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Interesting American Trivia Questions and Answers

 

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The United States of America is often considered the most powerful nation in the world but how vast is your knowledge about the United States?  We have carefully crafted these super interesting and educative US trivia questions and answers through extensive research to cover a wide range of topics which include sports, history geography, food, etc. So get ready to answer some fun US trivia questions and click the “Show Answer” to see the right answer to the questions.

American History Trivia Questions and Answers

1. What was the first governing document of the newly created United States, later replaced by the U.S. Constitution?

The_Articles_of_Confederation

2. What year were the first enslaved Africans brought to American colonies?

1619

3. How do historians refer to the time period in the 1730s and 1740s when colonists began embracing secular rationalism over religion?

the_great_awakening

4. Which group left Britain to start their own religious community after becoming dissatisfied with the Protestant Church in England.

the_pilgrims

5. What founding father was credited with inventing bifocals?

Benjamin_franklin

6. Who was the first European to land in North America?

Leif Erikson arrived from Norway in the 10th century

7. How did Indigenous tribes get to America?

Scholars believe they walked over a land bridge between Asia and Alaska.

8. How long ago do historians estimate the first settlers arrived on what is now American soil?

More than 12,000 years ago

9. When was the first American currency created?

The Continental Congress began issuing paper money called Continentals after the Revolutionary War began in 1775

10. What is the oldest European-founded city in the United States?

St. Augustine, Florida, founded in 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain

America Revolution Trivia Questions and Answers

11. What year was the Constitution of the United States formulated?

1787

12. Who warned the colonial militia that British General Gage was coming?

Paul Revere

13. Who was the governor of Massachusetts in the early 1770s who was for an independent American colony?

Thomas Hutchinson

14. Where were the first battles between the British army and the colonial militia?

lexington and concord

15. How many battles were fought during the American Revolution?

more than 230

16. Who forcibly prevented the distribution of stamps and forced the resignation of the stamp collectors?

sons of liberty

17. What document declared the colonies as the free and independent United States of America?

Declaration of Independence

18. What was the incident where British troops fired on a mob, killing five people in Boston, later called?

Boston Massacre

19. How many American Colonies were there that went to war with Great Britain in the American War of Independence?

13

20. When did congress order the publication of the Declaration of Independence?

4th of July

21. What year was the Stamp Act crisis?

1765

America Food Trivia Questions and Answers

22. What are the two items that make up the dish “devils on horseback”?

bacon and prunes

23. How many cans of soda does the average American consumes in a year?

600

24. According to a survey, what is the U.S. top family food?

spaghetti

25. Which food was rationed after WWII ended, but not during the war?

bread

26. What is the most often ordered seafood item in restaurants?

shrimp

27. The most popular meal ordered in US restaurants is what?

fried chicken

28. In Newark it’s illegal to sell what after 6 pm unless a Doctors note is shown?

ice cream

29. What two ingredients make the dish ‘angels on horseback ‘?

oysters and bacon

30. What was the first food consumed on the moon in the Apollo 11 moon mission?

turkey

31. Condensed Milk was invented by whom?

Gail Borden

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America Geography Trivia Questions and Answers

32. Which US state is the closest to Africa?

Maine

33. Which state has the highest population density (people per square mile)?

Washington DC

34. Which popular tourist attraction in Arizona is known for?

the grand canyon

35. Which place has 43 buildings with their own zip code?

Manhattan, New York city

36. Which U.S. state has the highest number of endangered species?

Hawaii

37. Name the lowest point of the United States?

Death Valley is the lowest point in the country

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38. How many US states have a border with Mexico?

4 states have a border with Mexico

39. What is the westernmost state capital in the mainland United States?

Salem in Oregon

40. Name the U.S State nicknamed as “The Land of 10,000 Lakes.”

Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes

41. Which US state has the longest coastline?

Alaska

42. Which two states share borders with eight other states each?

Missouri and Tennessee

America War Trivia Questions and Answers

43. Which state was the first to set the notion that a state had the right to nullify Federal laws and secede from the Union?

South Carolina

44. What was the first-ever strategic battle plan for the Northern states?

anaconda plan

45. Who devised the first-ever plan to win the war with as little bloodshed as possible?

General Winfield Scott

46. What tragedy took place on 14 April 1865, just five days after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee?

assassination of Lincoln

47. What marked the beginning of the war?

When Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina

48. The Republicans led by President Lincoln were fighting morally against what?

slavery

49. Who won the election of 1860, which impacted the outcome of the dispute?

Abraham Lincoln

50. The US Civil War was one of the deadliest wars in history, do you know how many soldiers died in this war?

Between 620,000 and 750,000 soldiers sacrificed their life

51. Can you name the Supreme Commander of the Confederate army in the Siege of Vicksburg?

Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton

52. What was a contentious issue contributing to the Civil War?

slavery

53. When did the Southern states agree to form a new Federal government, the Confederate States of America?

February 4th 1861

America Culture Trivia Questions and Answers

54. Which fast-food chain has employed one out of eight Americans?

McDonald’s

55. What is the official language of the United States?

The United States does not have an official language

56. How much pizza is eaten every day by Americans (in acres)?

US Citizens consume around a hundred acres of pizza every day

57. One in three Americans suffer from this lifestyle disorder. What is it?

obesity

58. Which is the only state in which it is illegal for children to smoke?

Nevada

59. Do Americans have one particular culture?

Americans have diverse cultures

60. What majorly influences the way an average American dresses?

celebrities and superstars

61. What is the southern style of cooking called in America?

comfort food

62. How many percent of Christians are there in America?

about 70%

US State Trivia Questions And Answers

63. What US state is the world’s popcorn capital?

Indiana

64. Which US state has the only flag that’s not rectangular shaped?

Ohio

65. 98% of the world’s crayfish come from what state in the US?

Louisiana

66. In what state would you find NASA headquarters?

Texas

67. George Washington took the oath of office in what state on April 30, 1789?

New York

68. The world’s first drive-in movie theater was in what two-word state?

New Jersey

69. What state is known as the driest state?

Nevada

70. The only active diamond mine is located in what state that starts with an A?

Arkansas

71. In what middle American state was Kool-Aid invented?

Nebraska

72. What state was the only in history to turn down the Olympics?

Colorado

73. What state features the largest production of maple syrup?

Vermont

USA Olympics Trivia Questions and Answers

74. Which US State did the 1932 Summer Olympics happen in?

Los Angeles, California

75. Which country has bagged the most Olympic medals?

United States

76. Which US city hosted the first modern Olympic Games?

St Louis

77. What is the name of the first African-American to win a gold medal at the Olympics?

John Baxter

78. Who was the first president of America to declare the Olympics open?

president Ronald Reagan

79. The first American to win a gold medal in the Olympics was?

Margaret Abott

80. The United States Olympic team is composed of how many people?

The 558-member team is comprised of 264 men and 294 women

81. Who is the most decorated male in the United States Olympic team?

The most decorated male on the U.S. roster is Michael Phelps (22 medals, 18 golds), and the most decorated female is Allyson Felix (6 medals, 4 golds)

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