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[ Welcome to the Washington State Capitol Campus Trivia Contest. ]

The fair city of Olympia, the capital of Washington state, is located in the northwest corner of the continental United States in what is known as the Pacific Northwest. Olympia boasts a spectacular capitol building located in the heart of the city and at the southern tip of the Puget Sound. Here is an opportunity to test yourself on how well you know this state landmark, and a chance to learn more about it.

Check out the virtual tour of the Capitol Campus, created by Washington Middle School students at: www.ga.wa.gov/visitor/CapitolTour/start.html


OK? Ready to play? Let's go!

Go to #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14

 

 [ Question 1 ] 
 How many years did it take
 to build 
  the Legislative Building?

1 Year

6 Years

27 Years

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[ Question 2 ]    
   Gov. Christine Gregoire is the ______ Governor?

22nd

3rd

42nd

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[ Question 3 ]
  
How tall is the Legislative Building dome?

exactly 100 feet tall

287 feet tall

532 feet tall

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[ Question 4 ]Who designed and created the chandelier that hangs in the rotunda?

The Talcott brothers

Dale Chihuly

Louis Comfort Tiffany

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[ Question 5 ]
How much does the Legislative Building weigh?

74,500 tons

25,000 tons

5,000 tons

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[ Question 6 ]
What architect(s) designed the Legislative Building?

Frank Lloyd Wright

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Walter Wilder and
Harry White

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[ Question 7 ]
 
Who was the first Governor of our state?

Elisha Ferry

Isaac I. Stevens

Edmonds Kingston Ferry

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[ Question 8 ]
How many other U.S. states are named after former presidents?

5

None

1

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[ Question 9 ]
What early Washington family built the mansion that now houses the State Capital Museum?

The Ingalls family

Clarence and Elizabeth Lord

Marcus Whitman

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[ Question 10 ]Where was the exterior sandstone of the Legislative Building quarried?

Vermont

Florence, Italy

Wilkeson, Washington

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[ Question 11 ]
Who designed the landscape plan for the Capitol grounds?

The Olmstead brothers

Lancelot "Capability" Brown

Thomas Church

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[ Question 12 ]What year was the earthquake that damaged the Capitol dome and necessitated the replacement of the cupola?

1899

1949

1994

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[ Question 13 ]
 
Who designed Washington's state seal?

Mother Joseph

Meriwether Lewis

The Talcott brothers

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[ Question 14 ]

What year did Washington become a state?

1889

1919

1776

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