Mobile apps test your Presidents' Day IQ

Feb. 17, 2012 at 6:06 PM ET

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By Heidi Leder,

For parents looking for homework help, or to inspire kids with presidential examples beyond George Washington and Abraham Lincoln this Presidents' Day, you can take your young learner on a fun and educational meet-and-greet with the 44 U.S. presidents using these apps:

Presidents vs. Aliens

Who wouldn’t want the chance to defend the Earth from aliens? There’s a section for learning via flashcards about the presidents, but the real fun begins when quizzed about the material in order to earn president heads that you can fling at alien invaders a la "Angry Birds." There are two other gaming opportunities: “Heads of State” where you choose the correct president head floating in space to answer a question, and “Executive Order” where you put the presidents in correct order.

Price: 99 cents in iTunes

U.S. Presidents

Review each president's fact sheet with years in office, birthplace, trivia, party, vice presidents and more. Then test yourself with in quiz mode. There's also a slideshow of all of the U.S. Presidents.

Price: Free in Android Market

US Presidents (Match ‘em Up History and Geography)

This quick memory game has several different modes of play. Match sets of 8, 12 or 18 different presidential portraits with their names and chronological order across four rounds of play that speed up each round. You can play in word-only mode, or study the full gallery of portraits too. There are three levels of difficulty with an increased number of presidents in each set. Two players can play head-to-head. 

Price: 99 cents in iTunes


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Brittanica Kids: US Presidents

Check out profile info for all presidents, quizzes to test your knowledge of the U.S. Presidents, and a “Hail To The Chief” sing-along with lyrics and music. It includes some fun facts about Mount Rushmore, The Oval Office and The White House Bowling Alley among other related topics. 

Price: $2.99 in iTunes

US Presidents Trivia

Do you know that Clintons' dog's name is Buddy and that James Buchanan was the only president who never married? This US Presidents trivia quiz game will test your knowledge of the presidents' histories, families, politics, names, and hobbies. The controls can be a little touchy, but it's still fun.

Price: Free on Android Market

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