Dive into the world of “Hamilton,” the groundbreaking Broadway sensation that has captured the hearts of millions. Whether you’re a seasoned fan who knows every lyric by heart or someone who’s just beginning their journey with Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers, this Hamilton trivia collection promises to test your knowledge and perhaps teach you something new. Covering everything from historical details to musical nuances, here are 50 intriguing questions about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece. How many can you answer correctly? Let’s find out!
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1. Who wrote the musical ‘Hamilton’? Reveal Answer Lin-Manuel Miranda 2. In which year did ‘Hamilton’ premiere on Broadway? Reveal Answer 2015 3. Which historic figure is the main character of the musical? Reveal Answer Alexander Hamilton 4. Which song from the musical begins with the line ‘How does a bastard, orphan…?’ Reveal Answer Alexander Hamilton 5. Who played the original Aaron Burr on Broadway? Reveal Answer Leslie Odom Jr. 6. Which character sings the song ‘Burn’? Reveal Answer Eliza Hamilton 7. In which Act is the song ‘Wait For It’? Reveal Answer Act 1 8. Which historical figure does Jonathan Groff portray in the original Broadway cast? Reveal Answer King George III 9. In which city did ‘Hamilton’ first premiere before Broadway? Reveal Answer New York (at The Public Theater) 10. What is the name of Alexander’s son who has a tragic fate in the musical? Reveal Answer Philip Hamilton 11. Who sings the song ‘Dear Theodosia’ with Aaron Burr? Reveal Answer Alexander Hamilton 12. Which song from the musical includes the lyrics ‘Immigrants, we get the job done’? Reveal Answer Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) 13. Which real-life event does the song ‘The Room Where It Happens’ describe? Reveal Answer The Compromise of 1790 14. In the musical, who becomes president after George Washington? Reveal Answer John Adams 15. Which character sings ‘Helpless’? Reveal Answer Eliza Hamilton 16. Which actress played the original Angelica Schuyler on Broadway? Reveal Answer Renée Elise Goldsberry 17. In the song ‘Satisfied’, who is Angelica referring to with the lyrics ‘He will never be satisfied’? Reveal Answer Alexander Hamilton 18. Which duel ends Act 1 of the musical? Reveal Answer Laurens and Lee duel 19. Who is the primary narrator of the musical? Reveal Answer Aaron Burr 20. What title does George Washington offer Hamilton in ‘Right Hand Man’? Reveal Answer Aide-de-camp 21. Which French character aids Hamilton in the Battle of Yorktown? Reveal Answer Marquis de Lafayette 22. Who replaces King George III as the British monarch in the musical? Reveal Answer King George IV 23. Which character sings ‘You’ll Be Back’? Reveal Answer King George III 24. Where was Alexander Hamilton born? Reveal Answer Nevis 25. Which character challenges Alexander to his fatal duel? Reveal Answer Aaron Burr 26. What does the musical state that Angelica and Alexander bond over? Reveal Answer Brain and wit 27. Where does the song ‘It’s Quiet Uptown’ primarily take place? Reveal Answer The Hamilton country home 28. Which character in the musical is a tailor spying on the British? Reveal Answer Hercules Mulligan 29. Who portrays Alexander’s father figure in the musical? Reveal Answer George Washington 30. Which British defeat is celebrated in ‘The Battle of Yorktown’? Reveal Answer Cornwallis’ surrender 31. Which character expresses regret in the song ‘The World Was Wide Enough’? Reveal Answer Aaron Burr 32. In the musical, who is referred to as ‘The Lancelot of the revolutionary set’? Reveal Answer Marquis de Lafayette 33. Who is the primary antagonist of the musical? Reveal Answer Aaron Burr 34. What is Hamilton’s role in Washington’s cabinet? Reveal Answer Secretary of the Treasury 35. Which song features a countdown leading to Philip Hamilton’s duel? Reveal Answer Blow Us All Away 36. Who did Alexander Hamilton marry? Reveal Answer Eliza Schuyler 37. Which song includes the lyrics ‘Look around, look around, at how lucky we are to be alive right now’? Reveal Answer The Schuyler Sisters 38. In which battle was Alexander’s friend John Laurens killed, as mentioned in the musical? Reveal Answer The Battle of Combahee River 39. What does Hamilton write to defend Jay’s Treaty, leading to an affair revelation? Reveal Answer The Reynolds Pamphlet 40. Who does Thomas Jefferson send to negotiate peace with Britain in the musical? Reveal Answer John Jay 41. Which character does Daveed Diggs not portray in the musical? Reveal Answer John Adams 42. In which song does Angelica return from England? Reveal Answer Take A Break 43. What position does Aaron Burr aspire to in ‘The Election of 1800’? Reveal Answer President 44. Which character repeatedly says ‘And Peggy’? Reveal Answer Peggy Schuyler 45. What advice does George Washington give in his farewell song? Reveal Answer Teach them how to say goodbye 46. Who leads the opposition against Hamilton’s financial plan in the musical? Reveal Answer Thomas Jefferson 47. Which character sings the song ‘History Has Its Eyes On You’? Reveal Answer George Washington 48. In the song ‘Non-Stop’, who asks ‘Why do you write like you’re running out of time’? Reveal Answer Aaron Burr 49. What does Eliza do in the last moment of the musical? Reveal Answer Gasps