Can you pass a National Mall History test?

Take this multiple-choice challenge and learn about the memorials, monuments and history tied to the “Stage for American Democracy.”

Where is the National Mall located?
United States map
United States map
New York City
Philadelphia
Washington DC
Minneapolis

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What monuments are located on the Mall?
Swimming and toy boats on the National Mall (Courtesy Library of Congress)
Swimming and toy boats on the National Mall (Courtesy Library of Congress)
Washington Monument
US Capitol
Lincoln Memorial
All of the above

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Which U.S. President oversaw the planning of the Nation's Capital and its centerpiece, the Mall?
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson, Abraham Lincoln
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson, Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
Woodrow Wilson

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What historical plan is the blueprint for the Mall?
McMillan Plan
The Great Plan of 1910
The L'Enfant Plan of 1791
The Reconstruction Plan of 1870
None of the above

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In feet, how tall is the Washington Monument, the tallest monument in D.C.?
Spotty grass at the Washington Monument (Photo courtesy David Luria)
Spotty grass at the Washington Monument (Photo courtesy David Luria)
250
555
777
1776

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Which of the following was on the National Mall in the 1880s?
The National Mall circa 1880
The National Mall circa 1880
Fish ponds
A railroad station and tracks
A zoo
All of the above

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What destructive events have damaged Mall monuments at regular intervals for over 200 years?
Flooding on the National Mall
Fires
Invasions of locusts
Flooding
Earthquakes

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How many gold stars does the World War II Memorial display, and why?
A shadow appears on the wall of stars at the National World War II Memorial, June 20, 2014 in Washington D.C. The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson)
A shadow appears on the wall of stars at the National World War II Memorial, June 20, 2014 in Washington D.C. The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson)
48, the number of states during the war
1,776, to honor America's founding
4,048, representing the more than 400,000 American soldiers killed
1,945, the year of the Allied victory

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British troops set fire to the Capitol building during what war?
British Burn the Capitol, 1814
Civil War
Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Mexican-American War

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Where on the Mall did Martin Luther King Jr. make his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963?
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famous, “I Have a Dream,” speech during the Aug. 28, 1963, march on Washington, D.C.
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famous, “I Have a Dream,” speech during the Aug. 28, 1963, march on Washington, D.C.
Vietnam War Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Washington Monument
Capitol Building

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Which monument sat unfinished for more than 20 years and was completed 36 years after construction began?
Officially established in 1965, National Mall and Memorial Parks actually protects some of the older parkland in the National Park System. Areas within this premier park provide visitors with ample opportunities to commemorate presidential legacies; honor the courage and sacrifice of war veterans; and celebrate the United States commitment to freedom and equality. (National Park Service)
Officially established in 1965, National Mall and Memorial Parks actually protects some of the older parkland in the National Park System. Areas within this premier park provide visitors with ample opportunities to commemorate presidential legacies; honor the courage and sacrifice of war veterans; and celebrate the United States commitment to freedom and equality. (National Park Service)
Washington Monument
Lincoln Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial

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Which two famous speeches are engraved on the walls of the Lincoln Memorial?
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln's "House Divided" speech and the Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address and Lincoln's first inaugural address
Lincoln's first inaugural address and the "House Divided" speech
The Gettysburg Address and Lincoln's second inaugural address

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The architecture of original statue of Thomas Jefferson in the Jefferson Memorial was inspired by what historic temple?
Jefferson Memorial, aerial view, Washington, D.C. (Credit: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)
Jefferson Memorial, aerial view, Washington, D.C. (Credit: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)
The Parthenon in Athens
Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
The Pantheon in Rome
None of the above

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What do the four open-air rooms at the FDR Memorial represent?
Photograph of bronze sculpture by George Segal (The Rural Couple and The Breadline) in Room Two of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Library of Congress)
Photograph of bronze sculpture by George Segal (The Rural Couple and The Breadline) in Room Two of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Library of Congress)
The Four Freedoms
FDR's four terms in office
The Four Ages of Man(kind)
None of the above

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The original Smithsonian Institution museum is better known as what?
Aerial Photography, William J. Clinton Presidential Inauguration, aerial of Mall, (depicting Quad, Smithsonian NMNH) (Courtesy Smithsonian)
The Castle
The Collector
The Mall Keeper
The Palace

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