United States Geography Quiz #5Printable United States Geography Trivia Questions
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"In God We Trust" is the official motto of which US state?
Florida - Nicknamed the Sunshine State, the capital of Florida is Tallahassee.
Identify which of the following US States is the largest by area.
a. New Mexico
New Mexico - Considered one of the Mountain States, New Mexico is fifth by area in the US at 121,589 sq. miles.
In which US State is the "Tongass National Forest"?
Alaska - Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States.
With an elevation of 14,505 feet, "Mount Whitney" is the highest point in which US State?
California - The summit of Mount Whitney is on the Sierra Crest and the Great Basin Divide.
The historic "Jackson Hole" lies in which National Park?
a. Guadalupe Mountains
b. Great Smoky Mountains
c. Great Basin
d. Grand Teton
Grand Teton - Grand Teton is located in Wyoming.
Which Great Lake has a name that literally means "Great Water"?
Michigan - Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake that is located entirely within the United States.
Which state is known as the "Nutmeg State"?
Connecticut - The official nickname for Connecticut is 'The Constitution State'.
"Yellowstone National Park" stretches across how many US States?
3 - The park is located primarily in the US state of Wyoming, but it also extends into Montana and Idaho.
Which US state's flag consists of a red X on a white background?
Alabama - Alabama is nicknamed the Yellowhammer State.
Which state has a 79 mile border with Kentucky and a 243 mile border with Ohio?
d. West Virginia
West Virginia - West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area.
Which of these states is the most easterly?
Ohio - Ohio's capital and largest city is Columbus.
"Wheeler Peak" is the highest mountain in which National Park of Nevada?
a. Great Basin
b. Great Smoky Mountains
c. Hot Springs
d. Guadalupe Mountains
Great Basin - Wheeler Peak was named after American explorer and cartographer George Wheeler.
How many US states begin with the letter W?
4 - They are Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Located off the southern coast of Florida, approximately how many islands make up the "Florida Keys"?
1,700 - The Keys were originally charted by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513.
A mountain range in the Rocky Mountains, the "Never Summer Mountains" are located in which US State?
Colorado - Never Summer Mountains were formed by volcanic processes many millions of years ago.
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