U.S. President Trivia Questions and Answers

Free fun presidential and historical trivia questions and the answers

 

U.S. President Trivia Questions and Answers

Q: What date saw FDR sign the U.S. declaration of war against Japan?
A: December 8, 1941.

Q: Who was the first U.S. president to adopt the informal version of his first name?
A: Jimmy Carter.

Q: Who was the first president to appear on a U.S. coin?
A: Abraham Lincoln.

Q: Who said: "I'm the president of the United States, and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli"?
A: George Bush.

Q: Who told Jimmy Carter in a debate: "There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe"?
A: Gerald Ford.

Q: How many U.S. presidents played a role in Vietnam's civil war?
A: Five.

 

Q: Who did Abraham Lincoln promote to major general of volunteers after he captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson?
A: Ulysses S. Grant.

Q: What future U.S. president received the last rites of the Catholic Church after an infection following spinal surgery in 1954?
A:  John F. Kennedy.

Q: What did Ronald Reagan disclose he was suffering from, in 1994?
A:  Alzheimer's disease.

Q: What former U.S. president showed up on dollar coins in 1971?
A: Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Q:  What U.S. president's State of the Union address lasted a record 81 minutes?
A:  Bill Clinton's.

Q:  What president was shot at while walking to California Governor Jerry Brown's office?
A: Gerald Ford. 

 

Q: What U.S. vice president was once wanted for murder in New Jersey?
A: Aaron Burr. 

Q: What inscription on U.S. coins did Theodore Roosevelt try in vain to have removed?
A:  In God We Trust.

Q: What document did President Andrew Johnson want a copy of placed under his head upon his burial?
A:  The U.S. Constitution.

Q: Who was the first president to utter "We shall overcome" before a joint session of Congress?
A: Lyndon B. Johnson.

Q:  What war saw James Madison become the first U.S. president to command a military unit during his term in office?
A: The war of 1812.

Q: What name did romantic George Bush paint on his bomber during World War II?
A: Barbara.

 

Q: Who was the first U.S. vice president named acting president while his boss was under the knife?
A: George Bush.

Q: What portly U.S. president was the first to be a golf nut?
A: William Howard Taft

Q: What U.S. president had the shortest life?
A: John F. Kennedy. 

Q:  What future president was the only U.S. senator from a Confederate state to remain in Congress after secession?
A:  Andrew Johnson.

Q:  What 1970s president openly discussed his battle with hemorrhoids?
A: Jimmy Carter. 

Q: What three words did George Bush say before "no new taxes" in 1988?
A: "Read my lips".

Q: What former president was on an "African hunting trip when his enemy J.P. Morgan quipped: "Let every lion do his duty"?
A:  Theodore Roosevelt.

Q: What U.S. president was born William Jefferson Blythe IV?
A: Bill Clinton.