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Wishing you the best on Washington's Birthday

Some of you out there, especially in the United States, may be under the impression that today is Presidents Day. Take our festive quiz, and find out why you're wrong!

Young WashingtonThe GoCertify home office is closed today in honor of the U.S. holiday of Washington's Birthday. We'll be back tomorrow (Feb. 20), with more of the all-around IT certification goodness that you crave. Until then, please enjoy the following quiz in honor of the "dollar bill guy," a.k.a. the Father of Our Country, courtesy of our friends at Certification Magazine.


1) Wait, what? Isn't the holiday we celebrate on the third Monday in February called Presidents Day?


2) Did George Washington ever encounter the notorious British militia commander Conotocaurious?


3) True or False: George Washington inherited the plantation estate of Mount Vernon upon the death of his father, Augustine.


4) What was the first public office held by George Washington?


5) How many horses did George Washington use in the Battle of the Monogahela during the French and Indian War?


6) How much older than George Washington was the wealthy widow Martha Dandridge Custis at the time of their marriage in 1759?


7) Wasn't George Washington in love with another woman when he married Martha Custis?


8) Who appointed George Washington Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in 1775?


9) What was the Culper Ring, established by General George Washington in 1778?


10) Who wrote the letter that became known as George Washington's Farewell Address?