Presidents and Forest Lawn

In honor of the President’s Day holiday, we thought it would be fun to put together a little “quiz” to test your presidential knowledge.  Since Forest Lawn has a lot of connections with presidents through our art and architecture, the quiz questions relate to our memorial-parks.

The answers are listed at the end.  Good luck!

(1) How many presidents are pictured in the “Signing of the Declaration of Independence” mosaic in Forest Lawn-Glendale?

  1. Two
  2. Four
  3. Five
  4. None

(2) The mortuary buildings at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, Cypress and Covina Hills are modeled after the home of which president?

  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. George Washington
  3. John Adams
  4. Alexander Hamilton

(3) Which president was married at the Wee Kirk o’ the Heather church at Forest Lawn-Glendale?

  1. Richard Nixon
  2. Lyndon Johnson
  3. John F. Kennedy
  4. Ronald Reagan

(4) Which president lived in the Coachella Valley and has a road named after him?

  1. Herbert Hoover
  2. Richard Nixon
  3. Ronald Reagan
  4. Gerald Ford

(5) The Church of Our Heritage in Forest Lawn-Covina is a replica of St. George’s Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It was the home church of which two presidents?

  1. George Washington and James Madison
  2. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson
  3. James Madison and Thomas Jefferson

(6) One of two historical mosaics at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, it depicts six eventful moments in the life of which president?

  1. Teddy Roosevelt
  2. George Washington
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. James Monroe

(7) The hallways of the Sunnyside Mausoleum at Forest Lawn-Long Beach are lined with numerous bronze busts of some of the most influential figures in history, including Milton, Charlemagne, St. Augustine, Dante and Ralph Waldo Emerson, among other notables. Which US president is among the featured bronze bust

  1. John Adams
  2. John Quincy Adams
  3. James Polk
  4. Thomas Jefferson

 

 

Answers:

  1. 1 Two. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
  2. 2 George Washington. The mortuaries are modeled after his home at Mount Vernon.
  3. 4 Ronald Reagan. He was married to actress Jane Wyman at Wee Kirk on Jan. 26, 1940.
  4. 4 Gerald Ford. He lived in Rancho Mirage. Gerald Ford Drive goes through Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert.
  5. 1 George Washington and James Madison
  6. 3 Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln Terrace features a mosaic as well as a statue which is considered to be the greatest likeness of the 16th president
  7. 4 Thomas Jefferson