How Northern Virginia Are You?

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How Northern Virginia are you?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the correct pronunciation of Hooes Road?

    • A.

      Who-se

    • B.

      Hoe-se

    • C.

      Hol-es

    • D.

      What road is that?

    Correct Answer
    B. Hoe-se
    Explanation
    The correct pronunciation of Hooes Road is "Hoe-se".

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  • 2. 

    Fort Belvoir houses what branch of the military?

    • A.

      Air Force

    • B.

      Army

    • C.

      Navy

    • D.

      Marines

    Correct Answer
    B. Army
    Explanation
    Fort Belvoir is a military installation located in Virginia, United States. It is primarily known for housing the headquarters of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command and the United States Army Materiel Command. Therefore, the correct answer is Army.

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  • 3. 

    HOV stands for

    • A.

      High Octane Vehicle

    • B.

      High Occupancy Vehicle

    • C.

      Hot Occupant Vehicle

    • D.

      Hold Over Vehicle

    Correct Answer
    B. High Occupancy Vehicle
    Explanation
    HOV stands for High Occupancy Vehicle. This term is commonly used to refer to vehicles that have a certain number of occupants, typically two or more, in order to qualify for special privileges such as using designated HOV lanes or receiving toll discounts. The purpose of HOV lanes is to promote carpooling and reduce congestion on the roads by encouraging the use of vehicles with higher occupancy.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is a major historical site located in Northern Virginia?

    • A.

      The Alamo

    • B.

      Independence Hall

    • C.

      Mount Vernon

    • D.

      The Golden Gate Bridge

    Correct Answer
    C. Mount Vernon
    Explanation
    Mount Vernon is the historic plantation home of George Washington, the first President of the United States, located in Northern Virginia. It is a significant site that attracts many visitors interested in American history. The Alamo is located in Texas, Independence Hall is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Golden Gate Bridge is in San Francisco, California.

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  • 5. 

    It’s the Christmas holiday season. Which area’s traffic do you most want to avoid? 

    • A.

      Leesburg

    • B.

      Alexandria

    • C.

      Tysons Corner

    • D.

      Springfield

    Correct Answer
    C. Tysons Corner
    Explanation
    During the Christmas holiday season, Tysons Corner is the area's traffic that you most want to avoid. This is because Tysons Corner is known for its large shopping centers, including Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria, which attract a high volume of shoppers during the holiday season. The increased traffic in the area can lead to congestion and delays, making it a place to avoid if you want to minimize your travel time and avoid the stress of heavy traffic.

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  • 6. 

    Fred Thompson is

    • A.

      An actor

    • B.

      A politician

    • C.

      A resident

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Fred Thompson is all of the above because he is not only an actor but also a politician and a resident. This means that he has worked in the entertainment industry as an actor, has been involved in politics, and is a resident of a particular place. Therefore, all the options given are correct and apply to Fred Thompson.

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  • 7. 

    Northern Virginia houses what percentage of Virginia’s population?

    • A.

      63 percent

    • B.

      45 percent

    • C.

      32 percent

    • D.

      28 percent

    Correct Answer
    C. 32 percent
    Explanation
    Northern Virginia houses 32 percent of Virginia's population. This means that nearly one-third of the total population of Virginia resides in Northern Virginia.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is not a body of water found in Northern Virginia?

    • A.

      Cedar Run

    • B.

      Blackwater River

    • C.

      Quantico Bight

    • D.

      Hooffs Run

    Correct Answer
    B. Blackwater River
    Explanation
    Blackwater River is not a body of water found in Northern Virginia. The other options, Cedar Run, Quantico Bight, and Hooffs Run, are all bodies of water that can be found in Northern Virginia.

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  • 9. 

    From which Northern Virginia public high school did Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock graduate?

    • A.

      Yorktown High School

    • B.

      George Mason High School

    • C.

      Washington-Lee High School

    • D.

      Fairfax High School

    Correct Answer
    C. Washington-Lee High School
    Explanation
    Sandra Bullock graduated from Washington-Lee High School in Northern Virginia.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following areas is located in Fairfax County?

    • A.

      Bremmington

    • B.

      Mantua

    • C.

      Carlton

    • D.

      Woodridge

    Correct Answer
    B. Mantua
    Explanation
    Mantua is located in Fairfax County.

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  • 11. 

    How many U.S. Presidents were born in Virginia?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    C. 8
    Explanation
    Eight U.S. Presidents were born in Virginia. Virginia is known as the "Mother of Presidents" because it has produced more U.S. Presidents than any other state. Some of the notable Presidents born in Virginia include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Woodrow Wilson. Their birth in Virginia showcases the state's historical significance in shaping American politics and leadership.

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  • 12. 

    Which TV show is not set in a Northern Virginia location?

    • A.

      “NCIS”

    • B.

      “Criminal Minds”

    • C.

      “American Dad”

    • D.

      “Line of Fire”

    Correct Answer
    D. “Line of Fire”
    Explanation
    "Line of Fire" is the correct answer because it is the only TV show listed that is not set in a Northern Virginia location. "NCIS" is set in Washington, D.C., which is near Northern Virginia. "Criminal Minds" has episodes that take place in various locations including Virginia. "American Dad" is set in the fictional town of Langley Falls, which is also located in Virginia. Therefore, "Line of Fire" is the only show that does not fit the criteria.

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  • 13. 

    If you’re traveling from Quantico Air Force Base to the VRE station in Woodbridge on Rt. 1, with three people in the car, during rush hour on I-95, which is the worst way to reach your destination?

    • A.

      Route 1 North (straight through)

    • B.

      I-95 regular lanes

    • C.

      I-95 HOV lanes

    • D.

      Through neighborhood roads

    Correct Answer
    C. I-95 HOV lanes
    Explanation
    The worst way to reach the destination would be through the I-95 HOV lanes. During rush hour, these lanes are restricted to vehicles with a minimum number of occupants, typically two or more. Since there are only three people in the car, they would not meet the occupancy requirement and would not be allowed to use these lanes. This means they would have to use the regular lanes on I-95, which are likely to be congested during rush hour, making it a slower and more frustrating route.

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  • 14. 

    What local higher-learning establishment is the second oldest in the nation?

    • A.

      Mary Washington University

    • B.

      George Mason University

    • C.

      College of William and Mary

    • D.

      Marymount University

    Correct Answer
    C. College of William and Mary
    Explanation
    The College of William and Mary is the second oldest higher-learning establishment in the nation. This means that there is only one other institution that is older than it.

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  • 15. 

    Which local airport is one of the busiest in the world?

    • A.

      Reagan National Airport

    • B.

      BWI

    • C.

      Dulles

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Dulles
    Explanation
    Dulles Airport is one of the busiest local airports in the world. This is because it serves as a major international gateway, handling a large number of domestic and international flights. It is located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and is a hub for several major airlines. Dulles Airport has a significant amount of passenger traffic and offers a wide range of destinations, making it one of the busiest airports globally.

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  • 16. 

    It is reported that the Pentagon has almost 68,000 miles of internal telephone wires. How many trips along the Beltway does that equal?

    • A.

      1,062 times

    • B.

      1,511 times

    • C.

      755 times

    • D.

      566 times

    Correct Answer
    A. 1,062 times
    Explanation
    The Pentagon has almost 68,000 miles of internal telephone wires. The question is asking how many trips along the Beltway that equals. The correct answer is 1,062 times. This means that if you were to lay out all the telephone wires in the Pentagon end to end, it would stretch for 1,062 trips along the Beltway, which is a highway that encircles Washington, D.C.

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  • 17. 

    When the POTUS pardons a Thanksgiving turkey each year, where does the lucky feathered friend spend the rest of its days?

    • A.

      Alexandria’s Mount Vernon

    • B.

      Herndon’s Frying Pan Park

    • C.

      Upperville’s Ayrshire Farm

    • D.

      Fredericksburg’s Belvedere Plantation

    Correct Answer
    B. Herndon’s Frying Pan Park
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Herndon's Frying Pan Park. This park is located in Herndon, Virginia and is known for its farm animals and educational programs. Each year, after being pardoned by the President of the United States (POTUS), the lucky turkey is sent to live at Frying Pan Park where it can roam freely and be cared for by the park staff.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following states does not use the term “commonwealth” in its official name?

    • A.

      Virginia

    • B.

      Kentucky

    • C.

      Massachusetts

    • D.

      Delaware

    • E.

      Pennsylvania

    Correct Answer
    D. Delaware
    Explanation
    Delaware is the correct answer because it is the only state listed that does not use the term "commonwealth" in its official name. Virginia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania are all officially known as "commonwealths" in their names.

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  • 19. 

    Dumfries’ Weems-Botts museum is a namesake to Parson Weems, who:

    • A.

      Founded Dumfries

    • B.

      Was a decorated Civil War hero

    • C.

      Was a signer of the Declaration of Independence

    • D.

      Wrote the tale of George Washington cutting down the cherry tree

    Correct Answer
    D. Wrote the tale of George Washington cutting down the cherry tree
    Explanation
    Parson Weems is known for writing the famous tale of George Washington cutting down the cherry tree. This story has become a popular anecdote in American history and is often used to highlight Washington's honesty and integrity. The fact that the museum is named after Parson Weems suggests that he is most likely known for this particular story, rather than being the founder of Dumfries, a decorated Civil War hero, or a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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  • 20. 

    The term Northern Virginia was first mentioned in the:

    • A.

      1780s

    • B.

      1860s

    • C.

      1940s

    • D.

      1970s

    Correct Answer
    B. 1860s
    Explanation
    In the 1860s, the term "Northern Virginia" was first mentioned. This suggests that the term was not commonly used or recognized before this time period. It is possible that the term was coined or became more widely known during this era due to significant events or changes happening in the region. Without further context, it is difficult to determine the exact reason for the mention of "Northern Virginia" in the 1860s.

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  • 21. 

    How many miles of HOV lanes does Northern Virginia offer commuters?

    • A.

      123 miles

    • B.

      96 miles

    • C.

      73 miles

    • D.

      52 miles

    Correct Answer
    C. 73 miles
    Explanation
    Northern Virginia offers commuters 73 miles of HOV lanes.

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  • 22. 

    Northern Virginia data centers carry how much of the nation’s Internet traffic?

    • A.

      15 percent

    • B.

      30 percent

    • C.

      50 percent

    • D.

      65 percent

    Correct Answer
    C. 50 percent
    Explanation
    Northern Virginia data centers carry 50 percent of the nation's Internet traffic. This is because Northern Virginia, particularly the area around Ashburn, has become a major hub for data centers due to its strategic location, reliable power infrastructure, and access to fiber optic networks. Many large technology companies and internet service providers have established data centers in this region, resulting in a significant concentration of internet traffic. Therefore, it is not surprising that Northern Virginia data centers handle such a substantial portion of the nation's internet traffic.

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  • 23. 

    In which Civil War battle did Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson lose the arm that is today buried separately from his Lexington gravesite?

    • A.

      Battle of Chancellorsville

    • B.

      First Battle of Bull Run

    • C.

      Second Battle of Bull Run

    • D.

      Battle of Seven Pines

    Correct Answer
    A. Battle of Chancellorsville
    Explanation
    During the Battle of Chancellorsville, General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson lost his arm, which is now buried separately from his Lexington gravesite.

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  • 24. 

    On Monday September 29, 1997, an earthquake hit the Manassas Battlefield and Interstate 66. How large or small was the quake on the Richter scale?

    • A.

      4.5

    • B.

      2.5

    • C.

      3.5

    • D.

      1.5

    Correct Answer
    B. 2.5
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2.5. The question states that an earthquake hit the Manassas Battlefield and Interstate 66 on September 29, 1997. The question asks how large or small the quake was on the Richter scale. The Richter scale measures the magnitude of an earthquake, with 2.5 being a relatively small earthquake. Therefore, the correct answer is 2.5.

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  • 25. 

    The Fairfax Stone marks the source of the North Branch Potomac River. In what year was the stone originally placed?

    • A.

      1492

    • B.

      1899

    • C.

      1746

    • D.

      2001

    Correct Answer
    C. 1746
    Explanation
    The Fairfax Stone was originally placed in the year 1746.

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