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U.S. Geography General Knowledge #3

Answer these random American geography questions.
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First submittedNovember 9, 2015
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What is the official nickname of Florida?
The Sunshine State
What city is sometimes called "Nola"?
New Orleans
On what ocean sound is Seattle located?
Puget Sound
What is the biggest U.S. city whose name starts with "Fort"?
Fort Worth
What is the state animal of Wisconsin?
Badger
What is the nearest major city to the Hoover Dam?
Las Vegas
What bridge connects the two peninsulas of Michigan?
Mackinac Bridge
What blue-green rock is the state gemstone of Arizona?
Turquoise
What unusual religious group are numerous in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania?
Amish
What type of moss commonly grows on Live Oak and Bald Cypress
trees in the southeast?
Spanish Moss
What is the name of the region that includes Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill?
Research Triangle
Which state grows the most corn?
Iowa
What is the most well-known nickname of Denver?
The Mile-High City
What is the capital of Idaho?
Boise
What is the largest city on Alabama's Gulf Coast?
Mobile
In what city would you find Beale Street, famous for its blues clubs?
Memphis
What is the northernmost city in the United States?
Barrow, Alaska
What is the least populous borough of New York City?
Staten Island
In what city might you visit the Alamo or take a stroll on the River Walk?
San Antonio
What is the biggest city in North Dakota?
Fargo
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level 76
Nov 10, 2015
Probably should accept "Worth" w/o having to type "Fort" given tbe context of the question
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level 83
Nov 10, 2015
+1. Couldn't think of something bigger than it.
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level ∞
Nov 10, 2015
"Worth" will work now
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level 72
Nov 10, 2015
How small can towns be and still be called a "city"? I would have thought Barrow would struggle to meet the definition of a city!
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level 55
Nov 26, 2015
Agreed. I would think that Fairbanks would be considered to be the farthest north city. I still got it, because I know the farthest north town, but that is a bit iffy of a definition.
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level 83
Mar 21, 2016
In most states, the requirement to be a city has little to do with size, but whether or not the area has been incorporated into a city. Oversimplified, it's because they filled out the paperwork to be one. Here's a list of the smallest incorporated cities in the US, including Greenhorn, Oregon which boasts a population of... 2.
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level 64
Mar 21, 2016
I agree. 4,200 people does not make a city, regardless of incorporation status.
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level 48
Mar 21, 2016
"Spanish moss" is not a type of moss -- it is a flowering plant.
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level 57
Mar 21, 2016
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level 61
Mar 21, 2016
I should've known Spanish Moss, as there was an article about it in the most recent PSAT.
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level 52
May 5, 2016
Hermiana NO! Don't publish your poems!
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level 65
Mar 21, 2016
Could you accept "tourquoise" as an alternative spelling? I was 1000% sure it is one of those "extremely French" words
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level 54
Mar 21, 2016
If you like vampires, I suggest you read the graphic novel, 30 Days of Night. It's set in Barrow, Alaska, where the sun doesn't rise for a full month. Very creepy! (There's also a movie based on it, but... feh.)
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level 41
Mar 25, 2016
The sun doesn't rise for about 65 days in Barrow (so about 2 months), but in the summer it doesn't set for about 80 days.
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level 77
Mar 28, 2016
My mother grew up in Alaska when it was still a U.S. territory. In the summertime my grandmother would walk around the house at night and pull the shades and announce that it was now night time (because the sun was still out).

Never ran into any vampires.
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level 49
Mar 31, 2016
"Mennonite" for Amish? Though I'll admit I have no idea how major the differences between the two would be...
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level 53
Nov 4, 2018
correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the Amish and Mennonites started as a the same group but then split because the Mennonites are more conservative than Amish?
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level 42
Apr 2, 2016
I wouldn't really consider the Amish an "unusual" religious group.
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level 66
Apr 21, 2017
I'd say it's pretty unusual to choose a random time period and decide that that period has the perfect amount of technology. Ahhh, between 1806 and 1824, perfect, not too much technology, and not too little. Using any less technology is subjecting yourself to undue hardship but using any more technology is vile and will get you expelled from their culture.
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level 63
Jul 24, 2018
It's a poor choice of words even if it is technically correct. There's a negative air around the word "unusual". Feels like people would say something like "unique" to put a more positive spin on something singular or uncommon.
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level 66
Apr 21, 2017
Wow I completely forgot about Alaska. I was trying cities in Maine and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for the northernmost city question....
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level 61
Jan 29, 2018
Says I earned four points, yet my score only moved from 7358 to 7359.
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level 63
Jul 24, 2018
Time for a strongly worded letter!
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level 83
Mar 6, 2019
Perhaps you'd taken the quiz before, and earned 3 points on it then?
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level 65
Aug 8, 2019
Maybe I spelled it wrong, but I believe you should change Barrow to "Utqiagvik" or just both since it still kind of goes by both.