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United States Trivia: Geography

How much do you know about United States geography?
Sources: CIA World Factbook & Wikipedia.org
Last updated: July 30, 2014
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The northernmost state in the continental US is _________.
Minnesota
Buffalo, NY, and Toledo, OH, are both located on the coast of which lake?
Lake Erie
At 86 meters below sea level, the lowest point in the United States is in _____ ______.
Death Valley
In 1803, the US bought approximately 529,920,000 acres of North America from France. This transaction is known as the ________ ________.
Louisiana Purchase
How many current US states include land from this transaction?
15
Which US state is bordered by Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida?
Alabama
In the region's native Koyukon Athabaskan language, Alaska's Mount McKinley is called ______.
Denali
The tallest mountain in the world, which resides in the United States, is named _____ ___.
Mauna Kea
Cahokia was an ancient city built by the native Mississippian culture. The remains of Cahokia can be found in which US state?
Illinois
The longest river in North America is the ________ River.
Missouri
In which year was the US National Park Service established?
1916
During the Revolutionary War, the majority of the Battle of Bunker Hill actually took place on _______ Hill.
Breed's
In which year did the most powerful recorded earthquake in US history, at a magnitude of 9.2, hit Alaska?
1964
Located on the Delmarva Peninsula, which state is the second smallest in land area?
Delaware
Until 2010, which US mountain held the record for the strongest wind gust ever recorded on the Earth's surface?
Mount Washington
Which US state contains the Carlsbad Caverns, Petroglyph National Monument, and White Sands National Monument?
New Mexico
California's San Andreas Fault is the boundary between the tectonic plates known as the Pacific Plate and the _____ ________ Plate.
North American
Which Colorado mountain was originally called "El Capitán" by Spanish explorers?
Pikes Peak
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.
Smoky
The Oregon Trail is a 19th-century wagon route that runs through Missouri, Kansas, ________, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon.
Nebraska
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level 65
Jul 1, 2014
Several correct answers don't work.
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level 43
Jul 1, 2014
Which ones?
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level 44
Mar 25, 2017
These didn't work when I typed them in. Missouri - RIver Nebraska - Oregon Trail 1964 - Alaska Earthquake
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level 39
Jul 1, 2014
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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level 43
Jul 1, 2014
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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level 63
Oct 17, 2014
the tallest mountain in the world?!?!?!?! in the united states!?!!?!?! MT EVEREST IS IN NEPAL...........................
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level 43
Oct 18, 2014
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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level 27
Jan 13, 2016
tallest and highest is the same thing!
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level 44
Mar 20, 2016
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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level 30
Dec 1, 2014
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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level 43
Apr 24, 2015
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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level 14
Nov 8, 2016
true
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level 36
Jun 21, 2015
The Mississippi River is the longest
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level 73
Jul 18, 2015
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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level 43
Aug 10, 2015
Thanks, Wardo!
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level 71
Dec 17, 2015
The most northerly continental US state is Alaska. By a long, long way.
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level 63
Jan 6, 2016
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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level 71
Feb 19, 2016
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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level 35
Jun 18, 2016
several answers don't work. Missouri, Denali, Delaware, Alabama...not so sure about Mauna Kea being correct either.
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level 77
Jul 27, 2016
Also Nebraska and New Mexico. Something wrong with the underlying tables here.
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level 27
Jun 27, 2016
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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level 28
Jun 30, 2016
Isn't Maine farther north than Minnesota?
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level 49
Dec 26, 2016
Great Smoky Mountains NOT Smoky Mountains
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level 56
Feb 21, 2017
"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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