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The George Washington Quiz
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George Washington is one of America's Founding Fathers, but how well do you know the branches on his family tree? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the first president of the United States.

What year was George Washington born?

  • 1730
  • 1732
  • 1734

How many full siblings did George Washington have?

  • none
  • four
  • five

How old was George Washington when his father died?

  • 9 years old
  • 11 years old
  • 13 years old

What was George Washington's first job?

  • surveyor
  • postmaster
  • blacksmith

True or false: George Washington did not have a middle name.

  • true
  • false

During which speech did George Washington say, "Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness"?

  • first Annual Message to Congress
  • inaugural address
  • farewell address

Who did George Washington marry?

  • Betsy Ross
  • Martha Dandridge Custis
  • Susan B. Anthony

In 1754 George Washington commanded forces in the first battle of which war?

  • Revolutionary War
  • French and Indian War
  • Civil War

When was George Washington first elected to public office?

  • 1756
  • 1757
  • 1758

How many children did George Washington have?

  • none
  • one
  • two

When was George Washington appointed commander of the Continental Army?

  • 1774
  • 1775
  • 1776

True or false: As a boy, George Washington cut down his father's cherry tree.

  • true
  • false

George Washington was the first person to sign which important American document?

  • the Declaration of Independence
  • the Constitution
  • the Bill of Rights

General Washington and his Army crossed what icy river on the night of Dec. 25, 1776?

  • Potomac
  • Allegheny
  • Delaware

What is the only foreign country George Washington visited?

  • Barbados
  • England
  • France

What disease did George Washington contract while in Barbados?

  • tuberculosis
  • smallpox
  • malaria

George Washington wrote "liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth" in a letter to which fellow statesman?

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Samuel Adams
  • James Madison

Where did General Washington and his troops spend the winter spanning 1777 and 1778?

  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
  • Yorktown, Virginia

Which foreign country was a major ally to the Colonies during the Revolutionary War?

  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy

George Washington forced the surrender of which British commander at Yorktown?

  • General Howe
  • Sir Henry Clinton
  • General Cornwallis

True or false: George Washington once threw a silver dollar across the Potomac River.

  • true
  • false

When was George Washington elected as the first president of the United States?

  • 1788
  • 1789
  • 1790

Which act, signed into law by George Washington, created the Supreme Court and the position of attorney general?

  • Court Act
  • Judiciary Act
  • Legal Act

What year did George Washington sign the Coinage Act?

  • 1790
  • 1791
  • 1792

After serving as president, George Washington became one of the nation's largest producers of what product?

  • whiskey
  • cotton
  • tobacco

During which speech did George Washington say, "Observe good faith and justice towards all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all"?

  • inaugural address
  • farewell address
  • State of the Union address

Where is George Washington buried?

  • the U.S. Capitol
  • Independence Hall
  • Mount Vernon

True or false: During his two terms as president of the United States, George Washington never occupied the White House.

  • true
  • false

What was the cause of George Washington's death?

  • cholera
  • gunshot
  • throat infection

True or false: George Washington's false teeth were made of wood.

  • true
  • false