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The Ultimate Washington, DC Quiz
by Staff
New York and Chicago might have skyscrapers, but those buildings cower in importance before the magnificent Washington Monument and the Capitol Building. The memorials to Abraham Lincoln, WWII, Vietnam, and Korea remind us of the great sacrifices America has made in the name of freedom and democracy. And let's not forget the great restaurants, museums and exciting nightlife! Take our quiz and discover just how much a fun a trip to Washington D.C. can be.

How many people visit D.C. each year?

  • five million
  • 10 million
  • 20 million

Which two states donated land for the city?

  • Maryland and Virginia
  • Virginia and Delaware
  • Maryland and Pennsylvania

How large is Washington D.C.?

  • 68 square miles
  • 100 square miles
  • 168 square miles

How are the names of D.C. streets running north to south organized?

  • numerically
  • alphabetically
  • by names of states

Streets that run diagonally are all named after what?

  • former presidents
  • states
  • former mayors

Approximately how many people live in D.C.?

  • 1/2 million
  • one million
  • 1.5 million

How would residents describe the weather patterns in D.C.?

  • balmy
  • unpredictable
  • stable

How much will a one-way taxi ride from BWI airport cost you?

  • $15
  • $35
  • $65

Where does D.C. rank in terms of traffic?

  • first
  • second
  • third

How do D.C.'s residents refer to the light-rail system?

  • Light rail
  • The Metro
  • D.C. Light

The majority of tourist attractions are in which quadrant of D.C.?

  • north east
  • north west
  • south east

Which of these festivals attracts more than one million visitors to D.C. every year?

  • National Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Washington D.C. Film Festival
  • Presidential Inauguration Ball

How many columns does the Lincoln Memorial have?

  • 13
  • 36
  • 50

Which of these famous speeches is inscribed on the wall of the Lincoln Memorial?

  • The Gettysburg Address
  • The First Inaugural Address
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

What is the name of the D.C. museum devoted to flight and space exploration?

  • The Air and Space Museum
  • The NASA Museum
  • The Wright Brothers' Memorial

How many paintings by Leonardo da Vinci are housed at the National Art Gallery?

  • one
  • three
  • five

How tall is the Washington Monument?

  • 444 feet
  • 555 feet
  • 666 feet

Including the National Zoo, how many Smithsonian Museums are there?

  • 8
  • 19
  • 27

What is the name of Washington D.C.'s football team?

  • the Senators
  • the Wizards
  • the Redskins

Which of these men designed Washington D.C.?

  • Benjamin Franklin
  • George Washington
  • Charles L'Enfant