Quiz: Presidential Nicknames Test your knowledge of presidents and their sometimes unusual monikers. Aug. 24, 2009 Comments SHARE Which enigmatic president was often called the "Sphinx of the Potomac"? William McKinley Woodrow Wilson Warren Harding Calvin Coolidge Who was unflatteringly referred to by some opponents as "His Rotundity"? John Adams Grover Cleveland William Taft Bill Clinton Why was William Henry Harrison commonly known as "Tippecanoe"? It was the name of his hometown It was the name of a battle he won It was his childhood dog's name It was a Secret Service code name Who was called "His Accidency" after his succession to the presidency? John Tyler Andrew Johnson Gerald Ford Lyndon Johnson True or false: Herbert Hoover's title the "Great Humanitarian" originated as an ironic reference to the Depression. True False Theodore Roosevelt is sometimes referred to as the hero of what battle? Manila San Juan Hill Tayacoba New Orleans The "Gipper" came from the role Ronald Reagan played in what film? Bedtime for Bonzo Cattle Queen of Montana Knute Rockne-All American Kings Row Who was sometimes called "His Little Majesty" because he stood just 5 foot 4? James Madison Martin Van Buren James Buchanan Andrew Johnson True or false: Dwight Eisenhower's nickname, Ike, was coined in 1952 for use in his presidential campaign. True False Who was called the "Gentleman Boss" because of his dapper wardrobe? Thomas Jefferson Andrew Jackson Chester A. Arthur John F. Kennedy Click here for the answers.