Jackson Township
Cambria County, Pennsylvania

PLAY PENNSYLVANIA TRIVIA

How about some Pennsylvania Trivia? Let's see how well you know your State. . . .

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CAN YOU CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANSWER?

1. What are the state colors?
(a) Red & Blue ..... (b) Red & Gold ..... (c) Blue & Gold ..... (d) Green & White

2. What is the state animal?
(a) Groundhog ..... (b) Black Bear ..... (c) Raccoon ..... (d) White Tailed Deer

3. What is the state flower?
(a) Mountain Laurel ..... (b) Rohadenren ..... (c) Azelea ..... (d) Lilac

4. What is the state tree?
(a) Pennsylvania Pine ..... (b) Fir ..... (c) Maple ..... (d) Hemlock

5. What is the state fish?
(a) Rainbow Trout ..... (b) Brook Trout ..... (c) Small Mouth Bass ..... (d) Bluegill

6. What is the state bird?
(a) Ruffed Grouse ..... (b) Turkey ..... (c) Pheasant ..... (d) Spotted Owl

7. What is the state insect?
(a) Mosquito ..... (b) Firefly ..... (c) Gypsy Moth ..... (d) Praying Mantis

8. What is the state beverage?
(a) Beer ..... (b) Coffee ..... (c) Milk ..... (d) Grape Juice

9. What is the state dog?
(a) Bassett Hound ..... (b) Great Dane ..... (c) Golden Retriever ..... (d) Beagle

10. How many counties are in Pennsylvania?
(a) 58 ..... (b) 49 ..... (c) 67 ..... (d) 60

11. What state is located directly North of Pennsylvania?
(a) Ohio ..... (b) New Jersey ..... (c) Massachusetts ..... (d) New York

12. What two states are located West of Pennsylvania?
(a) Ohio & Maryland ..... (b) West Virginia & Ohio ..... (c) West Virginia & Maryland ..... (d) West Virginia & Virginia

13. Who was the only US President from Pennsylvania?
(a) James Buchanan ..... (b) George Washington ..... (c) James Monroe ..... (d) Woodrow Wilson

14. What is the state's most valuable mineral?
(a) Oil ..... (b) Granite ..... (c) Coal ..... (d) Limestone

15. What is the name of the river at the state capital?
(a) Juniata ..... (b) Delaware ..... (c) Susquehanna ..... (d) Harrisburg

16. What year did PA become a state?
(a) 1787 ..... (b) 1776 ..... (c) 1777 ..... (d) 1812

17. What is Pennsylvania's nickname?
(a) Freedom State ..... (b) Liberty State..... (c) Cornerstone State ..... (d) Keystone State

18. What famous person designed Philadelphia
(a) Benjamin Franklin ..... (b) George Washington ..... (c) James Buchannon ..... (d) William Penn

19. Who gave Penn's Woods to William Penn?
(a) King Henry VIII ..... (b) King Charles II of England ..... (c) John Smith ..... (d) Benjamin Franklin

20. What is the highest point in Pennsylvania?
(a) Mount Davis ..... (b) Chickaree Mountain ..... (c) Pennview Mountain ..... (d) Pocono Mountain

21. What is the county with the least population?
(a) Bedford ..... (b) Tioga ..... (c) Forest ..... (d) Elk

22. What does Pennsylvania mean?
(a) Keystone ..... (b) Beautiful Land ..... (c) Penns Woods..... (d) Land of Plenty

23. What 2 counties have more deer than people?
(a) Bedford & Somerset ..... (b) Cambria & Blair ..... (c) Cameron & Potter ..... (d) Huntington & Juniata

24. What is the name of William Penn's home?
(a) Pennsbury Manor..... (b) William Penn Estate ..... (c) Penns Homestead ..... (d) Penns Woods Villa

25. Which is not a mountain range in Pennsylvania?
(a) Allegheny ..... (b) Appalachian ..... (c) Great Pennsylvania Northern ..... (d) Pocono

26. What is another name for the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvana?
(a) Great Canyon ..... (b) Tioga Great George ..... (c) Seneca Canyon ..... (d) Pine Creek George

27. Who was Pennsylvania's only woman governor?
(a) Marilyn Franklin ..... (b) Hannah Penn ..... (c) Betsy Ross ..... (d) Martha Washington

28. How long is a Pennsylvania Governor elected for?
(a) 2 years ..... (b) 4 years ..... (c) 6 years ..... (d) 8 years

29. "Pennsylvania Dutch" really means what?
(a) Pennsylvania Amish ..... (b) Pennsylvania Irish ..... (c) Pennsylvania German ..... (d) Pennsylvania Quakers

30. What date is Groundhog Day?
(a) February 2nd ..... (b) February 7th ..... (c) January 31st ..... (d) February 8th

31. In Pennsylvania, how old must you be to vote?
(a) 17 ..... (b) 21 ..... (c) 19 ..... (d) 18

32. What is Philadelphia sometimes called?
(a) City of Inventions ..... (b) Birthplace of Freedom ..... (c) City of the Bell ..... (d) City of Brotherly Love

33. Monroe County was named after what U.S. President?
(a) Bill Monroe ..... (b) John Monroe ..... (c) James Monroe ..... (d) Martin Monroe

34. What state in the US has the most covered bridges?
(a) Pennsylvania ..... (b) Ohio ..... (c) Massachusetts ..... (d) Connecticut

35. What river in Pennsylvania flows North?
(a) Susquehanna ..... (b) Delaware ..... (c) Monongahela ..... (d) Northern River

36. What two rivers join to form the Ohio River?
(a) Allegheny & Yougheney ..... (b) Conemaugh & Allegheny ..... (c) Allegheny & Monongahela ..... (d) Conemaugh & Allegheny

37. Pennsylvania is officially called a?
(a) Commonwealth ..... (b) Government ..... (c) Keystone ..... (d) Congressional District

38. What is the state motto?
(a) Independence, Freedom & Liberty ..... (b) Virtue, Liberty & Independence ..... (c) Liberty, Freedom & Justice ..... (d) Freedom, Virtue & Justice

39. What was the name of Ben Franklin's journal?
(a) Poor Richards Almanac ..... (b) Philadelphia Almanac ..... (c) The Franklin Almanac ..... (d) The Franklin Journal

40. What US President retired to live on a farm in Pennsylvania?
(a) George Washington ..... (b) Dwight D. Eisenhower (IKE) ..... (c) James Buchannon ..... (d) James Monroe

41. Pennsylvania men who wear black hats, long beards and drive buggys are called?
(a) Shakers ..... (b) Mennonite ..... (c) Amish ..... (d) Quakers

42. What is the second largest city in Pennsylvania?
(a) Pittsburgh ..... (b) Philadelphia ..... (c) Harrisburg ..... (d) Scranton

43. During the Revolutionary War, what city was the secret hiding place for the Liberty Bell?
(a) York ..... (b) Harrisburg ..... (c) Lancaster ..... (d) Allentown

44. What did Pennsylvania native Robert Fulton invent?
(a) Steamboat ..... (b) Riverboat ..... (c) Floating Barge ..... (d) Steam Engine

45. What Pennsylvania city was named as the capital of the US for one day?
(a) York ..... (b) Gettysburg ..... (c) Lancaster ..... (d) Philadelphia

46. Where was the Declaration of Independence & Constitution signed?
(a) Betsy Ross House ..... (b) Pennsylvania State House ..... (c) Liberty Square ..... (d) Gettysburg Hall

47. What Pennsylvania city did Washington's soldiers spend the winter of 1777?
(a) Valley Forge ..... (b) Gettysburg ..... (c) Philadelphia ..... (d) York

48. Andrew Carnegie is best known for what industry?
(a) Iron ..... (b) Metal ..... (c) Aluminum ..... (d) Steel

49. What is the name of Pittsburgh's football team?
(a) Eagles ..... (b) Ironmen ..... (c) Pirates ..... (d) Steelers

50. What Pennsylvania radio station was the first radio station in the United States?
(a) KQV in Philadelphia ..... (b) WHBG in Harrisburg ..... (c) KDKA in Pittsburgh ..... (d) WPHI in Philadelphia

51. What transportation was invented by the Pennsylvania Dutch?
(a) Tractor & Plow ..... (b) The Buggy ..... (c) Conestoga Wagon ..... (d) Shuttle Bus

52. Where was the United State's first major nuclear power plant accident?
(a) Ohio River Complex ..... (b) Philadelphia Generation Park ..... (c) Three Mile Island ..... (d) Delaware Valley

53. What famous woman made the first United States flag?
(a) Betsy Ross ..... (b) Martha Washington ..... (c) Dolly Madison ..... (d) Mary Franklin

54. What international sports event was played in Pittsburgh in 1903 for the very first time?
(a) Summer Olympic Games ..... (b) Stanley Cup Playoff ..... (c) World Series ..... (d) Super Bowl

55. Christopher L. Sholes of Pennsylvania invented what?
(a) Adding Machine ..... (b) Word Processer ..... (c) Calculator ..... (d) Typewriter

56. After what war did England take control of Pennsylvania?
(a) Civil War ..... (b) French & Indian War ..... (c) World War I ..... (d) Spanish-American War

57. How many Senators does Pennsylvania have?
(a) 2 .... (b) 3 ..... (c) 6 ..... (d) 4

58. Gifford Pinchot was famous for being the first what?
(a) Trained Forester ..... (b) Vetinerian ..... (c) Police Chief ..... (d) French Ambassador to the US

59. Who is the famous golfer from Latrobe, Pennsylvania?
(a) Tiger Woods ..... (b) Sam Sneed ..... (c) Kenny Nash ..... (d) Arnold Palmer

60. Can you name the 2 branches of the Pennsylvania Legislature?
(a) House of Representatives & Executive ..... (b) Senate & Judicial ..... (c) Senate & House of Representatives ..... (d) Executive & Senate

61. How does Pennsylvania ranks in size among the 50 states?
(a) 30th ..... (b) 33rd ..... (c) 22nd ..... (d) 18th

62. What is the name of the house at Bear Run designed by Frank Lloyd Wright?
(a) Laurel Highlands Estate ..... (b) Susquehanna House ..... (c) Allegheny Manor ..... (d) Falling Water

63. What time zone is Pennsylvania located in?
(a) Atlantic ..... (b) Midwestern ..... (c) Eastern ..... (d) Central

64. Who was the world famous doctor who discovered the polio vaccine in 1952 at the University of Pittsburgh?
(a) Dr. Jonas Salk ..... (b) Dr. Richard Kildare ..... (c) Dr. Samuel Spock ..... (d) Dr. Marcus Welby

65. Before Harrisburg, what two Pennsylvania cities were previous state capitals?
(a) Pittsburgh & Philadelphia ..... (b) Philadelphia & Lancaster ..... (c) Lancaster & York ..... (d) Pittsburgh & Lancaster

66. What is the lowest elevation in Pennsylvania?
(a) Delaware River ..... (b) Lehigh Valley ..... (c) Susquehanna Basin ..... (d) Wyoming Valley

67. How many school districts are there in Pennsylvania
(a) 350 ..... (b) 501 ..... (c) 375 ..... (d) 298

68. How many state parks are there in Pennsylvania?
(a) 48 ..... (b) 62 ..... (c) 72 ..... (d) 116

69. John Bartram established this first at the US at Philadelphia in 1728?
(a) Botanical Garden ..... (b) Conservatory ..... (c) Museum ..... (d) Planitarium

70. In 1731 at Philadelphia, the first one of these in the US was established?
(a) Supermarket ..... (b) Book Store ..... (c) Public Library ..... (d) Department Store

71. What famous Pennsylvanian established the first fire company in the United States?
(a) William Penn ..... (b) Benjamin Franklin ..... (c) James Buchannon ..... (d) Thomas Jefferson

72. What was the name of the first magazine in the United States published in Philadelphia by Andrew Bradford in 1741?
(a) Freedom Monthly ..... (b) Pennsylvania Almanac ..... (c) The American Magazine ..... (d) Penns Woods Journal

73. What world reknown book was first published in Pennsylvania by Christopher Sower around 1743?
(a) Encylopedia..... (b) Dictionary ..... (c) The Holy Bible ..... (d) The Farmers Almanac

74. What form of public transportation first began in Philadelphia in 1884?
(a) Bus ..... (b) Subway ..... (c) Taxi ..... (d) Streetcar

75. What amusement park ride was invented by civil engineer George Washington Gale Ferris of Pittsburgh?
(a) The Ferris Wheel ..... (b) The Roller Coaster ..... (c) The Tilt-A-Whirl ..... (d) Bumper Cars

76. What Pennsylvania town was the first ever to be illuminated by electricity in 1881?
(a) Philadelphia ..... (b) Philipsburg ..... (c) Bethlehem ..... (d) Butler

77. Wannamaker's in Philadelphia was the first store of it's kind to open in the US. What kind of store was it?
(a) Department Store ..... (b) Grocery Store ..... (c) Shoe Store ..... (d) Discount Store

78. The first national convention for the Republican Party was held in 1856 in what Pennsylvania city?
(a) Pittsburgh ..... (b) Harrisburg ..... (c) Valley Forge ..... (d) Philadelphia

79. What Somerset County town did Flight 93 crash near on September 11, 2001?
(a) Jennerstown ..... (b) Shanksville ..... (c) Stoneycreek ..... (d) Berlin

80. What Pennsylvanian was the first professional athlete to own a major league sports franchise?
(a) Reggie Jackson ..... (b) Willie Stargel ..... (c) Mario Lemieux ..... (d) Willie Mays

81. What Pennsylvania Governor was the first person to be designated as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on January 24, 2003?
(a) Tom Ridge ..... (b) Milton Shapp ..... (c) Mark Schweiker ..... (d) Bob Casey

82. What writing instrument was invented in Philadelphia?
(a) Ballpoint Pen ..... (b) Magic Marker ..... (c) Pencil with Attached Eraser ..... (d) Fountain Pen

83. What Pennsylvania city was home to famous movie actor Jimmy Stewart?
(a) New Kensington ..... (b) Clearfield ..... (c) Indiana ..... (d) Easton

84. The first internet "emoticon" - The Smiley :- ) was invented by computer scientist Scott Fahlman at what Pennsylvania university?
(a) Penn State ..... (b) University of Pittsburgh ..... (c) Temple ..... (d) Carnegie-Mellon

85. First store in the US to use escalators?
(a) Kaufmanns ..... (b) Gimbels ..... (c) John Wannamakers ..... (d) Horners

86. The first coast-to-coast highway in the US was?
(a) Route 22 ..... (b) The Pennsylvania Turnpike ..... (c) US Route 6 ..... (d) Route 30

87. The first drive-in gas station was located in?
(a) Pittsburgh ..... (b) Reading ..... (c) Ephrata ..... (d) Philadelphia

88. The first beauty salon in the US was in?
(a) Philadelphia ..... (b) Allentown ..... (c) Scranton ..... (d) Pittsburgh

89. The oldest golf course in America is where?
(a) Easton ..... (b) Sharon ..... (c) Erie ..... (d) Clarion

90. The "Big Mac" hit of McDonalds originated in what Pennsylvania city?
(a) Connellsville ..... (b) McKeesport ..... (c) Uniontown ..... (d) Washington

91. Bubble Gum first originated in Pennsylvania in 1928 in what city?
(a) Philadelphia ..... (b) Hummellstown ..... (c) Pottstown ..... (d) Norristown

92. The game of bingo was first introduced in the US in what Pennsylvania city?.
(a) Johnstown ..... (b) DuBois ..... (c) Pittsburgh ..... (d) Greensburg

93. What famous ice cream treat originated in Latrobe, PA in 1904?
(a) The Sundae ..... (b) Root Beer Float ..... (c) The Banana Split ..... (d) Single Serve Cone

94. What musical instrument was patented in 1854 by Anthony Faas in Pennsylvania?
(a) Accordian ..... (b) Harmonica ..... (c) Electronic Organ ..... (d) Steel Guitar

95. The first white settlers in Pennsylvania were of what nationality?
(a) Irish & Slovak ..... (b) Polish & Slovak ..... (c) German & Irish ..... (d) Swedish & Dutch

96. What waterfalls is called "The Niagara of Pennsylvania"?
(a) Bushkill Falls ..... (b) Ohiopyle ..... (c) Kinzua Falls ..... (d) Pocono Falls

97. Which is not a Pennsylvania town?
(a) Nazareth ..... (b) Bethlehem ..... (c) Egypt ..... (d) Jerusalem

98. Only 3 other states in the US are a Commonwealth besides Pennsylvania. They are?
(a) Virginia, Massachusetts & Kentucky ..... (b) Virginia, Connecticut & Rhode Island ..... (c) Tennessee, Kentucky & Virginia ..... (d) Maryland, New Jersey & Massachusetts

99. The United States Articles of Confederation were adopted in what Pennsylvania city?
(a) Philadelphia ..... (b) York ..... (c) Gettysburg ..... (d) Valley Forge

100. The first and only surrender by George Washington occurred at where in 1758?
(a) Bushy Run ..... (b) Brandywine Battlefield ..... (c) Fort Necessity ..... (d) Bull Run

MATCHING
MATCH THE CITY WITH WHAT IT IS KNOWN FOR

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

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