The Monuments Of America Trivia!

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A monument is a structure built for commemorative symbolic reasons or as a means of serving memory. It could also mean exceptional or proud achievement. The United States of America has definitely many monuments of which are widely and worldwide prominent. What do you know about America monuments? Take our quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who established the first national monument? 

    • A.

      President H. G Bush 

    • B.

      President Theodore Roosevelt 

    • C.

      President Ronald Reagan 

    • D.

      President Bill Clinton 

    Correct Answer
    B. President Theodore Roosevelt 
    Explanation
    President Theodore Roosevelt established the first national monument. During his presidency, Roosevelt was a strong advocate for conservation and played a significant role in protecting and preserving natural resources. He signed the Antiquities Act in 1906, which gave him the authority to designate national monuments. As a result, he established numerous national monuments, including Devil's Tower in Wyoming, which was the first national monument in the United States.

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  • 2. 

    What was the name of the first national monument? 

    • A.

      Devils tower 

    • B.

      Light tower 

    • C.

      Medgan Home 

    • D.

      Mil springs battels field 

    Correct Answer
    A. Devils tower 
    Explanation
    Devils Tower is the correct answer because it was the first national monument to be established in the United States. It was designated as a national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. Devils Tower is a unique geological formation located in Wyoming and is considered sacred by several Native American tribes. It attracts thousands of visitors each year and is known for its striking appearance and recreational opportunities such as rock climbing.

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  • 3. 

    How many of the monument have retained their designation? 

    • A.

      19

    • B.

      29

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      39

    Correct Answer
    C. 9
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 9. This suggests that out of the total number of monuments mentioned, only 9 have managed to retain their designation.

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  • 4. 

    How many presidents created national monuments? 

    • A.

      16

    • B.

      17

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      19

    Correct Answer
    B. 17
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 17 because throughout history, 17 U.S. presidents have created national monuments. National monuments are designated areas of land or historical sites that are protected by the federal government for their cultural, historical, or scientific significance. Presidents have the authority to establish national monuments under the Antiquities Act of 1906. Some notable examples of national monuments created by presidents include the Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon National Monument, and Mount Rushmore.

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  • 5. 

    Where was the first national monument located? 

    • A.

      Arizon

    • B.

      California 

    • C.

      Virginia island 

    • D.

      Wyoming 

    Correct Answer
    D. Wyoming 
    Explanation
    The first national monument was located in Wyoming.

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  • 6. 

    How many monuments does California have? 

    • A.

      28

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      38

    Correct Answer
    C. 18
    Explanation
    California has 18 monuments.

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  • 7. 

    How does United States Congress establish monuments? By___

    • A.

      Proclamation 

    • B.

      Legislation 

    • C.

      Command 

    • D.

      Authority 

    Correct Answer
    B. Legislation 
    Explanation
    The United States Congress establishes monuments through legislation. This means that they pass laws specifically designating certain areas or landmarks as monuments and outlining their protection and management. This process involves discussions, debates, and voting by members of Congress, and the resulting legislation is then signed into law by the President. This legislative approach ensures that the establishment of monuments is a formal and democratic process, allowing for public input and oversight.

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  • 8. 

    Where is the Arlington national cemetery in US located at? 

    • A.

      California 

    • B.

      Washington DC 

    • C.

      Virginia 

    • D.

      South Dakota 

    Correct Answer
    C. Virginia 
    Explanation
    The Arlington National Cemetery is located in Virginia. It is a military cemetery where many members of the United States Armed Forces are buried. It is situated across the Potomac River from Washington DC and is known for its iconic landmarks such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Eternal Flame at the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy.

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  • 9. 

    How many heads of influential presidents does the mount Rushmore national memorial huge sculpture represent?  

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    B. 4
    Explanation
    The Mount Rushmore National Memorial represents the heads of four influential presidents. The sculpture features the heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Each of these presidents played a significant role in shaping the history of the United States and their inclusion in the sculpture symbolizes their lasting impact on the nation.

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  • 10. 

    What caused severe damage to Washington monument? 

    • A.

      2000 Virginia earthquake 

    • B.

      2001 Virginia earthquake 

    • C.

      2003 Alaska earthquake 

    • D.

      2002 Alaska earthquake 

    Correct Answer
    B. 2001 Virginia earthquake 
    Explanation
    The severe damage to the Washington Monument was caused by the 2001 Virginia earthquake.

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