U-S-A U-S-A: 30 Trivia Questions about AMERICA!

In light of recent events, it only seems fitting that I dig deep into the SayKNOWtoTrivia vault for some of the best American trivia for you to enjoy. Coincidentally, just like last time, you get 1776 points for each correct answer . Good luck and God Bless America! Answers are below the Flag.

  1. (History) What were names of the first two ironclad ships to engage in battle, during the American Civil War?
  2. (Geography) Boathouse Row, host to several major rowing regattas on the Schuylkill River, is located in what U.S. city?
  3. (Famous Tourist Traps) What ship is submerged under water at the memorial at Pearl Harbor?
  4. (Presidents) What former US president famously stated “Read my lips, no new taxes”?
  5. (Sports) The first Thanksgiving Day football game was started in 1934 by what team?
  6. (US States) What is the wettest state in the country, averaging over 100 inches of rain a year?
  7. (Geography) The system of waterways and basins known as the Puget Sound is located in what US State?
  8. (Politics) This man held the second longest tenure as Speaker of the House, serving from 1977 to 1987.
  9.  (The Weather) What was the term coined by President Obama for the series of blizzards that hit the east coast in February?
  10. (Politics) What Republican Senate candidate shocked the political world, upsetting Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election for Sen. Ted Kennedy’s seat?
  11. (Word Play) What word did Sarah Palin use in a Tweet back in July that sparked a small controversy and became the Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the year for 2010?
  12. (Politics)Newly appointed Speaker of the House, John Boehner, represents the 8th district of what US state?
  13. (Television) In the Friends Thanksgiving-themed episode entitled “The One With The Rumor”, it was revealed that Ross and Will Colbert were the founders of the “I Hate Rachel Green” club in high school. What movie star guest starred as Will Colbert?
  14. (Famous Figures) What World War II pilot was the first to break the sound barrier in 1947?
  15. (Name Game) Also the name a Boston sports hero, what is the name of the man with the “God-given voice for radio”, who went from homeless to Cleveland Cavaliers PA announcer in the matter of 24 hours when his YouTube video went viral?
  16. (US History)In what city did George Washington make his first inaugural address?
  17. (Televison) What TV character’s arm chair can be found at the National Museum of American History?
  18. (US Landmarks) A statue of Rocky (as in the boxing movie Rocky) is found next to the steps of what city’s Museum of Art?
  19. (Movies) The first African American to win an Oscar was Hattie McDaniel, who earned best supporting actress for what film?
  20. (US States) A self governing entity from 1777 until 1791, this land area became our 14th state, the first to enter the union after original 13 colonies?
  21. (Military) What former president is pictured on the Purple Heart, given to soldiers who were wounded or killed in battle?
  22. (Poetry) What American poet wrote “I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep”? 
  23. (Geography/History) The territory included in the Louisiana Purchase contained small parts of the southern area of two Canadian provinces. Just name one of them.
  24. (Album Covers) In the famous album cover for Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen, what is in Springsteen’s back pocket?
  25. (Television) What TV star played the role of Matt Santos, the man who was sworn in as President of the United States in the final season of The West Wing?
  26. (US Geography) Which Kansas city’s name means “to dig good potatoes” in the Kansa Native American language?
  27. (US Presidents) The charity known as the March of Dimes was founded as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis by what US President?
  28. (Television) Dan Akroyd opened the only live remote performance of Saturday Night Live as President Jimmy Carter atop the statue of Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square in what city on February 20, 1977?
  29. (Sports) What number car did popular racer Dale Earnhardt drive at the time of his death?
  30. (US History)What American Secretary of State was responsible for the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 for a total cost of $7.2 million?
  31. (US History) Which Federalist Papers author was born in the British West Indies?
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