United States Trivia and History Quiz: The Answers Part 1

The answers for the United States trivia and history quiz over geography, people, events, and more.


1. The one place in the U.S. where you could stand in 4 States at the same time is that point formed by the junction of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.

2. If you think there are 50 States in the U.S., you are wrong. There are only 46 States. The other 4 are not officially States but Commonwealths. The 4 Commonwealths are Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. According to George W. Stimpson, "The 2 words have about the same meaning, but commonwealth originally connoted more of self-government than state."

3. Phoenix averages 94deg to 96deg Fahrenheit in July, and is easily the most consistently hot city. Next comes Miami. New York and Chicago are last.

4. Pensacola, Fla., is farther west.

5. Reno, Nev., is farther west.

6. The Midwest or Middle West or Central States of the U.S. are commonly considered to be the following: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Michigan, Ohio.

7. Delaware, Louisiana, and Georgia were named after real people. Delaware derived its name from Lord De La Warre, 1st governor of the Virginia Company. Louisiana was named after King Louis XIV of France. Georgia was named for King George II of England.

8. The 5 States with their correct State motoes are:

Indiana ..... "The Crossroads of America"

Montana ..... "Gold and Silver"

New Hampshire ..... "Live free or die"

Ohio ..... "With God, all things are possible"

Wyoming ..... "Equal Rights"

9. There are no counties in either Louisiana or Alaska. What other States call counties are called parishes in Louisiana and divisions in Alaska.

10. The 1st coeducational college in the U.S. was Oberlin College, founded in Oberlin, O., in 1833.

11. Hamtramck, an independent community of 27,245 and almost entirely Polish, is surrounded by Detroit.

12. Eight different States touch both Tennessee and Missouri.

13. The Grand Coulee Dam, near Spokane, Wash., is the single largest concrete structure ever made by man. It is 4,300' long, 550' high, and the water has a drop of 330', twice that of Niagara Falls.

14. The correct State flower with its State:

Alabama ..... Camellia

Hawaii ..... Hibiscus

Illinois ..... Violet

New York ..... Rose

Oklahoma ..... Mistletoe

Rhode Island ..... Violet

15. First, Minnesota. A northern portion of Minnesota is isolated from the rest of the State by the Lake of the Woods, which borders it on the north, east, and south--with Canada's Province of Manitoba on the west side. As a result, this section of Minnesota cannot be reached from the U.S. by land. And the new State of Alaska is separated from the State of Washington by Canada's British Columbia.

16. California, of course. The harbor is the Port of Los Angeles.

17. The Mississippi River.

18. Idaho.

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