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State Quiz - Florida

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Florida?
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Last updated: May 2, 2019
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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 U.S. state where this pink
bird is most often 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
52 Comments
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Level 73
Sep 14, 2014
Disney should work for Walt Disney World
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Level 37
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 85
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 90
Apr 10, 2016
How fitting... I just left Florida yesterday.
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Level 58
Feb 2, 2017
Lived here since 1956 and almost forgot the Everglades.
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Level 18
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 26
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 18
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 83
May 3, 2019
What changed since the last update?
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Level 73
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 76
Nov 14, 2021
Ybor City is a historic and currently Cuban cultural enclave in Tampa
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Level 79
Jan 11, 2024
Uh... you might want to check out a historical source that's less than a century old, because Ybor City hasn't been a "cultural enclave" for decades. It started in the 1880s as a village for cigar factories and the associated workers, just north of Tampa (and was soon annexed by the city of Tampa). It was initially populated by Cubans and Spaniards, who were soon joined by Italians and Germans, and was known for cigar manufacturing until around 1930.

That industry eventually declined, and the area as a whole also declined as a result. But then starting in the 1980s, it started to be revitalized, and quickly became the primary nightlife / party area of Tampa. Today, the main street through Ybor, 7th Avenue, is lined with bars, restaurants, and clubs, and on Saturday nights in particular, is packed with drunken revelers.

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Level 75
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 76
Nov 14, 2021
Can't lie, Miami Manatees sounds better
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Level 47
Mar 5, 2024
Miamiatees
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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 78
Jun 26, 2019
Never been to the USA before, and got 10/22
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Level 78
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 51
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 65
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 36
Jan 18, 2021
So close! Tried JFK for Space Center but didn't get it.
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Level 79
Jan 18, 2021
The New York airport?? :D
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Level 71
Jan 18, 2021
What, no Florida Man questions?
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Level 78
Jan 18, 2021
Citrus or citrus fruit for most valuable crop?
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Level 58
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 62
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 81
Jan 19, 2021
Tried Canada for the last question for fun (at least pre-pandemic)
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Level 75
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 64
Jan 19, 2021
WHY DID I THINK THE DAYTONA 500 WAS IN INDIANA?!
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Level 42
Oct 19, 2022
because you are thinking of the the Indianapolis 500 which is in the one in Indiana, traditionally the Indianapolis 500 has been the most famous race in the United States while the Daytona 500 is second most famous
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Level 46
Jan 19, 2021
i spent 1:30 trying to spell okojobee, okijobi, okochobee, okobojee, Ocononomowoc
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Level 78
Jan 20, 2021
Okeechobee*
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Level 68
Mar 19, 2023
Me too, thought it started Och...
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Level 37
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 76
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 68
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 58
Jan 17, 2022
I commented this before, but 'citrus' isn't a crop, its a category of fruit.
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Level 67
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!
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Level ∞
Feb 16, 2023
Change the question, thank you.
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Level 77
Feb 22, 2023
What is your metric for measuring "most famous"? The reason I ask is that the other "mosts" can be quantified (total sales, revenue, ticket sales). Fame is individually-specific, and should not dictate correct/incorrect answers.
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Level 71
Mar 19, 2023
Surely the Miami F1 Grand Prix is bigger than Daytona 500?
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Level 62
Mar 20, 2023
lmao
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Level 71
May 16, 2023
Every F1 race has 70 million viewers on average, including the Miami GP

The Daytona 500 peaked at 10 million viewers last year.

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Level 42
Mar 19, 2023
"Jeb!" should be accepted for "Jeb Bush".
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Level 44
Mar 20, 2023
somehow i got 19/22 first try and my homes state i got 17
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Level 51
Mar 20, 2023
i know theyre not the same but can you PLEASE accept crocodile for alligator
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Level 69
Mar 20, 2023
Got Jeb Bush but couldn't think of "sunshine state"🤦🏼‍♂️... And even worse ... I FORGOT THE ORANGES
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Level 74
Mar 23, 2023
I've definitely commented this before, but the St. Augustine "fact" is something they write on their street signs and not actually a good piece of trivia.

St. Augustine is the oldest, continually-inhabited, european-founded city in the continental United States... probably. Which is so many qualifiers that it's not even worth asking. Not to mention the fact that it elides native and Puerto Rican history, which are already stories that are too often ignored.

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Level 71
May 16, 2023
Every F1 race has 70 million viewers on average, including the Miami GP

The Daytona 500 peaked at 10 million viewers last year.

Therefore the Miami F1 race is bigger or "more famous" than Daytona 500