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United States Trivia: Geography

How much do you know about United States geography?
  • Sources: CIA World Factbook & Wikipedia.org
  • Quiz by LtHurwitz - Jul 30, 2014
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The northernmost state in the continental US is _________.
Buffalo, NY, and Toledo, OH, are both located on the coast of which lake?
At 86 meters below sea level, the lowest point in the United States is in _____ ______.
In 1803, the US bought approximately 529,920,000 acres of North America from France. This transaction is known as the ________ ________.
How many current US states include land from this transaction?
Which US state is bordered by Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida?
In the region's native Koyukon Athabaskan language, Alaska's Mount McKinley is called ______.
The tallest mountain in the world, which resides in the United States, is named _____ ___.
Cahokia was an ancient city built by the native Mississippian culture. The remains of Cahokia can be found in which US state?
The longest river in North America is the ________ River.
In which year was the US National Park Service established?
During the Revolutionary War, the majority of the Battle of Bunker Hill actually took place on _______ Hill.
In which year did the most powerful recorded earthquake in US history, at a magnitude of 9.2, hit Alaska?
Located on the Delmarva Peninsula, which state is the second smallest in land area?
Until 2010, which US mountain held the record for the strongest wind gust ever recorded on the Earth's surface?
Which US state contains the Carlsbad Caverns, Petroglyph National Monument, and White Sands National Monument?
California's San Andreas Fault is the boundary between the tectonic plates known as the Pacific Plate and the _____ ________ Plate.
Which Colorado mountain was originally called "El Capitán" by Spanish explorers?
The Moon contains an astronaut-named mountain range with the same name as a mountain range that runs through North Carolina and Tennessee. These are the _____ Mountains.
The Oregon Trail is a 19th-century wagon route that runs through Missouri, Kansas, ________, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon.
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Several correct answers don't work.
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Jul 1, 2014
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Which ones?
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Jul 1, 2014
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its the mississipi river?! omg haha and 15 doesnt work, started typing in numbers went up to 25 and skipped it
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Jul 1, 2014
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No, the longest river in North America is the Missouri River, not the Mississippi. And which question isn't working? Is it the one about the number of states in the Louisiana Purchase? I just tried it, and it worked.
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Jul 1, 2014
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the tallest mountain in the world?!?!?!?! in the united states!?!!?!?! MT EVEREST IS IN NEPAL...........................
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Oct 17, 2014
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Mt Everest is the world's highest mountain, but it's not the world's tallest: http://geology.com/records/highest-mountain-in-the-world.shtml.
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Oct 18, 2014
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tallest and highest is the same thing!
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Jan 13, 2016
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no it isn't Mauna Kea starts waaaaaaay below sea level, while everest starts around sea level. Therefore, Everest reaches the highest point above sea level. If Mauna Kea was put at sea level, it would be taller than Everest
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Mar 20, 2016
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The Mississippi River is the longest in North America. The tallest mountain in the world is Mt. Everest. Get your facts right before starting a quiz.
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Dec 1, 2014
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I do have my facts straight. The longest river in North America is the Missouri: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River. The mountain with the highest elevation is Mt. Everest, but that's not the same as being the tallest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest_mountains (4th paragraph under "Considerations").
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Apr 24, 2015
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Jetpunk is supposed to be smart and all these people are arguing obvious answers... :|
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Feb 7, 2016
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true
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Nov 8, 2016
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The tallest mountain in the world, which resides in the United States, is named _____ ___. Mauna Kea what!??!
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Mar 24, 2015
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The mountain with the highest elevation is Mt. Everest, but that's not the same as being the tallest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest_mountains (4th paragraph under "Considerations").
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Apr 24, 2015
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The Mississippi River is the longest
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Jun 21, 2015
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100% with 20 seconds left as I finally figured it was Missouri NOT Mississippi. for all you naysayers the quiz author is correct on both the river length and the tallest mountain, the key is Mauna Kea has over half of its height underwater. nice quiz!
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Jul 18, 2015
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Thanks, Wardo!
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Aug 10, 2015
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The most northerly continental US state is Alaska. By a long, long way.
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Dec 17, 2015
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Yes, it's on the continent. The "lower 48" are normally considered the "continental United States". If the quizmaster hadn't put that word, then of course, everyone would have gotten Alaska. Okay? Nice quiz LtHurwitz, actually had to think. Good going.
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Jan 6, 2016
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The point is that it is ambiguous terminology and if taken literally is outright incorrect. Would be better to use the far less ambiguous - and literally correct - terminology of contiguous
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Feb 19, 2016
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Maine is the northern most state in continental u.s.
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May 6, 2016
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Yeah, Minnesota isn't the most northern continental U.S stat, even with Minnesota's part of the state that only borders Canada and not it's own state. Maine should be the correct answer.
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Jan 7, 2017
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several answers don't work. Missouri, Denali, Delaware, Alabama...not so sure about Mauna Kea being correct either.
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Jun 18, 2016
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Also Nebraska and New Mexico. Something wrong with the underlying tables here.
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Jul 27, 2016
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The Continental U.S is all the 48 contiguous states and Alaska. The Answer for the first one was Minnesota so you should change the question from Continental to Contiguous.
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Jun 27, 2016
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Isn't Maine farther north than Minnesota?
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Jun 30, 2016
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The Missouri River and Mauna Kea are correct, as well as Minnesota being further north than Maine. Good quiz, LtHurwitz.
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Dec 1, 2016
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Great Smoky Mountains NOT Smoky Mountains
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Dec 26, 2016
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"Continental" by definition includes Alaska.....I think you meant "contiguous"....................but everyone else hush up.....minnesota is indeed further north than maine......the Missouri is in fact longer that the Mississippi......and Mauna Kea is in fact the tallest mountain on earth, with most of it below sea level......
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Feb 21, 2017
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