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The Original First Lady of the US: Martha Washington Quiz
by Staff
She was America's first first lady, a mother and an organizer of extravagant social events. Take this quiz to see how much you know about Martha Washington.

What was Martha Washington's maiden name?

  • Dandridge
  • Custis
  • Jones

Martha Washington was born on her family's plantation in which colony?

  • North Carolina
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

What was the name of the Dandridge family plantation?

  • Mount Vernon
  • Chestnut Grove
  • Arlington House

True or false: Martha Washington attended one of the finest schools in Virginia.

  • true
  • false

How many siblings did Martha Washington have?

  • seven
  • five
  • three

When did Martha Washington marry her first husband?

  • 1749
  • 1750
  • 1751

How old was Martha Washington when she married Daniel Parke Custis?

  • 16
  • 18
  • 20

What was the name of the plantation that Daniel Custis owned and shared with Martha Washington?

  • Montpelier
  • Monticello
  • White House

What was the primary crop the White House plantation produced?

  • tobacco
  • corn
  • cotton

How many children did Martha Washington and Daniel Custis have?

  • none
  • two
  • four

When did Daniel Custis die?

  • 1755
  • 1757
  • 1759

Where did Martha and George Washington meet?

  • at a theater in Fredericksburg
  • at the opera in Richmond
  • a cotillion in Williamsburg

When did Martha and George Washington marry?

  • 1759
  • 1761
  • 1763

How many children did Martha and George Washington have?

  • none
  • two
  • four

When Martha met Col. George Washington, which war had he recently fought in?

  • Revolutionary War
  • French and Indian War
  • King George's War

True or false: Martha Washington was the first woman to be featured on American paper currency.

  • true
  • false

How old was Martha Washington's daughter, Patsy, when she died?

  • 13
  • 15
  • 17

When did Martha Washington's son Jacky get married?

  • 1772
  • 1774
  • 1776

When did Martha Washington's husband George take over as commander in chief of the Continental Army?

  • 1775
  • 1776
  • 1777

When did Martha Washington spend the winter with husband George and his troops in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania?

  • 1777
  • 1778
  • 1779

Martha's son Jacky died on Nov. 5, 1781. What was the cause?

  • gunshot wound
  • infected amputation
  • camp fever

How many grandchildren did Martha and George Washington adopt?

  • one
  • two
  • three

Where was the first presidential residence located?

  • Washington
  • Philadelphia
  • New York City

What nickname did the press give Martha Washington when her husband became president?

  • "The First Lady"
  • "Lady Martha"
  • "Lady Washington"

When did Martha and George Washington move back to Mount Vernon?

  • 1796
  • 1797
  • 1798

What year did Martha Washington become a widow for the second time in her life?

  • 1799
  • 1800
  • 1801

Which friend of the Washingtons delivered a eulogy including the famous line "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen"?

  • John Adams
  • Henry Lee
  • Thomas Jefferson

Which federal building in Washington contains a tomb meant for President George and Martha Washington?

  • the White House
  • the Washington Monument
  • the Capitol Building

True or false: After George Washington died, Martha burned nearly all of the letters between them.

  • true
  • false

When did Martha Washington die?

  • 1800
  • 1802
  • 1804