State Quiz - Virginia

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Virginia?
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Last updated: September 1, 2020
First submittedOctober 14, 2013
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Capital city
Richmond
Most populous city
(city proper)
Virginia Beach
Person for whom the
state is named
Queen Elizabeth
Slogan
Virginia is for
Lovers
University of Virginia founder
Thomas Jefferson
First permanent English colony
in the New World
Jamestown
Leader of the above colony -
supposedly saved by Pocahontas
John Smith
Virginia's state motto
Sic Semper
Tyrannis
George Washington's estate
Mount Vernon
Appalachian mountain pass
Cumberland Gap
Historically Virginia's most
important cash crop
Tobacco
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Virginian who said "Give me liberty,
or give me death!"
Patrick Henry
Town where Cornwallis surrendered
Yorktown
City with a "colonial" historical district
Williamsburg
University in that town - the second
oldest in the United States
William & Mary
Virginia is the birthplace of eight
_______, the most of any state
U.S. Presidents
River that separates Arlington County
from Washington D.C.
Potomac
Nickname of Virginia
The Old Dominion
City home to the U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Norfolk
Commander of the Confederate Army
of Northern Virginia
Robert E. Lee
Bay between the Delmarva Peninsula
and the rest of the state
Chesapeake
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Level 55
Nov 8, 2013
John Smith is a fictional character, the real man who lived name was John Rolfe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rolfe

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Level ∞
Nov 8, 2013
Where did you learn that?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Smith_(explorer)

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Level 27
Nov 20, 2013
The only thing fictional about John Smith is the myth that he married Pocahontas. Thanks, Disney.
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Level 83
Dec 16, 2013
They did not get married in the Disney film, though the movie does propagate the idea that the two were romantically involved which is not certain. When Smith first wrote of Pocahontas he described her as a girl about ten years old.
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Level 67
Dec 16, 2013
I think John Rolfe was the one who actually married Pocahontas, but John Smith was the one who actually led the colony. The Disney version combined both aspects into one character named John Smith, but they were both real.
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Level 70
Jan 27, 2021
Kinda. The sequel to the movie had Pocahantas going to England and meeting John Rolfe. But the sequel also sucked so no one remembers it.
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Level 83
Dec 16, 2013
The character in the Disney movie was certainly fictional, but there was a real man named John Smith who at least knew, probably befriended, was allegedly saved by, and is often rumored to have been a lover of Pocahontas. When Smith returned to England Pocahontas was told that he had died. Afterward she married Rolfe.
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Level 36
Oct 15, 2014
Yes, John Smith was very much a real person.
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Level 61
Aug 27, 2017
I know John Smith. He is very real. His kids come over to swim in our pool.
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Level 83
Jul 22, 2017
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, John Smith is real. In fact, there are 46,977 real John Smiths in the U.S. alone. 46,978 if I stay at a trashy motel tomorrow.
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Level 87
Jul 8, 2018
He was an agressive explorer along the Maine coast afterward. Maybe his mark there is imaginary too.
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Level 87
Jul 8, 2018
LosScorpions, I served with Jack Smith. I knew Jack Smith. He was as a friend of mine. LosScorpions, you're no Jack Smith.
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Level 57
Dec 10, 2019
lol
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Level 33
Dec 16, 2013
Argh! Yorktown!
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Level 15
Dec 16, 2013
2/20 meed to learn them!!!!!! :(
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Level 15
Dec 16, 2013
*need
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Level 54
Dec 16, 2013
20 out of 20 with 2:06 to go. Not bad for an out-of-state college student.
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Level 82
Mar 5, 2014
Lived in VA for 6 years now and I can't believe I missed the fertile river valley question. Talk about over thinking it.... All I could think of was the New River.
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Level 55
Sep 7, 2016
New River Valley was my first guess too, since it's closer to where I live and they're always mentioning it on the weather. But then I saw "near the West Virginia border," and also thought Shenandoah would be much more relevant to people who aren't from here.
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Level 83
Sep 1, 2020
Ah, "The oldest river they call New." Thank you, Scott Miller: https://youtu.be/EcYB_coLp60
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Level 28
Jul 2, 2016
To be fair, William and Mary is a college not a university. It is the College of William and Mary. So technically, the oldest university is the University of Virginia
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Level 80
May 14, 2017
It's named college, but it's clearly a university.
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Level 83
Aug 27, 2017
Are you English? They use these words differently than Americans do. William & Mary is definitely a university.
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Level 58
May 21, 2017
Simple for this VA native and history teacher. :)
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Level 77
Aug 29, 2017
Only thing I could think of for the motto was fidelis - semper fi!
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Level 84
Dec 21, 2018
I guess the slogan "Virginia is for Virgins" never made it out of committee ;)
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Level 85
Sep 3, 2020
Those "Virginia is for Lovers" bumper stickers were countered across the river by bumper stickers reading "Maryland is for Crabs."
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Level 53
Feb 20, 2019
Oh, Virginia. :(

I'm so disappointed.

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Level 87
Jan 3, 2020
Why are you disappointed?
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Level 83
Jan 7, 2020
he doesn't believe in love
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Level 83
Sep 2, 2020
Neither do tennis players. To them, "love" means nothing.
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Level 67
Mar 29, 2020
Sadly, Virginia is for virgins is not the state motto.
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Level 65
Jul 29, 2020
Maybe that was a misconception they were trying to dispel. :-)
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Level 65
Jul 29, 2020
Could you be more specific on which pass you're looking for? There are an awful lot of passes in the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia. The Cumberland Gap is mostly in Kentucky.
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Level 57
Aug 30, 2020
I live here!
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Level 83
Sep 2, 2020
Couldn't remember where Cornwallis surrendered...so I gave up too.
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Level 79
Nov 6, 2020
Best state flag ever - a woman with a breast hanging out, clutching a spear, and Christian Laettnering a bleeding out man.
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Level 73
Nov 26, 2020
I guess there used to be a question about the Shenandoah but now that's gone
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Level 75
Jan 27, 2021
I'd love to see a question about Arlington Cemetery included. Being my home state, it's one of the things we take pride in.
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Level 66
Jan 27, 2021
omg is that the simcity university
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Level 69
Jan 27, 2021
5/21. T_T This state is a blind spot on my internal map. Jamestown was the only town/city I could name.
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Level 65
Jan 30, 2021
I got 20/21, not bad for a person who is not from Virginia. But I missed Williamsburg and I went on vacation there in 2019-2020.
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Level 25
Dec 26, 2021
Enjoyable quiz!

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