How well do you know the presidents? Answer these 10 questions about the presidents' connections to art, literature, television, and film to make your Commander-in-Chief proud.
#1. Which U.S. President won a Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage?
#2. As a candidate, which U.S. President said "Sock it to me" during his Laugh-In cameo?
Broadcast in the 1968 season premier, Nixon recorded this one line six times.
#3. How many U.S. Presidents have won a Grammy Award?
#4. Who was the first U.S. President to appear on TV?
Broadcast to a handful of TV sets in New York, Roosevelt was the first president to appear on television on April 30, 1939 as part of the opening ceremonies for the World’s Fair.
#5. Who was the first U.S. President to win an Emmy?
Eisenhower was the 1956 winner of the Governor’s Award for his use and encouragement of television.
#6. Who did Martin Van Buren omit from his autobiography?
Van Buren never mentioned his wife, Hannah, in his 776-page autobiography. There is also no mention of his presidency as it was published in 1834, three years before he took the oath of office.
#7. All the President's Men chronicles which presidential scandal?
The politically motivated break-in at the Watergate Hotel and subsequent cover-up led to Nixon‘s resignation. The book, published in 1974, was written by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. In 1976, it was adapted into a movie starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford.
#8. Which future U.S. President starred in the 1940 film Knute Rockne, All American?
Reagan played George Gipp whose deathbed line “Win one for the Gipper” became a Reagan election slogan.
#9. Of the three authors of the Federalist Papers, which one became U.S. President?
Written by Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay under the pseudonym Publius, the Federalist Papers are a collection of 85 articles and essays published in newspapers between 1787 and 1788 in support of ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
#10. In the painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware”, which other future U.S. President is seen in the boat carrying the flag?
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