Which American president grew up a Jehovah’s Witness? Who was America’s first Quaker president? Win an Amazon gift card if you know.
Win a $15 Amazon gift card if you’re the first person to answer ten questions about religion and the American presidency. The contest will be closed as soon as someone posts all ten answers correctly in the comments section. If no one gets all ten, then the person who posted the highest number of correct answers by noon tomorrow will win.
And, in a totally subjective post-contest contest, I’m also giving a $15 gift card for the responses that make me laugh the hardest. The deadline for that is noon tomorrow.
All of the info I used to compile this quiz comes from the new book The Presidents & Their Faith: From George Washington to Barack Obama by Darrin Grinder and Steve Shaw. I’ll have extended answers in tomorrow’s lunchtime post.
And . . . GO!
1) Which American president grew up a Jehovah’s Witness?
2) Which president started a Sunday evening hymn sing at the White House?
3) This president’s son was killed in a train accident two months before the inauguration. The president thought the death was God’s punishment for his failure to maintain a pure life, especially in politics.
4) Who was America’s first (and so far only) Roman Catholic president?
5) Which president attended church sometimes but did not kneel or take communion?
6) Who was America’s first Quaker president?
7) Which president attributed his ability to overcome alcoholism to his Christian faith?
8) After his predecessor died in office, this vice-president became president and got religion in a hurry, joining a church for the first time in his life. Who was he?
9) After this president died in office, Mormon leader Brigham Young reportedly said, “X is dead and gone to hell, and I am glad of it.”
10) While in office, this president and his wife would read the Bible together every night, often in Spanish.