How Much Do You Know About The Golden GATE Bridge?

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How Much Do You Know About The Golden GATE Bridge?

The Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 this year. How much do you know about the Bay Area's beloved landmark?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is the bridge named the Golden Gate? 
    • A. 

      To honor California's Gold Rush history

    • B. 

      The entrance to San Francisco Bay is called the Golden Gate Strait

    • C. 

      The original paint color was gold

    • D. 

      The bridge looks golden when the sun sets

  • 2. 
    Many people worked to build the Golden Gate Bridge. The chief engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge was:
    • A. 

      Michael O'Shaughnessy

    • B. 

      Charles Ellis

    • C. 

      Angelo Rossi

    • D. 

      Joseph Strauss

  • 3. 
    Where was the steel fabricated for the Golden Gate Bridge?
    • A. 

      Sparrows Point, Maryland

    • B. 

      Trenton, New Jersey

    • C. 

      Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    The Golden Gate Bridge has two main towers. What is the height of the towers above the water?
    • A. 

      672 feet

    • B. 

      746 feet

    • C. 

      784 feet

    • D. 

      824 feet

  • 5. 
    Which architect is responsible for the Golden Gate Bridge's art deco features and "International Orange" color?
    • A. 

      Sydney Taylor

    • B. 

      Russell Cone

    • C. 

      Irving Morrow

    • D. 

      Clifford Dane

  • 6. 
    How many rivets are there in each Golden Gate Bridge Tower?
    • A. 

      Approximately 400,000

    • B. 

      Approximately 500,000

    • C. 

      Approximately 600,000

    • D. 

      Approximately 700,000

  • 7. 
    The Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicular traffic on May 28,1937. How many years did it take to build?
    • A. 

      About two years

    • B. 

      About four years

    • C. 

      About six years

    • D. 

      About eight years

  • 8. 
    The 4,200-foot-long Golden Gate Bridge was the world's longest suspension bridge until which bridge opened?
    • A. 

      Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York

    • B. 

      George Washington Bridge in New York

    • C. 

      Mackinac Straits Bridge in Michigan

    • D. 

      First Bosphorous Bridge in Turkey

  • 9. 
    In 1976, the Golden Gate Bridge appeared on the cover of which magazine?
    • A. 

      Life

    • B. 

      Rolling Stone

    • C. 

      Time

    • D. 

      The Whole Earth Catalog

  • 10. 
    Which actor was arrested for climbing onto the Golden Gate Bridge main cable and south tower as part of a protest against the logging of ancient redwoods?
    • A. 

      Woody Harrelson

    • B. 

      George Clooney

    • C. 

      Sean Penn

    • D. 

      Brad Pitt

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