Uncategorized Presidents Day Quiz Share Tweet Share Share Email Comments How well do you know our presidents? Take the New England Historical Society Presidents Day quiz to find out! Welcome to your President's Day Quiz 1. Franklin Pierce was a close friend of one of New England’s leading authors. He was the first to discover the author’s body while on a hiking trip. Who was the author? Herman Melville Nathaniel Hawthorne Henry Wadsworth Longfellow John Greenleaf Whittier Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.2. In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams made a diplomatic mission to England. While there, they took something as a souvenir while sightseeing. Adams said it was the custom. What did they take? A tiny chip from one of William Shakespeare’s chairs A piece of stone from the Tower of London A sprig of ivy from the grave of Isaac Newton A clump of earth from the field where the Battle of Hastings was fought 3. Grace Coolidge famously burst out laughing when she first laid eyes on Calvin. What was he doing? Doing the hokey-pokey at his cousin’s birthday party Wearing a hat while shaving Grimacing when he tasted the minister’s elderberry wine Getting grease on his suit while trying to change a tire on his car4. President Chester A. Arthur was such a clothes horse he was nicknamed ‘Gentleman Boss’ and ‘Elegant Arthur.’ He was said to have owned 80 of what article of clothing? Shirts Gloves Shoes Ties Pants5. President William Howard Taft visited Beverly, Mass., four times in the summer. His first hostess was annoyed by Secret Service demands, nosy tourists and the hubbub surrounding the president. True or false: She told Taft not to come back at all, cut the house up in pieces and floated it to Marblehead to make sure he didn’t return. True False6. Abigail Adams famously advised her husband to ‘remember the ladies.’ John Adams’ response was: I cannot but laugh That would be the best of all possible worlds How it is possible that Woman should be governed as they have been is to me an inscrutable Mystery By The Law of Nature, all Men are Men and Women are Women, And this is the most That the Equality of Nature amounts to7. George Washington famously broke up a snowball fight in Harvard Yard in 1775. What was the fight about? South Latin School students taunted Carter’s School students for bad penmanship The Marblehead regiment made fun of the ruffled outfits worn by the Virginian riflemen The Sons of Liberty called the Daughters of Liberty ‘bawdy baskets’ The outcome of the first Harvard-Yale game8. In 1788, 20-year-old John Quincy Adams was studying law with Theophilus Parsons in Newburyport when he went to a New Year’s Day party. Something happened that disgusted him. What was it? Someone passed wind and didn’t excuse himself The partygoers refused his suggestion that they speak in Latin The men tried to take off the cook’s dress The footmen wore an unbecoming-colored livery The partygoers played a kissing game9. President Ulysses S. Grant visited this famous Rhode Islander and a sibling when they were at boarding school in New York. Who did he visit? William K. Vanderbilt T.F. Green Helen Metcalf Nathaniel Herreshoff Katharine Gibbs10. John F. Kennedy redesigned this symbol of the presidency. What was it? The presidential yacht Honey Fitz The presidential stationery The White House Air Force One The presidential seal Related Items:George Washington, John Adams, presidents, franklin pierce, Beverly Mass., John F. Kennedy, John Quincy Adams, Calvin Coolidge, newburyport mass., Marblehead Mass., quiz Share Tweet Share Share Email Recommended for you How John Adams Became A “Church going Animal” Six Beautiful Buildings Designed by Asher Benjamin The Bombshell That Tested 2 Friends: Henry Knox and Alexander Hamilton Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.