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.

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.”




2.

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?




3.

Mrs. Laura Bush has always been dedicated to education. Before becoming a librarian, Mrs. Bush was a teacher for four years. How many other First Ladies were also teachers?




4.

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?




5.

Along with her role as First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush was also First Lady of Texas. How many other national First Ladies were also First Ladies of a state?




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 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.

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




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