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Home of The King: The Graceland Quiz
by Staff
Elvis Presley's Memphis, Tennessee, home, Graceland, has been a tourist mecca for years. Some go to pay homage to The King, and some go to gawk at the over-the-top decor. How much do you know about Graceland? Take this quiz to find out.

How old was Elvis when he bought Graceland?

  • 19 years old
  • 22 years old
  • 25 years old

About how much did he pay for Graceland?

  • $100,000
  • $300,000
  • $500,000

Why didn't Elvis move into Graceland right away?

  • He was away filming a movie.
  • He wanted it to be redecorated first.
  • He thought there was a ghost in his bedroom.

When was Graceland built?

  • 1883
  • 1906
  • 1939

About how many square feet did it originally have?

  • 5,000 square feet (465 square meters)
  • 10,000 square feet
  • 15,000 square feet

How many square feet does it have now?

  • 17,500 square feet (1,626 square meters)
  • 22,500 square feet
  • 25,500 square feet

When was Graceland opened to the public?

  • 1979
  • 1982
  • 1985

Priscilla Presley opened Graceland to the public because the estate was running out of money. How long did it take for the money to be earned back?

  • one month
  • six months
  • one year

Who owns Graceland now?

  • Priscilla Presley
  • Lisa Marie Presley
  • the Presley Foundation

How many rooms does Graceland have?

  • 23
  • 28
  • 36

The White House is the most-visited residence in the United States, and Graceland is the third. What's the second?

  • the Biltmore Estate
  • Monticello
  • Mount Vernon

Who was the last person to live full-time at Graceland?

  • Elvis' best friend
  • a caretaker
  • Elvis' aunt

How many people visit Graceland every year?

  • 300,000
  • 600,000
  • 1 million

What's the centerpiece of the Jungle Room?

  • a stuffed Bengal tiger
  • an indoor waterfall
  • a working volcano

Which room is lined with 350 yards (320 meters) of pleated fabric?

  • the parlor
  • Lisa Marie's room
  • the billiards room

Who was the first sitting president to visit Graceland?

  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jimmy Carter
  • George W. Bush

Which world leader accompanied Bush?

  • the South African president
  • the Japanese prime minister
  • the Russian premier

Who inspired Elvis to install a wall of TVs in his TV room?

  • Lisa Marie
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Walter Cronkite

Which floor of Graceland is off-limits to visitors?

  • the basement
  • the second floor
  • the kitchen

Why did Princes William and Harry visit Graceland in 2014?

  • They were attending a wedding nearby.
  • Their mother was a huge Elvis fan.
  • The queen requested that they make an official visit.

When was Graceland made a National Historic Landmark?

  • 1997
  • 2001
  • 2006

Besides Elvis and his parents, who is buried at Graceland?

  • his grandfather and uncle
  • his grandmother and brother
  • his ex-wife and his sister

Where did Elvis propose to his girlfriend, Ginger Alden, in 1977?

  • in the bathroom
  • in the meditation garden
  • in the jungle room

In which room did Elvis die?

  • the billiards room
  • the master bathroom
  • the kitchen

Which sports facility did Elvis add to Graceland?

  • a putting green
  • a racquetball court
  • a bowling alley

Why did Elvis call the estate Graceland?

  • It came to him in a dream.
  • Grace was his mother's name.
  • He didn't — it was already named.

What shape is the Graceland pool?

  • kidney
  • guitar
  • oval

Who narrates the Graceland iPad tour?

  • John Goodman
  • Johnny Depp
  • John Stamos

What's the price of a basic Graceland tour for an adult?

  • $16
  • $23
  • $39

How much is a "Elvis Entourage VIP Tour + Airplanes Tour"?

  • $65
  • $80
  • $115