Rocking the Vote
1 By 1661, Woodhull’s fourth-great-grandfather Robert Mackclothan had come to Wenham, Mass., from
b. Virginia c Scotland
2 Woodhull’s third-great-grandfather Daniel Woodhull was
a. a selectman in 1727 and treasurer of Hopkinton, Mass., in 1729
b. also a candidate for the presidency
c. the White House janitor
3 Woodhull had a sister named after which US state?
4 Which oil is also the name of one of Woodhull’s aunts?
5 How long did Woodhull’s great-grandfather Abner Claflin serve in the Revolutionary War?
a. the duration of the conflict
b. nine months
c. one year
6 Victoria named her daughter after
a. her mother, Anna
b. an African tribe, Zulu
c. her Equal Rights Party (Erp)
7 Woodhull was married
a. four times
c. three times
8 Woodhull couldn’t become president because
a. she was under the constitutionally mandated age of 35
b. women weren’t allowed to vote in national elections
c. a and b
9 After Woodhull lost the election and moved to England, she
a. ran for queen
b. married a prince
c. published a magazine
10 Woodhull died in 1927 and was cremated. Her ashes were scattered
a. over Pennsylvania Avenue by Air Force One
b. at sea
c. on Grant’s Tomb
d. in the White House rose garden
e. in Homer, Ohio
1. c. Mackclothan’s arrival date is uncertain, but according to the 1903 Genealogy of the Claflin Family by Charles Henry Wight, he’s believed to be a Scottish soldier who was captured by Cromwell at the Battle of Dunbar, then sent to New England.
3. b. Tennessee Celeste Claflin
4. a. Olive Claflin was the sister of Woodhull’s father.
6. b. Zulu Maude Woodhull (also known as Zula)
7. c. Woodhull married Channing Woodhull, James H. Blood and John Biddulph Martin. Although she did believe in “free love,” the concept had a different meaning in the 1870s — that a couple had the right to divorce if they wanted to, and that love should be dictated by the heart, not by law.
8. c. In the election, Woodhull didn’t receive any electoral votes, but she did receive some popular votes.
9. c. She published the Humanitarian from 1892 to 1901.
Number of correct answers:
8-10 Celebrity Savvy
6-7 Notably Knowledgeable
4-5 Star Crossed
0-3 Infamously Ignorant