Here’s some more Expat Living trivia for you! This month, what else but a quiz about US Presidents? Hopefully, you won’t need as much time as a Pennsylvanian vote counter to answer these 20 questions about American leaders…
#1 What five-letter acronym is often used to refer to the President, and what does it stand for?
#2 Which President “didn’t inhale”?
#3 What was Donald Trump’s catchphrase in his TV show The Apprentice?
#4 Was Richard Nixon impeached?
#5 In which US state was Barack Obama born?
#6 (Warning: Tough question!) What is a “hanging chad”?
#7 Arrange these Presidents in the order in which they served: Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, Jimmy Carter.
#8 What does the “S” stand for in Harry S. Truman?
#9 Who was the last President to die while in office?
#10 What was the first name of the “first ladies” of the following Presidents: Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George W Bush?
#11 Which of these is not a feature of the White House: Oval Office, Rose Garden, Hall of Honour, West Wing?
#12 What is the three-word name for any official aircraft that is carrying the President?
#13 Name any one of the four Presidents featured in the huge sculpture on Mt Rushmore in South Dakota.
#14 How many films did Ronald Reagan act in: 6, 21 or 53?
#15 Abraham Lincoln had Fido; Richard Nixon had Checkers; and Barack Obama had Sunny and Bo; what’s the name of Donald Trump’s pet?
#16 Which President’s face is on the US half dollar or 50-cent piece?
#17 Who has more Twitter followers, Barack Obama or Justin Bieber?
#18 Irvine, Coolidge, Monroe and Arthur are all surnames of former US Presidents, except for which one?
#19 In which of the following films did Donald Trump not make a cameo appearance: Home Alone 2 (1992), Zoolander (2001), Casino Royale (2006), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
#20 In which US city would you find “The Grassy Knoll”?
Who am I?
(If you can answer correctly on the first clue, you get 10 points, but you lose a point for each additional clue you require after that.)
I was born in Illinois in 1947. (10)
Between them, my parents were of English, Welsh, Dutch, French Canadian and Scottish descent. (9)
I reportedly tried to join the US Marines but was rejected. (8)
My first taste of politics was as president of a Young Republicans group. (7)
I have a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album. (6)
I went to Yale Law School. (5)
I once ran (unsuccessfully) for President of the United States. (4)
My first name is also the surname of a famous mountain climber. (3)
I have one daughter, Chelsea. (2)
I am Hillary Rodham who? (1)
All the answers!
#1 POTUS, President of the United States
#2 Bill Clinton
#3 “You’re fired!”
#4 No, he resigned
#6 It’s the material left on a punch card from an incompletely punched hole. Hanging chads left behind on ballot cards in Florida caused a huge controversy in the 2000 Presidential election.
#7 Carter, Reagan, Bush Senior, Clinton
#8 Nothing; it’s just an initial
#9 John F Kennedy (1963)
#10 Betty, Nancy, Laura
#11 Hall of Honour
#12 Air Force One
#13 George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln
#15 He doesn’t have one
#16 John F Kennedy
#17 Obama has the most followed Twitter account in the world, with 125 million followers; Bieber is second with 113 million (Trump is sixth, with 88 million)
#19 Casino Royale
#20 Dallas, Texas
BONUS: Hillary Rodham Clinton
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