210 Best USA Trivia Questions (+ Answers) In 2024

America is a vast country with a rich history and diverse culture. Do you know all there is about this beautiful nation?

Dive into a deeper understanding with American trivia questions. These USA trivia questions explore fun facts about the 50 states, history, geography, landmarks, culture, and more.

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Fun U.S. State Trivia Questions

First, take this U.S. state trivia quiz to see how much you know about the 50 states.

1. What is the largest U.S. state?

Alaska

2. What is the smallest U.S. state?

Rhode Island

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3. What was the first founded state?

Delaware

4. What was the last founded state?

Hawaii

5. What is the first of the 50 states in alphabetical order?

Alabama

6. What is the least populated state?

Wyoming

7. What is the most populated state?

California

8. What state has the biggest city in America?

New York

9. What is the hottest state in the U.S.?

Florida

10. What is the second coldest state in the U.S. after Alaska?

North Dakota

11. Which state has the largest underground cave in the world?

Kentucky- Mammoth Cave

12. Which state has the longest shoreline?

Alaska

13. What state has the tallest mountain in the U.S.?

Alaska- Mount Denali

14. What state has 100 lakes?

Missouri

15. The Sacramento River is the longest river within one state. What state is it located in?

California

16. Which state is the home of the U.S. spacecraft launchings from Cape Canaveral?

Florida

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17. Which state is the home of the easternmost point in the U.S.?

Maine

18. What is the only state made up of islands?

Hawaii

19. What state has the oldest rock in the world, which is 3.8 billion years old?

Minnesota- Morton gneiss is found in the Minnesota River Valley

20. Which state is the home of Coca-Cola?

Georgia

21. Which state is the home of the geographic center of North America?

North Dakota

22. Which state has the largest production of maple syrup?

Vermont

23. What state is home to The Hershey Company?

Pennsylvania

24. What state is the home to Amercia’s only operational diamond mine?

Arkansas- Crater of Diamonds State Park

25. In what state is the entrance to the capitol exactly one mile above sea level?

Colorado

26. In what state is the state song “Yankee Doodle”?

Connecticut

27. In what state can you find a museum about potatoes?

Idaho

28. What is the driest state in the US?

Nevada

29. Which state is the number one producer of honey in the country?

North Dakota

30. What state is so rich in pecan trees that the official state dessert is pecan pie?

Texas

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U.S. Geography Trivia Quiz

Next, start thinking about the map of the U.S.A. with this geography trivia.

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31. The deepest lake in America is located in Oregon and measures 1,943 feet deep. What is the name of this lake?

Crater Lake

32. What state is the northernmost, westernmost, and easternmost state in the U.S.?

Alaska- How? Parts of Alaska reach into the west so far that it reaches the eastern hemisphere.

33. Where is the driest and lowest point in the U.S?

Death Valley, California

34. What is the largest freshwater lake in the U.S. and the biggest of the five great lakes?

Lake Superior

35. What river runs 2,350 miles north to south?

The Mississippi River

36. What mountain in Hawaii is over 32,000 feet tall when measured from the seafloor?

Mauna Kea

37. The Roe River is the shortest river in the world as it flows for about 200 feet. What state is it located in?

Montana

38. From Stamford, Connecticut all cardinal directions lead to what state?

New York

39. What two U.S. states do not share borders with any other U.S. state?

Hawaii and Alaska

40. What two U.S. states share borders with eight states each (the most in the country)?

Missouri and Tennessee

41. Which U.S. state grows coffee?

Hawaii

42. Which is the only state that is “triply landlocked” or three states away from the ocean on every side?

Nebraska

43. What mountain chain runs through Colorado?

The Rocky Mountains

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44. True or False: The United States of America is the world’s third largest country in size.

True

45. Besides the Rocky Mountains, what other major mountain range is there in the U.S.?

Appalachian Mountains

46. What are the two longest rivers in the U.S.?

Mississippi and Missouri

47. What ocean borders the United States to the west?

Pacific Ocean

48. What ocean borders the United States to the east?

Atlantic Ocean

49. Name a country that borders the U.S.

Canada or Mexico

50. How many regions is the U.S. divided into?

Six: New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the South, the Midwest, the Southwest, and the West

51. What region of the United States is the country’s agricultural base and is referred to as the “nation’s breadbasket”?

The Midwest

52. What region of the United States is home to prairie desert?

The Southwest

53. European settlers first came to what U.S. region in search of religious freedom?

New England

54. What U.S. region is so diverse that it is home to wilderness, desert, coral reefs, and Arctic tundra?

The West

55. What region has some of the East Coast’s largest cities?

The Mid-Atlantic

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USA Sports Trivia Questions And Answers

Sports play a significant role in American culture. Next, quiz a friend on easy and hard USA trivia all about sports.

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56. What year was the first World Series game played?

1903

57. What team holds the record of World Series wins?

New York Yankees

58. What is the only U.S. city to have 3 sports teams that wear the same exact colors?

Pittsburgh

59. What is the most popular sport in America?

American football (See fun football trivia)

60. What is the national sport of America?

Baseball

61. The Super Bowl is the culminating event of which league?

The NFL (National Football League)

62. What popular league and American sport has famous players including LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Michael Jordan?

NBA

63. How many players are on a baseball team?

9 players

64. What sport popular in the U.S. uses a net, a racket, and a shuttlecock?

Badminton

65. What sporting event is held each year on Memorial weekend?

Indianapolis 500 (See Memorial Day Fun Facts & Trivia)

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66. What NFL team was originally called the ‘New York Titans’?

The New York Jets

67. Who was the first WNBA player to dunk in a game?

Lisa Leslie

68. What NBA team owns the longest winning streak in history?

Los Angeles Lakers

69. Who was the first Major League player to pitch a ball over 100 mph?

Nolan Ryan

70. Which MLB player was better known as “The Bambino”?

Babe Ruth

71. During which inning is “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” sung in baseball?

The 7th inning

72. Who won the first two FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Awards?

Mia Hamm

73. What sport is Hawaii well-known for?

Surfing

74. Who is the most decorated American Olympian?

Michael Phelps

75. What golf tournament did Tiger Woods win by 12 strokes in 2007?

The Masters

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American Trivia Questions: Music, Movie, Literature

The American entertainment industry is influential around the world. Test yourself to see if you know about USA trivia including music, movies, and literature.

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76. In 1975, what band released the first pop video, “Bohemian Rhapsody”?

Queen

77. Who was one of the most successful music artists of the 20th century and is often referred to as “the King”?

Elvis Presley

78. As of 2022, who holds the record for all time top selling albums in the U.S.?

Eagles (source)

79. Who is the most awarded singer and female artist in Grammy history?

Beyonce

80. What singer-songwriter was referred to as “The Man in Black”?

Johnny Cash

81. What popular jazz pianist and composer is known as “Duke”?

Edward Kennedy Ellington (Duke Ellington)

82. Where is the Grand Ole Opry located?

Nashville, Tennessee

83. What famous 1969 music and art fair featured Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Nash and Young, and more? It was attended by hundreds of thousands of fans.

Woodstock

84. What movie starring John Travolta popularized disco music?

Saturday Night Fever

85. What year did MTV make it’s television debut?

1981

86. What movie starring James Stewart was widely regarded as one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best pictures?

Rear Window

87. Judy Garland starred in this popular film about a girl from Kansas based on a children’s novel by Frank Baum. What is the film title?

The Wizard of Oz

88. What was the earliest animated Disney picture whose profits financed the Walt Disney Studio in Burbank?

Snow White and the Seven Drawfs

89. Al Pacino played Michael Corleone in this movie series. What is it?

The Godfather

90. What movie featured the story of an alien who is befriended by a young boy while marooned on Earth?

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

91. Author John Steinbeck wrote this depression-era novel which also had a movie version. What was it?

The Grapes of Wrath

92. Written and directed by George Lucas, the original film’s success made the second-highest grossing film franchise of all time. What is it?

Star Wars (Find Star Wars trivia questions)

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93. “You’re going to need a bigger boat” is a famous line from what hit Blockbuster?

Jaws

94. What movie did James Cameron direct that starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and a famous ship?

Titanic

95. What movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, is based on novels written by Michael Crichton and follows a paleontologist touring a unique theme park on an island?

Jurassic Park

96. Who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird?

Harper Lee

97. What great American author wrote The Old Man and the Sea and Farewell to Arms?

Ernest Hemmingway

98. Who wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?

Mark Twain

99. Who wrote The Da Vinci Code?

Dan Brown

100. Who sang “Born in the USA”?

Bruce Springsteen

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American Symbol Quiz

Americans have symbols that stand for the principles of freedom and democracy our country was formed on. Answer these symbol quiz questions for more USA trivia.

101. What is the American symbol pictured here?

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The Liberty Bell

102. How many stars and stripes does the American flag have?

50 stars and 13 stripes

103. George Washington oversaw the construction of this and it continues to be a symbol of democracy. What is it?

The White House

104. What symbol was a gift from France and welcomes all into New York Harbor?

Statue of Liberty

105. What flower, issued by President Ronald Reagan, is the national flower of the United States?

The Rose

106. What is known as the National bird of the United States?

The bald eagle

107. What is the National mammal of the United States?

The American bison

108. What is the National motto?

“In God We Trust”

109. What three things are included in the design of the Great Seal of the United States?

An eagle, the number 13, and the phrase e pluribus unum which is a Latin phrase that means “Out of many, one”.

110. What is America’s national tree, designated in 2004?

The oak tree

Funny American Quiz Questions

These random and funny American quiz questions will surprise you.

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111. What are the only two state capitals with rhyming names?

Boston and Austin

112. What country besides Canada or Mexico can you walk to from the U.S.?

Russia (though it would be very dangerous to walk across the Bering Strait)

113. If we all lived at the same density level as New York City, there would technically be enough room for the entire world’s population to fit inside what state?

Texas- We would need 250,404 square miles

114. How many buildings in New York City are so tall that they have their own zip codes?

A. 10

B. 20

C. 30

D. over 40

Answer: D- over 40

115. There’s only one U.S. capital without a McDonald’s. Which capital is it?

A. Topeka, Kansas

B. Montpelier, Vermont

C. Dover, Delaware

D. Salt Lake City, Utah

Answer: B- Montpelier, Vermont

116. What is the slowest-speaking state in the U.S.?

Louisiana (averaging 4.78 syllables per second)

117. Which state talks the fastest?

Minnesota (averaging 5.34 syllables per second)

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118. On what symbol is the word “Pennsylvania” misspelled?

On the Liberty Bell (It’s spelled Pensylvania which was an acceptable spelling at that time.)

119. Morgan Island is full of wild monkeys and not open to humans. What state coast is it located off of?

Off the coast of South Carolina (source)

120. What two states don’t observe daylight savings time?

Arizona and Hawaii

121. What was the largest U.S. bank note ever to be printed?

$10,000 bill

122. In 1872, how much did Russia sell Alaska to the United States for per acre?

About 2 cents

123. What state produces enough wheat each year to feed everyone in the world for about two weeks?

Kansas (source)

124. What city has more than 70 trees with some variation of the name “Peachtree”?

Atlanta

125. South Florida is the only place in the world where alligators and this species coexist in the wild. What is it?

Crocodiles

126. Originally, when the Dutch settled in Manhattan, what was New York called?

New Amsterdam

127. What famous U.S. bridge is so big that painting it is a continually ongoing task?

Golden Gate Bridge

128. How much water is in Lake Superior?

Three quadrillion gallons- enough liquid to completely cover both North and South America under a foot of water.

129. True or False: English is the official language of the United States.

False! The federal government has never declared an official language.

130. Enjoy this delicious American invented treat on your next camping trip. What treat is it?

S’mores

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USA History Trivia

Next, check out a few questions about USA history trivia.

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131. Where was the first colony settled?

Jamestown, Virginia

132. How many colonies were there in total?

13

133. Why did the Pilgrims come to America?

To start their own religious community.

134. What was the name of the Pilgrims’ ship?

The Mayflower

135. What was the Boston Tea Party and why did it happen?

Colonists dumped a shipment of tea into the Boston Harbor to protest “taxation without representation”.

136. Who led the first land expedition to the Pacific Coast?

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

137. Who was the captain of the Titanic when it sank on April 15, 1912?

Edward Smith

138. Which amendment to the Constitution finally gave women the right to vote and own property?

The 19th amendment

139. Who was the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress in 1916?

Jeanette Rankin

140. What happened on December 7, 1941?

The attack on Pearl Harbor

141. Who was the first person to walk on the moon in 1969?

Neil Armstrong

142. Who sparked national civil rights protests by refusing to give up her seat on a bus?

Rosa Parks

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Fourth of July Trivia Questions & Answers

Add these Fourth of July trivia questions to your celebrations and traditions this year.

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143. Why do we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th?

This was the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted and America became a free nation.

144. What year was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

July 4th, 1776

145. The traditional Fourth of July celebration started in 1777, one year after the Declaration of Independence was signed. What did these celebrations include that we still include today?

Fireworks

146. What country did America declare its independence from?

Great Britain

147. What was the name of the war America defeated Great Britain in on September 1783?

Revolutionary War

148. The second president of the United States believed Independence Day should be celebrated on July 2nd and refused to attend 4th of July events. Who was this president?

John Adams (July 2, 1776 was the day the motion for independence was approved and then was officially adopted on the 4th)

149. Who was the first president to celebrate Independence Day at the White House in 1801?

Thomas Jefferson

150.

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Answer: C-1870

151. What three colors do Americans typically wear on the 4th of July?

Red, white, and blue

152. What is the national symbol of freedom in the United States?

The American flag

153. Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?

John Hancock

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U.S. Presidents Quiz Questions

154. What were George Washington’s teeth made of?

Forensic research has proved that his teeth were made from a combination of donkey, horse, and human teeth. (Not wood!)

155. Which president served the longest?

Franklin D. Roosevelt served four terms from 1933 to 1945.

156. Name the four presidents on Mount Rushmore.

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt

157. Which person established our first bank in 1971? (Not a president)

Alexander Hamilton (Secretary of Treasury)

158. What state has produced the most U.S. presidents?

Virgina- 8 U.S. presidents were born there.

159. Who was the first and only president to resign?

Richard Nixon

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160. What president served two nonconsecutive terms?

Grover Cleveland

161. Who is the shortest-serving United States President?

William Henry Harrison died 31 days into his term.

162. What First Lady of the United States was the first to hold her own press conference where she only invited female reporters to attend?

Eleanor Roosevelt

163. What president issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1983?

Abraham Lincoln

164. Who was the first president to declare war?

James Madison

165. Who was the first president to be impeached?

Andrew Johnson, 1868

166. What branch of the military did President John F. Kennedy serve in?

The United States Navy

167. Name two of the four presidents that have been assassinated while in office.

Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy

General Knowledge USA Trivia

Next, do you know the answer to these general knowledge USA trivia questions?

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168. Where is the capital of the USA located?

Washington D.C.

169. What is the first line of the Star Spangled Banner?

“Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light,”

170. What is the monetary unit in the U.S.?

dollar

171. What is the most populous US territory?

Puerto Rico

172. What U.S. President is on the nickel?

Thomas Jefferson

173. What U.S. President is on the quarter?

George Washington

174. What was the first university in the United States?

Harvard

175. What is the proper way to fold the American flag?

In a triangle

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176. What is the official religion of the U.S.?

none

177. How old do you need to be in order to vote in America?

18 years old

178. What makes up Congress?

The Senate and the House of Representatives

179. How many justices make up the Supreme Court?

9

180. By the mid-19th century, most of these people had been forced to move to smaller portions of land in the Midwest.

Native American tribes

181. If you were an abolitionist, what did that mean?

You wanted to end slavery.

182. On what date did terrorists hijack four planes killing nearly 3,000 people?

September 11, 2001

183. Who was one of the most prominent leaders of America’s Civil Rights Movement and was assassinated on April 4, 1968?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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National Parks USA Trivia

A national park is an area set aside by the government to preserve the natural environment. What do you know about them? Explore USA national parks trivia!

184. Name the national park pictured below.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

185. What national park is located in Maine, along the Atlantic coast, and was the first national park in the northeastern United States? It’s known for its rugged coastline, picturesque mountains, and forests.

Acadia National Park

188. Who is the only president/person to have a national park named after him as a result of his work for the park system?

Theodore Roosevelt- Theodore Roosevelt National Park

189. This national park has glaciers that cover over 2,000 square miles of this park. What is the name of it?

Glacier Bay National Park

190. What national park can you visit to see bison in the wild?

Yellowstone National Park

191. What is the largest National Park in the US?

A. Yellowstone

B. Yosemite

C. The Everglades

D. Wrangell-St. Elias

Answer: D- Wrangell St. Elias in Alaska- 13.2 million acres

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192. What was the first National Park in the US?

Yellowstone- 1872

193. Travel to this national park in New Mexico to find more than 119 caves hidden beneath the surface of the Chihuahuan Desert. What park is it?

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

194. In what national park can you spot alligators, manatees, and possibly a Florida panther lurking in the wetlands?

Everglades National Park

195. Visit a famous canyon at this national park. What is it?

Grand Canyon National Park

196. Explore the world’s longest-known cave system with over 4,000 miles at this national park. What is it?

Mammoth Cave National Park

197. Old and protected cacti live in this Arizona national park of the same name. What is it?

Saguaro National Park

198. Visit El Capitan, the largest exposed granite monolith in the world at this national park. What is it?

Yosemite

199. Looking to see the sunrise from one of the world’s largest volcanic craters? Visit this national park whose name means “House of the Sun”. What is it?

Haleakala National Park

Famous Landmark Quiz: USA Trivia

Finally, we finish our USA trivia with a fun landmark quiz.

200. In which U.S. city can you find the Alamo?

San Antonio, Texas

202. Plan to take a photo overlooking this natural and immense site in Arizona that millions of people visit each year. What is it?

Grand Canyon

Name The Landmark:

USA landmark quiz questions with answers

203. Mount Rushmore, SouthDakota

204. Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

205. Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco, California

206. Space Needle, Seattle, Washington

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207. Washington Monument, Washington D.C.

208. Empire State Building, New York City, New York

209. Niagara Falls, New York

210. Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Nevada

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