Election Day Trivia Quiz – How many do you know?

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Election Day Trivia Quiz – How many do you know?


1.  Who was the first President to have his photograph taken?

2.  Who are the only 2 women to have won the nomination of a major party in a US presidential election?

3.  Under the current US system it is possible for a candidate to lose the popular vote and still be elected president by the Electoral College. Has this ever happened? 

4.  Barack Obama is our 44th president, but there actually have only been 43 presidents. Why?

5.  What 8 Presidents never attended college?

6.  What college has the most Presidents as alumni (seven in total)? 

7.  The term "First Lady" was used first to describe whom?

8.  Who is the only President never to marry?

9.  Who was the only divorced President?

10.              Who were the 4 Presidents assassinated in office?

11.              Which President received the highest number of popular votes and the highest number of electoral votes of any US Presidential election?

12.              Which 2 Presidents are tied for carrying the highest number of States (49)in an electoral vote?








1.  James Polk

2.  Geraldine Ferraro was the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1984, and Sarah Palin was the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee.

3.  This has happened four times. John Quincy Adams in 1824, Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876, Benjamin Harrison in 1888 and George W. Bush in 2000.

4.  Cleveland was elected for two nonconsecutive terms and is counted twice, as our 22nd and 24th president.

5.  Washington, Jackson, Van Buren, Taylor, Fillmore, Lincoln, A. Johnson, and Cleveland.

6.  Harvard: J. Adams, J. Q. Adams, T. Roosevelt, F. Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes, J. F. Kennedy, and George W. Bush.

7.  It was first used in 1849 when President Zachary Taylor called Dolley Madison "First Lady" at her state funeral. 

8.  James Buchanan

9.  Reagan

10.              Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy

11.              Ronald Reagan, 1984

12.              Richard Nixon (in 1972) and Ronald Reagan (in 1984) are tied for carrying the highest number of states in an electoral vote at 49. Nixon failed to carry Massachusetts, and Reagan failed to carry Minnesota.

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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

GOOD MORNING WAYNE AND JEAN!  I didn't do so well!

Nov 05, 2012 07:39 PM #1
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Good morning Wayne and Jean Marie,

Great list of questions, a fun way to kick off election day!

Nov 05, 2012 07:39 PM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Interesting...I actually got a few of these right...hoping everyone does the "right" thing and votes !

Nov 05, 2012 07:39 PM #3
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Guys,

Nice bit of trivia this morning and very fitting being the election day.

I did get a lot of them but missed a few.

Thank goodness this mess is finally over.

Have a great day.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 05, 2012 07:41 PM #4
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Wayne and Jean Marie.... I blew that quiz!!!  interesting trivia questions....

Nov 05, 2012 08:03 PM #5
Joan Congilose
Century 21 Action Plus Realty - Freehold Twp, NJ
Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold NJ Homes

Clever quiz, I think I need to go back to school to pass this one!

Nov 05, 2012 08:17 PM #6
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Thanks for educating me. I didn't do so well on this, and I'm glad you included the answers. You put a lot of research into this one. Thanks.

Nov 05, 2012 09:34 PM #7
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

I flunked big time.  Great quiz!

Nov 06, 2012 02:55 AM #8
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