Quiz: Can You Pass US Geography?
Can You Pass US Geography?
By: Tasha Moore
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About This Quiz

Do you know U.S. geography like the back of your hand? Can you account for all the nooks, creeks and byways of America's backcountry and major cities? Put your knowledge to the test with this here quiz that separates the geography beginners from the pros. Guess directions, square miles, county seats and the like as you mentally trot from east coast to west while visualizing all points in between. That's only about 3,000 miles to imagine. A piece of cake, right?  

There's a little bit of landmark trivia and a lot of questions about water bodies. Mountain ranges spring up from time to time, and border facts are a guarantee on this quiz. We also touch on history tidbits, highlighting years built and dates formed of America's most prominent geo-markers. Major cities and rustic no man's lands get equal billing on this test of U.S. map wisdom. But no peeking for answers! Just think through the questions. Consider the proximities provided and follow the hints.

After this brief wit fit, you'll be one step closer to ditching your GPS for good. Go on and give it your best go! 

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Which is the most populous U.S. state?
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Which capital city lies in a valley?
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How many miles does the Hoover Dam span?
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The Grand Canyon is located in which state?
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Where is the lowest elevation point of the U.S. located?
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Which U.S. state does not border Canada?
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Which continent contains the United States?
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Which city is located along the Missouri River?
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What is the largest U.S. lake by surface area?
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Which is not a city in New Mexico?
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How many boroughs are located in New York City?
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Which U.S. capital city is the furthest north?
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Which state does not border the west coastline of the United States?
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Which is not a river located in the United States?
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Which of these states doesn't have a volcano?
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Which one is a desert in the United States?
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Birmingham and Auburn are non-capital cities of which state?
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Where is Langlade County located?
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Kansas City, Missouri spans how many square miles?
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Where is Lake Istokpoga located?
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Yankee Stadium is located in which borough of New York City?
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How many counties are in the state of Indiana?
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Which state does not include the Appalachian Mountains?
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Where is the mouth of the Yukon River located?
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Which state does not border Tennessee?
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Which of these is not a state capital?
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Which U.S. state has the lowest population?
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In which state is Toms River located?
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What is the state capital of Oregon?
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Which state has a population less than 150,000?
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Which state was one of the original 13 colonies?
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What is the smallest U.S. lake by surface area among the choices?
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Which state has the highest elevation point in the United States?
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