Best of America

American Quiz: Highest, Lowest, Oldest, and Largest

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of trivia: Test yourself as we spotlight nine notable locations across America.

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Question #1

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What's the lowest point of land in the United States?

Question #1

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What's the lowest point of land in the United States? Answer: Death Valley in California

Question #2

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Where are the country's tallest sand dunes located?

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Question #2

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Where are the country's tallest sand dunes located? Answer: The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado

Question #3

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What is the largest body of fresh water in the world? (Hint: It's one of the Great Lakes.)

Question #3

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What is the largest body of fresh water in the world? (Hint: It's one of the Great Lakes.) Answer: Lake Superior

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Question #4

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What is the oldest city in the country?

Question #4

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What is the oldest city in the country? Answer: St. Augustine, Florida (Founded in 1565)

Question #5

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What is the country's first national park?

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Question #5

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What is the country's first national park? Answer: Yellowstone

Question #6

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Which state lies the farthest west?

Question #6

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Which state lies the farthest west? Answer: Alaska

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Question #7

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Which state recorded the highest temperature in the United States?

Question #7

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Which state recorded the highest temperature in the United States? Answer: California (134°F in Death Valley on July 10, 1913)

Question #8

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Which city has the largest Chinatown outside Asia?

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Question #8

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Which city has the largest Chinatown outside Asia? Answer: San Francisco

Question #9

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What is the United States' largest island?

Question #9

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What is the United States' largest island? Answer: Hawaii


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