USA Questions

USA
1.On which of the Great Lakes does Cleveland stand? Erie
2.Which US state name is derived from 2 French words meaning ‘green’ and ‘mountain’? Vermont
3.Which baseball player was known as ‘The Georgia Peach’ TY COBB
4.Which boxer was known as ‘The Manassa Mauler’ JACK DEMPSEY
5.Which US city is served by Logan International Airport? Boston
6.Between which two major cities does the famed Route 66 run in the USA? Chicago & Los Angeles
7. What did the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution do? BANNED ALCOHOL
8.On the coast of which US State did the Exxon Valdez run aground? ALASKA
9.Who became US President on the death of John F Kennedy? LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON
10.In June 1942, which American was given command of all the US Forces in Europe?
GENERAL EISENHOWER

USA
1.WHAT ROOM IN THE AVERAGE AMERICAN HOME IS THE SCENE OF THE GREATEST NUMBER OF ARGUMENTS? THE KITCHEN
2.WHAT EMPLOYEE GROOMING REGULATION AT DISNEY WORLD WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THE HIRING OF WALT DISNEY? BAN ON FACIAL HAIR
3.WHAT US STATE IS MOST DEPENDENT ON TOURISM, WITH ALMOST 50 % OF ITS JOBS TOURIST RELATED? NEVADA
4.WHAT IS THE DEEPEST GORGE ON THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT? GRAND CANYON
5.WHAT ARE THE 4 STATES THAT MEET AT “4 CORNERS”?
ARIZONA, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO AND UTAH
6.WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY SPELLED OUT IN THE HUGE MOUNTAINSIDE SIGN THAT WELCOMES VISITORS IN HOLLYWOOD? HOLLYWOOD LAND
7.HOW MANY TIME ZONES ARE THERE IN THE US, INCLUDING PUERTO RICO, THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND AMERICAN SAMOA? 8
8.WHERE IS IT ILLEGAL FOR A PORTRAIT OF A LIVING PERSON TO APPEAR IN THE US? POSTAGE STAMPS
9.WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF LATITUDE 39 DEGREES 43′ N IN AMERICAN HISTORY? MASON DIXON LINE
10. Which American city is nicknamed The Big Easy? New Orleans

USA
1.Which was the first US sitcom to be screened in front of a live studio audience? I Love Lucy
2. Which organisation has its headquarters at Langley, Virginia in the USA? The CIA
3. In what ship did the Pilgrim Fathers set sale from Devon in 1620? The Mayflower
4.On the hundredth anniversary of American independence the people of France made a presentation to the American people. What is it? The Statue Of Liberty
5. Who was shot outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington in March 1981? RONALD REAGAN
6.What had the American biology teacher John Scopes been teaching when he was charged with violating State law in 1925? DARWIN’S THEORY OF EVOLUTION
7. From which country did the USA purchase Florida in 1819? Spain
8. America’s gold is stored at Fort Knox, but where is its silver stored? At West Point
9. The capital of North Dakota was named after a German Chancellor, what is it? Bismarck
10. Name the capital of Tennessee which is also known as Music City USA? Nashville

USA
1. Which US capital is the home of the world wide corporate headquarters of Coca Cola? Atlanta (Georgia)
2. What did American Harland Sanders invent ? Kentucky Fried Chicken
3. In Britain he’s an undertaker. What is he called in The USA? Mortician
4. Who was the president of the USA when man first landed on the moon? Richard Nixon
5. Which city is home the NFL’s Bucaneers? Tampa Bay
6. According to the Pentagon, each US soldier should be equipped with a “combat emplacement evacuator”. What would a normal person call it? A Shovel
7. The Hoover Dam on the Colorado River was known by what name from 1933 to 1947? THE BOULDER DAM
8. Which American spinster, immortalised in verse, was accused of killing her parents with an axe in 1892? LIZZIE BORDEN
9. Who was the famous pilot of the U-2 spy plane shot down by Russia on 1st May 1960? GARY POWERS
10. Who was the youngest General in the American Civil War? GEORGE CUSTER

USA
1. Which US capital is the home of the world wide corporate headquarters of Coca Cola? Atlanta (Georgia)
2. What did American Harland Sanders invent ? Kentucky Fried Chicken
3. In Britain he’s an undertaker. What is he called in The USA? Mortician
4. Who was the president of the USA when man first landed on the moon? Richard Nixon
5. Which city is home the NFL’s Bucaneers? Tampa Bay
6. According to the Pentagon, each US soldier should be equipped with a “combat emplacement evacuator”. What would a normal person call it? A Shovel
7. OF ALL THE AMERICAN STATE CAPITALS WHICH ONE HAS THE MOST LETTERS IN ITS NAME? JEFFERSON CITY, STATE CAPITAL OF MISSOURI
8. Which Animal is the Symbol of the American Democratic party? Donkey
9. Name 6 U.S States beginning with the letter ‘ M ‘? Missouri, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Maine, and Maryland.
10. Ronald Reagan’s middle name is the same name as a former Prime Minister of Britain. What is his name? Wilson

USA
1.What is the name of the highest waterfalls in the USA? Yosemite Falls
2. In which state is Death Valley? California
3.Which is the largest borough of New York city? Queens
4. In which borough of New York is the district of Broadway? Manhattan
5.Which is the only Great Lake entirely within the US? Lake Michigan
6. What is the name of the Island on which the Statue of Liberty stands? Liberty Island
7.Which event took place on 24th October 1929? Wall Street Crash
8.Who is the famous widow of oil billionaire J Howard Marshall? Anna Nicole Smith
9.Which American was the first person to be assassinated on live television? Lee Harvey Oswald
10. In which US State would you find the skiing resort of Aspen? Colorado

USA
1.Who were the Passengers on the ‘Mayflower’s’ second Atlantic crossing? Slaves
2.What is the Motto for the U.S.A.? In God we trust
3. Which is the smallest US State? Rhode island
4.Who had a rifle called ‘ Old Betsy ‘? David Crockett
5.Who was the King of England during the American Revolution? George 3rd
6. Which Country presented the Statue of Liberty to the United States? France
7. Why were Zachary Taylor, James Polk and Millard Fillmore famous names in the USA? THEY WERE ALL PRESIDENTS
8.The importation of what into the U.S.A. was forbidden from 1st January 1808? SLAVES
9. Which state in the USA was named in honour of Queen Elizabeth 1st? Virginia
10. Three States Of The USA Have Names With Only Four Letters; Ohio, Iowa, And Which Other? Utah

USA
1.What is the capital of New York? Albany
2. What is highest mountain in the USA? Mt Mickinley
3.Who wrote the words “Where have you gone Joe Demaggio?”? Paul Simon
4. WHAT DID THE UNITED STATES PURCHASE FROM FRANCE IN 1603? LOUISIANA
5.Which American president ordered the dropping of the first atomic bomb? HARRY S TRUMAN
6.Where did General Custer make his ill-fated ‘last stand’? Little Bighorn
7.Which American city has eight of the world’s 10 largest hotels? Las Vegas
8. Which was the first US sitcom to be screened in front of a live studio audience? I Love Lucy
9. What had the American biology teacher John Scopes been teaching when he was charged with violating State law in 1925? DARWIN’S THEORY OF EVOLUTION
10. Of which city is Jerry Springer a former mayor? Cincinnati

USA Places
1 Which American city is nicknamed The Big Easy?

2 What is the name of the Californian town that houses a Disney theme park?

3 Alphabetically which is the first US state?

4 Which is the only American city to be named after a British Prime Minister?

5 In which city was Arnold Schwarzenegger inaugurated as Governor of California in November 2003?

6 O’Hare Airport, the largest airport in the USA, serves which city?

7 Which major US city was formerly called Trimontaine?

8 Which US state, nicknamed the Gem State, has Boise as its state capital and the mountain bluebird as its state bird?

9 What female name was given to the hurricane that lashed the East coast in September 2003?

10 Which is the only American state capital that has three words in its name?

Answers
New Orleans
Anaheim
Alabama
Pittsburgh, after William Pitt
Sacramento
Chicago
Boston
Idaho
Isobel
Salt Lake City

USA People
1 Of which city is Jerry Springer a former mayor?

2 What was the surname of Clyde with regard to the criminal duo Bonnie & Clyde?

3 Which famous US author was the first ever author to send a publisher a type written manuscript?

4 Which former US President died on January 23, 1973?

5 Which astronaut was played by Tom Hanks in the film Apollo 13?

6 In which state of the USA was George Washington born?

7 Which pop superstar married Guy Ritchie in Skibo Castle?

8 Which author links the books The Firm, The Pelican Brief and The Client?

9 Who was arrested in Dallas on November 22, 1963 and shot dead two days later?

10 Who was the only US President to die at sea?

Answers
Cincinnati
Clyde Barrow
Mark Twain
Lyndon B Johnson
Jim Lovell
Virginia
Madonna
John Grisham
Lee Harvey Oswald
Warren Harding

USA Sport
1 Which city hosted the 1984 Summer Olympics?

2 In the game of baseball, what is a can of corn?

3 The Borg Warner Trophy is awarded annually to the winner of which motor race?

4 What is the name of the rules that govern the sport of American football?

5 At the end of the 20th century who was named Athlete Of The Century by the IAAF?

6 Which baseball star is mentioned in the lyrics of the Simon & Garfunkel hit “Mrs Robinson”?

7 Which US boxer is nicknamed The Real Deal?

8 Who was the only non-American golfer to win the US Open in the 1990s?

9 Which American city hosted the football World Cup final in 1994?

10 Nicknamed The Kentucky Kid, who was the first jockey to win the Epsom Derby and the Kentucky Derby?

Answers
Los Angeles
The name given to an easy catch
Indianapolis 500
Harvard Rules
Carl Lewis
Joe Di Maggio
Evander Holyfield
Ernie Els
Pasadena
Steve Cauthen

Entertainment USA
1 What did the American pop group REO Speedwagon name themselves after?

2 Name the two actresses who played the Banger Sisters in a 2002 film.

3 What is the name of the hometown of Buffy The Vampire Slayer?

4 Which film ended with Cher singing “The Shoop Shoop Song”?

5 Which legendary recording artist, who founded the Love Unlimited Orchestra, died in 2003?

6 Which was the first US sitcom to be screened in front of a live studio audience?

7 Which director links the films, Platoon, JFK and The Doors?

8 In 2003 which rock star became a co-owner of the American football team Philadelphia Storm?

9 At the 2003 Emmy Awards which series won the award in the Best Drama category?

10 Who is the only male actor to appear in all three Godfather films?

Answers
An American fire truck
Susan Sarandon & Goldie Hawn
Sunnydale
Mermaids
Barry White
I Love Lucy
Oliver Stone
Jon Bon Jovi
The West Wing
Al Pacino

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