A Presidential Pop Quiz! How Many Can You Guess Using Only These Musical Lyrics?

News   A Presidential Pop Quiz! How Many Can You Guess Using Only These Musical Lyrics?
 
Prove you could win Final Jeopardy using only musical theatre as your tutor. Name the president referred to in the lyric and the musical in which the lyric appears. Note: the president does not necessarily appear as a character in each musical. (Bonus points if you know any song from Teddy and Alice.)

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1. This Depression era president promised a chicken in every pot, but the shantytown citizens lament "Not only don't we have the chicken, We ain't got the pot!"

2. This president pouts as part of "The Corrupt Bargain," "If my dad was president, I should get to be president, too!"

3. These third and fourth presidents gloat, along with a future VP, that Treasury Secretary "never gon' be president now" after his Reynolds Affair.

4. When Abigail isn't singing to this founding father about saltpeter in 1776, she's joining him in urging the staff to "Take Care of This House" in this 1976 Bernstein and Lerner collaboration. (Although the show was not a success, this number has been recorded and performed numerous times, including at the inauguration of Jimmy Carter, conducted by Bernstein himself.)

5. This president, along with the rest of his "good looking and young and rich" clan, sang that they were "bringing back style to White House."

6. This president, known by his "Initials," found the "youth of America on LSD" when he "took the IRT down to 4th street USA."

7. When soldiers sang "Oh! Be Joyful!" they were singing their praises to a cup of moonshine, adding "If you're good enough for" this president, "you're good enough for me."

8. "The great Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo" was the site of shooting of this president by working man, Czolgosz (whose name we can only pronounce because of his Ballad.)

9. Wife Martha belts that her presidential husband did not woo her with words, but rather her "strings are unstrung" when "he plays the violin."

Click on through to the next page for an answer key and see how many you got right!

1. Herbert Hoover, Annie

2. John Quincy Adams, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

3. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Hamilton

4. John Adams, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

5. John F. Kennedy (Jack), Merrily We Roll Along

6. LBJ, Hair

7. U.S. Grant, The Civil War

8. William McKinley, Assassins

9. Thomas Jefferson, 1776

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