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The Only Remaining U.S. President . . .

For each box, enter the only U.S. president that fits the description excluding presidents that have already appeared on the quiz.
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Last updated: November 4, 2021
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The only president . . .
President
To be African-American
Barack Obama
To serve non-consecutive terms
Grover Cleveland
To resign
Richard Nixon
To serve more than 2 full terms
Franklin D. Roosevelt
To be a Supreme Court justice
William Taft
To never be affiliated with a political party
George Washington
To run essentially unopposed in a presidential election
James Monroe
To be a Federalist
John Adams
To sign the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson
To receive a PhD
Woodrow Wilson
To be born on the 4th of July
Calvin Coolidge
To be president during a World War
Harry Truman
To live for at least 35 years after leaving the presidency
Jimmy Carter
To win a Nobel Peace Prize
Theodore Roosevelt
To win a Pulitzer Prize
John F. Kennedy
To be Catholic
Joe Biden
To be the grandfather of another president
William Henry Harrison
To be president for less than one year
James Garfield
To attend the Constitutional Convention
James Madison
To never marry
James Buchanan
To appear on Mount Rushmore
Abraham Lincoln
To be assassinated
William McKinley
To win a general election against a female major-party presidential candidate
Donald Trump
The only president . . .
President
To issue a presidential pardon to a former president
Gerald Ford
To use a different last name than the one he was born with
Bill Clinton
To be impeached
Andrew Johnson
To be president during a formally declared war against another country
James K. Polk
To be president when the U.S. acquired a piece of territory larger than West Virginia (~24,000 square miles)
Franklin Pierce
To be rated one of the 5 worst presidents in all 6 of Siena College Research Institute's Presidential Expert Polls (1982-2018)
Warren Harding
To die in office
Zachary Taylor
To be born in Virginia
John Tyler
To be a Whig
Millard Fillmore
To never be elected president
Chester A. Arthur
To be mentioned by name in the "Mediocre Presidents" song from The Simpsons
Rutherford B. Hayes
To fight in a war against the British
Andrew Jackson
To be born a British subject rather than an American citizen
John Quincy Adams
To be the namesake of more than a dozen U.S. counties
Ulysses S. Grant
To be born in Ohio
Benjamin Harrison
To win a presidential election despite losing the popular vote
George W. Bush
To be a state governor
Ronald Reagan
To be a general in the U.S. Army
Dwight D. Eisenhower
To serve in no elected office prior to being president
Herbert Hoover
To be born west of the Mississippi
Lyndon B. Johnson
To be a Republican
George H.W. Bush
To be a man
Martin Van Buren
14 Comments
+3
Level 86
Nov 4, 2021
I want this quiz to have a list of names of presidents, so you can keep track of which ones you've already guessed (reference: this quiz). But even after copying that quiz and fiddling with the design options, I wasn't able to figure out how to do it. If you can explain how this is done, I'd greatly appreciate it!
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Level 64
May 22, 2022
Fun quiz! I got a 100. I just wish it was a slightly better hint for Lincoln!
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Level 82
Nov 28, 2022
Nice quiz... I almost got all of them but the one that I was missing (Clinton) I got up to C-L-I-N-T.. and then time ran out. Had no idea about that fact.
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Level 82
Nov 28, 2022
Also, surprising that so few people knew Martin van Buren was male!
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Level 75
Feb 6, 2023
Too bad he got stuck with the last slot. He actually does have worthwhile claim on uniqueness. He's the only one to speak English as a second language. Dutch was his first.
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Level 64
Feb 6, 2023
I guess you could say he was the first American-born president.
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Level 44
Nov 28, 2022
Wasn't Kennedy also Catholic?
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Level 86
Nov 28, 2022
Indeed! Good thing he has already been used by the time you get to that clue.
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Level 45
Dec 29, 2022
Rigged. It says "the only president..." when he isn't the only one. And "the only president..." to be a man is incorrect.
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Level 77
May 5, 2024
"For each box, enter the only U.S. president that fits the description excluding presidents that have already appeared on the quiz. "
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Level 86
Dec 29, 2022
Been doing these "The Only Remaining . . ." quizzes for more than 4 years now, and still get comments like this. Guess they will never stop.
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Level 89
Jan 21, 2023
On that note, I'm surprised there aren't any complaints that the last one has 45 answers.

EDIT: Oh, there is.

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Level 61
Feb 6, 2023
This quiz is really top drawer. Very nicely designed.

By the way, I disagree with the quizzer's interest in having a list of presidents with names getting crossed off as you go. The puzzle is more challenging (and more fun) as it is.

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Level 86
Feb 6, 2023
Thanks for the compliment!

My main worry was that the quiz could be a little too challenging for the general quiz-taker without the list. But of course there are always those who prefer it that way.