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Fun American trivia questions and answers about California, Empire State Building, Fort Knox and more

What car is shown in front of the U.S. Treasury Building on the back of the $10.00 bill?
A: A 1926 Hupmobile.

Which is the only state on the eastern seaboard to fall partially in the central time zone?
A: Florida.

Through how many states does U.S. 80--the main northern route from New York to California ---pass?
A: 12--from east to west: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California.

Which two states have neighboring towns named for explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark?
A: Idaho and Washington.  The towns-- Lewiston, Idaho, and Clarkston, Washington--are separated by the Snake River. Lewiston was a Lewis and Clark campsite.

Which of the 50 states takes in the least amount of tourist dollars?
A: Rhode Island. California takes in the greatest amount.

What animals-besides horses--accompanied Buffalo Bill Cody when he sailed his Wild West Show to London in 1887 t appear before Queen Victoria?
A: Buffalo(18), elk(10), mules(10), steers(5), donkeys(4), and deer(2).  His cowboy-and-Indian entourage also included 180 horses.

What are roller coasters classified as by the U.S. Patent Office?
A: Scenic railways. The classification was first used for roller coasters in 1886.

What is the name of the boulevard on which Fort Knox is located?
A: Bullion Boulevard.

Which of the states uses the Napoleonic code rather than English common law as the basis for its civil law?
A: Louisiana.

How many U.S. states and their capital cities have names that begin with the same letter?
A: Four.  Dover, Delaware; Indianapolis, Indiana; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Honolulu, Hawaii.

What major vegetable crop was grown in Beverly Hills, California, before it became home to the rich and famous?
A: Lima beans.

What is the only place below sea level in the United States that is not in the California desert? Hint: It's a major city.
A: New Orleans.

What aptly named village has the highest post office in the United States?
A: Climax, Colorado.  It's located in the Rockies at 11,320 feet above sea level.

What newspaper, launched in 1982, was dubbed the McPaper because it provided its readers with "McNuggets" of news?
A: USA Today.

Which company was started by Bill Gates?
A: Microsoft

What are Zap, Spirit, Crazylegs, and Chuckles?
A:  G. I. Joe figures

Men can get five years in jail for doing what in Auburn Washington?
A:  Deflowering Virgins

The Celica is manufactured by what car company?
A: Toyota

Approximately how many women in the USA have Tattoos?
A:  3 million

Who painted The Haywain?
A:  John Constable

In what American state can you find London bridge today?
A:  Arizona

Marcellite Garner was the first voice for which Walt Disney animated cartoon character?
A:  Minnie Mouse

In American, purple green and gold are the official colors for what yearly event?
A: Mardi Gras

What is the state bird of Indiana?
A:  Cardinal

How fast--in words per minute--does the average American adult read?
A: 275 words per minute.

How many steps are there to the top of the Empire State Building?
A: 1,575.

Who appeared on the cover of the maiden issue of People magazine on March 4, 1974?
A: Mia Farrow.

What was Walt Disney's original title for his dream world, Disneyland?
A: Mickey Mouse Park.

Between 1835 and 1837 a now perennial feature of American life was blissfully absent. What was it?
A: The national debt.

Where is it illegal for a portrait of a living person to appear in the United States.
A: On our postage stamps.

Who was Time magazine's Man of the Year for 1952?
A: Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. It was her coronation year.

Where is the longest street in the United States?
A: Los Angeles, where Figueroa Street runs for 30 miles.