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Quiz about Behind Every Great Man
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Behind Every Great Man. . . Trivia Quiz


Behind every great man is a great woman. The women in this quiz are all wives of presidents. Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by pennie1478. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
pennie1478
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
155,170
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1349
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Question 1 of 10
1. Who was the first First Lady of the United States?

Answer: (two words)
Question 2 of 10
2. This lady became the first First Lady of the United States to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This First Lady of the United States never got to live in the White House because her husband died before she could move in. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This First Lady of the United States was watching a play with her husband when he was assassinated. Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This First Lady of the United States was the first to be married in the White House. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The first personal message on the Morse Telegraph, 'love to a cousin in Baltimore', was sent by this First Lady of the United States. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This First Lady of the United States was part of a family that held a mythical city name. Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This First Lady of the United States won a Grammy award for a recording of her book. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The first Thanksgiving dinner was hosted by this First Lady. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The playing of 'Hail To The Chief' at state functions for the President's entrance was started by this First Lady. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who was the first First Lady of the United States?

Answer: Martha Washington

Martha Dandridge was born in 1731. She married Daniel Custis at the age of 18. When Daniel died in 1757, she had two surviving children. George Washington became her second husband two years later. She quickly disliked being the first First Lady of the United States saying she 'would rather be at home'. Martha Dandridge Custis Washington died in 1802 of a severe fever.
2. This lady became the first First Lady of the United States to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Answer: Abigail Adams

Abigail Smith was born in 1744. She married John Adams in 1764. She was the first First Lady of the United States to be a wife to one President and a mother of another. Abigail Smith Adams died in 1818.
3. This First Lady of the United States never got to live in the White House because her husband died before she could move in.

Answer: Anna Harrison

Anna Tuthill was born in 1775. She married Lt. William Henry Harrison when she was 24. Because of an illness, Anna was not able to accompany her husband to his inauguration and before she could move to Washington to be with him, her husband died. After her husband's death, she received a $25,000 dollar pension. Anna Tuthill Harrison remained in her North Bend home until her death in 1864.
4. This First Lady of the United States was watching a play with her husband when he was assassinated.

Answer: Mary Lincoln

Mary Todd lived in the social life of Lexington, Kentucky. She was born in 1818. Mary married lawyer Abraham Lincoln when she was only 21. She was sitting in the President's box of Ford's Theatre with her husband when he was assassinated. Mary Todd Lincoln died in Springfield, Illinois in 1882.
5. This First Lady of the United States was the first to be married in the White House.

Answer: Frances Cleveland

When Frances Folsom was born, Grover Cleveland bought her the first baby carriage. She and Grover married even though there was a 27 year difference between them. On Saturdays, Frances would hold receptions in the White House for women who had to work during the week.

After her husband's death, she remarried a professor of archeology, Thomas Preston, Jr. Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston died in 1947.
6. The first personal message on the Morse Telegraph, 'love to a cousin in Baltimore', was sent by this First Lady of the United States.

Answer: Dolley Madison

Dolley Payne was born in 1768. She married John Todd, Jr. when she was 22. When he died, Dolley was left with one child. Dolley married James Madison in 1794 when she was 25. While Madison served as Secretary of State, Dolley served as hostess per Jefferson's request. During the War of 1812, the White House was set on fire by British soldiers. Dolley was setting up for a 40 person dinner party at the time.

While her husband was considered a coward during the war, Dolley was considered a heroine for rescuing the original Declaration of Independence, George Washington's picture and several other federal documents.

She still entertained even through the war in temporary headquarters. After her husband's death, Dolley Payne Todd Madison returned to the capital where friends helped with her income.

She remained in Washington until her death in 1849.
7. This First Lady of the United States was part of a family that held a mythical city name.

Answer: Jackie Kennedy

Jacqueline Bouvier was born in 1929. She became debutante of the year in 1947. Jackie spent the junior year of college in France. When she met Senator John Kennedy she was a photographer and they married in 1953 in a publicized wedding. Five years after her husband's death, Jackie Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis.

In 1994, Jackie Kennedy Onassis died of cancer. Her son, John Kennedy, Jr., described her as having 'a love of words, the bonds of home and family, and her spirit of adventure'.
8. This First Lady of the United States won a Grammy award for a recording of her book.

Answer: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham was born in 1947. She attended Wellesly, Oxford, and Yale college. She met her husband, Bill Clinton, at Yale. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the board of Legal Services Corporation. As first lady, Hillary chaired several organizations. Hilary became the first First Lady of the United States to become a Senator and the first woman in New York to be a State Senator.
9. The first Thanksgiving dinner was hosted by this First Lady.

Answer: Sara Polk

Sarah Childress was born in 1803. She helped her husband during his political career. Sara was a devout Presbyterian and as such would not let anyone drink or play cards in the White House. During the inaugural ball, she would attend but not dance. Sarah would not let any business be conducted on the Sabbath while they were in the White House. Sara's home was not destroyed during the Civil War because it was deemed neutral by the Union and Confederacy. Sarah Childress Polk remained in 'Polk Place' until her death in 1891.
10. The playing of 'Hail To The Chief' at state functions for the President's entrance was started by this First Lady.

Answer: Julia Tyler

Julia Gardiner was born in 1820. She was known as the Rose of Long Island. During a family trip to Washington she met John Tyler, who was a widower. Julia became John Tyler's wife the next Spring. After her husband's death, Julia received a pension of $1200 dollars. Julia Gardiner Tyler passed away in 1889.
Source: Author pennie1478

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