D.C. History Quiz

When most people think of Washington, D.C., what comes to mind are monuments, museums, and the federal government. Often overlooked is the local city, long shaped by issues of race, class, and colonial status.

Teaching for Change staff and advisers prepared this “learn-as-you-go” quiz about D.C. to help fill the gaps in the traditional textbooks and guided tours. We don’t expect you to know all of the answers — this is designed to be a learning experience.

Also, there is also a LOT more to learn than we could address in 15 questions. That is why we provide links to recommended organizations and books throughout the quiz and at the end so you can continue to learn about the hidden history of D.C.

Once you have completed the quiz, we encourage you to share it and we welcome your feedback.

You can also view a PDF version of the quiz.


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Note: Click “Check My Answer” before moving on to the next question so you can see the correct answer and record your results.