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Buddy Bear’s Presidents Day Quiz
5) Who had a pet cow that was kept on the White House lawn? a) Harry S. Truman b) Ulysses S. Grant c) William Taft d) James Buchanan 6) Which president could have played for the Green Bay Packers football team? a) Ronald Reagan b) George Bush c) Gerald Ford d) Bill Clinton 1)a Roosevelt was only 42 when he took over the presidency after President McKinley’s assassination. Kennedy was the youngest man to be elected president, at the age of 43. 2)a Herbert Hoover. Actually the planet is an asteroid dubbed “Hooveria” by University of Vienna Professor Johann Palisan who discovered it in 1920. 3)d Abraham Lincoln, on the 1909 penny. 4)a John Quincy Adams was the son of President John Adams. The only other president who was the son of a president was George W. Bush. 5)c Pauline Wayne, one of William Taft’s Holstein cows, grazed freely on the White House lawn and even provided the family with milk. 6)c While at the University of Michigan, Gerald Ford, an outstanding football player, was offered contracts by both the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions. He turned down their offers to attend law school instead.
eorge Washington’s birthday is a federal holiday observed on the third Monday of February, (even though his birthday is actually Feb. 22.) The day honors his life and work as the ﬁrst president of the United States. The holiday is often known as Presidents Day. How well do you know your presidential history? Take this little quiz and see. (Answers are at the end.) 1) Who was the the youngest man to serve as president? a) Theodore Roosevelt b) John F. Kennedy c) Bill Clinton d) Barack Obama 2) Which of the following presidents was the ﬁrst to have a planet named after him? a) Herbert Hoover b) Abraham Lincoln c) George Washington d) William McKinley 3) Which president was the ﬁrst to appear on a coin? a) George Washington b) Thomas Jefferson c) Ulysses S. Grant d) Abraham Lincoln 4) Which of the following presidents was the son of a president? a) John Quincy Adams b) Benjamin Harrison c) Franklin D. Roosevelt d) John F. Kennedy
Buddy Bear’s Word Watch
ry your hand at my monthly word watch. It’s easy. I’ll list three words for you to ﬁnd. You read the stories in Rural Missouri and look for the words. When you ﬁnd them, look them up in a dictionary to learn what they mean. Then send me a note elling me the stories where you found the words, what each word means as it’s used in the story and your age. If you get all the words right, your name goes into a drawing to win one of our Buddy Bear drawstring backpacks! We’ll pick up to ﬁve winners each month. Send your answers to:
Buddy Bear’s Word Watch P. O. Box 1645 Jefferson City, MO 65102
Deadline to enter is February 15. Kids, please wait a month before re-entering — and parents, this is only for kids up to age 15. Entries must be handwritten by the youth, please.
Can you ﬁnd this month’s words? 1) crozer 2) breezeway 3) elixir
Congratulations to this month’s winners: Katelenn Turner, Libertie Fensom, Christian Shaw, Callie Palmer and Rachael Wendell
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - February 2011
Rural Missouri - February 2011
Table of Contents
Life Behind Bars
A Powerful Idea
Angels Among Us
Out Of The Way Eats
The Store Time Forgot
Hearth and Home
For the Birds
Out With the Old...
World Wide Wood
Just 4 Kids
Rural Missouri - February 2011