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History of Florida

Try to answer these questions about the history of the state of Florida.
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What theme park was built near Orlando in 1971?
Disney World
What beverage was invented to help the Florida Gators football team in 1965?
Gatorade
What national park was established in 1934?
Everglades
What part of a ballot can be "fat", "pregnant", or "hanging" - as was
famously demonstrated in 2000?
Chad
What group of Native Americans fought three wars against the U.S. government in the 1800s?
Seminole
What future President fought against those Native Americans while
serving as military governor of Florida?
Andrew Jackson
What hurricane devastated South Florida in 1992?
Hurricane Andrew
Where were space shuttles launched from?
Kennedy Space
Center
Who is given credit as the first European to explore Florida?
Juan Ponce de León
What was he looking for? (According to a dubious legend)
Fountain of Youth
What was explorer Hernando de Soto looking for when he visited Florida in 1539?
Gold
What city, founded in 1565, is the oldest European settlement in the U.S.?
St. Augustine
What disease was eradicated from Florida in the 1940s with the help of DDT?
Malaria
What drug did the Medellin Cartel bring into Miami in great amounts in the 1980s?
Cocaine
What stock car race was first held in 1959, and won by Lee Petty?
Daytona 500
What two countries are the largest sources of Florida's foreign-born population?
Cuba
Haiti
What bearded, daiquiri-loving novelist lived in Key West from 1931 to 1939?
Ernest Hemingway
What 1930s architectural style is Miami's South Beach famous for?
Art Deco
In the 1880s, Ybor City was famous for its cigar industry. What city is Ybor City part of today?
Tampa
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level 82
May 29, 2017
And I just watched the first half of Pirates of Caribbean too! The one where they were catching a mermaid and looking for silver chalices and all. And I miss the answer!
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level 51
Jun 14, 2017
Which answer?
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level 79
Jul 30, 2017
If I had to guess, probably the one about the Fountain of Youth, because they look for that in the fourth Pirates movie.
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level 62
May 29, 2017
When typing Andrew for Andrew Jackson it gives you the name for the hurricane, might suggest to change that question.
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level ∞
May 30, 2017
Most people will just type Jackson. The ones that type Andrew will just get a freebie!
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level 71
Jul 30, 2017
I got Jackson by trying to type Jacksonville.
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level 38
Jun 26, 2019
I also got Jackson by trying Jacksonville
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level 79
Jun 29, 2017
Do you really need to give people the "Art" in "Art Deco"?
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level 64
Jul 3, 2017
The answer to the first question should be Magic Kingdom, which is a theme park. Disney World is not a theme park, but is comprised of several theme parks, water parks, hotels, etc.
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level 72
Jul 31, 2018
Ffs
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level 66
Jul 30, 2017
Walt Disney World: Walt Disney World From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Disney world)
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level 76
Jul 30, 2017
I found this much easier than other states and I've never lived in Florida.
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level 67
Jul 30, 2017
I put El Dorado for de Soto. Is that also acceptable?
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level 60
Jul 30, 2017
Aren't Yankee Snow Birds the biggest group of foreign born living in Florida?
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level 61
Oct 29, 2017
I tried New York.
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level 61
Oct 29, 2017
Walt Disney World is not accepted for Disney World? It's the complete name.