Election Day Trivia Quiz – How many do you know?
1. Who was the first President to have his photograph taken?
2. Who are the only 2 women to have won the nomination of a major party in a US presidential election?
3. Under the current US system it is possible for a candidate to lose the popular vote and still be elected president by the Electoral College. Has this ever happened?
4. Barack Obama is our 44th president, but there actually have only been 43 presidents. Why?
5. What 8 Presidents never attended college?
6. What college has the most Presidents as alumni (seven in total)?
7. The term "First Lady" was used first to describe whom?
8. Who is the only President never to marry?
9. Who was the only divorced President?
10. Who were the 4 Presidents assassinated in office?
11. Which President received the highest number of popular votes and the highest number of electoral votes of any US Presidential election?
12. Which 2 Presidents are tied for carrying the highest number of States (49)in an electoral vote?
1. James Polk
2. Geraldine Ferraro was the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1984, and Sarah Palin was the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee.
3. This has happened four times. John Quincy Adams in 1824, Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876, Benjamin Harrison in 1888 and George W. Bush in 2000.
4. Cleveland was elected for two nonconsecutive terms and is counted twice, as our 22nd and 24th president.
5. Washington, Jackson, Van Buren, Taylor, Fillmore, Lincoln, A. Johnson, and Cleveland.
6. Harvard: J. Adams, J. Q. Adams, T. Roosevelt, F. Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes, J. F. Kennedy, and George W. Bush.
7. It was first used in 1849 when President Zachary Taylor called Dolley Madison "First Lady" at her state funeral.
8. James Buchanan
10. Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy
11. Ronald Reagan, 1984
12. Richard Nixon (in 1972) and Ronald Reagan (in 1984) are tied for carrying the highest number of states in an electoral vote at 49. Nixon failed to carry Massachusetts, and Reagan failed to carry Minnesota.