Trivia questions and answers selected from American topics like the Empire State Building, the Girl Scouts, Galveston, Jim Thorpe, and the Statue of Liberty
What room in the average American home is the scene of the greatest number of arguments?
A: The kitchen.
In 1960, the citizens of Hot Springs, New Mexico, voted to rename
their town in honor of a popular radio show. What is it now called?
A: Truth or Consequences--known as T or C for short. The change was
made after radio (and later TV) show host Ralph Edwards promised to
hold a program there annually.
What are the names of the two landmark stone lions sitting in
front of the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
in New York City?
A: Patience and Fortitude, names given them by Mayor Fiorello
How many windows are there on the 102-story Empire State
How much time--in months --does the average American motorist
spend during his lifetime waiting for red lights to turn green?
A: Six months.
Borden is the name of a county in Texas. What is the name of its
A: Gail, for Gail Borden, the man who brought us condensed milk--but
only after drawing the first topographical map of Texas and
surveying and laying out the city of Galveston.
Two states bill themselves as the "Sunshine State." Can you name
A: Florida and South Dakota.
In 1954 the Pennsylvania coal mining communities of Maunch Chunk
and East Maunch Chunk merged and adopted a new name in honor of a
famous athlete. What was it?
A: Jim Thorpe, after the great Oklahoma Indian athlete. The renaming
was part of a plan to establish the town as a shrine to Thorpe, who
was buried there.
What are school teams nicknamed at Jack Benny Junior High, the
school the citizens of Waukegan, Illinois, named after their most
A: The 39ers--39 was the age comedian Benny claimed for more than 39
years of his life.
Ninety six percent of American children can recognize who?
A: Ronald MacDonald
Forty three percent of Americans do what regularly?
A: Attend church
Dover is the State Capitol of which U.S. state?
Which American State flag has a UK Union Flag on it?
What western hero was created by George W Trendle and Fran
A: The Lone Ranger
In the book Animal Farm, what was the name of the horse?
The average American man does it in 11.4 minutes but women
take 13 minutes to do what?
What is the odd thing about the ink used to print American
A: It's magnetic
In a survey, what percentage of American wives thought
their husbands were cheating?
A: 90 %
What is the state tree of Montana?
A: The ponderosa pine
What was the name of the first series of U.S. postage stamps ever
produced outside the country?
A: Great Americans. The series, introduced in 1991, was printed in
What employee-grooming regulation at Disney World would prevent
the hiring of Walt Disney--if he were alive and job hunting today?
A: The ban on facial hair. Disney had a mustache.
What was put between the steel framework and the copper skin of
the restored Statue of liberty to prevent corrosion?
On the reverse side of the $100 bill, what time is shown on the
Independence Hall clock?
In what state can you find the towns of Romance, Sweet Home and
Where are the only remaining free-roaming panthers in North
A: In Southern Florida--in the Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp.
Why was the entire village of Hibbing, Minnesota, relocated?
A: The village was sitting atop huge beds of iron ore. After
it was moved south, the original site became one of the largest
open-pit iron mines n the world--covering over 1,600 acres and
running 535 feet deep.
What physical handicap afflicted Juliette Low, founder of the
Girl Scouts of America?
A: She was deaf.