A General Quiz On Everything About The USA

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Hey, U. S. Citizens! How much do you know of your own country? It's time to test your knowledge with this general quiz on everything about the USA. Do you think you're a patriot? Test the strength of your wits! Take this USA Quiz and prove to yourself how good you really are! Will you be able to pass this test? Let us see how well you can do. Wishing you luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The USA is a federal union of _____ independent states.

    • A.

      40

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      60

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    B. 50
    Explanation
    The USA is a federal union of 50 independent states. This is because the United States is made up of 50 individual states, each with its own government and laws. These states have a certain degree of autonomy and are able to govern themselves to a certain extent, while also being part of a larger federal government that oversees national issues.

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  • 2. 

     The most recent state to join the union was _________?

    • A.

      Hawaii

    • B.

      Alaska

    • C.

      Puerto Rico

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    A. Hawaii
    Explanation
    Hawaii is the correct answer because it is the most recent state to join the union. Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States on August 21, 1959. Prior to that, Alaska was the most recent state to join the union, becoming the 49th state on January 3, 1959. Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, not a state, and Canada is not a state nor a territory of the United States.

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  • 3. 

     In the USA the laws are ________.

    • A.

      The same in all states

    • B.

      Different in every state

    • C.

      Different in richer states

    • D.

      Different for different races

    Correct Answer
    B. Different in every state
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "different in every state". This means that each state in the USA has its own set of laws that may vary from one another. This is because the United States operates under a federal system where power is divided between the federal government and individual state governments, allowing each state to have its own laws and regulations.

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  • 4. 

    Majority of the population of the mainland USA lives ________.  

    • A.

      On the east coast

    • B.

      On the west coast

    • C.

      In the centre

    • D.

      On the east and west coasts

    Correct Answer
    D. On the east and west coasts
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on the east and west coasts." This is because the majority of the population in the mainland USA is concentrated along the eastern and western coastlines. These areas have large cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, which attract a significant number of residents. The central region of the country, known as the Midwest, has a lower population density compared to the coastal areas.

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  • 5. 

    ________ was the first President of the USA.

    • A.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      John Kennedy

    • D.

      Walt Disney

    Correct Answer
    B. George Washington
    Explanation
    George Washington was the first President of the USA. He served as the President from 1789 to 1797 and played a crucial role in the formation of the United States. He led the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and later presided over the Constitutional Convention. Washington's leadership and commitment to the ideals of democracy made him a respected figure among the American people, earning him the honor of being the first President of the United States.

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  • 6. 

    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in __________.

    • A.

      New York, New York

    • B.

      Washington DC

    • C.

      Los Angeles, California

    • D.

      Dallas, Texas

    Correct Answer
    D. Dallas, Texas
    Explanation
    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This event occurred on November 22, 1963, when Kennedy was riding in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza. He was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald from the Texas School Book Depository building. The assassination of President Kennedy shocked the nation and had a significant impact on American history.

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  • 7. 

    The President of the USA lives on ________.

    • A.

      White House Road

    • B.

      Pennsylvania Avenue

    • C.

      Texas Street

    • D.

      Washington Square

    Correct Answer
    B. Pennsylvania Avenue
    Explanation
    The President of the USA lives in Pennsylvania Avenue. This is the correct answer because Pennsylvania Avenue is the location of the White House, which serves as the official residence and workplace of the President. It is a well-known address and symbol of the presidency, making it the most appropriate option among the given choices.

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  • 8. 

    The longest river in the USA is the ___________.

    • A.

      Missouri

    • B.

      Mississippi

    • C.

      Rio Grande

    • D.

      Yukon

    Correct Answer
    A. Missouri
    Explanation
    The longest river in the United States is the Missouri River. It is approximately 2,341 miles (3,767 kilometers) long. While the Missouri River holds this distinction within the United States, it is important to note that the Mississippi River, at about 2,320 miles (3,734 kilometers) long, is often considered the longest river system in North America when combined with the Missouri River.

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  • 9. 

    You can visit Monument Valley in ____________.

    • A.

      Alabama

    • B.

      Texas

    • C.

      Arizona

    • D.

      Oklahoma

    Correct Answer
    C. Arizona
    Explanation
    Monument Valley is a famous tourist destination known for its stunning red sandstone formations and iconic buttes. It is located on the Arizona-Utah border, specifically within the Navajo Nation Reservation. The unique landscape of Monument Valley has been featured in numerous movies, TV shows, and commercials, making it a popular spot for visitors from all over the world.

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  • 10. 

    The highest mountain is the _______________.

    • A.

      Mount Foraker

    • B.

      Blanca Peak

    • C.

      Mount Whitney

    • D.

      Denali

    Correct Answer
    D. Denali
    Explanation
    Denali, known as Mount McKinley till 2015, is the correct answer because it is the highest mountain in North America. Located in Alaska, it reaches a height of 20,310 feet (6,190 meters) above sea level. 

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  • 11. 

    ____________ was US President from 1977 to 1981.

    • A.

      Ronald Reagan

    • B.

      Richard Nixon

    • C.

      Jimmy Carter

    • D.

      Gerald Ford

    Correct Answer
    C. Jimmy Carter
    Explanation
    Jimmy Carter was the US President from 1977 to 1981. He served as the 39th President of the United States. Carter's presidency was marked by significant events such as the Camp David Accords, the Iran hostage crisis, and the energy crisis. He focused on promoting human rights and pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts. Carter's presidency is also known for his emphasis on energy conservation and environmental protection.

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  • 12. 

    The Everglades are in _______________.

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      California

    • C.

      Alabama

    • D.

      Georgia

    Correct Answer
    A. Florida
    Explanation
    The Everglades are located in Florida.

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  • 13. 

    The biggest state is ____________.

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      Texas

    • C.

      Arizona

    • D.

      Alaska

    Correct Answer
    D. Alaska
    Explanation
    Alaska is the correct answer because it is the largest state in terms of land area. It spans over 665,000 square miles, making it significantly larger than the other options listed. California, Texas, and Arizona are all large states as well, but they are smaller than Alaska.

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  • 14. 

    The three biggest cities are ______________.

    • A.

      New York, Los Angeles and Houston

    • B.

      New York, Los Angeles and Chicago

    • C.

      New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia

    • D.

      New York, Chicago and Philadelphia

    Correct Answer
    B. New York, Los Angeles and Chicago
    Explanation
    The correct answer is New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. These three cities are widely recognized as the largest cities in the United States based on population. New York City is the most populous city in the country, followed by Los Angeles and Chicago. These cities are known for their economic significance, cultural diversity, and global influence.

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  • 15. 

    Manhattan was bought from Indians by ____________.

    • A.

      Netherlands

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Britain

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    A. Netherlands
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Netherlands. The explanation for this is that Manhattan was originally inhabited by Native American tribes. In 1626, the Dutch West India Company purchased the island of Manhattan from the Native Americans in exchange for goods and payments. The Dutch established a settlement called New Amsterdam on the island, which eventually became the city of New York. Therefore, the Netherlands is the correct answer as they were the ones who bought Manhattan from the Indians.

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  • 16. 

    The Mt. Rushmore Monument is in _____________.

    • A.

      South Dakota

    • B.

      Iowa

    • C.

      Nevada

    • D.

      Wyoming

    Correct Answer
    A. South Dakota
    Explanation
    The Mt. Rushmore Monument is located in South Dakota. This famous monument features the faces of four U.S. presidents carved into the side of a mountain. It is a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of American history and democracy.

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