We’ll celebrate Presidents (not President’s) Day on Monday, Feb. 15. A number of studies indicate that history and civics are the subjects in which American students fare worst. Here’s your chance to prove that you are not one of them. After you’ve tried your hand and mind at each presidential poser, you can use them as bar bets.
1. How many men have been president of the United States?
Although Joe Biden is listed as our 46th president, only 45 men have held that office. That’s because Grover Cleveland was nonsequentially elected as our 22nd and 24th president and, unfortunately, was counted twice, irremediably scrambling the math.
2. Who was the youngest man ever to serve as president of the United States?
If your answer is John F. Kennedy, you’re slightly off the mark. When he took office, Kennedy was, at the age of 43 years and 7 months, the youngest man ever to have been elected president. But Theodore Roosevelt became president at 42 years and 10 months, in the wake…