American States Quiz IIIGeography Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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With an average rainfall of 9.5 inches per year, which state is the driest state in the U.S.?
Nevada - The driest time of the year for most of the dry states is winter.
Crowned in Atlantic City in 1994, from what state was Heather Whitestone, the first deaf "Miss America"?
Alabama - Heather lost her hearing when she was 18 months old.
Which state is also known as the "Old Line State" or the "Free State"?
a. New Hampshire
b. New York
Maryland - Maryland is also known as the Chesapeake Bay State.
Chances are that you know that the capital of Montana is Helena, but do you know what Montana's largest city is?
b. Great Falls
Billings - Billings has a population of about 165,361.
Before the American Civil War, how many Southern states declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America?
Seven - The Civil War lasted 4 years, 3 weeks and 6 days.
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
January 2, 1975 - He served from January 2, 1975 to January 2, 1979.
Which is the fourth-largest (in land size) state in the U.S.?
Montana - Alaska is the largest state in total area.
Extending into Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park is located primarily in which state?
d. South Dakota
Wyoming - Yellowstone National Park was established on March 1, 1872.
Which state imposed the first state sales tax on May 3, 1921?
a. New York
d. West Virginia
West Virginia - The tax went into effect on July 1 of 1921.
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
Pierre and Paul Mallet - Pierre and Paul were born in Montreal, Canada.
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
Cleveland, Ohio - The first traffic lights ever to be used were in London.
What is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas?
a. Kansas City
Wichita - Wichita is the 49th-largest city in the United States.
Which state is also known as the "Creole State"?
Louisiana - Louisiana's largest city is New Orleans.
With an average of about 64 inches of precipitation each year, which state receives the most rainfall in the United States?
Hawaii - Hawaii is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands.
"Manly Deeds, Womanly Words" is the motto of which U.S. state?
c. South Carolina
Maryland - Currently Maryland is the wealthiest state in the United States.
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