The Eliza Schuyler Hamilton Quiz
by Staff
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.

  • 1727
  • 1757
  • 1787

Eliza Schuyler attended some of the finest prep schools in New York City.

  • TRUE

How old was Eliza when she married Alexander Hamilton?

  • 16
  • 20
  • 23

Alexander Hamilton came of age in the Caribbean as an impoverished orphan.

  • TRUE

What did Eliza and Alexander Hamilton name their first child?

  • Philip
  • Alexander
  • Eliza

The Hamiltons actually had two sons named Philip.

  • TRUE

What did the Hamiltons name their home?

  • The Homestead
  • The Grange
  • Tara

Alexander had a well-publicized affair in 1791 and 1792.

  • TRUE

Some members of the press actually blamed Eliza for her husband's extramarital tryst.

  • TRUE

Eliza never forgave her husband for the affair and eventually filed for divorce.

  • TRUE

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.

  • TRUE

Eliza never remarried after Alexander's death.

  • TRUE

Which of these causes was Eliza heavily involved during her later years?

  • prohibition
  • orphaned children
  • fighting crime

Eliza Schuyler Hamilton co-founded the first orphanage in New York state.

  • TRUE

How many children attempted to secure residence at Eliza's orphanage when it opened in 1806?

  • 50
  • 200
  • 1,000

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.

  • TRUE

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?

  • Hannah
  • Angelica
  • Grace

Alexander was still deeply in love with his wife at the time of his death.

  • TRUE

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.

  • TRUE

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.

  • TRUE

Eliza and Alexander's story got a modern makeover with the Broadway musical "Hamilton" in 2015.

  • TRUE

"Hamilton" tells Eliza and Alexander's story using classical opera music.

  • TRUE

At what age did Eliza Hamilton pass away?

  • 54
  • 76
  • 97

Where can you visit Eliza Schuyler Hamilton's grave?

  • New York
  • California
  • Texas