300 American Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

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1. Which American President do people commemorate on National Freedom Day?


2. What U.S. President’s motto was “the buck stops here”?

Harry S. Truman’s


3. The US fought the war of 1812 against which country?

Great Britain


4. Who was elected as the 12th President of the United States?

Zachary Taylor


5. What animal is on the state flag of California?



6. California became the state on which year?



7. How did President Zachary Taylor die?

From eating too many cherries


8. Who is the head of the executive branch of the U.S. Government?

The President


9. Who was the first US president live in the white house?

John Adams


10. How many American Presidents were single children?

Zero! All America Presidents have had at least a step-sibling.


11. In which U.S. state will you find the cities of Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie and Gillette?



12.  Do you know the meaning of colors of the American flag?

Red means hardiness and valor, white means purity and innocence, the blue color represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice


13. Which President had his sister as the First Lady?

James Buchanan


14. Which U.S. state has “Aloha State” as its nickname?



15. Who was the first President in American History to declare war?

James Madison


16. Which widely used phrase of affirmation was coined by President Martin Van Buren?



17. Herbert Hoover became well known when he organized relief efforts for what country after World War I?



18. 3 US presidents’ death anniversaries are 4th Do you know remember the name of those 3 presidents?

Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Monroe


19. What were Abraham Lincoln’s false teeth made of?

Animal tusks and gold


20. President Jimmy Carter was a member of what branch of the U.S. military?

U.S. Navy


21.  The community of Seward Alaska celebrates the fourth of July differently, what do they do?

They participate in a 6 miles foot race to the top of Mount Marathon


22. Which American President was polyglot and ambidextrous?

James A. Garfield


23. What Arkansas city is the origin of 47 natural hot springs?

Hot Springs


24. Which President had fake dentures made from the teeth of slaves?

George Washington


25. Who is the only President to have a Ph.D.?

Woodrow Wilson


26. Springfield is the capital of which state?



27. Which President has two Grammy awards?


28. In what U.S. city is South Beach located?

Miami Beach


29. Swamp Fox was another name of which American Revolutionary war general?

Francis Marion


30. How did Richard Nixon fund his political campaign?

With poker money


31. In US founding fathers called to which leaders?

Leaders of the American Revolution


32. In which language did President Hoover talk to his wife to protect their privacy?



33. What Kentucky attraction is the world’s longest cave?

Mammoth Cave


34.  In 1790 what was the population of the US?

Only 4 million


35. Which city is home to the most billionaires in the world?

New York City


36. Charleston is the capital of which U.S. state?


37. Which state forgot to ratify itself as an official state?



38. The acronym NAFTA stand for North American what?

Free Trade Agreement


39. What has happened in the Wall Street crash of 1929?

On 24 October 1929 the stock market crash and that day were also known as Black Thursday


40. Which is the smallest state in America?


41. The main focus of the “Know-Nothing” party was on which issue?



42. Where is Mount Rushmore located?

The Black Hills from South Dakota


43. Which river forms the easternmost boundary of Iowa?

Mississippi River


44. The USA first subway line was open in which city and in which year?

In 1897, in the city of Boston


45. Which two countries does the US share national borders with?

Canada and Mexico


46. Which lake that shares its name with a U.S. state borders Wisconsin?


47. Women’s rights movement leading by which famous lady?

Susan B. Anthony


48. Which is the second-largest city in the United States?


49. On Jan. 16, 1920, what began in the United States as the 18th Amendment?


50. The very first Olympics in the USA hosted by which city?

St. Louis


51. Name the highest mountain in the US?

Mount Denali


52. Which Colorado mountain range contains the Continental Divide?

The Rockies


53. The oldest higher learning institute in the USA?


54. What is special about Badwater Basin?

It is the lowest point in the North American continent


55. Which is the hottest place in the US?


56. Who was George H. W. Bush’s Vice President?

Dan Quayle


57. In the US constitution, what is the first amendment?

Freedom of speech


58. Name the highest waterfalls in the continental US?

Colonel Creek Falls in Washington


59. What worldwide retailer is based in Arkansas?



60. President John F. Kennedy die in which city?



61. Which town in the US has just one resident?

Monowi, Nebraska.


62. What U.S. President started the Social Security Administration?

Franklin Delano Roosevelt


63. What is Thor’s Well?

Thor’s Well, located near Cape Perpetua, is a naturally formed hole in the sea that looks like it is draining the ocean.


64. What river is Washington, D.C. located on?



65. What was the name of Franklin Roosevelt’s wife?

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt


66. Where is the largest underwater lake in the US located?

Sweetwater, Tennessee.


67. In what movie theater was Lee Harvey Oswald arrested following the assassination of JFK?

The Texas Theater


68. Which is the largest living organism on Earth?

Pando, an Aspen Grove


69. Juneau is the capital city of which U.S. state?



70. On May 4, 1970, which college 4 students were killed during anti-war demonstrations?

Kent State University Ohio


71. Where is the deepest lake in the US located?

Crater Lake is located in Oregon


72. Which U.S. state has “Garden State” as its nickname?

New Jersey


73. Who was the first American president who resigned?

Richard Nixon’s


74. Which is the tallest mountain in the world (counting height below sea level)?

Mauna Kea, located in Hawaii


75.  In which Olympics games and in which year Terrorists murder 11 Israeli athletes and coaches?

In 1972, the Munich Olympics


76. Who was the first American to know about Joseph Stalin’s death?

Musician Johnny Cash, who worked as a code intercepter for the US Military.


77.  Who was the first American to win a Nobel Prize?

Theodore Roosevelt


78. While complaining for president which governor from Southern State shot and paralyzed in 1972?

George Wallace, Alabam


79. When did the Founding Fathers sign the Declaration of Independence?

August 2nd, 1776.


80. In 1978 what was the reason behind the evacuation of Niagara Falls, NY residents?

Due to dangerous Toxic chemicals


81. To which US state would we need to travel to see the Statue of Liberty?

New York


82. Which country gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States?



83. On March 28, 1979, which nuclear power plant had a radioactive leak?

Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania


84. Which city is called the Windy City?

Chicago, because of the inclement weather


85. Before there was the United States of America, there were colonies owned by Great Britain. How many of these colonies were there?



86. What is the Afghan War Diary?

One of the biggest document leaks in US military history was released by Wikileaks


87.  The US supreme court legalized abortion on which date?


88. Who was responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings?

The Brothers Tsarnaev


89. What state should I visit to see a place where people lived inside cliffs?



90. Santa Maria is the name of what?

The name of one of Columbus’s ships


91. Who infamously leaked surveillance information from the National Security Agency in 2013?

Edward Snowden


92. What was the reason behind the migration of England pilgrims to America?

Seeking freedom for their religion


93. The death of which martyrs sparked the historic #BlackLivesMatters movement?

Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown


94. What president succeeded Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated?

Andrew Johnson


95. America was recognized as a country in which year?



96. How many US Presidents have been assassinated?



97. Who won the Revolutionary War?



98. Whose raid on Harper’s Ferry led to further tensions before the war?

John Brown


99. Which Founding Father inspired a blockbuster Broadway show?

Alexander Hamilton

100. In what city was the Declaration of Independence signed?


101. The name of “His Airness” who dazzled the NBA from 1984-2003 and won six championships in only eight years?


102. John Lennon was murdered on which year?



103. At what point in history did the US Government poison alcohol?

The Government poisoned alcohol during prohibition to keep people from drinking


104. English Language become the national language of America on which year?



105. Who is the first person to appear on US currency?

Salmon P. Chase


106. For how much money did Russia sell Alaska to the United States for?

2 cents per acre


107. What is the Second Smallest State by area in the United States?



108. Which two states do not practice Daylight Savings?

Arizona and Hawaii


109. Before America was apparently discovered by Columbus who lived there?

Native Americans


110. Which is the only native spirit of the USA as declared by the Congress in 1964?



111. When did the Centralia Mine Fires start burning?



112. In 1620 which people came to the United States from England and later celebrated the first Thanksgiving?



113. When did Alabama repeal laws against the marriage of interracial couples?



114. How many acres of national parks are there in the United States?

Total of 84.9 million acres


115. The first English settlement in the New World failed miserably. What was the colony that they set up called?



116. How many copies of the Declaration of Independence exist today?

Twenty-six copies


117. Who primarily directed the 1939 musical film ‘The Wizard of Oz’?

Victor Fleming


118. What is the tallest mountain in the United States?

Mount Hood


119. Who played Elizabeth in the 1950s TV Series ‘Life with Elizabeth’?

Betty White


120.  Which country did NOT send explorers to America before it became the United States?



121. Which is the tallest building in USA?

One World Trade Center


122. On which show did the last TV advertisement for traditional cigarettes air and when?

On the ‘Johnny Carson Show’ in 1971


123. Who is given credit for the invention of the light bulb?

Thomas Edison


124. Which famous American actor and screenwriter found his start as a martial teacher?

Steven Seagel


125. Where was General Custer’s last stand?

Little Bighorn


126. What is the national Seal of the United States?

Great Seal of the United States


127. Which American songwriter could only play the piano in the key of F sharp?


128. Robert E. Lee had four horses; which of the following is the name of one of them?



129. Where was Sweet Betsy from the American ballad ‘Sweet Betsy’ originally from?



130. What is the national bird of the US?


131. Which American artist has all four of the biggest albums on the Billboard 2oo dating back to 2016?

Taylor Swift


132. What is the national mammal of the USA?


133. Which is the most popular television show in history?



134. The city where a famous “Tea Party” happened?



135. What is the National march of the US?

The Stars and Stripes Forever


136. Which movie was Walt Disney’s favorite film?

‘Bambi’ and ‘Dumbo.’


137. What is the national Tree of the United States?

Oak tree


138. What is superstar Tom Cruise’s real name?

Thomas Mapother


139. Against which wrong was Henry Highland Garnet a committed fighter in the 1800s?



140. What is the national motto of the United States?

In God We Trust


141. What is Chester Arthur Burnett, better known as?

Howlin’ Wolf


142. What is the national Rose of the United States?



143. Which US film was the first to feature the flush of a toilet?



144. Which of these men was a legendary outlaw who roamed the New Mexico territory in the 1800s?

Billy the Kid


145. Which was the first Marvel superhero?

The Human Torch


146. Who won the Battle of the Alamo?



147. Who plays Captain America in the ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’?

Chris Evans


148. Which neighborhood does Spiderman belong to?

Queens, New York.


149. The name of the man who served as the President of the United States and the President of the Screen Actors Guild?

150. What is the name of the federal prison located on an island in San Francisco Bay?


151. In Newark it’s illegal to sell what after 6pm unless a Doctors note is shown?

Ice Cream


152. Where did the show “The Wire” take place?



153. Which ocean borders the East Coast of the US?

Atlantic Ocean


154. According to a survey, what is the U.S. top family food?



155. Family guy took place in which state?

Rhode Island


156. How many cans of soda does the average American consumes in a year?



157. What is California’s biggest fault?

San Andreas Fault


158. Which American drama first reacted to 9/11?

The West Wing


159. The top United States food consumption days are Xmas, Thanksgiving, and what?

Super Bowl Sunday


160. What was the last state to join the US?



161. What is the oldest soft drink in the US?

Doctor Pepper


162. Which state is the Sunshine State?



163. Who was the youngest male winner of American Idol?

Scott McCreery


164. What was invented in the 1800s and sold as a diarrhea cure?

Tomato Ketchup


165. What sports game featured the first TV advertisement?

Dodgers and Phillies


166. What American food did Charles Jung invent?

Fortune Cookies


167. What were the 13 states that initially formed the USA?

New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia


168. The American crime drama “Narcos” was filmed and set in which city?



169. If you ordered an Omelet Arnold Bennett, what fish would you find in it?



170. Who won Jeopardy in 2004 and took home 2.5 million dollars?

Ken Jennings


171. Which city in New Mexico hosts the International Balloon Fiesta?

Salt Lake City


172. What is the USA’s favorite flavor of ice cream?



173. When did the children’s show Sesame Street first started airing on PBS?



174. Des Moines is the capital of which state?



175. New Orleans is famous for a dish that incorporates French, Spanish, and Caribbean influences – what is this dish called?



176. What is New York City’s nickname?

The Big Apple


177. Which famous TV series featured a reference or picture of Superman in every episode?



178. What is the national alcoholic drink of the USA?



179. Which city was Obama born in?

Honolulu, Hawaii


180. Where was the cheeseburger born?



181. Samantha twitched her nose for magic practice in which TV drama?



182. The state of Georgia is the 3rd largest producer of which fruit?



183. In which city is located the Southernmost Point in the continental US?

Key West, FL


184. What is the name of the monkey who belongs to Marcel in “Friends”?



185. What is the iconic meal often found in Chicago?

The Deep-dish pizza


186. What was the first National Park in the US?


187. What is the last name of the leading family characters in The Cosby Show?



188. What is the most frequently ordered item of food in the USA?

Fried Chicken


189. In which state is Yosemite National Park located?



190. Which TV series uses the song Second Time Around as their theme song?

Step By Step


191. What the official state pie of Florida?

Key Lime Pie


192. Which state was Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) from?



193. In the first episodes of Friends, Monica and Rachel live in what apartment number?



194. How many US states have adopted a fruit pie as their official state dish?



195. Which popular US dish features a sauce made from sausage dripping, flour, and milk?

Biscuits and gravy


196. In which city is Graceland (Elvis Presley home)?



197. Who composed the iconic music theme of ABC news?


198. Which city in Germany gives its name to one of the USA’s favorite foods?



199. In which city is Celine Dion usually performing?

200. Which alcoholic drink is spelled with an ‘e’ in the USA and Ireland, but without one in the rest of the world?

Whiskey in the USA and Ireland, whisky everywhere else

201. What color costume did Jeannie’s sister wear in “I Dream of Jeannie”?



202. Parka, trench, bomber and pea are types of what winter outerwear?



203. What is the most frequently ordered item at seafood restaurants?



204. What type of headgear is a “Stetson”?

Cowboy Hat


205. What does Stewie Griffin Say?

What the Deuce


206. How much does the average Thanksgiving turkey weigh?



207. Which “Project Runway” judge once worked in public relations for Perry Ellis?

Nina Garcia


208. What actress was never nude in any Sex and the City scenes?

Sarah Jessica Parker


209. California is notable during Thanksgiving for what reason?

On average, the state of California consumes the most turkey out of all the states!


210. Prada sold their stake in Gucci to what fashion company?

Louis Vuitton


211. What season of Breaking Bad featured a flustered pizza toss by Walter?

Season 3


212. How many green bean casseroles are thought to be made every Thanksgiving?

Over 40 million


213. According to the book and movie titles, what designer line does the devil wear?



214. The name of the first soap opera that aired in 1956 on CBS is what?

As The World Turns


215. How long did the first-ever Thanksgiving celebration last?

3 days


216. Which American boot maker was founded in Natick, Massachusetts in 1883?

H.H. Brown


217. What is the name of the character who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

SpongeBob SquarePants


218. Which meat was served at the first Thanksgiving dinner?

Venison, lobster, oysters, goose, and duck


219. What fashion fad did the 1983 film “Flashdance” make popular?

Leg warmers


220. Who made Thanksgiving an official holiday?

Abraham Lincoln


221. Which TV show included the first inter-racial kissing scene on air?

Star Trek


222. For the fashion label “DKNY”, the initials stand for what?

Donna Karan New York


223. What is the name of the Native American tribe who celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims?

The Wampanoag


224. What color of disco suit did John Travolta originally want for “Saturday Night Fever”?



225. Jack Bauer killed how many people in 192 hours?



226. Which president was the first to pardon a turkey?

John F Kennedy


227. In the teen fashion world, what is “Hard Candy”?

Make Up


228. Who had a girlfriend named Gina in “Martin”?



229. What clothing line did a young Brad Pitt model for?



230. What group consists of Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles?

The Powerpuff Girls


231. How many pilgrims were at the first Thanksgiving dinner?



232. Dolce & Gabbana’s Domenico Dolce got his start in whose clothing factory?

His Father’s


233. Which actor who starred in Seinfeld also voice-acted in The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Hugo’s voice?

Jason Alexander


234. Which item of cutlery was only invented 10 years after the first Thanksgiving?

The Fork


235. Friends of Mine was the original title of what sitcom show?



236. How do most Thanksgiving parades conclude?

With the arrival of Santa Claus


237. Polo, Chaps and Club Monaco are all divisions of what company?

Ralph Lauren


238. Where did Laverne & Shirley live?

730 Hampton Street


239. What does cornucopia mean?

Horn of plenty


240. Which music mogul was involved in creating RocaWear?



241. In My Two Dads, what were the dad’s names?

Michael Taylor and Joey Harris


242. How many feathers does a fully-grown turkey have?



243. According to the commercial, what is the “fabric of our lives”?



244. How many episodes did Happy Days have?



246. Which popular fast food beverage used to contain whiskey and egg whites?



247. Most pairs of jeans come with five of what?



248. What is the title of the final episode of M*A*S*H?

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen


249. How many fast-food restaurants are there in the USA?

Over 30,000

250. Dream On first aired on what cable channel?


251. Taylor Swift grew up on what type of farm?


252. Who was president during the setting of Laverne & Shirley?



253. What great construction is located near near Boulder City, Nevada?


254. What are Shovelhead, Knucklehead, and Panhead ?

Type of Harley Davidson motorcycles


255. What record-breaking amount of Emmys did the Mary Tyler Moore show win?



256. John F Kennedy was baptized as JFFK. What was the other F for?



257. Bill Clinton served as governor of which American state?



258. The Salvador Dali museum is located in what city?

St Petersburg, Florida


259. What sitcom based itself on an older show called Love American Style?

Happy Days


260. Goofy started life as who?

 Dippy Dawg


261. What was the name of the Fox in Walt Disney’s Pinocchio?

J Worthington Foulfeather


262. Who else did Ted Cassidy play in The Addams Family?



263. What building did James Hoban design?

The White House


264. Who was the first female African-American secretary of state?

Condoleezza Rice


265. What actress played Janet Treago, the bank secretary in The Beverly Hillbillies?

Sharon Tate


266. In 1951, who said  “I married beneath me – All women do”?

Lady Nancy Astor


267. What character on Friends often yells, “We were on a break”?



268. Lexus is the favorite luxury car according to who?

USA Today


269. Eighteen percent of Americans put who in their will?

Their Pet


270. In the Andy Griffith Show, Barney Fife keeps what in his shirt pocket?



271. What is a Belly Shover in Biker Slang?

A Racing bike


272. Which American Indian tribe has over 300,000 members?



273. Which character in The Office becomes a fugitive in the final season?



274. Who were the original customers of UPS?

Department stores


275. Who wore fake teeth when filming Full House?

Mary-Kate and Ashley


276. Forty one percent of U.S.  women believe that what nationality men make the best husbands?



277. What actress lied about her age to get a part in That ’70s Show?

Mila Kunis


278. The average American reads the newspaper for how long each day?

52 minutes


279. The code name for the American landings in Morocco in 1942 was what?

Operation Torch


280. Steve Urkel from Family Matters made a guest appearance on what sitcom?

Full House


281. The Cannon airport serves what city?



282. Arizona’s state tree is really a legume with what name?

Palo Alto


283. A northerner,  Dan Emmett, wrote what southern song?



284. In Boy Meets World, how many actors played Topanga’s parents?



285. In America, on which holiday are the most collect calls reversed?

286. Where is Cheers set?

A bar in Boston


287. What horrible thing happens every 45 seconds in America?

House fire


288. The Society of Friends is an organization better known as the what?



289. Which comic book featured the title character from Sabrina the Teenage Witch?

Archie’s Madhouse


290. Who owns the Audi car company?


291. What nickname do the M*A*S*H characters give the tent quarters for the senior surgical staff members?

The Swamp


292. What is the second most common language spoken in American homes?



293. Who has selective mutism in The Big Bang Theory?



294. Fidelity Bravery Integrity is which organizations motto?



295. Calvin Kline’s Obsession is manufactured by who?



296. Who has a bed-wetting problem as a child in Everybody Loves Raymond?



297. Other than in their homes and their jobs, where do most  U.S. citizens spend the most time?

Shopping malls


298. From a survey taken in 1988, 12 million Americans didn’t know that Washington DC was the what?



299. What is the name of Michael Fox’s character in Family Ties?

Alex Keaton


300. ORD are the identification letters for which American airport?

O’Hare Chicago

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