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Washington, D.C. (Grade 6)

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Washington, D.C.

1. 
Washington, D.C., was the first capital of the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
What does the "D.C." stand for in Washington, D.C.?



3. 
Washington, D.C., was built along the banks of which river?
  1. Bull Run
  2. Potomac
  3. Shenendoah
  4. Rappahannok
4. 
Washington, D.C., is part of the state of Virginia.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
George Washington was allowed to pick the location for the new capital.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
Who planned the layout of Washington, D.C.?
  1. The Marquis de Lafayette
  2. George Washington
  3. Alexander Hamilton
  4. Pierre l'Enfant
7. 
Pierre l'Enfant's design for Washington, D.C., was based on his hometown of Paris, France.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
Diagonal streets were named after                         .
  1. states
  2. letters
  3. numbers
  4. Revolutionary War heroes
9. 
What is the name of the park located between the Capitol building and the Washington Monument?



10. 
In 1814, British troops burned the Capitol building and the White House.
  1. True
  2. False
11. 
The Washington Metro was the first subway system in the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
12. 
The National Museum of American History and the National Zoo are part of the                 system of museums.
  1. Jeffersonian
  2. Smithsonian
  3. Washington
  4. Columbian

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