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Trivia Quiz - James Madison: 4th U.S. President


How much do you know about the Father of the U.S. Constitution?

Quiz Number: 1907
Date Submitted: December 22, 2007
Quiz Categories: American Presidents, World Leaders, American Founding Fathers
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: tristan
Average Score: 49.9 percent
Times Taken: 585 times
Taken by Registered Users: 21
Quiz is about: James Madison

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James Madison 4th U.S. President
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1. James Madison is often referred to as America's first what?
  A.   college student
  B.   college graduate
  C.   college graduate student
  D.   American-born college professor

2. James Madison's wife may have been more famous than he. What was her first name?
  A.   Dolley
  B.   Daisy
  C.   Donna
  D.   Diane

3. James Madison was widely known as a political protégé of whom?
  A.   John Adams
  B.   Alexander Hamilton
  C.   John Marshall
  D.   Thomas Jefferson

4. What political document did James Madison use as the basis for the American Constitution?
  A.   Virginia Plan
  B.   Articles of Confederation
  C.   Federalist Papers
  D.   Declaration of Independence

5. What U.S. cabinet position did James Madison hold from 1801-1809?
  A.   Secretary of State
  B.   Vice President
  C.   Secretary of Treasury
  D.   Secretary of War

6. Who did James Madison defeat in the presidential election of 1808?
  A.   Alexander Hamilton
  B.   Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
  C.   Aaron Burr
  D.   James Monroe

7. Who did James Madison defeat in the presidential election of 1812?
  A.   Daniel Webster
  B.   Alexander Hamilton
  C.   George Clinton
  D.   DeWitt Clinton

8. Why did President Madison flee Washington DC during the War of 1812?
  A.   his wife became deathly ill
  B.   the British burned the White House
  C.   British troops invaded the city and surrounded the White House
  D.   rumors of his planned assassination forced him to temporarily flee

9. President Madison signed what treaty to end the War of 1812?
  A.   Treaty of Detroit
  B.   Treaty of Fort Wayne
  C.   Treaty of Paris
  D.   The Treaty of Ghent

10. James Madison's portrait appeared on what American paper currency?
  A.   $500 bill
  B.   $1,000 bill
  C.   $5,000 bill
  D.   $10,000 bill


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