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George Washington - Early Life (1732 - 1753)

1) George Washington was the first child of Augustine Washington (1694 - 1743) and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington (1708 - 1789). Where was Mary Ball born.?Geeorge Washington

  1. Lively, Virginia

  2. Clarksburg, West Virginia

  3. Dover, Delaware

  4. Roanoke, North Carolina

2) George Washington was born on their estate near present-day Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia. What was the name of the plantation?

  1. Red Whorf Estate

  2. Pope's Creek Estate

  3. Bridges Creek Estate

  4. Simpson Creek Farm

3) According to the Julian calendar and Annunciation Style of enumerating years, then in use in the British Empire, Washington was born on February 11, 1731; when the Gregorian calendar was implemented in the British Empire in 1752, in accordance with the provisions of the Calendar (New Style) Act 1750, his birth date became February 22, 1732.

  • True or False?

4) Washington's great-grandfather, John Washington, had emigrated to Virginia in 1657. Where was Washington's ancestors from?

  1. London, England

  2. Birmingham, England

  3. Sulgrave, England

  4. Paris, France

5) In George's youth, the Washington's were extremely prosperous members of the Virginia gentry.

  • True or False?

6) George's father died when George was 11 years old. Which George's half-brother became a surrogate father and role model.

  1. Augustine

  2. John

  3. Charles

  4. Lawrence

7) Washington spent much of his boyhood at Ferry Farm in Stafford County near Fredericksburg. What county was Ferry Farm in?

  1. Fairfax County

  2. Harrison County

  3. Montgomery County

  4. Stafford County

8) The death of his father prevented Washington from crossing the Atlantic to receive the rest of his education in England, as his older brothers had done. What was the name of the school?

  1. Flint Hill School

  2. King Henry School

  3. Appleby School

  4. London Bridge School

9) What was Washington's age when he was appointed official surveyor for Culpeper County, a well-paid position which enabled him to purchase land in the Shenandoah Valley, the first of his many land acquisitions in western Virginia.

  1. 15

  2. 17

  3. 20

  4. 24

10) The Adjutant General (militia leader) of Virginia was divided into four offices after his death. Washington was appointed by Governor Robert Dinwiddie as one of the four district adjutants in February 1753, with an officers rank of major in the Virginia militia. What was the rank?

  1. Major

  2. Captain

  3. Lt. Colonel

  4. General

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George Washington - Early life (1732 - 1753)
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1) A. 2) B. 3) True 4) C. 5) False. In George's youth, the Washington's were moderately prosperous members of the Virginia gentry, of "middling rank" rather than one of the leading planter families. 6) D. 7) D. 8) C. 9) B. 10) A.

 
 


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