The Original First Lady of the US: Martha Washington Quiz
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?
Martha Washington was born on her family's plantation in which colony?
- North Carolina
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.
How many siblings did Martha Washington have?
When did Martha Washington marry her first husband?
How old was Martha Washington when she married Daniel Parke Custis?
What was the name of the plantation that Daniel Custis owned and shared with Martha Washington?
- White House
What was the primary crop the White House plantation produced?
How many children did Martha Washington and Daniel Custis have?
When did Daniel Custis die?
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?
How many children did Martha and George Washington have?
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.
How old was Martha Washington's daughter, Patsy, when she died?
When did Martha Washington's son Jacky get married?
When did Martha Washington's husband George take over as commander in chief of the Continental Army?
When did Martha Washington spend the winter with husband George and his troops in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania?
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?
Where was the first presidential residence located?
- 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?
What year did Martha Washington become a widow for the second time in her life?
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.
When did Martha Washington die?