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Quiz about A Thousand Miles From Alabama To Georgia
Quiz about A Thousand Miles From Alabama To Georgia

A Thousand Miles From Alabama To Georgia Quiz


This quiz concerns the U.S. states that begin with the letters A through G. Hopefully you will learn something of interest about each one!

A multiple-choice quiz by logcrawler. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
logcrawler
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
368,582
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
667
Last 3 plays: Guest 63 (3/10), Guest 170 (6/10), garden1308 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The oldest city in Alabama is Mobile. What group of European settlers first established a presence in the city of Mobile? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Sometimes called Alaska's "First City", this city is also known as the "Salmon Capital of the World". It acquired the nickname "First City" because of its location in the south-easternmost corner of the state, thus making it the first city that many tourists and cruise ships encounter in the vastness of Alaska.

What Alaska city boasts the world's largest collection of standing totem poles?
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. When most people think of Arizona, they think of a very warm to hot climate, and with good reason - the state lies in the desert southwest area of the United States. What, though, was the coldest temperature (Fahrenheit) recorded in the state in 1971? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The capital of Arkansas, Little Rock, obtained its name from the French "la Petite Roche" which translates as "the Little Rock". Where is the namesake for the city to be found? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. California, once thought to be an island, was later also a country in its own right.


Question 6 of 10
6. Why was Colorado nicknamed the "Centennial State"? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Connecticut may not be the home of modern aviation, (that title belongs to North Carolina), but it was the home to another marvel of the skies. When a Russian immigrant named Igor Sikorsky created a company that mass-produced this invention, he did so in Stratford, Connecticut.

What did his company help to mass produce, even though he did not actually invent the device himself?
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Delaware was among the original thirteen British colonies that later became the United States. They each individually had to ratify the constitution of the nation. In which placement did Delaware fall in ratifying the Constitution? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. "La Florida" was so named by Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon because he arrived during the Easter season when all the flowers were in bloom.


Question 10 of 10
10. Georgia has four ports that operate under the Georgia Ports Authority. Two of these are sea ports, while the other two are river ports.
What cities in Georgia are associated with these ports?
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The oldest city in Alabama is Mobile. What group of European settlers first established a presence in the city of Mobile?

Answer: French

Not only was Mobile settled by the French, they also proclaimed it to be the capital of French-controlled Louisiana. Later both the English and the Spanish laid claim to the city, but it did not become a part of the U.S. until 1813 when West Florida was annexed into the US.

In 1861, with the advent of the War Between the States, Alabama once again left the fold of the Union states. It was finally readmitted to the United States in 1865, after Union troops caused it to surrender to the martial forces of the North.
2. Sometimes called Alaska's "First City", this city is also known as the "Salmon Capital of the World". It acquired the nickname "First City" because of its location in the south-easternmost corner of the state, thus making it the first city that many tourists and cruise ships encounter in the vastness of Alaska. What Alaska city boasts the world's largest collection of standing totem poles?

Answer: Ketchikan

Ketchikan is located on an island in the extreme southeastern portion of the state. Revillagigedo Island is about 700 miles from Seattle, Washington and lies approximately 235 miles from the capital of Juneau, Alaska.
3. When most people think of Arizona, they think of a very warm to hot climate, and with good reason - the state lies in the desert southwest area of the United States. What, though, was the coldest temperature (Fahrenheit) recorded in the state in 1971?

Answer: 40 degrees below zero

Brr! An amazing weather record was set for Hawley Lake in east-central Arizona on January 7, 1971 when the temperature plunged to -40 degrees. Because of its high altitude, Hawley Lake is not only the coldest area in the state, but also the wettest.
4. The capital of Arkansas, Little Rock, obtained its name from the French "la Petite Roche" which translates as "the Little Rock". Where is the namesake for the city to be found?

Answer: on the south bank of the Arkansas River

While the little rock lies just opposite from the big rock (or bluff), both are to be found on either side of the Arkansas River. The big rock was once used as a rock quarry, while the little rock lent its name to the city itself.

The little rock was used as a navigational tool by early settlers and travelers.

The city of Little Rock was proclaimed to be the second cleanest city in America by "Forbes" magazine in 2011.
5. California, once thought to be an island, was later also a country in its own right.

Answer: True

For a very brief time in 1846, California rebelled against Mexican authority and became its own country. The rebellion was successful, but short in duration, as the Mexican/American War began that year. When U.S. forces began an occupation of the region, California capitulated and became a part of the U.S. and was admitted as a state in 1850.

Originally, California was comprised of a region that included the modern-day states of California, Nevada, and Utah, with parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming expanding its borders to the east and to the north.
6. Why was Colorado nicknamed the "Centennial State"?

Answer: It joined the Union in the year of the 100th anniversary of the U.S.

When the U.S. was celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, (100 years old in 1876), Colorado joined the United States. It was the 38th state to join the Union.
7. Connecticut may not be the home of modern aviation, (that title belongs to North Carolina), but it was the home to another marvel of the skies. When a Russian immigrant named Igor Sikorsky created a company that mass-produced this invention, he did so in Stratford, Connecticut. What did his company help to mass produce, even though he did not actually invent the device himself?

Answer: the helicopter

In 1925, Igor Sikorsky founded Sikorsky Manufacturing Company in New York. In 1929, he moved the company to Connecticut, and by 1940 was producing the VS-300 helicopter. While it was not the first prototype of a working helicopter to fly, (that was also accomplished by a Russian), his was the first successfully single lifting rotor mechanism to fly in the US.
8. Delaware was among the original thirteen British colonies that later became the United States. They each individually had to ratify the constitution of the nation. In which placement did Delaware fall in ratifying the Constitution?

Answer: First

Delaware is often called "The First State", as it was the very first to ratify the Constitution of the United States on December 7, 1787.

Delaware did not derive its name from the Native American Indian tribe, the Delaware, nor from the Delaware River. Instead, all of these were named for the first English governor of the colony, Thomas West.

Hmm...
Oh, that's right; he was also known as the third Baron De La Warr, and it was from this title that the state, the indigenous people and a river all derived their name.
9. "La Florida" was so named by Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon because he arrived during the Easter season when all the flowers were in bloom.

Answer: True

Ponce de Leon landed in what later became known as the state of Florida on April 2, 1513. He named the region "La Florida", a name whose origins in Spanish came from the term "Pascua Florida", meaning either "flowery festival" or "feast of flowers".
10. Georgia has four ports that operate under the Georgia Ports Authority. Two of these are sea ports, while the other two are river ports. What cities in Georgia are associated with these ports?

Answer: Savannah, Columbus, Brunswick and Bainbridge

The four ports of Georgia are located in Savannah, Columbus, Brunswick and Bainbridge. Savannah and Brunswick host the sea ports along Georgia's Atlantic coastline, while the Columbus and Bainbridge ports are located along the Chattahoochee River.
Source: Author logcrawler

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