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.

Mrs. Laura Bush taught at an elementary school named after which First Lady’s husband?




2.

Mrs. Laura Bush was born in Midland, Texas. Which other First Lady is a native Texan?




3.

Like all First Ladies, Laura Bush held a special role as a diplomat of the United States. However, one First Lady was born outside of the United States. Can you name her?




4.

Which First Lady described her preparation for the role by saying, “Of course, being mistress of the White House is a terrific responsibility, and I am truly grateful for my Army wife training.”




5.

Which First Lady described her role, saying, “I live a very dull life here ... indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.”




6.

Which First Lady wore this inaugural gown?

Helen Taft



7.

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.”




8.

Mrs. Laura Bush has a master’s degree in library science from the University of Texas at Austin. Can you name the other First Ladies with graduate degrees?




9.

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?




10.

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?




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