This is the official conclusion to our Presidential Palates blog series highlighting the food preferences of twenty-four American Presidents. I thought it might be fun to provide a simple matching quiz to use with your students to measure what food facts they have retained from these posts. Just a reminder that the entire Presidential Palates series will be available as a free download on our website www.freshfacs.com later this week.
Directions: Match the American Presidents on the left with their favorite foods.
Part I (1789 – 1933)
- George Washington A. Gingerbread cookies
- John Adams B. Roast turkey
- Thomas Jefferson C. Milk fresh from the cow
- Andrew Jackson D. Fried chicken with milk gravy
- Zachary Taylor E. Apple cider
- Abraham Lincoln F. All types of cheese
- Andrew Johnson G. Creole cooking
- Ulysses S. Grant H. All types of nuts
- James Garfield I. Macaroni and cheese
- Theodore Roosevelt J. Popcorn
- William H. Taft K. Squirrel soup
Part II (1933 – 2017)
- Franklin D. Roosevelt A. Cheeseburger Pizza
- Harry S. Truman B. Texas barbeque
- Dwight D. Eisenhower C. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- John F. Kennedy D. Pork Rinds and Tabasco Sauce
- Lyndon B. Johnson E. Chili
- Richard M. Nixon F. Chicken Enchiladas
- Gerald Ford G. Beef Stew
- Jimmy Carter H. Jelly Beans
- Ronald Reagan I. Rare beef steaks
- George H.W. Bush J. New England Clam Chowder
- Bill Clinton K. English muffins
- George W. Bush L. Cheese Grits
- Barack Obama M. Cottage cheese with ketchup
Answers: 1. H, 2. E, 3. I, 4. F, 5. G, 6. A, 7. J, 8. B, 9. K, 10. D, 11. C, 12. C, 13. I, 14. G, 15. J, 16. B, 17. M, 18. K, 19. L, 20. H, 21. D, 22. F, 23. A, 24. E
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