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NY Presidents pop quiz #6

FDR cutoutIn honor of Presidents Day, AOA has decided to slack off today. A little bit. But only because we're honoring the presidents. And with that in mind, we've put together a little presidential pop quiz -- we'll be posting one question for each of the six presidents from New York today.

Question: What New York president took the name for his economic plan from a Mark Twain story, created a tax bracket that affected only one man and was warned by a presidential predecessor not to take the job?

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NY Presidents Pop Quiz #5

van buren cutoutIn honor of Presidents Day, AOA has decided to slack off today. A little bit. But only because we're honoring the presidents. And with that in mind, we've put together a little presidential pop quiz -- we'll be posting one question for each of the six presidents from New York today.

Question: Which New York president, just 5 feet 6 inches tall, was nicknamed "The Little Magician." And during his presidency the role of first lady was not filled by his wife.

The answer's after the jump.

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NY Presidents Pop Quiz #4

Arthur cutoutIn honor of Presidents Day, AOA has decided to slack off today. A little bit. But only because we're honoring the presidents. And with that in mind, we've put together a little presidential pop quiz -- we'll be posting one question for each of the six presidents from New York today.

Question: Which New York president had to give the White House a makeover before moving in? He also -- like Barack Obama -- took the oath of office twice upon becoming president.

The answer's after the jump.

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NY Presidents Pop Quiz #3

T Roosevelt cutoutIn honor of Presidents Day, AOA has decided to slack off today. A little bit. But only because we're honoring the presidents. And with that in mind, we've put together a little presidential pop quiz -- we'll be posting one question for each of the six presidents from New York today.

Question:Which New York president was the first U.S. president to win a Nobel Peace Prize? But years earlier, as a Sunday school teacher, he gave a kid $1 reward for fighting, and eventually lost the sight in one eye in a brawl of his own.

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NY Presidents Pop Quiz #2

Cleveland cutoutIn honor of Presidents Day, AOA has decided to slack off today. A little bit. But only because we're honoring the presidents. And with that in mind, we've put together a little presidential pop quiz -- we'll be posting one question for each of the six presidents from New York today.

Question: Which New York president hanged two men and had a reputation has an honest -- and very average -- man? He also holds a special place in the lineup of presidents.

The answer's after the jump.

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NY Presidents Pop Quiz #1

Fillmore cutoutIn honor of Presidents Day, AOA has decided to slack off today. A little bit. But only because we're honoring the presidents. And with that in mind, we've put together a little presidential pop quiz -- we'll be posting one question for each of the six presidents from New York today.

Question: Which New York president started the University at Buffalo (even though he was a Know Nothing) and has been erroneously hailed as the man who brought the first bathtub to the White House?

The answer's after the jump.

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