It all started with George Washington -- Virginia's presidential maternity, that is. But there's a lot more to the relationship between the Old Dominion and 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Take this quiz and see how much you know. Answers are on Page B5.
1 Pick the Virginia plantation where George Washington was born:
a) Pope's Creek b) Mount Vernon c) Berkeley d) Woodlawn
2 Who of these choices was not one of the eight presidents born in Virginia?
a) Zachary Taylor b) Franklin Pierce c) John Tyler d) James Monroe
3 Which Virginian was the first career soldier to become president?
4 True or false? Two of Virginia's eight presidents died in office.
5 Which of the following Virginia towns is not a presidential birthplace?
a) Staunton b) Barboursville c) Port Conway d) Roanoke
6 Which Virginia president is also known as the Father of the Constitution?
7 Which one of these Virginians had the shortest term in office?
a) Thomas Jefferson b) Woodrow Wilson c) William Henry Harrison
d) James Madison
8 Which Virginian was the first president to be married while in office?
9 True or false? Most of the Virginia presidents were lawyers by occupation.
10 Last but not least, how many Virginians have served as vice president?
3 Zachary Taylor
4 True. William Henry Harrison and
Zachary Taylor both died before
finishing their terms.
6 James Madison
7 c. Harrison died after one month in
office after contracting pneumonia
at his inauguration.
8 John Tyler
9 True. Only Washington, Harrison and Taylor had no legal background.
10 Only two: Thomas Jefferson,
who was John Adams's vice president, and Tyler, who took office after Harrison died.