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Washington's Birthday is a Federal Holiday for the honor of the first president, George Washington, who was the first president of the United States. He was loved by many, and he was a great president. ​​​​​​He represents the foundation of American Democracy. What do you know about Washington's Birthday and History! Try this quiz to find out.


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  • 1. 

    What year was George Washington's birthday, became paid holidays for all employees of the federal government, including individuals who work outside of Washington, D.C?

    • A.

      1879

    • B.

      1880

    • C.

      1885

    • D.

      1890

    Correct Answer
    C. 1885
    Explanation
    In 1885, George Washington's birthday became a paid holiday for all employees of the federal government, regardless of their location. This means that individuals working outside of Washington, D.C were also entitled to a day off and paid leave on this day.

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  • 2. 

    What year did the British Empire switch to the Gregorian calendar?

    • A.

      1752

    • B.

      1755

    • C.

      1762

    • D.

      1772

    Correct Answer
    A. 1752
    Explanation
    In 1752, the British Empire switched to the Gregorian calendar. This calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 to replace the Julian calendar. The switch was necessary because the Julian calendar had a slight error in calculating leap years, causing it to drift out of sync with the solar year over time. The Gregorian calendar corrected this error by implementing a more accurate leap year rule. The British Empire adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752, aligning their dates with the rest of Europe and other countries that had already made the switch.

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  • 3. 

    When was the federal holiday shifted to the third Monday in February by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act?

    • A.

      January 1, 1971

    • B.

      January 5,1971

    • C.

      January 15, 1971

    • D.

      January 20, 1971

    Correct Answer
    A. January 1, 1971
    Explanation
    The correct answer is January 1, 1971. This is because the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was passed in 1968 and it took effect on January 1, 1971. This act shifted the dates of certain federal holidays, including Washington's Birthday (now known as Presidents Day), to specific Mondays to create long weekends for workers.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these is also known as Washington's Birthday?

    • A.

      Valentine day 

    • B.

      Independence Day 

    • C.

      President day 

    • D.

      People's day 

    Correct Answer
    C. President day 
    Explanation
    President's Day is also known as Washington's Birthday because it is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February to honor the first President of the United States, George Washington. The holiday was originally established to commemorate Washington's birthday on February 22nd, but it was later moved to the third Monday in February to create a long weekend. Over time, the holiday has come to honor all past presidents of the United States, which is why it is commonly referred to as President's Day.

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  • 5. 

    Why is Washington's Birthday celebrated every year?

    • A.

      To remind people about him

    • B.

      To honour him 

    • C.

      Do more free holidays 

    • D.

      None of the above 

    Correct Answer
    B. To honour him 
    Explanation
    Washington's Birthday is celebrated every year to honor George Washington, the first president of the United States. It is a way to recognize and pay tribute to his leadership, contributions, and the pivotal role he played in the formation of the country. This celebration serves as a reminder of his significant impact on American history and his enduring legacy as a founding father.

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  • 6. 

    What did they call George Washington?

    • A.

      Father of all nation 

    • B.

      Father of his country 

    • C.

      Father unlimited 

    • D.

      Father of united state 

    Correct Answer
    B. Father of his country 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Father of his country." This title is commonly used to refer to George Washington because of his pivotal role in the founding of the United States of America and his leadership as the first President. He is often regarded as a father figure for the nation due to his instrumental contributions in shaping its early years and establishing its core principles.

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  • 7. 

    What year was George Washington born?

    • A.

      1731

    • B.

      1732

    • C.

      1733

    • D.

      1734

    Correct Answer
    A. 1731
    Explanation
    George Washington was born in 1731.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first to designate Washington's original birth date as a national holiday?

    • A.

      Lyndon

    • B.

      Kennedy 

    • C.

      John 

    • D.

      Chester Alan 

    Correct Answer
    D. Chester Alan 
    Explanation
    Chester Alan was the first to designate Washington's original birth date as a national holiday.

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  • 9. 

    When was Washington's Birthday first celebrated as a holiday in the District of Columbia?

    • A.

      1880

    • B.

      1882

    • C.

      1885

    • D.

      1888

    Correct Answer
    A. 1880
    Explanation
    In 1880, Washington's Birthday was first celebrated as a holiday in the District of Columbia.

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  • 10. 

    Which of Martha Washington's grandchildren got married on George Washington's Birthday?

    • A.

      Elizabeth Parke 

    • B.

      Elena Parke 

    • C.

      Martha Parke 

    • D.

      Eleanor Parke 

    Correct Answer
    D. Eleanor Parke 
    Explanation
    Eleanor Parke is the correct answer because she is Martha Washington's granddaughter and she got married on George Washington's Birthday.

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