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Inauguration Intelligence Test

How much do you know about the US Presidential Inauguration?

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    1. Where was President Washington's inauguration held?
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    1. Washington was inaugurated in New York City, the temporary capital of the United States.
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    2. Who was the first president inaugurated in Washington, D.C.?
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    2. Thomas Jefferson was the first president inaugurated in Washington, D.C.
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    3. Where does the presidential oath of office come from?
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    3. The oath of office is written in Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution.
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    4. Who added the phrase "so help me God" to his oath, which has been used ever since?
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    4. George Washington added "so help me God" to the end of his oath.
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    5. Who was the first president to have a poet speak at his inauguration, and who was the poet?
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    5. John F. Kennedy asked poet Robert Frost to speak at his inauguration. Frost composed a poem titled Dedication to read, but the glare of the sun prevented him from seeing the writing on his paper. He instead recited from memory The Gift Outright.
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    6. Who was the first president inaugurated on January 20?
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    6. Franklin Delano Roosevelt's inauguration in 1937 was the first to be held on January 20. The new date, which was moved from March, was a result of the 20th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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    7. Which president walked the inaugural parade for the first time?
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    7. President Jimmy Carter, in 1977, was the first president to walk the parade route. He walked with his wife Rosalynn and daughter Amy.
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    8. Which president died of pneumonia one month after his inauguration, which was held in cold and overcast weather conditions?
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    8. President William Henry Harrison is wearing a coat here, but did not wear an overcoat, hat or gloves during his swearing-in ceremony on March 4, 1841. He also delivered the longest inauguration address on record. Bad move, prez. He died of pneumonia on April 4, 1841. Harrison was the first President to die in office.
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    9. When was the first televised inauguration ceremony?
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    9. In 1949 President Harry S. Truman's inauguration was the first televised ceremony.
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    10. How many people will be on the inaugural platform being constructed at the U.S. Capitol?
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    10. The inaugural platform will hold over 1,600 people. In addition to Barack Obama, Joe Biden and their families, there will be members of Congress, members of the U.S. Supreme Court, governors, Cabinet members, members of the diplomatic corps, former Presidents and the outgoing President and Vice President.