Sunday, February 18, 2007

The George Washington/Abraham Lincoln Quiz

How much do you know about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln? Not much? Me neither. So let's fail this test together:

1. The story about young George, the hatchet, and the cherry tree is fiction. True or false?

2. George had a terrible temper. True or false?

3. George lived frugally. True or false?

4. George was 6 feet 3 and weighed more than 200 lbs. True or false?

5. George was born to a family of great wealth. True or false?

6. George and his wife Martha had 10 children. True or false?

7. George wore a white wig. True or false?

8. What president decided to stop the national celebrations of the individual birthdays of Lincoln and Washington and make one holiday: President's Day? Name him.


9. Before becoming president, Lincoln was the postmaster of New Salem, Illinois, and usually carried letters in his hat. True or false?

10. Who was buried with Lincoln following the funeral process by train from Washington D.C. to Springfield, Illinois?

11. When was Abraham Lincoln born?

12. How many children did Abe and his wife Mary have?

13. Recite the Gettysburg Address backwards. Ha! Bet you can't even recite it forwards! lol Or can you? Yes or no?

14. Was Mary Todd Lincoln present at Abraham's assassination?

Okay. I'm done.

For number 13 above I'll get you started:

"Four score and seven years ago our forefathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in .... "
FROM MEMORY, can you fill in the next line or so? Anything???

7 Comments:

Blogger Scarlet said...

An Aussie and not looking on net for answers..

f,f,t,f,t,f,f,?,f,?,?,?, yrt tnow I oN, No.

Feb 19, 2007, 4:15:00 AM  
Anonymous jane said...

I'll help out Scarlett.

1. true 2. true 3. true 4 true 5. true 6. false 7. true 8. Nixon 9. true 10. ?? 11. Feb 12, duh 12. 3 13. "a great civil war..." 14. no

Do I win anything?

Feb 19, 2007, 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

...now we are engaged in Jello wrestling to the death for freedom.


Was I right?

Feb 19, 2007, 12:00:00 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I already know I'm going to hell.

Feb 19, 2007, 12:01:00 PM  
Blogger Scarlet said...

Oh hang on. Looky here for the answer of the first question.

http://americanhistory.about.com/cs/georgewashington/f/washcherrytree.htm

Feb 19, 2007, 1:17:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Oh Amy, what are we gonna do with ya?

"Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure."

Scarlet, at this point the Aussie may be winning. Frightening, simply frightening. lol

Feb 19, 2007, 1:30:00 PM  
Anonymous teri said...

are you gonna post the answers?

Feb 20, 2007, 10:09:00 AM  

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