Presidents Day Quote Quiz

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Who said: "A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil."
This president was a brave man. A war veteran, he was known to occasionally speak German in public addresses. Left-handed. He was: A.) John F. Kennedy B.) James Garfield C.) Thomas Jefferson. D.) Benjamin Harrison.
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Who said: "A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil."
ANSWER: James Garfield, the first left-handed president. Not only a Civil War general (for the Union), but a college instructor who could speak several languages, including German.
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Who said: "We do not need to burn down the house to kill the rats."
Speaking of rats, this president has been among the most rebuked by history. Outside the White House, however, he was known as an excellent administrator. He was: A.) Herbert Hoover B.) Richard Nixon C.) John Adams. D.) John Q. Adams.
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Who said: "We do not need to burn down the house to kill the rats."
ANSWER: Herbert Hoover was praised for leading humanitarian relief efforts before he gained the White House. He was also a U.S. Secretary of Commerce known for improving efficiency. Unfortunately, the Great Depression unfolded on his White House watch.
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Who said: "The greater our knowledge increases, the more our ignorance unfolds."
This president was known for his writing, his speeches and his war-time service. He died in office. He was: A.) William Henry Harrison B.) Abraham Lincoln C.) William McKinley D.) John F. Kennedy.
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Who said: "The greater our knowledge increases, the more our ignorance unfolds."
ANSWER: John F. Kennedy, shown here with wife Jackie and son, John. The heroic World War II commander of PT 109, also wrote "Profiles in Courage," which won the Pulitzer Prize.
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Who said: "I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way, but I am not fit to be president."
He was: A.) Andrew Jackson B.) U.S. Grant C.) Teddy Roosevelt D.) Zachary Taylor.
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Who said: "I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way, but I am not fit to be president."
ANSWER: Andrew Jackson, He fought the British (twice), the Indians (a lot) and just about anyone else who crossed him.
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Who said: "No man ever listened himself out of a job."
This was the president of few words. At one White House reception, a woman is said to have approached him and declared, "Mr. President, my friends have wagered I cannot get you to say three words." He looked at her and replied, "You lose." He was: A.) Calvin Coolidge B.) Woodrow Wilson C.) Franklin Pierce D.) Dwight Eisenhower.
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Who said: "No man ever listened himself out of a job."
ANSWER: Calvin Coolidge, shown here firing a gun. Despite his reputation as a stern, unsmiling Yankee, Coolidge was a master of one-liners.
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Who said: "When you play, play hard. When you work, don't play at all."
A dynamic young president, aggressive in foreign and domestic affairs. One of his parents was born in Georgia. He was: A.) Teddy Roosevelt B.) Gerald Ford C.) Warren Harding. D.) Chester Arthur.
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Who said: "When you play, play hard. When you work, don't play at all."
ANSWER:Teddy Roosevelt is generally considered one of our greatest presidents. His personal and political courage was unflinching, perhaps passed on by his mother, Martha Bulloch a Southern belle from Roswell, Ga.
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Who said: "I am a slow walker, but I never walk back."
Won two elections with different vice presidents. Lost a child while in office. Once had a saloon license. He was: A.) James K. Polk B.) James Buchanan C.) Abe Lincoln D.) William Howard Taft.
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Who said: "I am a slow walker, but I never walk back."
ANSWER: That's right. It was Honest Abe Lincoln. Most people don't know about the saloon license.
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Who said: "I know two tunes. One is 'Yankee Doodle' and the other one isn't."
Incredibly popular when elected, this president's White House years are now diminished. Successful in war. He was: A.) Ulysses S. Grant B.) Andrew Jackson C.) Dwight Eisenhower D.) Grover Cleveland.
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Who said: "I know two tunes. One is 'Yankee Doodle' and the other one isn't."
ANSWER: Ulysses S. Grant saved the Union on the battlefield and easily won election to the White House. Although most consider him rather dull as a president, contemporary Mark Twain praised his writing style and personal integrity.
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Who said: "If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen"
Blunt and direct in office, this president was a vice president who rose to the challenge after the president died. He was: A.) John Tyler. B.) Harry Truman C.) Millard Fillmore D.) Andrew Johnson
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Who said: "If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen"
ANSWER: Few remember today that Harry S Truman's approval rating when he left office in 1952 was lower than Richard Nixon's after he resigned. History has improved his status tremendously..
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Who said: "To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs that have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression."
One of the smartest presidents, he supported a free press. He was not considered a big man in Washington. He was: A.) Martin Van Buren B.) John Q. Adams C.) James K. Polk D.) James Madison.
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Who said: "To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs that have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression."
ANSWER: James Madison was the shortest man (5'4") to make the White House. His stature in founding our government, however, ranks among the highest.

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