How tall is the Washington Monument?
666 feet and 6 1/8 inches
567 feet and 5 1/8 inches
555 feet and 5 1/8 inches
1,000 feet and 1/8 inches
What is the top of the Washington Monument called?
Why is the Washington Monument two different colors?
The Washington Monument Society ran out of money mid-construction in 1854, and the second phase of construction, 25 years later, used marble from a different quarry.
The lower section of marble toward the base, installed in 1884, is thicker and sturdier so it can support the much lighter stone above, which is a slightly different kind of marble.
The whole monument was constructed at once, but the effects of time, wind, rain and erosion have affected the monument differently in different places because the higher elevations are more exposed to the elements.
During construction in 1854, the Washington National Monument Society wanted the monument to be representative of the entire country and ordered marble from multiple states.
What do the Freedom Wall gold stars represent?
Each star represents 10 American military deaths.
Each star represents 100 American military deaths.
Each star represents 1,000 American military deaths.
Each star represents 1,000 American and Allied military deaths.
How many pillars are there at the WWII Memorial, and what do they represent?
48, representing the continental U.S. states.
50, representing the U.S. states.
52, representing the U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
56, representing the U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia.
Why are the stone pillars at the WWII Memorial connected by a bronze, sculpted rope?
It symbolizes the bonding of the Allied nations.
It symbolizes the sacrifice the American people made for the war.
It symbolizes the sacrifice the people of the Allied nations made for the war.
It symbolizes the bonding of the nation.
At the MLK Memorial, what do the Mountain of Despair and Stone of Hope represent?
The Mountain of Despair is the struggle for social equality and peace. The Stone of Hope is MLK as a leader in the civil rights movement.
The Mountain of Despair is the futility of fighting for social equality. The Stone of Hope is the optimism of the nation.
The Mountain of Despair is the struggle for recognition. The Stone of Hope is belief that the recognition will come one day.
The Mountain of Despair is isolation. The Stone of Hope is MLK as national leader.
What was MLK's message to the world as inscribed by his 16 quotes on the granite wall?
Love and peace
Freedom and justice
All of the above
What two documents are engraved on the side walls of the Lincoln Memorial?
The Emancipation Proclamation and his First Inaugural Address.
The Emancipation Proclamation and his Second Inaugural Address.
The Gettysburg Address and his First Inaugural Address.
The Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address.
Why are there 36 Doric columns surrounding Lincoln's Memorial?
They symbolize the states in the Union at Lincoln's election to the presidency.
They symbolize the states in the Union at Lincoln's death.
They symbolize the states in the Union at the start of the Civil War.
They symbolize the famous Gettysburg Address time reference to "four score and seven years ago."
What happened during the year of the 100th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial?
Contralto Marian Anderson performed a concert infront of 75,000 people on Easter Sunday.
MLK gave his "I Have a Dream" speech infront of 200,000 people.
The Lincoln Memorial was officially dedicated before 50,000 people.
An engraving was put on the spot where MLK stood to give his "I Have a Dream" speech.