Thomas Jefferson Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
Thomas Jefferson served as a wartime Governor of what
A: Virginia (1779–1781).
During his stint as president Jefferson did what to the
size of the U.S.?
A: Doubled it.
Jefferson’s second term had a lot of troubles at home, such
as the failed treason trial of his former what?
A: Vice President Aaron Burr.
In 1807 Jefferson drafted and signed into law a bill that
A: Banned slave importation into the United States.
Jefferson is considered an important architect in the
classical tradition, and he designed his own what?
A: Home Monticello and other notable buildings.
Jefferson was an accomplished violinist and played with his
wife Martha who was an accomplished what?
A: Piano player.
What university did Thomas Jefferson found?
A: The University of Virginia.
When did Martha Jefferson, his wife of eleven years, die?
A: In 1782.
Jefferson’s his slim physical form resembled that of whom?
A: His mother's family.
What promise did Thomas Jefferson keep to his wife Martha?
A: He would never remarry.
How many children did Thomas Jefferson and his wife Martha
What did Jefferson begin studying at the age of nine?
A: Latin, Greek, and French.
How many of Jefferson’s children survived to adulthood?
What did Jefferson depend on for his education throughout
Thomas Jefferson expressed opposition to slavery throughout
his life, yet he owned what?
A: Hundreds of slaves and freed only a few of them.
When the British burned the Library of Congress in 1814
Thomas offered to do what?
A: Sell his collection of more than 6,000 books to the Library of Congress for $23,950.
Historians generally believe that Jefferson had a long-term
relationship with whom?
A: Sally Hemings, one of his slaves.
It is believed by some historians that Jefferson fathered
some or all of whose children?
A: His slave Sally Hemings’.
Jefferson is consistently rated as one of the what?
A: Greatest U.S. presidents.
Thomas Jefferson was the third of how many children?
A: Ten children.
On what date was Thomas Jefferson born?
A: On April 13, 1743.
Where was Thomas Jefferson born?
A: At the family home in a one and a half story farmhouse.
Who was Thomas Jefferson’s father?
A: Jefferson’s father was Peter Jefferson, a planter and surveyor who died when Jefferson was fourteen.
Jefferson's facial appearance resembled that of whom?
A: His father.
Who was Jefferson’s mother?
A: His mother was Jane Randolph, daughter of Isham Randolph, a ship's captain.
When did Peter and Jane Jefferson marry?
A: In 1739.
Jefferson entered the College of William & Mary in
Williamsburg at what age?
A: At age 16.
Jefferson was a diligent student graduating in 1762, and
completing his studies in how long?
A: Two years.
In what year was Jefferson was admitted to the Virginia
In 1770, what happened to Jefferson's home as well as
family library with 200 volumes?
A: It was destroyed by fire.
After Jefferson’s wife’s father John Wayles died in 1773,
Martha and her husband inherited his what?
A: 135 slaves, 11,000 acres (4,500 ha; 17 sq mi) and the debts of his estate.
Later in life, Martha Jefferson suffered from what illness?