Do You Know These Amazing Facts About The United States?
As the third largest country in both land mass and population, the United States has seen both successes and great shame in its complex history. One of its greatest strengths comes from the rich diversity of people. People who struggled to get here, or who struggled because they were forced to come here. America is still a young country, and like all nations, has had growing pains. How much do you know about its struggles, its people, and its history?
This 17-question quiz will test your knowledge on some lesser known facts. So are you a genius on all things America or just a future member of Congress? Let's get started!
Which of the following is true about the current United States flag?
It has 52 stars.
It was designed by a descendant of Betsy Ross.
It was designed by a 17 year old student as a school project, and he got a B-.
Some states refused to fly it because they didn't accept Hawaii as a state.
As of 2017, the US government is still paying a pension to the child of a veteran from which war/conflict?
The Civil War.
World War I
The Spanish American War
The Great Canadian Moose Misunderstanding of 1898
How much water does Lake Superior hold?
Enough to bathe every dog in France once a day for 100,000 years.
Enough to power a Steam Engine to Mars.
Enough to cover the moon's surface (for a very brief time).
Enough to cover North and South America with one foot of liquid.
The United States Air Force has the largest Air Fleet in the world. Who has the second largest?
The United States Marine Corps and Navy
What is the deadliest profession in the United States?
McDonald's Food Taster
President's have had many pre-political occupations. Which of the following was NOT one?
Beauty contest owner
Professor of Physics
What percentage of United States citizens are related to one of the 102 pilgrims on the Mayflower?
How many United States citizens have their fingerprints on file at the FBI?
27% of Americans believe...
There was no moon landing in 1967
America is the wealthiest nation in the world
America has the best health care in the world
According to the World Giving Index, Americans are the most likely people to:
Give money to a charity
Third most likely to adopt a child of another race
Help a complete stranger in need
Demand a receipt for donated goods
69% of these people are volunteers...
When did Congress vote to dump British rule?
July 2, 1776
July 4, 1776
Wait, we're not British?!?
The war of 1812
Which state has the highest percentage of people who walk to work?
The seven rays (or spikes) on the Statue of Liberty represent...
The seven seas
The seven continents
The seven habits of highly successful people
The seven days of the week
These two famous frenemies died on July 4th, 1826 - on the 50th anniversary of Independence Day...
Marquis de Sade and Benjamin Franklin
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Captain and Tenille
Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla
Louisiana has 2,482 of these...
People passed out on Bourbon Street at any given Mardis Gras
Brands of hot sauce
This state is officially the 17th, but Congress forgot to vote it into the Union until 1953 (and you thought the current Congress was bad!), making it the 47th State. Which state is it?
In WWII, the Japanese sent bombs on balloons to the West Coast. One of them tragically killed a family in which state?