President George W. Bush takes the oath of office to serve a second term as 43rd President of the United States, January 20, 2005, during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, and Jenna Bush listen as Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist administers the oath. (P44290-391)
The President & Family

First Ladies Trivia

1.

Part of the First Lady’s role is to act as the official hostess of the White House; this includes overseeing grand events such as state dinners. Mrs. Laura Bush was in the White House for six state dinners. Which First Lady was the hostess for the first White House State Dinner?




2.

Which First Lady made the following statement: “The role of First Lady is whatever the First Lady wants it to be.”




3.

Which President had three First Ladies?




4.

What does Mrs. Laura Bush have in common with First Ladies Abigail Adams and Mamie Eisenhower?




5.

No American President has ever been an only child, but several First Ladies, including Laura Bush, were. Which other First Ladies were only children?




6.

Like all First Ladies, Laura Bush held a special role as a diplomat of the United States. However, two First Ladies were born in other countries. Can you name them?




7.

As First Lady, Laura Bush continued her dedication to education. Which First Lady is not correctly matched with one of her favorite causes?





8.

Which first Lady made the following statement: “I know what’s best for the President. I put him in the White House. He does well when he listens to me and poorly when he does not.”




9.

Like most First Ladies, Laura Bush was able to serve the country as the wife of the President. How many First Ladies were not actually wives of the President?




10.

Which First Lady spoke of her role saying, “There was a sense of detachment. This was I, and yet not I — this was the wife of the President and she took precedence over me.”




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