After the drama of the recent US Elections, I thought we’d have a theme of US Presidents for this issue. Some were real life presidents, some fictional.
- Q. Ronald Reagan was an actor before moving into politics. In which 1951 film did he “co-star” with a chimpanzee?
A. Bedtime for Bonzo
- Q. Which President pardoned Richard Nixon?
A. Gerald Ford
- Q. Bill Pullman played President Thomas J. Whitmore in which 1996 film blockbuster?
A. Independence Day
- Q. Which president was nicknamed “Ike”?
A.. Dwight D Eisenhower
- Q. Who played the president in the film Air Force One?
A. Harrison Ford
- Q. Four US presidents have won the Nobel Peace Prize but which was the only one to have won after he left office?
A. Jimmy Carter
- Q. Which president did Robin Williams play in Night at the Museum?
A. Theodore Roosevelt
- Q. “Assassins” is a musical about the people who have attempted (successfully or otherwise) to assassinate the US President, from Abraham Lincoln to Gerald Ford. Who wrote this musical?A. Stephen Sondheim
- Q. “Hanging chads” was a term few people had heard of until it was at the core of a disputed UK Presidential election. Who won the election, whom did he defeat and which state was the centre of the controversy?
George W Bush bear Al Gore in 2000. The state was Florida - coincidentally(?) Bush’s brother Jeb was the governor.
- Q. Who was president when the US war in Vietnam ended?
A. Richard Nixon
- Q. ……and finally, we have to have a Trump question. According to the Washington Post (Fake News!) how many “false or misleading statements” did Donald Trump make in the 4 years of his presidency? Award yourself a point if you are within 5000 of the number!
A. Stephen Sondheim
A. George W Bush bear Al Gore in 2000. The state was Florida - coincidentally(?) Bush’s brother Jeb was the governor.
A. Richard Nixon