Do you know U.S. geography like the back of your hand? Can you account for all the nooks, creeks and byways of America's backcountry and major cities? Put your knowledge to the test with this here quiz that separates the geography beginners from the pros. Guess directions, square miles, county seats and the like as you mentally trot from east coast to west while visualizing all points in between. That's only about 3,000 miles to imagine. A piece of cake, right?
There's a little bit of landmark trivia and a lot of questions about water bodies. Mountain ranges spring up from time to time, and border facts are a guarantee on this quiz. We also touch on history tidbits, highlighting years built and dates formed of America's most prominent geo-markers. Major cities and rustic no man's lands get equal billing on this test of U.S. map wisdom. But no peeking for answers! Just think through the questions. Consider the proximities provided and follow the hints.
After this brief wit fit, you'll be one step closer to ditching your GPS for good. Go on and give it your best go!
Which is the most populous U.S. state?
California is the 31st state of the union. This west coast state became the most populous state in the early 1960s.
In 1751, the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly commissioned the Liberty Bell to hang in Philadelphia's State House, which is now named Independence Hall. The bell is a symbol of freedom and was cast in London, England before it was delivered to America in 1752.
The U.S. state of Wyoming lies approximately 865 miles south of Saskatchewan, Canada. Montana lies immediately north of Wyoming, and lines Canada's southern border, as do Washington, Idaho, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
Great Falls, Montana has been dubbed "Electric City" in recognition of its vast hydroelectric power technologies. It's Montana's second-largest city and lies at the junction of the Sun and Missouri rivers.
Which is not a river located in the United States?
The Seine River measures 483 miles long and is located in Paris, France. The Moosup River spans nearly 24 miles in Rhode Island, and the Snake River flows through the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.