Know-It-All Quiz No. 5

The First Thirteen State Capitals

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Quiz #5

The First 13 State Capitols

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DOVER, Delaware
– construction was completed in 1791
– Delaware owns a notible portrait of George Washington
– Delaware’s current capital was built in 1931
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania
– Harrisburg became PA’s capital in 1812
– the dome is face with green terracota tiles
-T. Roosevelt said, “Its the most beautiful capitol.”
TRENTON, New Jersey
– Trenton came NJ’s capital city in November 1791
– NJ’s first capitol building had a belltower
– current capitol is the second oldest in the nation
ATLANTA, Georgia
– GA is the only state with five capital cities
– current capitol completed in 1889
– “Miss Freedom” stands atop a copper dome
HARTFORD, Connecticut
– CT’s capitol is in Bushnell Park
– this is the third capitol of Connecticut
– the gold on the dome is real
BOSTON, Massachusetts
– MA’s capitol is known as the State House
– construction was completed in 1798
– the dome was covered with copper by Paul Revere
– Annapolis is MD’s second capital city
– this is the oldest capitol still in use
– this capitol is a National Historic Landmark
COLUMBIA, South Carolina
– Columbia became SC’s capital in 1790
– first capitol was destroyed by Sherman’s troops
– current capitol finished in 1903
CONCORD, New Hampshire
– first construction completed in 1818
– at $82K, may be the cheapest of the 13
– first NH legislative session held in 1819
RICHMOND, Virginia
– VA’s capitol was designed by Thomas Jefferson
– first legislative use was in 1788
– only one of 13 without a dome in original plans
ALBANY, New York
– construction completed in 1899
– at $25M was the most expensive at its time
– designed to have a dome, but was never built
RALEIGH, North Carolina
– the first permanent capitol built in 1792
– the 1792 capitol burned in 1831
– current capitol finished construction in 1833
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island
– the only capitol designed by McKim, Mead, & White
– dome is modeled after the Saint Peter’s Bascillica in Rome
– the current capitol is RI’s seventh

The Questions

A. Which state capitol building was designed without a dome?

B. Which of the original 13 capitals have had the most capitols?

C. Name the state with the most capitals.

D. Name the state capitol building located in a park.

E. Where is the state capitol building that may have cost the most in its time?

F. Where is the capitol that President Roosevelt thought was most beautiful?

G. Which capitol building was destroyed during the Civil War?

H. Name the state using the oldest capitol building.

I. Which state capitol building was destroyed by fire in 1831?

J. Which state’s first capitol building had a belltower instead of a dome?

K. Name the state capitol that displays a prominent painting of George Washington.

L. In which state is there a capitol dome covered with copper installed by Paul Revere?

M. Which state spent the least amount of money building their capitol?

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