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United States MCQs : This section focuses on the "United States". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the United States skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.




Question 1

Semper Fidelis is the motto of which military service?

A. The United States Marine Corps
B. The United States Coast Guard
C. The United States Air Force
D. The United States Navy

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Question 2

Who was the first American to orbit the Earth?

A. Virgil Grissom
B. Neil Armstrong
C. John Glenn
D. Donald Slayton

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Question 3

What is the longest tributary of the Mississippi River?

A. Arkansas River
B. Missouri River
C. Red River
D. Ohio River

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Question 4

The name of which state is derived from a Shoshone phrase meaning "gem of the mountains"?

A. Nevada
B. Louisiana
C. Idaho
D. Alabama

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Question 5

Which university was founded as King’s College in 1754?

A. Princeton University
B. Columbia University
C. Brown University
D. Stanford University

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Question 6

What is the largest river that flows into the Pacific Ocean from North America?

A. Missouri River
B. Columbia River
C. Colorado River
D. Salmon River

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Question 7

In which American city is the Miss America Pageant held annually?

A. Kansas City
B. Atlantic City
C. New York City
D. Los Angeles

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Question 8

Who was the first U.S. astronaut to travel in space?

A. Neil Armstrong
B. Buzz Aldrin
C. Jim Lovell
D. Alan B. Shepard, Jr.

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Question 9

Which state's name comes from an Algonquian word meaning “land on the long tidal river"?

A. Arkansas
B. Connecticut
C. North Dakota
D. Mississippi

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Question 10

Which American city's nickname is Iron City?

A. Pittsburgh
B. Chicago
C. Houston
D. Baltimore

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Question 11

Which of these monuments is located in South Dakota?

A. Marine Corps War Memorial
B. Montezuma Castle National Monument
C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
D. Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Question 12

Which national park is located in Lake Superior?

A. Yellowstone National Park
B. Zion National Park
C. Isle Royale National Park,
D. Yosemite National Park

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Question 13

Which was the 50th state to join the United States?

A. Alaska
B. California
C. Texas
D. Hawaii

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Question 14

American writer Henry David Thoreau immortalized which pond in Massachusetts?

A. Walden Pond
B. Big Sandy Pond
C. Great Herring Pond
D. Long Pond

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Question 15

In which state would you find the Everglades?

A. Texas
B. Alaska
C. Florida
D. Colorado

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Question 16

Which was the first official national flag of America?

A. Stars and Stripes
B. Stars and Bars
C. Union Flag
D. Continental Colours

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Question 17

What was the first steam-operated railway in the United States to be chartered as a common carrier of freight and passengers?

A. Pennsylvania Railroad
B. Erie Railroad
C. Union Pacific Railroad
D. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

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Question 18

In what year was the New York Stock Exchange created?

A. 1928
B. 1875
C. 1909
D. 1817

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Question 19

On which river is Washington, D.C., situated?

A. Cuyahoga River
B. Hudson River
C. Ohio River
D. Potomac River

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Question 20

Which American state was the first to ratify the federal Constitution?

A. Delaware
B. New Jersey
C. Connecticut
D. Pennsylvania

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Question 21

In which state will you find the natural park known as the Garden of the Gods?

A. Nevada
B. Missouri
C. Colorado
D. Wyoming

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Question 22

In which year did the United States enter World War I?

A. 1917
B. 1914
C. 1919
D. 1918

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Question 23

What is the smallest state by area in the United States?

A. Hawaii
B. Rhode island
C. Delaware
D. Connecticut

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Question 24

What is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States?

A. Yale University
B. College of William & Mary
C. Cornell University
D. Harvard University

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Question 25

Which was the first state in U.S. to be carved from the Northwest Territory?

A. Ohio
B. Michigan
C. Illinois
D. Indiana

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Question 26

How many colleges and universities make up the Ivy League?

A. 6
B. 8
C. 10
D. 12

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Question 27

Name the first national park established in the United States?

A. Rocky Mountain National Park
B. Yellowstone National Park
C. Sequoia National Park
D. Grand Teton National Park

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