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Quiz about FIGIKHILIK The States FL In Acronym Format
Quiz about FIGIKHILIK The States FL In Acronym Format

FIGIK-HILIK (The States F-L In Acronym Format) Quiz


An acronym for: Florida, Iowa, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Indiana and Kentucky. (After all, this quiz IS about U.S. States F-L, you know!) And no, they are not in a particular order. Hop on the bus; we're going for a ride!

A multiple-choice quiz by logcrawler. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
logcrawler
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
358,824
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
446
Last 3 plays: laurencb63 (6/10), jonnowales (6/10), JanIQ (6/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Hop on the bus, and let's go warm up our thinking caps in sunny Florida! The Sunshine State has a state motto familiar to folks who have ever read any U.S. minted coins: "In God We Trust"; and it has a state song which is entitled "Florida, Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky". What is Florida's oldest city, having been established in 1565? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Louisiana originally comprised its own lands, along with those of what were later to become a multitude of other states, like South Dakota, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Mississippi. From which European ruler was nearly half of the U.S. purchased? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Why would a man who had been born in Zurich, Switzerland - Heinrich (Henry) Hartmann Wirz - have been tried and executed on conspiracy and murder charges in Georgia in 1865? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Who was the first U.S. President to have been both born and raised in Illinois? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Aloha!
Hawaii is the only U.S. state that meets each of the following criteria:
it is the only one that grows coffee; it is the only state which does not observe daylight savings time; and it has no straight line boundaries.


Question 6 of 10
6. What Idaho town was the first in the world to rely on nuclear power as a source of energy? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In which U.S. state is the largest natural cave system in the world located? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Charles W. Fairbanks, Thomas A. Hendricks and James Danforth "Dan" Quayle were each elected to the office of Vice President of the United States, when they resided here, while Benjamin Harrison was the first man from this same state to be elected President. From what mid-western U.S. state did all of these men hail? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. I suppose I could ask you why this occurred, but maybe it would be easier for you to tell me just WHERE it happened...

In 1881 this state became the first in the nation to adopt a Constitutional amendment that prohibited all alcoholic beverages. Which mid-western state took this action?
(You know that I will tell you why, later.)
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which U.S. state had a conflict with the state of Missouri during the so-called Honey War of the 1830s; a "war" in which no one was actually killed? Hint



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1. Hop on the bus, and let's go warm up our thinking caps in sunny Florida! The Sunshine State has a state motto familiar to folks who have ever read any U.S. minted coins: "In God We Trust"; and it has a state song which is entitled "Florida, Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky". What is Florida's oldest city, having been established in 1565?

Answer: Saint Augustine

The city of Saint Augustine (San Augustin in the Spanish language) was founded in 1565, and served as the capital of Spanish Florida for over 200 years! In 1566, the year following its founding, some of Florida's native inhabitants, members of the Saturiwa tribe, burned down the original Spanish settlement, with the end result being that it had to be moved to a nearby location.
2. Louisiana originally comprised its own lands, along with those of what were later to become a multitude of other states, like South Dakota, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Mississippi. From which European ruler was nearly half of the U.S. purchased?

Answer: Napoleon Bonaparte

The Louisiana Purchase, which occurred on December 20, 1803, enabled the United States to lay claim to the former French colony of Louisiana and all that it entailed, excluding the French territory in Canada. After the original French colony had become a protectorate of Spain, it was later returned to the French, a mere two years before Napoleon sold it to the U.S., in part to pay off war debts.
The purchase price? Roughly the equivalent of 15 million dollars. Imagine today trying to buy even one of the smaller cities in this vast region for that sum!
3. Why would a man who had been born in Zurich, Switzerland - Heinrich (Henry) Hartmann Wirz - have been tried and executed on conspiracy and murder charges in Georgia in 1865?

Answer: he was a prisoner-of-war camp commandant

Wirz was the camp commandant at the notorious Andersonville Prison in Macon County Georgia during the American Civil War years. The conditions at Andersonville were, at best, horrible. At worst, the prison was described by many of its inmates as "Hell".

While Wirz was not responsible for the lack of food available, decent sanitation or lack of medical supplies (though he himself had been a doctor), he may have been responsible for some mistreatment of individual soldiers. During his trial in Washington, D.C. a supposed eyewitness presented extremely damning evidence that resulted in Wirz being one of only two people executed for war crimes during the Civil War; (the other being a man named Champ Ferguson).

Eleven days after his execution, the 'eyewitness' was found to be guilty of perjury regarding the trial and quickly disappeared.
4. Who was the first U.S. President to have been both born and raised in Illinois?

Answer: Ronald Reagan

Ronald Wilson Reagan was the first U.S. President to have been born and raised in Illinois, although Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Barack Obama were all living in Illinois at the time of their elections. Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois, and raised in the town of Dixon.
5. Aloha! Hawaii is the only U.S. state that meets each of the following criteria: it is the only one that grows coffee; it is the only state which does not observe daylight savings time; and it has no straight line boundaries.

Answer: False

While the first and last portions of the statement are true, Arizona, like Hawaii, also does not observe daylight savings time. Portions of other states also disregard DST.

(European and American nations are more likely to observe DST, while Asian and African nations are more apt to ignore it.)
6. What Idaho town was the first in the world to rely on nuclear power as a source of energy?

Answer: Arco

Arco was the first town in the world to be lit by nuclear power; however, it was also the first location to experience a plant "melt-down" in which people died. On January 3, 1961, a reactor at a local nuclear power plant caused three deaths. These constituted the world's first fatal reactor accidents.

(Another more pleasant Idaho 'first': Sun Valley ski resort was where the world's first chairlift was installed in 1936.)
7. In which U.S. state is the largest natural cave system in the world located?

Answer: Kentucky

Kentucky is home to Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest system of caves in the world. Some of its more popular features include Grand Avenue, Frozen Niagara, Big Clifty Sandstone and Fat Man's Misery. Mammoth Cave covers over 400 miles of underground pathways.

The National Park Service offers a variety of cave tours. Some are electrically lighted tours while others are lit only by paraffin lamps with which visitors are outfitted. Some tours lead off into muddy crawl spaces and hidden tunnels.

The park is located primarily in Edmonson County, Kentucky, just to the northeast of the city of Bowling Green.
8. Charles W. Fairbanks, Thomas A. Hendricks and James Danforth "Dan" Quayle were each elected to the office of Vice President of the United States, when they resided here, while Benjamin Harrison was the first man from this same state to be elected President. From what mid-western U.S. state did all of these men hail?

Answer: Indiana

The region of the country in which Indiana lies (The Great Lakes Region) was once known as the United States Northwest Territory, dating back to 1787. After 1800, Ohio was split off from this territory, and the nomenclature then became the Indiana Territory. Since this land belonged to Native Americans, it was probably only logical that it became called "Indiana". Later, both Michigan and Illinois were also split off from the territory, and thus the modern-day boundary lines of Indiana were established.

Indiana's capital, Indianapolis, was the largest city in the state, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics recorded in 2010.
9. I suppose I could ask you why this occurred, but maybe it would be easier for you to tell me just WHERE it happened... In 1881 this state became the first in the nation to adopt a Constitutional amendment that prohibited all alcoholic beverages. Which mid-western state took this action? (You know that I will tell you why, later.)

Answer: Kansas

Kansas called a screeching halt to all alcoholic beverages in 1881 because of massive amounts of violence caused by cowboys, who after long trail rides "let off steam" when they arrived in towns like Dodge. Months of long trail rides fraught with danger, boredom, and lack of female companionship, along with being short on all types of entertainment, led to cowboys becoming out of control at times after they entered a town.

Bullets and booze have never been a great combination, and the Kansas legislature found it intolerable after a while, so it decided to address the problem by completely amending the state's constitution prohibiting the usage of alcohol, at least from a legal perspective.
10. Which U.S. state had a conflict with the state of Missouri during the so-called Honey War of the 1830s; a "war" in which no one was actually killed?

Answer: Iowa

This conflict began as nothing more than a misunderstanding, (as do MOST wars; right?).

This one began as a border dispute between the two states. Yeah, a 9.5 mile wide border. It did, however, encompass nearly the entire length of the two states, Iowa's southern and Missouri's northern boundaries. This dispute had several causes, including some vague wording in Missouri's Constitution about boundaries, mistakes made during surveying following the Louisiana Purchase, and misunderstandings that had been written concerning Native American treaties (which of course the native tribes were largely ignorant of and were not consulted about). The U.S. Supreme Court finally had to intervene in the dispute. No one was injured, and the "war" came to a peaceful conclusion, but not before three trees containing honeybee hives were chopped down; hence the name the "Honey War".
Source: Author logcrawler

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