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1. Which religious structure is the second-oldest Quaker meeting house in the nation and whose history involves one of the first written demands for religious freedom in America?
2. Which Massachusetts church is the oldest church structure in America to have been used continuously for public worship?
3. Which synagogue is the oldest standing synagogue building in the US and North America, dating from the colonial era?
4. Which church is known as America's National Church and has held presidential funerals and inauguration prayer services? Its exterior has carvings of 112 angels, 215 gargoyles, and one Darth Vader.
5. This church is the site of the oldest cathedral in the US. Three Roman Catholic churches have stood on the site since 1718. It is one of the few churches to stand on a public square and this church has survived many calamities over the years including Hurricane Katrina. It is also said to be haunted.
6. Which church is Boston's oldest surviving church building and figured prominently in the Revolutionary War?
7. The establishment of this church in Florida in 1565 became the first catholic parish in America. Which one is it?
8. Which is the oldest church property in America continuously owned by African Americans?
9. Known as the "Nation's Church", its congregation included 15 signers of the US Declaration of Independence, as well as other leading figures of the Revolutionary War. It is also known as the birthplace of the American Episcopal church. Which church is this?
10. The proposed site of this Gothic New York cathedral was so far out of the city that it was referred to as Hughes' Folly. Which is it?
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