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Question 1: The fort, known as West Battery (sometimes South-west Battery), was designed by ________ John McComb Jr. and Jonathan Williams.
Design-bid-buildArchitectArchitectural engineeringConstruction

Question 2: African Burial Ground • Castle Clinton • Federal Hall National Memorial • Fort Stanwix • ________ • Governors Island • Hamilton Grange National Memorial • Statue of Liberty •
Grant's TombCastle ClintonTheodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic SiteSagamore Hill (house)

Question 3: West Battery was renamed Castle Clinton in 1815, its current official name, in honor of New York City mayor ________.
Hamilton FishDeWitt ClintonHerbert H. LehmanDavid B. Hill

Question 4: The structure was extensively altered and roofed over to a height of several stories, though the original ________ fort remained.
BrickStone wallMasonryStonemasonry

Question 5: Prominent persons that were associated with the administration of the immigrant station included Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, ________, and John Alexander Kennedy.
Friedrich KappPrussiaGermanyCarl Schurz

Question 6: Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton was once a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park at the southern tip of ________, New York City, in the United States.
BrooklynManhattanStaten IslandThe Bronx

Question 7: Subsequent ________ expanded Battery Park, and incorporated the fort into the mainland of Manhattan Island.
LandfillWaste managementIncinerationLandfill mining

Question 8: Castle Clinton today is approximately two blocks west of where Fort Amsterdam stood almost 400 years ago, when New York City was still known by the Dutch name ________.
New AmsterdamNew Netherland settlementsBergen, New NetherlandNew Netherland

Question 9: It subsequently became a beer garden, a theater, the first immigration station (predating ________), a very popular public aquarium, and finally a national monument.
Roosevelt IslandGovernors IslandEllis IslandManhattan

Question 10: In 1851, European dancing star ________ performed her notorious tarantual dance in Castle Garden.
Harry Paget FlashmanLola MontezIrelandCholera


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