The Ultimate USA Quiz: 130 Questions and Answers about America

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The United States of America are famous for many things including national parks, cities, landmarks, economy and plenty more.

In this US trivia quiz, you will discover 14 rounds of questions. The topics are varied and include food, history, geography, states and you will also find 2 picture quizzes about the US.

Each round is made of 5 or 10 questions but you will also have the opportunity to grab a few bonus points here and there. First, you will discover the questions about the USA and if you scroll a bit, the answers will be there.

So, are you ready to discover how well you know the USA? Let’s get started!

Round 1: US General Knowledge Quiz Questions

US General Knowledge quiz
  1. What is the capital of the USA?
  2. What currency is used in the USA?
  3. How many stars are there on the US flag? 
  4. What was the last state to join the United States of America?
  5. The USA are the third-largest country in the world. What are the first and second largest?
  6. What is the anthem of the USA?
  7. What is the US national bird?
  8. What is the least populous state in the USA?
  9. How many states is New England made of (+ 1 bonus point per state name)?
  10. What is the smallest US bank note you can get (as in lowest value)?

Round 1: US General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

Here are all the USA trivia questions and answers.

  1. What is the capital of the USA? Washington DC
  2. What currency is used in the USA? US Dollar
  3. How many stars are there on the US flag? 50 
  4. What was the last state to join the United States of America? Hawaii
  5. The USA are the third-largest country in the world. What are the first and second largest? Russia and Canada.
  6. What is the anthem of the USA? Star-Spangled banner
  7. What is the US national bird? Bald Eagle
  8. What is the least populous state in the USA? Wyoming
  9. How many states is New England made of (+ 1 bonus point per state name)? Six. Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
  10. What is the smallest US bank note you can get (as in lowest value)? 1 dollar.

💡USA TRIVIA: Alaska and Hawaii both joined the USA in 1959. Alaska joined in January and Hawaii in August so, although the gap is quite small, Hawaii was the last state to join.

Round 2: USA General Knowledge Multiple Choice Quiz Questions

US quiz multiple choice questions
  1. Who invented the Cherokee alphabet?
    1. Sequoyah
    2. Attakullakulla
    3. Oconostota
    4. Dennis Bushyhead
  2. When was the Battle of New Orleans?
    1. 1615
    2. 1715
    3. 1815
    4. 1915
  3. When did the World Trade Center open?
    1. 1963
    2. 1973
    3. 1983
    4. 1993
  4. What is the largest National Park in the USA?
    1. Yellowstone
    2. Yosemite
    3. The Everglades
    4. Wrangell-St. Elias
  5. When did Magic Kingdom, Disney World in Florida, opened?
    1. 1961
    2. 1971
    3. 1981
    4. 1991

Round 2: USA General Knowledge Multiple Choice Quiz Questions and Answers

  1. Who invented the Cherokee alphabet? Sequoyah
  2. When was the Battle of New Orleans? 1815
  3. When did the World Trade Center open? 1973
  4. What is the largest National Park in the USA? Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
  5. When did Magic Kingdom, Disney World in Florida, opened? 1971

💡 USA TRIVIA: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is located in Alaska and was established in 1980.

Round 3: US geography Quiz Questions

US geography quiz
  1. Which ocean borders the USA on the west?
  2. How many countries share borders with the USA (+ 1 bonus point per name)?
  3. What is the highest peak in the USA?
  4. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from another country. Which one was it?
  5. How many states are there on the American mainland?
  6. What is the biggest and most populous US territory?
  7. What is the most populous city in the US?
  8. What is the largest US State by land area?
  9. What is the longest river in the US?
  10. In which US city can you find the Alamo?

Round 3: US geography Quiz Questions and Answers

  1. Which ocean borders the USA on the west? Pacific Ocean
  2. How many countries share borders with the USA (+ 1 bonus point per name)? Two. Canada and Mexico.
  3. What is the highest peak in the USA? Denali, Alaska
  4. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from another country. Which one was it? France
  5. How many states are there on the American mainland? 49
  6. What is the biggest and most populous US territory? Puerto Rico
  7. What is the most populous city in the US? New York City
  8. What is the largest US State by land area? Alaska
  9. What is the longest river in the US? Missouri River
  10. In which US city can you find the Alamo? San Antonio, Texas

💡 USA TRIVIA: Over 8 million people live in NYC, making it the most populous city in the country. To give you an idea of how it compares with others, 3.8 million people live in Los Angeles and 2.6 million in Chicago.

Round 4: American Music Quiz Questions

American music quiz
  1. Which famous American artist was living in a mansion called Graceland?
  2. Who was nicknamed “King of Pop”?
  3. In which state was Taylor Swift born?
  4. Who were the 3 members of Destiny’s Child (1 point per member)?
  5. Which American singer is best known for the songs “Purple Rain” and “When Doves cry”?
  6. From which Madonna album is “Hung up”?
  7. What is Mariah Carey’s famous Christmas song?
  8. Who sang “Born in the USA”?
  9. Which American rapper’s real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III?
  10.  Which American singer and civil rights activist sang “Think”?

Round 4: American Music Quiz Questions and Answers

  1. Which famous American artist was living in a mansion called Graceland? Elvis Presley
  2. Who was nicknamed “King of Pop”? Michael Jackson
  3. In which state was Taylor Swift born? Pennsylvania
  4. Who were the 3 members of Destiny’s Child (1 point per member)? Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams.
  5. Which American singer is best known for the songs “Purple Rain” and “When Doves cry”? Prince
  6. From which Madonna album is “Hung up”? Confessions on a dance floor
  7. What is Mariah Carey’s famous Christmas song? All I want for Christmas is you
  8. Who sang “Born in the USA”? Bruce Springsteen
  9. Which American rapper’s real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III? Eminem
  10.  Which American singer and civil rights activist sang “Think”? Aretha Franklin

Round 5: American Literature Quiz Questions

American literature quiz
  1. Which book written by Harper Lee was published in 1960 and is widely read in high schools and middle schools?
  2. Which American Prize is an award for achievements in literature within the USA?
  3. Who wrote The Great Gatsby?
  4. Which novel by Ernest Hemingway portrays American and British expats traveling from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona?
  5. Who wrote Catch-22?
  6. Which book is considered as Nathaniel Hawthorne‘s Masterwork?
  7. In which book can you find the characters George Milton and Lennie Small (+ Bonus point for the author)?
  8. Which book was recently adapted in a movie starring Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan,  Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen (+ Bonus point for the author)?
  9. Who wrote “Gone with the Wind”?
  10. Which book by American writer Ray Bradbury is a 1953 dystopian novel?

Round 5: American Literature Quiz Questions and Answers

  1. Which book written by Harper Lee was published in 1960 and is widely read in high schools and middle schools? To Kill a Mockingbird
  2. Which American Prize is an award for achievements in literature within the USA? Pulitzer Prize
  3. Who wrote The Great Gatsby? F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. Which novel by Ernest Hemingway portrays American and British expats traveling from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona? The sun also rises
  5. Who wrote Catch-22? Joseph Heller
  6. Which book is considered as Nathaniel Hawthorne‘s Masterwork? The Scarlet Letter
  7. In which book can you find the characters George Milton and Lennie Small (+ Bonus point for the author)? Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  8. Which book was recently adapted in a movie starring Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan,  Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen (+ Bonus point for the author)? Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  9. Who wrote “Gone with the Wind”? Margaret Mitchell
  10. Which book by American writer Ray Bradbury is a 1953 dystopian novel? Fahrenheit 451

Round 6: American Movies Quiz Questions

American movies quiz
  1. Which 2006 movie features two shepherds called Ennis and Jack?
  2. In which two states can you find the Universal Studios?
  3. Who played Lorelei in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”?
  4. Who played Solomon Northup in “12 Years a Slave”?
  5. Which 1957 movie directed by Sidney Lumet is set in a courtroom?
  6. Who plays Don Vito Corleone in the Godfather?
  7. What is the name of Jennifer Lawrence’s character in The Hunger Games?
  8. Who directed “Pulp Fiction”?
  9. Who plays Forrest Gump?
  10.  On which river does Sully land the plane in the movie Sully?

Round 6: American Movies Quiz Questions and Answers

  1. Which 2006 movie features two shepherds called Ennis and Jack? Brokeback Mountain
  2. In which two states can you find the Universal Studios? California and Florida
  3. Who played Lorelei in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”? Marilyn Monroe
  4. Who played Solomon Northup in “12 Years a Slave”? Chiwetel Ejiofor
  5. Which 1957 movie directed by Sidney Lumet is set in a courtroom? 12 Angry Men
  6. Who plays Don Vito Corleone in the Godfather? Marlon Brando
  7. What is the name of Jennifer Lawrence’s character in The Hunger Games? Katniss Everdeen
  8. Who directed “Pulp Fiction”? Quentin Tarantino
  9. Who plays Forrest Gump? Tom Hanks
  10.  On which river does Sully land the plane in the movie Sully? The Hudson River

Round 7: American TV Shows Quiz Questions

American TV Shows quiz
  1. Who plays Jessica in “New Girl”?
  2. How many seasons of “The Big Bang Theory” are there?
  3. Who plays Francis Underwood in “House of Cards”?
  4. What is the name of Sofía Vergara’s character in “Modern Family”?
  5. In Gilmore Girls, who is Rory’s boyfriend in college?
  6. For which agency does Donald Draper work in “Mad Men”?
  7. In which city is “Jane The Virgin” set?
  8. What is the name of the cafe in “Friends”?
  9. What is the name of Taylor Schilling‘s character in “Orange is the New Black”?
  10. In which state do The Sopranos live?

Round 7: American TV Shows Quiz Questions and Answers

  1. Who plays Jessica in “New Girl”? Zoey Deschanel
  2. How many seasons of “The Big Bang Theory” are there? 12
  3. Who plays Francis Underwood in “House of Cards”? Kevin Spacey
  4. What is the name of Sofía Vergara’s character in “Modern Family”? Gloria Delgado
  5. In Gilmore Girls, who is Rory’s boyfriend in college? Logan Huntzberger
  6. For which agency does Donald Draper work in “Mad Men”? Sterling Cooper
  7. In which city is “Jane The Virgin” set? Miami
  8. What is the name of the cafe in “Friends”? Central Perk
  9. What is the name of Taylor Schilling‘s character in “Orange is the New Black”? Piper Chapman
  10. In which state do The Sopranos live? New Jersey

Round 8: American History Quiz Questions

American history quiz
  1. When did the US declare independence from Britain (full date)?
  2. When did Christopher Columbus discover the Americas?
  3. Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
  4. How did the Dutch settlers originally named Manhattan?
  5. When was slavery abolished in the US?
  6. Which battle was fought between the 1st and 3rd of July 1863?
  7. Who was the first person to walk on the moon?
  8. What happened on the 7th of December 1941?
  9. In which city was Martin Luther King, Jr. killed?
  10. Who was the first and only president to resign?

Round 8: American History Quiz Questions and Answers

  1. When did the US declare independence from Britain (full date)? 4th of July 1776
  2. When did Christopher Columbus discover the Americas? 1492
  3. Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson
  4. How did the Dutch settlers originally named Manhattan? New Amsterdam
  5. When was slavery abolished in the US? 1865
  6. Which battle was fought between the 1st and 3rd of July 1863? Battle of Gettysburg
  7. Who was the first person to walk on the moon? Neil Armstrong
  8. What happened on the 7th of December 1941? Attack of Pearl Harbor
  9. In which city was Martin Luther King, Jr. killed? Memphis
  10. Who was the first and only president to resign? Richard Nixon

Round 9: US Presidents Quiz Questions

US Presidents quiz
  1. Who was the first president of the USA?
  2. Who was George W. Bush’s vice president?
  3. Who was Donald Trump’s first wife?
  4. When did Bill Clinton become President?
  5. Which US President was the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975?
  6. Which US President was an actor who played in Bedtime for Bonzo?
  7. What is the name of the official residence of the US Presidents?
  8. Who was the 44th US President?
  9. Who was JFK’s wife?
  10. Who was President when 911 happened?

Round 9: US Presidents Quiz Questions and Answers

  1. Who was the first president of the USA? George Washington
  2. Who was George W. Bush’s vice president? Dick Cheney
  3. Who was Donald Trump’s first wife? Ivana Trump
  4. When did Bill Clinton become President? 1993
  5. Which US President was the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975? Jimmy Carter
  6. Which US President was an actor who played in Bedtime for Bonzo? Ronald Reagan
  7. What is the name of the official residence of the US Presidents? White House
  8. Who was the 44th US President? Barack Obama
  9. Who was JFK’s wife? Jaqueline (“Jackie) Kennedy
  10. Who was President when 911 happened? George W. Bush

Round 10: American food Quiz Questions

American food quiz
  1. In which state was the Key Lime Pie invented?
  2. What is the name of the iconic “Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling”?
  3. What sausage is placed on a stick, coated in cornmeal batter and deep fried?
  4. Where can you find the only McDonalds with a Blue “M”?
  5. From which state is the Gumbo?
  6. What is a California roll?
  7. What type of porridge is made of boiled cornmeal?
  8. What fish stew originated in San Francisco?
  9. What popular campfire consists of toasted marshmallows, chocolate and crackers?
  10. Which town in Texas is known as the Barbecue Capital of Texas?

Round 10: American food Quiz Questions and Answers

  1. In which state was the Key Lime Pie invented? Florida, in the Florida Keys to be more specific.
  2. What is the name of the iconic “Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling”? Twinkies
  3. What sausage is placed on a stick, coated in cornmeal batter and deep fried? Corn Dog
  4. Where can you find the only McDonalds with a Blue “M”? Sedona, Arizona
  5. From which state is the Gumbo? Louisiana
  6. What is a California roll? A sushi
  7. What type of porridge is made of boiled cornmeal? Grits
  8. What fish stew originated in San Francisco? Cioppino
  9. What popular campfire consists of toasted marshmallows, chocolate and crackers? S’Mores
  10. Which town in Texas is known as the Barbecue Capital of Texas? Lockhart

Round 11: American sport Quiz Questions

American Sport quiz
  1. When did Maroon 5 sing at the Super Bowl?
  2. What is the name of the hockey team in Tampa, FL?
  3. How many times did the US host the Winter Olympics?
  4. In which state was Venus Williams born?
  5. Who is the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time?
  6. Which American boxer was nicknamed “The Baddest Man on the Planet”?
  7. Which American surfer won the world surfing championship 11 times?
  8. Who won the Super Bowl in 2021?
  9. Who was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition (figure skating)?
  10. Basketball player Tony Parker has dual citizenship. Which ones are they?

Round 11: American sport Quiz Questions and Answers

  1. When did Maroon 5 sing at the Super Bowl? 2019
  2. What is the name of the hockey team in Tampa, FL? Tampa Bay Lightning
  3. How many times did the US host the Winter Olympics? Four times. 1932, 1960, 1980 and 2002.
  4. In which state was Venus Williams born? California
  5. Who is the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time? Michael Phelps
  6. Which American boxer was nicknamed “The Baddest Man on the Planet”? Mike Tyson
  7. Which American surfer won the world surfing championship 11 times? Kelly Slater
  8. Who won the Super Bowl in 2021? Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  9. Who was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition (figure skating)? Tonya Harding
  10. Basketball player Tony Parker has dual citizenship. Which ones are they? American and French.

Round 12: Travel Quiz Questions about the USA

Travel quiz about the USA
  1. If you are flying to O’Hare International Airport, where are you flying to?
  2. Which one of these two cities is closer to New Orleans? Austin or Miami?
  3. What is the longest Amtrak route?
  4. What was the first National Park in the US?
  5. Is the distance between New York City and Miami under or over 1,000 miles?

Round 12: Travel Quiz Questions and Answers about the USA

  1. If you are flying to O’Hare International Airport, where are you flying to? Chicago
  2. Which one of these two cities is closer to New Orleans? Austin or Miami? Austin
  3. What is the longest Amtrak route? Texas Eagle (Chicago to Los Angeles)
  4. What was the first National Park in the US? Yosemite
  5. Is the distance between New York City and Miami under or over 1,000 miles? Over, around 1,300 miles.

Round 13: Famous Landmarks in the US Picture Quiz

American landmarks picture quiz

Round 13: Famous Landmarks in the US Picture Quiz Answers

  1. Golden Gate, California
  2. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
  3. Seven Mile Bridge, Florida
  4. Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
  5. Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, Massachusetts
  6. Alcatraz Island, California
  7. Statue of Liberty, New York
  8. Empire State Building, New York
  9. The Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
  10. Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Round 14: National Parks in the US Picture Quiz

Picture quiz USA national parks

Round 14: National Parks in the US Picture Quiz Answers

  1. Everglades National Park
  2. Grand Canyon National Park
  3. Yosemite National Park
  4. Yellowstone National Park
  5. Zion National Park
  6. White Sands National Park
  7. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  8. Acadia National Park
  9. Sequoia National Park
  10. Denali National Park

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