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Historic First Ladies Quiz

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What woman was the first First Lady of the United States?
Lara Washington
Regina Washington
Martha Washington
Ethel Washington

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What First Lady of George W. Bush became famous for her keynote address at the 2000 Republican National Convention, advocated for the cause of literacy in America, and later on spent her life raising funds to combat medical crises throughout the world?
Laura Bush
Agatha Bush
Lisa Bush
Penelope Bush

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Claudia Johnson was a major force behind her husband's election because of her solo tours rallying support for his campaign. What famous nickname was Caludia Johnson known by that mirrored her husband's initials?
Love Born
Lulu Bee
Little Bear
Lady Bird

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What First Lady of James Madison was famous for her skills as a socialite and hostess which she used to legitimize America's standing as a nation and furthermore organized the rescue of George Washington's portrait from the burning White House?
Dolley Madison
Ulie Madison
Josephine Madison
Rebecca Madison

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Caroline Harrison, the wife of President Benjamin Harrison. founded what American historical society?
The Chroniclers of America's Past
The American Scholars
The American Auxiliary
The Daughters of the American Revolution

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Mary Geneva Eisenhower was better known by what name which was attached to a type of fashion that emulated her appearance?
Momo
Mamie
Missy
Mall

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Emily Donelson was Andrew Jackson's first First Lady. Rather than his wife, Emily Donelson was of what relation to Andrew Jackson?
She was Jackson's mother.
She was Jackson's niece.
She was Jackson's sister.
She was Jackson's aunt.

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What reclusive wife of Harry Truman was known for her assistance in writing his speeches as well as her honorary positions as leader of the Girl Scouts and the American Red Cross?
Lily Truman
Bess Truman
Mary Truman
Roselle Truman

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What First Lady inspired the naming of the Julia Watzes and is known for standardizing the use of "Hail to the Chief" to announce the President's entrance?
Julia Monroe
Julia Harrison
Julia Fillmore
Julia Tyler

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What second First Lady of the United States was known for advising her husband John Adams and for her writings on the topics of women's suffrage and the abolition of slavery?
Octavia Adams
Hellena Adams
Adelaine Adams
Abigail Adams

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What First Lady of Rutherford B. Hayes was famous for her support of the Temperance Movement and her refusal to drink alcohol?
"Cocoa" Candace Hayes
"Iced Tea" Tiffanie Hayes
"Punch" Pauline Hayes
"Lemonade" Lucy Hayes

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What First Lady of Ronald Reagan was an actress before she entered politics and championed the "Just Say No!" anti-drug campaign?
Francesca Reagan
Audrey Reagan
Delia Reagan
Nancy Reagan

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What wife of Barack Obama was the first African American First Lady and was known for her campaigning to improve nutrition in schools?
Gretchen Obama
Rachel Obama
Michelle Obama
Flannery Obama

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What First Lady of Warren G. Harding helped him to make his newspaper business more profitable and was known as "The Duchess" because of the elegant parties that she hosted?
Tilly Harding
Ruth Harding
Florence Harding
Wendy Harding

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What First Lady of George H. W. Bush was famous for her kind demeanor and her namesake foundation which promoted literacy in America?
Barb Bush
Alexandria Bush
Gloria Bush
Isla Bush

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What is the name of Hebert Hoover's First Lady who knew many different languages, assisted him in helping civilians during the Boxer Rebellion, and even translated Ancient Latin texts into modern English?
Vera Hoover
Georgette Hoover
Lou Hoover
Missy Hoover

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Edith Roosevelt was one of the first First Ladies to vastly expand the assumed duties of her station. What President of the U.S. was Edith Roosevelt married to?
Gordon Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Henry Roosevelt

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What wife of Jimmy Carter was known for her work for Habitat for Humanity, her many goodwill visits to Latin Ameria, and her close advisory relationship with her husband?
Rosalynn Carter
Frances Carter
Violet Carter
Mina Carter

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What is the name of Grover Cleveland's wife whom he married while in office leading to her becoming a figure of national curiosity?
Tabitha Cleveland
Frances Cleveland
Ulia Cleveland
Westria Cleveland

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What First Lady of Franklin Delano Roosevelt was known for her constant volunteer work throughout the Great Depression to help people who were struggling economically?
Eleanor Roosevelt
Roberta Roosevelt
Luellen Roosevelt
Drew Roosevelt

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What First Lady who wed Woodrow Wilson during his time in office helped steward the presidency while Woodrow Wilson recovered from a stroke?
Edith Wilson
Ylena Wilson
Iva Wilson
Fiona Wilson

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What highly educated wife of Millard Fillmore is known for building the White House library?
Abigail Fillmore
Regina Fillmore
Louisa Fillmore
Beatrice Fillmore

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What is the name of Abraham Lincoln's First Lady who was known for the elaborate parties that she put on to keep up morale during the Civil War?
Mary Todd Lincoln
Elizabeth Ann Lincoln
Henrietta Deandra Lincoln
Katherine Jessica Lincoln

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What First Lady to Calvin Coolidge was a dedicated supporter of the Red Cross and was known for her efforts teaching Deaf children to read lips?
Tabitha Coolidge
Grace Coolidge
Zora Coolidge
Vallery Coolidge

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What is the name of William Howard Taft's First Lady known for overseeing the planting of the cherry trees in Washington D.C. as well as for her activism on behalf of women and workers' rights?
Queen Taft
Georgette Taft
Deborah Taft
Nellie Taft

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What is the name of John F. Kennedy's First Lady famous for acting as an American socialite and for leading America in mourning following her husband's death?
Historic First Ladies Quiz
Lara Kennedy
Coleen Kennedy
Drusilla Kennedy
Jacqueline Kennedy

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Sarah Polk was a sober and business-like person who gave parties that were similarly serious. For this reason, she was commonly given what nickname that references the world's largest desert?
The Death Valley Doll
Queen Kalahari
Sahara Sarah
The Gobi Gal

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What First Lady of Richard Nixon was known for her many diplomatic visits to foreign powers and for being the first First Lady to visit China?
Pat Nixon
Cornelia Nixon
Betty Nixon
Joan Nixon

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What First Lady of Bill Clinton played a major role as his political advisor, became the Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, and ran for President in 2016?
Ophelia Clinton
Rebecca Clinton
Deborah Clinton
Hillary Clinton

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What was the name of William McKinley's First Lady who struggled with mental illness for much of her life and who visited her husband's grave every day after his passing for the rest of her life?
Nessa McKinley
Ruth McKinley
Meghan McKinley
Ida McKinley

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