Quiz: How well do you know your U.S. presidents? - Omaha.com
Published Monday, February 17, 2014 at 1:00 am / Updated at 1:27 pm
Quiz: How well do you know your U.S. presidents?

Grammy winners and Nebraska natives, our commanders in chief have diverse backgrounds —and odd swimming habits. How much do you know about our speed-reading, patent-owning presidents?

Write down your answers, then check them against the answer key at the bottom.

1. This state is the birthplace of eight presidents.

a. Texas
b. Ohio
c. Virginia
d. New York

2. Weighing in at about 300 pounds, William Howard Taft was the largest president. Who was the smallest?

a. Millard Fillmore
b. James Madison
c. Thomas Jefferson
d. John Adams

3. Omaha is the birthplace for this U.S. president.

a. Richard Nixon
b. Gerald Ford
c. Jimmy Carter
d. Herbert Hoover

4. This president often started his mornings by skinny dipping in the Potomac River.

a. John Quincy Adams
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. James Monroe
d. William Harrison

5. The middle initial of this president doesn't stand for anything.

a. John F. Kennedy
b. James K. Polk
c. Warren G. Harding
d. Harry S. Truman

6. Which of these presidents have won two Grammys?

a. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama
b. Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama
c. Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton

7. White House visitors would take hair from this president's horse, Whitey, as a souvenir.

a. Zachary Taylor
b. Andrew Jackson
c. Theodore Roosevelt
d. Grover Cleveland

8. In total, how many presidents and vice presidents have won Nobel Peace Prizes?

a. 3
b. 5
c. 6
d. 8

9. He was the first sitting president to leave the country.

a. Woodrow Wilson
b. Theodore Roosevelt
c. Franklin D. Roosevelt
d. Grover Cleveland

10. Stamp collecting was the hobby of this president.

a. Franklin D. Roosevelt
b. Gerald Ford
c. Woodrow Wilson
d. Herbert Hoover

11. He is the only president to ever receive a patent.

a. Thomas Jefferson
b. Ronald Reagan
c. Abraham Lincoln
d. Herbert Hoover

12. This president was elected to four terms.

a. Franklin D. Roosevelt
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. George Washington
d. Theodore Roosevelt

13. He was the youngest person to serve as president.

a. John F. Kennedy
b. Barack Obama
c. Theodore Roosevelt
d. Bill Clinton

14. This president was nicknamed “Dutch.”

a. Lyndon B. Johnson
b. Ronald Reagan
c. Richard Nixon
d. Dwight D. Eisenhower

15. This president can speed-read 2,000 words per minute.

a. George W. Bush
b. George Bush
c. Jimmy Carter

Answer key: 1, C; 2, B; 3, B; 4, A; 5, D; 6, A; 7, A; 8, B; 9, B; 10, A; 11, C; 12, A; 13, C; 14, B; 15, C

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