In which West Virginia town did abolitionist John Brown initiate an armed slave revolt in 1859 by taking over a United States arsenal?

Harper’s Ferry
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Charleston
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Beckley
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Morgantown
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Huntington
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What is the largest US state (by area) east of the Mississippi River?

Michigan
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Florida
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Wisconsin
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Georgia
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Tennessee
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In which US city will you find the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum?

US city

Chicago
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Houston
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Seattle
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Which US city has professional sports teams with these names?: Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, and Stars

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Which US state straddles the Tropic of Cancer?

Hawaii
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Alaska
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Mississippi
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Maine
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Washington
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What portmanteau of “motor” and “town” has become a nickname for Detroit, and is a record company name?

Detroit

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Motown was incorporated as Motown Record Corporation in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

How many US states can you identify that use only four unique letters in their names?

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Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Utah. (Ohio has only three!)

How many US states border Canada?

13
πŸ™‚ That’s correct! The 13 US states that border Canada (including on Lake Erie) are: Maine, New Hampshire,Β Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania,Β Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Alaska
10
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9
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12
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15
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What is the sole US state that includes only three unique letters in its name?

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Ohio: O, H, and I

What is the second-largest state (by area) in the United States after Alaska?

Texas
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California
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Montana
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New Mexico
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Arizona
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Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of which US city?

Hollywood

Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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San Diego
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Vancouver
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Seattle
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The Wright Flyer was the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft — it flew in Kill Devil Hills on the coast of what US state in 1903?

North Carolina
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Ohio
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Virginia
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South Carolina
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Georgia
Look north…

The team from this Caribbean island nation off the northeast coast of Venezuela beat the United States’ team in a soccer/football qualifier match in 2017 to prevent the US from reaching the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

Trinidad and Tobago
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Barbados
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Dominica
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Grenada
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Martinique
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In which US city is the Carter Presidential Center found?

Carter Presidential Center
Carter Presidential Center
Atlanta
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Raleigh
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Richmond
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Dallas
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Birmingham
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What are the five largest countries in the world, in order from first to fifth (by land area)?

Russia, Canada, United States of America, China, Brazil
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Russia, Canada, United States of America, China, Australia
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Russia, Canada, United States of America, Brazil, China
Nope, give it another shot! China is larger than Brazil.
Russia, Canada, China, United States of America, Brazil
No, the USA is larger than China.
Canada, Russia, United States of America, China, Brazil
Sorry, Russia is larger than Canada.

What US city is shown in the picture?

United States city view

New York
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Boston
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Philadelphia
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The largest house in the United States is located in Asheville, NC. What is its name?

Largest house in the United States
Largest house in the United States
Biltmore Estate
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Oheka Castle
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Whitemarsh Hall
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Arden House
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Cornelius Vanderbilt II House
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In which US city are the sea lions in this video located?

San Francisco, California
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Los Angeles, California
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San Diego, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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Seattle, Washington
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A portion of the United States’ Yellowstone National Park is located in which of the following states?

Yellowstone
Yellowstone
Wyoming
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Utah
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Colorado
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California
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South Dakota
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Which one of the following US states borders North Carolina?

North Carolina (Asheville's Biltmore Estate)
North Carolina (Asheville’s Biltmore Estate)
Georgia
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Kentucky
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Maryland
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West Virginia
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Alabama
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What is the capital of the US state of California?

Sacramento
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Salinas
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Santa Barbara
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What Canadian territory lies east of the US state of Alaska?

Alaska
Alaska
Yukon
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British Columbia
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Alberta
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Nunavut
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Northwest Territories
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Which of the following cities preceded Richmond as the capital of the Confederacy during the US Civil War?

Montgomery
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Birmingham
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Raleigh
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Charleston
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Jackson
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