Saturday, February 18, 2012


Here in the United States of America, we honor our country's leaders with Presidents' Day this coming Monday.
Let's see how well everyone knows them with the Presidential version of FAMOUS FIRSTS.
NOTE: While not all 44 Presidents are used in this quiz, no President appears more than one.

01. To have previously served as Vice President?
02. To serve without a Vice President?
03. To hold the office as an Independent? (And yes, it has been done.)
04. To hold the office as a Democrat?
05. To hold the office as a Republican?
06. To be born in the United States? (After it became an independent country.)
07. To not be born within the continental United States?
08. To physically live in the White House?
09. To work in the Oval Office? (The West Wing, where it resides, was a later addition.)
10. To remarry while in office?
11. To ever have his photograph taken?
12. To ever use a telephone?
13. To ever speak on radio?
14. To ever appear on television?

We'll reveal all next weekend. But for now, let's look inside THE ANSWERS BOX, and discover who our couples are from our "IS YOU IS, OR IS YOU AIN'T MY BABY?" Quiz last weekend to celebrate Valentines' Day. 
With our ladies first...

Isn't it romantic?
01. Nicole Austin is with Tracy Marrow. You might know the couple better as Coco Marie and Ice-T. They celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in 2011.
02. Cleopatra was with Marc Anthony, according to history.
03. Pam Dawber has been married to Mark Harmon since 1987.
04. Dulcinea del Toboso was the one true love of Alonso Quijano, better known in literature as Don Quixote de La Mancha.
05. Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) fell in love with Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) in You've Got Mail.
06. Roxanne Kowalski (Daryl Hannah) fell in love with Charles Bales (Steve Martin) in the romantic comedy Roxanne, a modern retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac.
07. Paula McFadden (Marsha Mason) fell in love with Elliot Garfield (Richard Dreyfus) in The Goodbye Girl.
08. Klara Novak (Margret Sullivan) fell in love with Alfred Kralik (Jimmy Stewart) in The Shop Around The Corner, the original version of You've Got Mail.
09. Penelope Pussycat is the hapless foil of Pepe Le Pew, although the feline femme fatale was not given a name until 1996's Carrotblanca.
10. Annie Reed (Meg Ryan) fell in love with Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) during Sleepless in Seattle.
11. Roxanne (no known surname) was the literary love of Cyrano de Bergerac.
12. Kathy Seldon (Debbie Reynolds) fell in love with Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) during the MGM classic Singin' In The Rain.
13. Susan Storm, known in the comic book world as the Invisible Woman, is married to Reed Richards of The Fantastic Four.
14. Joanne Woodward was married to Paul Newman from 1958 until his death in 2008.

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