Britannica Presents Presidents' Day Quiz
CHICAGO, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. today released the following quiz for the enjoyment of students, teachers, journalists and anyone marking Presidents' Day 2005. 1. Which president was known as the Great Emancipator? a. Abraham Lincoln b. George W. Bush c. Harry S. Truman d. George Washington Answer: (a.) 2. Which two presidents died on the same day? Answer: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. In one of the greatest coincidences in American history, the second and third presidents both died on July 4, 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. 3. What cabinet member served two presidents who died in office? Answer: Thomas Ewing, whose presence on a chief executive's staff may have been bad luck. Ewing served in the cabinets of William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, and Millard Fillmore. Harrison and Taylor died early in their terms. 4. Which president was called "His Fraudulency"? a. Grover Cleveland b. John Adams c. Bill Clinton d. Rutherford B. Hayes Answer: (d.) The 1876 presidential election was highly controversial. Through Samuel Tilden won the popular vote, the Hayes campaign contested electoral-vote returns in three states, and a special Electoral Commission awarded the election to Hayes. Outraged Democrats, unhappy with the result, gave Hayes his pejorative moniker. 5. Who served as president twice? a. Thomas Jefferson b. George Bush c. Grover Cleveland d. John Quincy Adams Answer: (c.) Cleveland was both the 22nd and 24th president, serving two non-consecutive terms: 1885-89 and 1893-97. 6. Who was America's only bachelor president? Answer: James Buchanan, the 15th president, was the only one who never married. 7. In 1998, Bill Clinton became the second president to be impeached. Who was the first? a. Warren G. Harding b. Richard M. Nixon c. Andrew Johnson d. Aaron Burr Answer: (c.) In 1868 Andrew Johnson was charged with attempting to remove, without legal consent of the Senate, the secretary of war, Edwin M. Stanton; with inducing a general of the army to violate an act of Congress; and with contempt of Congress. Johnson was acquitted. Headquartered in Chicago, Encyclopaedia Britannica has been a leader in educational and reference publishing since 1768.
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