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1. Two of our presidents are buried in Quincy, MA. What is their connection to each other?
2. Ulysses Grant was born in Ohio, went to West Point, moved to Illinois, traveled extensively during the America Civil War, lived in Washington, D.C. as president, and took a world tour after leaving office. He is entombed in the largest mausoleum in North America. Where in the world is it?
3. Millard Fillmore is buried in the same city that a later president was assassinated in. Where would that be?
4. In my first quiz in this series we learned that Andrew Jackson and James Polk were both buried in the same state capital city. One other president (also from this state) was buried in the same state. Who?
5. Franklin Pierce is buried in a city in New Hampshire that shares its name with another city in a different state that played an important role in the American Revolution. Which city would that be?
6. Grover Cleveland spent most of his life and political career in the state of New York, including serving as governor of that state. Yet he is buried where you might expect that Woodrow Wilson would have been buried, but wasn't. Where would that be?
7. The only president from Iowa is buried there in West Branch. Who is it?
8. The second president to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, VA overshadows the first to be buried there by popular memory, not necessarily by accomplishment. He was also elected to the presidency directly from the Senate. Who is he?
9. Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt were distantly related. They were both from New York. Both served as governor of New York. They both are buried in New York. Where?
10. Abraham Lincoln is buried in Springfield, IL. That is well known and there is no need to try to get tricky with a question about that. However, in 1901, his son, Robert Todd Lincoln, had the body exhumed and re-interred under several feet of concrete. Why?
Source: Author Elder1954
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