Take The Presidential Quiz
MICHELE NORRIS, host:
This has been a year of presidential milestones. The nation just elected the first president born in Hawaii, the first president to continue to use a BlackBerry for private e-mail while at office, and of course the first African-American to serve as commander-in-chief. All that will surely be fodder for the presidential trivia treadmill, and some of us here at ALL THINGS CONSIDERED are a bit obsessed by presidential trivia. And so once again we have our Presidents Day trivia quiz. Here's how it works. I'm going to share the questions now and we'll provide answers at the end of this hour. Ready, set, here we go.
Which president popularized the following phrases: Speak softly and carry a big stick, the bully pulpit, my hat's in the ring, and good to the last drop? Again, we want to know which president popularized those phrases. Which president's life was saved by a song? Which president's life was saved by a song? Which president's life was saved by a movie made 42 years earlier? Again, which president's was saved by a movie made 42 years earlier?
Which president liked to go skinny dipping in the Potomac every morning? Again, which president liked to go skinny dipping in the Potomac River every single morning? And for our bonus round, which president is featured on the $100,000 bill? And for extra credit, what years were those bills printed? Again, we will have answers later on in the program.