Quiz created: 010610

Presidential Quiz (3)

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1. Which President was confined to a wheelchair because of polio?
Abraham Lincoln 
James Polk 
Theodore Roosevelt 
Herbert Hoover 
Franklin Roosevelt 
No Answer
2. An enthusiastic hunter, Theodore Roosevelt once was nevertheless moved to spare the life of a bear cub. When this news hit the press, the result was a new bit of popular culture, namely
the bear rug 
the bear hug 
Smoky the Bear 
the story of Goldilocks 
Teddy bears 
the adoption of the bear as the symbol of California 
the movement to prohibit the use of bear fur in clothing 
No Answer
3. Which of the following Presidents are father-son pairs?
Andrew Johnson - Lyndon B. Johnson 
George H. W. Bush - George W. Bush 
Theodore Roosevelt - Franklin D. Roosevelt 
John Adams - John Q. Adams 
John Tyler - Zachary Taylor 
4. When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865,
he had just completed the first month of his second term in office 
the Civil War was still raging 
he had actually been president for only a little over a year 
the Southern states immediately seceded to form the Confederate States of America 
the Republican Party was founded at his funeral to preserve his memory 
No Answer
5. An artist made very famous plaster casts of the President's hands two days after he won the nomination. The casts show that his right hand was larger than the left one, swollen after having shaken so many people's hands. The President was
Washington  Jefferson  Lincoln  Jackson  Reagan  Clinton  No Answer
6. Although the American constitution forbids a President to serve for more than two terms, this was not always the case. In fact, the rule was enacted after one President died two months after being sworn into his fourth term in office. That President was
Washington  Jackson  Adams  Roosevelt  Wilson  No Answer
7. The only President to serve two non-consecutive terms is, for that reason, officially considered to be both the 22nd and the 24th President. This was
Kennedy  Coolidge  Carter  Cleveland  Taft  No Answer
8. The Declaration of Independence was composed on a writing desk designed by a man who later became President. This was
9. The District of Columbia was created as a location for the American capital so that the city would not be within the territory of any single state. The earliest President to be sworn into office in the District was
10. Which of the following Presidents served in the XXth century?
Harding  Harrison  Hoover  Hayes  
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This consummately cool, pedagogically compelling, self-correcting,
multiple-choice quiz was produced automatically from
a simple text file of questions using D.K. Jordan's
dubiously original, but publicly accessible
Think Again Quiz Maker
of April 28, 2001.