Quiz: Do You Know the History of Washington, D.C.?
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Do You Know the History of Washington, D.C.?
By: Annette
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About This Quiz

Washington, D.C., is our nation's capital, and that's where all the action is! Things heat up there, and it's not from the weather. D.C. is the seat of our political world, with a marvelous history as rich and fascinating as America itself. How much do you know about the history of Washington, D.C.?

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The city of Washington was picked by whom?
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D.C.'s population is approximately how many people?
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Washington was declared the capital through the _______ ?
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Who was the first president to live in the White House?
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The White House was set on fire in which war?
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The first bronze equestrian statue in the U.S. was of whom?
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Where is George Washington buried?
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What was the original phone number of the White House?
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How many presidents are buried in D.C.?
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What famous structure eclipsed the height of the Washington Monument?
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What is the largest library in the world?
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Which famous memorial has a typo?
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When did professional baseball begin in D.C.?
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Did a president invent the 7th Inning Stretch?
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Washington is home to the oldest functioning ______ market.
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Where did Washington's cherry blossoms come from?
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Which is older, Georgetown or D.C.?
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Which has more rainfall, D.C. or Seattle?
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Where can you see all 44 presidents under the same roof?
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What river is D.C. situated on?
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What scary animal has lived at the White House?
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D.C. drinks the most _____ per capita.
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Among the gargoyles of the National Cathedral, you will find who?
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D.C. uses ______ for their street names.
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The Washington Redskins were originally from what city?
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How many Unknown Soldiers are at Arlington National Cemetary?
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The quadrants of Washington, D.C., surround what?
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How many levels are there to the White House?
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When were D.C. residents given the right to vote in the presidential election?
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Where was the MLK memorial built?
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The center for museums and memorials is called the National _________.
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The Capitol Building has its own _________.
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What year was the first session of Congress held in the Capitol Building?
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Where will you find the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution​ and Bill of Rights?
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