Think you know your American presidents? Now that you’ve read up on the two commanders-in-chief whose birthdays—and presidencies—we’re celebrating, test your knowledge with our Presidents Day Brain Quest Challenge! Then tell us how you did in the comments.
- Who was the only President born on the Fourth of July: Calvin Coolidge or George Washington?
- In 1801, which President was welcomed to the White House with a 1,235-pound piece of cheese?
- Who was the youngest candidate ever to win a presidential election?
- Who is pictured on the $50 bill? (Hint: He graduated from West Point in 1843.)
- Which President appointed the first female cabinet member: Franklin D. Roosevelt or Rutherford B. Hayes?
- Does the Vice President live in the White House with the President?
- Have more U.S. Presidents been named William or George?
- Who was president of Columbia University before he became President of the United States?
- Calvin Coolidge, in 1872. (And both John Adams and and Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826.)
- Thomas Jefferson. It was inscribed, “The greatest cheese in America for the greatest man in America.”
- John F. Kennedy. He was 43 years old when he was elected.
- Ulysses S. Grant (Genius Points!)
- Franklin D. Roosevelt. He appointed Frances Perkins as his secretary of labor.
- No, the Vice President and his family live in separate quarters.
- William. There have been four Presidents named William and three named George.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (Genius Points!)
Thanks for playing, and happy Presidents Day!
—Avery, who is thankful for the 19th Amendment.