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Quiz about Towns and Places of the Keystone State
Quiz about Towns and Places of the Keystone State

Towns and Places of the Keystone State Quiz


Pennsylvania is a state known for its history, beautiful cities, and unique landscapes! Enjoy and have fun!

A multiple-choice quiz by exceller. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
exceller
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
313,865
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1609
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. This is a colorful community, and the home to a manufacturer of popular, nontoxic art supplies for children. Which of these towns is home to the Crayola crayon company headquarters? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which of these towns is known as the "Flood City"? It was the site of a historical flood in 1889 that occurred from a water dam collapse at a lake 14 miles east of its city boundaries. Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This town earned the nickname "The Diamond City" for a population explosion that occurred when anthracite coal was discovered in the 1800s. Which of these towns is located in the Wyoming Valley, and is surrounded by the Pocono Mountains, the Endless Mountains, and the Lehigh Valley? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Among the Keystone State's natural attractions are gorges, which are valleys between cliffs, carved from rivers or ancient landscapes. Which of these gorges is nicknamed the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania", and is located outside of Wellsboro in the Tioga State Forest? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In 1741, a small group of Moravians settled on the banks of the Lehigh River and founded the settlement that soon became known in Pennsylvania as the "Christmas City". What is the official name of this town? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Nicknamed "Chocolate Town USA", which of these is the community that used to be known as Derry Church, but was renamed in 1906 in honor of a popular candy factory? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The Mount Davis summit is the highest land point in Pennsylvania and overlooks the Forbes State Forest. As a part of the Allegheny Mountains, which major North American mountain range does Mt. Davis belong to? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Known as the "City of Bridges", this city has a landscape shaped by two bodies of water. Which of these cities is located beside the Allegheny and the Monongahela rivers, at the point where the Ohio River forms? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The Keystone State has some beautiful caves and caverns. Which of these Pennsylvanian caves is known for its calcium rock formations that early discoverers of the cave thought resembled diamonds? It is located in Kutztown. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This city was the geographical center of the thirteen American colonies and later became the United States' second capital city. Which one of these cities is known as the "City of Brotherly Love"? Hint



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1. This is a colorful community, and the home to a manufacturer of popular, nontoxic art supplies for children. Which of these towns is home to the Crayola crayon company headquarters?

Answer: Easton

Located in Easton, the Crayola company attracts visitors to the town. Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith were the inventors of the Crayola crayon, the first nontoxic child's crayon. The company specializes in manufacturing art supplies that are nontoxic and appealing to children. Interestingly, the company's original trade when it was first founded was manufacturing industrial pigment supplies under the name Binney & Smith. When the company produced the first non-toxic crayon in 1903, the innovation changed the company's business entirely. The name "Crayola" was suggested by teacher Alice Binney, who was also Edwin's wife. Mrs. Binney invented the name by combining the French words "craie" ("chalk") and "ola" ("oily"). The result was a brand name that is universally known for its art supplies aimed at children's creativity. The company has done a huge part of its manufacturing in Pennsylvania, having its headquarter branch in Easton, and another manufacturing center at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Source: Wikipedia
2. Which of these towns is known as the "Flood City"? It was the site of a historical flood in 1889 that occurred from a water dam collapse at a lake 14 miles east of its city boundaries.

Answer: Johnstown

Johnstown was founded in 1770. During the 19th and 20th centuries, Johnstown was affected by three floods, including the famous Johnstown flood of 1889. The Johnstown flood occurred in 1889, when a 35 ft wall of water rushed downhill from a water dam collapse at a lake 14 miles from the city.

The dam had overflowed and collapsed due to heavy rains. Over 2,000 people died in this flood, and from the fire that raged in the town's wreckage. This town survived two more floods during the years of 1936 and 1977. Johnstown's history of floods gained the town national attention, and the town was nicknamed "Flood City".
3. This town earned the nickname "The Diamond City" for a population explosion that occurred when anthracite coal was discovered in the 1800s. Which of these towns is located in the Wyoming Valley, and is surrounded by the Pocono Mountains, the Endless Mountains, and the Lehigh Valley?

Answer: Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes Barre was founded in an area in the Wyoming Valley. It had been a territory of the Delaware and Shawnese Indian tribes. In 1769, the first Europeans to arrive in the area, led by John Durkee, founded the settlement. They named it Wilkes Barre, in honor of John Wilkes and Isaac Barré, British parliament members who supported colonial America.

Anthracite coal, a mineral of high luster, was discovered in the area during the 1800s, earning the town the nickname "The Diamond City". The coal industry lasted in Wilkes Barre until World War II, when coal started to be replaced by other energy sources.
4. Among the Keystone State's natural attractions are gorges, which are valleys between cliffs, carved from rivers or ancient landscapes. Which of these gorges is nicknamed the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania", and is located outside of Wellsboro in the Tioga State Forest?

Answer: Pine Creek Gorge

Pine Creek Gorge, known as the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania", is located outside of the town of Wellsboro in the Tioga State Forest. The size and shape of the canyon is thought to have been formed by the melting ice glacier sheets that covered the area during the last Ice Age.

The gorge is over 47 miles long and is cut by Pine Creek, which flows through the center of the gorge. It is over 1000 ft. deep, with the deepest point located at Waterville, Pennsylvania. Pine Creek gorge is surrounded by other state and national parks, allowing it to remain underdeveloped and protected.
5. In 1741, a small group of Moravians settled on the banks of the Lehigh River and founded the settlement that soon became known in Pennsylvania as the "Christmas City". What is the official name of this town?

Answer: Bethlehem

Bethlehem started out as a Moravian settlement in colonial America. (Moravians are a religious group who follow the religious principals of John Huss, a martyr who was burned at stake by the Catholic Church in 1415.) On Christmas Eve in 1741, the community was christened "Bethlehem", and became an official town, earning it the nickname "The Christmas City".

In its history during the American Revolution, famous visitors to the town included General Washington, Samuel Adams and the Marquis De Lafayette.

When the Industrial Revolution occurred, Bethlehem became an industrious trading city and the home of Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
6. Nicknamed "Chocolate Town USA", which of these is the community that used to be known as Derry Church, but was renamed in 1906 in honor of a popular candy factory?

Answer: Hershey

Hershey, Pennsylvania was originally known as Derry Church. However, the community was renamed in 1906 to honor the Hershey Company, a popular American manufacturer of chocolate candy bars. Hershey produces the Hershey bar and Hershey's Kisses, among others.

It is also the parent company of the H.B. Reese Candy Company, which manufacturers Reese's peanut butter cups. The Hershey Company headquarters attract many tourists throughout the year, earning the town the nicknames "Chocolate Town USA" and "The Sweetest Place on Earth".
7. The Mount Davis summit is the highest land point in Pennsylvania and overlooks the Forbes State Forest. As a part of the Allegheny Mountains, which major North American mountain range does Mt. Davis belong to?

Answer: The Appalachian Mountains

The Mount Davis summit is the highest land point in Pennsylvania, towering 3, 213 ft. above sea level. It was named in honor of John Nelson Davis, a US Civil War veteran who studied nature. It is located among the Allegheny Mountains in Pennsylvania, which are part of the Appalachian Mountain chain that stretches across the eastern United States.
8. Known as the "City of Bridges", this city has a landscape shaped by two bodies of water. Which of these cities is located beside the Allegheny and the Monongahela rivers, at the point where the Ohio River forms?

Answer: Pittsburgh

Downtown Pittsburgh is shaped into a triangle, with the Allegheny and the Monongahela rivers flowing around it. The Allegheny and Monongahela rivers flow into each other to form the Ohio River, shaping the city's unique landscape. Pittsburgh became known as the "City of Bridges", because of the many bridges that lead into the downtown area.

The downtown area is also known as the "Golden Triangle". Pittsburgh has many hills and trails by waterfronts, which are adventurous attractions for bikers.
9. The Keystone State has some beautiful caves and caverns. Which of these Pennsylvanian caves is known for its calcium rock formations that early discoverers of the cave thought resembled diamonds? It is located in Kutztown.

Answer: Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave was discovered in 1871 and is one of Pennsylvania's oldest caves open for tourism. The cave was named for the calcium crystal rock formations on the inside cave walls. Early explorers of the cave thought the formations resembled diamonds.

Although the townspeople were disappointed when a jeweler declared the "diamonds" to be only calcium crystals formed by water, the nature and beauty of the cave attracted many visitors. Indian, Indian Echo, and Woodward are also caves in Pennsylvania.

Indian Caverns is located in Spruce Creek, Indian Echo Caverns is located near Hershey, and Woodward Cave is located in Woodward.
10. This city was the geographical center of the thirteen American colonies and later became the United States' second capital city. Which one of these cities is known as the "City of Brotherly Love"?

Answer: Philadelphia

Philadelphia, known as the "City of Brotherly Love", was named by William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. The city's name came from the Greek words "philos", translated as "love" (or "friendship") and "adelphos", which means "brother". As the geographical center of the thirteen colonies, Philadelphia was an important city of trade, politics, and the American Revolutionary war.

After the American Revolution, Philadelphia became the capital of the United States until Washington D.C was constructed.

It is the largest city in Pennsylvania, and is also nicknamed the "Birthplace of America".
Source: Author exceller

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