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Question 1: Boathouse Row, a landmark set of boathouse facilities on Kelly Drive in ________ which houses several local college-affiliated or independent crew teams
Fairmount ParkMount Pleasant (mansion)Franklin Square (Philadelphia)Logan Circle (Philadelphia)

Question 2: Its watershed of about 2000 square miles (5,000 km²) lies entirely within the state of ________.
PennsylvaniaConnecticutNorth CarolinaNew Jersey

Question 3: Valley Forge National Historical Park, site of the winter encampment of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777–1778 in the ________ at the mouth of Valley Creek
Saratoga campaignUnited StatesNew York and New Jersey campaignAmerican Revolutionary War

Question 4: The Schuylkill joins the ________, of which it is the largest tributary, at the site of the former Philadelphia Navy Yard, now the Philadelphia Naval Business Center, just northeast of Philadelphia International Airport.
Neversink RiverEast Branch Delaware RiverDelaware RiverRondout Creek

Question 5: The source of its eastern branch is in the ________ at Tuscarora Springs, near Tamaqua in Schuylkill County.
Rocky MountainsAppalachian MountainsVirginiaGreat Plains

Question 6: The ________,[3] which generally follows the river bank, is a multi-use trail for walking, jogging, bicycling, rollerblading, and other outdoor activities.
Valley Forge PilgrimagePerkiomen TrailSchuylkill River TrailGreat Allegheny Passage

Question 7: The river itself, the Schuylkill Navigation (canal), the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad (later the Reading Railroad), and the ________ were vital shipping conduits from the mid-19th century through the mid-20th century.
Reading CompanyAmtrakCanadian Pacific RailwayPennsylvania Railroad

Question 8: Visions of commuter rail service farther up the Schuylkill valley ("________") have yet to become reality.
Schuylkill Valley MetroKeystone CorridorSEPTAR5 (SEPTA)

Question 9: Thomas Paine tried in vain to interest the citizens in funding an iron bridge over this river, before abandoning "pontifical works" on account of the ________.
French DirectoryNational Constituent AssemblyNational ConventionFrench Revolution

Question 10: Roads associated with the river include the ________, which is I-76, the West Shore Bypass, or U.S.
Schuylkill ExpresswayPennsylvania TurnpikeInterstate 76 (east)Interstate 476


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