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First Ladies Quiz

Take this quiz to see how much you know about the presidential first ladies of the United States.

Quiz

Take this quiz to see how much you know about the presidential first ladies of the United States.

1. Who was the first wife of a president to hold the Bible at her husband's swearing-in?

  • Martha Jefferson
  • Hannah Van Buren
  • Lady Bird Johnson

2. Which first lady met her husband while acting in an amateur theatrical production?

  • Julia Grant
  • Pat Nixon
  • Bess Truman

3. Which one of these presidents had someone other than his wife serve as first lady?

  • James Madison
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Theodore Roosevelt

4. Who was the first wife of a president to be elected to public office?

  • Edith Wilson
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton

5. It has been postulated that this president was so debilitated after having a stroke that his wife made virtually all his political decisions for him. This president was:

  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Franklin Roosevelt

6. Which former first lady was declared insane in 1875 (but the decision was reversed a year later)?

  • Mary Todd Lincoln
  • Jane Pierce
  • Lucretia Garfield

7. Which first lady arranged for the planting of several thousand cherry trees around Washington, DC?

  • Martha Washington
  • Lucy Hayes
  • Helen Taft

8. Who was the youngest first lady?

  • Jacqueline Kennedy
  • Mamie Eisenhower
  • Frances Cleveland

9. Which first lady had studied modern dance with Martha Graham?

  • Ellen Wilson
  • Grace Coolidge
  • Betty Ford

10. Which first lady wrote about the White House as follows: "The house is made habitable, but there is not a single apartment finished...and the great unfinished audience room I make a drying-room of, to hang up the clothes in."

  • Martha Washington
  • Abigail Adams
  • Dolley Madison

1. Who was the first wife of a president to hold the Bible at her husband's swearing-in?
Lady Bird Johnson

2. Which first lady met her husband while acting in an amateur theatrical production?
Pat Nixon

3. Which one of these presidents had someone other than his wife serve as first lady?
Andrew Jackson

4. Who was the first wife of a president to be elected to public office?
Hillary Rodham Clinton

5. It has been postulated that this president was so debilitated after having a stroke that his wife made virtually all his political decisions for him. This president was:
Woodrow Wilson

6. Which former first lady was declared insane in 1875 (but the decision was reversed a year later)?
Mary Todd Lincoln

7. Which first lady arranged for the planting of several thousand cherry trees around Washington, DC?
Helen Taft

8. Who was the youngest first lady?
Frances Cleveland

9. Which first lady had studied modern dance with Martha Graham?
Betty Ford

10. Which first lady wrote about the White House as follows: "The house is made habitable, but there is not a single apartment finished...and the great unfinished audience room I make a drying-room of, to hang up the clothes in."
Abigail Adams

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