U.S. Geography True or False

Can you guess whether these geographical statements are true or false?
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1. The Great Salt Lake is one of the Great Lakes
True
False
2. There are no active volcanoes in the U.S. east of the Mississippi River
True
False
3. There are no deserts in the U.S. east of the Mississippi River
True
False
4. Hollywood is the name of a city in California
True
False
Hollywood is a neighborhood of Los Angeles, not a city. There is, however, a city named Hollywood in Florida.
5. Most of the land in Nevada is owned by the federal government
True
False
79.6% of Nevada's land is held by thefederal government
6. Parts of Maine are further north than parts of Alaska
True
False
7. It is possible to see Russian territory from the suburbs of Anchorage
True
False
The nearest Russian territory is more than 600 miles away
8. Colorado borders Utah
True
False
9. If you sail due east from Boston, the first land you hit would be Great Britain
True
False
You would end up in Spain
10. More than 1/3rd of people in Louisiana speak French as a first language
True
False
Only about 3.5% of Louisiana residents speak French at home
11. The state of New York has lost population since 2016
True
False
Between 2016–2020, the population of the state declined by 320,545
12. Detroit is on the Canadian border
True
False
13. Indiana borders one of the Great Lakes
True
False
Indiana has 41 miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan
14. Oakland is a suburb of Los Angeles
True
False
Oakland is in the San Francisco Bay area
15. St. Louis is west of the Mississippi River
True
False
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Level 62
Apr 4, 2021
I feel like I should have realized that the Desert of Maine does not qualify as a real desert.
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Level 80
Apr 5, 2021
I was tripped up by the same thing!
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Level 77
Apr 5, 2021
Or the cultural desert of certain areas.
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Level 83
Apr 5, 2021
I thought I would be the only one who knew of its existence.
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Level 83
Apr 9, 2021
I had not heard of this before. Pretty neat.
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Level 71
Apr 5, 2021
Although there is a part of western Spain that extends further west than some but not all of Portugal, if you sailed due east from Boston; based on latitude, would you not hit Portugal first?
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Level 69
Apr 5, 2021
I thought the same thing, but if you look at a globe, it looks like you would hit that part of Spain that sits above Portugal first.
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Level 31
Apr 5, 2021
Well Detroit doesnt share a land border, but a river border, maybe change that?
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Level 57
Apr 5, 2021
Nice, and good, intriguing questions. There is however a typo for the explanation on number 5.
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Level 56
Apr 6, 2021
In case people are wondering about the Nevada question, CGP Grey did a video about federal land: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LruaD7XhQ50