George Washington Facts You Didn't Know! Trivia Quiz

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The trivia quiz below is made up of George Washington facts you didn't know! George Washington is one of the founding fathers of what is not the United States of America and most people do not know much about his life before politics and the quiz below is designed for them. Did he actually have wooden teeth? How about you check it out and see what fun facts you will learn!


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  • 1. 

    George Washington was from the state of

    • A.

      Illinois.

    • B.

      Georgia.

    • C.

      Kentucky.

    • D.

      Virginia.

    Correct Answer
    D. Virginia.
    Explanation
    George Washington, the first President of the United States, was from the state of Virginia. He was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Washington played a significant role in the American Revolutionary War and was instrumental in the formation of the United States. He is often referred to as the "Father of His Country" and is highly regarded for his leadership and contributions to the nation's founding.

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  • 2. 

    Washington was a general during

    • A.

      The Revolutionary War.

    • B.

      The Civil War.

    • C.

      World War I.

    • D.

      World War II.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Revolutionary War.
    Explanation
    Washington was a general during the Revolutionary War, which was a conflict between the American colonies and Great Britain from 1775 to 1783. He played a crucial role in leading the Continental Army and eventually became the first President of the United States. The Civil War took place much later, from 1861 to 1865, and Washington had already passed away by then. World War I occurred in the early 20th century, and World War II happened after that. Therefore, the correct answer is the Revolutionary War.

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  • 3. 

    In the Revolutionary War, the colonies were at war against the

    • A.

      French.

    • B.

      British.

    • C.

      Germans.

    • D.

      Indians.

    Correct Answer
    B. British.
    Explanation
    During the Revolutionary War, the colonies were at war against the British. This conflict arose due to the colonies' desire for independence and their opposition to British rule. The British government sought to maintain control over the colonies, leading to a prolonged and bloody war. The colonies ultimately emerged victorious, gaining their independence and establishing the United States of America.

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  • 4. 

    George Washington's head is pictured on the

    • A.

      Penny.

    • B.

      Nickel.

    • C.

      Dime.

    • D.

      Quarter.

    Correct Answer
    D. Quarter.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is quarter because George Washington's head is pictured on the front side of the quarter coin. The penny features Abraham Lincoln, the nickel has Thomas Jefferson, and the dime has Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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  • 5. 

    When Washington was young, he worked as a

    • A.

      Miner.

    • B.

      Farmer.

    • C.

      Surveyor.

    • D.

      River boat captain.

    Correct Answer
    C. Surveyor.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is surveyor. This can be inferred from the statement "When Washington was young", which suggests that Washington had a job in his youth. Among the given options, surveyor is the most likely choice as it was a common occupation during that time period.

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  • 6. 

    Washington is pictured on the

    • A.

      One dollar bill.

    • B.

      Five dollar bill.

    • C.

      Ten dollar bill.

    • D.

      Twenty dollar bill.

    Correct Answer
    A. One dollar bill.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the one dollar bill because George Washington, the first president of the United States, is pictured on it. The one dollar bill is the most common and widely used denomination of currency in the United States.

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  • 7. 

    The Washington Monument is located in

    • A.

      Chicago, Illinois.

    • B.

      Miami, Florida.

    • C.

      Washington D.C.

    • D.

      Boston, Massachusetts.

    Correct Answer
    C. Washington D.C.
    Explanation
    The Washington Monument is located in Washington D.C. This is because the monument was built to honor George Washington, the first President of the United States, and it is situated in the capital city where many other important national landmarks and government buildings are also located.

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  • 8. 

    Washingon's house is called

    • A.

      Monticello.

    • B.

      Gettysburg.

    • C.

      Mount Vernon.

    • D.

      Mount Rushmore.

    Correct Answer
    C. Mount Vernon.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon was the name of George Washington's house. It is located in Virginia and is one of the most famous historic homes in the United States. Washington lived in Mount Vernon for most of his life and it served as his plantation and private residence. The house is now a museum and is open to the public for tours.

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  • 9. 

    During the Revolutionary War, Washington led the

    • A.

      British Army.

    • B.

      Confederate Army.

    • C.

      Continental Army.

    • D.

      Union Army.

    Correct Answer
    C. Continental Army.
    Explanation
    During the Revolutionary War, George Washington served as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. This army was formed by the thirteen colonies to fight against the British forces. Washington's leadership and strategic abilities were crucial in securing independence for the American colonies. The British Army refers to the military forces of Great Britain, while the Confederate Army and Union Army are associated with the American Civil War, which took place several decades after the Revolutionary War.

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  • 10. 

    When Washington was eleven years old,

    • A.

      His father died.

    • B.

      His mother died.

    • C.

      He chopped down a cherry tree.

    • D.

      He joined the army.

    Correct Answer
    A. His father died.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "his father died." This is evident from the sentence structure and context provided. The question states that when Washington was eleven years old, something happened. The options given are all events that could potentially happen to a person, but the correct answer is the one that is directly stated in the sentence.

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  • 11. 

    Washington grew tobacco and wheat on his farm.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Washington's primary crops on his farm were indeed tobacco and wheat. He cultivated these crops to generate income and establish himself as a successful planter. This is well-documented in historical records and is a significant aspect of Washington's agricultural practices during his time.

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  • 12. 

    Washington was married to Mary Todd.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Washington was not married to Mary Todd. Mary Todd was the wife of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Washington was married to Martha Washington.

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  • 13. 

    The Washington Monument

    • A.

      Is a tall obelisk, or tower.

    • B.

      Has a statue of George Washington inside it.

    • C.

      Is dedicated to a cemetery.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. Is a tall obelisk, or tower.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is a tall obelisk, or tower." This is because the Washington Monument is indeed a tall obelisk or tower. It is a prominent landmark in Washington, D.C., standing at a height of 555 feet and dedicated to the first President of the United States, George Washington. The monument's design is inspired by ancient Egyptian obelisks, with a distinct pointed shape and a marble exterior. It does not have a statue of George Washington inside it, nor is it dedicated to a cemetery.

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