Who is that president?

Americans go to the polls November 8 to elect the 45th president. But how much do you know about the previous 44? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of father-son presidents, warrior presidents, surprise presidents and presidents whose cows kept the White House fridge stocked with milk.

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Who was the first son of a president to become president himself?

George W. Bush

John Quincy Adams

Benjamin Harrison

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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This president fought in the Army, quit the Army, rejoined the Army, won a war and became a national hero. At 46, he became the youngest elected president in history. (Younger men later held the office.) He served two terms, lost his fortune and completed his memoirs just before his death. Who was he?

William Henry Harrison

Andrew Jackson

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ulysses S. Grant

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Which president held informal radio conversations, known as fireside chats, to discuss policy proposals and current events with a national audience?

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Barack Obama

Herbert Hoover

John F. Kennedy

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Because the president is elected through the electoral college, a candidate can reach the White House without winning the popular vote — that is, they can win the election without winning more votes than the other candidates. This has happened four times in history, and to four of the five presidents below. Which of these presidents came into office having actually won the popular vote?

John Quincy Adams

Rutherford B. Hayes

Benjamin Harrison

Ronald Reagan

George W. Bush

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George Washington was unopposed in his presidential campaigns, and twice won every vote in the electoral college. One other president came close to duplicating that feat, winning every electoral college vote but one during his reelection campaign. Who was he?

James Madison

James Monroe

Ronald Reagan

Abraham Lincoln

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Who was the first president to be born west of the Mississippi River?

Richard Nixon

Woodrow Wilson

Herbert Hoover

Abraham Lincoln

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When one vice president resigned, this congressman took his place. Then, when the president himself resigned, this congressman-turned-VP took office, becoming the first and only president of the United States who was not elected as either president or vice president. Who was he?

Gerald Ford

Richard Nixon

Andrew Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

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Which president had the shortest time in office, serving for 31 days before dying from what doctors said was pneumonia?

William McKinley

Chester Arthur

William Henry Harrison

Warren Harding

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Under this president, cows named Mooly Wooly and Pauline Wayne grazed on the White House lawn, providing the first family with a steady stream of milk and butter. Who was he?

William Howard Taft

Bill Clinton

Theodore Roosevelt

Lyndon B. Johnson

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This president helped to popularize the term “okay,” which was used for the name of a political organization — the O.K. Club — that supported his unsuccessful reelection campaign in 1840. Who was he?

Andrew Jackson

John Quincy Adams

Martin Van Buren

John Tyler