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The Ultimate Structures that Define America Quiz
by Staff
France has the Eiffel Tower, India has the Taj Mahal and Italy has the Leaning Tower of Pisa. What structures come to mind when you think of America? There are many famous skyscrapers, monuments, bridges and other structures that attract thousands of tourists each year and represent the character of the American people. Take this quiz to learn more about structures that define America.

What was the difference in height between the two tallest towers of the World Trade Center?

  • 6 feet
  • 10 feet
  • 28 feet

What is the address of the White House?

  • 1 Main Street
  • 50 Washington Drive
  • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Which is the tallest building in the United States?

  • The Empire State Building
  • One World Trade Center
  • The Washington Monument

The Statue of Liberty was given to the people America as a gesture from the people of which country?

  • France
  • England
  • Canada

Which famous person gave a milestone speech at the Lincoln Memorial?

  • George Bush Sr.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • John F. Kennedy

Who was the first president to live in the White House?

  • George Washington
  • John Adams
  • Thomas Jefferson

How old was the woman who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.?

  • 21
  • 34
  • 45

How tall is the Washington Monument?

  • 444 feet
  • 555 feet
  • 666 feet

Why is there a difference in the color of the marble used to make the Washington Monument?

  • because they ran out of marble in the original shade
  • because building was halted as a result of the Civil War
  • because it represents the unity of the North and South

What color is the Golden Gate Bridge?

  • orange
  • gold
  • red

How long is the Golden Gate Bridge?

  • 1.1 miles
  • 1.7 miles
  • 2.3 miles

How long does it take to get up to the Skydeck of Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) using the express elevator?

  • 45 seconds
  • 90 seconds
  • 3 minutes

What does the St. Louis Arch represent?

  • freedom
  • democracy
  • both of the above

How deep below ground are the foundations of the St Louis Arch set?

  • 20 feet
  • 40 feet
  • 60 feet

What type of bridge is the Brooklyn Bridge?

  • suspension
  • truss
  • arch

How much did it cost to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on the day it was opened?

  • a penny
  • a quarter
  • a dollar

In what year was the Empire State Building opened?

  • 1901
  • 1931
  • 1951

How long did it take to build the Empire State Building?

  • 14 weeks
  • 14 months
  • 14 years

How many columns does the Lincoln Memorial have as part of its Greek Doric temple look?

  • 16
  • 26
  • 36

How many rooms are there in the White House now?

  • 83
  • 132
  • 168