How Northern Virginia Are You?

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How Northern Virginia are you?


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  • 1. 
    What is the correct pronunciation of Hooes Road?
    • A. 

      Who-se

    • B. 

      Hoe-se

    • C. 

      Hol-es

    • D. 

      What road is that?

  • 2. 
    Fort Belvoir houses what branch of the military?
    • A. 

      Air Force

    • B. 

      Army

    • C. 

      Navy

    • D. 

      Marines

  • 3. 
    HOV stands for
    • A. 

      High Octane Vehicle

    • B. 

      High Occupancy Vehicle

    • C. 

      Hot Occupant Vehicle

    • D. 

      Hold Over Vehicle

  • 4. 
    T.C. Williams is
    • A. 

      An author or poet

    • B. 

      A school in some movie

    • C. 

      A school in Arlington

    • D. 

      The only public high school in Alexandria

  • 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

  • 6. 
    Fred Thompson is
    • A. 

      An actor

    • B. 

      A politician

    • C. 

      A resident

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Northern Virginia houses what percentage of Virginia’s population?
    • A. 

      63 percent

    • B. 

      45 percent

    • C. 

      32 percent

    • D. 

      28 percent

  • 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

  • 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

  • 10. 
    Which of the following areas is located in Fairfax County?
    • A. 

      Bremmington

    • B. 

      Mantua

    • C. 

      Carlton

    • D. 

      Woodridge

  • 11. 
    How many U.S. Presidents were born in Virginia?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      6

  • 12. 
    Which TV show is not set in a Northern Virginia location?
    • A. 

      “NCIS”

    • B. 

      “Criminal Minds”

    • C. 

      “American Dad”

    • D. 

      “Line of Fire”

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 20. 
    The term Northern Virginia was first mentioned in the:
    • A. 

      1780s

    • B. 

      1860s

    • C. 

      1940s

    • D. 

      1970s

  • 21. 
    How many miles of HOV lanes does Northern Virginia offer commuters?
    • A. 

      123 miles

    • B. 

      96 miles

    • C. 

      73 miles

    • D. 

      52 miles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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