Presidents Day Brain Quest Challenge!

Brain Quest PresidentsThink 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.

  1. Who was the only President born on the Fourth of July: Calvin Coolidge or George Washington?
  2. In 1801, which President was welcomed to the White House with a 1,235-pound piece of cheese?
  3. Who was the youngest candidate ever to win a presidential election?
  4. Who is pictured on the $50 bill? (Hint: He graduated from West Point in 1843.)
  5. Which President appointed the first female cabinet member: Franklin D. Roosevelt or Rutherford B. Hayes?
  6. Does the Vice President live in the White House with the President?
  7. Have more U.S. Presidents been named William or George?
  8. Who was president of Columbia University before he became President of the United States?


  1. Calvin Coolidge, in 1872. (And both John Adams and and Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826.)
  2. Thomas Jefferson. It was inscribed, “The greatest cheese in America for the greatest man in America.”
  3. John F. Kennedy. He was 43 years old when he was elected.
  4. Ulysses S. Grant (Genius Points!)
  5. Franklin D. Roosevelt. He appointed Frances Perkins as his secretary of labor.
  6. No, the Vice President and his family live in separate quarters.
  7. William. There have been four Presidents named William and three named George.
  8. Dwight D. Eisenhower (Genius Points!)


Thanks for playing, and happy Presidents Day!

—Avery, who is thankful for the 19th Amendment.


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