# General Knowledge Question About America

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### In which city would a U.S. coin marked with a "D" have been minted?

• A.

Daly City

• B.

Durham

• C.

Dallas

• D.

Denver

D. Denver
Explanation
A U.S. coin marked with a "D" would have been minted in Denver. The U.S. Mint operates several minting facilities across the country, and each facility is identified by a different letter. The "D" mint mark specifically indicates that the coin was minted in Denver, Colorado.

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• 2.

### Which phrase appears on the back side of a quarter?

• A.

Twenty-Five Cents

• B.

In God We Trust

• C.

Quarter Dollar

• D.

Two Bits

C. Quarter Dollar
Explanation
The phrase "Quarter Dollar" appears on the back side of a quarter. This is because a quarter is worth 25 cents, which is equivalent to one-fourth of a dollar. Therefore, it is labeled as a "Quarter Dollar" to indicate its value.

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• 3.

### In which year was the first of the 50 state quarters minted?

• A.

2000

• B.

1989

• C.

1999

• D.

2004

C. 1999
Explanation
The first of the 50 state quarters was minted in 1999. This was part of a program launched by the United States Mint to honor each of the 50 states on a unique quarter design. The program ran from 1999 to 2008, with five new state designs released each year. Therefore, 1999 is the correct answer as it marks the beginning of the state quarter program.

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• 4.

### Which U.S. coin was the first to feature the face of a former President?

• A.

Jefferson Dime

• B.

Roosevelt Nickel

• C.

Washington Quarter

• D.

Lincoln Penny

D. Lincoln Penny
Explanation
The Lincoln Penny was the first U.S. coin to feature the face of a former President. This coin was introduced in 1909 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Prior to this, U.S. coins typically featured images of Lady Liberty or Native Americans. The Lincoln Penny is still in circulation today, making it one of the longest-running coin designs in U.S. history.

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• 5.

### Which coin was replaced in 1909 by the Lincoln penny?

• A.

Buffalo Penny

• B.

Eagle Penny

• C.

Sacagawea Penny

• D.

Explanation
The Indian Head Penny was replaced by the Lincoln penny in 1909. The Indian Head Penny was first minted in 1859 and featured a portrait of Lady Liberty wearing a Native American headdress. However, due to concerns about the design's artistic quality and the difficulty of minting, it was decided to replace it with the new Lincoln penny, which featured a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln penny has since become one of the most iconic and widely recognized coins in the United States.

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### Which coin was replaced in 1938 by the Jefferson nickel?

• A.

Buffalo Nickel

• B.

Wooden Nickel

• C.

• D.

Franklin Nickel

A. Buffalo Nickel
Explanation
The Buffalo Nickel was replaced by the Jefferson nickel in 1938. The Buffalo Nickel, also known as the Indian Head Nickel, was in circulation from 1913 to 1938. The Jefferson nickel was introduced to honor Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, and featured his portrait on the obverse side. The Buffalo Nickel was replaced due to concerns about the durability of the design and the need for a new design that would be easier to produce.

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• 7.

### Which building is featured on the back side of a U.S. nickel?

• A.

Monticello

• B.

Treasury

• C.

Pentagon

• D.

Capitol

A. Monticello
Explanation
Monticello is the correct answer because it is the building that is featured on the back side of a U.S. nickel. Monticello is the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, and is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The image of Monticello has been featured on the reverse side of the nickel since 1938, making it a recognizable symbol of American history and architecture.

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• 8.

### The back side of which coin features two branches and a lit torch?

• A.

Quarter

• B.

Dollar

• C.

Dime

• D.

Nickel

C. Dime
Explanation
The back side of a dime features two branches and a lit torch.

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• 9.

### What are the approximate dimensions of a U.S. one-dollar bill?

• A.

1 By 7 Inches

• B.

2 By 6 Inches

• C.

3 By 5 Inches

• D.

4 By 6 Inches

B. 2 By 6 Inches
Explanation
The approximate dimensions of a U.S. one-dollar bill are 2 by 6 inches.

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• 10.

### Which 1946 coin replaced the Liberty Head dime?

• A.

Nickle Dime

• B.

Roosevelt Dime

• C.

Buffalo Dime

• D.

Lincoln Dime

B. Roosevelt Dime
Explanation
The correct answer is Roosevelt Dime. The Roosevelt Dime was introduced in 1946 and replaced the previous design of the Liberty Head dime. The new design featured a portrait of President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the obverse and an olive branch, torch, and oak branch on the reverse. The Roosevelt Dime is still in circulation today, making it one of the longest-running coin designs in US history.

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• 11.

### What did Lizzy Borden name the house she bought and lived in after her trial?

• A.

Maplewood

• B.

Hatchet Hill

• C.

Maplecroft

• D.

Hill House

C. Maplecroft
Explanation
Lizzy Borden named the house she bought and lived in after her trial "Maplecroft".

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• 12.

### What was the original capital of Oklahoma?

• A.

Claremore

• B.

Guthrie

• C.

Bartlesville

• D.

Norman

B. Guthrie
Explanation
Guthrie was the original capital of Oklahoma. It was chosen as the capital when Oklahoma became a state in 1907. Guthrie served as the capital until 1910 when it was moved to Oklahoma City. Guthrie is known for its rich history and preserved Victorian architecture, reflecting its past as the state's capital.

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• 13.

### Geographically, the United States occupies less land than which country?

• A.

India

• B.

China

• C.

France

• D.

Russia

D. Russia
Explanation
Russia is the correct answer because it is the largest country in the world by land area. Therefore, it occupies more land than any other country, including the United States.

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• 14.

### What is the meaning behind the name of the state of Indiana?

• A.

Indian State

• B.

Western Frontier

• C.

Hoosierville

• D.

Land Of Indians

D. Land Of Indians
Explanation
The name "Indiana" means "Land of Indians." This name was chosen because the region was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes before European settlers arrived. The state of Indiana has a rich Native American history, and the name reflects the indigenous people who once lived there.

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### In which state would you find the geographic center of the North America?

• A.

North Dakota

• B.

South Dakota

• C.

California

• D.

Michigan

A. North Dakota
Explanation
North Dakota is the correct answer because it is located in the central region of North America. The geographic center of North America is near the town of Rugby, North Dakota. This point was determined by taking the average latitude and longitude of the continent. North Dakota's central location makes it the state in which the geographic center of North America can be found.

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