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Trivia Quiz - Founding Fathers of America

What do you know about the Founding Fathers? We owe the Declaration of Independence. Fourth of July, Independence Day and the Constitution to them! Do you enjoy Founding Fathers trivia?

Quiz Number: 1416
Date Submitted: July 05, 2007
Quiz Categories: American History, American Founding Fathers
Quiz Type: People Quiz
Author: lmcubs
Average Score: 44.1 percent
Times Taken: 2,409 times
Taken by Registered Users: 29

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1. Who was the only founding father to sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776?
  A.   Samuel Adams
  B.   Benjamin Harrison V
  C.   Benjamin Franklin
  D.   John Hancock

2. In the years before the American Revolution, John Adams quite famously defended whom in court?
  A.   the perpetrators of the Boston Tea Party
  B.   the British soldiers responsible for the Boston Massacre
  C.   Abraham Whipple (for leading the burning of the HMS Gaspée in 1772)
  D.   Benjamin Franklin (for public indecency)

3. What founding father and US president had ran up a wine bill of more than $10,000 by the time he left his presidency?
  A.   John Adams
  B.   Thomas Jefferson
  C.   James Madison
  D.   John Adams

4. Who founded the newspaper that would eventually become The New York Post?
  A.   Thomas Paine
  B.   Alexander Hamilton
  C.   John Hancock
  D.   Benjamin Harrison

5. Who arrived at the Constituional Convention in a sedan chair carried by prisoners?
  A.   Alexander Hamilton
  B.   Roger Sherman
  C.   George Washington
  D.   Benjamin Franklin

6. Which founding father was famous for being a hypochondriac and constantly felt he was coming down with some sort of illness?
  A.   Aaron Burr
  B.   Samuel Chase
  C.   Samuel Adams
  D.   James Madison

7. What founding father bathed his feet every morning in cold water to prevent colds?
  A.   George Washington
  B.   Samuel Adams
  C.   Thomas Jefferson
  D.   Benjamin Franklin

8. Who was the only President among our founding fathers to face gunfire while in Office?
  A.   James Madison
  B.   George Washington
  C.   Thomas Jefferson
  D.   John Adams

9. What founding father never ran for public office, although he was Postmaster General and an ambassador?
  A.   Benjamin Franklin
  B.   Samuel Chase
  C.   Paul Revere
  D.   Thomas Paine

10. What two Founding Fathers visited Shakespeare's birthplace and chipped some wood off a chair as a souvenir?
  A.   George Washington and Benjamin Franklin
  B.   John Adams and James Madison
  C.   John and Samuel Adams
  D.   Thomas Jefferson and John Adams®   

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