Ultimate American Trivia Questions and Answers

From National Parks to home-grown Hollywood stars, these American trivia questions will test how well you know the USA’s history and culture.

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These American trivia questions and answers will definitely challenge you

From humble beginnings and fledgling colonies to one of the largest countries on Earth, the USA has a fascinating history. Are you confident enough in your knowledge of US culture to tackle today’s American trivia questions?

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There are some tricky US trivia questions on the way

We’ve prepared more than just a history lesson for you! Expect questions on our most famous stars, beloved beauty spots and greatest achievements, too! You’ll need to be quite the comprehensive quizzer if you’re aiming for a high score!

Can you name our country’s national bird, or how many states there are in the USA? Do you know which famous city was first known as New Amsterdam, or which settlement played host to the Salem Witch Trials?

Can you name the star who lived in Graceland, now the second most visited home in America? Are you familiar with the life of Martin Luther King and when he received the Nobel Peace Prize?

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This American trivia quiz covers travel, celebrities, nature and more

While these are an ideal set of trivia questions for Americans, we’re confident we’ve plenty to interest quiz lovers worldwide! It’s time to show us what you’ve got. Fingers crossed for some impressive results!

If our American trivia questions left you in the mood for more quizzing, see how you fare with our US Presidents quiz!

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Best of luck with these USA trivia questions and answers

American Trivia Questions

How many states make up the USA?

Which of the following is the national bird of the United States?

Which American famously lived in a mansion he named 'Graceland'?

Which of these is the USA's largest National Park?

Which US city is often dubbed 'The Big Apple'?

Which of these is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest?

Which of the following is the official currency of the USA?

Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas in what year?

In what year was Martin Luther King Jr. tragically assassinated?

Which President held office when the World Trade Center was attacked on September 11th, 2001?

Who became the first American astronaut to travel into space?

In which settlement did the Salem witch trials take place?

Which city was known historically as New Amsterdam?

In which state is Mount Rushmore located?

How old was Martin Luther King when he was given the Nobel Peace Prize?

Plan your own quiz night

quiz books

If you’re looking for some recommendations, these are a few of our favorite quiz books to buy. We use these when planning fun trivia nights with family and friends!

  1. Ultimate Quiz Night
  2. Quiz Master
  3. The Big Pub Quiz

Did any of the answers to our trivia questions for Americans surprise you? We hope you came away with a score worth flying the US flag for!

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