James Madison Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
Madison is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for
being instrumental in the drafting of the what?
A: United States Constitution.
James Madison was the key champion and author of the what?
A: United States Bill of Rights.
Where was James Madison Jr. born?
A: Belle Grove Plantation near Port Conway, Virginia.
James Madison was a terrible public what?
When was James Madison born?
A: On March 16, 1751.
After the Constitution was developed by the convention in
Philadelphia, Madison was a leader in what effort?
A: The ratification effort.
Madison was the oldest of how many children?
How many of James Jr.'s brothers died as infants?
During the summer of 1775, James's sister Elizabeth and
his brother Reuben died in what kind of epidemic?
Who was James Madison's father?
A: James Madison, Sr. was a tobacco planter.
Who was James Madison's mother?
A: Nelly Conway Madison, the daughter of a prominent planter and tobacco merchant.
At age 16, he began a two-year course of study under the
Reverend Thomas Martin in preparation for what?
In 1769, Madison enrolled at what school?
A: College of New Jersey, now Princeton University.
Madison helped found what society?
A: The American Whig Society.
In what language did Madison become fluent in?
How tall was James Madison?
A: Five feet, four inches.
In May 1794, Madison asked their mutual friend Aaron Burr
to arrange a meeting between himself and who?
A: Dolley Todd.
How much did James Madison weigh?
A: Never more than 100 pounds.
In October 1775 Madison was commissioned as the colonel of
A: The Orange County militia.
Madison worked with Jefferson to draft the Virginia Statute
A: Religious Freedom, which was finally passed in 1786.
Madison persuaded Virginia to give up its claims to what?
A: The northwestern territories.
Madison was elected a second time to the Virginia what?
A: House of Delegates, serving from 1784 to 1786.
Partly at Madison's instigation, a what was called in 1787?
A: National convention.
During the course of the Convention of 1787, how many times
did Madison speak?
A: Over two hundred times.
James Madison viewed black slaves as a what?
A: "unfortunate race" and believed their true nature was both human and property.
Madison believed that slaves, as property, would be
protected by what?
A: Both their masters and the government.
Madison wanted to be elected as what in the new government?
On June 8, 1789, James Madison introduced a bill proposing
amendments consisting of what?
A: What would become the bill of rights.
James Madison was first elected to the U.S. House of
Representatives with what percentage of the vote?
A: 57.37% of the vote.
Madison was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
with what percentage of the vote?
How old was Madison when he married for the first time?
On September 15, 1794, who did James Madison marry?
A: Dolley Payne Todd, a 26 year old widow.
Madison had no children, but after he married Dolley Todd
he did what?
A: Adopted Todd's son John Payne Todd.