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The United States contains a distinct culture and population. Probably no other country has a broader range of racial, ethnic, and cultural types. Do you love your country? Are you proud to be an American? If yes, then take this quiz to find out how much you know about the United States.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many states are in the US?

    • A.

      51

    • B.

      24

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      13

    • E.

      49

    Correct Answer
    C. 50
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 50 because there are 50 states in the United States. Each state has its own government and is represented in the federal government. The 50 states are spread across the country and each has its own unique characteristics and culture.

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  • 2. 

    What is the largest city in the US?

    • A.

      Los Angeles, CA

    • B.

      Chicago, IL

    • C.

      Philadelphia, PA

    • D.

      New York City, NY

    • E.

      Houston, TX

    Correct Answer
    D. New York City, NY
    Explanation
    New York City, NY is the correct answer because it is the most populous city in the United States, with a population of over 8 million people. It is also one of the most iconic and well-known cities globally, known for its cultural diversity, economic power, and landmarks such as Times Square and the Statue of Liberty.

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  • 3. 

    When did the US become a country?

    • A.

      November 16, 2000

    • B.

      July 4, 1778

    • C.

      July 3, 1792

    • D.

      July 4, 1776

    • E.

      January 1, 1500

    Correct Answer
    D. July 4, 1776
    Explanation
    On July 4, 1776, the United States became a country. This date is significant because it marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress, declaring independence from Great Britain. This event led to the formation of the United States of America as a sovereign nation.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the FIRST US president?

    • A.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      Barack Obama

    • D.

      John Adams

    • E.

      Rosa Parks

    Correct Answer
    B. George Washington
    Explanation
    George Washington was the first US president because he served as the President of the United States from 1789 to 1797. He was unanimously elected by the Electoral College and played a crucial role in establishing the presidency and shaping the country's early government. Washington's leadership during the American Revolutionary War and his commitment to the principles of democracy made him a highly respected figure, earning him the title of the first president of the United States.

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  • 5. 

    What is the most populated state in the US?

    • A.

      Texas

    • B.

      California

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Florida

    • E.

      Vermont

    Correct Answer
    B. California
    Explanation
    California is the most populated state in the US because it has the highest population compared to the other options listed. It is home to major cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, which attract a large number of residents. Additionally, California's diverse economy and favorable climate make it an attractive destination for people from all over the world, contributing to its high population.

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  • 6. 

    What country borders NORTH of the US?

    • A.

      Greenland

    • B.

      Mexico

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Canada

    • E.

      Brazil

    Correct Answer
    D. Canada
    Explanation
    Canada is the correct answer because it is the country that borders the northern part of the United States. The US and Canada share the longest international border in the world, stretching over 5,500 miles. This border runs from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, separating the two countries. Therefore, Canada is the country that is located north of the US.

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  • 7. 

    What is the American National Anthem called?

    • A.

      Oh, Say Can You See

    • B.

      United States National Anthem

    • C.

      The Star-Spangled Banner

    • D.

      The Land Of The Free

    • E.

      The Home Of The Brave

    Correct Answer
    C. The Star-Spangled Banner
    Explanation
    The American National Anthem is called "The Star-Spangled Banner." This title refers to the flag of the United States, which is often referred to as the "Star-Spangled Banner" due to the stars and stripes design. The song was written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812 and has been the official national anthem of the United States since 1931.

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  • 8. 

    What is the least populated US state?

    • A.

      Hawaii

    • B.

      New Hampshire

    • C.

      Alaska

    • D.

      Vermont

    • E.

      Wyoming

    Correct Answer
    E. Wyoming
    Explanation
    Wyoming is the least populated US state because it has the smallest population compared to the other options listed. It is known for its vast landscapes and low population density, with only around 580,000 residents. Hawaii, New Hampshire, Alaska, and Vermont have larger populations than Wyoming, making it the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    What day was the terrorist attack where the Twin Towers were struck by two planes?

    • A.

      9/11/98

    • B.

      9/11/00

    • C.

      9/11/99

    • D.

      9/11/02

    • E.

      9/11/01

    Correct Answer
    E. 9/11/01
    Explanation
    On September 11, 2001, the terrorist attack occurred where the Twin Towers were struck by two planes. This date is commonly referred to as "9/11" and is a significant event in history. The attack resulted in the collapse of the Twin Towers and caused immense loss of life and destruction.

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  • 10. 

    Who won the 2016 presidential election?

    • A.

      Hillary Clinton

    • B.

      Evan McMullin

    • C.

      Bernie Sanders

    • D.

      Gary Johnson

    • E.

      Donald Trump

    Correct Answer
    E. Donald Trump
    Explanation
    Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election.

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  • 11. 

    What ocean borders the EAST of the US?

    • A.

      Arctic

    • B.

      Pacific

    • C.

      Indian

    • D.

      Atlantic

    • E.

      Southern

    Correct Answer
    D. Atlantic
    Explanation
    The Atlantic Ocean borders the east of the US. The US is located on the eastern coast of North America, and the Atlantic Ocean lies to the east of this continent. The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest ocean in the world and is known for its strong currents, diverse marine life, and its importance for trade and transportation. The Atlantic Ocean is also significant for the US as it has played a crucial role in the country's history, exploration, and economic development.

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