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12 Presidential Deaths quizzes and 130 Presidential Deaths trivia questions.
  US Presidential Deaths    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I'll give you the cause of death and you match up the US president who succumbed to it.
Tough, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Jul 15 23
pennie1478 gold member
Jul 15 23
261 plays
  R.I.P. Mr President   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some were heroes, forever embeded in their country's history, others were not so loved. This gloomy quiz is about the deaths of some Presidents of the United States.
Average, 10 Qns, elbereth_03, Oct 10 19
Oct 10 19
2483 plays
  The Curse of Tecumseh   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"[He] will die I tell you, and after him, every Great Chief [President] chosen every 20 years thereafter will die. And when each one dies, let everyone remember the death of my people." The Curse of Tecumseh, urban legend, or truth?
Easier, 10 Qns, arsenalvcc, Aug 30 22
Aug 30 22
1730 plays
  Being President is a Dangerous Job   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Up to the 2021 inauguration, 45 men have served as President of the United States, with eight dying in office, meaning there's a better than 1 in 6 chance a presidential term ends in a hearse. Can you answer these questions about those presidents?
Average, 10 Qns, Red_John, Jan 22 22
Jan 22 22
301 plays
  Presidential Final Words   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A quiz on the reported final words spoken by US presidents. I hope this quiz is educational and enjoyable.
Average, 15 Qns, bigwoo, Feb 01 19
bigwoo gold member
Feb 01 19
3659 plays
  Presidential Life Spans   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz I will not give you the years in office but the birth dates and places as well as the date and place of death of US presidents... but which ones? Please answer first name last name or just last name.
Average, 10 Qns, StetsonHat, Feb 14 19
Feb 14 19
704 plays
  Presidential Birth States    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is about which states the presidents were born in. It will start easier and get harder.
Average, 15 Qns, napierslogs, Feb 05 21
Feb 05 21
872 plays
  Presidential Birthplaces   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This could be tricky. I am looking for where the presidents were born, not which state they called home.
Average, 10 Qns, sharlou, May 10 11
3339 plays
  Lifespans of US Presidents (1)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's an interesting quiz on the oddities of when US presidents were born, lived, and died.
Average, 10 Qns, jmoskow, Jul 03 20
jmoskow gold member
Jul 03 20
1557 plays
  Lifespans of US Presidents (2)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's another interesting quiz on the oddities of when US presidents were born, lived, and died.
Average, 10 Qns, jmoskow, Feb 14 09
jmoskow gold member
896 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who was the first serving US president born in the twentieth century?

From Quiz "Lifespans of US Presidents (1)"

  Presidential Final Resting Places    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know where all the bodies are buried?
Tough, 10 Qns, Tohemp, Oct 09 13
436 plays
  Presidential Deaths Part Two    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my second quiz...have fun...
Difficult, 10 Qns, Tor, Jan 02 23
Jan 02 23
1328 plays
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Presidential Deaths Trivia Questions

1. William Henry Harrison holds the record for the shortest term of office of any president, but for how long did he hold the presidency before he died?

From Quiz
Being President is a Dangerous Job

Answer: Four weeks

On March 24 1841, three weeks after his inauguration, which took place on March 4, President William Henry Harrison went on his daily walk to a number of local markets. Just as at his inauguration, which was a cold and wet day, Harrison went on his walk without a coat or hat. Although caught out in a sudden rainstorm, the president did not change his clothes on his return to the White House. Two days later, Harrison began complaining of cold-like symptoms and sent for his doctor. Although the president said he felt better after taking some medication, the doctor, Thomas Miller, returned the following day to find Harrison in bed with a "severe chill". The doctor applied mustard plaster and prescribed a mild laxative. However, early on March 28, Harrison developed severe pain, and the Miller initiated bloodletting, applied heated cups to improve blood-flow, and induced vomiting, eventually diagnosing pneumonia. Despite the efforts of a team of physicians, Harrison became steadily weaker, developing severe diarrhoea and becoming delirious in the evening of April 3, and died at around 12.30am on April 4, four weeks after his inauguration. Although there was a long-standing belief that the conditions at his inauguration contributed to his death, an analysis of Miller's notes done in 2014 showed that the White House's water supply was downstream of public sewage, and that Harrison most likely died as a result of typhoid.

2. Which president was born at Omaha Nebraska on July 14, 1913 and died December 26, 2006 at Rancho Mirage, California?

From Quiz Presidential Life Spans

Answer: Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford is the only president who was never elected to that office or to the office of vice president. He was appointed in 1973 by Richard Nixon after the resignation of Spiro Agnew and succeeded Nixon when he resigned in 1974.

3. One of the most well-known presidents of the 20th century, John F. Kennedy was an inspiration to the people of America and his death came as a great shock to an already fragile nation in the Vietnam War era. How did he die?

From Quiz R.I.P. Mr President

Answer: A bullet wound to the head

President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on Friday November 22 1963. His assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested in a theatre 80 minutes later, but himself was assassinated two days later by Jack Ruby. In 1979 the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded that Kennedy's assassination was likely part of a conspiracy.

4. As of 2010, who was the only U.S. President to have been born in Arkansas?

From Quiz Presidential Birth States

Answer: Bill Clinton

Clinton was born August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas.

5. Who was the first president born as a citizen of the United States of America?

From Quiz Lifespans of US Presidents (1)

Answer: Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren was the 8th president of the USA, and the first born after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He was born on December 15, 1782 or 6 years after the USA became a nation. The first seven presidents were of course citizens, but were born in the colonies under British rule.

6. This US president was elected to the Confederate Congress in 1861. He died in Richmond, Virginia waiting to begin his term. Moments before he died he uttered, "Perhaps it is best." Who is he?

From Quiz Presidential Final Words

Answer: John Tyler

Tyler's coffin was draped with a Confederate flag. His body lay in state at the Confederate Congress in Richmond. Because of his loyalty to the Confederacy, Tyler's death was ignored by the US Government.

7. Which First Lady refused to allow a mortician to embalm her husband's body nor did she allow a death mask to be taken?

From Quiz Presidential Deaths Part Two

Answer: Margaret 'Peggy' Mackall Smith Taylor

Mrs. Taylor never recovered from her husband's sudden death. She died two years after him in August, 1852 at Pascagoula, Mississippi.

8. Who was the first president to be born under the United States flag?

From Quiz Presidential Birthplaces

Answer: Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren was born in 1782. The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.

9. Zachary Taylor is believed to have died as a result of severe gastroenteritis, having eaten contaminated food during which holiday?

From Quiz Being President is a Dangerous Job

Answer: Independence Day

On July 4 1850, at an Independence Day intended to help raise funds for the construction of the Washington Monument, President Zachary Taylor reportedly consumed a significant amount of both raw fruit (cherries) and iced milk. Over the course of the next few days, the president became extremely ill with an unknown digestive complaint, which was diagnosed by his doctor as "cholera morbus", a catch-all term used in the mid-nineteenth century to describe diverse intestinal conditions such as diarrhoea and dysentery. Taylor subsequently developed a fever, and died at about 10.30pm on July 9, six days after Independence Day. In later years, rumours persisted that Taylor had in fact been assassinated by the administration of poison. In the 1980s, his body was exhumed and samples taken for analysis, which concluded that there was no evidence of poisoning, and instead Taylor had most likely died due to acute gastroenteritis as a result of his food or drink being contaminated by Washington's open sewers.

10. Name the president that was born on December 29, 1856 at Staunton, Virginia. He passed away on February 3, 1924 at Washington, DC.

From Quiz Presidential Life Spans

Answer: Woodrow Wilson

Wilson served as president from 1913 to 1921 and led the United States through World War I. Wilson advanced the cause of the League of Nations after the war but the United States did not join that organization.

11. Republican Ulysses Grant was elected the 18th president in 1869 after serving as general-in-chief of the Union armies during the Civil War under President Lincoln. He remains, up to date, the only president to die from what?

From Quiz R.I.P. Mr President

Answer: Cancer

President Grant died from throat cancer on July 23 1885. Shortly before his death, he had just finished writing his memoire, detailing his life as general-in-chief during the Civil War. It was published by Mark Twain and became a best-seller. It was also the second presidential autobiography, the first being that of president James Buchanan.

12. Up until the end of the twentieth century, who was the only U.S. president born in California?

From Quiz Presidential Birth States

Answer: Richard Nixon

Nixon was born on January 9th 1913 in Yorba Linda, California and married Thelma Ryan ("Pat") Nixon.

13. Who issued "The Curse of Tecumseh"?

From Quiz The Curse of Tecumseh

Answer: Tenskwatawa (The Prophet)

While Tecumseh was the leader of the confederation, his younger brother Tenskwatawa, a religious leader, was the solidifying element in the group. Following the battle of Tippecanoe, "The Prophet" uttered the fateful curse, which paraphrased says that every President elected in a year ending in 0 would die in office.

14. Four former presidents were alive at the time of George W Bush's second inauguration. Which living president at the time did not attend Bush's inauguration ceremony in Washington?

From Quiz Lifespans of US Presidents (1)

Answer: Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford was 91 at the time of the inauguration and limited his travel. Carter, Bush Snr and Clinton attended the inauguration.

15. This president's last words were, "Thomas Jefferson still survives." He and Jefferson were bitter political enemies in their earlier years. Who is this president?

From Quiz Presidential Final Words

Answer: John Adams

Adams didn't know it but Jefferson had died a few hours earlier. Adams died at age 90. He was America's longest-lived president until being surpassed by Ronald Reagan (93) and George H W Bush (94).

16. What President died addicted to cocaine?

From Quiz Presidential Deaths Part Two

Answer: Hiram Ulysses Grant

Grant's throat was swabbed with a cocaine solution to ease the pain caused by tongue and throat cancer.

17. Up to and including the 44th President (Barack Obama), which US state could claim to be the birthplace of the most presidents?

From Quiz Presidential Birthplaces

Answer: Virginia

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson were all born in Virginia - eight in total. Ohio comes second, with seven - Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft, and Warren G. Harding. Ohio sometimes claims Harrison as one of their presidents, since he later settled there, but he was clearly born in Virginia.

18. Abraham Lincoln was famously attending a performance of the play "Our American Cousin" when he received a fatal gunshot wound, but who had he originally invited to the performance as his guest?

From Quiz Being President is a Dangerous Job

Answer: Ulysses S. Grant

On April 14 1865, five days after he had received the surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, effectively ending the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia were invited by President Lincoln to attend a performance of the comedy "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre in Washington DC. News of the attendees reached actor and Confederate sympathiser John Wilkes Booth, who had privately made a number of threats to the life of the president, and who resolved to use his knowledge of the theater and the play to assassinate both Lincoln and Grant that night. However, Grant and his wife had actually declined to attend, instead leaving for a trip to Philadelphia. Lincoln and his wife were instead accompanied by their friends Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris. Booth's plan was to use the laughter at the play's funniest line to mask the sound of the gunshot. He was able to gain entry to Lincoln's unguarded box and, at the delivery of the line, shot Lincoln behind his left ear, before using his dagger, with which he originally intended to attack General Grant, to stab Rathbone in the arm. The wound inflicted on the president caused an immediate coma, and Lincoln eventually died at 7.20am the following morning.

19. The 9th president of the United States was William Harrison. He holds the record as the shortest serving president, serving for only 30 days in 1841 before his death. What is the most generally-accepted cause of his death?

From Quiz R.I.P. Mr President

Answer: Pneumonia

President Harrison's pneumonia was at the time believed to have been induced by his long inaugural address, which was the longest in history at 8445 words and took two hours to deliver on a extremely cold and windy day. However, the modern medical view is that he actually died of "septic shock due to enteric fever", which may not have been caused by being out in the cold at all. Coincidentally, his grandson, President Benjamin Harrison, was also sworn in on a rainy day, gave the second longest inaugural address in history, and also died of pneumonia (though not until 1901, well after his term of office had ended).

20. What state was Ronald Reagan born in?

From Quiz Presidential Birth States

Answer: Illinois

Born February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois. After school he was a Radio Sports Announcer, then took a Hollywood screen test and appeared in 53 films.

21. Which hero of Tippecanoe was the first President to fall to "The Curse?"

From Quiz The Curse of Tecumseh

Answer: William Henry Harrison

Harrison was Tecumseh's main adversary in the battle for the Indian lands. He was elected president in 1840, but during his inauguration speech he contracted a cold after standing in the bitterly cold rain for an hour and forty minutes. His cold quickly turned to pneumonia, and he died on 4 April 1841.

22. How old was John F. Kennedy when assassinated in 1963?

From Quiz Lifespans of US Presidents (2)

Answer: 46

JFK was born on May 29, 1917 and assassinated at the age of 46 on November 22, 1963. He was the youngest elected president at the time of his election in 1960. He was also the youngest deceased president as of 1963.

23. How many ex-presidents were alive when GW Bush was first inaugurated in 2001? (It happened before in 1861, and it happened again in 1993.)

From Quiz Lifespans of US Presidents (1)

Answer: 5

Ford, Carter, Reagan, GHW Bush, and Clinton were alive at the same time from GWB's first inauguration in 2001 until Ronald Reagan's death in 2004. Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and GHW Bush were all alive from Clinton's inauguration in 1993 until Nixon's death in 1994. Van Buren, Tyler, Pierce, Fillmore, and Buchanan were alive at the same time from Lincoln's inauguration in 1861 until Tyler's death in 1862.

24. This president survived an assassination attempt, an African Safari, and a war. His last words were, "James will you put out the light?" Who is he?

From Quiz Presidential Final Words

Answer: Theodore Roosevelt

His last words were spoken to James Amos, TR's former White House valet. Amos came by to visit his former employer. He became alarmed at the former president's weakened condition and stayed with him until his death.

25. What president died with a {$5} Confederate bill in his pocket?

From Quiz Presidential Deaths Part Two

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

The contents of Lincoln's pockets on the night of his assassination remained under seal until February 12, 1976. Among the items were a {$5} Confederate bill.

26. Name the president that was born at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on November 2, 1795 and died in Nashville, Tennessee on June 15 1849.

From Quiz Presidential Life Spans

Answer: James Polk & Polk & James Knox Polk

James Knox Polk, the first "Dark Horse" or compromise candidate to become president campaigned for an aggressive stand for territorial expansion and the annexation of Texas and land in Oregon Country. The Mexican War was fought during his administration resulting in large territorial gains in the West. Honoring his promise to only serve one term he retired to Tennessee after leaving office and died some three months later.

27. What state was George W Bush (Jr) born in?

From Quiz Presidential Birth States

Answer: Connecticut

Although Bush is "from Texas", he was born in New Haven, Connecticut where his father (George H.W. Bush (Sr)) went to Yale.

28. In 1860 a new President was elected. He would become the second victim of "The Curse," on 14 April 1865.

From Quiz The Curse of Tecumseh

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

That night, a southern-sympathizing actor named John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln as he sat in his box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. Lincoln died the next day.

29. Whose last words were "I know I am going where Lucy is"?

From Quiz Presidential Final Words

Answer: Rutherford B Hayes

Lucy Hayes was the first "First Lady" to have a college degree. She was nicknamed "Lemonade Lucy" because she did not serve alcohol in the White House. The Hayes' were happily married. Lucy died in 1889. Rutherford died four years later. He longed to be with his wife.

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