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America in Numbers

Quiz: numbers in US culture

  1. How many Great Lakes are there? Can you name them?
  2. Congress consists of how many senators?
  3. There are 50 stars on the flag but how many stripes?
  4. Which American highway was popularised by a 1946 hit song?

  5. Roughly 1,260 miles of the Canada–United States border follow which parallel?
  6. Which Apollo spaceflight was the first to land humans on the Moon?
  7. What number president is Joe Biden?
  8. Which number is also the name of the main character of the Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things?
  9. How many sitting presidents have been assassinated? Can you name them?
  10. The Declaration of Independence was adopted in which year?
  11. What number address is the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue?
  12. Which avenue in New York City is also known as Avenue of the Americas?
  13. What number did basketball player Michael Jordan wear throughout his career?
  14. The U.S. Constitution states that the president must at least how old?
  15. Which amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery?
  16. What 3 digit number is cannabis culture slang for marijuana?
  17. How old was John F. Kennedy at the age of his death?
  18. What three digit telephone emergency number in the United States is equivalent to the UK's 999?


  1. Five. Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario
  2. 100 senators (two from each state)
  3. 13 stripes
  4. Route 66
  5. 49th parallel
  6. Apollo 11
  7. 46th president
  8. Eleven
  9. Four. Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy
  10. 1776
  11. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
  12. Sixth Avenue
  13. 23
  14. 35 years old
  15. 13th Amendment
  16. 420
  17. 46 years
  18. 911