America Quiz for Kids





Did you know that the United States of America is also called the United States, USA, US, United States or often simply America?

Questions

  1. Which President of the United States, who was president from 1981 to 1989, was also a former Hollywood actor?
  2. On which date in July was the Declaration of Independence issued in 1776?
  3. How many red and white stripes are there on the US flag?
  4. The Hollywood Sign is a world famous American landmark - what colour are the 45-foot tall letters?
  5. A famous tale states that George Washington refused to lie about damaging his father's tree - what sort of tree was it?
  6. The Golden Gate Bridge is in which city?
  7. Can you name the major mountain range located on the west coast that stretches nearly 2,000 miles from Canada to New Mexico?
  8. The first man to walk on the moon was American Neil Armstrong in 1969, but can you name the second astronaut to walk on the moon just 19 minutes later?
  9. Which American President is said to have invented the lightning rod conductor?
  10. The Louisiana Purchase was the purchase of the State of Louisiana by the United States in 1803 from which country?
  11. Washington, DC, is the name of America's capital - what does the D.C. stand for?
  12. Along the northern border of the USA is Canada, which country lies along its southern border?
  13. What is the occupation of Steven Spielberg?
  14. What name is given to the series of five interconnected lakes that are comprised of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario?
  15. Can you name the most populated city in the USA?
  16. Which ocean's waves crash along the coast of California?
  17. Which large bird is the national bird and symbol of the United States?
  18. Which steep-sided canyon was cut-out over millions of years by the Colorado River in the State of Arizona?
  19. What term is typically used to refer to the top eight universities in America?
  20. Which river has nicknames including "Ol' Man River" and "The Big Muddy"?
  21. In American politics, there are two houses of Congress – the House of Representatives is one, can you name the other?




Answers:

  1. Ronald Reagan
  2. Fourth of July
  3. 13 stripes (seven red and six white ones - each stripe represents the former Thirteen Colonies)
  4. White
  5. A cherry tree
  6. San Fransisco
  7. The Rocky Mountains
  8. Buzz Aldrin
  9. Benjamin Franklin
  10. France
  11. District of Columbia
  12. Mexico
  13. He's a film director
  14. The Great Lakes
  15. New York City
  16. The Pacific Ocean
  17. The bald eagle
  18. The Grand Canyon
  19. Ivy League
  20. Mississippi River
  21. The Senate (with 100 members, two senators from each of the 50 states)