Saturday, August 28, 2010

Take the "United States" quiz

CLICK ON THE BUTTON IN FRONT OF THE STATE DESCRIBED IN EACH STATEMENT.


1. You'll find the highest point and the lowest point in the continental United States in this state.

Oregon
New Hampshire
California





2.Every four years, the people of this state gather in homes and schools for a unique political ritual called a caucus.

Iowa
New Hampshire
Kansas





3.This state has the only diamond mine in the U.S., is number one in poultry production, is the birthplace of WalMart, and also used to be known as the hillbilly state.

West Virginia
North Carolina
Arkansas





4.This state's government describes itself as business-friendly and accessible. Over 300,000 corporations, including half of the Fortune 500, incorporate in this business-savvy state. It was the first state to ratify the Constitution.

Massachusetts
Delaware
New Hampshire





5. What the settlers found under the grassy prairie turned out to be some of the best soil on the North American continent. They also found the perfect climate for growing what was to become this state's number one cash crop, corn.

Kansas
Iowa
Arkansas





6. We regard this state as the middle of America. It gets more category 5 tornadoes than almost anywhere else in the nation. Dorothy was whisked away from this twister state to the Land of Oz.

Kansas
North Carolina
Iowa







7. Twenty-three percent of this state's population claim to be of Irish descent, the highest proportion in the nation. The St. Patrick's Day celebration here is bigger than it is in Ireland.


New York
Massachusetts
New Hampshire







8. In 1997 this became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide, a decision no other state has made.


California
Oregon
Massachusetts







9.When Texas was admitted to the Union, there was a general supposition that, in fact, it would be divided into several states.


Texas
California
New York







10.This is the only state in the Union that was actually born out of the conflict of the Civil War; it seceded from another state to become its own state. One of its unusual attractions is The Coal House in White Sulphur Springs, built with 30 tons of anthracite coal.


New Hampshire
West Virginia
Oregon





Written by Janet Fowler

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