Presidents Fun Facts Quiz

Did you know that one of George Washington's favorite foods was ice cream? Did you know Abraham Lincoln was the tallest president at 6 feet, 4 inches? In celebration of President's Day on Monday, February 16, make your LIFEPAC® and Switched-On Schoolhouse® history curriculum lessons even more exciting.

Print out the matching quiz below and see how many of these fun facts your homeschooler can match to the correct U.S. president. (Note: To print, you may want to highlight the quiz, click "print preview," and choose the option "as selected on screen."

(See answers elsewhere in this edition of the Homeschool View™).

____1. Dwight D. Eisenhower                        A. Held the first White House fireworks display

____2. James Monroe                                     B. First left-handed president

____3. James Buchanan                                 C. Named his airplane "The Sacred Cow"

____4. James A. Garfield                                D. First president to receive a Purple Heart

____5. Herbert C. Hoover                                E. Spoke Chinese to his wife in the White House to

                                                                             prevent eavesdropping

____6. Ulysses S. Grant                                 F. First president to be photographed

____7. Franklin D. Roosevelt                           G. Only president who never married

____8. John Quincy Adams                             H. Helped establish the first U.S. national

                                                                            park — Yellowstone National Park

____9. William McKinley                                   I. First president to use a helicopter from the White House lawn

____10. Benjamin Harrison                              J. Had the first telephone installed in the White House, and

                                                                            Alexander Graham Bell gave him instructions on how to use it

____11. Woodrow Wilson                               K. First president to appear on a postage stamp

____12. John Adams                                       L. Brought his horse, Old Whitey, to the White House and let him

                                                                             eat grass on the White House lawn

____13. Zachary Taylor                                   M. Picture is on the $500 dollar bill

____14. George Washington                           N. Wife was a great granddaughter of Pocahontas

____15. Rutherford B. Hayes                          O. Had the White House wired with electricity, but he was afraid

                                                                            of getting shocked when he touched the switches

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Comments(7 comments)

SANDI C 02/05/2009 06:24:46

Where are the answers?

DIANE C 02/05/2009 06:28:00

yeah where are they??

ZEBBIE N 02/05/2009 06:39:27

Well, this is frustrating........

JOANNA V 02/05/2009 07:06:27

Answers are located in the Character Builders Article. Did you see this sentence? (See answers elsewhere in this edition of the Homeschool View).

ZEBBIE N 02/05/2009 08:20:25

yep - saw that sentence, but looking in the Character Builders articles never occurred to me as answers at the bottom of the quiz would make more sense.. That could have been indicated (See answers in the Character Builders article) Thank you for sharing your find with us.

VALERIE A 02/05/2009 11:25:15

Equipped with quiz and answers...looks like it will be a fun activity for Presidents Day! Thanks!

JODIE H 02/05/2009 17:53:31

The answers are on the Homeschool View - Character Builders Contest Winners page. Hope this helps ---and yes I agree the answers should be at the bottom of the quiz.

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