Here is my latest creative idea. I've had a couple of requests for it, so here goes.
This is played like the Family Feud game. You can attach the point values however you would like. Since I didn't have 100 people to survey, I just did a little surfing on the net.
Name what history considers to be our top five presidents:
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Name the top ten landmarks in the United States:
Statue of Liberty
Washington Monument and Mall (includes other monuments)
Golden Gate Bridge
Empire State Building
USS Arizona Memorial
Name one right or freedom from the First Amendment:
Right of free speech
Right to bear arms
Freedom of religion
Right of assembly
Right to petition the government
Name the thirteen original colonies:
Name one power of the federal government:
Create an army
Name an Indian tribe:
Name a branch of the federal government:
Name the states that start with the letter "M"
Name a Presidential Scandal:
Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky
Teapot Dome Scandal
George Washington chopping down the cherry tree
Name a Right from the Declaration of Independence:
The Pursuit of Happiness
I didn't do a fast money category, because, you know, then somebody would expect me to give them $20,000 instead of a refrigerator magnet. Feel free to tweak this any way you would like.
As a side note, we certainly have made progress in our presidential scandals, with Bill Clinton's dalliances and the opportunity for little kids to learn lots of new vocabulary words after listening to the news coverage as opposed to back in the day when the big scandal was that Woodrow Wilson became engaged too soon after his wife's death.
Of course, that's not to say there weren't shenanigans back then. Apparently Grover Cleveland had an illegitimate son, prompting the saying, "Ma! Ma! Where's my pa?" "Off to the White House. Ha, ha, ha."
And according to DNA tests, in all likelihood Thomas Jefferson did father a child with his slave, Sally Hemmings.
Now aren't you glad you asked?