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ULTIMATE US Geography Quiz (50+ Q&As!)

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From Mountains to Monuments, Cities to States (and everything in between!) Test your knowledge of America with 50+ US Geography Quiz Questions & Answers.

How much do you know about American geography? Do you love the lakes and the beaches? Enjoy exploring an urban jungle and hiking the National Parks? And think we have some of the best sprawling cities and small towns in the world? Then our United states quiz is perfect for you!

The US has such a varied physical landscape and population spread across the 50 States (and external territories); bordered by oceans and seas, not to mention incredible natural and man-made landmarks, world-famous wine regions, farmable land and endless, epic, starry skies. And we’re going to test your knowledge of them all with 50+ US Geography Quiz questions and answers.

So grab your friends and find out who had the best knowledge of US geography – or pick out some questions for your own United States Geography pub quiz – you know we’re good for them!

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Ultimate US Geography Quiz

1. In which U.S state will you find the famous city of Las Vegas?

2. One of the most iconic physical features in the geography of the United States is the Rockies, which are what type of formation?

3. Can you name the largest saltwater lake in North America?

4. One of the most popular pop culture destinations in the US is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in what city is it located?

5. True or False: Puerto Rico is a US territory located in South America.

6. One of the most well-known tourist attractions is Times Square, which you’ll find in what US city?

New York City

7. Name the U.S city famous for its cable cars and the Golden Gate bridge.

8. Are llamas native to North America or South America?

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9. Charlotte, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh are major cities in which state?

10. What is the largest wetland system in Florida known as?

11. The territories of America include countries like Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, which are located in which tropical region?

12. Which US city has the highest population density?

13. Can you name the largest lake in North America, which is also the largest of the Great Lakes?

Acadia National Park

14. Can you name the longest river in North America? (Hint: it flows into the Mississippi river).

15. Here’s a tricky one: Name the capital city of Florida.

16. Wine lovers, can you name the US state the Napa Valley is in?

17. Can you correctly name the largest and probably most colorful hot spring in America?

18. True or False? San Francisco is the capital of California.

19. Here’s a question on continents and oceans: Name the two oceans that border the Americas on the left and right.

20. Which US state is the largest by area?

21. In which state is the famous active Kīlauea Volcano located?

The Grand Canyon

22. Can you name the geological formation featured in movies like Superman and San Andreas?

23. Which US state is the smallest by area?

24. True or False? Houston is the capital city of Texas

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25. What is the capital of the state of New York?

26. Can you name the Canadian province and the US state that share the Niagara Falls?

27. True or false: Bermuda is a territory of the United States.

28. In which state can you visit the Yosemite, Death Valley, and Sequoia National Parks?

Monument Valley

29. What kind of climate does the Great Basin have?

30. True or False? The state of Washington is on the East Coast of the United States.

31. Can you name the type of landform in Panama that connects North and South America?

32. Which body of water borders Texas, Louisiana, and Florida?

33. Only three countries in the world are larger in area than the US. Can you name them?

34. Can you name the geophysical region that the Blue Ridge Mountains are part of?

35. Which state’s flag shows stars that form part of a constellation?

Palm Trees under a blue sky

36. Name all five Great Lakes.

37. Which iconic lake partially empties into the Truckee River, which flows through Nevada and California?

38. Can you name the only populated US territory located in the South Pacific Ocean?

39. In which midwestern state can tourists visit Mount Rushmore?

40. America’s physical features vary from state to state. Can you name the state where visitors can view Old Faithful (the geyser)?

41. Name the moose-populated state that borders the province of New Brunswick.

42. Only a geography trivia boss will know this one: In which state is the Barringer Meteorite Crater located?

Road winding through the Blue Ridge Mountains

43. Which of the Great Lakes does not extend into Canada?

44. In what state would you find the Statue of Liberty?

45. True or false: States in the Northeast of the US generally have a much higher average household income than states in the Southeast.

46. What is the capital of Kansas?

47. Which vast, rocky, geological feature in Arizona is called “Wikatata” by the native tribe that lives in it?

48. Which state sits between Montana and Minnesota and borders Canada?

49. Which of the Great Lakes shares a border with only one US state?

50. Can you name the iconic river that begins at Lake Itasca and ends in the Gulf of Mexico?

Man riding a bicycle wearing a US flag cape being followed by a woman waving an American Flag

 

US Geography Quiz Questions and Answers

1. In which U.S state will you find the famous city of Las Vegas?
Nevada

2. One of the most iconic physical features in the geography of the United States is the Rockies, which are what type of formation?
Mountains

3. Can you name the largest saltwater lake in North America?
The Great Salt Lake

4. One of the most popular pop culture destinations in the US is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in what city is it located?
Los Angeles

5. True or False: Puerto Rico is a US territory located in South America.
False (it is in North America)

6. One of the most well-known tourist attractions is Times Square, which you’ll find in what US city?
New York City

North Cascades Scenic Highway

7. Name the U.S city famous for its cable cars and the Golden Gate bridge.
San Francisco

8. Are llamas native to North America or South America?
South America

9. Charlotte, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh are major cities in which state?
North Carolina

10. What is the largest wetland system in Florida known as?
The Everglades

11. The territories of America include countries like Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, which are located in which tropical region?
The Caribbean

12. Which US city has the highest population density?
New York City

Hoover Dam from above

13. Can you name the largest lake in North America, which is also the largest of the Great Lakes?
Lake Superior

14. Can you name the longest river in North America? (Hint: it flows into the Mississippi river).
Missouri River

15. Here’s a tricky one: Name the capital city of Florida.
Tallahassee

16. Wine lovers, can you name the US state the Napa Valley is in?
California

17. Can you correctly name the largest and probably most colorful hot spring in America?
The Grand Prismatic Spring

18. True or False? San Francisco is the capital of California.
False (it’s Sacramento)

Manhatten Beach Los Angeles

19. Here’s a question on continents and oceans: Name the two oceans that border the Americas on the left and right.
The Pacific Ocean and The Atlantic Ocean

20. Which US state is the largest by area?
Alaska

21. In which state is the famous active Kīlauea Volcano located?
Hawaii

22. Can you name the geological formation featured in movies like Superman and San Andreas?
The San Andreas Fault

23. Which US state is the smallest by area?
Rhode Island

24. True or False? Houston is the capital city of Texas.
False (it’s Austin)

25. What is the capital of the state of New York?
Albany

Mount Rushmore

26. Can you name the Canadian province and the US state that share the Niagara Falls?
Ontario and New York

27. True or false: Bermuda is a territory of the United States.
False

28. In which state can you visit the Yosemite, Death Valley, and Sequoia National Parks?
California

29. What kind of climate does the Great Basin have?
Dry / Arid

30. True or False? The state of Washington is on the East Coast of the United States.
False

31. Can you name the type of landform in Panama that connects North and South America?
Isthmus

Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, United States

32. Which body of water borders Texas, Louisiana, and Florida?
The Gulf of Mexico

33. Only three countries in the world are larger in area than the US. Can you name them?
Russia, China, Canada.

34. Can you name the geophysical region that the Blue Ridge Mountains are part of?
The Appalachian Mountains

35. Which state’s flag shows stars that form part of a constellation?
Alaska

36. Name all five Great Lakes.
Superior, Erie, Michigan, Ontario, Huron

37. Which iconic lake partially empties into the Truckee River, which flows through Nevada and California?
Lake Tahoe

Road Through Valley of Fire State Park

38. Can you name the only populated US territory located in the South Pacific Ocean?
American Samoa

39. In which midwestern state can tourists visit Mount Rushmore?
South Dakota

40. America’s physical features vary from state to state. Can you name the state where visitors can view Old Faithful (the geyser)?
Wyoming

41. Name the moose-populated state that borders the province of New Brunswick.
Maine

42. Only a geography trivia boss will know this one: In which state is the Barringer Meteorite Crater located?
Arizona

43. Which of the Great Lakes does not extend into Canada?
Lake Michigan

South Lake Tahoe

44. In what state would you find the Statue of Liberty?
New Jersey (this is a US geography quiz question a lot of people get wrong – and it’s easy to see why! Liberty Island is itself in New York, but the waters around it are New Jersey, and the Island is actually closer to the New Jersey mainland than NYC. An 1834 pact between the two states means that she is called a New Yorker, but actually lives in New Jersey!)

45. True or false: States in the Northeast of the US generally have a much higher average household income than states in the Southeast.
True

46. What is the capital of Kansas?
Topeka

47. Which vast, rocky, geological feature in Arizona is called “Wikatata” by the native tribe that lives in it?
The Grand Canyon

48. Which state sits between Montana and Minnesota and borders Canada?
North Dakota

49. Which of the Great Lakes shares a border with only one US state?
Lake Ontario

50. Can you name the iconic river that begins at Lake Itasca and ends in the Gulf of Mexico?
The Mississippi River

Death Valley California

 

That’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed our United States Geography quiz game and there was a good mix of easy, difficult and multiple-choice questions for you to answer or to add to your own pub quiz or custom quiz games! And maybe you maybe even learned a few new facts about US Geography in general!
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