A: Geography

88. Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States

Correct answers (choose one):

  • Missouri (River)
  • Mississippi (River)

89. What ocean is on the West Coast of the U.s.?

Correct answer: Pacific Ocean

90. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?

Correct answer: Atlantic Ocean

91. Name one U.S. territory

Correct answers (choose one):

  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • American Samoa
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Guam

Explanation: The U.S. has five major territories, meaning pieces of land owned and controlled by the United States.

92. Name one state that borders Canada

Correct answers (choose one):

  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Montana
  • Idaho
  • Washington
  • Alaska

93. Name one state that borders Mexico

Correct answers (choose one):

  • California
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Texas

94. What is the capital of the United States?*

Correct answer: Washington, D.C.

Explanation: Washington D.C., officially called the District of Columbia, is where the White House and the Capitol are located.

95. Where is the Statue of Liberty?*

Correct answers (choose one):

  • New York Harbor
  • Liberty Island
  • New Jersey,
  • Near New York City
  • On the Hudson River

Explanation: The Statue of Liberty, located on Liberty Island in New York City, was a gift from France to celebrate the friendship between the two countries. It has become a symbol for freedom and justice.

B: Symbols

96. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?

Correct answers (choose one):

  • because there were 13 original colonies
  • because the stripes represent the original colonies

97. Why does the flag have 50 stars?*

Correct answers (choose one):

  • because there is one star for each state
  • because each star represents a state
  • because there are 50 states

98. What is the name of the national anthem?

Correct answer: The Star-Spangled Banner

Explanation: During the War of 1812, an amateur poet named Francis Scott Key was inspired to write what became the Star-Spangled Banner after witnessing an American Flag flying over Fort McHenry in Baltimore.

C: Holidays

99. When do we celebrate Independence Day?*

Correct answer: July 4

Explanation: On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring the United States as a separate country to Britain. The U.S. now celebrates Independence Day every July 4th.

100. Name two national U.S. holidays

Correct answers (choose two):

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
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