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Wishing You a Safe and Pleasant Washington's Birthday

Washington's Birthday = the actual name of the U.S. federal holiday that most people call Presidents Day. Why not take a festive quiz while the GoCertify team enjoys a holiday break?

How much do you know about the residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?The GoCertify home office is closed today in honor of the U.S. holiday of Washington's Birthday. We'll be back tomorrow (Feb. 16), with more of the all-around IT certification goodness that you crave. Until then, please enjoy the following quiz, courtesy of our friends at Certification Magazine.

 

In past years, the CertMag team has done quizzes about Washington himself, and about the other 45 men to succeed him. There hasn’t been a woman president yet, so last year's quiz was about first ladies.For 2021, it's a quiz about one of the best known of U.S. edifices: the presidential residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

 

1) You mean, "The White House," right? That’s what it’s called, right?

 

2) Who designed the White House?

 

3) What material was used in the original construction of the White House?

 

4) Who built the White House?

 

5) How many of the items looted from the White House by British soldiers during the War of 1812 have since been recovered?

 

6) When did the White House get indoor plumbing?

 

7) How old is the earliest known photograph of the White House?

 

8) Where did the Resolute desk in the Oval Office come from?

 

9) Is there a movie theater in the White House?

 

10) Who was the first president to summon his favorite soda with a button on the presidential desk?

 

(See answers on next page)