Presidents Quiz

 

Results and Answers

 

Thank you for your entries.  Best answers were from Mick and Pat with 17 right, and Mike with 16.  Teresa/Panikos also scored well.  And the answers were

 

1.     Adams* – Adam’s ale is water

2.     Bush* – ‘a good wine needs no bush’

3.     Jackson – the Jackson Five

 

4.     Bush* – ‘to beat about the bush’

5.     Carter – someone who draws a cart

6.     Harrison* – Harris tweed

 

7.     Fillmore – the fuel tank

8.     Ford – the first mass produced car

 

9.     Adams* – Charles Ad(d)ams, creator of The Addams Family

10. Garfield – the cartoon cat

 

11. Hoover – vacuum cleaner

12. Coolidge – Coolidge tube used for taking X-rays

13. Madison – Madison Avenue, centre of New York advertising industry

 

14. Kennedy – administration dubbed ‘Camelot’ by journalist Theodore White

15. Arthur – King Arthur’s court

 

16. Lincoln – Lincoln green

17. Monroe – Marilyn Monroe

18. Pierce – point taken?

 

19. Hayes – ‘haze’

20. Roosevelt* – ‘rose svelte’

21. Polk – polka

 

22. Taylor – ‘tailor’

23. Truman – ‘true man’

 

24. Tyler – Wat Tyler, leader of the 14th century Peasants’ Revolt

25. Washington – Washington, D. C.

 

 

·        Note:  there are two Adams, John Adams (1789-97) and John Quincy Adams (1825-29), and two Bush, George Bush (1989-93) and George W. Bush (2001- ).  There were also two Harrison and two Roosevelt, but I’ve only used one of each.

 

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