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Question 1: Henry, George Washington, ________, George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, and others played their parts in the legislative wars that ended in revolution.
George Mason IIIGeorge MasonGeorge Mason VJohn Mason (1766–1849)

Question 2: Thomas Jefferson is credited with the architectural design of the new Virginia State Capitol building, which was modeled after the Maison Carrée at Nîmes in southern ________, an ancient Roman temple.
ItalyFranceCanadaUnited Kingdom

Question 3: The Virginia State Capitol is the seat of state government in the Commonwealth of Virginia, located in Richmond, the third State Capital of ________.
New JerseyVirginiaNorth CarolinaWest Virginia

Question 4: During the colonial period prior to the formation of the United States, the ________'s first Capital was Jamestown, where the first legislative body, the Virginia House of Burgesses met in 1619.
Williamsburg, VirginiaHistory of VirginiaColony of VirginiaHampton Roads

Question 5: President ________ toured the Capitol building during his visit to Richmond about a week before his assassination in Washington, DC.
Gerald FordAndrew JohnsonAbraham LincolnUlysses S. Grant

Question 6: The first flag to fly over the capitol since secession was hoisted by Lieutenant ________.
John Watts de PeysterJohnston de PeysterUnion ArmyGodfrey Weitzel

Question 7: It is one of only eleven state capitols in the ________ to not have an external dome.
CanadaPhilippinesAlaskaUnited States

Question 8: The building also served as the Capitol of the Confederacy during the ________ (1861-1865).
American Civil WarTennesseeBleeding KansasUnited States

Question 9: A grand new Capitol building was constructed by Henry Cary, a contractor finishing work on the College of William and Mary's ________ (the legislature's temporary home).
Wren BuildingWilliamsburg Area TransportThomas JeffersonColonial Williamsburg

Question 10: [4] The only other state to accurately copy an ancient model is the ________, which based its portico on the Temple of Theseus in Athens.
Michigan State CapitolPennsylvania State CapitolGeorgia State CapitolVermont State House


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