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America's Beloved Frenchman: The Marquis de Lafayette Quiz
by Staff
“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"?

  • at birth
  • age 2
  • age 10

What elite French military unit was Lafayette part of between 1763 and 1775?

  • Black Musketeers
  • Musketeers of the Guard
  • Royal Musketeers

In which American war was Lafayette involved?

  • American Revolutionary War
  • Quasi-War
  • Whiskey Rebellion

What secret society led Lafayette to learn about the American Revolution?

  • Freemasons
  • Illuminati
  • 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?

  • general
  • lieutenant colonel
  • major general

True or false: Lafayette and George Washington were close friends who corresponded until Washington died in 1799.

  • true
  • false

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.

  • true
  • false

Who arranged for Lafayette's release?

  • Charles-Andre Pozzo di Borgo
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Thomas Jefferson

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
  • Marie Antoinette
  • state of Virginia

What name did Lafayette popularize to describe each state's militia, called minutemen, during the American Revolution?

  • American Army
  • Green Mountain Boys
  • National Guard

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?

  • Concorde
  • Courageuse
  • Hermione

What nickname was Lafayette given?

  • Hero of Two Worlds
  • Little Lion
  • Skyagunsta (Wizard Owl)

What was Lafayette's dream for France?

  • a commonwealth
  • a kingdom
  • a republic

Lafayette co-authored the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen with who's help?

  • Ben Franklin
  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson

True of false: In 1830, Lafayette turned down the offer to rule as dictator of France.

  • true
  • false

Lafayette once gifted several French hounds to George Washington. When bred with Washington's English foxhounds, what new dog breed was born?

  • American foxhound
  • bloodhound
  • harrier

True or false: Lafayette was the first foreign dignitary to address the United States Congress.

  • true
  • false

How many people came to meet Lafayette when his ship docked in New York City in 1824?

  • 4,000
  • 40,000
  • 80,000

What was Lafayette paid by Congress for his "services rendered" during the American Revolution?

  • only land
  • only money
  • land and money

Where did Lafayette die?

  • Fayetteville, Virginia
  • Mount Vernon, Virginia
  • Paris

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.

  • true
  • false

When was Lafayette made an honorary U.S. citizen?

  • 1784
  • 1834
  • 2002