Quiz 1
on
The
Biltmore
Estate
Established
(1895)
As of:  10:10 a.m. E.S.T., Thursday, December 20, 2018


1. When was the Biltmore Estate's Grand Opening?
Monday, October 31, 1673
Thursday, November 25, 1784
Tuesday, December 24, 1895
Sunday, January 6, 1996

2. Which of the following people moved from their native country to the U.S.A.?
Jan Aerts van der Bilt
Cornelius Vanderbilt
George Washington Vanderbilt III
Cornelia Vanderbilt

3. Which of the following people was known as "the Commodore"?
Jan Aerts van der Bilt
Cornelius Vanderbilt
George Washington Vanderbilt III
Cornelia Vanderbilt

4. Which of the following people built the Biltmore Estate?
Jan Aerts van der Bilt
Cornelius Vanderbilt
George Washington Vanderbilt III
Cornelia Vanderbilt

5. How much money did "the Commodore" borrow to start his fleet, according to legend?
400 Austrian Schillings
300 British Pounds
200 Catalonian Pesetas
100 U.S. Dollars

6. From which country did the Vanderbilts emigrate?
Austria
Belgium
Catalonia
Holland

7. From whom did "the Commodore" borrow the money to start building his fleet, according to legend?
his father
The Bank of America
his mother
his sister

8. How did "the Commodore's" fleet begin?
a half dozen yachts for sale
as a pair of Biloxi Riverboat Casinos
as a single canoe
as a ferry service across New York Bay

9. About how many ships were in "the Commodore's" fleet?
10
100
1,000
10,000

10. To where did "the Commodore's" ships travel?
Central America
Europe
both of the above
none of the above

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