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Question 1: Above the eagle ornament on a third-story gallery resides an original portrait of ________ by Rembrandt Peale.
Alexander HamiltonDwight D. EisenhowerGeorge WashingtonUlysses S. Grant

Question 2: The ________ brought about the decision to restore the room to its antebellum appearance.
BostonUnited States BicentennialWashington, D.C.Philadelphia

Question 3: Among them are the passage of the 1820 Missouri Compromise, the 1830 Webster-Hayne debate, and the Webster-Henry Clay-John C. Calhoun debates over the ________.
TexasCompromise of 1850American Civil WarMexican Cession

Question 4: A ________ screen between the dais and a small lobby allowed Senators to relax but remain within earshot of the floor.
MACORBorosilicate glassGlassCranberry glass

Question 5: The valence is below a carved gilt eagle and ________.
Personal armorScutum (shield)Roman legionShield

Question 6: Two other mantels on the lobby's north and south ends are replicas, as the originals were replaced with stoves when the chamber was converted for the use of the ________.
United States ConstitutionSupreme Court of the United StatesUnited States courts of appealsUnited States Congress

Question 7: A large ________ chandelier made by Philadelphia's Cornelius and Company also provided light; a reproduction now hangs above the Vice President's desk.

Question 8: The desks and chairs that are in the chamber today are replicas reproduced from a circa 1819 design by the ________ cabinetmaker Thomas Constantine.
New YorkNew JerseyMassachusettsConnecticut

Question 9: [10] In 2007, newly-elected Senate Majority Leader ________ called a bipartisan session in the Chamber in what was called a "private moment of bonding."[11]
Harry ReidDick DurbinJohn EnsignRobert Byrd

Question 10: The chamber was completed in 1810, after Architect of the Capitol ________ divided the original Senate chamber in the North wing into two rooms, one on the first floor and the other on the second.
United States CapitolGeorge WashingtonBenjamin Henry LatrobeThomas Jefferson


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