjamin Franklin advocate for the president of the United States during debates at the Constitutional Convention in 1787?
A: None. He felt that only the elite should serve as president and that they could do so without compensation.


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