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America Quiz Questions I

  1. Which American state comes first alphabetically?
  2. What river flows over the Niagara Falls?
  3. How many white stripes are there on the US flag?
  4. How many American states have names that begin with the letter 'I'?
  5. The Front Range is a mountain range of the Southern Rocky Mountains located in which state?




  6. Can you name the largest home improvement and DIY retailer in the United States?
  7. The Liberty Bell, an iconic symbol of American independence, is located in which city?
  8. Which American city is known as 'Motor City'?
  9. The Augusta National Golf Club, sometimes referred to as Augusta or the National, is in which American state?
  10. What do Charles J. Guiteau and Leon Czolgosz have in common?
  11. Who was the richest African American of the 20th century?
  12. In which city would you see the Gateway Arch, which sits along the west bank of the Mississippi River?
  13. The most populated city in Alabama is named after which major industrial city in the UK?
  14. The American Civil War began on April 12, 1861, when the Confederates attacked which Union fort?
  15. According to the 2000 census, there are nearly 30 million native speakers of which language in the United States?
  16. Which artist's most famous paintings were made during his "drip period" between 1947 and 1950?
  17. Name the only artist in music history to have released nine albums that achieved diamond status in the United States?
  18. Name the American political controversy during the 1990s which began with an investigation into the real estate investments of Hillary and Bill Clinton?
  19. Which American aviator completed the first solo transatlantic flight in his monoplane Spirit of St. Louis from New York to Paris, in 1927?
  20. Florida shares a land border with which two states?

Answers:

  1. Alabama
  2. Niagara River
  3. 6 (7 red stripes and 6 white stripes)
  4. Four (Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa)
  5. Colorado
  6. Home Depot
  7. Philadelphia
  8. Detroit
  9. Georgia
  10. Both assassinated presidents
  11. Oprah Winfrey
  12. St. Louis (Missouri)
  13. Birmingham
  14. Fort Sumter
  15. Spanish
  16. Jackson Pollock's
  17. Garth Brooks
  18. Whitewater
  19. Charles Lindbergh
  20. Georgia and Alabama



Quiz II

  1. Dulles International Airport serves which city?
  2. What was the nickname of actor John Wayne?
  3. Can you name the largest city in the state of Wisconsin?
  4. Which American astronaut commanded the 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission?
  5. Who was Mayor of New York City at the time of the September 11 attacks?
  6. Can you name the first female vice president?
  7. Which quarterback has won an amazing 7 Super Bowls?
  8. Baltimore is the most populous city in which American state?
  9. Which federal holiday in the United States is observed annually on November 11?
  10. Blue jeans were first popularized as work clothes in the 1850s by which merchant in San Francisco?
  11. What name is given to the annual championship series of Major League Baseball?
  12. Which lake is the largest lake in the world by area located entirely in one country?
  13. Which American auto racing sanctioning and operating company is best known for stock car racing?
  14. Which number amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"?
  15. What name was given to an illicit establishment that sold alcohol during the Prohibition era?
  16. What is the American equivalent to the UK's postcode?
  17. The Battle of the Little Bighorn took place in which modern American state?
  18. Name the second-smallest state in the United States after Rhode Island?
  19. Can you name the 26th President of the United States whose face is carved into Mount Rushmore?
  20. Which state is nicknamed the Hoosier State?

Answers:

  1. Washington, DC.
  2. Duke
  3. Milwaukee
  4. James (Jim) Lovell
  5. Rudy Giuliani
  6. Kamala Harris
  7. Tom Brady
  8. Maryland
  9. Veterans' Day
  10. Levi Strauss
  11. The World Series
  12. Lake Michigan
  13. NASCAR (The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing)
  14. The Second Amendment
  15. Speakeasy
  16. ZIP code (an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan)
  17. Montana
  18. Delaware
  19. Theodore Roosevelt
  20. Indiana

Quiz III

  1. Three-quarters of which city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1906?
  2. Which American city is known as "The Biggest Little City in the World"?
  3. The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a 30-second shootout in which Wild West town?
  4. Rosa Parks is best known for her pivotal role in the bus boycotts in which city?
  5. Which American state lies directly north of Texas?
  6. How far is Hawaii from California: (a) 500 miles, (b) 1,500 miles, or (c) 2,500 miles?
  7. The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, in which American state?
  8. By what name was Claudia Johnson, the wife of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, better known?
  9. The Brooklyn Bridge spans which river between Manhattan Island and Brooklyn on Long Island?
  10. The eternal flame memorial to U.S. President John F. Kennedy can be seen in which cemetery?
  11. The French Quarter, is the oldest neighbourhood in which city?
  12. What was Marilyn Monroe's real first name?
  13. Who was the first president to live in the White House?
  14. What is the second most populated state?
  15. Can you name the longest river in the United States?
  16. In 2020 there was estimated to be 4,800 what, living in Yellowstone National Park?
  17. Which Art Deco skyscraper in New York City was once the tallest building in the world?
  18. The Grand Canyon National Park is located in the northwestern area of which state?
  19. President Jimmy Carter's family had a farming business growing what product?
  20. Which modern president said: "There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America"?

Answers:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Reno
  3. Tombstone
  4. Montgomery
  5. Oklahoma
  6. (c) 2,400 miles
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Lady Bird
  9. East River
  10. Arlington National Cemetery
  11. New Orleans
  12. Norma (Norma Jeane Mortenson)
  13. John Adams (not George Washington)
  14. Texas (California is first!)
  15. Missouri





  16. Bison
  17. Chrysler Building (tallest in the world from May 27, 1930, to May 1, 1931)
  18. Arizona
  19. Peanuts
  20. Bill Clinton