In honor of Memorial Day: Arlington National Cemetery by HallR

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Egantx7


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ChrisRosenberg
The odds of me winning a quiz are sufficiently low to not compel me to have something witty here.

RobinJRichards
How many days until May?


Quiz Description

In addition to traffic, the beach and barbeques, Memorial Day is also a time to remember those who paid the ultimate price to protect America. In honor of Memorial Day, here are some questions related to Arlington National Cemetery.

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Questions:

Arlington National Cemetery was established at the grounds of Arlington House. What legendary army general once resided at Arlington House?

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Robert E. Lee

Arlington National Cemetery is famous as the home of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. What President of the United States presided over the internment of the Unknown Soldier (World War One)?

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Warren Harding

The mast for what naval battleship can be seen at Arlington National Cemetery?

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USS Maine

Whose tombstone is this?

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Abner Doubleday

A memorial for the astronauts that died aboard what space craft can be found at Arlington National Cemetery?

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Space Shuttle Challenger

What word has been whitened out in this image?

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Silence

What number fills in the blanks: Marches ___ steps down the black mat behind the tomb; Turns and faces East for ____ seconds; Turns and faces North for ____ seconds; Takes _____ steps down the mat; Repeats the routine until soldier is relieved for duty.

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Whose tombstone is this?

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Joe Louis

What is the term used for the horse drawn carriage that carries flag draped caskets used for funerals at Arlington National Cemetery?

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Caisson

The Department of Veterans Affairs currently offers 57 authorized "emblems of belief" for use on tombstones. What specific religious community is represented by the emblem of belief seen here?

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Unitarian Universalist

What man who was an answer to a Learned League 67 question with a low percentage correct rate, was interred at Arlington National Cemetery until his remains were returned to his homeland in 1992?

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Ignacy Jan Pederewski
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The Unknown Comic (Well, I thought I'd litghten it up at the end. Have a good weekend everyone!)