How Well Do You Know Washington D.C. Geography?
D.C. is the capital of the nation, the seat of government, the destination of a lot of school field trips, and a pretty fun city if you know what you’re doing. But do you know how to get around? Or are you likely to end up lost, scared, or just stuck in rush hour traffic? How well do you know D.C. Geography?
Before you know where you are in D.C., you should know where it is. What two states does Washington D.C. lie between?
- Virginia and West Virginia
- Pennsylvania and Delaware
- Maryland and Virginia
- Delaware and Maryland
- Liquid and Gas
D.C. has the worst rush hour traffic in the nation. What's the name of the highway that goes around D.C. in a loop?
- The Beltway
- District Highway
Washington is on the water. What river runs along D.C.'s southern border?
- The Potomac
- The Anacostia
- The Susquehanna
- The Baltimore and Ohio
You won't get very far in D.C. without using the Metro. What are the names of the Metro lines?
- Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Yellow, and Silver
- Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe
- A, B, C, D, E, 1, 2, 3, and 4
- Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Carolina
Let's move on from trains to planes. Which two international airports are closest to D.C.?
- Andrews Air Force Base (AAFB) and D.C. International (DCI)
- Newport News (PHF) and George Washington Universal (GWU)
- Philadelphia (PHL) and Norfolk (ORF)
- Dulles (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington (BWI)
D.C. streets are in a grid system, but there are also avenues that run at diagonals. What are these avenues named for?
- Nations of the world
- U.S. States
- Major cities
- U.S. Presidents
Washington D.C. wasn't built in one day — it was built according to a plan. What's the name of the architect who designed the city's layout?
- Marquis de Lafayette
- George Washington
- George Washington Carver
- Pierre L'Enfant
The White House, Capitol, and Supreme Court may be the heights of power, but, geographically speaking, what's the highest point in Washington, D.C.?
- The top of The Giant at Haynes Point
- The point of the Washington Monument
- The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
- The roof of the tower at the top of the National Cathedral
D.C. is divided into four quadrants - Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest. What's at the center of these four quadrants?
- The Capitol
- The White House
- Ground Zero
- A plaque designating the geographic center of Washington, D.C.