The Turkey Hill Lady Liberty Trivia Contest is now over. Congratulations to all of our winners. The answers to all the trivia questions are below. See official rules for more information.
- How much does Lady Liberty weigh?
C. 225 tons
- How many stairs must visitors climb to reach the Statue of Liberty's crown?
- How many windows are in Lady Liberty's crown?
- What do the windows in the crown represent?
A. Natural minerals of the earth
- What does Lady Liberty's toga represent?
B. The ancient republic of Rome
- What do the chains being crushed under the foot of Lady Liberty represent?
C. Freedom from tyranny and oppression
- What was the last piece put into place on the Statue of Liberty during the statue's construction?
B. Sole of her right foot
- What do the seven spikes on the statue represent?
C. Oceans and continents of the world
- A chemical reaction called oxidation between metal and the evaporated sea water has caused the Statue of Liberty to turn green. What metal is the statue made of?
- How big is the Statue's waistline?
B. 35 feet
- Inside the statue four, huge iron columns support a metal framework that holds the thin copper skin. The engineer in charge of designing the interior structure of the Statue of Liberty would later go on to design what other famous structure?
A. The Eiffel Tower
- At one time, the Statue of Liberty was the tallest structure in the United States. About how tall is the statue?
C. 151 ft
- The American Immigrant Wall of Honor® at Ellis Island is the largest wall of names in the world. About how many names are inscribed on the wall?
- In high winds the statue sways about 3 inches from side to side. How much does the torch sway?
B. 5 in
- Through the years, Ellis Island was enlarged from its original 3.3 acres to 27.5 acres. What was used as landfill?
C. Hudson Island
- Ellis Island had many other names during the Dutch and English colonial periods. By the time Samuel Ellis became the island's private owner in the 1770s, the island had been called all of these except which?
C. Hudson Island
- Many great steamship companies played a significant role in the history of Ellis Island and immigration in general. Which one of these did not transport immigrants to Ellis Island?
D. Blue Line
- The ship's manifest log contained the immigrant's name and his/her answers to multiple questions used by the legal inspectors at Ellis Island to cross-examine the immigrant during the legal (or primary) inspection. How many questions were asked during the peak years of immigration?
- Starting in 1984, Ellis Island underwent a major restoration, the largest historic restoration in U.S. history. How much did the restoration cost?
D. $160 million
- What country gave the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States over one hundred years ago in recognition of the friendship established during the American?
- Fundraising for the pedestal was going particularly slowly until a newspaper criticized both the rich who had failed to finance the pedestal construction and the middle class who were content to rely upon the wealthy to provide the funds. Who wrote the article?
B. Joseph Pulitzer
- In transit from France to the United States, the Statue of Liberty was reduced to individual pieces and packed in 214 crates. The statue was reassembled on her new pedestal in four months' time. How many pieces make up the statue?
- When Ellis Island officially opened on January 1, 1892, who was the first passenger registered through the now world-famous immigration station?
A. Annie Moore
- What is the inscription on Lady Liberty's tablet?
B. "July 4, 1776" (in Roman numerals)
- What part of the statue of liberty appears on the newest $10 bill (issued on March 2, 2006)?