Top 10 USA facts Selected as the most interesting among USA related questions in USA quiz What is Barack Obama's Middle name?Hussein. Barack Hussein Obama II is named after his father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. Hussein is a commonly given Arabic name which is the diminutive of Hassan, meaning "good", "handsome" or "beautiful". Hussein is also a surname of the royal family in Jordan.Created by: globalquiz.orgpoliticians facts » Dry Falls is thought to be the greatest known waterfall that ever existed. Where is it?In the United States. Dry Falls is a 3.5 mile long scalloped precipice in central Washington. According to the current geological model, catastrophic flooding channeled water over this 400-foot (120 m) rock face at the end of the last ice age. At this time, it is estimated that the flow of the falls was ten times the current flow of all the rivers in the world combined.Created by: globalquiz.orgrocks facts » What is the only officially bilingual U.S. state?Hawaiian, along with English, is an official language of the state of Hawaii - even though the number of native speakers of Hawaiian gradually decreased during the period from the 1830 to 1950s, and is currently under 0.1% of statewide population. The state government of Louisiana offers services and documents in French, as does New Mexico in Spanish, but these are not official state languages.Created by: globalquiz.orglanguages facts » What religion was US President John F. Kennedy?Roman Catholic. JFK was the first, and only so far, Catholic president of the United States.Created by: Krzysztof Moskalpresidents of the United States facts » How many amendments to the USA constitution have been repealed?One. Of 27 ratified amendments to USA Constitution only one has been repealed. This was 18th amendment of 1917 that had introduced the American prohibition. It was repealed in 1933. Created by: smyruprohibition facts » What’s the distance between Russia and the U.S. at their closest point?4 km (2.5 miles). Although the Strait’s narrowest point is about 53 miles (85 km) wide, there are two islands in its center, Little Diomede (U.S.) and Big Diomede (Russia), which bring the distance of these two nations only 2.5 (4 km) miles apart at their closest point.Created by: grifi bastionnumbers facts » Telstar was the first, non-military satellite launched in 1962. It broke merely after 5 months. What was the cause?Nuclear explosion. In July 1962 USA conducted high altitude nuclear test of antirocket of 1.4 megatonnes of TNT. The explosion conducted at the height of 250 miles destroyed 1/3 of all satellites, including Telstar.Created by: smyrunuclear tests facts » When did the USA introduce metric system as preferred for weights and measures?1975. President Gerald Ford signed the Metric Conversion Act in1975. It declared the metric system "the preferred system of weights and measures for United States trade and commerce", but permitted the use of United States customary units in all activities. The metrification board was abolished in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan.Created by: Ninjaimeasures facts » This is a statue of a heroic dog, erected in 1925 in Central Park. What was the dog's name?Balto was a sled dog who led his team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome, in which diphtheria antitoxin was transported to combat an outbreak of the disease. After the mission's success, Balto and the Norwegian Gunnar Kaasen, who drove the sled, became celebrities.Created by: Tschuka Alaska facts » How long were the construction works of the Empire State Building?1 year and 35 days. The construction lasted only one year and 35 days. Designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, the building has a roof height of 380 m, and with its antenna included, it stands a total of 443.2 m tall. Its name is derived from "Empire State", the nickname for New York. As of 2017 the Empire State Building is the fifth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States and the 28th-tallest in the world. Created by: Tschuka skyscrapers facts » Play USA quiz and see all the questions.