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Inaugural quiz: Test your knowledge
Are you a student of presidential inaugurations? Test your knowledge of this quintessentially American quadrennial event with this quiz:
1. In what year was the inauguration first held on Jan. 20?
2. Which president-elect began the tradition of attending a worship service on Inauguration Day?
3. Which president was the first to be inaugurated in Washington?
4. Where was President Reagan’s second inauguration held?
5. Where was Lyndon B. Johnson first sworn into the office of president?
6. Which president delivered the longest inaugural address?
7. Who gave the shortest inaugural address?
8. Which new president opened the White House in 1829 to guests of all social strata, who tracked in mud, smashed china and fought for a glimpse of the president?
Below are the answers:
1. 1937. Until then, Inauguration Day was March 4.
2. Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1933.
3. Thomas Jefferson, in 1801.
4. In the Capitol Rotunda, because of inclement weather.
5. Aboard Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas, after the assassination of President Kennedy. U.S. District Judge Sarah T. Hughes administered the presidential oath — the only woman ever to do so.
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