POTUS Birth & Death Quiz

How well do you know the presidents? Answer these 10 questions about the presidents births and deaths to make your Commander-in-Chief proud.

#1. Who is the only U.S. President born on July 4?

All of these presidents were born in July, but only Coolidge was born on the 4th (1872, in Plymouth, Vermont). Coolidge birthday cake

#2. When he was 80 years old, where did John Quincy Adams suffer his fatal stroke?

Adams had just cast a vote when he suffered a stroke. He survived for two more days before passing away on February 23, 1848.

John Quincy Adams death

#3. Which U.S. President's remains were exhumed in 1991 to test for arsenic poisoning?

Theories around the circumstances of Taylor‘s death prompted the exhumation. The test conclusively proved that Taylor was not poisoned.

#4. Who was the first U.S. President born in a hospital?

Carter was born on October 1, 1924, at the Wise Sanitarium (now the Lillian G. Carter Nursing Center) in Plains, Georgia, a hospital where his mother was employed as a registered nurse.

Carter Birthplace

#5. How many U.S. Presidents have died while in office?

Harrison (1841), Taylor (1850), Lincoln (1865), Garfield (1881), McKinley (1901), Harding (1923), Roosevelt (1945), Kennedy (1963)

#6. How many Presidents have died on the Fourth of July?

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died in the same year (1826). James Monroe died in 1831.

President John Adams, 1797-1801 President Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809 President James Monroe, 1817-1825

#7. Who was the first U.S. President born an American citizen?

Born on December 5, 1782, Van Buren was the first president born after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

#8. Which state was the birthplace to the most U.S. Presidents?

Virginia was the birthplace of eight presidents – Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, W.H. Harrison, Tyler, Taylor, Wilson.

#9. Who was the first U.S. President buried at Arlington National Cemetery?

Taft died on on March 8, 1930. The grave marker is made of Stoney Creek Granite, stands 14.5 feet tall, and was sculpted by James Earl Frazer. Kennedy is the only other president buried at Arlington.

Arlington National Cemetery - William Howard Taft marker

#10. Born seventy years apart, James Polk and which other U.S. President share the same birthday?

Both Polk and Harding were born on November 2nd. Polk was born in North Carolina in 1795. Harding was born in Ohio in 1865.

President James K. Polk, 1845-1849 President Warren Gamaliel Harding, 1921-1923



Ronald Reagan blowing out birthday cake

Congratulations! Obviously you weren’t born yesterday. Have a piece of cake and celebrate your success with friends and family.

Grant's Tomb

Those questions are tough. So here is a bonus question to stump your friends – Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb? The answer is President Grant and his widow, Julia, are entombed, but not buried. Good luck.

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