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Harrisburg is the capital of the state of Pennsylvania, which is an American state. Its population is below 50,000 but is considered the 15th most populated city in the commonwealth. The city is known as one of America's safest ones (according to Forbes). So, how much do you know about Harrisburg? Take our quiz and find out now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    • A.

      Ylang Ylang

    • B.

      Maxang

    • C.

      Paxtang

    • D.

      Tang

    Correct Answer
    C. Paxtang
  • 2. 

    • A.

      In 1590

    • B.

      In 1598

    • C.

      In 1608

    • D.

      In 1610

    Correct Answer
    C. In 1608
  • 3. 

    • A.

      Captain John Paxton

    • B.

      Comrade Cortez

    • C.

      Captain John Smith

    • D.

      Amerigo Vespuci

    Correct Answer
    C. Captain John Smith
  • 4. 

    What was Harrisburg before it became industrialized?

    • A.

      An administrative town

    • B.

      A desert town

    • C.

      A pastoral town

    • D.

      A leisure town

    Correct Answer
    C. A pastoral town
    Explanation
    Before it became industrialized, Harrisburg was a pastoral town. This means that it was characterized by agriculture and farming, with a focus on rural activities and a peaceful countryside lifestyle. The town likely had open fields, farmland, and possibly livestock grazing areas. This suggests that the area was predominantly rural and had a slower pace of life before the industrialization process transformed it into a more urban and industrial center.

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  • 5. 

    • A.

      In 1850

    • B.

      In 1870

    • C.

      In 1900

    • D.

      In 1905

    Correct Answer
    A. In 1850
  • 6. 

    When did the industrial decline start in Harrisburg?

    • A.

      In 1902

    • B.

      In 1910

    • C.

      In 1920 and 1970

    • D.

      In 1980

    Correct Answer
    C. In 1920 and 1970
    Explanation
    The industrial decline in Harrisburg started in 1920 and 1970. This suggests that there were two significant periods in which the city experienced a decline in its industrial sector. It is possible that economic factors or events during these years led to a decrease in industrial activity and subsequent decline in Harrisburg's economy.

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  • 7. 

    • A.

      In 1910

    • B.

      In 1915

    • C.

      In 1917

    • D.

      In 1920

    Correct Answer
    C. In 1917
  • 8. 

    In what year was Harrisburg hit by a major flood?

    • A.

      1972

    • B.

      1975

    • C.

      1980

    • D.

      1982

    Correct Answer
    A. 1972
    Explanation
    Harrisburg was hit by a major flood in 1972.

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  • 9. 

    • A.

      The Philadelphia Museum

    • B.

      The Smithsonian Museum

    • C.

      Pennsylvania State Capitol

    • D.

      The state Capitol

    Correct Answer
    C. Pennsylvania State Capitol
  • 10. 

    • A.

      18%

    • B.

      52.7%

    • C.

      30.7%

    • D.

      3.4 %

    Correct Answer
    C. 30.7%

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