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Chapters # 1 – 10

Chapter 1 - Alaska

Question:
Which state’s motto is: “North to the Future”?

Answer:
Alaska.

Chapter 2 - Washington

Question:
In which state can you visit Elliott Bay?

Answer:
Washington.

Chapter 3 - New Mexico

Question:
More than 1,000 years ago, Anasazi Indians lived in this state. What does Anasazi mean?

Answer:
Ancient People, New Mexico.

Chapter 4 - Idaho

Question:
More than 100 years ago, people moved from Europe to California to mine gold. When they couldn’t find any, they moved here and became sheepherders. What’s the name of this state?

Answer:
Idaho.


Question:
Why did people known as the Basques come to California more than 100 years ago?

Answer:
To mine gold.


Question:
In which state can you find a city named Ketchum?

Answer:
Idaho.

Chapter 5 - Arizona

Question:
What is the name of the place that asks visitors to be quiet because scientists are sleeping?

Answer:
Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Chapter 6 - Montana

Question:
Elvis is the name of a 77 million year-old dinosaur. Where does he live?

Answer:
Montana.


Question:
Which state has one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaur fossils?

Answer:
Montana.


Question:
Which state elected the first woman to Congress?

Answer:
Montana. Jeanette Rankin served from 1917-1919 and again from 1941-1943.


Question:
Where was the largest snowflake ever observed?

Answer:
Montana.

Chapter 7 - Wyoming

Question:
What was the first state to grant women the right to vote?

Answer:
Wyoming.


Question:
Native Americans in the United States often host ceremonies that involve feasting, singing and dancing. What are these ceremonies called?

Answer:
Powwows.


Question:
Which state had the first female governor?

Answer:
Wyoming. Nellie Tayloe Ross, who was the wife of Governor William Bradford Ross, finished her husband’s term from 1925 to 1927 after he died. She served as the 14th governor of the state, and to this day, served as the only female governor in Wyoming’s history.


Question:
Which state has 32 named islands within its borders?

Answer:
Wyoming.


Question:
Which state has a dirt landing strip reserved for Jovians (aliens from Jupiter)?

Answer:
Wyoming. It’s called The Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport.


Question:
Which state has the smallest population?

Answer:
Wyoming.

Chapter 8 - Oregon

Question:
There’s a big river that flows through the city of Bend, Oregon. What is its name?

Answer:
Deschutes River.


Question:
Portland is a city in Oregon. Portland’s name was decided with a coin toss. Had the coin landed on the other side, what would the city have been called?

Answer:
Boston.


Question:
Boo! What state has more ghost towns than any other state?

Answer:
Oregon.


Question:
Which state celebrates its birthday on Valentine’s Day (February 14th)?

Answer:
Oregon.

Chapter 9 - Utah

Question:
The country’s first cyber-security center was built here. It’s code-named Bumblehive. What state is it in?

Answer:
Utah.


Question:
What is the name of the islands off the southern coast of Florida?

Answer:
Florida Keys.

Chapter 10 - Minnesota

Question:
Mo and Finchy spend nearly two days traveling from Utah to another state. This state has a pair of cities known as the “Twin Cities, one of which is named Saint Paul. What state are they visiting?

Answer:
Minnesota.

Chapters # 11 – 20

Chapter 11 - Texas

Question:
Helium Centennial Time Columns is a time capsule stuffed with information about how people lived in 1968. One of the items is a passbook for a bank account opened in 1968. How much money was put into the account?

Answer:
$10, Texas.

Chapter 15 - South Dakota

Question:
Mt Rushmore National Monument took 14 years to complete. The faces of four US presidents are carved into the side of a mountain. Who are they?

Answer:
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Chapter 17 - California

Question:
In the 1800s, dozens of shipwrecks happened between Alaska and these US islands. What’s the name of these islands?

Answer:
Farallon Islands or Devil’s Teeth, California.


Question:
What state experiences over 100,000 earthquakes per year? In fact, some say it’s even over 500,000 a year.

Answer:
California.


Question:
In which state was the Internet created?

Answer:
California.


Question:
Death Valley is the hottest and driest desert in North America. Where is it located?

Answer:
California.


Question:
More movies have been filmed in this state than in any other. What’s the state’s name?

Answer:
California.

Chapter 18 - Hawaii

Question:
There are only two states in this country that don’t border any other states. One of them is Alaska. What is the other state?

Answer:
Hawaii.


Question:
How many letters does the Hawaiian alphabet have?

Answer:
Twelve. Every syllable and every word ends with a vowel.


Question:
What was the first US state to outlaw plastic bags?

Answer:
Hawaii.

Chapter 19 - Nebraska

Question:
Every state in this country (except one) has two Houses or chambers in its legislature–a House of Representatives and a Senate. Which state has a single chamber?

Answer:
Nebraska. It’s called a Unicameral legislature. Its members are known as senators.


Question:
In which state was the 911 emergency communications developed and tested?

Answer:
Nebraska.


Question:
Which state has more miles of river than any other state?

Answer:
Nebraska.

Chapter 20 - Ohio

Question:
Which state is nicknamed the “Mother of Presidents?”

Answer:
Ohio.


Question:
The first person orbited the Earth in 1962. He was from Ohio. What was his name?

Answer:
John Glenn.


Question:
The first person walked on the moon in 1969. He was from Ohio. What was his name?

Answer:
Neil Armstrong.


Question:
Who invented the electric light bulb? He was from Ohio.

Answer:
Thomas Edison.


Question:
In 1903, two brothers from Ohio flew the world’s first motor-operated airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. What were their names?

Answer:
Orville and Wilber Wright.

Chapters # 21 – 30

Chapter 21 - Indiana

Question:
Where did the country’s first train robbery happen?

Answer:
The first US train robbery happened in in Indiana in 1866. A gang known as the Reno Brothers made off with $13,000, which is worth more than $240,000 today.


Question:
In what state is the city of Santa Claus located?

Answer:
Indiana. The city receives over a half million letters and requests at Christmas time.


Question:
Where was the first professional baseball game played?

Answer:
Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 4, 1871.

Chapter 23 - Kansas

Question:
Where is the geodetic center of North America located?

Answer:
Kansas. That’s the point from which the size and shape of Earth can be determined.


Question:
What famous pilot was born in Kansas?

Answer:
Amelia Earhart. She made history in 1932 when she crossed the Atlantic alone and again when she made the first solo flight from California to Hawaii in 1935. But in 1937, Earhart and her plane disappeared when she tried to fly around the world.

Chapter 24 - Oklahoma

Question:

What state capitol has an oil well underneath it?

Answer:
Oklahoma


Question:
What’s the only US state that produces iodine?

Answer:
Oklahoma. Iodine is an important mineral your body needs but doesn’t make on its own

Chapter 25 - Missouri

Question:
Which state’s first two capitols were destroyed by fire?

Answer:
Missouri. The present Capitol is the third building in Jefferson City.


Question:
What state has more than 6,000 caves?

Answer:
Missouri. It’s nicknamed the Cave State.


Question:
The Pony Express delivered mail between California and this state. Can you name the state?

Answer:
Missouri

Chapter 26 - Iowa

Question:
Which state had the first female lawyer?

Answer:
Iowa. In 1869, Arabella Mansfield became this country’s first female lawyer. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled that women should be allowed to practice law.


Question:
Which state had the most men sign up to fight in the Civil War?

Answer:
Iowa. Out of a population of 600,000, over 76,000 signed up.


Question:
In what state is Sabula- a miniature island city-located?

Answer:
Iowa. Approximately 500 people live there.


Question:
In what state was the first electronic digital computer built?

Answer:
Iowa. Researchers at Iowa State University built it.

Chapter 27 - Michigan

Question:
What state has a floating post office?

Answer:
Michigan. Mail is delivered to crew members in ships along the Detroit River.


Question:
What was the first state to add to its Constitution to establish and support public libraries?

Answer:
Michigan. In 1835, the Michigan Constitution recognized libraries as an integral part of the state’s educational system.


Question:
What state is the only one in the country bordered by four of the five Great Lakes?

Answer:
Michigan


Question:
How many flags have flown over Michigan?

Answer:
Four: France, England, Spain, and the United States.


Question:
Which US city was the first to issue phone numbers?

Answer:
Detroit, Michigan


Question:
Which state has more miles of freshwater shoreline than any other state in the country?

Answer:
Michigan (about 3,000 miles).


Question:
Which state was the first to guarantee every child with a free high school education?

Answer:
Michigan


Question:
Which US state is the only one with a floating post office?

Answer:
Michigan. Located on the Detroit River, the J.W. Westcott II is the only boat in the world that delivers mail to crew members stationed on ships throughout the river.


Question:
Which state is the only one in the country split into two pieces or landmasses?

Answer:
Michigan (Upper and Lower Peninsulas)

Chapter 28 - Kentucky

Question:
Which state had four different governors between December 1899 and February 1900?

Answer:
Kentucky


Question:
Which was the first southern state in the country to pass a civil rights law?

Answer:
Kentucky


Question:
Which US state has rivers on three sides of its borders?

Answer:
Kentucky. Ohio River to the north, Mississippi to the west, and the Big Sandy and Tug Fork Rivers to the east.


Question:
Which state is nicknamed the Bluegrass state and why?

Answer:
Kentucky. Bluegrass is actually green, but it produces bluish purple buds in the spring. So when looking at a large field of bluegrass, it has a bluish appearance.


Question:
In what state is Country Music Highway?

Answer:
Kentucky

Chapter 29 - Maine

Question:
What city (and in what state) is the first one in the country to greet the morning sun?

Answer:
Eastport, Maine


Question:
What state grows the most blueberries?

Answer:
Maine


Question:
Where was the first women’s basketball game played?

Answer:
Maine (In 1908, at Aroostook State Normal School, now called the University of Maine at Presque Isle).


Question:
What is the only US state that has one syllable?

Answer:
Maine

Chapter 30 - Massachusetts

Question:
In what city and state did America’s first post office open?

Answer:
Boston, Massachusetts, in 1639.


Question:
In what state did the Salem witchcraft trials take place?

Answer:
Massachusetts


Question:
Where were chocolate cookies invented?

Answer:
Massachusetts (So was Boston cream pie).


Question:
Where was basketball invented?

Answer:
Springfield, Massachusetts

Chapters # 31 – 40

Chapter 31 - New York

Question:
Where did the first pizzeria open (city and state?)

Answer:
New York City (in 1905). It was called Lombardi’s Pizza.


Question:
The Statute of Liberty is in New York. What do the seven spikes in her crown represent?

Answer:
The seven oceans and continents of the world.


Question:
In 1884, what did city officials do to demonstrate the stability of the newly built Brooklyn Bridge in New York?

Answer:
They marched 21 elephants and 17 camels marched across the bridge.


Question:
In 1975, someone bought a private island in the East River in New York. How much did they pay?

Answer:
$10


Question:
What library owns and stores locks of hair from famous people who lived in the 1800s?

Answer:
New York Public Library

Chapter 32 - Vermont
Question:
What was the first higher education institution to admit women?

Answer:
University of Vermont in 1871


Question:
What is the smallest landlocked state in the country (without any coastlines)?

Answer:
Vermont


Question:
Billboard advertising is illegal in four states. Name them.

Answer:
Vermont, Hawaii, Maine, and Alaska


Question:
A farmer called the Snowflake Man took photos of more than 5,000 snowflakes and realized no two are alike. Where was he from?

Answer:
Vermont


Question:
What public library allows its residents to check out gardening tools and an ukulele?

Answer:
Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, Maine.

Chapter 34 - Pennsylvania

Question:
The last time the Liberty Bell rang was more than 150 years ago. What musical note did the bell strike when it rang?

Answer:
E-flat, Pennsylvania.

Chapter 36 - Rhode Island

Question:
Every summer, 550 glass floats or balls (made by a local artist) are hidden on this island. If you find one, you get to keep it! What is the name of this island?

Answer:
Block Island, Rhode Island.

Chapter 37 - New Jersey

Question:
A museum displays a table made out of 14,000 jellybeans. What’s the name of this museum?

Answer:
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! NJ.

Chapters # 41 – 50

Chapter 43 - South Carolina

Question:
What animals live on Morgan Island? There are thousands of them! And people aren’t allowed to visit.

Answer:
Monkeys-South Carolina.

Chapter 48 - Alabama

Question:
Is the Moon’s surface gravity as powerful as Planet Earth’s surface gravity? (Gravity is the force that keeps everyone and everything on the ground.)

Answer:
No, the Moon has six times LESS gravity than the Earth, i.e. the Moon’s surface gravity is 1/6th as powerful as the Earth’s surface gravity.


Question:
What is the second smallest planet in our solar system?

Answer:
Mercury is the smallest, followed by Mars, which also has two moons.


Question:
What is the fastest spinning planet in our solar system?

Answer:
Jupiter, which has 67 moons.


Question:
How many humans will be allowed to ride in the first spaceship to Mars?

Answer:
Four humans. Every two years, a new crew of four astronauts would arrive, enabling the previous crew to return to Earth.

Chapter 49 - Georgia

Question:
Mo and Finchy meet rays at the world’s largest aquarium. Where are they?

Answer:
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, which houses more than 100,000 sea creatures.


Question:
Four types of sharks live in the largest aquarium in the world. They include sand tiger sharks, great hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks and silvertip sharks. Where is this aquarium?

Answer:
Georgia


Question:
Are sand tiger sharks the most dangerous type of shark in the ocean?

Answer:
Sand tiger sharks look ferocious, but they are docile or non-aggressive. They have a mouthful of sharp teeth that protrude in all directions, even when their mouths are shut. They typically attack humans only when bothered.

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