Jackson Township
Cambria County, Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA TRIVIA ANSWERS

MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. What are the state colors? (c) Blue & Gold
2. What is the state animal?
(d) White Tailed Deer
3. What is the state flower?
(a) Mountain Laurel
4. What is the state tree?
(d) Hemlock
5. What is the state fish?
(b) Brook Trout
6. What is the state bird?
(a) Ruffed Grouse
7. What is the state insect?
(b) Firefly
8. What is the state beverage?
(c) Milk
9. What is the state dog?
(b) Great Dane
10. How many counties are in Pennsylvania? (c) 67
11. What state is located directly North of Pennsylvania?
(d) New York
12. What two states are located West of Pennsylvania?
(b) West Virginia & Ohio
13. Who was the only US President from Pennsylvania?
(a) James Buchanan
14. What is the state's most valuable mineral?
(c) Coal
15. What is the name of the river at the state capital?
(c) Susquehanna
16. What year did PA become a state?
(a) 1787
17. What is Pennsylvania's nickname?
(d) Keystone State
18. What famous person designed Philadelphia
(d) William Penn
19. Who gave Penn's Woods to William Penn? (b) King Charles II of England
20. What is the highest point in Pennsylvania?
(a) Mount Davis
21. What is the county with the least population?
(c) Forest
22. What does Pennsylvania mean?
(c) Penns Woods
23. What 2 counties have more deer than people?
(c) Cameron & Potter
24. What is the name of William Penn's home?
(a) Pennsbury Manor
25. Which is not a mountain range in Pennsylvania?
(c) Great Pennsylvania Northern
26. What is another name for the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvana?
(d) Pine Creek George
27. Who was Pennsylvania's only woman governor?
(b) Hannah Penn
28. How long is a Pennsylvania Governor elected for?
(b) 4 years
29. "Pennsylvania Dutch" really means what?
(c) Pennsylvania German
30. What date is Groundhog Day?
(a) February 2nd
31. In Pennsylvania, how old must you be to vote?
(d) 18
32. What is Philadelphia sometimes called?
(d) City of Brotherly Love
33. Monroe County was named after what U.S. President?
(c) James Monroe
34. What state in the US has the most covered bridges?
(a) Pennsylvania
35. What river in Pennsylvania flows North?
(c) Monongahela
36. What two rivers join to form the Ohio River?
(c) Allegheny & Monongahela
37. Pennsylvania is officially called a?
(a) Commonwealth
38. What is the state motto?
(b) Virtue, Liberty & Independence
39. What was the name of Ben Franklin's journal?
(a) Poor Richards Almanac
40. What US President retired to live on a farm in Pennsylvania?
(d) Dwight D. Eisenhower
41. Pennsylvania men who wear black hats, long beards and drive buggys are called?
(c) Amish
42. What is the second largest city in Pennsylvania?
(a) Pittsburgh
43. During the Revolutionary War, what city hid the Liberty Bell?
(d) Allentown
44. What did Pennsylvania native Robert Fulton invent?
(a) Steamboat
45. What Pennsylvania city was named as the capital of the US for one day?
(c) Lancaster
46. Where was the Declaration of Independence & Constitution signed?
(b) Pennsylvania State House (Now Independence Hall)
47. What Pennsylvania city did Washington's soldiers spend the winter of 1777?
(a) Valley Forge
48. Andrew Carnegie is best known for what industry?
(d) Steel
49. What is the name of Pittsburgh's football team?
(d) Steelers
50. What station was the first radio station in the United States?
(c) KDKA in Pittsburgh
51. What transportation was invented by the Pennsylvania Dutch? (c) Conestoga Wagon
52. Where was the United State's first major nuclear power plant accident?
(c) Three Mile Island
53. What famous woman made the first United States flag?
(a) Betsy Ross
54. What sports event was played in Pittsburgh in 1903 for the very first time?
(c) World Series
55. Christopher L. Sholes of Pennsylvania invented what?
(d) Typewriter
56. After what war did England take control of Pennsylvania?
(b) French & Indian War
57. How many Senators does Pennsylvania have?
(a) 2
58. Gifford Pinchot was famous for being the first what?
(a) Trained Forester
59. Who is the famous golfer from Latrobe, Pennsylvania?
(d) Arnold Palmer
60. Can you name the 2 branches of the PA Legislature?
(c) Senate & House of Representatives
61. How does Pennsylvania ranks in size among the 50 states?
(b) 33rd
62. What is the house at Bear Run designed by Frank Lloyd Wright?
(d) Falling Water
63. What time zone is Pennsylvania located in?
(c) Eastern
64. What Dr. discovered the polio vaccine in 1952 at the Univ. of Pittsburgh?
(a) Dr. Jonas Salk
65. Before Harrisburg, what two PA cities were state capitals?
(b) Philadelphia & Lancaster
66. What is the lowest elevation in Pennsylvania?
(a) Delaware River
67. How many school districts are there in Pennsylvania
(b) 501
68. How many state parks are there in Pennsylvania?
(d) 116
69. John Bartram established this first at the US at Philadelphia in 1728?
(a) Botanical Garden
70. In 1731 at Philadelphia, the first one of these in the US was established?
(c) Public Library
71. What Pennsylvanian established the first fire company in the US?
(b) Benjamin Franklin
72. What was the first magazine in the US published in Philadelphia?
(c) The American Magazinel
73. What world reknown book was first published in Pennsylvania around 1743?
(c) The Holy Bible
74. What form of public transportation first began in Philadelphia in 1884?
(c) Taxi
75. What amusement ride was invented by George Ferris of Pittsburgh?
(a) The Ferris Wheel
76. What PA town was the first ever to be illuminated by electricity in 1881?
(b) Philipsburg
77. Wannamaker's in Philadelphia was the first US
(a) Department Store
78. The first nat. Republican convention was held in 1856 in what PA city? (a) Pittsburgh
79. What Somerset County town did Flight 93 crash near on September 11, 2001?
(b) Shanksville
80. What PA pro athlete was the first to own a major league sports franchise?
(c) Mario Lemieux
81. What PA Governor was the first to be Secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security
(a) Tom Ridge
82. What writing instrument was invented in Philadelphia?
(c) Pencil with Attached Eraser
83. What Pennsylvania city was home to famous movie actor Jimmy Stewart?
(c) Indiana
84. The first internet "emoticon" - The Smiley :- ) was invented at what PA university?
(d) Carnegie-Mellon
85. First store in the US to use escalators?
(b) Gimbels
86.
The first coast-to-coast highway in the US was? (d) Route 30
87. The first drive-in gas station was located in?
(a) Pittsburgh
88. The first beauty salon in the US was in?
(a) Philadelphia
89. The oldest golf course in America is where?
(d) Clarion
90. The "Big Mac" hit of McDonalds originated in what Pennsylvania city?
(c) Uniontown
91. Bubble Gum first originated in Pennsylvania in 1928 in what city?
(a) Philadelphia
92. The game of bingo was first introduced in the US in what Pennsylvania city?.
(c) Pittsburgh
93. What famous ice cream treat originated in Latrobe, PA in 1904?
(c) The Banana Split
94. What musical instrument was patented in 1854 by Anthony Faas in Pennsylvania?
(a) Accordian
95. The first white settlers in Pennsylvania were of what nationality?
(d) Swedish & Dutch
96. What waterfalls is called "The Niagara of Pennsylvania"?
(a) Bushkill Falls
97. Which is not a Pennsylvania town?
(d) Jerusalem
98. Only 3 other states in the US are a Commonwealth besides PA. They are?
(a) Virginia, Massachusetts & Kentucky 99. The United States Articles of Confederation were adopted in what Pennsylvania city? (b) York
100. The first and only surrender by George Washington occurred at where in 1758?
(c) Fort Necessity

MATCHING

CARLISLE FIRST CHRISTMAS CLUB
LITITZ FIRST PRETZEL FACTORY
LEBANON HOME OF FAMOUS SANDWICH LUNCHMEAT
INDIANA CHRISTMAS TREE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
SCRANTON BIRTHPLACE OF COAL INDUSTRY
POTTSVILLEJ OLDEST BEER BREWERY
KING OF PRUSSIAK HOME TO THE LARGEST SHOPPING MALL ON THE EAST COAST
JOHNSTOWN FLOOD CITY
READING FAMOUS FOR IT'S SHOPPING OUTLETS
HERSHEY WORLD'S LARGEST CHOCOLATE FACTORY
MAHANOY CITY FIRST CABLE TV SYSTEM
STRASBURG OLDEST OPERATING SHORTLINE RAILROAD
GETTYSBURG MOST FAMOUS BATTLE OF CIVIL WAR
HOLLIDAYSBURG HOME OF THE SLINKY TOY
BERLIN OLDEST FIFE & DRUM CORPOLDEST
KITTANNING FIRST TYPEWRITER
LATROBE FIRST PRO FOOTBALL TEAM
HANOVERJ MAIL ORDER CAPITAL OF THE US
LANCASTER CITY FAMOUS FOR AMISH & TOURISM
ERIE CITY NAMED AFTER GREAT LAKE
PUNXSUTAWNEY HOME OF FAMOUS GROUNDHOG NAMED PHIL
CLARION FIRST MUNICIPAL AIRPORTF
KENNET SQUARE MUSHROOM CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
PHILADELPHIA FIRST STOCK EXCHANGE
LAKEMONT HOME OF OLDEST ROLLER COASTER
ALTOONA HOME OF THE HORSESHOE CURVE
EASTON WHERE CRAYOLA CRAYONS ARE MADE
GERMANTOWN FIRST PAPER MILL
WILLIAMSPORT HOME OF LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
PITTSBURGH FIRST PUBLIC BANK
NEW CASTLE HOME OF LARGEST FIREWORKS FACTORY
TITUSVILLE FIRST OIL WELL
HARRISBURG STATE CAPITAL
WILKES BARRE FIRST HBO PAY TV BROADCAST


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