The Eliza Schuyler Hamilton Quiz
You're heard of Alexander Hamilton, but how much do you know about his loving wife? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the lovely and devoted Eliza Schuyler Hamilton.
What year was Eliza Schuyler born in Albany, New York.
Eliza Schuyler attended some of the finest prep schools in New York City.
How old was Eliza when she married Alexander Hamilton?
Alexander Hamilton came of age in the Caribbean as an impoverished orphan.
What did Eliza and Alexander Hamilton name their first child?
The Hamiltons actually had two sons named Philip.
What did the Hamiltons name their home?
- The Homestead
- The Grange
Alexander had a well-publicized affair in 1791 and 1792.
Some members of the press actually blamed Eliza for her husband's extramarital tryst.
Eliza never forgave her husband for the affair and eventually filed for divorce.
How did Alexander Hamilton die?
- in a war
- in a duel
- of old age
Alexander amassed a fortune during his political career, leaving plenty for his family upon his death.
Eliza never remarried after Alexander's death.
Which of these causes was Eliza heavily involved during her later years?
- orphaned children
- fighting crime
Eliza Schuyler Hamilton co-founded the first orphanage in New York state.
How many children attempted to secure residence at Eliza's orphanage when it opened in 1806?
Which U.S. president did Eliza hold a lifelong grudge against?
- James Monroe
- George Washington
- John Adams
Monroe attempted to reconcile with Eliza before her death.
What did Eliza wear around her neck after her husband's death?
- her wedding ring
- a lock of his hair
- his words
What was the name of Eliza's older sister?
Alexander was still deeply in love with his wife at the time of his death.
Which of these monuments did Eliza help to raise funds for?
- Jefferson Memorial
- Washington Monument
- Lincoln Memorial
Virtually all of Eliza's letters to her husband have survived to the present day.
Who did Eliza choose to compile her husband's papers after his death?
- her son John
- James Monroe
- Dolly Madison
What famous document did Eliza claim her husband wrote?
- Washington's farewell address
- The Constitution
- Washington's inaugural speech
Eliza Schuyler and her husband lived in the White House.
Eliza and Alexander's story got a modern makeover with the Broadway musical "Hamilton" in 2015.
"Hamilton" tells Eliza and Alexander's story using classical opera music.
At what age did Eliza Hamilton pass away?
Where can you visit Eliza Schuyler Hamilton's grave?
- New York