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1. Every person has a birthplace. That is certainly true for America's first president. Can you name the state where George Washington was born?
2. George Washington surrounded himself with men who would have a significant impact on American policy and the future of the country, including his Cabinet. Can you name the future president that Washington named as his Secretary of State?
3. Since Washington was an important figure, some people thought he should have a dignified title reflecting the royal traditions of England. Did George Washington wish to be called "Your Highness"?
4. The official Washington D.C. residence of the president of the United States is known as the White House. Did George Washington himself ever live in the White House?
5. What was the name of George Washington's home in Virginia? It was here that Washington had a beautiful mansion and plantation that has now become a historic landmark visited by many every year.
6. George Washington served in a variety of different official positions. Of the following, which was a position that he did NOT hold?
7. It has been recorded that Washington had a number of potential romantic interests before becoming president. However, he was only married one time. What was the name of George Washington's wife?
8. To help pay off the national debt, Washington approved an excise tax which caused discontent among Pennsylvania farmers, with many refusing to pay the tax. What was the name of the rebellion that resulted from this tax?
9. Washington appointed this man as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1789. Can you name him?
10. Washington retired to his home in 1797. Although he was retired, he was commissioned as lieutenant general due to the rising tensions related to the so-called "XYZ Affair" under his successor. Who was Washington's successor to the presidency of the United States?
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