QUIZ: How Well Do You Know The U.S. Presidents?

America’s history was shaped by U.S. presidents who each put their unique mark on the country, to make it what it is today. Ending wars, leading the country through tough economic times, and creating new policies to make social change are just a few of the tasks taken on by these men. From George Washington to Donald Trump, each president is known for both their policies and their personal life. So do you think you can match the trivia with the correct serving president of the United States? Take this quiz and find out! We’re not giving anything away in the images, either.

Who was the youngest U.S. president to take office?

Retry Correct Incorrect Theodore Roosevelt took office at 42 years old after William McKinley was assassinated.
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Who was the youngest U.S. president to take office?

  • Herbert Hoover
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Barack Obama
  • Theodore Roosevelt
0%

Which U.S. president was never married?

Retry Correct Incorrect The 15th president of the United States, James Buchanan never married.

Which U.S. president was never married?

  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • James Buchanan
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Gerald Ford
3%

Which state was Richard Nixon born in?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California in 1913.

Which state was Richard Nixon born in?

  • Virginia
  • Ohio
  • New York
  • California
5%

Which president was in office when Texas and California became part of the United States?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Polk was president from 1845-1849 during the Mexican War.
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Which president was in office when Texas and California became part of the United States?

  • Franklin Pierce
  • Andrew Johnson
  • James K. Polk
  • Ulysses S. Grant
8%

Who was the first president to live in the White House?

Retry Correct Incorrect The building of the White House began under Washington’s term, but Adams was the first president to live in it.
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Who was the first president to live in the White House?

  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • James Madison
  • John Adams
10%

Which president was in office during World War I?

Retry Correct Incorrect Woodrow Wilson held office from 1913-1921 and led America through WWI.
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Which president was in office during World War I?

  • Warren G. Harding
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • William Howard Taft
13%

Which of these U.S. presidents were impeached?

Retry Correct Incorrect Only Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton have been impeached.
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Which of these U.S. presidents were impeached?

  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Chester A. Arthur
  • Richard Nixon
  • Andrew Johnson
15%

Which of these presidents served in the military?

Retry Correct Incorrect All of them. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 26 of the 45 U.S. presidents have served in the military.
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Which of these presidents served in the military?

  • All of them
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • John F. Kennedy
18%

Which U.S. president was the first to die in office?

Retry Correct Incorrect Harrison served the shortest term as president. He died a month after being sworn into office, after catching a cold while delivering his inaugural speech, the longest on record.
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Which U.S. president was the first to die in office?

  • Andrew Johnson
  • Ronald Reagan
  • William Henry Harrison
  • Abraham Lincoln
20%

Which president approved the Compromise of 1850, which allowed slavery in the South?

Retry Correct Incorrect Millard Fillmore was the last member of the Whig Party to take office.
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Which president approved the Compromise of 1850, which allowed slavery in the South?

  • John Quincy Adams
  • Millard Fillmore
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Franklin Pierce
23%

How many first ladies were born outside of North America?

Retry Correct Incorrect Two. John Quincy Adams’ wife Louisa Catherine Adams was born in London, and Melania Trump was born in Slovenia. If the question had been “how many first ladies were born outside of the U.S.” the answer would technically be seven, since five were born in the North American Colonies of the United Kingdom — not yet the United States.
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How many first ladies were born outside of North America?

  • Six
  • One
  • Two
  • All of them were born in the U.S.
25%

William Howard Taft is the only president to…

Retry Correct Incorrect Taft was the first and only president to become a Supreme Court Justice.

William Howard Taft is the only president to…

  • Never give orders to the military
  • Be born in Ohio
  • Become a Supreme Court Justice
  • Change parties during his term
28%

This president was the only one elected to two non-consecutive terms.

Retry Correct Incorrect Democratic president Grover Cleveland held office from 1885-1889 and 1893-1897.

This president was the only one elected to two non-consecutive terms.

  • George Washington
  • George W. Bush
  • Grover Cleveland
  • John Tyler
30%

Which president made the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan?

Retry Correct Incorrect Truman was in office and made the decision to drop the first atomic bomb on August 6, 1945.
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Which president made the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan?

  • Harry S. Truman
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • William Howard Taft
  • Dwight Eisenhower
33%

Who is the only U.S. president to resign from office?

Retry Correct Incorrect Richard Nixon served from 1969-1974 before he resigned.
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Who is the only U.S. president to resign from office?

  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Chester A. Arthur
  • Richard Nixon
  • Bill Clinton
35%

Who took Richard Nixon’s place once he resigned?

Retry Correct Incorrect Ford is the only president to never be elected as either president or vice president.
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Who took Richard Nixon’s place once he resigned?

  • Ronald Reagan
  • Gerald R. Ford
  • Jimmy Carter
  • John F. Kennedy
38%

Who is the only president to never serve in the military or hold public office before?

Retry Correct Incorrect Trump’s background is in business. He never served in the military or held political office.
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Who is the only president to never serve in the military or hold public office before?

  • Bill Clinton
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Donald Trump
40%

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Retry Correct Incorrect Thomas Jefferson was an architect, farmer, scientist, and the author of the Declaration of Independence.
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Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

  • John Adams
  • James Madison
  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
43%

Who was shot after handing a girl his lucky red carnation?

Retry Correct Incorrect William McKinley was shot twice by Leon Czolgosz.
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Who was shot after handing a girl his lucky red carnation?

  • Ronald Reagan
  • William McKinley
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • John F. Kennedy
45%

Which president served the longest term?

Retry Correct Incorrect Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected four times and led the nation through the Great Depression.
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Which president served the longest term?

  • George Washington
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Calvin Coolidge
48%

The stock market crashed during the first few months of which president’s term?

Retry Correct Incorrect Many blamed Hoover for the Great Depression.
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The stock market crashed during the first few months of which president’s term?

  • George W. Bush
  • Donald Trump
  • Herbert C. Hoover
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
50%

Who was credited with creating “New Deal” social programs?

Retry Correct Incorrect Franklin D. Roosevelt launched the New Deal to help Americans during the Great Depression.
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Who was credited with creating “New Deal” social programs?

  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • James A. Garfield
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • William Howard Taft
53%

Which president was the first to be elected after women were given the right to vote?

Retry Correct Incorrect Women were given the right to vote in 1920. Harding was elected in 1921 and died in office in 1923.
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Which president was the first to be elected after women were given the right to vote?

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Warren G. Harding
  • Woodrow Wilson
55%

Two U.S. presidents have been arrested involving what?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Franklin Pierce was arrested for running over an old lady with his horse and Ulysses S. Grant was arrested for speeding on his horse.

Two U.S. presidents have been arrested involving what?

  • War crimes
  • Corruption
  • Horses
  • Tax fraud
58%

Which president passed the NAFTA trade agreement during his presidency?

Retry Correct Incorrect George H.W. Bush signed the Northern American Free Trade Agreement in 1992. However, time ran out on his presidency so he had to pass the required ratification and signing of the implementation law to incoming president Bill Clinton.
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Which president passed the NAFTA trade agreement during his presidency?

  • Barack Obama
  • George H.W. Bush
  • Bill Clinton
  • George W. Bush
60%

Which president became a millionaire in the oil business by the time he was 40?

Retry Correct Incorrect After serving in the Navy and graduating from Yale University, George H.W. Bush founded an oil company and became a millionaire.
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Which president became a millionaire in the oil business by the time he was 40?

  • Donald Trump
  • George H.W. Bush
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Gerald R. Ford
63%

How many states did Barack Obama visit while serving as president?

Retry Correct Incorrect Obama became the fourth sitting president in U.S. history to have set foot in all 50 states.
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How many states did Barack Obama visit while serving as president?

  • 46
  • 50
  • 29
  • 32
65%

Which president signed the Alaska Treaty?

Retry Correct Incorrect Johnson signed the treaty and purchased Alaska for $7.2 million in 1867. It didn’t become a state until 1959.
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Which president signed the Alaska Treaty?

  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • Herbert Hoover
68%

How many U.S. presidents were born outside of the U.S.?

Retry Correct Incorrect Eight U.S. presidents were born before the U.S. existed.
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How many U.S. presidents were born outside of the U.S.?

  • Eight
  • Four
  • One
  • None
70%

Which president was the oldest at the time of his inauguration?

Retry Correct Incorrect Donald Trump was 70 years old when he was inaugurated, the oldest of any president.
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Which president was the oldest at the time of his inauguration?

  • Ronald Reagan
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Donald Trump
73%

Which president’s grandfather was also president?

Retry Correct Incorrect Benjamin Harrison’s grandfather was President William Henry Harrison.
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Which president’s grandfather was also president?

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • George W. Bush
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Benjamin Harrison
75%

Which president was sworn into office on an airplane?

Retry Correct Incorrect Johnson was quickly sworn into office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
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Which president was sworn into office on an airplane?

  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Richard Nixon
  • Gerald R. Ford
78%

Which president’s campaign slogan was “Not Just Peanuts”?

Retry Correct Incorrect Jimmy Carter was a peanut farmer from Georgia.
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Which president’s campaign slogan was “Not Just Peanuts”?

  • Grover Cleveland
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Warren G. Harding
  • Chester A. Arthur
80%

Which president said, “A president’s task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.”?

Retry Correct Incorrect Lyndon B. Johnson struggled with handling the Vietnam War.
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Which president said, “A president’s task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.”?

  • John F. Kennedy
  • George W. Bush
  • Barack Obama
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
83%

Which president led the Union into the Civil War?

Retry Correct Incorrect Five days after the Confederate armies surrendered, Lincoln was assassinated.
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Which president led the Union into the Civil War?

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • James Madison
  • James Buchanan
  • George Washington
85%

Which state was John F. Kennedy’s “Winter White House” located in?

Retry Correct Incorrect The Winter White House was located in Palm Beach, Florida.
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Which state was John F. Kennedy’s “Winter White House” located in?

  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • South Carolina
  • California
88%

Which U.S. president claimed he’s seen a UFO?

Retry Correct Incorrect While he was Governor of Georgia, Carter said he saw a red and green orb in the sky. He filed a report with the International UFO Bureau.
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Which U.S. president claimed he’s seen a UFO?

  • Richard Nixon
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Bill Clinton
  • George H.W. Bush
90%

Which president drafted the peace plan that ended World War I?

Retry Correct Incorrect Wilson was opposed to joining WWI in the first place and drafted the peace plan to end it.
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Which president drafted the peace plan that ended World War I?

  • William Howard Taft
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Woodrow Wilson
93%

Which president was credited with improving relations with the Soviet Union and China?

Retry Correct Incorrect Nixon traveled to Beijing in 1972 and the Soviet Union to improve foreign policy
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Which president was credited with improving relations with the Soviet Union and China?

  • Richard Nixon
  • Donald Trump
  • George H.W. Bush
  • Barack Obama
95%

Which president was the only one to receive the Medal of Honor?

Retry Correct Incorrect In 2001, Bill Clinton awarded Roosevelt posthumously for his courage during the Spanish-American War.
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Which president was the only one to receive the Medal of Honor?

  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Barack Obama
  • John F. Kennedy
  • George Washington
98%

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