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Washington, D.C. (Grade 6)

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Washington, D.C.

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

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

In 1814, British troops burned the Capitol building and the White House.
  1. True
  2. False
The Washington Metro was the first subway system in the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
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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