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President's Park: Quiz


Question 1: From 1954 through 1972, cut trees were used, but in 1973 a Colorado blue spruce from ________ was planted on the Ellipse.
Harrisburg, PennsylvaniaYork County, PennsylvaniaHanover, PennsylvaniaYork, Pennsylvania

Question 2: The park was landscaped in 1879, and ________ were planted around the existing portion of roadway.
Ulmus pumilaUlmus rubraUlmus americanaUlmus laevis

Question 3: On Christmas Eve 1923, President Calvin Coolidge started an unbroken tradition by lighting the first "________".
Christmas lightsGrove Christmas TreeCapitol Christmas TreeNational Christmas Tree (United States)

Question 4: First Division Monument by ________
Henry BaconBostonDaniel Chester FrenchAtlanta

Question 5: The current President's Park is administered by the ________.
Appalachian TrailNational Park ServiceNational Park Passport StampsYellowstone National Park

Question 6: In 1824, the park was officially renamed in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, the Frenchman who fought in the ________.
Saratoga campaignUnited StatesNew York and New Jersey campaignAmerican Revolutionary War

Question 7: Visitor pavilion (location of visitor facilities staffed by National Park Rangers and ________ volunteers)
National Park Passport StampsYellowstone National ParkAppalachian TrailNational Park Service

Question 8: In the four corners are statues of foreign Revolutionary War heroes: the ________ and Comte de Rochambeau of France, Tadeusz Kościuszko of Poland, and the Baron von Steuben of Prussia.
American Revolutionary WarGilbert du Motier, marquis de LafayetteFrench RevolutionAdrienne de La Fayette

Question 9: Lafayette Park has been used as a racetrack, a graveyard, a zoo, a slave market, an encampment for soldiers during the ________, and many political protests and celebrations.
War of 1812War of 1812 CampaignsBattle of Lake ErieChronology of the War of 1812

Question 10: The park was separated from the White House grounds in 1804, when President ________ had Pennsylvania Avenue cut through.
Thomas JeffersonBenjamin FranklinJohn AdamsJames Monroe

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