Geography is one of the most difficult subjects in grade school for youngsters trying to learn about the United States. There are certain obvious things everyone knows like the United States of America having 50 states. However, many people struggle with other information that comes to the study of the surroundings of the country. Game shows like “Are You Smarter Than 5th Grader” and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” featured average folks failing to name state capitals, landmark locations or other forms of geography learned at a young age. These are facts some people forget or just never take in when studying geography.
This quiz is designed to test the knowledge of anyone in the United States that studied geography. The questions will range from capitals to landmark locations to state sizes to differentiating between city and state. A grade school student should be able to pass this quiz given the lessons learned about these topics in geography. Find out if these lessons remained in your memory bank throughout the years by trying to successfully answer these questions. Who can make it to the end of this United States geography quiz? The answer should be: anyone who remembers basic geography facts from grade school.
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1What is the capital of USA?
Every country has a capital, and the United States is no different. One specific place is associated with the country when discussing the capital. It is arguably the location that most people think of when hearing about the country. Many landmarks and historical important places are located in this specific location making it an ideal capital for the USA. The place is most known for its role as the capital of the country than its other accolades. Which is of the following is the capital of the USA?
2What kind of eagle is the official animal of the United States?
One of the little fun facts learned in most geographic classes is the official animal of the United States. Most are aware that an eagle is the national animal of the country, but it is a specific type of eagle. This eagle is often depicted in various forms of art when looking at patriotic things. Many Americans remember it is the official animal of the country when seeing the eagle at any point. What kind of eagle is the national animal of the United States?
3Which continent is the United States part of?
Countries are considered the overall place we reside in due to the vast size of most. However, countries are still a smaller part of continents. There are seven continents all over the world where each country is specifically a part of. The United States is no different as the country is among the bigger ones located in its continent. This was one of the first lessons taught in most geography classes in the United States public school system. Which continent is the US located in?
4Where is the Mall of America located?
The Mall of America is one of the more unique attractions that believe love to visit in the United States. It is a legitimate mall that is appreciate for historical impact and for having extremely fun things to do. An indoor theme park exists within the mall as Nickelodeon Universe provides roller coasters and other fun rides for people of all ages to enjoy. There’s also an aquarium, miniature golf and other activities. Which of the following locations is home to the Mall of America?
5Which of the following is NOT a state?
One of the most common mistakes when it comes to inaccurate geography comes when remembering which locations are states as opposes to cities. Geography teachers try their best, but not every student will take in the knowledge, especially when it comes to places they will never visit. Three of the following places listed will be states with one of the options being a city that is located in another state. Which of the following four options is NOT a state?
6What is the capital of New York?
New York is one of the most beloved places in the United States. Many tourists will name New York among the first places in the country they will want to visit when making a trip. There are many landmarks and activities to do on any given day. The city is highly populated with folks spread out all over the boroughs. There is one capital of the state despite many great places existing in it. Which of the following locations is the state capital of New York?
7How many oceans border the United States?
There are technically four oceans in the world now after years of only counting four of them. The United States borders at least one of these large bodies of water. Multiple countries border each of oceans due to the massive size of each. Try to remember which of them were associated with the United States during your geography classes in grade school. The total number of oceans bordered by the U.S. will be the test here. How many oceans does the United States border?
8Where is Mount Rushmore located?
The Mount Rushmore National Museum is among the most famous landmarks in the United States. This giant sculpture honors past leaders of the country, as seen in the picture of it. There is even a museum with interactive exhibits located along with it for those that visit the sight. Mount Rushmore is among the most visited landmarks in the world and is important to the USA. Which of the following places is the location where you can find Mount Rushmore?
9What is the largest state in the USA?
Many states in the USA are known for the landmarks or fun events associated with it. However, some states are remembered for their size of being larger or smaller than the others. One specific state is by far the largest in the United States. The area of this state is 663,627 square miles. That is almost three times the size of the second largest state in the country. Which of the following states is the largest in the entire country?
10What is the capital of California?
California is among the most popular states in the United States. Many people within the country and beyond dream of visiting California at least once to see certain places that has a lot of luster. There are many cities in California that are extremely popular enough on their own. The fact that one state has various cool places located in it is why it is so beloved. However, it only has one capital. Which of these locations is the capital of California?
11Where can we find the Statue of Liberty?
The Statue of Liberty is a landmark many people first associated with the USA. This historic sculpture has the following words on it – “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” It is among the most visited landmarks in the world and is in New York. What is the name of the island the Statue of Liberty is located on?
12Which of the following is NOT a state?
Another question here will look at one’s memory when it comes to differentiating between cities and states. One of the following answers below will be different from the others due to the fact that it is the only location that is not a state. The other three will be among the fifty states in the USA. Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ohio and Florida are all known for different things as each has a special identity. Which of the following places is NOT a state?
13Where is the Sears Tower located?
The Sears Tower is one of the tallest landmarks in the United States. This skyscraper is a 110-storey and 1,540-foot skyscraper that attracts many visitors from all over the world. It was the tallest building in the world for almost 25 years. The Sears Tower is arguably the biggest attraction in the state it is located in. It is visually the most impressive building due to the immense size and the popularity of it in culture. Where can you find the Sears Tower?
14Where is the Golden Gate Bridge located?
The Golden Gate Bridge is a very memorable visual among the most popular landmarks in the United States. It is an iconic bridge as many people love to take a picture of it when visiting this state. The Golden Gate Bridge was even featured in the opening video of the 90s sitcom Full House to make it stand out to people all over the world that don’t even live in the United States. Which of the following states is the home of the Golden Gate Bridge?
15What is the smallest state in the USA?
A prior question looked at the largest state in the United States, but there is also a smaller state. All states are not equal when it comes to the overall size. Some cities are bigger than many states when it comes to the overall size of each. One state stands out in being significantly smaller than the rest at just a little over 1,000 square miles. Which of the following states is the overall smallest in size in the United States?
16Where is the the Liberty Bell located?
One popular city is known for many things, but the Liberty Bell may very well be its top attraction. The landmark represents the independence of the country. A love for history is the main reason one would visit the Liberty Bell, but many people feel it is important to appreciate today. This city has tied in the Liberty Bell with things like sports and art to benefit from the branding of it. Which of the following cities is home to the Liberty Bell?
17What is the capital of Massachusetts?
Massachusetts is the most popular of the states to reside in New England. There are many places in Massachusetts that stand out for various reasons. It is a large state that provides very interesting things to do for the average person visiting for the first time. Sports games, fun parks and local cuisines are among the more enjoyable aspects of visiting Massachusetts. Only one of the following locations in Massachusetts is the official state capital. Which of them is it?
18Where can we find Wrigley Field?
Sports has become a big part of the United States through the decades. One baseball stadium is viewed a historical landmark and an important part of a certain city. Wrigley Field is still an active stadium that a local team uses to play games each season. This place is so beloved that even non-sports fans will visit due to it being so popular in the country. Which of the following cities is the home to the baseball stadium Wrigley Field?
19Where is the Grand Canyon located?
The Grand Canyon is a well-known attraction in the United States that people love to visit. Its size can be overwhelming, but the overall experience of witnessing such an important place in nature is viewed as a positive memory for most that visit. The Grand Canyon’s impressive size is 277 miles long and 18 miles wide. Many view the geological history of the location as something special that adds to just the beauty of it. Where exactly does the Grand Canyon exist?
20Which state has the highest population?
There are clearly certain states that provide a lot more mass appeal when it comes folks visiting or wanting to relocate there. Many of the popular states have to deal with the location being more packed than the less popular states. One specific state stands out as having the largest population in the United States. Almost 40 million people reside in this state which is significantly more than any other state in the country. Which is the most populated state in the USA?
21Which of the following is NOT a state?
Another test of the states is in play here regarding which of the choices is not really a state. Utah, Maryland, Houston and Colorado are all places in the United States with different appeals. Similar things bring them together like sports, food and family. However, all four are not the same when it comes to the label of a state. Only three of them are among the fifty states in the country. Which of them is NOT actually a state?
22What is the capital of Maine?
Maine is not a very popular state compared to the bigger names in the United States, but there is a lot of fun and charm to it. Mountains, lighthouses and lobsters are among the things people most associate with Maine. If you enjoy at least of those three things, Maine may be the ideal place for your next vacation. There’s a state capital for Maine much like any other state in the country. Which of the following choices is the official capital of Maine?
23Which state has the lowest population?
There are quite a few states that are easily forgotten when discussing the fifty states in the country. While one state has as much as 40 million residents, there are seven states that total fewer than 1 million folks. These states are the ones the average person will struggle to name when attempting to remember all 50. One stands out as being the overall least populated state with a little over 570,000 people living there. Which is the least populated state?
24Which of the following deserts is located in the US?
Three deserts exist in North America with the United States and Mexico being the countries they are located in. One of them is located in the Southern United States and Northern Mexico. Another is in the Southern United States and northwest Mexico. The third is primarily just in southeastern California. Each of these technically have a United States location. Only one of the following deserts listed below is one of the U.S. deserts mentioned above. Which of the choices is it?
25Which of the following places is NOT a state?
Time to remember the difference between states and cities in the USA again. Four well-known locations in the United States are in the choices below with one of them being different from the others. Oklahoma, Michigan, Los Angeles and Indiana are the four places. Three of them are states in the USA. However, one of them is not. Try to remember the grade school lessons to spot the one that is not a state. Which is NOT a state like the other choices?
26What is the capital of Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania is a popular state in the United States for various things. Various cities in the state are beloved for unique things like eating cheesesteaks, watching football and visiting the Rocky statue. It is one of the most popular states on the East Coast. One specific location stands out as the official capital of Pennsylvania. Think back to your days in geography class to remember the capital associated with this state. Which of the following places is the capital of Pennsylvania?
27Where can you find Mauna Kea?
A lesser known fact about the United States is that the tallest mountain in the country is located in a unique place. Mauna Kea is over 32,000 feet tall when measured from the seafloor. It is a beautiful landmark that many people love to enjoy when visiting this place. The visual is considered among the most awe-inspiring in both sunlight and stargazing at nighttime. It is by far the tallest mountain in the United States. Where can you find Mauna Kea?
28Which of the following places is NOT a state?
Seattle, Montana, Missouri and Oregon are some interesting places to visit for folks that want to see everything the United States has to offer. While each location is remembered for similar reasons in terms of being its own fun place, one of the four is not technically a state. Three of these places are discussed in geography classes when breaking down the fifty states and the history behind them. Which of the four options is NOT a state in the USA?
29Which two states are bordered by the Hoover Dam?
Hoover Dam is beloved in the United States as one of the most important construction achievements. The beautiful visual shows the dam in the Black Canyon of a river bordering two states. Try to remember the two states associated with Hoover Dam when attempting to guess which states it borders. Many people love to visit this area in hopes of taking in the history behind the dam being built to success. Which two states in the country does Hoover Dam border?
30What is the capital of New Mexico?
New Mexico is considered an underrated state in the USA. Many young kids often struggle to remember New Mexico when naming the 50 states and the capitals of each. It would show the signs of a true geography buff if able to remember the capital. New Mexico is home to over 2 million people and continues to grow as a thriving state. Four locations in New Mexico are listed below. Which of the following is the capital of New Mexico?
31Which of the following places is NOT a state?
Another test of state memory will be on display here with the latest question about spotting the location that is not a state. Vermont, Las Vegas, Connecticut and Delaware each have a location in the United States that people will visit for different reasons. Only three of them are among the 50 states in the country. One of them is a city within another state. Try to spot the one that stands out as being unlike the others. Which of the following places is NOT a state?
32Which of the following cities is in Florida?
Florida is one of the most popular states in the United States. Many people within the country or internationally like to visit the state for various reasons. There are great beaches, excellent nightlife festivities, exciting theme parks and many other fun things to do. Florida is home to many different cities that provide fun in unique ways. Some of the cities are known for its own reputation rather than just being a part of Florida. Which of the following cities is in Florida?
33What is the capital of North Carolina?
North Carolina is a forgettable state to those in the popular areas, but it is celebrated for many things. Many first think of North Carolina as the “First in Flight” as the Wright brothers had the first successful flight there. Others think of college basketball first with UNC and Duke each being located in the state. While there are multiple college sports powerhouses in North Carolina, there is only one state capital. Which of the following options is the capital of North Carolina?
34Which of the following places is NOT a state?
One final test of the city vs. state questions will be asked here. The four locations are Atlanta, Kansas, Tennessee and Wyoming. Three of these four places share the bond of being among the 50 states in the USA. However, one of them is unlike the others as a city rather than a state. Try to spot the one that does not belong with the others. Think back to geography class again! Which of the four choices is NOT a state?
35What is the capital of Montana?
Montana is another one of those states that kids struggled to remember unless residing in or close to it. The main thing Montana is known for is its economy being based on agriculture. Oil, gas, hard rock mining and coal are some of the things that helps the state out. Ranching is also a big part of most communities in the state. The state capital for Montana is one of its most popular locations. Which of the following places is the capital of Montana?