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American States Quiz III

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Nevada - The driest time of the year for most of the dry states is winter.With an average rainfall of 9.5 inches per year, which state is the driest state in the U.S.?

a. Utah
b. Arizona
c. Wyoming
d. Nevada


Alabama - Heather lost her hearing when she was 18 months old.Crowned in Atlantic City in 1994, from what state was Heather Whitestone, the first deaf "Miss America"?

a. Mississippi
b. Georgia
c. Alabama
d. Tennessee


Maryland - Maryland is also known as the Chesapeake Bay State.Which state is also known as the "Old Line State" or the "Free State"?

a. New Hampshire
b. New York
c. Maryland
d. Pennsylvania


Billings - Billings has a population of about 165,361.Chances are that you know that the capital of Montana is Helena, but do you know what Montana's largest city is?

a. Helena
b. Great Falls
c. Billings
d. Missoula


Seven - The Civil War lasted 4 years, 3 weeks and 6 days.Before the American Civil War, how many Southern states declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America?

a. Six
b. Seven
c. Eight
d. Nine


January 2, 1975 - He served from January 2, 1975 to January 2, 1979.When did Walter Washington take office as the first mayor of the District of Columbia?

a. January 2, 1945
b. January 2, 1975
c. January 2, 1965
d. January 2, 1955


Montana - Alaska is the largest state in total area.Which is the fourth-largest (in land size) state in the U.S.?

a. California
b. Washington
c. Idaho
d. Montana


Wyoming - Yellowstone National Park was established on March 1, 1872.Extending into Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park is located primarily in which state?

a. Oregon
b. Washington
c. Wyoming
d. South Dakota


West Virginia - The tax went into effect on July 1 of 1921.Which state imposed the first state sales tax on May 3, 1921?

a. New York
b. Virginia
c. Connecticut
d. West Virginia


Pierre and Paul Mallet - Pierre and Paul were born in Montreal, Canada.The Rocky Mountains were discovered in 1739 by which explorers?

a. Lewis and Martin
b. Cook and Magellan
c. Lewis and Clark
d. Pierre and Paul Mallet


Cleveland, Ohio - The first traffic lights ever to be used were in London.In what U.S. city were the first electric traffic lights installed on August 5, 1914?

a. Boston, Massachusetts
b. New York City
c. Cleveland, Ohio
d. Chicago, Illinois


Wichita - Wichita is the 49th-largest city in the United States.What is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas?

a. Kansas City
b. Topeka
c. Lawrence
d. Wichita


Louisiana - Louisiana's largest city is New Orleans.Which state is also known as the "Creole State"?

a. Mississippi
b. Florida
c. Louisiana
d. Arkansas


Hawaii - Hawaii is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands.With an average of about 64 inches of precipitation each year, which state receives the most rainfall in the United States?

a. Texas
b. California
c. Florida
d. Hawaii


Maryland - Currently Maryland is the wealthiest state in the United States."Manly Deeds, Womanly Words" is the motto of which U.S. state?

a. Maryland
b. Georgia
c. South Carolina
d. Nebraska




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