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United States of America Quiz

40 Quiz Questions

  1. In which year did Ronald Reagan first become president?
  2. How many red stripes are there on the American flag?
  3. Previously called the State House Bell, which bell located in Philadelphia is an iconic symbol of American independence?
  4. Which city in Florida, founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, is the oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement in what is now the United States?

  5. The National Civil Rights Museum is a complex of historic buildings and museums in which city?
  6. Actors William S. Hart and Tom Mix were pallbearers at whose funeral, held on January 13, 1929?
  7. Now a nickname used for the U.S. dollar, what were emergency paper currency issued during the American Civil War called?
  8. Which American actress and director achieved worldwide recognition for her relationship with Clint Eastwood?
  9. Which company founded by William C. Durant in 1908 was famous for brands such as the Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet?
  10. New York City has how many boroughs?
  11. Which city is is the cultural, financial, and political center of Silicon Valley?
  12. Which company operates the largest intercity bus service in North America?
  13. Name the most populated city of the state of Idaho?
  14. What is the largest North American mammal?
  15. Which gravity dam on the Columbia River, is the largest power station in the United States?
  16. What in Washington, D.C. is 555 feet tall, with a diameter of 169 feet?
  17. Which American city is known both as "the Steel City" and as the "City of Bridges"?
  18. American Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated every year on which day of the week?
  19. Niagara Falls is located between which two of the Great Lakes?
  20. The Willis Tower in Chicago was once the tallest building in the world - what was its former name before being renamed in 2009 after the Willis Group Holdings?
  21. What started as a research project by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in the late 1990s, originally called "BackRub"?
  22. The DHS was formed after The 911 attacks - what does the acronym DHS stand for?
  23. Which university is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island?
  24. Who was the first US President to live in the White House?
  25. On April 2, 1917, which American president declared war against Germany?
  26. Complete the Burger King slogan: "It takes two hands to handle a ...."?
  27. Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, was born in which city?
  28. What was the name of the series of projects and programs that President Roosevelt enacted during The Great Depression?
  29. "The Boneyard" in Tucson, Arizona, is the resting place for what?
  30. Which mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border gets its name from the natural fog that often hangs over it?
  31. Manchester is the largest city in which American state?
  32. In January, 2021, who performed "Amazing Grace" at the inauguration of Joe Biden?
  33. Located at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue, what has often been called the "heart of Manhattan"?
  34. Can you name America’s most well-known Mexican fast-food restaurant chain?
  35. During the American Civil War, who was the first woman to lead an armed expedition when she guided the raid at Combahee Ferry?
  36. President Franklin D. Roosevelt described the attack on Pearl Harbor as "a date which will live in ..." what?
  37. Which city is the second largest city in the Southern United States, and the second-most populated city in Texas?
  38. The U.S. lost which aircraft carrier at the Battle of Midway?
  39. In 1930, which writer became the first from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature?
  40. Which institution is a group of museums and research and education centres created by the American government "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge"?


  1. 1981
  2. 7 red stripes
  3. The Liberty Bell
  4. St. Augustine
  5. Memphis, Tennessee
  6. Wyatt Earp
  7. Greenbacks
  8. Sondra Locke
  9. General Motors
  10. Five (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island)
  11. San Jose
  12. Greyhound, or Greyhound Lines
  13. Boise
  14. Bison
  15. Grand Coulee Dam
  16. The Washington Monument
  17. Pittsburgh
  18. Thursday (always the fourth Thursday of November)
  19. Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
  20. The Sears Tower
  21. Google
  22. The Department of Homeland Security
  23. Brown University
  24. President John Adams (the second US President)
  25. Woodrow Wilson
  26. Whopper
  27. Honolulu, Hawaii
  28. The New Deal
  29. Military airplanes
  30. The Great Smoky Mountains
  31. New Hampshire
  32. Garth Brooks

  33. Times Square
  34. Taco Bell
  35. Harriet Tubman
  36. Infamy
  37. San Antonio
  38. Yorktown
  39. Sinclair Lewis
  40. The Smithsonian Institution, or Smithsonian