America's Beloved Frenchman: The Marquis de Lafayette Quiz
“There exist certain natural rights inherent in every society of which not only one nation but all the nations together could not justly deprive an individual," he wrote. Nope, not Thomas Jefferson. How much do you know about Marquis de Lafayette?
What is the Marquis de Lafayette's birth name?
Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbon y Grecia
Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette
Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar
When did he become "Marquis"?
What elite French military unit was Lafayette part of between 1763 and 1775?
Musketeers of the Guard
In which American war was Lafayette involved?
American Revolutionary War
What secret society led Lafayette to learn about the American Revolution?
Sons of Liberty
How old was Lafayette when he first came to America?
15 years old
19 years old
24 years old
Despite his lack of experience when he volunteered, Lafayette was commissioned at what rank by the Congress?
True or false: Lafayette and George Washington were close friends who corresponded until Washington died in 1799.
During which American Revolution battle was Lafayette shot in the calf?
Battle of Bennington
Battle of Brandywine
Battle of Monmouth
True or false: In 1792, Lafayette, at that time seen as a traitor under the French National Assembly, was captured and imprisoned as he attempted to flee to the U.S.
Who arranged for Lafayette's release?
Charles-Andre Pozzo di Borgo
What did Lafayette and his wife, Adrienne, name their only son?
Edmund du Motier de Lafayette
Georges Washington de Lafayette
Oscar du Motier de Lafayette
Three years later, after whom or what did Lafayette and his wife name their youngest daughter?
Esther de Berdt Reed
state of Virginia
What name did Lafayette popularize to describe each state's militia, called minutemen, during the American Revolution?
Green Mountain Boys
Who did Lafayette's command go up against at the Virginia Campaign in 1781?
Brig. Gen. Anthony Wayne
Maj. Gen. Charles Cornwallis
Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene
The marquis laid the cornerstone of which American Revolution monument?
Boot Monument at Saratoga, New York
Bunker Hill Monument at Charlestown, Massachusetts
Yorktown Victory Monument at Yorktown, Virginia
Which was the French frigate that ferried Lafayette, carrying news that France would support the American revolution, across the Atlantic in 1780?
What nickname was Lafayette given?
Hero of Two Worlds
Skyagunsta (Wizard Owl)
What was Lafayette's dream for France?
Lafayette co-authored the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen with who's help?
True of false: In 1830, Lafayette turned down the offer to rule as dictator of France.
Lafayette once gifted several French hounds to George Washington. When bred with Washington's English foxhounds, what new dog breed was born?
True or false: Lafayette was the first foreign dignitary to address the United States Congress.
How many people came to meet Lafayette when his ship docked in New York City in 1824?
What was Lafayette paid by Congress for his "services rendered" during the American Revolution?
land and money
Where did Lafayette die?
Mount Vernon, Virginia
What type of funeral did President Andrew Jackson order Lafayette be given?
that he be buried in France
that he be given a military funeral
that he be given the same honors as George Washington
What type of funeral was Lafayette given by the French government?
a three-hour eulogy and time of national mourning
burial service under the dome at Les Invalides
There was no public funeral in France.
True or false: Lafayette is buried on both American and French soil.