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On the Topic of US Geography

Although not the largest in the world, the United States is a big country and it is a diverse one. One thing that can sometimes be confusing to non-Americans is our propensity of referring to the state we live in when we are talking about something in regard to the US. In part, that is because of the diversity of the states in the US.

If someone asks an American where they live, rather than saying, “I live in the US”, they are apt to say, “I live in Utah” or whichever state they live in. That can be a little confusing since there are even a lot of Americans that don’t know very much US geography. A lot of people, given a map of the US, can identify Texas, Alaska, Hawaii, or California. However, it is much less certain that they would be able to point out New Mexico or South Dakota if you asked them to. They are the same way in regard to mountain chains, major rivers, or what-have-you.

It might be rather fun to have a quiz about US geography, so here you go.

  • Colorado has the greatest average altitude of the lower 48 states, with the lowest point in the state at 3,317 feet and the highest point at 14,440 feet. Which of the lower 48 states has the second highest average altitude?

    • New Mexico
    • Montana
    • Wyoming
    • Michigan
  • The Colorado River is 1,450 miles long and it passes through five states. Which of the following states does the Colorado River NOT go through?

    • Utah
    • Wyoming
    • Arizona
    • Nevada
  • Which US state is the red arrow pointing to in the image?

    • Minnesota
    • Michigan
    • Wisconsin
    • Ohio
  • Which US state is the red arrow pointing to in the image?

    • Colorado
    • Kansas
    • Nebraska
    • South Dakota
  • Which of the following states does NOT share a border with Mexico?

    • Arizona
    • New Mexico
    • Louisiana
    • California
  • Which US state has the lowest average altitude?

    • Florida
    • Louisiana
    • Delaware
    • Mississippi
  • Which state has the LEAST amount of forests, in percentage of the state?

    • Arizona
    • Nevada
    • Utah
    • Texas
  • Which state has the highest average yearly air temperature?

    • Florida
    • Hawaii
    • California
    • Arizona
  • Which state has the greatest air temperature variation, from the lowest temperature ever recorded there to the highest temperature ever recorded there?

    • California
    • Montana
    • Utah
    • Maine
  • The most northern town in the lower 48 states is located in what state?

    • Minnesota
    • Wisconsin
    • Montana
    • Maine

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