100+ President Trivia Questions and Answers

Presidential trivia is a great way to test one’s understanding and knowledge of politics, history, and the workings of the highest position in office in various countries. American history has been moulded by the U S presidents who made some of the biggest decisions in history. Let’s take a look at U S president trivia and trivia on other presidents across the world too.

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Did you know these trivia around US presidents?

  • John F Kennedy was the youngest elected president in US history at 43 years old.
  • President Gerald Ford was born with the given name Leslie Lynch King Jr.
  • Harry S Truman lead the efforts of desegregating the military, banning discrimination in the civil service and commissioning a federal report on civil rights.
  • Rutherford B Hayes started the first Easter Egg Roll at the White House, which is now an annual tradition.
  • The Patriot Act was signed by President George W Bush.
  • Donald Trump is the first American president to be impeached twice.
  • The Watergate scandal would eventually lead to the impeachment of Richard Nixon.
  • Stephen Grover Cleveland is the only president to serve to nonconsecutive terms.

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How old must a person be to run for President of the United States?▶ 35
Awarded posthumously in 2001, who is the only U.S. President to have received the Medal of Honor?▶ Theodore Roosevelt
Which US president focused on winning the Cold War and the rollback of communism?▶ Ronald Reagan
Which president implemented a Europe first strategy and started the Lend-Lease program to make Germany’s defeat a first priority?▶ Franklin D Roosevelt
Who is the United States’ eighth president?▶ Martin Van Buren
Which US president served from 1869 to 1877?▶ Ulysses S Grant
How many days was William Henry Harrison president?▶ 31 days
What did President Zachary Taylor die of during his term?▶ Cholera Morbus
How many successful assassination attempts on US presidents have there been?▶ Four
Every how many years does a presidential elections happen in Colombia?▶ Four
Who was the 14th US president?▶ Franklin Pierce
Which US president holds the nickname “Father of His Country”?▶ George Washington
How many presidents served during the American Revolution?▶ 3
What was the name of President James madison’s wife?▶ Dolley Madison
What is the oldest political party in Australia?▶ The Labor Party
Who was the first president of the United States to live in the White House?▶ President John Quincy Adams
Which President is on the United States 1,000 dollar bill?▶ Grover Cleveland
In 1952, Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of which country?▶ Israel
At the time of his assassination, what play was Abraham Lincoln watching?▶ Our American Cousin
Who was the first President of the United States?George Washington
Who was the President of France during World War II?Charles de Gaulle
Who was the first female President of Liberia?Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Who was the President of the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis?Nikita Khrushchev
Who was the President of South Africa during the end of apartheid?F.W. de Klerk
Who was the first President of Kenya?Jomo Kenyatta
Who was the President of Cuba during the Bay of Pigs invasion?Fidel Castro
Who was the President of Indonesia during the 2004 tsunami?Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Who was the first President of Brazil?Deodoro da Fonseca
Who was the President of Mexico during the Mexican-American War?Antonio López de Santa Anna
Who was the first President of China?Sun Yat-sen
Who was the President of Iraq during the Gulf War?Saddam Hussein
Who was the President of Chile during the Pinochet regime?Augusto Pinochet (as a dictator, not elected)
Who was the first President of South Korea?Syngman Rhee
Who was the President of Egypt during the Suez Crisis?Gamal Abdel Nasser
Who was the President of Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan War?Mohammad Najibullah
Who was the President of the Philippines during the People Power Revolution?Ferdinand Marcos
Who was the President of Argentina during the Falklands War?Leopoldo Galtieri
Who was the first President of Ghana?Kwame Nkrumah
Who was the President of Israel during the Six-Day War?Zalman Shazar
Who was the first President of Tanzania?Julius Nyerere
Who was the President of the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis?John F. Kennedy
Who was the President of France during the Vietnam War?Charles de Gaulle
Who was the first President of Nigeria?Nnamdi Azikiwe
Who was the President of Syria during the Arab Spring?Bashar al-Assad
Who was the President of Iran during the Iranian Revolution?Abolhassan Banisadr
Who was the first President of Angola?Agostinho Neto
Who was the President of Uganda during Idi Amin’s regime?Milton Obote
Who was the President of Mozambique during its civil war?Samora Machel
Who was the President of Chile during the Allende presidency?Salvador Allende
Who was the President of Afghanistan during the Taliban regime?Mohammed Omar
Who was the first President of Zimbabwe?Canan Banana
Who was the President of Uruguay during the Tupamaros insurgency?Jorge Pacheco Areco
Who was the President of Venezuela during the 1992 coup attempts?Carlos Andrés Pérez
Who was the President of Turkey during the Gezi Park protests?Abdullah Gül
Who was the first President of Croatia?Franjo Tuđman
Who was the President of Romania during the fall of communism?Nicolae Ceaușescu
Who was the President of Haiti during the Duvalier dynasty?François Duvalier
Who was the President of Bulgaria during the fall of communism?Todor Zhivkov
Who was the President of Panama during the Noriega regime?Eric Arturo Delvalle
Who was the President of Peru during the Shining Path insurgency?Alberto Fujimori
Who was the President of Liberia during the First Liberian Civil War?Samuel Doe
Who was the President of Haiti during the 2010 earthquake?René Préval
Who was the President of Iraq during the Gulf War in 1991?Saddam Hussein
Who was the President of Iran during the Iran-Iraq War?Ali Khamenei
Who was the President of Somalia during the Somali Civil War?Siad Barre
Who was the President of Uganda during the Uganda-Tanzania War?Idi Amin
Who was the President of Egypt during the Arab Spring?Hosni Mubarak
Who was the President of Yemen during the Yemeni Civil War?Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi
Who was the President of Ethiopia during the Ethiopian Civil War?Mengistu Haile Mariam
Who was the President of Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime?Pol Pot
Who was the President of Colombia during the Colombian conflict?Juan Manuel Santos
Who was the President of Sudan during the Second Sudanese Civil War?Omar al-Bashir
Who was the President of Bangladesh during the Bangladesh Liberation War?Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Who was the President of Algeria during the Algerian War of Independence?Ahmed Ben Bella
Who was the President of Tunisia during the Arab Spring?Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
Who was the President of Chad during the Chadian Civil War?Hissène Habré
Who was the President of Sri Lanka during the Sri Lankan Civil War?Mahinda Rajapaksa
Who was the President of Guatemala during the Guatemalan Civil War?Efraín Ríos Montt
Who was the President of El Salvador during the Salvadoran Civil War?José Napoleón Duarte
Who was the President of Nicaragua during the Contra War?Daniel Ortega
Who was the President of Venezuela during the presidency of Hugo Chávez?Hugo Chávez
Who was the President of Zimbabwe during the Rhodesian Bush War?Robert Mugabe
Who was the President of Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War?Elias Sarkis
Who was the President of Syria during the Syrian Civil War?Bashar al-Assad
Who was the President of Iraq during the Iraq War?Saddam Hussein
Who was the President of Afghanistan during the Afghan War?Hamid Karzai
Who was the President of Iran during the Iranian Hostage Crisis?Abolhassan Banisadr
Who was the President of Egypt during the Yom Kippur War?Anwar Sadat
Who was the President of Brazil during the Brazilian military dictatorship?Emílio Garrastazu Médici
Who was the President of Argentina during the Dirty War?Jorge Rafael Videla
Who was the President of Mexico during the Mexican Revolution?Porfirio Díaz
Who was the President of France during the French Revolution?Louis XVI
Who was the President of the United States during the American Civil War?Abraham Lincoln
Who was the President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War?Jefferson Davis
Who was the President of the Soviet Union during the Cold War?Mikhail Gorbachev
Who was the President of South Africa during the apartheid era?P. W. Botha
Who was the President of Indonesia during the Indonesian National Revolution?Sukarno
Who was the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the Congo Crisis?Joseph Kasa-Vubu
Who was the President of Ghana during the Ghanaian Independence Movement?Kwame Nkrumah
Who was the President of Kenya during the Mau Mau Uprising?Jomo Kenyatta
Who was the President of Algeria during the Algerian War?Ahmed Ben Bella
Who was the President of Haiti during the Haitian Revolution?Jean-Jacques Dessalines
Who was the President of Mexico during the Mexican War of Independence?Agustín de Iturbide
Who was the President of Chile during the Chilean War of Independence?Bernardo O’Higgins
Who was the President of Argentina during the Argentine War of Independence?Cornelio Saavedra
Who was the President of the United States during the American Revolutionary War?George Washington
Who was the President of France during the French and Indian War?Louis XV
Who was the President of Russia during the Great Northern War?Peter the Great
Who was the President of the Ottoman Empire during the Battle of Vienna?Mustafa II
Who was the President of Portugal during the Age of Discovery?Henry the Navigator
Who was the President of China during the Opium Wars?Daoguang Emperor

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