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Get Stately With Some Presidential Firsts Trivia!

On August 22, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt took the first public, official car ride during a presidential term. He actually wasn't too fond of the car, preferring horses instead. See if  you answer these trivia questions about other presidential firsts...

Who Was Really the First President to Ride in an Automobile, and Who Was the First President to Have an Official One?

Who Was the First President to Travel Abroad on Business?

Who Was the First President to Be American-Born?

Who Was the First President to Appear on an Entertainment-Based TV Show?

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17 hours ago, phkrause said:

What country is First Lady Melania Trump from?

Slovenia

 

11 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

SLOVENIA

Answer: First Lady of the United States Melania Trump is the wife of President Donald J. Trump and the mother of Barron Trump. She is the second First Lady born outside of the United States, and she is the only First Lady to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. Melania Trump was born on April 26, 1970 in Novo Mesto, Slovenia (then part of communist Yugoslavia). At age 16, she began what would soon become a highly successful modeling career. In 1996, she moved to New York and ten years later, she became a United States citizen.

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17 hours ago, phkrause said:

Where is the famous "Mona Lisa" painting housed?

Where is the famous "Mona Lisa" painting housed?

Your Answer: The Louvre, Paris

Correct Answer: The Louvre, Paris

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18 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who Was Really the First President to Ride in an Automobile, and Who Was the First President to Have an Official One?

Roosevelt may have been the first president to ride in an automobile in public as part of his official duties, but he was not really the first president to set foot in a car. That honor goes to William McKinley, who in 1899 took a ride in a Stanley Steamer as a demonstration. Cars gradually became more important both to presidential administrations and to society, and while Roosevelt's administration did have a car, William Howard Taft became the first president to have an official automobile (actually, four) for presidential business. By the way, one of Taft's cars was a Baker Electric, and another was steam-powered. The other two were gasoline-powered.

 

18 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who Was the First President to Travel Abroad on Business?

 

18 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who Was the First President to Be American-Born?

Given there is a requirement for U.S. presidents to be born citizens on U.S. soil, it's easy to overlook the fact that several early presidents were not born as U.S. citizens. And in fact, the citizenship requirement accounts for this. These first few presidents were actually born as colonial subjects and British citizens, and it wasn't until Martin van Buren, who took office in 1837, that the president was actually born as a citizen of the United States. The clause in the Constitution that governs presidential eligibility requirements notes that the president must be either a natural-born citizen (i.e., not a naturalized citizen) or a U.S. citizen at the time the Constitution was adopted.

 

18 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who Was the First President to Appear on an Entertainment-Based TV Show?

Presidents have used media to their advantage for decades, but appearances were limited to serious, official business. That changed in the 1960s when dour-seeming Richard Nixon made two widely seen TV appearances on shows meant for entertainment. The first was as a candidate who lost a gubernatorial race; this was in 1963, and the appearance was on The Tonight Show with Jack Paar. In 1968, Nixon became the first president -- or candidate, rather -- to appear on a comedy show when he made a cameo appearance on Laugh-In, delivering the famous line, "sock it to me." The first sitting president to appear on an entertainment show was Gerald Ford, making a cameo on Saturday Night Live. Technically, Ford was there as a candidate for his re-election campaign, but he was, of course, in office at the time.

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What protest movement's slogan was "We are the 99%"?

Occupy Wall Street I believe??

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Which of these classic books is the longest?

War and Peace

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On 8/23/2019 at 11:21 AM, phkrause said:

What protest movement's slogan was "We are the 99%"?

Occupy Wall Street I believe??

Answer: Occupy Wall Street was a protest movement that began on September 17, 2011, in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district, against economic inequality. The main issues raised by Occupy Wall Street were social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the undue influence of corporations on government—particularly from the financial services sector. The Occupy Wall Street slogan, "We are the 99%", refers to income and wealth inequality in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population.

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On 8/23/2019 at 11:35 AM, phkrause said:

What is the scientific term for an animal that walks on two feet?

What is the scientific term for an animal that walks on two feet?

Your Answer: Bigamous

Correct Answer: Bipedal

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which of these classic books is the longest?

War and Peace

 

17 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

WAR AND PEACE

Answer: War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy. It is regarded as a central work of world literature and one of Tolstoy's finest literary achievements. Tolstoy’s historical novel on the Napoleonic invasion of Russia has become a byword for long books. War and Peace has 587,287 words with 1,215 pages. Tolstoy completed his first draft in 1863, but he later spent three years rewriting most of it. In comparison, J. R. R. Tolkien managed to write his classic The Lord of the Rings in “just” 481,103 words.

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The infamous Guantanamo Bay detention camp is located in which country?

Cuba

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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

What were the 1920s called in the United States?

 

4 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

ROURING 20'S

What were the 1920s called in the United States?

Your Answer: The Roaring Twenties

Correct Answer: The Roaring Twenties

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17 hours ago, phkrause said:

The infamous Guantanamo Bay detention camp is located in which country?

Cuba

 

4 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

CUBA

Answer: The Guantanamo Bay detention camp is a United States military prison located within Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, which is on the coast of Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. The camp was established by President George W. Bush's administration in 2002 during the War on Terror. Indefinite detention without trial and torture have led the operations of this camp to be considered a major breach of human rights by Amnesty International and a violation of Due Process Clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth amendments of the United States Constitution.

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What author wrote his last novel in crayon?

James Joyce

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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

What author wrote his last novel in crayon?

James Joyce

 

12 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

JAMES JOYCE

Answer: While living in Zurich, James Joyce began to suffer from severe ocular illness and eventually underwent at least ten operations on his eyes. For years he was almost totally blind and much of his later writing was done with red crayon on huge white sheets of paper. Joyce composed most of Finnegans Wake with crayon pieces on cardboard. The large crayons helped him see what he was writing. By the time Joyce finished his final novel, the eye problems that had plagued him for most of his life had rendered him nearly blind.

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