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United States Landmarks Quiz

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The Statue of Liberty was given to the United States as a present from what other nation?
Spain
France
Great Britain
Germany

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The legendary Black Hills are a range of mountains that stretch from South Dakota into what other state?
Utah
Montana
Wyoming
Colorado

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What is the street address of the White House in Washington D.C.?
1776 Liberty Ave.
325 Washington Blvd.
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
4339 America Ave.

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The monument estate known as Mount Vernon is a popular destination for tourists because of its historical significance. This place was the home to what famous American figure?
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Ben Franklin
John Adams

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One of the peculiar features of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. is the carving on the north wall of what three letters which are thought to be the initials of one of the workers who helped construct the landmark?
E.B.L.
T.L.P.
R.B.A.
M.T.P.

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Which river flows through the majestic Grand Canyon and was responsible for its impressive shape and depth?
The Great Salt River
The Nevada River
The Wyoming River
The Colorado River

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The Old Faithful Geyser is one of America's most iconic natural features. What national park is this geyser located in?
Everglades
Black Hills
Yellowstone
White Dunes

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Construction on the Hoover Dam was completed in what year?
1925
1928
1936
1942

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The Washington Monument was vandalized with carvings that were done by soldiers who guarded it during what war?
The War of 1812
The Spanish-American War
The Civil War
World War One

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The city of New Orleans is famous for the enormous celebrations and parades that are held there on what holiday?
Mardi Gras
the 4th of July
May Day
Easter

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Fisherman's Wharf is a famous neighborhood that offers maritime adventure and culture to tourists and residents alike. In what California city is Fisherman's Wharf found in?
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego
Sacramento

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The world famous Smithsonian Complex in Washington D.C. was named after what man who founded the institution?
Douglas Smith
Lazarus Smithers
Benjamin Smith
James Smithson

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The Statue of Liberty has how many spikes in its crown?
4
5
7
13

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Which of the following facts is true about the Hoover Dam?
The Hoover Dam was built on the border of two states
The Hoover Dam also serves as the tomb of Herbert Hoover
The Hoover Dam is made from concrete that survived the Pearl Harbor attack
The Hoover Dam is the only dam that was ordered and constructed by the American government

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Which of the following famous American landmarks can be found in the city of Cleveland, Ohio?
Carnegie Hall
The U.N. Building
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Country Music Hall of Fame

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What is the name of the location in the state of Massachusetts where the Pilgrims of the Mayflower Voyage first landed in America in 1620?
Westminster Shore
Proctor's Landing
The Cobalt Point
Plymouth Rock

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What is the true official name of the large metallic structure that is commonly referred to as the St. Louis Arch?
Patterson Arch
Gateway Arch
Gemini Arch
Beacon Arch

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Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco had to first be approved by what department of the American government since they owned the land it was to be built upon?
The Agricultural Department
The War Department
The Civil Service Department
The Medical Department

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The legendary symbol of American freedom known as the Liberty Bell is housed proudly in which city?
Philadelphia
Washington D.C.
New York City
Boston

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The construction of New York City's famous Empire State Building was completed in which year?
1931
1934
1936
1940

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The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. was designed to recall what other architectural masterpiece of the ancient world?
The Temple of Olympus
The Pantheon
The Parthenon
The Roman Capital Building

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What favorite tourist destination holds the distinction of being the first official National Park in the U.S.A.?
Glacier Ridge
Grand Canyon
Yellowstone
Cedar Rapids

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The Star-Spangled Banner was originally written as a poem describing a battle that occurred at what fort that is now a famous American landmark?
Fort Benning
Fort Worth
Fort Recovery
Fort McHenry

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The Alamo is a classic symbol of American fighting spirit that receives many visitors every year. What state is the Alamo located in?
History Changing Locations Quiz
Texas
Arizona
New Mexico
Oklahoma

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What is the name of the tallest building in the U.S.A.?
The Chafetz Tower
Willis Tower
Trump Tower
The Empire State Building

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The Grand Canyon, in total, is approximately how many miles long?
117
214
252
277

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What is the official name of the rectangular pool of clear water that is in between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.?
Heaven's Reflection
The Reflecting Pool
The Crystal Pond
The Spring of Liberty

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Which of the following is not actually one of the individual waterfalls that comprises the majesty of nature known as Niagara Falls?
American Falls
Horseshoe Falls
Canadian Falls
Bridal Veil Falls

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The Great Smokey Mountains are a scenic group of peaks that straddle the border between North Carolina and what other state?
Tennessee
South Carolina
Virginia
West Virginia

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Mount Rushmore was carved into a face of what type of stone?
Shale
Flint
Marble
Granite

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What area in America claims to be the hottest, driest, and lowest national park?
Death Valley
The Appalachian Desert
White Dunes
The Blazing Hills

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Which of the following phrases is carved on the Wright Brothers Memorial in North Carolina?
"To inspire those who follow"
"Soaring together"
"In commemoration of the conquest of the air"
"Touching the wild blue yonder"

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What is the name of the stadium in Kentucky which houses the world famous Kentucky Derby?
Fairview Track
Churchill Downs
Bluegrass Field
Pennyworth Trails

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The Ryman Auditorium in Tennessee is a venue that houses a wide variety of performers and acts. It was also the birthplace of what American act?
The Dixie Stampede
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
The Grand Old Opry
The Ringling Brothers Circus

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway was originally constructed for what purpose?
Racing horse carts
Racing various animals
Weapons testing
Automobile testing

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