George Washington Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
George Washington was one of the Founding Fathers of what?
A: The United States.
George Washington presided over the convention that drafted
A: United States Constitution.
What did George Washington’s will do for his slaves?
A: Freed them.
On what date was George Washington born?
A: February 22, 1732.
Washington established many forms in government that are
still in use today, such as the what?
A: Cabinet system.
Washington’s retirement after two terms and the peaceful
transition from his presidency to John Adams established a tradition that
continued until what President was elected to a third term?
A: Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Washington was born into a wealthy planter family that
owned tobacco plantations and what?
What did George Washington declare during the wars raging
in Europe after 1793?
A: He proclaimed the United States neutral.
Where was George Washington’s first child born?
A: On their Pope's Creek Estate near present-day Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
Although George Washington owned hundreds of slaves
throughout his lifetime, his views on slavery evolved, and he desired to do
A: Free them and abolish slavery.
The Second Continental Congress in 1775 chose George to be
the commander-in-chief of the what?
A: Continental Army in the American Revolution.
George Washington forced the British out of Boston in 1776,
but was defeated and almost what when he lost
New York City?
After his marriage to Martha, what did he do
at Mount Vernon?
A: Washington enlarged the house.
George’s great-grandfather, John Washington, had emigrated
to Virginia in what year?
A: In 1657.
Where did George Washington spend much of his boyhood?
A: At Ferry Farm in Stafford County near Fredericksburg.
George avoided war with Great Britain and guaranteed a
decade of peace by securing the Jay Treaty in 1795, despite intense opposition
A: The Jeffersonians.
On January 6, 1759, George married what wealthy widow?
A: Martha Dandridge Custis, then 28 years old.
The death of George’s father prevented Washington from
crossing the Atlantic to do what?
A: Receive the rest of his education at England's Appleby School, as his older brothers had done.
In 1797, Washington retired from the presidency and
returned to his home where?
A: Mount Vernon.
For many years, the Jeffersonians continued to distrust
Washington’s influence and delayed building the what?
A: Washington Monument.
George Washington is consistently ranked among the top what
by scholars and the general public alike?
A: The top three presidents of the United States.
What were the names of George Washington’s parents?
A: Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington.
Where were George Washington's ancestors from?
A: Sulgrave, England.
How many of George Washington’s siblings died before
How old was George Washington when his father died?
How tall was George Washington?
A: Six feet.
As a commander, Washington was a disciplinarian who
In 1758, Washington participated in the Forbes Expedition
to capture what?
A: Fort Duquesne.
George and his wife Martha never had any what?
Washington's marriage to Martha made him one of Virginia's
A: Wealthiest men.
Upon his marriage, George acquired approximately how much
A: 6,000 acres.