In the third or fourth grade, many of us learned that little song about the U.S. presidents.
Does anyone still remember it? I didn’t think so.
We can easily recite the alphabet song. We’ve never forgotten the words to that one.
But the tune fades on Abe, Millard, John Quincy and Grover.
In honor of Presidents Day, Monday Morning Trivia will try to restore integrity to your O.O.I.Q. (Oval Office Intelligence Quotient).
1. The Nancy Hanks was a famous Central of Georgia passenger train that passed through Macon on its way from Atlanta to Savannah. It was named after a race horse that was named after which president’s mother?
(A) Grover Cleveland. (B) Woodrow Wilson. (C) Chester Arthur. (D) Abraham Lincoln.
2. Gutzon Borglum was the sculptor who carved the four presidents -- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln -- on Mount Rushmore. What was his artistic contribution to Macon?
(A) Round Building at Central City Park. (B) Frieze at the Terminal Station. (C) Bust of Sidney Lanier at the Washington Memorial Library. (D) Confederate statue on Cotton Avenue.
3. Lucy Mercer, the mistress of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was rushed to a waiting car and driven to Macon after FDR became gravely ill at Warm Springs, and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt was summoned from Washington. Where did Lucy Mercer learn of FDR’s death when she arrived in Macon 70 years ago this April?
(A) IHOP on Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard. (B) Front desk at Dempsey Hotel. (C) Baggage claim at Terminal Station. (D) Sinkhole on Vineville Avenue.
4. Although he never lived on Cherry Street in Macon, which president had a 1 Cherry Street address in New York City?
(A) George W. Bush. (B) George Washington. (C) John Adams. (D) Franklin Pierce.
5. Which Georgia state senator, representing District 18, has the same name as a U.S. president?
(A) Warren Harding. (B) Millard Fillmore. (C) John F. Kennedy. (D) James Garfield.
6. Although Jimmy Carter gained fame as a peanut farmer from Georgia, which U.S. president’s father was nicknamed “Peanuts?”
(A) Harry Truman. (B) William Henry Harrison. (C) Andrew Johnson. (D) Rutherford B. Hayes.
7. Richard Nixon reportedly had what piece of Macon memorabilia?
(A) Macon Whoopees T-shirt. (B) Spoon from Len Berg’s. (C) Yoshino cherry tree sapling. (D) Autographed Little Richard album.
8. The corporate headquarters for Waffle House is in Norcross. Which president is credited with introducing the nation’s first waffle iron from France?
(A) Bill Clinton. (B) Dwight Eisenhower. (C) William Howard Taft. (D) Thomas Jefferson.
9. The late Jody Powell, press secretary for Jimmy Carter, grew up on a farm near what south Georgia community?
(A) Powelltown. (B) Vienna. (C) Reynolds. (D) Clinton.
10. The downtown streets of Fitzgerald are named after both Union and Confederate generals and which two U.S. presidents?
(A) Teddy Roosevelt and Zachary Taylor. (B) Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. (C) Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. (D) James Buchanan and Andrew Jackson.
ANSWERS: (1) D. (2) C. (3) B. (4) B. (5) C. (6) A. (7) A. (8) D. (9) B. (10) C.
REPORT CARD: (9-10) Hail to the chief. (7-8) Executive privilege. (5-6) Presidential pardon. (3-4) Lame duck. (0-2) Impeachable offense.
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