The celebration of the 234th Independence Day of the United States of America has been completed. The American Embassy in Stockholm Sweden has here put together some questions so you can check what do you know about the U.S.?
1. Where is the only royal palace in the U.S.?
2. What state in the U.S. has the smallest population?
3. What is the first place in the continental U.S. on which each morning sun shines?
4. West Virginia or Virginia - which state extends farther west?
5. What inland city in the U.S. erected a large monument to a seabird?
6. What is the only city in the U.S. which is named after a radio or a TV show?
7. What part of the U.S. was originally known as the state of Frankland, or Franklin?
8. Were any signers of the Declaration of Independence foreign-born?
9. What twelve states were named after Indian tribes?
10. What is the oldest city in the U.S.?
11. What is the tallest mountain in the U.S.?
12. What is the windiest site in the U.S.?
13. In the contiguous U.S. what two points are geographically farthest apart?
14. Which U.S. city has the longest subway system - San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia or New York?
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1. The Iolani Palace, located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The palace was built in 1882, and from its throne room King Kalakaua and then Queen Liliuckalani reigned. It became an official American palace when Hawaii became a state.
3. The first U.S. site to see the sun is Mt. Katahdin, Maine.
4. Virginia stretches 95 mi, farther to the west than West Virginia.
5. Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1848 the sudden appearance of flocks of gulfs saved crops near the Great Salt Lake from an invasion of grasshoppers. The Sea Gull Monument, on Temple Square in this city, is dedicated to the gulls, "in grateful remembrance of the mercy of God to the Mormon pioneers?.
6. Truth of Consequences, New Mexico, Ralph Edwards radio and TV program offered to hold its 10th anniversary show in any city that would change its name to Truth or Consequences. On Mar 31, 1950 the people of Hot Springs voted 4 to 1 for the new name.
7. From 1784 to 1788 the eastern portion of what is now Tennessee was cold honor of Benjamin Franklin.
8. Seven of the signers were born in the British Isles and came to America as immigrants. They were Francis Lewis from Wales, Robert Morris from England, James Smith, George Taylor and Matthew Thornton from Ireland, James Wilson and John Witherspoon from Scotland.
9. Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Utah, Texas, Massachusetts, North and South Dakota.
10. Saint Augustine, Fla.
11. Mt. McKinley, Alaska, 20,320 ft.
12. The highest surface wind-speed ever recorded in the U.S. was atop Mt. Washington, N.H. 231 mph April 12, 1934.
13. The two farthest points in the U.S. are Cape Flattery, Wash, and an uninhabited point on the south Florida coast below Miami. These two points are 3.835 miles apart.
14. New York, with 137.05 mi, of routes. San Francisco is second with 19.3 mi. ahead of Philadelphia, which has 19.2 mi. and Chicago, which has 10.6 mi.