The Hercules Mulligan Quiz
by Staff
Hercules Mulligan played a major role in the battle for American independence, even if his name isn't as well known as the founding fathers'. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the life and legend of this secret spy!

Where was Hercules Mulligan born?

  • Spain
  • Ireland
  • France

What founding father came to live with Mulligan while in college?

  • George Washington
  • James Madison
  • Alexander Hamilton

What was Mulligan's profession?

  • tailor
  • butcher
  • doctor

True or false: Alexander Hamilton was in favor of British rule when he met Mulligan.

  • true
  • false

What was the name of Mulligan's slave?

  • Cato
  • Kenneth
  • Camden

What year did Mulligan fight in the Battle of Golden Hill?

  • 1760
  • 1770
  • 1780

What was the name of Mulligan's brother?

  • Henry
  • Hugh
  • Harold

Where did Mulligan go to school?

  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • Columbia University

Whose statue did Mulligan steal from Bowling Green Park?

  • George Washington
  • Queen Victoria
  • King George III

Who suggested to George Washington that Mulligan would make the perfect spy?

  • Alexander Hamilton
  • James Madison
  • Benjamin Franklin

True or false: Mulligan saved Washington's life in 1779.

  • true
  • false

Where was Washington planning to travel when Mulligan saved him for the second time?

  • New York
  • Baltimore
  • Rhode Island

True or false: Many colonists thought that Mulligan was in favor of British rule.

  • true
  • false

How many children did Mulligan have?

  • three
  • eight
  • 12

How old was Mulligan when he finally retired from his shop?

  • 60
  • 70
  • 80

Where is Mulligan buried?

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

True or false: After the war, Mulligan became a tailor for George Washington.

  • true
  • false

What did the Manumission Society fight against?

  • the British
  • women's rights
  • slavery

What was the name of Mulligan's wife?

  • Elizabeth
  • Sarah
  • Anne

What pro-independence group was Mulligan part of?

  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Sons of Liberty
  • Sons of America

True or false: The British never suspected Mulligan of being a spy.

  • true
  • false

What spy ring was Mulligan a part of?

  • Culper Ring
  • Newport Ring
  • Philadelphia Ring

What punishment did Mulligan fear from the colonists after the war?

  • tar and feather
  • banishment to Australia
  • beheading

True or false: Mulligan greeted his store customers personally to win their trust and gain better intelligence.

  • true
  • false

What did Mulligan and Hamilton steal from Manhattan's Battery?

  • cannons
  • gold
  • food

True or false: Cato suffered for passing intelligence between Mulligan and other colonists.

  • true
  • false

What year did "Hamilton" premiere on Broadway?

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

Who came up with "Hamilton" and penned its famous songs?

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Cameron Mackintosh
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda

Who plays Mulligan in the musical?

  • Matthew Broderick
  • Okieriete Onadowan
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.

What other founding father does Onadowan play in the musical?

  • James Madison
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Paul Revere