02.20.11

21 Presidential Questions for Presidents' Day

Happy birthday, George Washington! Test your presidential IQ with 21 of the most burning presidential questions, from the one who died a citizen of another country to the first to be born in a hospital, and more.

When it comes to trivia, the United States presidency is one of the richest sources in the world, full of misconceptions, controversy, rumors, and hearsay. Some presidential myths are most certainly the stuff of legend ( Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen; George Washington’s dentures were made of wood; John F. Kennedy told the German people he was a jelly doughnut). Yet for some presidents, the truth is stranger than fiction.

Gallery: 21 Presidential Trivia Questions

Pop quiz: Which president could write in Greek with one hand and Latin with another? Is the White House haunted? Which presidents were related? Was there ever a one-day president?

Think you know the answer to these questions, and more? We selected the 21 most curious, baffling questions from the Internet Public Library and with a big nod to IPL and the Librarians’ Internet Index, we provide the answers, all in one place.