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.

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




2.

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?




3.

Who described the role of First Lady by saying, “The First Lady is, and always has been, an unpaid public servant elected by one person, her husband.”




4.

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.”




5.

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?




6.

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.”




7.

Mrs. Laura Bush addressed both the 2000 and 2004 Republican National Conventions. Which First Lady was the first to address a national political convention?




8.

Which First Lady wore this gown at her husband’s inauguration?

Eleanor Roosevelt



9.

Who described the difficulties of being First Lady by saying, “The First Lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does. If she does too little. If she does too much. And I think you just have to be yourself and do the best you can.”




10.

Which First Lady proudly declared, “I had always had the satisfaction of knowing almost as much as he [the president] about the politics and intricacies of any situation.”




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