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.

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?




2.

Which First Lady wore this inaugural gown?

Helen Taft



3.

Which President had three First Ladies?




4.

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




5.

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




6.

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?




7.

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.”




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.

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?




10.

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.”




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