10 most difficult United States riddlesUnited States quiz
I am a historic city in the U.S. state of Delaware, where lore holds it that the famous "stars and stripes" were flown at the Battle of Cooch's Bridge.
The Battle of Cooch's Bridge was the only American Revolution battle held in Delaware. It is also the first ever battle where the U.S. stars and stripes has been flown. Unfortunately for the Americans, this was a defeat. This led to the fall of Philadelphia, which was then the nation's capital.
What is the highest point of the mainland USA?
Mt. St. Helens
Denali (Mt. McKinley)
Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in California, as well as the highest summit in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada—with an elevation of 14,505 feet
Which company invented the coffee vending machine?
Manning & Lewis
Bert Mills Corporation
The machine was invented in the United States by the Rudd-Melikian company in 1947, debuting as the "Kwik Kafe". Several U.S. companies also began manufacturing the machines in 1947, and by 1955 over 60,000 existed in the U.S. Today, coffee vending machines exist in various areas of the world, and are very common in Japan.
What city is this majestic railway station located in?
New York City
Washington Union Station is a major train station, transportation hub, and leisure destination in Washington, D.C. Opened in 1907, it is Amtrak's headquarters and the railroad's second-busiest station with annual ridership of just under 5 million and the ninth-busiest in overall passengers served in the United States. Daniel Burnham, a famed Chicago architect wrote; "The station and its surroundings should be treated in a monumental manner, as they will become the vestibule of the city of Washington, and as they will be in close proximity to the Capitol itself."
What nationality was Martin Van Buren?
Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States. 'Van' suggests Dutch origin of his surname, but the capitalized form indicates anglicised version - like Eddie Van Halen (as opposite to Dutch lower-case Vincent van Gogh).
I am a town in the U.S. state of Delaware that claims to be "The First Town in the First State."
Lewes was the first settlement in Delaware, being founded as a Dutch whaling and trading post in 1631. With Delaware being the first U.S. state to ratify the Constitution, Lewes is the first town in the first state.
Mesa Verde National Park was the home of which Native Americans?
Located in Montezuma County, Colorado, the park protects some of the best-preserved Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites in the United States. It's one of the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the U.S. that are credited to the Anasazi, alongsidde with Chaco Culture National Historical Park and Taos Pueblo.
Why is White Sands Desert in New Mexico so purely white?
it is gypsum
it is very fine grained sand
it iswhite quartz
it is an optical illusion
White Sands, having 442 total square kilometers of dune fields, is the world's largest surface deposit of gypsum. Unlike other desert sands, it is cool to the touch, due to the high rate of evaporation of surface moisture and the fact that the sands reflect, rather than absorb, the sun's rays.