The United States of America has had 46 presidents to date. Some of these presidents are more well-known than others, but each of them has made its own mark on history. Here are 12 interesting presidential trivia questions and answers you may or may have not known:
1. Who was the oldest president to be elected?
Answer: Joe Biden, at age 78, was the oldest president to be elected when he won in November 2020.
2. Who was the youngest president to be elected?
Answer: John F. Kennedy was the youngest elected president and became President of the United States at the age of 43.
3. Who was the only president to serve more than two terms?
Answer: Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only president to serve more than two terms and was in office from 1933–1945.
4. Who was the first US President to own a telephone?
Answer: Rutherford B. Hayes was the first US President to own a telephone and it was installed in the White House during his presidency from 1877–1881.
5. Who was the only president to not live in the White House?
Answer: George Washington was the first president of the United States and he served from 1789-1797. And he did not live in the White House because he oversaw the construction of this famous building.
6. Who was the only president to never be married?
Answer: James Buchanan is the only president to never marry during his lifetime. He was a bachelor throughout his presidency, which lasted from 1857–1861.
7. Who was the president during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
Answer: John F. Kennedy was president during the Cuban Missile Crisis, which occurred from October 1962 to November 1962.
8. Which president hated broccoli?
Answer: George H.W. Bush was the president of the United States from 1989-1993. He was known for many things, including his distaste for broccoli. He even mentioned in one of his press conferences that his mother used to make him eat broccoli when he was a kid and that he won’t be eating it anymore since he became president.
9. Who was the first president to appear on television?
Answer: Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to appear on television in 1939 at the World’s Fair in New York City
10. Who was the only president to resign from office?
Answer: Richard Nixon was the only president to resign from office in 1974 due to his involvement in the Watergate scandal.
11. Who is the only unanimously elected US president?
Answer: George Washington was the only unanimously elected US president in 1788-1789. He received no opposing votes from any of the electors and remained a symbol of democracy in America.
12. Which president worked at Baskin-Robbins during his teenage years?
Answer: President Obama worked at Baskin-Robbins as a teenager. He said that it taught him the importance of customer service. He also learned how to work hard and stay organized. Obama said that those skills helped him later when he became a community organizer.
So, how many presidential trivia questions did you get right? No matter your score, these interesting facts about our nation’s presidents are sure to give you insight into the rich history of America.