Quiz: How much do you know about The Baltimore Sun?

The Baltimore Sun is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2012. Who founded the newspaper? How much did the original newspaper cost? Test your knowledge on these questions and more in the quiz below.

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  • 1. When was the first issue of The Sun published?

    • A. Jan. 1, 1837

    • B. Feb. 14, 1837

    • C. May 17, 1837

    • D. June 22, 1837

    • E. Aug. 5, 1837

  • 2. Who founded The Sun?

    • A. Arunah Shepherdson Abell

    • B. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • C. Abraham Lincoln

    • D. H. L. Mencken

    • E. Alexis de Tocqueville

  • 3. How much did the original edition of The Sun cost?

    • A. 1 cent

    • B. 2 cents

    • C. 10 cents

    • D. 25 cents

    • E. 1 dollar

  • 4. When did The Sun move to its current location at 501 N. Calvert Street?

    • A. 1875

    • B. 1902

    • C. 1929

    • D. 1945

    • E. 1950

  • 5. When was The Sun's website launched?

    • A. 1993

    • B. 1994

    • C. 1995

    • D. 1996

    • E. 1997

  • 6. What was the original name of The Sun's website?

    • A. baltimorenews.com

    • B. baltimoresun.com

    • C. baltimoresun.net

    • D. sun.com

    • E. sunspot.net

  • 7. What is The Sun's motto?

    • A. "Baltimore's News And Views."

    • B. "Baltimore's Newspaper."

    • C. "Light For All."

    • D. "Rays Of Light."

    • E. "The Sun Always Rises."

  • 8. Which bird is featured in The Sun's nameplate?

    • A. Bald eagle

    • B. Cardinal

    • C. Oriole

    • D. Owl

    • E. Raven

H.L. Mencken, the 'Sage of Baltimore'