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City Trivia - Washington D.C.

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Last updated: April 10, 2019
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1. What city served as the U.S. capital immediately before Washington?
Richmond
New York City
Philadelphia
Charleston
2. What memorial in Washington D.C. is an obelisk?
Lincoln Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
WWII Memorial
Washington Memorial
3. Washington's cherry trees were a 1912 gift from what country?
China
Japan
United Kingdom
France
4. 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
5. What town, originally a part of the District of Columbia, was returned to the state that donated the land?
Mount Vernon
Alexandria
Greenbelt
Falls Church
6. 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
7. Where can you go to view the Declaration of Independence?
The Capitol Building
The Smithsonian Institution
The National Archives
The US Supreme Court Building
8. Prior to becoming home to the Washington Nationals, Washington had a major league baseball team bearing what name?
Braves
Generals
Expos
Senators
9. Which of the following is not an NCAA Division I school mascot based in Washington?
Hoyas
Eagles
Bison
Patriots
10. Which of the following most closely depicts the total square miles of land in the District?
61
44
24
71
11. What is the last name of the first elected African-American mayor of Washington?
Berry
Washington
Robinson
Walker
12. Which most accurately describes the electors the District has in the Electoral College?
None
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
13. Which was not a primary proponent of establishing a separate district as the US capital?
Alexander Hamilton
James Madison
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Franklin
14. 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
15. What is the common name of the subway system that runs through Washington?
The Metro
The Metra
The Underground
The Beltway
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