New Jersey was originally named New Netherlands. The state got its current name from Jersey Island, located off the coast of the United Kingdom.
90% of the people who live in New Jersey have occupied the urban areas. Research shows that Ocean County is the only county in New Jersey that is actually experiencing a net gain from domestic migration.
New Jersey Facts Trivia Questions and Answers
If you enjoy playing board games, a try at the game of Monopoly will familiarize you with the names of real streets in Atlantic City.
Read below to find out much more about New Jersey.
1. In which region of the U.S., the state of New Jersey, is located?
2. The legendary Stone Pony rock club can be found on Ocean Avenue in which New Jersey Shore town?
3. What is the state capital of New Jersey?
4. Which county in New Jersey is the least populated?
5. Which is the most populous city in the state?
6. What is the nickname of the state?
7. Where would you find between Sea Isle City and Avalon?
8. What is the motto of New Jersey?
9. Where would you find North Bergen?
10. What was the name of the state before statehood?
11. Which NJ town has the largest population of Cubans in one square mile?
12. When did the state get admitted to the Union?
13. Which city has the most car thefts?
14. What is the rank of the state to join the Union?
15. Where is Cold Spring Village located?
16. How much is the total area of the state?
17. What is the highest point in New Jersey?
18. What percent of the total area is covered with water?
19. The Steel Pier, which featured the world-famous Diving Horse, is located in which New Jersey Shore resort town?
20. What is the rank of the state based on the area?
21. Which Ocean County community’s Naval Airfield was the site of the Hindenburg disaster back in 1937?
22. What is the official language of the state?
23. What is the county seat of Cumberland County?
24. Which language is mostly spoken in the state?
25. How many farms does New Jersey have left?
26. What are other languages used in the state?
27. Which shore town is often called “Dry Town, USA” because no liquor is sold on its island?
28. What is the state animal of New Jersey?
29. Which NJ shore town has a two-mile boardwalk?
30. What is New Jersey’s state university?
31. Which NJ town has the most shopping malls in the US?
32. What is the state song of New Jersey?
33. What percent of New Jersey’s population lives in an urban area?
34. This military action of the U. S. Revolutionary War began in Bergen County?
35. How are the counties of New Jersey classified?
36. Which state has the most diners in the world?
37. New Jersey is the third-highest harvester of what produce?
38. New Jersey is the largest producer of what among the U.S. states?
39. What is New Jersey’s state flower?
40. Where is the largest seaport in the U.S.?
41. The bridge that spans the Raritan River on the Garden State Parkway, which many consider being the beginning of the Jersey Shore, is named for which former governor?
42. Where is the world’s longest boardwalk?
43. Which New Jersey resort community is the farthest point north on the very upscale Long Beach Island?
44. What is the only thing offered in New Jersey’s public schools among the U.S. states?
45. What are the two most populated cities in Middlesex County?
46. Where was the first baseball game was played?
47. When the Cloisters museum was built in New York City, John D. Rockefeller Jr. also purchased land on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. Why?
48. Which is the second-largest industry in New Jersey?
49. The oldest seashore resort is?
50. What is the state bug of New Jersey?
51. Who taught tourists how to tango on Garden Pier before becoming an international celebrity?
52. What is New Jersey’s state seashell?
53. Which famous horse racing track is located just off Route 36 in Oceanport, NJ?
54. In which state of the U.S most battles were fought during the Revolutionary War?
55. Which three counties are the most populated in the state?
56. Which inventor’s lab was in Menlo Park, New Jersey?
57. What is Brigantine Castle?
58. When did Cheerleading start?
59. What is the state fish?
60. Where does it start?
61. New Jersey is the world leader in the production of which berry?
62. What is the state dance of New Jersey?
63. Very early movies were made in New Jersey. The hugely popular serial, “Perils of Pauline,” was made along the sheer cliifs of the Palisades. Which Bergen County town was the first center of movie making.
64. Which city in the U.S is home to a volcano?
65. Which two months are shark fishing months in New Jersey?
66. Where did the first Drive-In movie theater open?
67. Name the rejuvenated river runs through the Meadowlands, a famous wetland area that is the site of Giants Stadium?
68. How many companies related to software are there in New Jersey?
69. “I was taken by your smile, as we drifted by Sea Isle.” One of the main roads into Sea Isle City was formerly named 41st Avenue. After which popular US president was it renamed?
70. What part of the Statue of Liberty situated in New York belongs to New Jersey?
71. What is the most populated town in Monmouth County?
72. In which city of New Jersey did the famous duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton take place?
73. As you enter Sea Isle City, you see warning signs. What do they say?
74. How many of the eight cast members of Jersey Shore’s belonged to New Jersey?
75. What is the state dinosaur?
76. New Jersey owes much of its cuisine to whom?
77. In which NJ town was the first solid body, electric guitar invented?
78. What is the Jersey Devil?
79. Palisades Amusement Park, which drew young and old alike, was known as the favorite spot for fun in Bergen County. Which of the following was not among its attractions?
80. Which NJ river was the site of the first submarine ride?
81. What is the New Jersey State memorial tree?
82. Staying on the topic of rivers, what is the longest river completely in New Jersey?
83. Of all the states, New Jersey is the most what?
84. How many toxic waste dumps are in NJ?
85. How many hours of sunshine does New Jersey get on a yearly basis?
86. “On the way to Cape May, Stone Harbor’s skies were blue.” Which nature education and research facility is located in Stone Harbor, NJ?
87. Which New Jersey Shore community takes its name from the Roman god of the sea?
88. During the Jurassic Period about 180 million years ago what land mass did New Jersey border?
89. Which former New Jersey Governor has a state forest named for him/her in the Pine Barrens right off of Route 70?
90. What mountain range resulted from the pressure of the collision between North America and Africa?
91. What county has a farm and horse show every year in August?
92. Which Europeans were the first to claim lands in what is now New Jersey?
93. What town is generally considered the North-South divide, separating the North Jersey beaches from the South Jersey beaches?
94. New Jersey was one of the Thirteen Colonies that did what in the American Revolution?
95. Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, and Abraham Clark were all representatives of New Jersey who did what?
96. Where is the state fair held?
97. After crossing the Delaware, Washington and his men defeated the Hessian troops in what battle?
98. On September 8 1934, what liner caught fire off the New Jersey coast on its return leg of a New York to Havana cruise?
99. Rowan University, which was renamed in 1992 after Henry Rowan donated 100 million dollars to the school, is located in which South Jersey community?
100. During the Civil War how many men from New Jersey enlisted in the Northern army?
101. NJ ranks fifth in the production of what?
102. During World War II, what percentage of the US Military armaments did New Jersey manufacture?
103. Where is the geographic center of New Jersey?
104. What is the New Jersey State bird?
105. What is the New Jersey State slogan?
106. The very southern tip of New Jersey, located in Cape May, is located almost exactly at what line of latitude?
107. Where in the state of New Jersey would you find the only legal “clothing optional” beach?
108. New Jersey has how many state parks?
109. If you’re in Sea Isle and I say “Angelo’s!” What am I talking about?
110. How will the name Charles Darrow always be linked with Atlantic City?