Quiz: Behind the Scenes of the Capitol

Test your knowledge of the U.S. Capitol building.

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  1. What's the name of the statue that sits atop the Capitol dome?
  2. True or false: The current Capitol dome is not the original Capitol dome.
  3. Approximately how many rooms are there in the Capitol building?
  4. What images are painted on the frieze that encircles the inside of the Rotunda?
  5. When the East Portico was expanded in 1958, its 130-year-old columns were replaced; where are those columns now?
  6. The 100 statues that make up the National Statuary Hall collection were contributed by what type of donors?
  7. True or false: No statue in Statuary Hall is of a living person.
  8. Which president is buried in the Capitol crypt beneath the Rotunda?
  9. What year did Congress hold its first session at the Capitol?
  10. Who was the architect who designed the Capitol?