State Quiz - Florida

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Florida?
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Last updated: May 2, 2019
First submittedJuly 6, 2013
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Official nickname
Sunshine State
Capital city
Tallahassee
Most populous city (city proper)
Jacksonville
Most populous metro areas
Miami
Tampa
Orlando
Largest lake
Okeechobee
Oldest continuously inhabited
city in the U.S.
St. Augustine
Most famous National Park
Everglades
Governor from 1999–2007
Jeb Bush
Hurricane that struck in 1992
Andrew
Most valuable cash crop
Oranges
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Most-visited tourist attraction
Walt Disney World
Most famous car race
Daytona 500
State reptile
Alligator
Florida is the only U.S. state where this
pink bird is seen in the wild
Flamingo
Native American tribe that fought three
wars against the U.S. government
Seminole
Southernmost city
Key West
Bearded author who lived in the above
Ernest Hemingway
Official state marine mammal
Manatee
NASA space launch site
Kennedy Space
Center
About 1 million Floridians were
born in this country
Cuba
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Level 74
Sep 14, 2014
Disney should work for Walt Disney World
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Level 44
Sep 21, 2014
in fact, it would be nice if WDW worked for all disney world answers across jetpunk
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Level ∞
Oct 8, 2015
Disney and WDW will work now
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Level 82
Jul 9, 2015
Brain freeze! Tried every vegetable and drug crop I could think of before getting oranges in the last few seconds!
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Level 87
Apr 10, 2016
How fitting... I just left Florida yesterday.
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Level 60
Feb 2, 2017
Lived here since 1956 and almost forgot the Everglades.
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Level 22
Mar 13, 2018
Pensacola is the oldest city in the United States. They say the oldest "continually inhabited" city is St. Augustine, but recent discovery has shown that it Pensacola is probably the oldest continually inhabited city, too.
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Level 25
May 7, 2018
Achtually sirs, Pensacola is the first city. We were colonized way before St. Augustine. However hurricanes is bad and hit us alot. That's why people think that other place was first. Please correct. Because Pensacola is better and was here first. Thx
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Level 20
Jul 11, 2018
Got them all except the TV show and Ybor City. My first guess for the crop was sugar.
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Level 80
May 3, 2019
What changed since the last update?
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Level 72
May 15, 2019
2:39. Apparently something called Ybor City was removed, which is good, because I've never heard of it. :-)
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Level 70
Nov 14, 2021
Ybor City is a historic and currently Cuban cultural enclave in Tampa
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Level 73
Jun 23, 2019
Got them all except the official marine mammal. Where is the petition to sign to change the Miami Dolphins team name?
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Level 70
Nov 14, 2021
Can't lie, Miami Manatees sounds better
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Level 56
Jun 26, 2019
Surely "gator" should be enough for the reptile? They got a World, after all!
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Level 76
Jun 26, 2019
Never been to the USA before, and got 10/22
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Level 76
Jan 16, 2021
Second attempt, got 16/22
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Level 72
Jun 27, 2019
There's an extra "s" in the flamingo question (should be "bird").
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Level 57
Aug 11, 2019
When I was in Florida over 40 years ago, oranges were the state's second most valuable cash crop.
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Level 66
Aug 28, 2019
Spent all my Summer Vacations until I was 18 with my grand parents in Naples. fond memories, wish I could go back sometime.
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Level 32
Jan 18, 2021
So close! Tried JFK for Space Center but didn't get it.
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Level 74
Jan 18, 2021
The New York airport?? :D
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Level 70
Jan 18, 2021
What, no Florida Man questions?
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Level 75
Jan 18, 2021
Citrus or citrus fruit for most valuable crop?
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Level 56
Jan 17, 2022
Citrus isn't a crop, its a category of fruits. So no it shouldn't be accepted
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Level 63
Jan 18, 2021
With all the people getting so snickety about Pensacola and st Augustine, I think everybody forgot about San Juan being the oldest European settlement in the US. St. Augustine is the oldest continually inhabited settlement in the continental United States.

But who cares? It literally does not matter

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Level 78
Jan 19, 2021
Tried Canada for the last question for fun (at least pre-pandemic)
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Level 73
Jan 19, 2021
If there are about one-and-a-half million Cuban Americans in Florida, can there really be about a million of that number who were born in Cuba? I would have thought that the majority would now have been born in the U.S.
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Level 57
Jan 19, 2021
WHY DID I THINK THE DAYTONA 500 WAS IN INDIANA?!
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Level 47
Jan 19, 2021
i spent 1:30 trying to spell okojobee, okijobi, okochobee, okobojee, Ocononomowoc
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Level 76
Jan 20, 2021
Okeechobee*
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Level 35
Feb 12, 2021
I'd argue that the 24 Hours of Daytona is more famous than the Daytona 500, internationally at least.
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Level 70
Aug 21, 2021
I live in Florida, and honestly I've never heard of 24 hours of Daytona. Daytona 500's the talk around here
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Level 67
Apr 11, 2021
Florida is definitely high on my bucket list of places that I want to visit!
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Level 31
May 5, 2021
I feel like "citrus" should be accepted for oranges and "John F Kennedy" should be accepted for Kennedy.
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Level 56
Jan 17, 2022
I commented this before, but 'citrus' isn't a crop, its a category of fruit.
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Level 59
Mar 16, 2022
A qualifier is needed in regard to states where flamingoes are seen in the wild. The American Flamingo has been seen in at least eight states: TX, LA, FL, SC, VA, MD, KS, and MO. A quick check of the species distribution map on Cornell University's eBird website shows many sightings in Texas over the last few years. I also remember reading in one of the San Francisco newspapers, about 35 years ago, about a mysterious flock of flamingoes that used to appear once in a while in the area of San Pablo Bay or Suisun Bay. As far as I know, nobody ever tracked that flock down to determine which species of flamingo they were. Anyway, it is indeed true that Florida is the state where American Flamingoes turn up most often, but they are also rare but regular visitors to the Texas coast as well. Grrr....I am an American, but the only species of flamingo in the world that I have not seen is the American Flamingo, dang it!