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Are You A Philadelphia History Buff?

Philadelphia holds more history than just about any other city in America! After all, it's where some of the very foundations of democracy were first laid. The question is, are you a true Philadelphia history buff? Take these 12 quiz questions and find out!
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Who was Pennsylvania named after?
Thomas Jefferson
William Penn
Alexander Hamilton

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Where in Philly was the Declaration of Independence signed?
Independence Hall
Market Street
Fairmount Park

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What did William Penn call the plan for Philadelphia?
Quakerville
The Holy Experiment
Penn's Woods

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What year did the Second Continental Congress meet in Philly?
1776
1789
1763

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Who are you likely to meet on Elfreth's Alley?
Betsy Ross
Benjamin Franklin
Will Smith

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Where in Philadelphia is Benjamin Franklin buried?
Christ Church
Independence Hall
Under the Liberty Bell

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Where did George Washington and his troops stay during the cold winter of 1777?
Center City
Valley Forge
Delaware Water Gap

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Where did the First Continental Congress meet?
Carpenter's Hall
Broad Street
Independence Hall

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In what year did Philadelphia become the capital of the United States?
1850
1890
1790

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The oldest operational theater in the English speaking world is in Philadelphia. Do you know what it is called?
Arden Theater
Walnut Street Theater
Olde City Theater

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True or false: Philadelphia City Hall is the tallest municipal building in the world.
True
False

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Which famous type of hat was born in Philadelphia?
Derby
Fedora
Stetson

C+, Philly History Novice

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Based on the results of this quiz, you seem to be a bit of a Philly history novice! You remember a few key facts about the beginnings of this city, but not enough to ace this tricky quiz. Better luck next time!

B+, Philly History Bright

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This quiz revealed that you are Philadelphia history bright! It's obvious that you know the city of Philadelphia and it's storied history better than most. From the days of William Penn to the time of the revolutionaries, you know this city like only a true Philly native can!

A+, Philly History Buff

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This quiz revealed that you know the history of Philadelphia like only a true history buff can. From the Declaration of Independence to the curse of William Penn, you know the history of this city as well as any Philly native. Go ahead and brag a little, you've most certainly earned it!
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1
Who was Pennsylvania named after?
Thomas Jefferson
William Penn
Alexander Hamilton
2
Where in Philly was the Declaration of Independence signed?
Independence Hall
Market Street
Fairmount Park
3
What did William Penn call the plan for Philadelphia?
Quakerville
The Holy Experiment
Penn's Woods
4
What year did the Second Continental Congress meet in Philly?
1776
1789
1763
5
Who are you likely to meet on Elfreth's Alley?
Betsy Ross
Benjamin Franklin
Will Smith
6
Where in Philadelphia is Benjamin Franklin buried?
Christ Church
Independence Hall
Under the Liberty Bell
7
Where did George Washington and his troops stay during the cold winter of 1777?
Center City
Valley Forge
Delaware Water Gap
8
Where did the First Continental Congress meet?
Carpenter's Hall
Broad Street
Independence Hall
9
In what year did Philadelphia become the capital of the United States?
1850
1890
1790
10
The oldest operational theater in the English speaking world is in Philadelphia. Do you know what it is called?
Arden Theater
Walnut Street Theater
Olde City Theater
11
True or false: Philadelphia City Hall is the tallest municipal building in the world.
True
False
12
Which famous type of hat was born in Philadelphia?
Derby
Fedora
Stetson

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