The Smithsonian Institution began with an unexpected donation and has grown to a massive collection of artifacts from all over the planet. Take this quiz and learn more about the famous institution that's renowned for its museum and its scientific endeavors.
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The majority of the Smithsonian collection comes from:
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Most of the Smithsonian's artifacts:
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Can you gain access to the Smithsonian artifacts that are in storage?
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Where does the museum get most of its collections?
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Who founded the Smithsonian?
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The founder of the Smithsonian was:
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How much money did the founder of the Smithsonian contribute to the museum?
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What did James Smithson hope to accomplish by donating his money to America?
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Why did James Smithson leave his fortune to America?
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Why were the Americans wary of accepting James Smithson's donation?
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When was the first of the Smithsonian's many buildings finished?
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Where is James Smithson buried?
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The Smithsonian Institution Building is known as the:
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What was the first donation to the Smithsonian?
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Nineteen museums and galleries comprise the giant Smithsonian Institution. Which of the following museums is NOT one of them?
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The majority of the Smithsonian's budget comes from:
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In addition to museums, the Smithsonian is also:
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How does the Smithsonian Institution spread scientific knowledge to the general public?
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What original and popular American artifact is housed in the Smithsonian?
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