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Learn More About US 13 Original States - Quiz

America has undergone a lot of changes in the last few centuries and to think that all that began when 13 states declared independence and formed the United States of America. Just how much do you know about these 13 colonies? Take this fun quiz and find out. Have a blast!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What current branch of the US Military only had 50 soldiers at the beginning of World War I?

    • A.

      Army

    • B.

      Navy

    • C.

      Marines

    • D.

      Air Force

    Correct Answer
    D. Air Force
    Explanation
    During World War I, the Air Force did not exist as a separate branch of the US Military. It was established as an independent branch in 1947. At the beginning of World War I, the Army, Navy, and Marines were the only branches of the military. Therefore, none of the options provided are correct.

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  • 2. 

    Approximately how many windows are on the Empire State Building?

    • A.

      2,500

    • B.

      4,000

    • C.

      6,500

    • D.

      10,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 6,500
    Explanation
    The Empire State Building has approximately 6,500 windows. This number indicates the estimated quantity of windows present in the building.

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  • 3. 

    The Appalachian Trail runs through how many states?

    • A.

      14

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. 14
    Explanation
    Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia

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  • 4. 

    Google's corporate motto is:

    • A.

      Make search simple

    • B.

      Don't be evil

    • C.

      Information for all

    • D.

      Make lots of money

    Correct Answer
    B. Don't be evil
    Explanation
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_be_evil#Origin_of_the_motto

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  • 5. 

    Francis Ford Coppola produced all except which of the following movies?

    • A.

      Apocalypse Now

    • B.

      The Godfather Part II

    • C.

      American Graffiti

    • D.

      Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Correct Answer
    D. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Explanation
    Francis Ford Coppola produced Apocalypse Now, The Godfather Part II, and American Graffiti. However, he did not produce Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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  • 6. 

    People indigenous to Australia are known as:

    • A.

      Aborigines

    • B.

      Indians

    • C.

      Native Australians

    • D.

      Dundees

    Correct Answer
    A. Aborigines
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Aborigines. This term refers to the indigenous people of Australia, who have inhabited the continent for thousands of years. The term "Aborigines" is widely accepted and recognized as the appropriate and respectful way to refer to this group of people. The other options, Indians, Native Australians, and Dundees, are not accurate or commonly used terms to describe the indigenous population of Australia.

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  • 7. 

    This technology is used in the Wii remote to determine where on the screen the user is pointing.

    • A.

      Radio Waves

    • B.

      Sonar

    • C.

      Infrared

    • D.

      Magic

    Correct Answer
    C. Infrared
    Explanation
    Infrared technology is used in the Wii remote to determine where on the screen the user is pointing. Infrared light is emitted from the sensor bar placed near the screen, and the Wii remote detects this light to calculate its position relative to the screen. This allows the user to interact with the game or application by pointing the remote at specific areas on the screen.

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  • 8. 

    Which car currently holds the title of the world's fastest production car at 257MPH?

    • A.

      Bugatti Veyron

    • B.

      McLaren F1

    • C.

      Ferrari Enzo

    • D.

      SSC Ultimate Aero

    Correct Answer
    D. SSC Ultimate Aero
    Explanation
    The Bugatti Veyron is #2 at 253MPH (though leads the list for most expensive), the McLaren F1 held the title for many years but only reaches 240MPH, and the Ferrari Enzo can only get to 217MPH.

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  • 9. 

    Who designed St. Peter's Square?

    • A.

      Bernini

    • B.

      DaVinci

    • C.

      Raphael

    • D.

      Michelangelo

    Correct Answer
    A. Bernini
    Explanation
    Bernini is the correct answer because he is the Italian artist who designed St. Peter's Square. He was commissioned by Pope Alexander VII to create the square in front of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Bernini's design included the colonnades, fountains, and an obelisk, creating a grand and harmonious space that is considered one of the greatest examples of Baroque architecture.

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  • 10. 

    Who are the defending Super Bowl Champions?

    • A.

      New York Giants

    • B.

      Pittsburgh Steelers

    • C.

      New England Patriots

    • D.

      Arizona Cardinals

    Correct Answer
    B. Pittsburgh Steelers
    Explanation
    The Steelers failed to make this year's playoffs, making this the thirteenth time the defending champions failed to make the playoffs.

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