You Know You're American If You Get 30/35 on This Quiz



By: Annette

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About This Quiz

America is a pretty extraordinary country. (Okay, it's the best country.) In this quiz, you're going to get a real sense of why that's true.

So much has been invented and discovered here, and the eyes of the world look to us for further innovation, civil rights evolvement, artistic and scientific achievement, and spiritual progress. Truly, it boggles the mind, especially when you think of just how young our country really is! There's still so much time and room for improvement, and the hearts and minds of the U.S. are focused on just that.

Americana refers to things that are inherently American. For instance, the flag, military relics, hamburgers, Coca-Cola, baseball... you get the picture. In this quiz, we're not only going to explore these things, but we're also going to take you on a trip through the states, delve into American history, and throw in some completely useless questions about idiosyncratic American stuff! Hey, nothing wrong with a little variety.

It's about to get very stars-and-stripes and red, white, and blue in here. Do you think you can handle it? Of course you can, because you live in the greatest country in the world, and that means that you're ready for any challenge that lies ahead. God Bless America.

Who was the first man to walk on the moon?

Neil Armstrong was the first man to step on the moon. He was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on August 5, 1930.


The U.S.A. is a union of _____ independent states.

The U.S.A. is a union of 50 independent states. And every one of those states is darn beautiful.


What civil rights legend fought with nonviolence?

Martin Luther King Jr. is famous for being a civil rights leader who fought with nonviolent actions. His legacy shall never be forgotten.


Which president freed the slaves?

Abraham Lincoln will always be remembered as the president that freed the slaves. If you didn't get the memo yet, slavery was ubiquitous before then.


Who was president during the American Civil War?

Abraham Lincoln was famously president during the American Civil War. He was sadly assassinated before his presidency was finished.


What was the most recent state to join the union?

Hawaii was the last state to join the union. It was in the year 1959, and we're happy to have them.


The laws in the U.S.A. are _______.

The laws in the U.S.A. are different, depending upon what state you're in. Our nation unites these independent states.


Who can run for president?

To be president you must be a natural born citizen of this country. To be president, you must be 35 years of age.


What is the most commonly eaten food in the U.S.?

Hamburgers are the most eaten food in the U.S. After that you have hotdogs and French fries.


What ship brought the Pilgrims to New England in 1620?

The Mayflower was the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the U.S. in 1620. They landed on the shores of Cape Cod, in present day Massachusetts.


What state is famous for gumbo?

Louisiana is the home of gumbo. The stew is the official state cuisine.


How many U.S. states have the word "commonwealth" in their official title?

There are four U.S. states that have the word "commonwealth" in their official title. They are Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia.


Where is Mt. Rushmore?

The Mt. Rushmore Monument is located in South Dakota. The monument features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.


What is the largest city in the U.S. by population?

New York is the largest city in the U.S. by population. Los Angeles is the second, and then Chicago.


What's America's highest mountain?

Mount McKinley is the highest mountain in the U.S.A. It's also known as Denali, and it reaches 20,310 feet above sea level.


What is the longest river in the U.S.A.?

The Missouri River is the longest river in the United States. That being said, the most famous river might be the Mississippi.


In what year did the U.S.A. gain independence from England?

The U.S. gained independence from England in 1776. That's why we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th!


Who wrote, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal"?

Thomas Jefferson is famous for writing, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." This is the second paragraph of the United States Declaration of Independence.


What is the U.S.'s biggest export?

Machinery and electronics are the U.S.'s biggest export, and this includes computers. It accounts for roughly 13% of exports.


What organization is responsible for handling world problems and disputes?

The United Nations is responsible for handling world problems and disputes. The United States is host to the headquarters of the United Nations.


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

Alaska is the largest state in the U.S. But that definitely doesn't mean it's the most densely populated!


Where is Cloud Gate located?

The famous Cloud Gate is located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor.


What is the address of the White House?

The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Construction on the White House began on October 13, 1792.


Where are the Everglades?

The Everglades are located in the south of Florida. Be sure to take a trip to Everglades National Park!


How many home runs did Babe Ruth hit?

In his career, the Babe famously hit 714 home runs. He also had 2,873 hits.


In what year were women given the right to vote?

The nineteenth amendment was ratified in the year 1920. Women fought long and hard for that one.


Where is the Extraterrestrial Highway?

The famous Extraterrestrial Highway is located in Nevada. State Route 375 stretches 80 miles.


Where is "The Walking Dead" filmed?

The dystopian TV show is filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. We know that was a random question, but all Americans should know that.


Who was the second president of the U.S.?

John Adams was the second president of the United States. George Washington was the first, of course!


In which city was Starbucks founded?

Starbucks was founded in the fine city of Seattle, Washington. You can still go and visit the original Starbucks cafe today.


Where is Monument Valley?

Monument Valley is actually located on the Arizona-Utah border. It is known for the towering sandstone buttes of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.


Where does the majority of the U.S. population live?

The majority of the U.S. population still lives on the East Coast. The Northeast is particularly popular.


Who was the U.S. president from 1977 to 1981?

Jimmy Carter was president from 1977 to 1981. He was our 39th president.


Who bought Manhattan from Native Americans?

The Dutch were the first to purchase Manhattan Island from Native Americans. The purchase of the island took place in 1626.


Where was John F. Kennedy assassinated?

John F. Kennedy was assassinated when he was visiting Dallas, Texas. He was killed on November 22, 1963.


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