What port city in southeastern North Carolina was the birthplace of Michael Jordan, the great National Basketball Association (NBA) player?

Wilmington
πŸ™‚ Correct!
Charleston
Oops, wrong city and state!
Savannah
No, wrong city and state.
Raleigh
No..
Norfolk
Wrong city and state.

What is the most common surname in most US states?

Smith
πŸ™‚ Correct! Smith, Williams, and Johnson are common in many states.
Jones
Oops — try again!
Lee
No, but it is common in Hawaii.
Garcia
Garcia is one of the more common surnames in the southwestern US. In fact, California’s top 3 surnames are all Latino in origin.
Miller
Miller is common in several states, but not most states.

What is the largest US state (by area) east of the Mississippi River?

Michigan
πŸ™‚ You’re right! Michigan is by far the largest state east of the Mississippi.
Florida
Oops — try again!
Wisconsin
Nope, give it another shot!
Georgia
Guess again!
Tennessee
Sorry, want to pick another?

Which US state straddles the Tropic of Cancer?

Hawaii
πŸ™‚ You’re right!
Alaska
Oops — try again!
Mississippi
Nope, give it another shot!
Maine
Guess again!
Washington
Sorry, want to pick another?

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

Select to see all eight
Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Utah. (Ohio has only three!)

What is the sole US state that includes only three unique letters in its name?

Select to see the answer.
Ohio: O, H, and I

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

Texas
πŸ™‚ You got it! The largest states are, starting with the largest: Alaska, Texas, California, Montana, and New Mexico.
California
Oops — try again!
Montana
Nope, give it another shot!
New Mexico
Guess again!
Arizona
Sorry, want to pick another?

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
πŸ™‚ Correct! The Wright brothers flew the Wright Flyer four times on December 17, 1903.
Ohio
Try again. The Wright Brothers were from Ohio, but their flight experiments took place in North Carolina.
Virginia
Look south…
South Carolina
Wrong Carolina…
Georgia
Look north…

A portion of the United States’ Yellowstone National Park is located in which of the following states?

Yellowstone
Yellowstone
Wyoming
πŸ™‚ Smart!
Utah
Oops — try again!
Colorado
Nope, give it another shot!
California
Guess again!
South Dakota
Sorry, want to pick another?

Which one of the following US states borders North Carolina?

North Carolina (Asheville's Biltmore Estate)
North Carolina (Asheville’s Biltmore Estate)
Georgia
πŸ™‚ Yes!
Kentucky
Oops — try again!
Maryland
Nope, give it another shot!
West Virginia
Guess again!
Alabama
Sorry, want to pick another?

What is the capital of the US state of California?

Sacramento
πŸ™‚ Well done!
San Francisco
Oops — try again!
Los Angeles
Nope, give it another shot!
Salinas
Guess again!
Santa Barbara
Sorry, want to pick another?

What Canadian territory lies east of the US state of Alaska?

Alaska
Alaska
Yukon
πŸ™‚ Well done!
British Columbia
Oops — try again!
Alberta
Nope, give it another shot!
Nunavut
Guess again!
Northwest Territories
Sorry, want to pick another?