Nancy Reagan Quiz: From Actors Stage to Political Stage
by Staff
Nancy Reagan is not the former First Lady's real name, nor was her husband's presidency the first time she was at the White House. How much do you know about the 40th first lady?

When was the former first lady Nancy Reagan born?

  • 1911
  • 1917
  • 1921

What was her maiden name?

  • Nancy Davis
  • Nancy Moseley
  • Nancy Luckett

What was Nancy Davis Reagan's birth name?

  • Anne Frances Robbins
  • Virginia Galbraith
  • Anne Francis Davis

In which NYC borough was Nancy Davis Reagan born?

  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens

At what age did Nancy meet then-first lady Grace Coolidge, as a guest at the White House.

  • 7
  • 12
  • 16

Which of the Seven Sisters colleges did Nancy attend?

  • Barnard
  • Smith
  • Vassar

True or false: Nancy was once blacklisted as a possible communist sympathizer.

  • TRUE

When did Nancy and Ronald Reagan marry?

  • 1949
  • 1952
  • 1958

True or false: Nancy was a Broadway actress before appearing in movies.

  • TRUE

How many films did Nancy, as Nancy Davis, perform in?

  • 3
  • 7
  • 11

Her role in which film did she single out as her best?

  • "Night into Morning"
  • "Shadow on the Wall"
  • "The Next Voice You Hear…"

In what year did Nancy become first lady of California?

  • 1957
  • 1967
  • 1981

She called her husband "Ronnie," and Ronnie called her by what nickname?

  • Glamour Puss
  • Mommie
  • Nancy Pants
  • All of the above

Which color did Mrs. Reagan call "a picker-upper?"

  • pink
  • red
  • orange

In what year did Nancy Reagan become the 40th first lady of the U.S.?

  • 1977
  • 1981
  • 1989

Who was the Reagans' astrology consultant during their time in the White House?

  • Jeane Dixon
  • Joan Quigley
  • Linda Goodman

What was the name of Mrs. Reagan's drug awareness campaign?

  • D.A.R.E.
  • Just Say No
  • Partnership for a Drug-Free America

True or false: It was Nancy who encouraged then-President Reagan to establish talks with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

  • TRUE

What was the former first lady's Secret Service code name?

  • Evergreen
  • Rainbow
  • Sunnyside

Which was the former first lady's first feature film?

  • "Donovan's Brain"
  • "The Doctor and the Girl"
  • "The Next Voice You Hear…"

In which World War II movie were Nancy and Ronald Reagan cast together?

  • "Hellcats of the Navy"
  • "The Enemy Below"
  • "The Wings of Eagles"

True or false: Reagan was the first First Lady to address the United Nations General Assembly.

  • TRUE

On what topic did Mrs. Reagan address the U.N. General Assembly?

  • Alzheimer's research
  • breast cancer research
  • drug trafficking laws

Which was Nancy's favorite tea?

  • Earl Grey
  • almond tea
  • jasmine green tea

Mrs. Reagan hosted Republican primary debates during what election year?

  • 1994
  • 2008
  • 2011

How many books did the former first lady publish?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

True or false: Mrs. Reagan was a breast cancer survivor.

  • TRUE

After her husband's death in 2004, Nancy publicly advocated for what kind of research?

  • BRCA1 and BRCA2
  • genetic engineering
  • stem cell

Which youth organization named Mrs. Reagan its honorary national president during her time as America's first lady?

  • Camp Fire Boys and Girls
  • Frontier Girls
  • Girl Scouts

True or false: The former first lady was honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America with a lifetime achievement award.

  • TRUE

Which president awarded the former first lady with the Presidential Medal of Freedom?

  • George H.W. Bush
  • George W. Bush
  • Barack Obama