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American Quiz: Highest, Lowest, Oldest, and Largest

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

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?

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

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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

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)

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Question #5

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What is the country's first national park?

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?

Question #8

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Which city has the largest Chinatown outside Asia?

Answer:
San Francisco

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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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