U.S. Geography General Knowledge #3

Answer these random American geography questions.
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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 88
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 74
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 53
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 88
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 67
Mar 21, 2016
I agree. 4,200 people does not make a city, regardless of incorporation status.
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Level 55
Oct 24, 2020
It is legally considered a city, and when it comes to what people generally consider a town vs a city I find that different people have very different views on that. The issue I take with that question is the fact that the city changed back to its indigenous name and while Barrow could be a write in answer I think Utqiagvik should be displayed as the correct answer.
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Level 46
Mar 21, 2016
"Spanish moss" is not a type of moss -- it is a flowering plant.
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Level 58
Mar 21, 2016
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Level 62
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 53
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 53
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 80
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 57
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 79
Oct 25, 2020
It's the opposite in my area. The Amish drive horses and buggies and the few who drive cars only have black cars with no chrome or trim. They wear only dark clothing and keep more to themselves. The men and women always wear black hats. The Mennonites drive vehicles like the rest of us, have cellphones, and the women wear long, colored dresses, and they wear aprons over them and wear a small, white head covering. They are very friendly to other people. They have a store in our area which is very popular, and one of the families built an addition to our house. We really enjoyed getting to know them. The Amish are nice, too, but more severe. My brother is on the volunteer fire department and he said one of the Amish men joined the volunteer fire department but got in trouble because they let him drive the bright red, shiny firetruck to a fire. He was told by the other Amish that he could ride on the truck only if it was to an emergency, and he couldn't drive it under any circumstances.
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Level 46
Apr 2, 2016
I wouldn't really consider the Amish an "unusual" religious group.
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Level 64
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 ∞
Jul 16, 2020
I unironically believe that the level of technology that existed in 2002 was the ideal level. Anyone want to start a religion with me? It won't be too hard to follow. Just no smart phones or social media.
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Level 64
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 65
Oct 24, 2020
There's nothing negative about "unusual." And whether the Amish's religious beliefs themselves are unusual, the Amish are certainly unusual.
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Level 64
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 60
Jan 29, 2018
Says I earned four points, yet my score only moved from 7358 to 7359.
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Level 64
Jul 24, 2018
Time for a strongly worded letter!
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Level 88
Mar 6, 2019
Perhaps you'd taken the quiz before, and earned 3 points on it then?
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Level 68
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.
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Level 70
Jul 27, 2020
Utqiagvik (Formerly known as Barrow) is the northernmost city in the United States.
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Level 74
Oct 26, 2020
Do we have to spell it right? :O
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Level 64
Sep 16, 2020
So that's 11/20 for US geography quizzes number 1, 2 and 3. Must do more research. Or visit again.
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Level 56
Oct 24, 2020
1. I imagine this would be difficult for non-Americans.

2. I don't see how knowing a particular type of moss is considered Geography. That's botany.

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Level 48
Oct 24, 2020
puget sound is not an ocean.
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Level ∞
Oct 24, 2020
You're not an ocean.
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Level 55
Oct 24, 2020
not a fan of an entire culture being classed as "unusual"
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Level ∞
Oct 24, 2020
They are definitely becoming less unusual. The population of Amish was about 5,000 in 1900 and is now about 345,000. The Amish population increased by 40% between 2010–2020.
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Level 79
Oct 25, 2020
The numbers might be even higher were it not for all the buggy/vehicle accidents. The black buggies are hard to see on dark-colored roads, especially at dusk. We had a close call with one just last year.
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Level 61
Oct 25, 2020
can't please everyone...
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Level 55
Oct 26, 2020
I can never remember the Alamo. Somebody should really do something about that.