Quiz: The National Cherry Blossom Festival

Test your knowledge of the annual springtime festival held in Washington, D.C.

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  1. In what year did the first official Cherry Blossom Festival take place?
  2. Which first lady planted the first cherry tree in Washington, D.C.?
  3. True or false: The oldest cherry trees on the National Mall predate the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials.
  4. The original cherry trees were a gift to the United States from what nation?
  5. About how many cherry trees are there on the National Mall?
  6. True or false: Washington has more cherry trees than any other city in the United States.
  7. Which of the following years did not have a Cherry Blossom Festival?
  8. How has the cherry blossom queen been selected every year since 1948?
  9. Which of the following events is not part of the annual festivities?
  10. For about how long does a typical cherry blossom remain in bloom?