How much do you know about the Washington Monument?

The Washington Monument reopens May 12 after being closed for repairs since August 2011, when it was damaged in an earthquake. You might know that the monument, which was built to honor the nation's first president, is 555 feet tall. But what else do you know about it?

1

Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post

The monument is made of how many stones?

20,000
36,000
3,000
500

2

Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post

How long is the elevator ride to the observation deck?

3 minutes
25 minutes
70 seconds
1 hour

3

Katherine Frey/The Washington Post

What year did the Washington Monument first open to the public?

1886
1922
1848
1776

4

Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post

Who paid for the Washington Monument?

Private citizens
One very rich person
The U.S. government
Private citizens and the U.S. government

5

Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post

How far can you see from the monument's observation deck on a clear day?

10 miles
20 miles
125 miles
1.25 miles

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