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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many museums are under the Smithsonian institute? 

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      29

    • C.

      19

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 19
    Explanation
    The Smithsonian Institute consists of 19 museums.

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  • 2. 

    Who is the founder of the institution? 

    • A.

      Elizabeth Hungerford Keate Macie

    • B.

      James Smithson

    • C.

      Joseph Henry

    • D.

      John Quincy Adams

    Correct Answer
    B. James Smithson
    Explanation
    James Smithson is the founder of the institution.

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  • 3. 

    When was the institution founded? 

    • A.

      1846

    • B.

      1850

    • C.

      1858

    • D.

      1865

    Correct Answer
    A. 1846
    Explanation
    The institution was founded in 1846.

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  • 4. 

    What is the other name for the museums? 

    • A.

      The storehouse of knowledge

    • B.

      The attic of science

    • C.

      The nation's garage

    • D.

      The nation's attic

    Correct Answer
    D. The nation's attic
    Explanation
    The term "the nation's attic" is often used to refer to museums because they serve as repositories of cultural and historical artifacts. Just like an attic is a place where people store items of value and significance, museums collect and preserve objects that hold importance to a nation's history and heritage. This nickname highlights the role of museums in safeguarding and showcasing the collective memory and cultural identity of a country.

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  • 5. 

    What is the number of libraries under the institution? 

    • A.

      21 libraries

    • B.

      19 libraries

    • C.

      13 libraries

    • D.

      3 libraries

    Correct Answer
    A. 21 libraries
    Explanation
    There are a total of 21 libraries under the institution.

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  • 6. 

    When was the Smithsonian magazine first published? 

    • A.

      1940

    • B.

      1954

    • C.

      1967

    • D.

      1970

    Correct Answer
    D. 1970
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1970. This implies that the Smithsonian magazine was first published in the year 1970.

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  • 7. 

    When were Smithson’s remains moved to the US for the exhibition at the museum? 

    • A.

      1880

    • B.

      1904

    • C.

      1910

    • D.

      1923

    Correct Answer
    B. 1904
    Explanation
    In 1904, Smithson's remains were moved to the US for the exhibition at the museum.

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  • 8. 

    Approximately how many collection specimens are present in the museum? 

    • A.

      3 million items

    • B.

      52 Million items

    • C.

      90 million items 

    • D.

      Over 137 million items

    Correct Answer
    D. Over 137 million items
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Over 137 million items." This suggests that the museum has a vast collection of specimens, exceeding 137 million. The answer implies that the museum houses a significant number of items, indicating its extensive and diverse collection.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the Smithsonian's first leader? 

    • A.

      Joseph Henry

    • B.

      James Smithson

    • C.

      Michael Faraday

    • D.

      William Sturgeon

    Correct Answer
    A. Joseph Henry
    Explanation
    Joseph Henry was the first leader of the Smithsonian Institution. He served as the Secretary of the Smithsonian from 1846 until his death in 1878. Henry was a renowned physicist and scientist who made significant contributions to the fields of electromagnetism and telegraphy. Under his leadership, the Smithsonian Institution grew and expanded, becoming a prominent center for scientific research and education. His tenure laid the foundation for the institution's mission of increasing and diffusing knowledge.

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  • 10. 

    When was the magazine Air & Space/Smithsonian first published? 

    • A.

      1986

    • B.

      1993

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      2008

    Correct Answer
    A. 1986
    Explanation
    Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine was first published in 1986.

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