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US Presidential Trivia Questions & Answers

US Presidential Trivia Questions & Answers

Are you able to recall the US Presidential trivia? Are you confident that you can answer the following trivia questions and answers about US Presidents?

The President elect of the USA is not only the head of the States but also the head of the government. He directs the federal government’s exclusive branch and is the commander-in-chief of the American Armed Forces. The President of the United States of America is in control of everything.

The four-year term of the president is for four years. After that, the elections are held again to elect a new president. The president is also a member of Cabinet, Domestic Policy Council, National Economic Council, and National Security Council. It’s amazing, isn’t it? It is so difficult to manage everything at once. Let’s get on with it. The White House is the official residence of the president and serves as his workplace.

Are you the type of child who loved US history as a kid? If yes, you’ve come to the right place. We have created a worksheet with questions and answers about the US Presidential Trivia to help you assess your knowledge. Let’s find out if you listened to the lectures you received about the US presidents. Be honest, learn from your mistakes and use this platform to help you. We are certain you will succeed if you take your time.

Interesting US Presidential Trivia Facts

  1. George Washington was a popular distributor of liquor in the new nation. He distributed ye whiskey, apple brandy and peach brandy from his Mount Vernon distillery.
  2. James Madison was Princeton University’s first graduate.
  3. Ulysses S. Grant (18th President of the States) was issued a $20 speeding ticket after he rode his horse and buggy too fast on a Washington street.
  4. Because he helped liberate the slaves of Liberia, the capital of Liberia is called “Monrovia”.
  5. John Quincy Adams was president and enjoyed skinny-dipping in the Potomac River early in the morning.
  6. Andrew Johnson is the only president to have been a tailor before becoming president. He wore only suits he had made.
  7. James Abram Garfield was first president to use the telephone. Graham Bell was the first person he spoke with.
  8. The only President elected twice, but not consecutively, was President Grover Cleveland. He was the 22nd president of the United States and the 24th President of the United States.
  9. Martin Van Buren was America’s first citizen. All the previous presidents were British subjects.
  10. James Garfield was America’s first president left-handed.

US Presidential Trivia Questions & Answers


Q. What U.S. president had the shortest life?

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John F. Kennedy.

Q. What future president was the only U.S. senator from a Confederate state to remain in Congress after secession?

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Andrew Jackson.

Q. Whose 1800 presidential campaign did the Hartford Courant offer a formal apology for opposing, in 1993?

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Thomas Jefferson.

Q. Kitty Kelly wrote an Unauthorized Biography about which First Lady?

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Nancy Regan.

Q. Which First Lady was born Mamie Doud?

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Mamie Eisenhower.

Q. Who was the only President to serve more than two terms?

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Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

Q. Who was the oldest elected President?

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Q. Who was the first President to live in the White House?

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John Adams.

Q. Who was the first President born outside the contiguous United States?

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Barack Obama.

Q. In the 60s what was the first name of John F. Kennedy’s wife?

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Jackie.

Q. What three words did George Bush say before ”no new taxes” in 1988?

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Read my lips.

Q. Who did Abraham Lincoln promote to major general of volunteers after he captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson?

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Ulysses S. Grant.

Q. Whose 1823 doctrine said the Western Hemisphere was not open to colonization or aggression by European nations? 

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James Monroe.

Q. This man was a military hero before he became president. Places he fought include Fort Necessity, Fort Duquesne, and Yorktown. 

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George Washington.

Q. What date saw FDR sign the U.S. declaration of war against Japan? 

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8th. December.1941. 

Q. Who was the first presidential jogger? 

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Theodore Roosevelt.

Q. How many presidents were British subjects at birth?

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Eight.

Q. What president won election after three unsuccessful bids for the nomination? 

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James Buchanan.

Q. Which U.S. president has the greatest number of American communities named after him? 

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Thomas Jefferson.

Q. What were jellybean flavors Ronald Reagan’s favorites?

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Coconut and licorice.

Q. Which President lived the shortest lifespan (and was survived by both of his parents at the time of his death)? 

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Q. Who was the only President of the United States to never marry?

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James Buchanan.

Q. When shot, which U.S. President famously quipped, ”I forgot to duck”? 

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Ronald Reagan.

Q. Which U.S. President signed the treaty to purchase Alaska from Russia?

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Andrew Johnson.

Q. This president served the shortest term in American history. Who was he?

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William Henry Harrison.

Q. This president almost made Cuba one of the United States of America! Who was he?

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James Polk.

Q. Who was the first President to appear on TV?

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Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Q. Who ran for President with the campaign slogan ”Vote Yourself a Farm”?

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Abraham Lincoln.

Q. Who was the only U. S. President to also serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? 

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William Howard Taft.

Q. Who was the first President to be impeached? 

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Andrew Johnson.

Q. Who was the only unanimously elected President by the Electoral College? 

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George Washington.

Q. What war saw James Madison become the first U.S. president to command a military unit during his term in office? 

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The war of 1812.

Q. What horse-loving future president cheated on an eye exam to join the cavalry reserves in the 1930’s? 

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Ronald Regan.

Q. What future anchor was the only female reporter to tag along with Richard Nixon on his historic trip to China? 

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Barbara Walters.

Q. Who was the first President to appoint an African American to the Supreme Court? 

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Lyndon Johnson.

Q. What U.S. President had a nervous breakdown at the age of 24 and spent time in a sanitarium? 

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Warren G. Harding.

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