The Angelica Schuyler Church Quiz

The Angelica Schuyler Church Quiz
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About This Quiz

Angelica Schuyler Church was an American socialite with a rich history and ties to Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about Church's story.
Angelica Schuyler Church was the oldest daughter of what general?
Philip Schuyler
Angelica was born in Albany, New York, to Continental Army Gen. Philip Schuyler and Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler.
John Barker Church
Marquis de Lafayette

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Angelica Schuyler Church's mother, Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler, was a descendant of Kiliaen van Rensselaer, one of the founders of what 17th-century colonial province?
New Netherland
Catherine was a descendent of the founders of New Netherland, the Dutch colony whose capital of New Amsterdam became New York City when it was overtaken by the British in 1664.
New Sweden
French Louisiana

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True or false: In 1777, at the age of 21, Angelica Schuyler eloped with John Barker Church.
true
Angelica was afraid her father would not approve of the marriage.
false

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Who was Angelica Schuyler Church's sister Elizabeth married to?
Alexander Hamilton
Elizabeth married Alexander Hamilton.
Thomas Jefferson
Marquis de Lafayette

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After the Revolutionary War, John Barker Church was a U.S. envoy to what country?
England
France
Church was a U.S. envoy to France. Angelica and John lived in Paris from 1783 to 1785.
Scotland

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What Founding Father of the United States did Angelica Schuyler Church befriend while living in Paris?
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
Benjamin Franklin
While in France, Angelica developed a deep friendship with Benjamin Franklin, who was then U.S. ambassador to France.

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Despite being married to other women, what two Founding Fathers were romantically drawn to Angelica Schuyler Church?
Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton
Despite being married to her sister Elizabeth, Alexander Hamilton corresponded with Angelica for years. Thomas Jefferson, who was married to Martha Jefferson, did too.
Benjamin Franklin and James Madison
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson

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Detailed letters between Angelica Schuyler Church and Thomas Jefferson still survive and are held where?
White House archives
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Library of Congress
An extensive collection between Jefferson and Church is kept at the National Archives and Records Administration and the Library of Congress.

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What other U.S. institution holds a collection of letters between Angelica Schuyler Church and both Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton?
U.S. Capitol
University of Virginia Library
The University of Virginia is home to the Church archive, which includes letters from Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, as well as other Church family members.
Monticello

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True or false: The letters were of particular interest to University of Virginia because Alexander Hamilton founded the university.
true
false
The university was interested in the letters because of their link to Thomas Jefferson, who founded the University of Virginia in 1819.

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Who said, "If you were as generous as the old Romans, you would lend him to me for a little while"?
Angelica Schuyler Church to Elizabeth Hamilton
That was in a letter from Angelica to her sister Elizabeth, referencing Elizabeth's husband Alexander Hamilton. Whether Elizabeth took it as sisterly banter or something more serious is not known.
Angelica Schuyler Church to Alexander Hamilton
Elizabeth Hamilton to Angelica Schuyler Church

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How much did the University of Virginia pay members of Angelica Schuyler Church's family in 1996 for the series of letters that now make up the Church archive?
$275,000
The University of Virginia paid members of Angelica's family $275,000 for a series of letters between her and Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette.
$350,000
$500,000

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True or false: Angelica Schuyler Church attended the inauguration of George Washington in 1789.
true
As the daughter of a famous Revolutionary War general, she was invited to attend President Washington's inauguration.
false

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To repay John Barker Church for helping fund the Revolutionary War, the newly formed United States gave his family 100,000 acres of land on the western side of what state?
New York
The land was located in Genesee and Allegany counties, along the Genesee River in New York.
Pennsylvania
Virginia

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True or false: The Churches' son Philip named the new town Angelica and it is still there today.
true
Angelica is the oldest town in Allegany County, New York.
false

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Who said, "Could he paint my friendship to you, it would be something out of the common line" in a letter to Angelica Schuyler Church?
Alexander Hamilton
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson
That was Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Angelica from Paris, dated Aug. 17, 1788.

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True or false: Angelica Schuyler Church and Alexander Hamilton wrote some of their correspondences in code.
true
In a 1787 correspondence, the two devised a plan to write in code and used it to speak of their romantic feelings.
false

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How many children did Angelica Schuyler Church and John Barker Church have?
four
seven
eight
The couple is said to have had eight children.

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What American artist painted Angelica Schuyler Church's portrait, entitled "Mrs. John Barker Church"?
Francis Guy
Mary Roberts
John Trumbull
American artist John Trumbull was a close friend of John Church. In 1784 he met Angelica in London, where he was a member of the social elite. He painted her portrait, as well as portraits of Alexander Hamilton and George Washington.

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What is the name of the home that Angelica Schuyler Church and John Barker Church built in New York?
Belmont Abbey
Villa Church
Belvidere
The stone-and-brick federal-style mansion is known as Belvidere.

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What year was Belvidere listed on the National Register of Historic Places?
1965
1969
1972
The home, built in 1804 from plans attributed to famed architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

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In 1804, Angelica Schuyler Church's brother-in-law and romantic interest Alexander Hamilton died as a result of a duel with whom?
William P. Van Ness
George I. Eacker
Aaron Burr
Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr. His son Philip was killed three years earlier in a duel with George I. Eacker.

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When did Angelica Schuyler Church die?
Aug. 29, 1811
Dec. 3, 1812
March 13, 1814
Angelica passed away in New York City on March 13, 1814, at the age of 58.

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What smash Broadway hit tells the story of Alexander Hamilton and the Schuyler sisters?
"Alexander Hamilton"
"Hamilton"
The Broadway hit "Hamilton" won the 2016 Grammy award for best musical theater album, a "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foundation and the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.
"Alexander the Great"

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True or false: Hamilton features hip-hop and rhythm and blues-inspired music and a racially diverse cast.
true
The music is a mashup of rap, hip-hop and traditional Broadway tunes, and none of the actors who play Aaron Burr, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are white.
false

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The show "Hamilton" was inspired by the 2004 biography "Alexander Hamilton" by what historian?
Ron Chernow
The 2004 biography was written by historian Rob Chernow.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Gordon Wood

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What Broadway actor stars in the role of Angelica Schuyler in "Hamilton"?
Renee Elise Goldsberry
Renee Elise Goldsberry plays Angelica Schuyler. Jasmine Cephas Jones plays the role of Peggy Schuyler and Phillipa Soo plays Eliza Hamilton.
Jasmine Cephas Jones
Phillipa Soo

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True or false: Lin-Manuel Miranda not only stars as Alexander Hamilton in the Broadway musical, he also wrote and composed it.
true
This is true!
false

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What songs does Angelica sing in the Broadway musical "Hamilton"?
"I Know Him" and "The Schuyler Sisters"
"Satisfied" and "The Schuyler Sisters"
Angelica's character sings "Satisfied" and "The Schuyler Sisters."
"The Story of Tonight" and "Alexander Hamilton"

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True or false: The "Hamilton" cast album had the highest debut for any Broadway cast album since 1963, hitting No. 12 and selling more than 50,000 copies its first week.
true
Angelica, Alexander and their cast members hit gold with this one!
false

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