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1. What is the capital city of the United States?

Washington, D.C.

2. How many states are there in the United States?

There are 50 states in the United States.

3. What are the three branches of the U.S. government?

Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.

4. Who is the current President of the United States? (As of my last knowledge update in January 2022)

As of my last knowledge update, Joe Biden is the President of the United States.

5. What is the national anthem of the United States?

The Star-Spangled Banner.

6. Which river is the longest in the United States?

The Missouri River.

7. What is the tallest mountain in North America, located in Alaska?

Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley).

8. In what year did the United States gain its independence?

1776.

9. How many time zones does the continental U.S. have?

There are four time zones: Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific.

10. Which document serves as the supreme law of the land in the United States?

The Constitution of the United States.

11. What is the currency used in the United States?

The United States Dollar (USD).

12. Who was the first President of the United States?

George Washington.

13. What is the nickname for the U.S. flag?

The Stars and Stripes.

14. Which ocean is on the east coast of the United States?

The Atlantic Ocean.

15. What is the largest national park in the United States?

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

16. Which state is known as the “Sunshine State”?

Florida.

17. Who is known as the “Father of the Constitution” for his role in drafting the U.S. Constitution?

James Madison.

18. What is the official bird of the United States?

The Bald Eagle.

19. Which U.S. holiday is celebrated on July 4th to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence?

Independence Day.

20. What is the nickname for the U.S. Constitution’s first ten amendments?

The Bill of Rights.

21. Which state is known as the “Lone Star State”?

Texas.

22. In which city did the Wright brothers make their first powered airplane flight?

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

23. What is the tallest building in the United States? (As of my last knowledge update in January 2022)

One World Trade Center in New York City.

24. Which river runs through the Grand Canyon in Arizona?

The Colorado River.

25. What is the official language of the United States?

There is no official language at the federal level, but English is the de facto language.

26. What is the largest lake by surface area in the United States?

Lake Superior.

27. Who is the author of the Gettysburg Address?

Abraham Lincoln.

28. What is the nickname for the U.S. Marines?

The Few, The Proud.

29. Which U.S. state is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”?

Minnesota.

30. What is the national flower of the United States?

The Rose.

31. Which U.S. state is known as the “Volunteer State”?

Tennessee.

32. Who is featured on the U.S. $100 bill?

Benjamin Franklin.

33. What is the largest desert in the United States?

The Great Basin Desert.

34. In which year did the Civil War in the United States end?

1865.

35. What is the official motto of the United States?

“In God We Trust.”

36. Which mountain range stretches from Canada to New Mexico in the western United States?

The Rocky Mountains.

37. What is the most populous city in the United States? (As of my last knowledge update in January 2022)

New York City.

38. Which U.S. state is known as the “Sunflower State”?

Kansas.

39. What is the nickname for the U.S. Navy?

The Silent Service.

40. Which river is often considered the longest in the world and flows through the United States?

The Missouri River (when combined with the Mississippi River system).

41. Which U.S. state is known as the “Last Frontier”?

Alaska.

42. What is the highest mountain peak in the contiguous United States?

Mount Whitney in California.

43. Who was the main author of the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson.

44. Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants freedom of speech, religion, and the press?

The First Amendment.

45. What is the largest island in the United States?

Hawaii (Hawai’i).

46. Which U.S. state is known as the “Show-Me State”?

Missouri.

47. What is the nickname for the U.S. Air Force?

The Wild Blue Yonder.

48. Which U.S. state is known as the “Green Mountain State”?

Vermont.

49. What is the official tree of the United States?

The Oak Tree.

50. Who is featured on the U.S. $20 bill?

Andrew Jackson.