Do You Really Know About Alexander Hamilton? Quiz

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The United States of America has been an independent nation for over two centuries, and yet the Founding Fathers are still household names in the average American homestead. Men like Ben Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the subject of today’s quiz, Alexander Hamilton made history the day they signed the constitution and made the USA what it is today. What do you know about this one particular founder? Let’s find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Hamilton was the primary author of which American president’s administration’s economic policies?

    • A.

      James Madison

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      John Adams

    • D.

      Thomas Jefferson

    Correct Answer
    B. George Washington
    Explanation
    George Washington was the first President of the United States, and Alexander Hamilton served as his Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton was the primary author and architect of Washington's administration's economic policies, including the establishment of a national bank, the assumption of state debts, and the promotion of manufacturing and industry. Hamilton's economic policies played a crucial role in shaping the early economic development of the United States.

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  • 2. 

    Alexander Hamilton was the second US Secretary of the Treasury

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    He was the first.

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  • 3. 

    Who succeeded Alexander Hamilton as the US Secretary of the Treasury?

    • A.

      John Smith

    • B.

      Samuel Dexter

    • C.

      Oliver Wolcott Jr.

    • D.

      Gideon Tomlinson

    Correct Answer
    C. Oliver Wolcott Jr.
    Explanation
    Oliver Wolcott Jr. succeeded Alexander Hamilton as the US Secretary of the Treasury.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following did Alexander Hamilton found?

    • A.

      New York Post

    • B.

      Education System

    • C.

      Federalist Party

    • D.

      Bank of New York

    • E.

      The University of Virginia

    • F.

      US Coast Guard

    • G.

      Financial System

    • H.

      The National Gazette

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. New York Post
    C. Federalist Party
    D. Bank of New York
    F. US Coast Guard
    G. Financial System
    Explanation
    Alexander Hamilton founded the Bank of New York, which is one of the oldest banks in the United States. He also played a significant role in the establishment of the US Coast Guard, which was originally known as the Revenue Marine Service. Additionally, Hamilton was a co-founder of the New York Post, a prominent newspaper that is still in circulation today. As one of the founding fathers of the United States, Hamilton also played a key role in the establishment of the Federalist Party and the development of the country's financial system.

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  • 5. 

    When was Alexander Hamilton born?

    • A.

      January 11, 1755

    • B.

      April 24, 1761

    • C.

      August 9, 1757

    • D.

      November 5, 1753

    Correct Answer
    A. January 11, 1755
    Explanation
    Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755.

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  • 6. 

    Who was Alexander Hamilton married to?

    • A.

      Martha Dandridge

    • B.

      Charlotte Hodges

    • C.

      Elizabeth Schuyler

    • D.

      Lucy Flucker

    Correct Answer
    C. Elizabeth Schuyler
    Explanation
    Alexander Hamilton was married to Elizabeth Schuyler. Elizabeth, also known as Eliza, was the daughter of Philip Schuyler, a prominent political figure in New York. She and Hamilton were married in 1780 and had eight children together. Elizabeth was a supportive and devoted wife to Hamilton, and after his death, she worked tirelessly to preserve his legacy. She founded the first private orphanage in New York City and played a crucial role in the creation of the Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

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  • 7. 

    How many children did Alexander Hamilton have?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Eight

    Correct Answer
    D. Eight
    Explanation
    Alexander Hamilton had eight children.

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  • 8. 

    How did Alexander Hamilton die?

    • A.

      Heart Attack

    • B.

      Kicked by a Horse

    • C.

      In a duel with Aaron Burr

    • D.

      Infection of his injuries suffered in the Revolutionary War

    Correct Answer
    C. In a duel with Aaron Burr
    Explanation
    Alexander Hamilton died in a duel with Aaron Burr. This historical event took place on July 11, 1804. The duel was the result of a longstanding political and personal rivalry between the two men. Hamilton was shot by Burr and suffered a fatal injury, leading to his death the following day. This duel has become a significant event in American history, highlighting the dangers and consequences of political conflicts.

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  • 9. 

    What did Hamilton do immediately upon returning to New York in 1795?

    • A.

      Founded the New York Evening Post

    • B.

      Practiced Law

    • C.

      Got married

    • D.

      Founded the Federalist Party

    Correct Answer
    B. Practiced Law
    Explanation
    Upon returning to New York in 1795, Hamilton practiced law. This suggests that he resumed his legal career and began working as a lawyer again.

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  • 10. 

    George Hamilton fought hard to have his running mate Aaron Burr lose the 1800 presidential election.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    George Hamilton did not fight to have his running mate Aaron Burr lose the 1800 presidential election because George Hamilton never ran for president or vice president. Perhaps you meant Alexander Hamilton, who did oppose Aaron Burr's candidacy and worked against him in the election of 1800.

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