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How Much Do You Know About Inaugural History?

By Kaukab Jhumra Smith
Maryland Newsline
Friday, Jan. 28, 2005

1. The president takes the oath of office at the same date and time every inaugural year.

True
False

2. Where did the first president take his inaugural oath?

Washington, D.C.
New York City
Boston
Philadelphia

3. In which presidentís inaugural parade did blacks march for the first time?

Thomas Jefferson
Andrew Jackson
Abraham Lincoln
Ulysses S. Grant

4. When did women first march in a presidential inaugural parade?

1893
1901
1917
1921

5. When was a presidential inauguration first recorded by a movie camera?

1897
1901
1913
1921

6.  When was a presidential inauguration first broadcast over the radio?

1913
1921
1925
1929

7. Who was the first poet to participate in official ceremonies at the Capitol?

Alfred Tennyson
Robert Frost
Maya Angelou
Dylan Thomas

8. Who was the first woman to administer a presidential oath?

Genevieve Blatt
Mary Stallings Coleman
Sarah Hughes
Sandra Day OíConnor

9. When was an inauguration first distributed live over the Internet?

1993
1997
2001
Hasnít happened yet

10. Who has administered the oath at every presidential inaugural since 1989?

Alan Greenspan
William Rehnquist
Warren E. Burger
Earl Warren

Copyright © 2005 University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism


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