Which President Was That?

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you’re having a fun and affectionate V-Day with your loved ones.  But let’s not forget what Monday brings…Presidents’ Day!

Show a little love to the Presidents of years past with this test of your trivia: How much do you love your presidents? (Answers are at the bottom.)

  1. What does the federal holiday recognized on the third Monday of February celebrate?
  2. What food is often associated with George Washington’s birthday?
  3. Who was the first president to appear on television?
  4. On what day of the year did both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson die?
  5. President Teddy Roosevelt was blind in which eye?
  6. What does the “S.” stand for in Harry S. Truman?
  7. Which president died just 32 days into his term?
  8. Who was the first president to be born as a citizen of the U.S.?
  9. Who was the only president to speak English as a second language?
  10. Which president was shot in the chest during a gun dual, but managed to stay standing and shoot and kill his opponent?

Now that you’ve tested your presidential trivia in honor of Presidents’ Day, join us for the real celebration on Monday by bowling at JB’s on 41! Join in our “Play All Day” package—with any 2 hour session, you’ll receive a $10.00 game card for only $5.00.  It’s a deal our forefathers would be proud of.

So, how’d you do? Check your answers below:

  1. George Washington’s Birthday (The federal holiday is not officially Presidents’ Day)
  2. Cherries.
  3. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to appear on television during a 1939 broadcast from the World's Fair.
  4. July 4th. (1826)
  5. Left eye, due to an injury in a boxing match
  6. Nothing. Gotcha!
  7. William Henry Harrison. He died from a cold he got while standing the rain giving his inauguration speech.
  8. Martin Van Buren. Martin Van Buren was the first president to be born as a citizen of the United States. The presidents before him were born as British subjects.
  9. Martin Van Buren was the only president to speak English as a second language. His first language was Dutch. He sounds like a cool guy, doesn’t he?
  10. Andrew Jackson. The bullet could not be safely removed and remained in his chest for the next 40 years.