Pennsylvania is one of the oldest states in the U.S., it became the second state to join the union.
Pennsylvania Facts Trivia Questions and Answers
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1. Pennsylvania borders what state to the southeast?
2. What year was Allentown founded?
3. What is the Pennsylvania State Song?
4. What religion was William Penn?
5. What US state shares a boarder with Pennsylvania to the southwest?
6. Who is Pennsylvania named after?
7. What four cities have the highest populations in the state?
8. Who is Vintondale named after?
9. What is the state capital of Pennsylvania?
10. How much coastline does Pennsylvania have along Lake Erie?
11. What does Nanty Glo (Nant-y-Glo) mean?
12. What is the State Insect?
13. What ice cream novelty treat was introduced in 1929 by Pittsburgh company Isaly’s?
14. Pennsylvania is one of the 13 original founding states of the what?
15. From north to south how long is the state of Pennsylvania?
16. What state does Pennsylvania border to the south?
17. The official name of Pennsylvania is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Which state of the following is not called a “commonwealth”?
18. How wide is Pennsylvania from east to west?
19. The oldest operational theater in the English-speaking world is in Philadelphia. Do you know what it is called?
20. How big is Pennsylvania in square miles?
21. Who was the only Pennsylvanian to be elected President?
22. Where does Pennsylvania rank as far as its size with the other states?
23. During the Revolutionary War the Liberty Bell was hidden in what church in Allentown?
24. How many other U.S. States does Pennsylvania border?
25. Where was William Penn born?
26. What is Philly also known as?
27. Pennsylvania is the only one of the original 13 colonies that does not what?
28. How many recorded tornadoes were there in Pennsylvania in 2011?
29. What was the orginal name of Vintondale?
30. Between 1730 and 1764, the Pennsylvania Colony made its own paper money due to a shortage of actual gold and silver. What was the paper money called?
31. This Pennsylvanian commanded the Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Gettysburg. What was his name?
32. What is the Pennsylvania State Beverage?
33. Which Pennsylvanian city was the host to the First and Second Continental Congresses?
34. The Masters-Penn mansion housed Pennsylvania’s governor in the early 1770s and later it was the presidential mansion for what two presidents?
35. Where in Philly was the Declaration of Independence signed?
36. On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to do what?
37. William Penn named his state ‘Sylvania’. Who put the ‘Penn’ on it?
38. What is the State Tree?
39. Jim Thorpe, voted the greatest athlete of the first half of the 20th century, attended what college?
40. What was the name of the first college to be established in the United States?
41. In 1677 a group of important men all from Penn’s religion received a land area in the Colonies for them to settle. Penn himself remained in England but wrote a government for this new community. In what part of the US was this land area located?
42. Pennsylvania accounts for what percentage of all of the wooded area in the country?
43. Which state borders Pennsylvania to the west?
44. Which McDonald’s sandwiches was invented in Pittsburgh?
45. What is the Pennsylvania State Fish?
46. What did Penn call the plan for Philadelphia?
47. About how many Pennsylvanians served in the Union Army?
48. What was the occupation of William Penn’s father?
49. Pennsylvania was the location of the first commercially drilled oil well, drilled by who, in 1859, near Titusville?
50. Who was the artist who had a hit with the song “Allentown”?
51. According to the U S Census Bureau, the population of Pennsylvania was how many people on July 1, 2013?
52. What is the main color of the Pennsylvania flag?
53. What is the Pennsylvania State Fossil?
54. In 2010 what percentage of Pennsylvania’s population was estimated to belong to an organized religion?
55. What is the only city with more bridges than Pittsburgh?
56. Where does Pennsylvania’s economy rank compared to the worlds countries?
57. This president’s brother served as president of Pennsylvania State University during the 1950s. What was his last name?
58. The Whiskey Rebellion and the Fries Rebellion was opposition to federal taxation. These rebellions broke out in rural Pennsylvania. From which city did the anti-eastern sentiment force the state capital to be moved to in 1799?
59. What is the State Dog?
60. In the US the oil industry got its start in this western Pennsylvania community. Which?
61. What company is the largest private employer in Pennsylvania?
62. Tied with Wildwater Kingdom, what is the only location of a famous amusement park in Allentown?
63. What is the State Game bird?
64. What two NFL teams are from Pennsylvania?
65. What is the State Flower?
66. What happened in Pittsburgh in 1980?
67. How many electoral votes does Pennsylvania hold?
68. Pennsylvania is divided into how many judicial districts?
69. The museum for this film legend is located in his home town of Indiana, Pennsylvania. Who was he?
70. Pennsylvania is the only state does not have a tax on what?
71. What is the name of Philadelphia’s primary river?
72. In Pennsylvania, counties, municipalities, and school districts all levy taxes on what?
73. In the Battle of Lake Erie, this ship served as Oliver Hazard Perry’s flagship by the close of the battle. Which one was it?
74. In 1988, Pennsylvania’s General Assembly passed Act 169, allowing parents or guardians to do what with their children?
75. What is the tallest building in Allentown?
76. The University of Pennsylvania was the first university in the United States and founded the America’s first what?
77. Penn guaranteed all people living in his colony religious freedom. What did this mean?
78. What was the first pharmacy school in the United States ?
79. What year was the Eliza Furnace built?
80. A museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania is the only building in the world devoted to what magician?
81. The National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse was chaired by this former Pennsylvania governor?
82. All the state’s 121 state parks feature free what?
83. Which famous type of hat was born in Philadelphia?
84. Where did the First Continential Congress meet?
85. In Erie is the biggest indoor water park on the East Coast. What is it’s name?
86. What had William Allen originally named Allentown before the name was changed?
87. What is the State Animal?
88. What did Pennsylvania formerly produce in large quantities?
89. How many licensed hunters are there in Pennsylvania?
90. What game was first played in Pittsburgh?
91. Where does the port of Pittsburgh rank in size compared to other states?
92. What television drama filmed and set in Philadelphia and first aired in the Fall season of 2002 centers on an ex-cop turned taxicab driver?
93. Where was Little League Baseball was founded?
94. What was the last of the thirteen colonies to be founded?
95. Where does Arnold Palmer hail from?
96. A long standing urban legend states that Adolf Hitler modeled the German Autobahn after this highway. Which?
97. Pennsylvania manufactures more what than any other state?
98. What company introduced the pretzel?
99. Which minor league baseball team plays their home games at Coca-Cola Park, which is located in Allentown?
100. D.G. Yuengling & Son, which is the country’s oldest brewery, has been brewing beer where since 1829?