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How much do you know about America? Would you like to learn more about this glorious country? The United States of America is a country chiefly located in North America. It comprises 50 states, a federal district, five major governing territories, and over 300 Indian reservations. It is the world’s third or fourth biggest country by total area. If you need to practice with this quiz, set your knowledge free and see what you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the capital of the United States of America?

    • A.

      Sacramento

    • B.

      New York City

    • C.

      Philadelphia

    • D.

      Washington D.C.

    Correct Answer
    D. Washington D.C.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Washington D.C. because it is the capital of the United States of America. This city is home to many important government buildings and institutions, including the White House and the Capitol.

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  • 2. 

    Who created the first US flag?

    • A.

      Betsy Ross

    • B.

      Martha Washington

    • C.

      Harriet Tubman

    • D.

      Ben Franklin

    Correct Answer
    A. Betsy Ross
    Explanation
    Betsy Ross is credited with creating the first US flag. She was a skilled seamstress and is believed to have sewn the first American flag in 1776, based on a design provided by George Washington. Betsy Ross's contribution to the creation of the flag has become a significant part of American history and her name is often associated with the design and creation of the first US flag.

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  • 3. 

    When someone is called a Benedict Arnold, what are they being labeled as?

    Correct Answer
    A traitor
    traitor
    Explanation
    The term "Benedict Arnold" is used to label someone as a traitor. Benedict Arnold was a general during the American Revolutionary War who switched sides and joined the British army, betraying the American cause. Therefore, when someone is called a Benedict Arnold, they are being accused of betraying their own side or country, making them a traitor.

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  • 4. 

    The 50th state is____

    • A.

      Washington D.C.

    • B.

      Hawaii

    • C.

      Alaska

    • D.

      California

    • E.

      New Hampshire

    • F.

      Alabama

    Correct Answer
    B. Hawaii
    Explanation
    Hawaii is the correct answer because it became the 50th state of the United States on August 21, 1959. Washington D.C. is not a state, but a federal district. Alaska became the 49th state in 1959, California became a state in 1850, New Hampshire became a state in 1788, and Alabama became a state in 1819.

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  • 5. 

    What is the acronym associated with the president?

    • A.

      OP

    • B.

      BOSSMAN

    • C.

      POTUS

    • D.

      PRES

    • E.

      EAGLEONE

    Correct Answer
    C. POTUS
    Explanation
    POTUS is the acronym associated with the president. It stands for "President of the United States". This acronym is commonly used in political discussions and media to refer to the highest office in the United States.

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  • 6. 

    The USA was founded in what year?

    Correct Answer
    1776
    Explanation
    The USA was founded in 1776. This is the year when the Declaration of Independence was signed, marking the separation of the American colonies from British rule and the establishment of the United States as an independent nation. The signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, is widely regarded as the birth of the United States of America.

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  • 7. 

    Which Founding Father DID NOT become President?

    • A.

      George Washington

    • B.

      John Adams

    • C.

      James Madison

    • D.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • E.

      Benjamin Franklin

    Correct Answer
    E. Benjamin Franklin
    Explanation
    Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, but he did not become President. Although he played a significant role in the formation of the country, serving as a diplomat and statesman, Franklin did not hold the highest office in the nation. George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson, on the other hand, all became Presidents of the United States.

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  • 8. 

    Washington D.C. is a state.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Washington D.C. is not a state, but rather a federal district. It is the capital of the United States and is located on the east coast. Although it has its own local government, it is not considered a state and does not have the same rights and representation as a state in the U.S. Congress.

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  • 9. 

    Who wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner"?

    • A.

      Francis Scott Key

    • B.

      Martha Washington

    • C.

      Herbert Hoover

    • D.

      Benedict Arnold

    • E.

      Paul Revere

    Correct Answer
    A. Francis Scott Key
    Explanation
    Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner." This national anthem of the United States was written by Key during the War of 1812. The song is inspired by the American flag and the resilience of the American people during the British attack on Fort McHenry in Baltimore. It has since become an iconic symbol of American patriotism and is performed at various national events and sports games.

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  • 10. 

    A "hoagie" is a type of___

    Correct Answer
    sandwich
    Explanation
    A "hoagie" is a type of sandwich.

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  • 11. 

    When you hear the request "Give me your John Hancock" it means____

    • A.

      "Sign this please"

    • B.

      They are asking for your consent/approval

    • C.

      They want your wallet

    • D.

      The want to see your drivers license

    Correct Answer
    A. "Sign this please"
    Explanation
    The phrase "Give me your John Hancock" is a colloquial way of asking someone to sign a document. The term "John Hancock" is often used as a synonym for a signature, derived from the bold and prominent signature of John Hancock on the United States Declaration of Independence. Therefore, when someone says "Give me your John Hancock," they are requesting the person to sign a document or give their approval.

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  • 12. 

    Wyoming is known for its black sand beaches.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 13. 

    The animal that appears on the Californian flag is the_______

    • A.

      Californian Golden Fox

    • B.

      Bald Eagle

    • C.

      Coyote

    • D.

      Bear

    Correct Answer
    D. Bear
    Explanation
    The animal that appears on the Californian flag is the bear. The bear is a symbol of strength and resilience, which represents the state's natural beauty and wilderness. The California grizzly bear, specifically, was chosen to be on the flag as it was once a prominent species in the state. However, the grizzly bear is now extinct in California, but it continues to be a powerful symbol of the state's history and identity.

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  • 14. 

    The Louisiana Purchase was sold to the United States by______

    Correct Answer
    France
    Explanation
    The correct answer is France because the Louisiana Purchase refers to the acquisition of a vast territory in North America by the United States from France in 1803. This purchase doubled the size of the United States and was made under the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. France, under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte, sold the territory to the United States in order to fund their military campaigns in Europe and to prevent it from falling into the hands of their rival, Great Britain.

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