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Name a Valid U.S. President #2

Name any U.S. President that belongs in each selected category.
Using names as they appear on the U.S. Presidents Quiz
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: March 23, 2023
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First submittedApril 7, 2020
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Possible Answers
for whom a U.S. state capital is named
Thomas Jefferson | James Madison |
Andrew Jackson | Abraham Lincoln
who was born in Texas
Dwight Eisenhower | Lyndon B. Johnson
who was a Civil War general
Ulysses S. Grant | Rutherford B. Hayes | James Garfield
whose last name is a valid Scrabble word
George W. Bush | George H. W. Bush | Jimmy Carter |
Gerald R. Ford | Ulysses S. Grant | Herbert Hoover |
Franklin Pierce | Donald Trump
who never won a Presidential election
Gerald R. Ford | John Tyler | Millard Fillmore |
Andrew Johnson | Chester A. Arthur
who signed a declaration of war
James Madison | James K. Polk | William McKinley |
Woodrow Wilson | Franklin D. Roosevelt
who never attended college
George Washington | Andrew Jackson | Martin Van Buren |
Zachary Taylor | Millard Fillmore | Abraham Lincoln |
Andrew Johnson | Grover Cleveland
who ran for President as a candidate
from California
Herbert Hoover | Richard Nixon | Ronald Reagan
who was Catholic
John F. Kennedy | Joe Biden
who served in Congress or the Supreme Court
AFTER being President
John Quincy Adams | Andrew Johnson | William Howard Taft
whose first or last name contains a Z
Zachary Taylor
who personally killed someone in a
non-military capacity
Andrew Jackson | Grover Cleveland
who wore glasses in his official portrait
Theodore Roosevelt | Woodrow Wilson | Harry S. Truman
whose grandfather was also president
Benjamin Harrison
who was over 70 years old during his Presidency
Joe Biden | Ronald Reagan | Donald Trump |
Dwight D. Eisenhower
who is known primarily by his middle name
Hiram Ulysses Grant | John Calvin Coolidge |
Stephen Grover Cleveland | Thomas Woodrow Wilson
who never appointed a Supreme Court justice
William Henry Harrison | Zachary Taylor |
Andrew Johnson | Jimmy Carter
who didn't drink alcohol (as President)
William Henry Harrison | Millard Fillmore |
Abraham Lincoln | Rutherford B. Hayes |
George W. Bush | Donald Trump | Joe Biden
60 Comments
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Level 85
Apr 8, 2020
For the middle name question, please add Thomas Woodrow Wilson.
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Level 68
Apr 8, 2020
Added
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Level 67
Jun 8, 2020
I read that Eisenhower's birth name was David Dwight so I tried that first.
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Level 39
Apr 16, 2021
His grandson is David Eisenhower and is the son in law of Richard Nixon!
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Level 85
Apr 8, 2020
*drink
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Level 68
Apr 8, 2020
Fixed, thanks
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Level 95
Apr 8, 2020
Add Taylor to the valid Scrabble words.
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Level 66
Apr 8, 2020
Are you thinking of tailor?
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Level 84
Apr 8, 2020
So does getting my clothes Taylor-ed turn them into pork roll? I think Lady Gaga may have been onto something here!
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Level 75
Apr 8, 2020
I thought Tyler would be acceptable as a Scrabble word since it's a position in the Masonic lodge, (the door-keeper) but when I looked it up it's not in the dictionary.
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Level 77
Jan 31, 2024
Fascinating.
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Level 86
Apr 9, 2020
Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover were president during the Prohibition Era. They drank alcohol as president?
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Level ∞
Apr 9, 2020
Drinking wasn't illegal during Prohibition, and alcohol was served at the White House during the Harding administration.
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Level 70
Apr 13, 2020
George Washington received a surveyor's license from the College of William and Mary. While he apparently didn't attend classes there, they claim him - go check their website.
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Level ∞
Apr 18, 2020
Of course they claim him. All organizations seek to expand their influence and power.

Except for JetPunk of course.
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Level 49
Sep 17, 2022
Really?
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Level 32
Apr 26, 2020
As I’m not an American I feel pretty good about my score
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Level 52
May 12, 2020
I had somehow never heard of Benjamin Harrison, or immediately forgot about him after I did.
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Level 82
Jun 4, 2020
Interesting. I didn't know the Harrisons were directly related (I'm assuming that's who his grandfather was?), but easy enough to guess.
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Level 71
Jun 4, 2020
Good quiz, but I think the time given isn't enough
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Level 65
Jun 4, 2020
Did Bone Spurs go to college? Bloody hell.
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Level 65
Jun 4, 2020
I don't get it: If Ulysses is his middle name, then what is the S in "Ulysses S Grant"?
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Level 62
Jun 4, 2020
According to Britannica:

"Grant decided to reverse his given names and enroll at the academy as Ulysses Hiram (probably to avoid having the acronym HUG embroidered on his clothing); however, his congressional appointment was erroneously made in the name Ulysses S. Grant, the name he eventually accepted, maintaining that the middle initial stood for nothing. He came to be known as U.S. Grant — Uncle Sam Grant — and his classmates called him Sam."

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Level 75
Jun 4, 2020
There was no legal birth registry in the US when Grant was born, and his college enrollment may have been the first official registry of his name. My own grandparents changed their first names on their marriage license because they thought their given names sounded too childish for adults. Those became their legal names since it was the first time their names had appeared on an official document.
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Level 63
Jul 5, 2023
Grant was always addressed by his family as Ulysses, and the friend of his father’s who made the Congressional recommendation to West Point simply assumed it was his first name. The S. Came because Grant’s mother’s maiden name was Simpson, and the man thought his name was Ulysses Simpson Grant. Grant kept it that way.
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Level 66
Jun 4, 2020
How closely related were Andrew Johnson and LBJ?
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Level 93
Jun 7, 2020
Not at all. Johnson is a very common last name.
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Level 63
Jul 25, 2021
They both came from Adam and Eve. Other than that not very close.
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Level 20
Jun 5, 2020
Hoover didn't run as a candidate from California?
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Level ∞
Mar 23, 2023
Fixed!
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Level 65
Jun 5, 2020
Am I the only one who thinks it's a bit daft to give lots of answers for following questions when you get a question right?

Would it not be better to just have a tick to say you got the question right and then move onto the next question? I literally got half my answers for this quiz from the other answers that came up on previous questions I'd answered.

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Level 67
Jun 5, 2020
Wait, wait, wait. So W.'s signature appeal was the whole "you could have a beer with him" shtick....and you couldn't even have a beer with him? Just another reason we should have elected the Rent Is Too Damn High guy.
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Level 63
Jul 25, 2021
I don't remember that being his shtick. I thought it was pretty well known that he was a recovered alcoholic and didn't drink anymore.
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Level 67
Jul 5, 2023
Well he didn't advertise himself that way, but I recall a very common refrain among people who preferred him to Gore was that W. Bush seemed much more approachable and likeable. A common way to convey that idea when discussing politicians is to say "He seems like the kind of guy you could have a beer with, you know?"
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Level 56
Jun 5, 2020
For the one about their middle names, I think U.S. Grant actually officially renamed himself.
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Level 32
Jun 6, 2020
Isn't Cleveland a valid scrabble word?
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Level 82
Jun 6, 2020
No, assuming you mean because it's a city, proper nouns are not valid Scrabble words.
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Level 55
Jun 7, 2020
I liked this quizn
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Level 69
Dec 21, 2020
Dwight David Eisenhower was born David Dwight Eisenhower
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Level 44
Jan 23, 2021
"Was over 70 years old during their time as president" should be updated to include Biden.
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Level 68
Jan 23, 2021
Fixed thanks
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Level 70
Jan 28, 2021
Biden should now be added in the list of people who have not appointed a Supreme Court Judge
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Level 68
Jan 28, 2021
Fixed thanks
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Level 55
Sep 25, 2021
Biden does not drink either.
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Level 71
Oct 20, 2021
Does Ike not work as a fill in for Eisenhower? I attempted it on multiple questions where he worked as an answer and it wasn't taken.
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Level 52
Jan 27, 2022
Biden doesn't drink, so should be added as an answer to the last question.
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Level 68
Jan 27, 2022
Fixed
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Level 37
Feb 24, 2022
Love this quiz!
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Level 69
Apr 7, 2022
Gotta update the SCOTUS one because Ketanji Brown Jackson has just been confirmed today!
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Level ∞
Apr 8, 2022
Updated
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Level 60
May 18, 2022
did it with 0:01 to spare!
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Level 76
Aug 16, 2022
i love how the answer to any "didn't do [x] during presidency" question is just William Henry Harrison because he died before he could do anything lmao
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Level 69
Jan 26, 2023
He had a whole month to drink and yet never did?
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Level 65
Dec 14, 2022
J Edgar Hoover
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Level 69
Sep 30, 2023
what about him? he was never president
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Level 67
Apr 10, 2023
Just missed the middle name one, I was thinking of guessing Calvin Coolidge but ran out of time. Also Hiram surprised me. Definitely heard Thomas Woodrow Wilson because we have a school in my area with that name but I guess I forgot about that
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Level 63
Jul 5, 2023
Harry Truman did not go to college. He is the most recent president who did not have a college degree (not withstanding honorary ones conferred later in life).
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Level 74
Jul 5, 2023
He attended college but did not earn a college degree.
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Level 61
Oct 16, 2023
At least half of the 64% who got Zachary Taylor for Z got him from seeing him as an earlier answer. I sure did.
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Level 77
Jan 31, 2024
Stated with such baseless certainty that I have to admire it.