Special Sub-Topic: The Lincoln Memorial
|Where is the Lincoln Memorial located?|
Washington D.C.. The Lincoln Memorial stands at the western end of the National Mall at West Potomac Park.
|The Lincoln Memorial was built to resemble the Parthenon. What country is the Parthenon in?|
Greece & Athens. The memorial stands 190 feet long, 119 feet wide, and almost 100 feet high. The exterior is made of Colorado Yule marble with a walkway made of Massachusetts granite and Potomac River stones. The interior walls and columns are Indiana limestone, the floor Tennessee Pink marble, and the ceiling is made of panels of Alabama marble soaked in paraffin to make them translucent.
The Parthenon is in Athens.
|How many columns surrounding the Lincoln Memorial represent the states that were in the Union upon Lincoln's death?|
36. Altogether there are 38 fluted Doric columns. The additional two columns are behind the entrance to the colonnade.
|Inside the Memorial, the sculpture of Lincoln is standing. |
f. The sculpture is of Lincoln sitting on a chair.
|On the walls of the Lincoln Memorial, what side is the Gettysburg address printed on?|
South. Above the address is a carving by Jules Guerin of the Angel of Truth freeing a slave called "Reunion".
|Which wall is the mural of the unity between the North and the South titled "Emancipation" shown?|
North. Directly behind the Lincoln statue is the inscription by Royal Cortissoz that says: "IN THIS TEMPLE AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS ENSHRINED FOREVER."
|Which one of Lincoln's inaugural addresses is printed on the North wall?|
2 & 2nd & second & two. The address is etched into the wall below the "Emancipation" mural.
|Who designed the monument?|
Henry Bacon. The statue of Lincoln is 19 feet high and weighs 175 tons.
|When was the Memorial opened to the public?|
1922. It was first proposed to Congress in 1867, approved in 1910 and constructed in 1914.
|Who delivered a famous speech in 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?|
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. Dr. King's speech was known as the 'I have a dream' speech.
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