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Washington D.C. Trivia

Based on the clues, name these things associated with Washington D.C.
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First submittedOctober 14, 2013
Last updatedJanuary 12, 2017
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Clue
Answer
Home of the President
The White House
Avenue on which the above
can be found
Pennsylvania
Biggest river
Potomac
Site of Lincoln's assassination
Ford's Theatre
Type of tree given by Japan
Cherry Trees
Area between the Capitol and
the Lincoln Memorial
National Mall
Motto that appears on
license plates
Taxation without
Representation
D.C. native who sang
"What's Going On"
Marvin Gaye
Major airports
Ronald Reagan
Washington Dulles
Clue
Answer
Government museum system
Smithsonian
Headquarters of the military
Pentagon
Crack smoking ex-mayor
Marion Barry
DC neighborhood /
prestigious University
Georgetown
Tallest structure in D.C.
(not counting radio towers)
Washington Monument
Most prominent newspaper
Washington Post
Hotel burglarized by Nixon cronies
Watergate
Neighborhood where the
State Department is headquartered
Foggy Bottom
War in which the city was burned
War of 1812
Most famous speaker at the
1963 March on Washington
Martin Luther King
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level 77
Feb 11, 2014
100%- in spite of being gone for close to a decade my DC street cred is in tact.
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level 72
Feb 16, 2014
missed one and have never been there
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level 71
Feb 16, 2014
The neighborhood is much more prestigious than the University. And the proper name for that airport is and always will be "National."
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level 77
Feb 16, 2014
US News ranked Georgetown 20th nationally in a country brimming over with outstanding and prestigious universities... I'd say that's pretty damn good. Above Carnegie Mellon, UCLA, USC, UVA or Wake Forest. There are only 2 countries in the world that have ANY university ranked higher than UCLA if you go by Times Higher Education's list (though they rank Georgetown lower). What is prestigious about the neighborhood? A few odd book/music and curio shops and some overpriced restaurants and apparel stores?
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level 44
Sep 22, 2014
Completely agree with your assessment of the school. The law school is generally top 15 or top 10 in the country. But I completely disagree with your indictment of the neighborhood. It has long been regarded as the neighborhood of prestige. It has the highest cost per residential sq foot of any DC neighborhood, even Kalorama. Why do you think those shops and restaurants are overpriced? Same reason a Ferrari is, because of the prestige. No, it's not Monaco or St. Tropez, but it's the best DC has in that regard.
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level 77
May 28, 2017
haha.. I know it's a prestigious neighborhood. But still, like most prestigious neighborhoods, I usually think of them "so what?" Becoming a prestigious university is more difficult I think.
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level 80
Sep 9, 2014
FYI, Bill Clinton had final approval for the name change.
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level 69
May 28, 2017
Agree on the airport.
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level 59
Feb 16, 2014
No one calls it Reagan Airport - it is either National or DCA - those should be acceptable answers.
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level 72
Feb 16, 2014
i call it that
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level ∞
Feb 16, 2014
Forgot that the name change was a somewhat controversial decision. National will work now.
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level 77
Feb 17, 2014
I'm from the area, have used the airport many times, and will use the names "National," "Reagan National," or "DCA" pretty much interchangeably.
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level 36
May 28, 2017
Everything will one day be named after Reagan, in the most hypocritical manner possible. An airport, when it was he who fired air traffic controllers? At my alma mater, UCLA, they renamed the NPI (Neuropsychiatric Institute) after Reagan--when he was governor, I was attending UCLA, and he ranted about the Universities of California every day. He would lie incessantly about students, how lazy, spoiled, communist agents we all were. People would hate us based on what he said, even tho most us of wœrked and went to school full-time, and I never met a spy pretending to be a student yet! He hated the UC system and is responsible for it going from $400/quarter to many times that, unaffordable for kids who must work. It's like Trump treats the press today--that's how Reagan treated the U.C. system. Seeing his name on campus makes me want to cry.
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level 38
Mar 5, 2018
He was a lousy actor, mediocre governor and horrible president!
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level 54
May 30, 2017
I call it Reagan and so does everyone I know.
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level 71
Feb 16, 2014
My first instinct was "Reagan" but maybe it's just because I'm Californian.
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level 66
Feb 17, 2014
Although it is associated with Washington, D.C., the Pentagon is technically in Arlington, VA.
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level 73
Apr 2, 2014
Actually there are 3 airports -- BWI -- Baltimore Washington International, in addition to Reagan (National) and Dulles.
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level 72
May 5, 2014
seconded
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level 76
Jul 6, 2015
The Baltimore-Washington name change was totally for marketing purposes. Despite them all being in the federal "Baltimore-Washington statistical area," no locals think of Dulles or National as Baltimore airports, or of BWI as a Washington airport.
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level 69
May 28, 2017
I grew up calling BWI Friendship airport. Such a nice name. Now it is official Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. I don't think anyone calls it Marshall or Friendship.
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level 76
May 28, 2017
The DC locals that I've visited consider BWI to be one of the 3 Washington airports. So do Travelocity, Expedia, Kayak, etc.
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level 70
May 30, 2017
Though I agree with you, BWI is closer to downtown DC than Dulles- Dulles is just bigger.
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level 70
May 30, 2017
Actually just looked it up- in straight-line distance, Dulles is about 5 miles closer, but it generally takes longer to get into the city via train or car.
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level 77
Apr 13, 2019
I'm a DC local. I've used BWI many times and when I'm on a travel website and check the "include area airports" box or fill in "WAS" (the code for the entire Washington area) as opposed to "DCA" or "IAD" I will expect BWI to be included in the results. And I am far out in to the Virginia suburbs! If I lived actually within DC or somewhere in the suburbs on the Maryland side then BWI would be either equidistant or possibly closer than Dulles. Not sure what these other people are talking about. Maybe they don't fly as much as I do.
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level 71
Sep 11, 2018
I live right next door to Dulles, and I'll occasionally fly in and out of National (yeah, I can't bring myself to add the "Reagan" part either) if there's a big enough price difference, but BWI might as well be in Guam as far as I'm concerned.
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level 44
Feb 2, 2019
I also live next to Dulles and I flew out of BWI and it was horrible. After a long flight, I really don't wanna be driving an hour an a half back home. The price difference did make it worth it.
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level 77
Apr 13, 2019
I used to live right next to samiamco, the Concord would fly over my house daily as it was coming in to Dulles, I've used BWI many times because there's often cheaper fares there (Southwest hub), and I've used Reagan several times as well and called it Reagan or National without thinking about it.
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level 79
Sep 3, 2016
Never heard of Foggy Bottom--or if I have, did not remember it even after seeing it. I tried Rock Bottom (Like our government right now) and I tried Bikini Bottom when I was at my wit's end...no luck Spongebob.
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level 69
May 28, 2017
Very common for Washingtonians to call the state department "Foggy Bottom." I'm not even sure where the neighborhood begins and ends but everyone knows the state department is in it.
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level 36
May 28, 2017
I've heard of Foggy Bottom all my life. Maybe because of a week spent touring DC visiting my favorite uncle who worked in govt, or bc I wanted to work there myself one day but my mom insisted I graduate from college without the courses to go that direction, so I went to law school instead...or was it novels by Tom Clancy? I think is named that because it was swampland that was full of damp spooky fog until it was cleared for construction? It sits rather lower down by the river looking thru cams used on TV morning news--who refer to it often.
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level 44
Feb 2, 2019
Foggy Bottom is a blue, orange, and silver line station. That's the only reason I know it.
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level 59
May 28, 2017
Pentagon is in Arlington, Virginia not DC
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level 44
Feb 2, 2019
Arlington is basically an extension of DC and before the civil war, it was part of DC.
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level 55
May 28, 2017
Anyone else try 4 Non-Blondes for the "Who sang the 'What's Going On' song?"
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level 72
Aug 12, 2019
Hey yeah yeah. It entered my mind.
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level 39
May 28, 2017
Foggy Bottoms?
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level 77
May 29, 2017
Got 'em all but that bottom question. I kept wanting to put Shockoe Bottom, but that's in Richmond, not DC
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level 36
May 29, 2017
It should be 'burgled' not 'burglarized'
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level 38
Nov 2, 2017
Couldn't remember Marion Barry.
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level 76
Aug 8, 2018
I was disappointed when the neighborhood wasn't Bikini Bottom. I was disappointed again when it wasn't Rock Bottom.
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level 65
Apr 1, 2019
Does anybody know if any relation exists between this neighborhood and the Foggy Bottom Boys band from Oh Brother Where Art Thou? That reference is the only way that I was able to guess it.
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level 51
Apr 13, 2019
The Watergate complex consists of several buildings, including apartments, office buildings and a hotel. The DNC headquarters that were burglarized in 1972 were located in an office building, not a hotel.
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level 51
Apr 26, 2019
The Japanese also gifted the United States bonsai trees, which can be found in the National Arboretum!
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level 72
Aug 12, 2019
USA Today is bigger than the Washington Post. And yes, it is in a suburb like answers on most other city quizzes. A suburb across the river from DC just like the Pentagon, another answer.