## Thursday, January 22, 2009

### Presidential Trivia Quiz !

Below is a Presidential Trivia Quiz. Some of the questions are obscure, so it might be more fun to just wait until Monday when I post the answers and then read the questions and answers together.

For those of you who like a challenge, you can take the quiz. There are several ways to do that (1) Take it without looking anything up on the web, or (2) Take it using the web and see how long it takes to finish it or (3) Use the web and score yourself on some combination of how many you get right and how long it took. Its 150 points so perhaps (SCORE) times (1/(NUM OF MINUTES)).

GRADING CRITERIA: Below there are 19 questions totaling 150 points. On the 5 points questions there is no partial credit. All of the 10 point questions ask for a list. If any one item on your answer is wrong then you get 0 points (so DO NOT GUESS!). If you get over half of the items, but not all of them then you get 5 points. If you get all of the items then, of course, you get 10 points.

POLITE REQUEST: Do not post any answers to these questions in the comments.

PERSONAL TRIVIA: This is the post I have spend the most time preparing by far!

1. (5 points) How many different people have or are been president?

2. (5 points) How many different people have been vice president?

3. (10 points) List all of the presidents that have died in office.

4. (10 points) List all of the presidents who have resigned.

5. (10 points) List all of the vice presidents that have died in office.

6. (10 points) List all of the vice presidents that have resigned.

7. (10 points) List all of the vice presidents that went on to be presidents.

8. (10 points) What is the max number of ex-presidents alive at the same time? List the times this has happened. Your answer should be a list of statements of the following form: Shortly after X took office there were Y ex-presidents: Z(1), Z(2), ... , Z(Y).

9. (10 points) What is the min number of ex-presidents alive at the same time? List all the times this has happened. Your answer should be a list of statements that (roughly) say During X's term there was a time when there were no living ex-presidents.

10. (10 points) List all of the presidents who got a patent.

11. (5 points) What is the most common first name for a president? List all of the presidents that had that name.

12. (10 points) List all of the presidents who lived at least 90 years (as of Jan 1, 2009).

13. (5 points) Who is the only deceased president who was not buried with honors? Why?

14. (10 points) List all of the presidents who later served in Congress or on the Supreme Court.

15. (10 points) List all of the presidents that ran again four or more years after leaving office.

16. (5 points) Name a fictional street gang named after a president.

17. (5 points) Who was the first president elected after women could vote?

18. (5 points) Who is the only person who was named after a president, and was played in a movie by an actor who later became president?

19. (5 points) In what movie did a main character get John Quincy Adams' vice president wrong?

#### 1 comment:

1. two more fun ones I've heard from a friend:

1) Who served the most time as President and Vice President combined?

2) Who was the last person before Bush Sr. who was _elected_ President while holding the office of VP.