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Posted at 5:30 AM ET, 01/28/2011

How well do you know Washington?

By Weekend and Going Out Guide staff

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A. Better than the tourists
B. Better than the lobbyists
C. Better than the Secret Service
D. My nickname is "Mayor for Life"

We're not talking about which Metro stops serve as transfer points or where the closest CVS is to your office. How well do you really know the city?

To help you figure that out, we've devised this quiz to test your cultural knowledge of the D.C. area, past and present. There are questions in five categories, so to get a top grade here, you need to know everything from "Top Chef"-related restaurants to "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" to which museum houses Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party."

See how many you can get right, and then stump your friends with some new nuggets of info.

By Weekend and Going Out Guide staff  | January 28, 2011; 5:30 AM ET
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Which three of the four now-closed D.C. concert venues didn't even use "The" in their names?
Maybe it wasn't Springsteen but The Fugazi that played there after all. Jeez guys!

Posted by: oldfart60 | January 28, 2011 5:48 PM | Report abuse

As I recall from my undergraduate days at the University of Maryland, Bruce Springsteen's first Washington-area concert was at the UM's Ritchie Coliseum on April 28, 1973. He was barely known, and his band opened for Chuck Berry. He talked about the show in a later interview:

Posted by: DemoD | January 28, 2011 6:31 PM | Report abuse

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