United States Trivia and History Quiz Answers Part 3

Answers to a quiz about United States Trivia and History, random trivia about geography, the states, and more.



26. Delaware is sometimes known as the Blue Hen State, and the Blue Hen chicken was made the state bird by Delaware's legislature in 1939. The Blue Hen was a specially bred fighting cock carried as a mascot by Haslet's Delaware regiment in 1776.

27. Missouri is bounded by eight other states--Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. And Tennessee is also bounded by eight other states--Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky.

28. The $10 million Gadsden Purchase, negotiated in 1853 by railroad promoter and diplomat James Gadsden, was a tract of 29,640 sq. mi., which contained parts of New Mexico and Arizona. The area formerly was owned by Mexico.

29. The ordinary housefly does not live in the state of Alaska. The fly cannot breed in Alaska's cold climate, and even the few imported by ships and airplanes survive only briefly without reproducing.

30. 1 Cherry Street in New York City was the location of the first presidential mansion, later supplanted by the White House in Washington, D.C.

31. West Virginia, a "panhandle" state, because of its odd shape on the map.

32. The place-name Washington, which honors the first president of the U.S., graces a state (the only state named after an American); the nation's capital--Washington, D.C.; 29 counties; and 33 towns.

33. The time zones of the U.S. and its possessions are Atlantic Time, Eastern Time, Central Time, Rocky Mountain Time, Pacific Time, Yukon Time, Alaska-Hawaii Time, and Bering Time.

34. Definitely. In 1859 a constitution was adopted for a state of Jefferson, later changed in convention to the territory of Jefferson. It eventually became Colorado.

35. Annapolis, Md. From a small town in 1664, it grew and grew to become the capital of Maryland. By 1750, it was a center of wealth and pleasure and was known as "the Paris of the Colonies."

36. The Ozark Mountains belong to neither the Appalachians nor the Rockies. Geologists consider them an independent range, separated from the Appalachians by the Mississippi Basin and from the Rockies by the Great Plains.

37. France recognized the U.S. in 1778, England and Sweden in 1783, the Netherlands in 1785, Prussia in 1786, Morocco in 1787. (Russia recognized the U.S. in 1809.)

38. The mill, equal to one tenth of a cent. In 1786 Congress designated certain official American coins and included the following: "Mills: the lowest money of account, of which 1,000 shall be equal to the federal dollar, or money unit." Despite this, the U.S. Mint never issued a single mill.

39. Hiram R. Revels, a black man from Mississippi, became a U.S. senator on Feb. 25, 1870. He took the Senate seat once held by Jefferson Davis, and served in office until Mar. 4, 1871.

40. The first woman elected to Congress was Jeannette Rankin of Montana. She was a Republican and she served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1917 to 1919 and 1941 to 1943. The second woman elected to Congress was Alice M. Robertson of Oklahoma. She was also a Republican and she served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1921 to 1923.

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