How Much Do You Know About Washington State Regions?

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Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It's the 18th largest state and the 13th most populous state, with more than 7.4 million people. This quiz has been made to test your general knowledge about the state of Washington, including regions, history, and cities. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What year did Washington become a state?

    • A.

      1923

    • B.

      1776

    • C.

      1889

    • D.

      1782

    • E.

      1876

    Correct Answer
    C. 1889
    Explanation
    Washington became a state in 1889. This is the correct answer because it is the only option that matches the historical record. Washington was admitted as the 42nd state of the United States on November 11, 1889. The other options, 1923, 1776, 1782, and 1876, are all incorrect as they do not align with the actual year of Washington's statehood.

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  • 2. 

    What is the capital of Washington State?

    • A.

      Tacoma

    • B.

      Seattle

    • C.

      Spokane

    • D.

      Olympia

    • E.

      Vancouver

    Correct Answer
    D. Olympia
    Explanation
    Olympia is the correct answer because it is the capital of Washington State.

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  • 3. 

    The name of the mountain range that separates eastern Washington from Western Washington is...

    • A.

      The Willapa Range

    • B.

      The Rocky Mountains

    • C.

      Sierra Nevada Range

    • D.

      Cascade Mountains

    • E.

      Olympic Range

    Correct Answer
    D. Cascade Mountains
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cascade Mountains. The Cascade Mountains separate eastern Washington from Western Washington. This mountain range runs from northern California through Oregon and Washington, and is known for its volcanic peaks and beautiful scenery. The Cascade Mountains are a prominent geographical feature in the region and have a significant impact on the climate and landscape of both eastern and Western Washington.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these rivers is NOT located in Washington State?

    • A.

      Columbia River

    • B.

      Okanogan River

    • C.

      Snake River

    • D.

      Duwamish River

    • E.

      St. Lawrence River

    Correct Answer
    E. St. Lawrence River
    Explanation
    The St. Lawrence River is not located in Washington State. It is actually located in eastern North America, serving as the primary drainage system for the Great Lakes. It forms part of the border between the United States and Canada, flowing northeastward from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean. Therefore, it is not found in Washington State.

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  • 5. 

    The five highest peaks of the Cascade Range are all...(check all right answers)

    • A.

      Lower than 9,000 feet high

    • B.

      Volcanic

    • C.

      Glacial

    • D.

      National Parks

    • E.

      Higher than the surrounding peaks

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Volcanic
    C. Glacial
    E. Higher than the surrounding peaks
    Explanation
    The five highest peaks of the Cascade Range are volcanic because they are formed by volcanic activity. They are also glacial because they have glaciers on their slopes. Additionally, they are higher than the surrounding peaks because they are the highest points in the range.

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  • 6. 

    The Scablands of Eastern Washington are the result of...

    • A.

      A massive Ice-Age Flood

    • B.

      Meteorite showers

    • C.

      Heavy rain and freezing weather

    • D.

      Prehistoric man

    • E.

      Animal activity

    Correct Answer
    A. A massive Ice-Age Flood
    Explanation
    The Scablands of Eastern Washington are believed to have been formed by a massive Ice-Age Flood. This flood occurred thousands of years ago when a large glacial lake in Montana, known as Glacial Lake Missoula, broke through an ice dam and unleashed a catastrophic flood. The rushing water carved out deep channels, created massive erosion, and deposited huge amounts of sediment, resulting in the unique landscape of the Scablands. This theory is supported by geological evidence such as the presence of large ripple marks, giant current ripples, and large boulders that were transported by the floodwaters.

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  • 7. 

    The first Europeans visited the region of Washington State...

    • A.

      In search of furs

    • B.

      To look for the Northwest Passage

    • C.

      On foot

    • D.

      To visit relatives

    • E.

      To explore new territory

    Correct Answer
    E. To explore new territory
    Explanation
    The first Europeans visited the region of Washington State to explore new territory. This suggests that they were motivated by a desire to discover and claim new lands, possibly for colonization or economic purposes. It implies that they were not specifically searching for furs, looking for the Northwest Passage, visiting relatives, or traveling on foot, but rather had a broader goal of expanding their knowledge and influence in the region.

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  • 8. 

    The state flag of Washington is mostly...

    • A.

      Yellow

    • B.

      Flown at night

    • C.

      Green

    • D.

      Blue

    • E.

      A picture of George Washington

    Correct Answer
    C. Green
    Explanation
    The correct answer is green because the state flag of Washington is predominantly green in color. The flag features a dark green background with the state seal in the center. The seal consists of a portrait of George Washington, the first president of the United States, surrounded by a ring of 42 stars representing the 42nd state of Washington. The green color represents the state's lush forests and natural beauty.

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  • 9. 

    Washington is bordered by what state on the east?

    • A.

      Minnesota

    • B.

      Idaho

    • C.

      Montana

    • D.

      Florida

    Correct Answer
    B. Idaho
    Explanation
    Washington is bordered by Idaho on the east. This is because Idaho is located directly east of Washington, sharing a border with it. The other options (Minnesota, Montana, and Florida) are not correct because they are not located on the eastern border of Washington.

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  • 10. 

    What is the official state muffin of Washington?

    • A.

      Corn Muffin

    • B.

      Apple/Blueberry Muffin

    • C.

      Blueberry Muffin

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Blueberry Muffin
    Explanation
    The official state muffin of Washington is the Blueberry Muffin. This means that the state of Washington has officially recognized the blueberry muffin as a symbol of their state.

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