U.S. Trivia Quiz 2

The sentences below have unusual information about the U.S. Read the sentences carefully and choose the best answer for each blank. Then click the answer button to see the correct answer.

  1. "The Emerald City" is a kind of nickname for ___ .
    a. Seattle, Washington
    b. Miami, Florida
    c. Nashville, Tennessee

  2. The ___ is the only poisonous lizard found in the U.S.
    a. banded gecko
    b. komodo dragon
    c. gila monster

  3. "Chinook Jargon" was once used along the ___ for communication between Native Americans ("Indians") and Europeans.
    a. Northwest Coast
    b. Mississippi River
    c. Great Lakes

  4. The state of ___ is also known as the "Show-Me State."
    a. Montana
    b. Missouri
    c. Maryland

  5. Lake Okeechobee is found in the state of ___ .
    a. Oklahoma
    b. California
    c. Florida

  6. The political divisions of most U.S. states are called "counties," but in Louisiana they're called ___ .
    a. parishes
    b. boroughs
    c. provinces

  7. The seagull is the state bird of ___ .
    a. Utah
    b. Oregon
    c. Massachusetts

  8. The city where many commuters ride the "El" is ___ .
    a. San Francisco
    b. Chicago
    c. Denver

  9. A "prickly pear" is a kind of ___ .
    a. root vegetable
    b. marine (sea) animal
    c. cactus

  10. "Flapjacks" are ___ .
    a. pancakes
    b. wild donkeys
    c. hats that have ear covers

Copyright (C) 1996 by Dennis Oliver
This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal.