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Quiz about Silver or Granite
Quiz about Silver or Granite

Silver or Granite? Trivia Quiz


Nevada is America's Silver State; New Hampshire is the Granite State. Both are proud of their heritage and have much to offer residents and tourists. Can you put these landmarks and towns in the right box for each state?

A classification quiz by CmdrK. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
CmdrK
Time
3 mins
Type
Classify Quiz
Quiz #
407,934
Updated
Apr 11 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
388
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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New Hampshire
Nevada

Valley of Fire Great Basin Kancamagus Highway Henniker Frenchman Mountain Flume Gorge Lake Tahoe Cowbell Corners Mt. Washington Winnemucca

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Mt. Washington

Answer: New Hampshire

Mt. Washington is the highest point in the New Hampshire Presidential Range (6,288 ft/1,916 m) and the highest point north of Mt. Mitchell in North Carolina. The Mt. Washington Observatory at the peak recorded a wind gust of 231 mph/371 kph in 1934, a world record which stood until 1996 when an Australian observatory recorded a speed of 253 mph/407 kph.
2. Winnemucca

Answer: Nevada

Are you going to Winnemucca, Mac? Winnemucca is the first town mentioned in the travelogue song "I've Been Everywhere" by Hank Snow. It sits along Interstate 80 in northern Nevada and is something of a regional transportation hub. It is named after a Northern Paiute Indian chief; the name means "one moccasin".
3. Frenchman Mountain

Answer: Nevada

This sounds like it should be in New Hampshire, but no. In a state with a lot of Spanish names, Frenchman Mountain seems an incongruous name. It is a free-standing mountain in the northeast part of the Las Vegas valley, near Nellis Air Force Base. Looking at it, it is easy to see that it was formed by faulting and tilting of the underlying rock, some of which is two billion years old.
4. Cowbell Corners

Answer: New Hampshire

With a name like Cowbell Corners it has to be in New Hampshire. New England has some peculiar place names. This place is located within the city of Salem, essentially on a bend in New Hampshire State Route 111, not far from a tourist attraction known as "America's Stonehenge".
5. Great Basin

Answer: Nevada

The Great Basin is just that: a huge basin encompassing most of Nevada and parts of five other states and even part of Baja California, Mexico. It is the largest endothermic watershed in the U.S., meaning that precipitation entering most places in the basin is trapped there with no way out. Park rangers at Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada will tell you it's the best place in the U.S. to stargaze, and considering how far it is from artificial light sources, they just may be right!
6. Kancamagus Highway

Answer: New Hampshire

The Kancamagus Highway is an officially designated National Scenic Byway. It is 34.5 mi/55.5 km along state Route 112 between the towns of Lincoln and Conway in northern New Hampshire. It was named after Kancamagus (meaning "the fearless one"), the grandson of Passaconaway, the chief of the Penacook Indian Confederacy.

It travels through the White Mountain National Forest and has lots of scenic overlooks, hiking trails and camping areas.
7. Lake Tahoe

Answer: Nevada

Lake Tahoe is on the border of Nevada and California not far from Carson City, the capital of Nevada. It is the largest alpine lake in North America, at 6,225 ft/1,897 m altitude in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It was formed about two million years ago and was known for its extremely clear waters. Until the end of the 20th century a target object was visible at a depth of 120 ft/36.5 m. Since then, pollution and heavy recreational usage have cut that viewing depth in half.
8. Valley of Fire

Answer: Nevada

Valley of Fire is a Nevada state park near the town of Overton and about 50 mi/80 km northeast of Las Vegas. It gets its name from Aztec sandstone, a red stone that appears to be on fire when reflecting the sun's rays. It was formed 150 million years ago and at one time was covered by an inland sea. Native Americans have used the area for millennia; there are petroglyphs (rock art) that are more than 2,000 years old.
9. Flume Gorge

Answer: New Hampshire

Flume Gorge is an 800 ft-/244 m-long natural gorge at the base of Mount Liberty near Franconia Notch in northern New Hampshire. It was formed nearly 200 million years ago from granite and basalt. It is 12 to 20 ft (3.7 to 6.1 m) wide with granite walls that are 70 to 90 ft (21 to 27 m) tall. Flume Brook roars its way into the gorge through 45 ft /13.6m Avalanche Falls.

A boardwalk has been installed for climbing through the gorge and there are stairs, lots of stairs.
10. Henniker

Answer: New Hampshire

Henniker, New Hampshire is the only town in the world with that name; it says so right on the sign that welcomes you to the town. It was first named "Number Six", then "Todd's Town", then "New Marlborough". It finally got the "Henniker" designation in 1768 from Governor John Wentworth who named it for London merchant Sir John Henniker.

In the 19th century there was much congenital deafness in the area so the town invented its own sign language; this may have helped create the American Sign Language.

It is home to New England College and Pats Peak Ski Area.
Source: Author CmdrK

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