Monticello / Jefferson Faq

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Monticello / Jefferson Faq

Test your knowledge on frequently asked questions on Monticello and Thomas Jefferson!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What year was Thomas Jefferson born?
  • 2. 
    When was Jefferson in France serving as Commissioner and Minister?
    • A. 

      1784-89

    • B. 

      1780-85

    • C. 

      1789-84

    • D. 

      1794-99

  • 3. 
    In what year did Thomas Jefferson become President of the United States?
  • 4. 
    In what year was the cornerstone of Central College (later renamed University of Virginia) laid?
    • A. 

      1817

    • B. 

      1819

    • C. 

      1822

    • D. 

      1825

  • 5. 
    In what year did the Louisiana Purchase occur?
  • 6. 
    Where did Jefferson attend college?
    • A. 

      College of William and Mary

    • B. 

      University of Virginia

    • C. 

      King's College

    • D. 

      Washington and Lee

  • 7. 
    Jefferson began leveling the mountaintop at Monticello in 1768. What year did construction of the house begin?
    • A. 

      1769

    • B. 

      1770

    • C. 

      1774

    • D. 

      1780

  • 8. 
    What was the Dome Room used for?
    • A. 

      It's use is not known for certain.

    • B. 

      An extra bedroom.

    • C. 

      A quiet retreat where Jefferson could look over his land.

    • D. 

      No one ever used this space.

  • 9. 
    How many rooms, total, does Monticello now have?
    • A. 

      43

    • B. 

      22

    • C. 

      14

    • D. 

      51

  • 10. 
    Which side of the house is the front?
    • A. 

      The East side

    • B. 

      The West side

    • C. 

      None of the above

    • D. 

      Both the East and West are referred to as the front.

  • 11. 
    How many of the house furnishings are original?
    • A. 

      About 40%

    • B. 

      About 60%

    • C. 

      About 85%

    • D. 

      About 25%

  • 12. 
    How many skylights are in Monticello?
  • 13. 
    What percentage of window glass is original?
    • A. 

      About 1/3

    • B. 

      About half

    • C. 

      About 60%

    • D. 

      About 75%

  • 14. 
    How many fireplaces are in there on the main floor of the house?
    • A. 

      8 fireplaces and 2 openings for stoves

    • B. 

      9 fireplaces and 2 openings for stoves

    • C. 

      7 fireplaces

    • D. 

      8 fireplaces

  • 15. 
    What are the holes over Jefferson's bed?
    • A. 

      They are for air to circulate into his Cabinet.

    • B. 

      They were part of the heating system in the house.

    • C. 

      There is a closet behind them and they provide light and ventilation.

    • D. 

      They lead to a crawl space where his granddaughters played.

  • 16. 
    Did Jefferson free his slaves?
    • A. 

      Yes, he freed 7 officially, and 3 unofficially.

    • B. 

      No, but three ran away and he never pursued them.

    • C. 

      Yes, he freed 12 slaves during his lifetime.

    • D. 

      No, he never freed any slaves.

  • 17. 
    What is the total square footage of the living area of Monticello?
    • A. 

      27,000 square feet

    • B. 

      15,000 square feet

    • C. 

      11,000 square feet

    • D. 

      9,000 square feet

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