QUIZ: Match The First Lady To Her Presidential Husband

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Everyone knows who the First Lady is, but not everyone knows the important role she plays in the White House. The defined role of the first lady is to be the hostess of the White House. She has her own staff and her office is held in high regard with politicians.

Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama praised their counterparts, criticizing the government for denying the First Lady a salary. The real question is; how many First Ladies do you know? Take this quiz to match the First Lady with her husband and test your knowledge of presidential matrimony.

Her husband starred alongside her in Hollywood before becoming President.

Retry Correct Incorrect Nancy Reagan began her career in Hollywood. She met Ronald after his divorce from Jany Wyman. In office, Nancy started the “Just Say No” campaign against drugs.
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Her husband starred alongside her in Hollywood before becoming President.

  • John F. Kennedy
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Bill Clinton
  • Donald Trump
0%

Her husband failed to be elected Governor of California before becoming President.

Retry Correct Incorrect Pat Nixon urged people to volunteer while in office. She invited underprivileged and disabled groups into the White House for the first time. Her most famous words were, “I do or I die, but I never cancel out.”
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Her husband failed to be elected Governor of California before becoming President.

  • Herbert Hoover
  • Donald Trump
  • Richard Nixon
  • Harry Truman
3%

She spent $10,000 of her inheritance to help fund his first Congressional campaign.

Retry Correct Incorrect Lady Bird Johnson was given her unique nickname by a family nursemaid. During her first term, Lady Bird created the Head Start program to help preschool children from underprivileged backgrounds.
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She spent $10,000 of her inheritance to help fund his first Congressional campaign.

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • Lyndon Johnson
5%

She was widely considered more popular than her husband during her time in office.

Retry Correct Incorrect Barbara Bush spent her time in the White House fighting for youth rights. Inspired by her dyslexic son, Neil, she wrote a children’s book and donated all proceeds to literacy charities.
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She was widely considered more popular than her husband during her time in office.

  • George H.W. Bush
  • Bill Clinton
  • Barack Obama
  • George W. Bush
8%

She married the fourth President of the United States.

Retry Correct Incorrect Dolley Madison was raised as a Quaker and set the standard for future First Ladies. She is credited for modeling the behavior and executing the responsibilities of the First Lady of the United States.
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She married the fourth President of the United States.

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • James Madison
  • John Quincy Adams
10%

His courtship of her was documented in the 2016 movie Southside with You.

Retry Correct Incorrect Michelle Obama made it her mission to end childhood obesity. To promote a healthy lifestyle, she planted a vegetable garden on the south lawn of the White House. She later published a book about her experience growing her own food.
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His courtship of her was documented in the 2016 movie Southside with You.

  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Barack Obama
  • Bill Clinton
13%

This President refused to let his wife share her political opinions.

Retry Correct Incorrect Grace Coolidge participated in activities her husband approved of, such as the Red Cross. She refused to take a stand on women’s rights, a controversial issue in the 1920s.
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This President refused to let his wife share her political opinions.

  • George Washington
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Grover Cleveland
15%

Her husband was President during the Reconstruction Era of the late 1880s.

Retry Correct Incorrect Lucy Hayes focused her efforts on improving childhood education. Critics at the time felt her priorities should have been focused on prohibition.
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Her husband was President during the Reconstruction Era of the late 1880s.

  • Grover Cleveland
  • William McKinley
  • Chester A. Arthur
  • Rutherford B. Hayes
18%

This President ran for a second term after suffering a heart attack thanks to the encouragement from his wife.

Retry Correct Incorrect Mamie Eisenhower convinced Dwight to run for a second term as president less the one year after having a heart attack. She reportedly feared that retirement would prove more deadly.
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This President ran for a second term after suffering a heart attack thanks to the encouragement from his wife.

  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
20%

Her husband was the second President to ever be impeached.

Retry Correct Incorrect Hillary Clinton turned her fame as First Lady into a successful career as a New York Senator. In 2016, she lost her own Presidential campaign to Republican candidate Donald Trump.
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Her husband was the second President to ever be impeached.

  • George W. Bush
  • Bill Clinton
  • Arthur A. Chester
  • Andrew Jackson
23%

This President’s wife insisted the family stay in their own home rather than the White House.

Retry Correct Incorrect Julia Grant insisted the family not move into the White House after Grant was elected President. After immense pressure to follow tradition, she relented.
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This President’s wife insisted the family stay in their own home rather than the White House.

  • James Garfield
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Donald Trump
  • William Howard Taft
25%

Her husband was the fourth President to be assassinated in office.

Retry Correct Incorrect Jackie Kennedy established the White House Historical Association. The organization worked to raise funds to restore the White House’s elegance. She led a nationally televised tour of the refurbished home in 1962.
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Her husband was the fourth President to be assassinated in office.

  • John F. Kennedy
  • William McKinley
  • James Garfield
  • Abraham Lincoln
28%

Her husband was the second President of the United States.

Retry Correct Incorrect Abigail Adams was married to John Adams. Her son, John Quincy Adams, was the sixth President of the United States. She passed away in 1818, seven years before he took office.
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Her husband was the second President of the United States.

  • John Quincy Adams
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • John Adams
  • Thomas Jefferson
30%

Her husband ran for President in 1999, opposing Al Gore.

Retry Correct Incorrect Laura Bush spent her time as First Lady improving literacy across the nation. She started the Laura Bush Foundation and worked to raise funds for libraries. Years prior she received a Masters Degree in Library Science.
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Her husband ran for President in 1999, opposing Al Gore.

  • Donald Trump
  • George W. Bush
  • Gerald Ford
  • Jimmy Carter
33%

Her husband was the first President to take the office without being elected President or Vice President.

Retry Correct Incorrect Betty Ford founded the Betty Ford Clinic to help people recovering from addiction. She was the first First Lady to admit to having cancer while in office. In 1974 she had a mastectomy.
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Her husband was the first President to take the office without being elected President or Vice President.

  • Harry S. Truman
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Gerald Ford
35%

She married her husband twice after the first one proved illegal.

Retry Correct Incorrect Rachel Jackson was forced to marry Andrew Jackson twice after her discovering she had never divorced her first husband. She died of a heart attack before moving into the White House.
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She married her husband twice after the first one proved illegal.

  • John Tyler
  • Andrew Jackson
  • James Monroe
  • Abraham Lincoln
38%

Her husband’s Presidency was historic for the Emancipation Proclamation.

Retry Correct Incorrect Mary Todd Lincoln became the First Lady on the eve of the Civil War. As her wealth deteriorated late in her life, she convinced herself she was rich despite her spending habits.
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Her husband’s Presidency was historic for the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • James Buchanan
40%

Her husband served one year as President before being assassinated.

Retry Correct Incorrect Lucretia Garfield was stricken with malaria just before entering office. The bad luck continued when James Garfield was shot by a disgruntled soldier. Once healthy herself, Lucretia nursed her husband for the last days of his life.
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Her husband served one year as President before being assassinated.

  • Chester A. Arthur
  • Grover Cleveland
  • William McKinley
  • James Garfield
43%

Her husband served two terms as President four years apart!

Retry Correct Incorrect Frances Cleveland was the youngest First Lady ever at 21-years-old. Her youth and beauty made her popular with company’s looking for recognizable faces to sell their products.
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Her husband served two terms as President four years apart!

  • William Howard Taft
  • Benjamin Harrison
  • Grover Cleveland
  • James Buchanan
45%

Her husband was the ninth President of the United States and her great-grandson was the 23rd.

Retry Correct Incorrect Anna Harrison never got to carry out her duties as First Lady. Before moving to D.C. she became ill and her daughter assumed the role. Once healthy, her husband became ill with pneumonia and died. He served one month.
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Her husband was the ninth President of the United States and her great-grandson was the 23rd.

  • Chester Arthur
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Benjamin Harrison
  • William Henry Harrison
48%

This President’s wife hated being First Lady after losing her privacy.

Retry Correct Incorrect Louisa Adams despised her role as First Lady. She hated the attention she received as people would try to get information about her husband from her. Despite this, she was one of the first women to attend debates in Congress.
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This President’s wife hated being First Lady after losing her privacy.

  • James Buchanan
  • Donald Trump
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Millard Fillmore
50%

Her Husband was President during the Great Depression and had homeless villages nicknamed after him.

Retry Correct Incorrect Lou Hoover was considered an adequate First Lady. Staff claimed she overworked them and she refused to give interviews, only speaking in public to give speeches.
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Her Husband was President during the Great Depression and had homeless villages nicknamed after him.

  • Herbert Hoover
  • Harry Truman
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Calvin Coolidge
53%

Along with this President, she set the standard for what life on the White House was supposed to be.

Retry Correct Incorrect Martha Washington was the first First Lady of the United States. Like her husband with the Presidency, she set many of the standards succeeding First Women were expected to follow.
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Along with this President, she set the standard for what life on the White House was supposed to be.

  • George Washington
  • James Madison
  • Martin Van Buren
  • Thomas Jefferson
55%

This President’s wife was the first to die in office.

Retry Correct Incorrect Letitia Tyler suffered a stroke in 1842 and became the first wife of a President to die in office. She only attended one White House function while alive, her daughter Eliza’s wedding.
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This President’s wife was the first to die in office.

  • Millard Fillmore
  • Franklin Pierce
  • John Tyler
  • James Polk
58%

One of her husband’s first acts as President was to drop the atomic bomb.

Retry Correct Incorrect Bess Truman chose to work closely with her husband behind the scenes. She rarely made public appearances and often answered questions posed by the press with, “no comment.”
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One of her husband’s first acts as President was to drop the atomic bomb.

  • Martin Van Buren
  • Harry Truman
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • James Polk
60%

Her husband had a controversial interview with Playboy during his Presidential campaign.

Retry Correct Incorrect Rosalynn Carter was more involved in political affairs than any First Lady before her. At one point Jimmy Carter even acknowledged her as his “full working partner.”
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Her husband had a controversial interview with Playboy during his Presidential campaign.

  • Warren Harding
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Bill Clinton
63%

This President was responsible for making Texas a State.

Retry Correct Incorrect Sarah Polk was described by James Polk’s biographer as, “secretary, political counselor, nurse and emotional resource.” She also installed gas lighting in the White House.
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This President was responsible for making Texas a State.

  • John Tyler
  • Zachary Taylor
  • Millard Fillmore
  • James Polk
65%

Her husband became President after his predecessor died of gastroenteritis, shocking the nation.

Retry Correct Incorrect Abigail Fillmore often became ill. Preferring to stay private, her daughter usually fulfilled the role of First Lady. Before the end of her term, Abigail urged Congress to pay for a library in the White House.
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Her husband became President after his predecessor died of gastroenteritis, shocking the nation.

  • John Tyler
  • Zachary Taylor
  • James Buchanan
  • Millard Fillmore
68%

Her husband was responsible for the “New Deal.”

Retry Correct Incorrect Eleanor Roosevelt set the gold standard for what a First Lady could be. She was an advocate of women’s rights and held weekly press conferences for female correspondents.
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Her husband was responsible for the “New Deal.”

  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Warren Harding
70%

This President served during the turn of the 19th century.

Retry Correct Incorrect Ida McKinley suffered from seizures and often stood near her husband so he could tend to her without a medic drawing attention. After William was assassinated, her seizures went away.
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This President served during the turn of the 19th century.

  • William McKinley
  • William Howard Taft
  • Benjamin Harrison
  • Woodrow Wilson
73%

Her husband was responsible for increasing tensions between the North and South and pushing the country to the brink of the Civil War.

Retry Correct Incorrect Jane Pierce served as the 14th First Lady of the United States. When her son died before Pierce took office, she believed it was God’s way to keep her husband distraction free.
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Her husband was responsible for increasing tensions between the North and South and pushing the country to the brink of the Civil War.

  • Zachary Taylor
  • Martin Van Buren
  • Franklin Pierce
  • James Buchanan
75%

After her husband died, his reputation was ruined by the Teapot Dome scandal.

Retry Correct Incorrect Florence Harding destroyed several papers that could have documented her involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal. Despite this, most biographers believe she was a “full partner” in the secret leading of federal oil reserves by the government.
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After her husband died, his reputation was ruined by the Teapot Dome scandal.

  • Warren Harding
  • Benjamin Harrison
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • William Howard Taft
78%

Her husband was so hated that one former President started the Progressive Party to keep him from winning a second term.

Retry Correct Incorrect Helen Taft was the mastermind behind her husband’s Presidency. He preferred an appointment in the Supreme Court, but she wanted to live in the White House.
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Her husband was so hated that one former President started the Progressive Party to keep him from winning a second term.

  • Gerald Ford
  • William Howard Taft
  • James Buchanan
  • Chester Arthur
80%

Her husband is credited as the author of the Declaration Of Independence.

Retry Correct Incorrect Martha Jefferson never got to fulfill her duties as First Lady. She died 19 years before Jefferson was elected President. In her place, he often asked Dolley Madison to act as First Lady.
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Her husband is credited as the author of the Declaration Of Independence.

  • John Tyler
  • Geroge Washington
  • Benjamin Rush
  • Thomas Jefferson
83%

Her husband was the first President to be impeached in office.

Retry Correct Incorrect Eliza Johnson spent her time updating the White House using a $30,000 Congressional appropriation. She deferred most of her First Lady duties to Martha Patterson.
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Her husband was the first President to be impeached in office.

  • James Buchanan
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Martin Van Buren
  • Bill Clinton
85%

Her husband re-married while in office after her tragic death.

Retry Correct Incorrect Ellen Wilson became ill and passed away 17 months into her first term. While alive, she fought to improve housing conditions for African Americans, ultimately getting D.C. to pass a minimum housing standards bill.
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Her husband re-married while in office after her tragic death.

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • John Tyler
88%

Her Husband bought Florida from Spain in 1819.

Retry Correct Incorrect Elizabeth Monroe was incredibly disliked as a first lady. She repeatedly claimed she was ill to leave the White House and spend time with her family. She is remembered for choosing the White House’s new furniture in 1817.
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Her Husband bought Florida from Spain in 1819.

  • Andrew Jackson
  • Zachary Taylor
  • James Monroe
  • Martin Van Buren
90%

Her husband established the National Forest Service.

Retry Correct Incorrect Edith Roosevelt held regular meetings with wives of cabinet members. She also hired a social secretary, a job that still exists in the White House today.
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Her husband established the National Forest Service.

  • John Tyler
  • Andrew Garfield
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Grover Cleveland
93%

Her husband was known as “Old Rough and Ready” during his time as a General in the army.

Retry Correct Incorrect Margaret Taylor avoided public appearances at all costs. Because of this, rumors swirled that she was an unsophisticated frontier woman who smoked a pipe.
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Her husband was known as “Old Rough and Ready” during his time as a General in the army.

  • George Washington
  • Martin Van Buren
  • John Tyler
  • Zachary Taylor
95%

Her husband is an avid golfer in his spare time.

Retry Correct Incorrect Melania Trump has taken a harsh stand on bullying since becoming First Lady. In 2018, she founded Be Best, a campaign focused on bringing attention to cyberbullying.
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Her husband is an avid golfer in his spare time.

  • Barack Obama
  • Donald Trump
  • George W. Bush
  • Bill Clinton
98%

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