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.

Mrs. Laura Bush married President George W. Bush only three months after meeting him. Which other Presidential couples have had whirlwind courtships, getting married less than six months after meeting?




3.

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





4.

Who said of her role as First Lady, “I do not belong to the public; my character is wholly domestic, and the public have nothing to do with it.”




5.

One of Mrs. Laura Bush’s favorite events at the White House was the yearly Easter Egg Roll. Which of the following statements about First Ladies and their involvement with the Easter Egg Roll is not true?




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 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?




8.

Which First Lady wore this inaugural gown?

Helen Taft



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.

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




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