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Ultimate Lighthouse Quiz
by Staff
Beacons of hope in the darkness, lighthouses have guided sailors to safety for thousands of years. They've helped ships navigate dangerous coasts and survive treacherous storms. Test your knowledge of these structures with the lighthouse quiz.

On which coast did America's lighthouses first appear?

  • Atlantic coast
  • the Gulf Coast region
  • Pacific coast

What's the tallest lighthouse in the United States?

  • Cape Cod lighthouse
  • Cape Hatteras lighthouse
  • Fort Niagara lighthouse

What fueled the building of lighthouses in America?

  • war
  • global competition
  • commerce

How did lighthouses change in the 20th century?

  • Lighthouses became bigger.
  • Lighthouse bulbs became brighter.
  • Lighthouses became automated.

How many U.S. light stations are permanently manned?

  • one
  • three
  • five

The oldest-standing U.S. lighthouse is located where?

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina

Admiralty Head lighthouse on Puget Sound has been repurposed as what?

  • a bed and breakfast
  • a museum
  • an amusement park

Which of the following is a twin lighthouse?

  • Cape Ann lighthouse
  • Brant Point lighthouse
  • Grosse Point lighthouse

Which famous author wrote about the Cape Cod lighthouse?

  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Walt Whitman
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lighthouse is the northernmost in the United States?

  • Cape Flattery lighthouse
  • Fort Niagara lighthouse
  • Cape Neddick lighthouse