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1.
  Which First Lady?   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you identify these First Ladies of the United States from a few facts about them?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Cath8rine, Mar 20 23
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Mar 20 23
587 plays
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  Do You Know Which First Lady I Am?   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are some facts about the American First Ladies that caught my attention. It is a matching quiz. Try to link each fact to a First Lady.
Average, 10 Qns, masfon, Jan 08 23
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Jan 08 23
561 plays
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  The Loves of the Early American Presidents   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to my fiftieth Quiz. This is on the women who made the hearts of the early American Presidents beat faster - some tragic, some inspiring and some just very human and heartwarming.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, May 03 17
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4.
  The First Wives Club   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A selection of the spouses of U.S. Presidents that were involved in some noteworthy 'firsts' is presented in this quiz. Please match the 'First Wives' to their respective firsts.
Average, 10 Qns, Rizeeve, Jul 08 22
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Jul 08 22
373 plays
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Little Known First Ladies Harriet Lane
  Little Known First Ladies: Harriet Lane   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Harriet Lane (1830-1903) served as first lady to President James Buchanan (1791-1868) during his one term in office. She is one of the few non-wife hostesses to be considered as an official first lady.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Nov 28 22
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Nov 28 22
545 plays
6.
  American First Ladies   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
You may recognize Michelle Robinson and Hillary Rodham as ladies who married men who became U.S. presidents. Try to match some lesser known women to their presidential husband.
Easier, 15 Qns, SixShutouts66, Sep 21 18
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SixShutouts66 gold member
Sep 21 18
651 plays
7.
  First First Ladies   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No, it's not a typing mistake! This is a quiz about some "firsts" accomplished by First Ladies of the United States.
Average, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Oct 31 16
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stephgm67 gold member
516 plays
8.
  First Ladies of the United States Test   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many quizzes about US presidents, but fewer about their wives. I will give you the given birth name of ten First Ladies. Can you match them to their husbands?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, thegiantbrain, Jul 15 23
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Very Easy
thegiantbrain gold member
Jul 15 23
1716 plays
9.
The Short Life and Times of Martha Jefferson
  The (Short) Life and Times of Martha Jefferson    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I adopted this quiz and then was intrigued when I began reading about this woman. Please match the person to the role that he/she played in Martha's short life.
Easier, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Sep 12 22
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stephgm67 gold member
Sep 12 22
168 plays
10.
  10 Question First Ladies of the United States Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals with facts about the wives of the first ten U.S. Presidents.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 24 15
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904 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What was the name of Mrs. James Monroe?

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  First Ladies' Maiden Names   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Match the maiden name to the correct first lady.
Easier, 15 Qns, nyirene330, Jun 09 18
Easier
nyirene330
Jun 09 18
402 plays
12.
  U.S. First Ladies Second Edition   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I found my research for the first quiz on US First Ladies so fascinating that I kept it up and here is the result - 10 new questions. Hope you enjoy going through them - and good luck.
Easier, 10 Qns, Alba66, Nov 30 21
Easier
Alba66
Nov 30 21
785 plays
13.
  American First Ladies: 20 Questions   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz is all about the dynamic women that have become America's First Ladies. I will give you the presidents name and you decide what his wife's name was. Make sure to read the interesting information after each lady.
Average, 20 Qns, MommyPanda, Dec 14 10
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3575 plays
14.
  Behind Every Great Man Is an Even Greater Woman   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten descriptions of ten First Ladies of the United States.
Average, 10 Qns, Katachi, Aug 13 17
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621 plays
15.
  Little Known First Ladies: Edith Wilson    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Edith Wilson was a trailblazing First Lady, like none who came before her. How much do you know about this incredible woman?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Aug 19 20
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Aug 19 20
257 plays
16.
  Hail to the Chief's Wife #9: Lady Bird Johnson   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Before Al Gore championed the environment, Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson was rallying Americans to preserve national parks and conserve public spaces. What else do you know about this woman of "grace and steel"?
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, Dec 03 12
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462 plays
17.
  Little Known First Ladies: Lucretia Garfield    
Multiple Choice
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Although her tenure as First Lady was short lived, Lucretia Garfield was one of the most popular First Ladies of her day. How much do you know about this incredible wife of James Garfield?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jun 05 20
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Jun 05 20
194 plays
18.
  Little Known First Ladies    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A match quiz on some of the lesser known U.S. First Ladies who may have died before their husbands took office, served in a limited capacity or are considered unofficial First Ladies.
Tough, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Feb 27 21
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Feb 27 21
241 plays
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  Presidents' Wives: First Names    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I give you the name of the president - you give me the name of his wife.
Average, 10 Qns, treetop, Feb 06 19
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Feb 06 19
4726 plays
20.
  Little Known First Ladies: Edith Roosevelt   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
While Teddy Roosevelt remains one of America's most well liked presidents, his wife Edith is often ignored. How much do you know about Edith Roosevelt, a groundbreaking First Lady who was never one to remain quiet?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 19 20
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May 19 20
253 plays
21.
  Presidential Love    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Behind every President of the United States there was a First Lady. Many had unique stories and some of them are presented here for your enjoyment.
Average, 10 Qns, ghosttowner, May 22 18
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May 22 18
910 plays
22.
  The First, First Lady    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Martha Washington was the first, first lady...how much do you know about her?
Average, 10 Qns, jj21jj, Mar 02 24
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jj21jj
Mar 02 24
1652 plays
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  Little Known First Ladies: Martha Randolph    
Multiple Choice
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Martha Randolph served as First Lady during the administration of her father, Thomas Jefferson. How much do you know about this First Daughter?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 22 20
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May 22 20
195 plays
24.
  Little Known First Ladies: The Harrisons    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on Caroline, the wife of President Benjamin Harrison, and her daughter Mary McKee who took over the role as first lady when her mother passed away.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jul 03 20
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Jul 03 20
170 plays
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  Little Known First Ladies: Florence Harding    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another quiz on an often ignored first lady. Florence Kling de Wolfe Harding (1860-1924), the wife of the 29th President of the United States, Warren Harding (1865-1923). Her husband often called her "the Duchess" because of her dominant personality.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jan 11 15
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390 plays
26.
  Little Known First Ladies: Jane Pierce   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Jane Means Appleton Pierce (1806-1863) was the wife of the 14th US President Franklin Pierce (1804-1869). She was First Lady from 1853 to 1857.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 13 15
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399 plays
27.
  Little Known First Ladies: Elizabeth Monroe    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is on another first lady who doesn't get much attention: Elizabeth Monroe, (1763-1830) the wife of the fifth president, James Monroe (1758-1831).
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jan 07 15
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355 plays
28.
  US First Ladies    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How many of these First Ladies can you identify? Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, Alba66, Jul 24 11
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622 plays
29.
  Little Known First Ladies: Jackson's Hostesses    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
With the death of his wife Rachel shortly before his inauguration, Andrew Jackson selected his niece and daughter-in-law to be his hostesses at the White House. How much do you know about these women, Emily Donelson and Sarah Yorke?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jun 17 20
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Jun 17 20
198 plays
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  Little Known First Ladies: Ellen Arthur    
Multiple Choice
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Ellen Arthur may not have lived to be First Lady but this wife of President Chester A. Arthur lived an interesting life. How much do you know about her?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jan 28 21
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Jan 28 21
176 plays
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  Little Known First Ladies: Margaret Taylor    
Multiple Choice
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Margaret Taylor might just be one of the least known First Ladies in U.S. History. How much do you know about this short-serving First Lady, the wife of Zachary Taylor.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jul 28 20
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Jul 28 20
199 plays
32.
  Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I hope you enjoy my quiz on the amazing first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt.
Average, 10 Qns, jj21jj, Oct 11 22
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Oct 11 22
809 plays
33.
  First Ladies of the USA    
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Some US First Ladies were activists; others were more retiring. Here are some interesting facts about these women who shared their lives with the men in one of the most powerful offices in the world.
Tough, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Jan 25 17
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Rehaberpro
443 plays
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  Little Known First Ladies: Abigail Fillmore    
Multiple Choice
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Abigail Fillmore was a First Lady like no other. She was the first to have grown up in a state of poverty and the first to have a career while married. How much do you know about this forgotten First Lady?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jul 07 20
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Jul 07 20
192 plays
35.
  Little Known First Ladies: Louisa Adams    
Multiple Choice
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Louisa Adams was a First Lady like no other. How much do you know about the life of John Quincy Adams' wife?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 17 20
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May 17 20
211 plays
36.
  Little Known First Ladies: Eliza Johnson    
Multiple Choice
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Eliza Johnson is one of America's more obscure First Ladies but she led a rather interesting life. How much do you know about this often ignored and misremembered woman?
Tough, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Aug 26 20
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Aug 26 20
227 plays
37.
  Hail to the Chief's Wife #8: Pat Nixon   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Perhaps the most reluctant of recent political wives, Pat Nixon nonetheless will be remembered for conducting herself with dignity during turbulent times. How much do you know about the Irish girl born in Ely, Nevada, Thelma Catherine "Pat" Ryan Nixon?
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, Jun 21 11
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434 plays
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  Hail to the Chief's Wife #7: Betty Ford   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Though she was the First Lady of the US for only a few years, Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Bloomer Ford left a lasting legacy in the areas of de-stigmatizing chemical dependence and cancer. How much do you know about her?
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, Oct 26 18
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brewster76
Oct 26 18
417 plays
39.
  Hail to the Chief's Wife #5: Nancy Reagan   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is #5 in a series on American First Ladies. How much do you remember about the woman who told us to "Just Say No", Anne Frances "Nancy" Robbins Davis Reagan?
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, May 16 17
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530 plays
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  Little Known First Ladies: Ellen Wilson    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about Ellen Wilson, the first wife of President Woodrow Wilson. How much do you know about this complex First Lady?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Aug 22 20
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Aug 22 20
210 plays
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  America's First Ladies   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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A quiz about the women behind the men in the Oval Office.
Average, 10 Qns, kctiger18, Apr 23 23
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Apr 23 23
1301 plays
42.
  Hail to the Chief's Wife #6: Rosalyn Carter   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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This is #6 in a series on American First Ladies. How much do you remember about the steel magnolia named Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter?
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, Nov 24 20
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brewster76
Nov 24 20
479 plays
43.
  Let's Hear It For the Girls!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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First Ladies have made their marks throughout the history of the Presidency. Here are a few of the First Ladies' firsts.
Tough, 10 Qns, sally0malley, Apr 07 14
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591 plays
44.
  Little-Known First Ladies: Lou Henry Hoover   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about the wife of Herbert Hoover? Take this quiz to prove Mrs. Hoover hasn't fallen into obscurity.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Mar 05 13
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402 plays
45.
  Questions About Presidential Wives    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A few random facts about the women who stood behind--and beside--American presidents.
Tough, 10 Qns, stardust587, Jul 21 05
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3157 plays
46.
  Behind Every Great Man. . .    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Behind every great man is a great woman. The women in this quiz are all wives of presidents. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Dec 19 14
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1350 plays
47.
  Abigail Adams: First Lady and Mother   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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I love presidential and first lady trivia. There are not too many questions on Abigail Adams; so I decided to create one.
Tough, 10 Qns, jj21jj, Jun 11 08
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jj21jj
530 plays
48.
  Rachel Jackson: Who was Almost First Lady   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I hope you enjoy my quiz on President Andrew Jackson's wife, Rachel. Rachel's life is an interesting, unusual story.
Tough, 10 Qns, jj21jj, Mar 16 18
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jj21jj
Mar 16 18
343 plays
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  First Ladies of the U.S.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know the First Ladies of the U.S.?
Tough, 10 Qns, nmerr, Jun 10 11
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611 plays
50.
  Full Names of the First Ladies    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
We all know about the First Ladies, so here is a quiz to test your knowledge. So, put your thinking cap on and tell me the full name of these First Ladies.
Average, 25 Qns, marimba_girl, Dec 09 23
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Dec 09 23
1173 plays
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  How Much Do You Know About U.S. First Ladies?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The initial First Lady of the United States was Martha Custis Washington who assumed that post in 1789. This quiz will deal with the various women who have held that position. I hope you enjoy it.
Tough, 10 Qns, paulmallon, Sep 11 12
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449 plays
52.
  Tippecanoe's and Tyler's Two    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
How much do you know about these little-known first ladies? This quiz covers William Henry Harrison's wife, Anna, and John Tyler's two wives, Letitia and Julia.
Average, 15 Qns, Joepetz, Mar 23 13
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422 plays
53.
  Little Known First Ladies: Angelica Van Buren    
Multiple Choice
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President Martin Van Buren was a widower and for the first few months of his term, there was no First Lady. Then came along his daughter-in-law, Angelica Singleton. How much do you know about this unconventional First Lady?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 25 20
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May 25 20
194 plays
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  Little Known First Ladies: Ida McKinley nee Saxton    
Multiple Choice
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How much do you know about Ida Saxton, who became the wife of William McKinley? This quiz covers the life of the 26th First Lady of the United States.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Apr 03 14
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329 plays
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  Little Known First Ladies: Helen Taft    
Multiple Choice
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The next First Lady in my Little Known First Ladies series is Helen Taft, wife of President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 20 14
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345 plays
56.
  Interesting Facts About First Ladies   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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I hope you like this about presidents' wives.
Tough, 25 Qns, daisyduke71, Apr 28 22
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daisyduke71
Apr 28 22
2344 plays
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  First Lady Firsts   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There's a first time for everything. Can you match the U.S. First Lady with one of her firsts?
Tough, 10 Qns, Becher, Nov 03 22
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Becher
Nov 03 22
671 plays
58.
  Mary Todd Lincoln    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Historians study Abraham Lincoln closely, but how much do you know about his wife?
Difficult, 10 Qns, mrsmarylincoln, Apr 09 20
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mrsmarylincoln
Apr 09 20
1204 plays
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  U.S. Presidential Ladies    
Multiple Choice
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These are a few of the Presidents' Ladies, either as their wives in the White House, or as other Ladies who assisted Presidents who were widowers or unmarried.
Tough, 10 Qns, YOMD39, Aug 07 20
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YOMD39
Aug 07 20
1874 plays
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  Hail to the Chief's Wife [2]: Laura Bush    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is #2 (going in reverse order, starting with Michelle Obama) in a series of quizzes on American First Ladies.
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, Jul 07 16
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499 plays
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  President's Wives    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are a lot president quizzes but not many on his better half. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, finlady, Feb 24 24
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Feb 24 24
2488 plays
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  All the Presidents' Women    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the women in the White House. For more information about these powerful historical and political figures, see www.whitehouse.gov, the source of information for this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, venue26, Aug 12 13
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  Little Known First Ladies: Sarah Polk    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sarah Polk was a First Lady like none before her. She was a great influence on President James K. Polk and was his closest confidant. How much do you know about her?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jul 03 20
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Jul 03 20
192 plays
64.
  Little-Known First Ladies: Frances Cleveland    
Multiple Choice
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How much do you know about Mrs. Cleveland - the only woman to be First Lady for two non-consecutive terms?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Aug 05 15
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346 plays
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  American History U.S. Presidents    
Multiple Choice
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Everyone knows the Presidents are easily recognizable. But how easy is it when only his wife's maiden name is given. I will give you the wife's name, you name the President. Good Luck and enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, Jack1331, Sep 30 21
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Jack1331
Sep 30 21
1371 plays
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  US First Ladies    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The First Ladies have influenced the United States more than most realize. They have been the helpmates of the leaders of the nation. Unfortunately, many of them are forgotten. How much do you know about these great women?
Difficult, 10 Qns, Bookworm1776, Jun 21 13
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487 plays
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  Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams was the sixth First Lady of the United States. Her life helped shape American history. How much do you know about her?
Tough, 15 Qns, Bookworm1776, Jul 03 17
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Bookworm1776
232 plays
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  Presidents And Wives    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Odd facts about the presidents of the US and their wives.
Difficult, 10 Qns, morrow, Jul 20 23
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Jul 20 23
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U.S. First Ladies Trivia Questions

1. Nell Arthur was born Ellen Herndon in which U.S. state that is better known for producing many presidents?

From Quiz
Little Known First Ladies: Ellen Arthur

Answer: Virginia

Ellen was born in Culpeper Courthouse, Virginia in 1837. Today the town is simply called Culpeper. Ellen's father William was a naval officer and adventurer who explored part of South America including the Amazon and the Andes. Her mother, with whom Ellen was very close to, was named Kit. Ellen was an only child.

2. Eliza McCardle was born on October 4, 1810 in which Southern state, of which her husband would later be governor?

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: Eliza Johnson

Answer: Tennessee

Very little is known about Eliza's early life. She was born in Telford, Tennessee. Her father was John McCardle, a cobbler who died when Eliza was a little girl. Her mother was Sarah Phillips. It is known the McCardles had very little money and income yet rarely lacked the basic necessities and Eliza was educated in a variety of subjects. Eliza was the first First Lady who was an only child and the first born in poverty.

3. Edith Bolling was born in Virginia on October 15, 1872. She was fond of genealogy and learned that she was a direct descendant of which famous person, also from Virginia?

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: Edith Wilson

Answer: Pocahontas

Edith Bolling was directly descended from Pocahontas and John Rolfe. Their granddaughter Jane married into the Bolling family, a large slave-owning family in Virginia. The Bollings remained a wealthy family until the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. Edith's father, William, was a planter who became a lawyer after the war. By the time Edith was born, much of her family's wealth had vanished. She had ten siblings and her family often lived in one room farm houses with other relatives.

4. Although she spent much of her adult life in the North, Ellen Axson was born in which southern state?

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: Ellen Wilson

Answer: Georgia

Ellen was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1860. Her southern genteel manner was noted by everyone she met and she never really lost it even after decades up north. Growing up, she had the typical Southern charm and interests. She was well-educated and loved the arts and music. She is the most recent First Lady whose family owned slaves during her lifetime.

5. Sarah Childress was born on the plantation owned by her father in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. What kind of crop was grown on the plantation?

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: Sarah Polk

Answer: No one knows

Sarah's father was Joel Childress, a wealthy planter who owned many slaves on his plantation in Tennessee. No records exist indicating what crop or crops were grown on the plantation. In addition to being a planter, Joel Childress also bought sold property in and around Murfreesboro. Sarah's mother was Elizabeth Whitsitt who ran the household.

6. Emily Donelson was the niece of Andrew Jackson's late wife Rachel. At the age of seventeen, Emily married an adopted son of Jackson. What was his name?

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: Jackson's Hostesses

Answer: Andrew Jackson Donelson

Although Emily was Andrew Jackson's niece, he always felt like she was a daughter he never had. He and Rachel frequently looked after Emily in her younger years and provided for her when they had the opportunity. Andrew and Rachel had several adopted sons, both official and unofficial. One of these sons was Andrew Jackson Donelson, another relative of Rachel's who was named for the future president. Andrew Jackson Donelson and Emily married in 1824 after a courtship. The president always felt as if Emily was his own daughter and is said to have treated her as such.

7. Where did Caroline Scott meet her husband, the future president Benjamin Harrison in 1848?

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: The Harrisons

Answer: Farmer's College

Caroline met Benjamin at Farmer's College in Cincinnati, Ohio where her father John was a professor. John had originally taught at the University of Miami where he was an exemplary professor but was fired when he challenged the college's position on slavery. Benjamin was one of Caroline's father's students and the two fell instantly in love. He even transferred to the Miami when Caroline began attending school there. She majored in music and became a music teacher after she earned her degree.

8. What was Lucretia Rudolph's nickname she received as a child that stuck with her for the rest of her life?

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: Lucretia Garfield

Answer: Crete

Lucretia's siblings and friends frequently called her Crete as the name Lucretia was fairly uncommon and considered old-fashioned. Lucretia's heritage was mainly Germanic and she traced her lineage all the way back to European royalty from several countries. Her father Zebulon was a minister and her mother was named Arabella. Lucretia was very religious and attended the church and school her father founded. She was also very well educated, spoke languages and studied a wide variety of subjects.

9. Margaret Smith was born in 1788 in Calvert County Maryland. Her father was a planter of which cash crop?

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: Margaret Taylor

Answer: Tobacco

Margaret, commonly called Peggy, Smith's father was a wealthy tobacco planter named Walter Smith. Tobacco was an important crop for the American South at the time and the Smiths were among the most prominent tobacco families in Maryland. Her mother was Ann Mackall. Records of Margaret's early life are not plentiful and what exists is often vague or speculative.

10. When Abigail Powers was a little girl, her mother relocated her family from Saratoga, New York to a more rural part of the state. In her writings, Abigail said it was to save money but local records hint that it might have been for what reason?

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: Abigail Fillmore

Answer: A scandal involving her late father

Abigail's father Lemuel was a pastor in Saratoga who had a very devoted and large congregation even during the Revolutionary War when church attendance was limited. Lemuel Powers died in 1800 and a few years later, Abigail's mother Abigail moved her family to rural New York. The First Lady, when writing about her early life, said her mother did this because life was cheaper in rural New York and the Powers Family had limited funds. However local records and newspaper archives seem to contradict this. Lemuel Powers should have been a wealthy man and there are unflattering articles mentioning some kind of scandal about him that broke around the time the Powerses moved. What this scandal was about is not clear but seems to involve some kind of misconduct with his parishioners. This misconduct has been speculated to be a sexual affair or a financial mishandling since Lemuel did not leave a large estate behind.

11. Angelica Singleton was born in 1818 in South Carolina. What was her real first name?

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: Angelica Van Buren

Answer: Sarah

Angelica Singleton's real first name was Sarah but no one ever called her that. She was stereotypically Southern in manners and style until she went to Philadelphia to be educated in European arts. Angelica's classes were all in French, a language she quickly picked up and she started emulating all things French. She even went by the name Angelique for a time.

12. Edith Carow was born in Connecticut but lived most of her childhood in New York City. It was there where she first met her future husband Teddy. How did they meet?

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: Edith Roosevelt

Answer: They were neighbors

Edith was born in Norwich, Connecticut but her family lived in Union Square in Manhattan. The Roosevelts, including Teddy who was three years older than Edith, lived next door. The Roosevelts and Carows were great friends and the children attended school together in the Roosevelt household. Edith was best friends with Teddy's sister Corinne. Although it is not known for certain, presidential historians believe Teddy and Edith had a romantic relationship as teenagers that ended when Teddy went away to college.

13. In January 2017, Melania Trump became only the second First Lady to be foreign born. Who was the first?

From Quiz First Ladies of the USA

Answer: Louisa Adams

Louisa Adams was born in London and was the wife of John Quincy Adams. She displayed several talents including playing the harp, writing plays, and raising silkworms. Adams met her while on a diplomatic assignment in England. Louisa served as a charming hostess in Washington and as a buffer between her sometimes difficult husband and the political elite. A modest person, she titled her autobiography "Adventures of a Nobody". Melania Trump was born in Slovenia and worked a model, before becoming an American citizen in 2006. She first met Donald Trump in 1999 and they were married in 2005. She stated that she hoped to use her status as First Lady to advocate for women and children. At five feet eleven inches she tied with Michelle Obama and Eleanor Roosevelt as the tallest First Lady to date.

14. Who was the first First Lady to be married at the White House AND the first First Lady to serve in two non-consecutive terms in the role? Their large age difference (he was 28 years older) almost gave them another first.

From Quiz First First Ladies

Answer: Frances Cleveland

Frances Folsom was the daughter of a good friend and law partner of Grover Cleveland. He knew her since she was born and helped guide her education after her father died. Frances missed Cleveland's first inauguration but after visiting him shortly afterwards, the two quickly fell in love. They were married at the White House in the Blue Room in 1886 in a small ceremony seen by only 28 people. Frances was a very popular First Lady and was known as a charming hostess and capable mother of their several children. They lived in New York after Cleveland lost the 1888 election but returned after four years when he was elected to a non-consecutive second term. Frances remarried after Cleveland's death but was buried next to him after she passed away.

15. What has history recorded against the name of Martha Washington during the inauguration of her husband, George Washington?

From Quiz First Ladies of the United States

Answer: She refused to attend it

Martha Washington (1731-1802) is one fascinating woman. At a time when wives were expected to obey and admire their husbands, she flatly refused to attend George Washington's inauguration. After years of following him wherever he went during the long battle for America's break from England, she just wanted George and herself to spend the rest of their lives together quietly and privately. It was not to be. Though she came good and played the role of the President's wife loyally after that great occasion, she most definitely dug her heels in at attending his inauguration. Martha was outspoken but dignified, wealthy in her own right, had a good business head on her shoulders (she ran five plantations after the death of her first husband), and had two surviving children from her first marriage when she married George. It appeared to be a happy partnership, with General Lafayette recording in his notes that Martha loved George "madly". Though unable to free the hundred slaves she had inherited from her first husband under the terms of his will, she was happy to release Washington's numerous slaves when he passed away. Paintings of this first of the First Ladies do not do Martha Washington justice, in fact they seem to have endowed her with a man's face, but it has been recorded in many first hand accounts from the time of her youth, and as she aged, that she was considered "pretty" by all who knew her. She was also elegant, musical, cultured and charming. In short, the perfect wife, and match, for the first of America's long line of presidents.

16. Jane Pierce was born Jane Means Appleton in Hampton which is in what New England state? Her husband Franklin represented this state in both houses of Congress.

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: Jane Pierce

Answer: New Hampshire

Jane's father Jesse was a reverend in the Congregationalist Church. Jane was always described as a timid and frail girl, a phase she never really got over even into her adult life.

17. Of what ancestry was Elizabeth Monroe nee Kortright?

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: Elizabeth Monroe

Answer: Dutch

Elizabeth's parents were Lawrence and Hannah who were both of Dutch-Flanders descent. Her father was a merchant who helped found the Chamber of Commerce after he made his fortune. Mrs. Monroe was also related to both President Roosevelts on her mother's side.

18. Helen Taft (nee Herron) was no stranger to the White House prior to becoming First Lady. Her father, John Herron, was a judge and law partner to which Reconstruction-era president?

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: Helen Taft

Answer: Rutherford B. Hayes

The Hayes and Herron families were close and considered powerful families in Ohio. As a teenager, Helen attended the 25th wedding anniversary of President Hayes and his wife, Lucy. This was her first visit to the White House.

19. Which First Lady was the first to live in the White House?

From Quiz Let's Hear It For the Girls!

Answer: Abigail Adams

Martha Jefferson died before her husband became President, Louisa Adams was the wife of John Quincy Adams and the only First Lady to be born outside of the U.S. When the capital moved to Washington in 1800 the city was a wilderness. Upon moving to the new mansion Abigail thought the location to be beautiful but lamented at the difficulty of finding someone to haul firewood from the woods. Good help was hard to find even for a First Lady!

20. In which Ohio city was Ida McKinley born? She also died there.

From Quiz Little Known First Ladies: Ida McKinley nee Saxton

Answer: Canton

After her husband was assassinated, Mrs. McKinley became a recluse until she died about six years later.

21. When was Louisa Catherine Johnson born?

From Quiz Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams

Answer: February 12, 1775

Louisa Catherine Johnson was born in London, England on February 12, 1775. She was born outside of the United States, but was still born a citizen because her father was an American citizen.

22. How many of the first four President's wives were widows before marrying their presidential husbands?

From Quiz US First Ladies

Answer: 3

Martha Washington was first married to Daniel Custis, Martha Jefferson to Bathurst Skelton, and Dolley Madison to John Todd. Abigail Adams was the only of these Mothers of Liberty who was never widowed.

23. When she married in 1886, Frances Cleveland became the youngest First Lady in American history, a record she continued to hold throughout the twentieth century and beyond. How old was she when she married the president?

From Quiz Little-Known First Ladies: Frances Cleveland

Answer: 21

The Clevelands were the first presidential couple to marry in the White House. Grover was 27 years older.

24. Lou Henry Hoover was the first US First Lady to speak an Asian language. In which language was she fluent?

From Quiz Little-Known First Ladies: Lou Henry Hoover

Answer: Chinese

Mrs. Hoover and her husband honeymooned in China and even lived there during the Boxer Rebellion. Because Herbert worked as a manager of Chinese mines, he would travel into dangerous areas and Lou insisted on going with him.

25. Who was the first of the first ladies to live in The White House?

From Quiz How Much Do You Know About U.S. First Ladies?

Answer: Abigail Adams

Abigail, nee Smith, Adams was the wife (and third cousin) of President John Adams. They moved into The White House in Washington D.C. in 1800 and finished out the president's term living there. He was defeated in his bid for re-election by Thomas Jefferson. Abigail Adams was born November 22, 1744 and died of typhoid fever weeks short of her 74th birthday, on October 28, 1818. She was the mother of six children, including John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) who would go on to become the sixth President of the United States.

26. Eleanor Rosalynn Smith was born in Plains, Georgia, in 1927. Which former governor of Georgia and future US president did she marry in 1946?

From Quiz First Ladies of the United States

Answer: Jimmy Carter

Eleanor Rosalynn Smith was born in Plains, Georgia, the eldest of four children. Their families were acquainted. but Rosalynn did not date Jimmy Carter until 1945, when he was home on leave from the navy. They were married in Plains in 1946.

27. Who was Rachel Donelson Robards' second husband and seventh United States President?

From Quiz U.S. First Ladies Second Edition

Answer: Andrew Jackson

Rachel Donelson's marriage to Captain Lewis Robards ended in a divorce, but the said divorce was not officially pronounced when she remarried with Andrew Jackson, who was to become the 7th US president. When the divorce became official, in 1784, they married again. She died when she was 61 years old, on December 22nd 1828.

28. Who was the second president, John Adams', wife?

From Quiz US First Ladies

Answer: Abigail Smith

Abigail Smith was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, on November 11, 1744. She married John Adams, her third cousin, the future 2nd US president, on October 25, 1764. The couple had six children, the second one being John Quincy Adams who was to become the sixth US President. She was the first First Lady to live in the White House, and died of typhoid fever on October 28, 1818, two weeks before her 74th birthday.

29. Who was the first First Lady to get a college degree?

From Quiz First Ladies of the U.S.

Answer: Lucy Hayes

Lucy Webb Hayes, "Lemonade Lucy", graduated from Wesleyan Female College in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was only 21 when she married Rutherford in 1852. Apparently she passed on her scholarly interests to her four sons and daughter who each became very successful in their respective careers.

30. How did Claudia Alta Taylor acquire the nickname "Lady Bird"?

From Quiz Hail to the Chief's Wife #9: Lady Bird Johnson

Answer: Her nursemaid said she was "as purty as a lady bird"

Claudia Alta Taylor was born in Texas in 1912. She was later quoted as saying she didn't really care for the nickname but as she was a baby at the time it was bestowed upon her she didn't have a say in the matter.

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