Common questions about geography, politics, culture, places, people, companies and the history of the United States of America (USA)
Ques. Which US state is also known as the Hoosier State?
(b) North Carolina
Ques. Which phrase that first came to public attention as a U.S. television commercial for the Wendy’s chain of hamburger restaurants in 1984 became associated with the 1984 U.S. presidential election when Walter Mondale ridiculed Gary Hart’s candidacy?
(b) Where’s the beef?
(c) Who’s Got Big Buns?
(d) Low fat formula
Ques. Which of these states of the USA is land locked?
Ques. The snow line of the Rocky Mountains of the USA is about
(a) 3 km above sea level
(b) 6 km above sea level
(c) it is at sea level
(d) None of the above
Ques. The earlier name of New York City was –
(a) New Mexico
(b) New Perris
(c) New Amsterdam
(d) New Madras
Ques. New York is situated on the river
Ques. Poverty Point is an archaeological site located in:
(b) South Carolina
Ques. The Grand Canyon is located in the :
(a) Colorado River
(b) Rhine River
(c) Tapi River
(d) Niger River
Ques. Which pen manufacturer was founded in 1891 in Janesville, Wisconsin, USA?
Ques. Cimarron County, Texas County and Beaver County are all in the northwest of which US state?
(c) New Mexico
Ques. The founder of the USA was –
(a) John Adams
(b) James Madison
(c) George Washington
(d) James Monroe
Ques. New York is popularly known as the:
(a) City of Heart
(b) city of Skyscrapers
(c) city of Crosswalk
(d) City of Money
Ques. Poverty Point is known for its:
(a) Ancient cave paintings
(b) Impressive pyramid structures
(c) Extensive network of canals
(d) Well-preserved pottery artifacts
Ques. Where is “Ground Zero” ?
(b) New York
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Ques. The US state known as ‘Mountain state’ is –
(b) West Virginia
Ques. Nixon was succeeded by
(a) Gerald Ford
(b) John F kennedy
(c) Herbert Hoover
(d) Jimmy Carter
Ques. John F.Kennedy was assassinated by:
(a) Jon Edward
(b) Lee Harry Oswald
(c) Robert Oswald
(d) Jack Ruby
Ques. Nixon resigned in the year
Ques. How many US states lie north of the Tropic of Cancer?
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Ques. Which US state is also known as The Ozark State –
Ques. Poverty Point is believed to have been constructed by:
(a) Mayan civilization
(b) Aztec civilization
(c) Native American groups
(d) European settlers
Ques. Which of these fashion designers was born in the USA?
(a) Donna Karan
(b) Mary Quant
(c) Cecil Beaton
(d) Gianni Versace
Ques. The US state, Kentucky, is also known as –
(a) Hoosier state
(b) Mountain state
(c) Free State
(d) Blue Grass state
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Ques. The White House was painted white to –
(a) hide fire damage
(b) as a symbol of peace
(c) to keep it cool
(d) to protect them against pests
Ques. When is Independence Day celebrated in USA?
(a) July 4th
(b) June 14th
(c) May 4th
(d) July 14th
Ques. Central Park is in which New York borough?
(a) Staten Island
Ques. The Straits of Florida go between the Gulf of Mexico and where?
(a) North Sea
(b) Pacific Ocean
(c) Atlantic Ocean
(d) Panama Canal
Ques. Which of these US states has a boundary closest to Salt Lake City, Utah?
(d) New Mexico
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Ques. Which state donated the land occupied by the US capital city, Washington, District of Columbia?
(d) New York
Ques. Pearl Harbour is located in
(b) Amelia Island
(c) Hilton Head
Ques. Who personifies the USA?
(a) Uncle Scrooge
(b) Uncle Vanya
(c) Uncle Ben
(d) Uncle Sam
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Ques. Yankee is the nickname of –
(a) All Americans
(b) American Women
(c) American Veterans
(d) People live in Alaska
Ques. America named after?
(a) Captian America
(b) Amerigo Vespucci
(c) Continental Americano
(d) Native Americas
Ques. Who was elected Governor of Texas in 1994?
(a) Sonny Bono
(b) Clint Eastwood
(c) George W Bush
(d) Bill Clinton
Ques. The Mason-Dixon Line, surveyed by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, which became a popular name for the dividing line between the slave and free states, isthe boundary between which two states of the USA?
(a) Virginia and Maryland
(b) Pennsylvania and Maryland
(c) Indiana and Kentucky
(d) Pennsylvania and Ohio
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Ques. Original Disneyland is located in –
(b) New Jersey
Ques. The US state known as ‘Pine Free State’ is –
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Ques. The river which carries maximum quantity of water into the sea is the –
Ques. 31 March, the birthday of Cesar Chavez, is recognised as a holiday in the US states of California, Texas, Arizona and Colorado. What role did he play in the history of the USA?
(a) Animal conservationist
(b) Military leader at the Battle of the Alamo
(c) Setting up reservations for American Indians
(d) Labour unionist
Ques. The first flag for the USA had how many stars on it?
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Ques. Which of these states of the USA extends the furthest West?
(b) New Mexico
Ques. Oak Ridge, Tennessee is widely associated with what?
(a) The Manhattan Project
(b) The Roswell UFO Incident
(c) Charles Mason, one of the surveyors of the Mason-Dixon Line, who came from here
(d) The playwright Tennessee Williams
Ques. Which scandal involving an oil well on public land occurred during the presidency of Warren Harding?
(a) Petticoat affair
(b) Lockheed bribery scandal
(c) The tea pot dome scandal
(d) Anna Pou case
Ques. Which of these states of the USA is a rectangle?
Ques. Which of these is not in the borough of Manhattan, New York City?
(a) Coney Island
(c) Central Park
(d) Times Square
Ques. Broken Arrow, Edmond, Enid, Lawton, Midwest City, Moore, Norman, Stillwater and Tulsa are 9 of the 10 largest cities in which state of the USA?
Ques. Which state of the USA is divided into 64 parishes in the same way that 48 of the other states are divided into counties?
(a) North Dakota
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Ques. Which of these places is furthest from Chicago, Illinois, USA?
(a) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(b) San Francisco, California, USA
(c) Mexico City, Mexico
(d) Montreal, Canada
Ques. What cemetery near Sturgis, South Dakota, is associated with a gold rush, land wars, and a famous 19th century last stand?
(a) Fort Custer National Cemetery
(b) Hot Springs National Cemetery
(c) Black Hills National Cemetery
(d) Fort Snelling National Cemetery
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Ques. In which state of the USA is the educational institution known as U.C.L.?
Ques. Which of the following was not a colony of British in America?
(a) New York
Ques. Who was the mastermind behind the drafting of the American Declaration of Independence?
(a) Abraham Lincoln
(b) George Washington
(c) Thomas Paine
(d) Thomas Jefferson
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Ques. Where is York Town located ?
(a) New York
Ques. Which of the following was a British colony in America?
Ques. Which Continental Congress adopted the American Declaration of Independence?
(d) None of these
Question: Which government agency primarily oversees cryptologic operations in the United States?
(a) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
(b) National Security Agency (NSA)
(c) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
(d) Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Ques. The United States of America has a system of ______ citizenship.
Ques. A state of the USA is called Rhode what?
Ques. Who was elected as the first Sikh mayor of a US city?
(a) Stan Polovet
(b) Ravinder Singh
(c) Maxyne Singh
(d) Anish Kapoor
Ques. In 1951 and 1952, American Jim Fuchs won 88 consecutive meetings and set four world records in what sport?
(a) Pole vault
(c) Triple jump
(d) Shot put
Ques. The major geologic exposures in the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA, range in age from the 2 billion year old Vishnu Schist layers at the bottom of the Inner Gorge to the 230 million year old layer on the Rim which is called what?
(a) Coconino Sandstone
(b) Toroweap Formation
(c) Kaibab Limestone
(d) Hermit Formation
Ques. Berkshire Hathaway company is related to __
(a) Bill Gates
(b) Warren Buffett
(c) Jeff Bezos
(d) Alon Musk
Ques. Which of the following is the Central Bank of U.S.A.?
(a) Federation Banks of USA
(b) Bank of America
(c) Federal Reserve System
(d) Reserve Bank of USA
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Ques. Which of these is a British-born American television presenter who was chosen to serve 1 year as mayor of Cincinnati by its city council in 1977?
(a) Conan O’Brien
(b) Regis Philbin
(c) David Letterman
(d) Jerry Springer
Question: Which government agency is primarily responsible for air traffic control in the United States?
(a) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
(b) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
(c) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
(d) United States Air Force (USAF)