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City Trivia - Washington D.C.
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What city served as the U.S. capital immediately before Washington?
New York City
What memorial in Washington D.C. is an obelisk?
Washington's cherry trees were a 1912 gift from what country?
What Act signed by Congress in 1790 established the capital district?
The Residence Act
The Federal District Act
The Hamilton-Ross Act
The District of Columbia Home Rule Act
What town, originally a part of the District of Columbia, was returned to the state that donated the land?
Why did the state referenced in question 5 petition Congress for return of the town?
Due to hardships experienced by the state from lost tax revenue
Due to a fear of residents that slavery would be abolished in the town
Due to a decision of the US Supreme Court regarding eminent domain
Due to a fear over access to water from the Potomac for agricultural uses
Where can you go to view the Declaration of Independence?
The Capitol Building
The Smithsonian Institution
The National Archives
The US Supreme Court Building
Prior to becoming home to the Washington Nationals, Washington had a major league baseball team bearing what name?
Which of the following is not an NCAA Division I school mascot based in Washington?
Which of the following most closely depicts the total square miles of land in the District?
What is the last name of the first elected African-American mayor of Washington?
Which most accurately describes the electors the District has in the Electoral College?
A number equal to that of the least populous state
Never more than 1
A number without limitation based upon its population as if it were a state
Which was not a primary proponent of establishing a separate district as the US capital?
Why was the District named 'Columbia'?
A feminine name that referred to the US at the time
In honor of Christopher Columbus
In reference to the supercontinent (Paleoproterozoic)
After a river (now known as the Potomac) that flows through it
What is the common name of the subway system that runs through Washington?
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