United States Trivia and History Quiz Questions

A quiz about United States Trivia and History, random trivia about geography, the states, and more.


1. Where is the only royal palace in the U.S.?

2. What state in the U.S. has the smallest population?

3. What current state of the U.S. was once owned by another state?

4. How many Indians were there in America (the part that became the U.S.) in 1492, when Columbus set foot on the New World?

5. What is the first place in the continental U.S. on which each morning's sun shines?

6. West Virginia or Virginia--which state extends farther west?

7. What inland city in the U.S. erected a large monument to a seabird?

8. What is the only city in the U.S. which is named after a radio or TV show?

9. Where was the first American "skid row"--New York, Seattle, Chicago, or St. Louis?

10. What part of the U.S. was originally known as the state of Frankland, or Franklin?

11. Were any signers of the Declaration of Independence foreign-born?

12. What twelve states were named after Indian tribes?

13. What famous European was given a part of the U.S.--in fact a piece of Florida--as a gift for his "services and sacrifices" to the nation?

14. What state in the U.S. is sometimes called the Flickertail State?

15. What is the oldest city in the U.S.?

16. What is the tallest mountain in the U.S.?

17. What's the windiest site in the U.S.?

18. Where was the original Mason-Dixon line--between Georgia and Alabama, or Pennsylvania and Maryland, or North Carolina and South Carolina?

19. In what state did the first cowboys ride?

20. In the contiguous U.S., what two points are geographically farthest apart?

21. A school called the Collegiate College of America was given its present-day name between 1716 and 1718. What is its name today?

22. Which U.S. city has the longest subway system--San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, or New York?

23. List eight states that honor the names of famous men.

24. Which three states are named after famous women?

25. What is the highest mountain in the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains?

26. Which is the Blue Hen State?

27. What two states are surrounded and touched by the most other states?

28. Parts of what two states were included in the Gadsden Purchase?

29. What is the only state in the U.S. without houseflies?

30. Why was 1 Cherry Street, New York City, important in American history?

31. Of which state has it been said, "It's a good state for the shape it's in"?

32. What is the most popular place-name in America?

33. Can you name all the time zones encompassing the U.S. and its possessions?

34. Was there ever a state or territory named after Thomas Jefferson?

35. What American city was called "the Paris of the Colonies"?

36. Are the Ozark Mountains part of the Appalachians or the Rockies?

37. Which were the first six foreign countries to officially recognize the existence of the U.S.?

38. What official U.S. coin has never been minted?

39. Who was the first black man to serve in the U.S. Senate?

40. Who were the first two women ever elected to Congress, and which political party did each represent?

41. Is the state of Illinois east or west of the Mississippi River?

42. What great American lake was formed by accident in 1905-1907?

43. Not counting Alaska, what state in the U.S. is the farthest north?

44. What state in the nation is adjoined or touched by only one other state?

45. Has any one of the Great Lakes ever been completely frozen over?

46. What area in Colorado is not part of the U.S. for three days a year?

47. What letter of the alphabet was not used for a street name in the heart of Washington, D.C., or for a company name in the U.S. Army?

48. What is the only state in the Union to have lived under six different flags?

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