In honor of Father’s Day, we put together a short list of questions ranging from your favorite food to how you’d most like to be remembered. Answer all seven to see which founding father (or two) you have the most in common with. The answer may surprise you!
The game is simple. Answer your questions and keep track of which letter you choose the most. Then, scroll down to read the bio that corresponds with that letter.
1. What do you like to do in your spare time?
A. drink wine
B. hang with your pets
C. play a musical instrument
D. read and learn
E. practice your penmanship
2. Would you be more likely to…
A. marry a third cousin
B. marry someone intelligent
C. marry and have a big family
D. marry someone 17 years younger than you
E. marry someone with a home near a palace
3. Your guilty pleasure is…
A. vegetables—straight from the garden!
C. spoon bread
D. Virginia ham
4. How would you describe yourself?
5. Pick a place
6. What’s your sign?
E. Don’t care/not listed
7. I want to be most remembered as a good…
You Bring Your “A” Game Just Like Thomas Jefferson!
You’re a gardener, a diplomat, a foodie, and yes—a ginger! As the writer of the Declaration of Independence, you have a pretty sweet resumé. Family is important to you. After all, you did marry your third cousin! You’re described as someone who never abandons a plan, a principle, or a friend. You love to host dinner parties and serve everything from that “fancy” mac and cheese to vegetables straight from your garden. You developed a love of food and fine wines during your time as U.S. Ambassador to France. But you clearly have champagne taste on a beer budget. The proof is in your fully-stocked wine cellar and your bone-dry bank account.
Don’t “B” Surprised! George Washington Was a Leader and So Are You!
Growing up on a farm, you have a strong worth ethic. You’re also extremely loyal—to your family, your friends, and your country. You’re a disciplined boss at work but a real softie at home—especially when it comes to your dogs. While you may not have the best oral hygiene, you see to it that your some of your animals have their teeth brushed every day. You love seafood, so much so, you enjoy fish for breakfast. You respect women who can read, write, and think for themselves.
You Should “C” Yourself as a Patriot Like Patrick Henry!
Your 17 children prove family is a priority for you. While music and preaching are in your blood, nothing gets you more excited than a good debate. You don’t mince your words and are known for speaking your mind, even when it differs from popular opinion. You’re a true jack of all trades and have dabbled in retail, farming, the law—and of course, politics. Thanks to your tenacity and determination, you don’t need formal training to prove you can make a difference in this world!
James Madison Was No “D” Lister and Neither Are You!
You come from a big family and those who know you best say you always have your nose in a book. Standing at 5’4″ and weighing in at 100 pounds, people often mistake your small stature as a weakness. But you say—nonsense! In fact, you never turn down a challenge and are content to be the youngest, shyest success story at both school and the office. While you tend to avoid the spotlight, your better half sure doesn’t. And when it comes to relationships—in your eyes, age is just a number!
You Put the “E” in Education, Much Like George Wythe
Your passion is teaching and you’re a mentor to many. With an ingrained desire for justice, you not only study the law—you spend your days defending it. You are well respected by your peers and your community—so much so, yours is the first Virginian name on the Declaration of Independence. Oh, and you also have a law school named after you. Not too shabby! You call Colonial Williamsburg home thanks to a generous gift from your in-laws. But be wary of drinks served to you by others, especially when it comes to coffee.
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