Do You Know About Washington?

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Do You Know About Washington? - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which ocean borders Washington state?

    • A.

      Pacific

    • B.

      Atlantic

    • C.

      Indian

    • D.

      Amazon

    Correct Answer
    A. Pacific
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pacific because Washington state is located on the west coast of the United States, and the Pacific Ocean is the body of water that borders the western coast of the country.

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  • 2. 

    Who is the state of Washington named for?

    • A.

      Booker T. Washington

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      George Washington Carver

    • D.

      Martha Washington

    Correct Answer
    B. George Washington
    Explanation
    The state of Washington is named after George Washington, the first President of the United States. He played a crucial role in the American Revolutionary War and was highly regarded for his leadership and contributions to the formation of the United States. The state was named in his honor as a tribute to his significant impact on the country's history and founding.

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  • 3. 

    What fruit has Washington produced more of than any other U.S. state?

    • A.

      Peaches

    • B.

      Apples

    • C.

      Tomatoes

    • D.

      Potatoes

    Correct Answer
    B. Apples
    Explanation
    Washington state has produced more apples than any other U.S. state. This is because Washington has a climate and soil conditions that are ideal for apple cultivation. The state's cool temperatures, abundant rainfall, and volcanic soil create the perfect environment for apple trees to thrive. Additionally, Washington has a long history of apple farming and has invested heavily in research and development to improve apple varieties and production techniques. As a result, Washington has become the leading apple producer in the United States, with a wide variety of apple types grown and exported worldwide.

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  • 4. 

    What are Washington state natives called?

    • A.

      Washers

    • B.

      Washingtons

    • C.

      Washingtonians

    • D.

      Toners

    Correct Answer
    C. Washingtonians
    Explanation
    Washington state natives are called Washingtonians. This term refers to individuals who are from or reside in the state of Washington. It is a common demonym used to identify the people of Washington state.

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  • 5. 

    Which Washington state volcano erupted in 1980?

    • A.

      Mount Rushmore

    • B.

      Mount St. Helens

    • C.

      Mount Hood

    • D.

      Mount Everest

    Correct Answer
    B. Mount St. Helens
    Explanation
    Mount St. Helens is the correct answer because it is a volcano located in Washington state that erupted in 1980. This eruption was one of the most significant volcanic events in the history of the United States, resulting in the loss of several lives and causing widespread destruction to the surrounding area. The eruption of Mount St. Helens also led to significant changes in the landscape and had a lasting impact on the ecosystem of the region.

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  • 6. 

    Washington Territory was formed from part of which other state's territory?

    • A.

      Oregon

    • B.

      California

    • C.

      Idaho

    • D.

      North Dakota

    Correct Answer
    A. Oregon
    Explanation
    Washington Territory was formed from part of Oregon's territory. This occurred in 1853 when the Washington Territory was established by the U.S. Congress. The territory was created by carving out a portion of the existing Oregon Territory, which at the time encompassed a vast area of the Pacific Northwest. The decision to create a separate Washington Territory was driven by the need for better governance and administration in the rapidly growing region.

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  • 7. 

    Which game was invented in Washington?

    • A.

      Chess

    • B.

      Pictionary

    • C.

      Mah-Jong

    • D.

      Pinball

    Correct Answer
    B. Pictionary
    Explanation
    Pictionary was invented in Washington.

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  • 8. 

    What are the state bird and state tree of Washington?

    • A.

      Mountain Bluebird And Western White Pine

    • B.

      Eastern Brown Pelican And Bald Cypress

    • C.

      Willow Goldfinch And Western Hemlock

    • D.

      Cardinal And Buckeye

    Correct Answer
    C. Willow Goldfinch And Western Hemlock
    Explanation
    The state bird and state tree of Washington are the Willow Goldfinch and Western Hemlock, respectively.

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  • 9. 

    When did Washington achieve statehood in the USA?

    • A.

      November 11, 1889

    • B.

      March 4, 1791

    • C.

      November 2,1889

    • D.

      June 1, 1792

    Correct Answer
    A. November 11, 1889
    Explanation
    Washington achieved statehood in the USA on November 11, 1889.

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  • 10. 

    Before Washington became a state, what was the territory called?

    • A.

      Dakota

    • B.

      Columbia

    • C.

      Louisiana

    • D.

      Florida

    Correct Answer
    B. Columbia
    Explanation
    Before Washington became a state, the territory was called Columbia. This is because the region was originally named the Columbia District by the Hudson's Bay Company, after the Columbia River that flows through the area. The name Columbia was also used to refer to the entire Pacific Northwest region, including parts of present-day Oregon and Idaho. Eventually, the territory became the Washington Territory and later achieved statehood as Washington.

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