The Ultimate United States Geography Quiz!

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What comes to your mind when you see the map of America? It is a geographical description of the area. The United States is located north of Canada and shares borders with Mexico, Russia, Cuba, the United Kingdom, and others. Are you sure you know a lot about the geography of the United States? Take this quiz now!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these countries does not share maritime borders with the USA? 

    • A.

      United Kingdom

    • B.

      Mexico 

    • C.

      Dominican Republic 

    • D.

      Cuba 

    Correct Answer
    B. Mexico 
    Explanation
    Mexico does not share maritime borders with the USA. The United Kingdom shares a maritime border with the USA in the Atlantic Ocean, the Dominican Republic shares a maritime border in the Caribbean Sea, and Cuba also shares a maritime border in the Caribbean Sea. However, Mexico does not share a maritime border with the USA.

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  • 2. 

    What percentage of the USA is made up of water? 

    • A.

      6%

    • B.

      9%

    • C.

      13%

    • D.

      21%

    Correct Answer
    A. 6%
    Explanation
    Approximately 6% of the USA is made up of water. This includes lakes, rivers, and oceans. The USA has a vast land area, but a significant portion of it is covered by water bodies. This percentage indicates the importance of water resources in the country and highlights the need for their conservation and management.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these is the highest spot in the USA? 

    • A.

      Kilmajaro 

    • B.

      Hawaii

    • C.

      Fold mountain 

    • D.

      Denali 

    Correct Answer
    D. Denali 
    Explanation
    Denali is the highest spot in the USA. It is located in Alaska and has an elevation of 20,310 feet (6,190 meters). Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa, not the USA. Hawaii is a state in the USA, but it does not have the highest spot. "Fold mountain" is a term used to describe a type of mountain range formed by the folding of rock layers, and it is not a specific location. Therefore, Denali is the correct answer as it is the highest spot in the USA.

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  • 4. 

    What is the longest river in the USA? 

    • A.

      River Niger 

    • B.

      River Benue 

    • C.

      River Missouri 

    • D.

      River Amazon 

    Correct Answer
    C. River Missouri 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is River Missouri. The River Missouri is the longest river in the USA, stretching over 2,341 miles. It flows through several states, including Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri, before joining the Mississippi River. The River Niger and River Benue are not located in the USA, and the River Amazon is the longest river in South America, not the USA.

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  • 5. 

    What is the longest lake in the USA?

    • A.

      Lake Badwater 

    • B.

      Lake Amazon 

    • C.

      Lake Chad 

    • D.

      Lake Superior 

    Correct Answer
    D. Lake Superior 
    Explanation
    Lake Superior is the correct answer because it is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. It is located in North America and is shared by the United States and Canada. Lake Badwater, Lake Amazon, and Lake Chad are not located in the USA and are not known for being the longest lake.

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  • 6. 

    What is the lowest point in the USA? 

    • A.

      Badwater Basin 

    • B.

      Amazon Basin 

    • C.

      Victoria Basin 

    • D.

      Queen's Basin 

    Correct Answer
    A. Badwater Basin 
    Explanation
    Badwater Basin is the lowest point in the USA. Located in Death Valley National Park, California, it sits at an elevation of 282 feet below sea level. This salt flat is known for its extreme heat and lack of vegetation. It is a popular tourist destination and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and unique salt formations.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these does not exist as a natural resource in the USA? 

    • A.

      Potash 

    • B.

      Molybdenum 

    • C.

      Uranium 

    • D.

      Rubber 

    Correct Answer
    D. Rubber 
    Explanation
    Rubber does not exist as a natural resource in the USA. While the USA is known for its abundant natural resources, such as potash, molybdenum, and uranium, rubber is not one of them. Rubber is primarily found in tropical regions, such as Southeast Asia and South America, where the rubber tree is native. The USA does not have a suitable climate for rubber tree cultivation, making rubber an imported resource rather than a natural one.

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  • 8. 

    How long is the American coastline? 

    • A.

      19,920 km 

    • B.

      23679 km

    • C.

      34,900 km 

    • D.

      12342km

    Correct Answer
    A. 19,920 km 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 19,920 km. This is the length of the American coastline.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these oceans is not on the border of the USA? 

    • A.

      Pacific Ocean 

    • B.

      Indian Ocean 

    • C.

      Artic Ocean 

    • D.

      Atlantic Ocean 

    Correct Answer
    B. Indian Ocean 
    Explanation
    The Indian Ocean is not on the border of the USA. The Pacific Ocean is on the western border, the Atlantic Ocean is on the eastern border, and the Arctic Ocean is on the northern border. However, the Indian Ocean is located on the opposite side of the world from the USA and is not adjacent to its borders. Therefore, it is the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these is not in the USA? 

    • A.

      Colombia Plateau 

    • B.

      Colorado Plateau 

    • C.

      Black Hills 

    • D.

      Jos Plateau 

    Correct Answer
    D. Jos Plateau 
    Explanation
    The Jos Plateau is not in the USA. It is actually located in Nigeria, specifically in the central part of the country. The plateau is known for its unique geography, with high elevations and rocky terrain. It is a popular tourist destination and is also rich in mineral resources such as tin and limestone.

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