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1. What are the four cardinal directions on a compass rose, indicating the primary directions in U.S. geography?

North, South, East, West.

2. Which mountain range forms the western backbone of the United States?

The Rocky Mountains.

3. What is the longest river in the United States?

The Missouri River.

4. Which Great Lake is the largest by surface area in the United States?

Lake Superior.

5. In which state can you find the Grand Canyon?

Arizona.

6. What is the capital city of California?

Sacramento.

7. Which river is the longest in the United States, flowing through multiple states and the Gulf of Mexico?

The Mississippi River.

8. What is the highest peak in North America, located in Alaska?

Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley).

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

Florida.

10. What is the name of the peninsula in the northeastern United States that includes states like Maine and Vermont?

New England.

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

Minnesota.

12. Name the five Great Lakes.

Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario.

13. What is the capital city of Texas?

Austin.

14. In which state is Yellowstone National Park located?

Wyoming, with parts in Montana and Idaho.

15. Which river serves as a natural border between Texas and Mexico?

The Rio Grande.

16. What is the largest island in the state of Hawaii?

Hawaii (also known as the Big Island).

17. Which U.S. state is the smallest in terms of land area?

Rhode Island.

18. What is the highest peak in the contiguous United States?

Mount Whitney in California.

19. In which state can you find the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

Tennessee and North Carolina.

20. What is the largest desert in the United States, primarily located in Nevada?

The Great Basin Desert.

21. Name the three largest cities in the United States by population.

New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

22. Which river forms much of the border between Kentucky and Indiana?

The Ohio River.

23. In which state is the Mojave Desert located?

California.

24. What is the capital city of Florida?

Tallahassee.

25. Which state is known as the “Land of Enchantment”?

New Mexico.

26. Name the four states that meet at the Four Corners Monument.

Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.

27. In which state is Mount Rushmore located?

South Dakota.

28. What is the largest river in Alaska, known for its salmon runs?

The Yukon River.

29. Which two states are connected by the Mackinac Bridge?

Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

30. What is the capital city of Alaska?

Juneau.

31. In which state is the Everglades National Park located?

Florida.

32. Name the mountain range that includes famous peaks like Mount Rainier and Mount Hood.

The Cascade Range.

33. What is the capital city of Nevada?

Carson City.

34. Which state is known as the “Palmetto State”?

South Carolina.

35. In which state is the Great Salt Lake located?

Utah.

36. What is the longest river entirely within the state of Tennessee?

The Tennessee River.

37. Name the two largest cities in the state of Illinois.

Chicago and Aurora.

38. In which state is the Black Hills National Forest located?

South Dakota.

39. What is the largest island in Puget Sound, near Seattle?

Whidbey Island.

40. What river flows through the Grand Canyon and is a major tributary of the Colorado River?

The Little Colorado River.

41. Name the five boroughs of New York City.

Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.

42. In which state can you find the Ozark Mountains?

Arkansas and Missouri.

43. What is the capital city of Louisiana?

Baton Rouge.

44. Which state is known as the “Garden State”?

New Jersey.

45. In which state is Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States?

Oregon.

46. What is the capital city of Colorado?

Denver.

47. In which state is the Adirondack Park, one of the largest protected areas in the contiguous United States?

New York.

48. Name the two main rivers that converge to form the Mississippi River.

The Missouri River and the Upper Mississippi River.

49. In which state is the Great Dismal Swamp, known for its unique ecosystem?

Virginia and North Carolina.

50. What is the capital city of Vermont?

Montpelier.