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George Washington

4.4
(29 votes)
10 questions
English
Hard
1

What was George Washington's home state?

Virginia

Maryland

Massachusetts

Pennsylvania

45% got this right

2

What kind of tree did George Washington cut as a child, according to the story?

Cherry

Apple

Olive

Pear

39% got this right

3

In what war was Washington involved as a British colonial army officer?

French & Indian War

King George's War

Pontiac's Rebellion

Queen Anne's War

47% got this right

The war pitted the British colonies against the French, each side being supported by various Native American tribes.
4

Where is the Independence Hall, where Washington was elected as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army?

Hard  16% got this right

This is also the location where the declaration of independence, and the constitution, was debated and adopted.
5

What small but pivotal victory was won by the Continental Army against Hessian auxiliaries in December, 1776?

Battle of Trenton

Battle of Lexington

Battle of Princeton

Battles of Saratoga

Hard  18% got this right

The battle significantly boosted the Continental Army's waning morale, and inspired re-enlistments.
6

What successful Revolutionary War campaign led directly to the end of the war?

Yorktown campaign

Boston campaign

New York and New Jersey campaign

Philadelphia campaign

Hard  33% got this right

General Charles Earl Cornwallis surrendered after the Siege of Yorktown in 1781.
7

Which was a severe health issue for George Washington?

Tooth decay

Addison's disease

Lead poisoning

Polio

37% got this right

Washington’s teeth began to fall out before he reached the age of thirty, and he eventually lost them all.
8

Where is Washington's estate, Mount Vernon?

Hard  11% got this right

Mount Vernon was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960.
9

What was the cumulative total of slaves controlled by Washington during his lifetime?

577

0

1

124

Hard  29% got this right

During his life, Washington became increasingly uneasy with slavery.
10

Who succeeded George Washington as the president of the United States?

John Adams

Alexander Hamilton

Benjamin Franklin

Thomas Jefferson

Hard  34% got this right

John Adams was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.