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Quiz about A Dogs Life  The White House Observed

A Dog's Life - The White House Observed Quiz


Many dogs have resided at the White House. Very little has gone unnoticed or indeed un-noted. Join this canine cavalcade and see if you recognise our owners.

A multiple-choice quiz by Nannanut. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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Author
Nannanut
Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
194,914
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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2312
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Top 5% quiz!
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1. I guess I'm a bit of a mixture - just a mutt. My owner called me Veto. Believe me the humour was not lost on me at the time. He had a party trick or two up his sleeve but in the short time he served, he moved to strengthen Federal authority over the New York Customs House. I can glumly report that he was the second President to be assassinated. Mind you - I'm not convinced it was the bullet that killed him - but who listens to a dog? He was a fine master. Hint

Chester Arthur
James Garfield
Rutherford Hayes
Abraham Lincoln

2. Sailor Boy is my given name - and I am a fine Chesapeake Bay Retriever. My President often described himself as "steward of the people". He was involved in ensuring a big hole was dug - something called the Panama Canal. Holes are a fine thing in my mind. I also remember a prize he received - I think it was a noble prize - no wait - a Nobel Prize - that's it! My master's favourite saying was "Speak softly and carry a big stick." I know he was not referring to me - it was Pete the Bull Terrier. He was the disgraceful one and was banished to Long Island. My master could at least trust me. Hint

Franklin Pierce
Theodore Roosevelt
Martin van Buren
Franklin D. Roosevelt

3. Laddie Boy's the name - a faithful Airedale. My master valued my opinion. I had my own chair at Cabinet meetings and my comments were always sought. I was also called upon for quotes on topical events by the 'Washington Star'. My master fared pretty well after World War One. The country seemed to recover under his guidance and he was the first President to speak on radio. I did worry because some of his administration sought to line their own pockets. "My...friends...they're the ones that keep me walking the floors nights!" he would say. I would walk with him for his comfort. I cried for three days before he died - I knew. My loyalty must have impressed some - there is a statue of me in the Smithsonian Collection. I loved my President - despite what people say. Hint

Calvin Coolidge
Benjamin Harrison
William McKinley
Warren G. Harding

4. King Tut reporting for duty. I'm a German Shepherd. I was a police dog and I returned to the USA with my President after World War One. There was great consternation in 1929 when the stock market crashed. I remember I went to ground for several days. I was obviously photogenic as my image was used in campaign material. I was also instrumental in helping select the national anthem. While we were in power the 'Star Spangled Banner' was adopted. Oh - and I was an excellent guard dog, but looking at my heritage, that was a given! My master was my life. He really cared for me. Hint

James Buchanan
Herbert Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Calvin Coolidge

5. My name is Fala and I am a black Scottish Terrier. I was given to my master by his cousin and I was by far his favourite. I went everywhere with him. I was even present at the signing of the Atlantic Charter in 1941. I saw my master through some very hard times. I watched the news reports of the bombing of Pearl Harbour and helped my master weather the dark days of World War Two. He was very strong and resolute. I drove the Secret Service mad - they dubbed me the Informer but my master was the most important thing to me. When I died after he did I was buried at his feet. Hint

Dwight D. Eisenhower
James Buchanan
Theodore Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt

6. I've noticed all the dogs so far have been boys. Well I'm here to redress that. My name is Heidi and I am a Weimaraner. I was very proud of my master as he was very important in World War Two. He was also important in something called NATO. When he became President he obtained a truce in a country called South Korea. That impressed me. I didn't much like the press though and used to try and stop pictures being taken of my First Lady. Unfortunately I suffered something of a social embarrassment and had to spend some time at the farm. Despite this gaffe my master still loved me.

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname)
7. Yuki here - stray nondescript pup found at a gas station. How fortuitous. I landed in the White House and oh what fun I had. You might say my master had the presidency thrust upon him but he tried to make a difference with reforms to social security through his Great Society program. I on the other hand was a riot. Sing? I blew the British Ambassador's socks off! My master and I were an unbeatable duet in the Oval Office!

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname)
8. Rex is my name and I, as you can see, am a beautiful King Charles Spaniel. I arrived as a replacement for Lucky who was simply too big and restless for the White House. My master advocated "peace through strength" and worked with the Soviet Union's Mikhail Gorbachev to improve relations. I was very proud as I understood how important it was for him to have achieved such a long period of prosperity without a depression or recession. I was much loved and had a fine dog house built for me with red drapes and framed pictures of the mistress and my master. Hint

Jimmy Carter
Ronald W. Reagan
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford

9. My name is Millie. I am a refined Springer Spaniel and it would seem I am only one of two girls in this whole line up. My master and I saw a lot of changes in our four short years in the White House. The Cold War ended, the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union was no more. These were mere sidelines to my personal agenda. I wrote my own book and the royalties went towards a literacy program. I also had six puppies which delighted both my mistress and my master. Hint

Richard Nixon
George W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
Gerald Ford

10. Hi there - I'm a bit sneakier than the rest because my name will give the game away. I am a very handsome Labrador and it would seem there was a national contest to select my name. My master was very popular. I heard a lot of his successes mentioned - dropping crime rates, low inflation, high home ownership rates and low unemployment. That was all well and good but quite honestly I could have done without that saxophone. Hint

William J. Clinton
George W. Bush
Al Gore
Dan Quayle


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. I guess I'm a bit of a mixture - just a mutt. My owner called me Veto. Believe me the humour was not lost on me at the time. He had a party trick or two up his sleeve but in the short time he served, he moved to strengthen Federal authority over the New York Customs House. I can glumly report that he was the second President to be assassinated. Mind you - I'm not convinced it was the bullet that killed him - but who listens to a dog? He was a fine master.

Answer: James Garfield

James Garfield (1831 - 1881) was my President for only a few months. He said he called me Veto as a warning to Congress. Something about not wanting to pass bills. My master was left handed and amused his friends by writing Latin with one hand and Greek with the other - well he thought it was a fine party trick.

He wasn't President long enough to make his mark but the cause of his death is still debatable. While he was shot by Charles J. Guiteau, I was there and firmly maintain he was poorly managed by his so called physicians.

But then - I'm just a dog.
2. Sailor Boy is my given name - and I am a fine Chesapeake Bay Retriever. My President often described himself as "steward of the people". He was involved in ensuring a big hole was dug - something called the Panama Canal. Holes are a fine thing in my mind. I also remember a prize he received - I think it was a noble prize - no wait - a Nobel Prize - that's it! My master's favourite saying was "Speak softly and carry a big stick." I know he was not referring to me - it was Pete the Bull Terrier. He was the disgraceful one and was banished to Long Island. My master could at least trust me.

Answer: Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919) was my President for two terms (1901-1909). I observed the plans taking shape for the Canal hole and I remember great excitement when the Nobel Prize (1906) was awarded - for peace, if I remember. My master was the first President to win this prize and I was mighty proud.

As for Pete - he seemed to want to bite anything that moved and was hustled off to Long Island for tearing the pants of the French Ambassador. Such rude behaviour.
3. Laddie Boy's the name - a faithful Airedale. My master valued my opinion. I had my own chair at Cabinet meetings and my comments were always sought. I was also called upon for quotes on topical events by the 'Washington Star'. My master fared pretty well after World War One. The country seemed to recover under his guidance and he was the first President to speak on radio. I did worry because some of his administration sought to line their own pockets. "My...friends...they're the ones that keep me walking the floors nights!" he would say. I would walk with him for his comfort. I cried for three days before he died - I knew. My loyalty must have impressed some - there is a statue of me in the Smithsonian Collection. I loved my President - despite what people say.

Answer: Warren G. Harding

Warren Harding (1865 - 1923) was a fine master who doted on me. He had barely one term in office (1921 - 1923). Some thought that my staring at my reflection in the polished Cabinet Room table was a sign of stupidity but I needed a focal point while I listened to a lot of inane banter. I did give interviews to the 'Washington Star' and my "thoughts" were often quoted. My master first spoke on radio at the Minnesota State Fair in 1920. I worried a lot about him - as he was worrying about his administration. I think one of them maybe took a bribe from a private oil company.

It was never resolved however. He went travelling without me and for three days before he died, I cried and tried to warn him. I knew something was terribly wrong. I still miss him. My relationship with the press was strong.

When I died, 19,000 members of the Newsboys Association each donated a penny which was melted into a handsome bronze of yours truly!
4. King Tut reporting for duty. I'm a German Shepherd. I was a police dog and I returned to the USA with my President after World War One. There was great consternation in 1929 when the stock market crashed. I remember I went to ground for several days. I was obviously photogenic as my image was used in campaign material. I was also instrumental in helping select the national anthem. While we were in power the 'Star Spangled Banner' was adopted. Oh - and I was an excellent guard dog, but looking at my heritage, that was a given! My master was my life. He really cared for me.

Answer: Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover (1874 - 1964) was a private man who loved me dearly. He was President for one term (1929 - 1933). The stockmarket crash seemed to make everyone very worried and concerned. People said the campaign photos taken of me with my master softened his image but I found him to be soft enough. I must admit I did like the 'Star Spangled Banner' - it was my first pick. My main self appointed duty however was to patrol the boundaries of the White House which I did almost every night. I was very conscientious. People described me as "the dog that worried himself to death".
5. My name is Fala and I am a black Scottish Terrier. I was given to my master by his cousin and I was by far his favourite. I went everywhere with him. I was even present at the signing of the Atlantic Charter in 1941. I saw my master through some very hard times. I watched the news reports of the bombing of Pearl Harbour and helped my master weather the dark days of World War Two. He was very strong and resolute. I drove the Secret Service mad - they dubbed me the Informer but my master was the most important thing to me. When I died after he did I was buried at his feet.

Answer: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945). My President served nearly four terms, beginning in 1933. He was a very strong man. He often used a wheelchair but not a lot of the public knew. He didn't want to appear weak. I was a big help when he signed the Atlantic Charter in 1941. Mr Churchill was there but I heard tell he had a cat giving him advice! My President had a lot of hard decisions to make when Pearl Harbour was bombed later that year.

The war was a difficult time and he died as it drew to a close.
6. I've noticed all the dogs so far have been boys. Well I'm here to redress that. My name is Heidi and I am a Weimaraner. I was very proud of my master as he was very important in World War Two. He was also important in something called NATO. When he became President he obtained a truce in a country called South Korea. That impressed me. I didn't much like the press though and used to try and stop pictures being taken of my First Lady. Unfortunately I suffered something of a social embarrassment and had to spend some time at the farm. Despite this gaffe my master still loved me.

Answer: Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969). My master was President for two terms (1953-1961). He served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces at the end of the war in Europe. He also had command over the new NATO forces in 1951. In 1953 he signed a truce for armed peace in South Korea.

He was a busy boy. I did not like people taking pictures of my First Lady, Mamie. I would jump in her lap and given my size it was a pretty effective ploy. I was stricken when I "accidentally" soiled one of the White House rugs and had to move to the farm. I never stopped loving my master though.
7. Yuki here - stray nondescript pup found at a gas station. How fortuitous. I landed in the White House and oh what fun I had. You might say my master had the presidency thrust upon him but he tried to make a difference with reforms to social security through his Great Society program. I on the other hand was a riot. Sing? I blew the British Ambassador's socks off! My master and I were an unbeatable duet in the Oval Office!

Answer: Lyndon Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson (1908 - 1973) was my President for just over six years (1963 - 1969). He became President on the death of John F. Kennedy and implemented many social reforms including a wide scale fight against poverty. He promoted urban renewal and the 1965 Medicare amendment to the Social Security Act. Very confusing for me when all I wanted to do was sing and have fun. I was even dressed as Santa at Christmas. I was a fun dog and my master's favourite.
8. Rex is my name and I, as you can see, am a beautiful King Charles Spaniel. I arrived as a replacement for Lucky who was simply too big and restless for the White House. My master advocated "peace through strength" and worked with the Soviet Union's Mikhail Gorbachev to improve relations. I was very proud as I understood how important it was for him to have achieved such a long period of prosperity without a depression or recession. I was much loved and had a fine dog house built for me with red drapes and framed pictures of the mistress and my master.

Answer: Ronald W. Reagan

Ronald W. Reagan (1911 - 2004). My President served for two terms (1981-89). His first dog was a Bouvier des Flandres Sheepdog called Lucky who was far too boisterous for his surroundings and went to live on the ranch. My master achieved much during his administration.

As well as his relationship with the Soviet Union he also worked out a way to eliminate intermediate-range nuclear missiles. My dog house was a very fine thing - Theo Hayes the great-great grandson of President Rutherford Hayes was my own personal designer.
9. My name is Millie. I am a refined Springer Spaniel and it would seem I am only one of two girls in this whole line up. My master and I saw a lot of changes in our four short years in the White House. The Cold War ended, the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union was no more. These were mere sidelines to my personal agenda. I wrote my own book and the royalties went towards a literacy program. I also had six puppies which delighted both my mistress and my master.

Answer: George H. W. Bush

George H. Bush (1924-2018) Although my president only served one term (1989-93), the world changed a lot in that time. As the Communist empire broke into many smaller countries, he wanted to show restraint in his country's policy towards the fledgling nations.

A fine thing I'm guessing. I was much more preoccupied with my writing and my six youngsters - one of whom returned to live again in the White House.
10. Hi there - I'm a bit sneakier than the rest because my name will give the game away. I am a very handsome Labrador and it would seem there was a national contest to select my name. My master was very popular. I heard a lot of his successes mentioned - dropping crime rates, low inflation, high home ownership rates and low unemployment. That was all well and good but quite honestly I could have done without that saxophone.

Answer: William J. Clinton

I told you this was easy. Buddy the chocolate Labrador - present and correct. My master, William J. Clinton (1946 - ) served a full two terms (1993-2001). We worked well together, although in true Labrador style, I preferred to play. I wasn't really concerned with his many social and economic reforms. I had other things to worry about. I really, truly did not like Socks the cat. Oh and there's another thing - and this one's a biggie! I know it was widely rumoured that my President was a bit bit of a dab hand as a saxophone player. Well. Guess what? I never, ever got my brown velvety head around that. I am my master's biggest fan - just not the music bit.
Source: Author Nannanut

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