- Associated Press - Saturday, August 15, 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Think you’re smart enough to lead guided tours in Savannah?

The local government in Georgia’s oldest city requires tour guides to earn a license by passing a 100-question test on Savannah’s history, key locations and architecture. A federal lawsuit challenging the licensing law says it violates guides’ free-speech rights. Recent court filings show that a local history professor who helped design the test acknowledged, “I personally could not have done well on that test.”

Here are a few sample test questions from Savannah’s city government website:


Native Americans may have hunted in coastal Georgia as early as:

A - 6,000 BCE

B - 10,000 BCE

C - 15,000 BCE

D - 12,000 BCE

James Edward Oglethorpe was a

A - Legislator

B - Reformer

C - A military leader

D - All of the above

Geometric zones which provide structure and serve as building blocks for the city’s unique urban design are called

A - Squares

B - Blocks

C - Wards

D - Trust lots

The Telfair residence was designed by British architect William Jay, who also designed

A - The DeSoto Hotel

B - The Scarborough House

C - The Andrew Low House

D - The Pulaski Hotel

The northeast Trust Lot on Wright Square is the location of

A - The First Baptist Church

B - The Lutheran Chapel of the Ascension

C - Wesley Chapel

D - Wesley Monumental Church


B, D, C, B, B

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