What Do You Know About American States?

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What Do You Know About American States? - Quiz

Well, a whole lot of them; a lot of States exist in the United States of America. This short quiz will test your knowledge of American states.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The United States of America has how many states? 

    • A.

      53

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      51

    • D.

      52

    Correct Answer
    B. 50
    Explanation
    The United States of America has 50 states. This is a well-known fact and is widely taught in schools and mentioned in various official documents. The country started with 13 states and gradually expanded through the addition of new territories. The 50 states are spread across the North American continent and include Alaska and Hawaii as the two most recent additions.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these states has the largest population? 

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      Texas

    • C.

      Florida

    • D.

      Washington

    Correct Answer
    A. California
    Explanation
    California has the largest population among the given states. It is known for its high population density and is the most populous state in the United States. California's large population can be attributed to various factors such as its favorable climate, economic opportunities, and diverse cultural attractions. Additionally, California is home to major cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, which contribute significantly to its population.

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  • 3. 

    When did Hawaii receive statehood? 

    • A.

      1958

    • B.

      1959

    • C.

      1960

    • D.

      1961

    Correct Answer
    B. 1959
    Explanation
    Hawaii received statehood in 1959. This is the correct answer because in that year, Hawaii officially became the 50th state of the United States. The United States Congress passed the Hawaii Admission Act in 1959, which was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. This act granted statehood to Hawaii and allowed it to join the Union as a full-fledged state. Therefore, 1959 is the correct year when Hawaii received statehood.

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  • 4. 

    Which state has the nickname "Spud State"?

    • A.

      Idaho

    • B.

      Georgia

    • C.

      Hawaii

    • D.

      Arizona

    Correct Answer
    A. Idaho
    Explanation
    Idaho is known as the "Spud State" because it is the largest producer of potatoes in the United States. The state has ideal conditions for potato cultivation, including rich volcanic soil, cool climate, and abundant water supply. Idaho's potato industry is a significant contributor to the state's economy, and the nickname "Spud State" reflects its importance in potato production.

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  • 5. 

    Alabama is ranked the ______ largest state in the United States.

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      13

    Correct Answer
    D. 13
    Explanation
    Alabama is ranked the 13th largest state in the United States because there are 12 states that are larger in terms of land area. This ranking is based on the total land area of each state, with larger states like Alaska and Texas being ranked higher.

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  • 6. 

    The Constitution of Alabama contains....

    • A.

      310,286 words

    • B.

      320,296 words

    • C.

      310,196 words

    • D.

      310,296 words

    Correct Answer
    D. 310,296 words
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 310,296 words. This means that the Constitution of Alabama is comprised of 310,296 words.

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  • 7. 

    In practice, each state has adopted how many branch systems of government?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    In practice, each state has adopted three branch systems of government. This is based on the principle of separation of powers, where the government is divided into three branches - the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Each branch has its own distinct powers and responsibilities to ensure a system of checks and balances, preventing any one branch from becoming too powerful. This system allows for a more democratic and accountable government.

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  • 8. 

    The legislatures of 49 of the 50 states are made up of how many chambers? 

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    The legislatures of 49 out of 50 states are made up of two chambers. This is known as a bicameral system, where there is an upper chamber (such as the Senate) and a lower chamber (such as the House of Representatives). This system allows for a separation of powers and provides checks and balances within the legislative process. Only Nebraska has a unicameral system, meaning they have only one chamber in their legislature.

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  • 9. 

    The borders of how many original states were largely determined by colonial charters? 

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      13

    Correct Answer
    D. 13
    Explanation
    The original 13 states of the United States were largely determined by colonial charters. These charters were legal documents granted by the British Crown to establish colonies in North America. The charters defined the borders and territories of each colony, which eventually became the basis for the formation of the 13 original states. Therefore, the correct answer is 13.

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  • 10. 

    How many governors have line-item veto power?

    • A.

      40

    • B.

      43

    • C.

      45

    • D.

      48

    Correct Answer
    D. 48
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 48 because the line-item veto power allows a governor to veto specific provisions of a bill without vetoing the entire bill. As of 2021, 48 out of the 50 states in the United States grant their governors this power.

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