United States Geography Quiz IIGeography Trivia Questions and Answers
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What hunk of Massachusetts granite (actually, Dedham granodiorite)
is sometimes called "the most disappointing landmark in America"?
a. Red Rocks
b. Plymouth Rock
c. Blarney Stone
d. Devils Tower
Home to thousands of logs petrified in lava flows, Ginkgo Petrified
Forest can be found in what U.S. state?
a. West Virginia
Despite being in the middle of a desert, what city gets its name
from the Spanish word for "the meadows"?
a. Santa Fe
b. El Paso
c. Las Vegas
What US state supposedly got its name from the Spanish words for
"hot sex", but was actually named for the island where Amazons lived?
Three of what hilly city's neighborhoods include Nob Hill, Russian Hill and Telegraph Hill?
b. San Francisco
Many Indian nations in the Pacific Northwest celebrate the
potlatch. What is a good way of describing the potlatch tradition?
a. Dancing to encourage rain
b. Competitive gift giving
c. Trading ancestral stories
d. Scalping an enemy
In 1986, King County changed its name, sort of. Instead of being
named for slave-owning vice-president William Rufus de Vane King, it was renamed for civil rights leader
Martin Luther King. Where is this county?
In Philadelphia, people toss pennies, both saved and earned, at
whose grave marker at Fifth and Arch Streets?
a. Benjamin Franklin
b. James Fenimore Cooper
c. Mark Twain
d. George Washington
What American landmark did the Indians call the House of Stone and
a. Grand Canyon
b. Old Faithful
c. Carlsbad Caverns
d. Petrified Forest
In what city, at the corner of Woodward and Jefferson, can you find
a 24-ft, 8,000-lb bronze sculpture of Joe Louis's outstretched arm and fist?
Death Valley, located in California, once reached the
second-highest temperature ever recorded on Earth. What temperature did it reach?
a. 134 'F
b. 112 'F
c. 100 'F
d. 124 'F
As of 2012, United States has 58 protected areas known as national
parks. President Ulysses S. Grant signed the first national park into law by in 1872. Which one?
Cathedral Caverns, a 2.08-mile cave, is home to Goliath, a 45-foot
long stalagmite. In what state are they located?
Located in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, what
is the largest desert in North America?
a. Sonoran Desert
b. Chihuahuan Desert
c. Great Basin Desert
d. Mojave Desert
What is the northernmost point in all U.S. territory?
a. Point Barrow, Alaska
b. Fairbanks, Alaska
c. Barrow, Alaska
d. Sumas, Washington
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