Inaugurals have been held for the last 200 years, but how much do you really know about them? Try this quiz to find out. Part I Match the president to the inauguration. 1 ."...The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--neameless, unreasoning terror." 2 ."...Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." 3 . "...Let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds." 4. "We stand again at the steps of this symbol of our democracy-- well, we would have been standing at the steps if it hadn't gotten so cold." 5. "...Moral stamina means more energy and more productivity, on the farm and in the factory." A. Abraham Lincoln B. Franklin Delano Roosevelt C. Dwight D. Eisenhower D. John F. Kennedy E. Ronald Reagan Answers: 1B, 2D, 3A, 4E, 5C PART II Q: In 1933, the 20th Amendment changed the inauguration's date to Jan 20. On what day were previous inaugurations held? A: March 4. Weather was thought to be drier, though colder, in January. Q: Which First Lady was both the creator of the inaugural ball and the first to attend her husband's inauguration? A: Dolley Madison. In 1809 she served cake and punch to visitors at her Georgetown home. Q: Photography first documented the inauguration of which president? And which president's inauguration was the first to be captured on film by motion-picture cameras? A: James Buchanan in 1857 and William McKinley in 1897, respectively. Q: Name the first president to ride to his inauguration in an automobile. A: Warren G. Harding in 1921. Q: Whose inauguration was first transmitted by radio into American homes, and whose inauguration was the first to be covered by television? A: Calvin Coolidge's in 1925 and Harry S Truman's in 1948, respectively. Q: This president was the first to speak his inaugural address from memory. A: Franklin Pierce. Q: Who held one of his six inaugural balls at the Smithsonian Institution, marking the first time the event was ever held there? A: Richard M. Nixon, who once said, "We were Quakers. We didn'tmuch practice that type of thing." His other five balls were held at the Mayflower, the Statler Hilton, the Washington Hilton, the Shoreham and the Sheraton Park hotels. Q: Name the only president whose oath of office was administered by his father. A: Calvin Coolidge. His father, Col. John Coolidge, was a notary public. Coolidege was persuaded to take the oath a second time because his father was not a federal officer, but the second swearing-in was kept secret to avoid hurting the colonel's feelings. Q: President-elect William Howard Taft remarked on the morning of his inauguration: "I always said it would be a cold day when I got to be president of the United States." But his was not the coldest inauguration day. Whose was? Whose was the second coldest? A: The day designated for Reagan's second inauguration was the coldest Inauguration Day ever. It was 7 degrees at noon on Jan. 21, 1985, but the temperature had plunged to 4 degrees below zero earlier in the day. Ulysses S. Grant's second swearing-in took place on the second-coldest inauguration day in history. It was 16 degrees at noon on March 4, 1873, with winds gusting up to 40 miles an hour, making it so cold the food and champagne froze at the reception. So did hundreds of caged canaries, meant to add a festive trilling. Q: Whose inauguration day was the wettest? A: Franklin Delano Roosevelt's second, in 1937. "If they {spectators} can take it, I can take it," said Roosevelt, who insisted on taking the oath outside and riding back to the White House in an open car, despite pouring rain. Q: Who had the first outdoor inauguration? A: James Monroe, March 4, 1817. Q: The second worst inaugural snowstorm dumped 20 inches on the eve of John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961, causing massive traffic tie-ups and stranding thousands of motorists. The snow ended by dawn. When was the worst inaugural snowstorm? A: In 1909, when Taft became president. Q: Which president, a victim of his disregard for the bitter cold weather on his inauguration day, was the first to die in office? A: William Henry Harrison rode a white charger in a two-hour procession from the White House to the Capitol without the protection of hat or overcoat. At the Capitol, he stood outside and delivered the longest inaugural address ever, 8,445 words. Back at the White House, he shook hands outside for three hours. His contempt for the frigid weather continued in th days to come, and his lingering cold became pneumonia. He died on April 4, 1841, 30 days after taking office. Q: Who administered the oath of office to the most presdients? A: Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney administered the oath seven times to seven men: Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, James Polk, Zachary Taylor, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln. Q: How many times has the date mandated for the president's inauguration fallen on a Sunday? A: Six times. The Constitution makes no provision about how this should be treated. Ronald Reagan was the second president to take the oath on Sunday, but the first to do so in a public ceremony. Dwight D. Eisenhower was sworn into office in a private ceremony on a Sunday in 1957 and again in a public ceremony the next day. Q: Who gave the shortest inaugural address? A: George Wahsington's second inaugural address was the shortest, 135 words. Q: Which president was the oldest at the time of his inauguration? The yougest? A: Reagan was 69 years, 349 days old when sworn in for his first term. He reset this record at 73 when sworn in the second time. Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest, 42 years 322 days old. Q: What age must a citizen attain in order to be inaugurated president? A: 35. Q: In what year do some say we were without a president for a day? A: 1849. March 4 fell on a Sunday, prompting Zachary Taylor to take the oath of office on Monday, March 5. The role would have temporarily fallen to the Senate president pro tempore, but the man elected to that position did not official assume his duties until March 5. Q: Who first took the oath of office in the White House? A: Rutherford B. Hayes became president in a secret Saturday ceremony on March 3, 1877, prompted by rumors that he would be kidnaped and his opponent, Samuel J. Tilden, inaugurated in his palce. (The election was very close; in fact, Tilden won a majority of the popular vote.) Because Grant's term was not yet up, the county had two presdients that weekend. Hayes took the oath again Monday again at the Capitol. Q: Who was the only vice president to be named by the president, confirmed by Congress and then inaugurated president? A: Gerald R. Ford. Q: President-elect George Bush will take the oath of office today, his right hand placed on the same Bible used for George Washington's swearing-in 200 years ago. A picture of Washington was added to the Bible in the mid-1800s. Whose portrait did it originally contain? A: England's King George II Source: Library of Congress. Compiled by staff researcher Michelle Hall. s