In recent months, my roommates, K, and assorted Baltimore friends have begun a daily trivia contest. Each of us creates quizzes for dedicated days of the week (I have Tuesday), and then we e-mail them to each other. It's a great way to kill time at work, or to realize how dumb you are.
1.) You must know the knowledge off the top of your head.
2.) Ten questions
3.) As many bonus questions as you want.
4.) New theme every week (i.e. food, sailing terminology, Harry Potter)
5.) No looking up the answers when you're taking the quiz.
So, I decided that every Tuesday night, I'll post my quiz from the day. If you want to participate, leave your answers in the comments. Maybe if this catches on I'll give away a prize or something.
1. What four states make up the “Four Corners”
2. Match the state capital to the state (.25 each):
Helena New Hampshire
3. Name the four of the five Great Lakes (.25 each)
4. Maine used to be part of what other U.S. state?
5. The region known as “Acadiana” is found in what U.S. state?
6. Name two of the three rivers found in Pittsburgh (.5 each).
7. Match the national park to the state it’s found in (.25 each):
Carlsbad Caverns South Dakota
Glacier New Mexico
8. The Erie Canal is found in what state?
9. When the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, the final stake was driven in what U.S. state?
10. Two states each have eight states bordering them. Name them both (.5 each)
Bonus #1: The Louisiana Purchase included part or all of how many U.S. states?
Bonus #2: Four state capitals are named after U.S. presidents. Name them (.5 each)
Bonus #3: From 1774 to 1800, the U.S. Congress met in eight cities other than Washington, D.C., thus making each (technically) a United States capital. Name those eight cities (.5 each). Only the first eight cities you list will be counted.