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Florida True or False?

Can you guess whether these statements about Florida are true or false?
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Last updated: April 29, 2021
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First submittedJanuary 26, 2021
Times taken14,600
Average score73.3%
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1. For nearly 20 years, Florida was an independent country
True
False
2. Florida is considered a swing state in U.S. Presidential elections
True
False
3. Florida has had the most coronavirus deaths and cases per capita of any state
True
False
Florida ranks #26 in deaths per capita and #31 in cases per capita
4. Miami is the capital of Florida
True
False
The capital of Florida is Tallahassee
5. Florida borders Alabama
True
False
6. Florida is the southernmost U.S. state
True
False
Hawaii is further south
7. Jeff Bezos is a Florida resident
True
False
Jeff Bezos is a resident of Washington state. He is a neighbor of fellow centibillionaire Bill Gates.
8. Florida has a younger median age than most other U.S. states
True
False
It is one of the oldest states. Only West Virginia, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine are older.
9. Florida is gaining residents from other states
True
False
In 2019, Florida had net internal migration of +133,910, the most of any state
10. Florida is home to the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the 50 U.S. states which was founded by Europeans
True
False
St. Augustine has been inhabited since 1565
11. Florida was once home to the Seminole tribe of Native Americans
True
False
Most of the Seminole were forced to move to Oklahoma in the 1800s, but a few remained in the Florida swamplands
12. Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, at least by city proper population
True
False
At 874.67 square miles, Jacksonville is also the largest city by area in the continental U.S.
13. Mexican-Americans are the largest immigrant group in Florida
True
False
Cuban Americans are larger
14. Florida was part of the Confederacy
True
False
15. Miami gets an average of 2 or 3 inches of snow in a typical year
True
False
It has snowed in Miami only once in recorded history (1977)
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Level 51
Jan 26, 2021
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Level 55
Jan 26, 2021
Congrats on feature #2 today.
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Level 85
Jan 26, 2021
Anchorage is bigger than Jacksonville. Maybe you meant contiguous instead of continental.
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Level 43
Feb 9, 2022
yes Jacksonville is the biggest only in continental US
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Level 65
Jan 26, 2021
Wow! You got a feature, nice. How'd you do it?
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Level 82
Aug 8, 2023
He made a good quiz.
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Level 92
Jan 26, 2021
Wow, got them all on the first try. Kind of surprised at that. I've been to Florida only 3 times in my life and it has been 20 years since the last time.
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Level 83
Jan 26, 2021
The Seminole tribe don't come from Florida originally. They were a tribe made up of runways from other tribes in southern states Tennessee etc , who formed a tribe by uniting together in the swamps ( they also included some runaway slaves ) . After most were removed to Oklahoma the remainder went deeper into the swamplands and were undefeated and descendants are still living in Florida .Seminole actually means runaways.
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Level 43
Mar 13, 2021
The question doesn't say they originally came from there, it says it was once home to them
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Level 68
Jan 26, 2021
14/15 first try, only missed the Covid question. Florida has been used as a negative example quite a few times by German media in regard to the cases, but that's probably due to the big population (which makes it easier to compare to European nations) and the prominence of the state internationally.
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Level 63
Feb 2, 2021
In my experience California and NYC are mentioned more than Florida. I don't know about TV news though, I only check my news online.
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Level 86
Mar 11, 2021
Florida is considered an "open" state when it comes to Covid-19, which gives it a bad rap in the news. It is worth mentioning that California is one of the most restrictive states, but the rates are very similar when adjusted for population.
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Level 85
Mar 11, 2021
It's due to the political affiliation of the Governor more than anything else.
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Level 47
Mar 12, 2021
I'm all with you on trying to avoid partisan debates, but nerdalert's statement is kind of true, and as far as I can tell he's not trying to start any arguments.
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Level 65
Jan 26, 2021
Going off of your true or false theory, I created a version for Washington. Although it probably won't do well, I thank you for the suggestion. Here it is!
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Level 51
Jan 26, 2021
Great!
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Level 65
Jan 26, 2021
Tell me if it's alright.
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Level 51
Mar 18, 2021
Alright!
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Level 79
Jan 30, 2021
Aaargghh... Only got #10 wrong 😬
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Level 59
Mar 11, 2021
Florida represents what the rest of the US States should strive for :)

-Illinois

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Level 57
Mar 11, 2021
I agree! I’ve lived here since I was a child (many many years ago!) and I ❤️❤️❤️ it here! It makes me sad when people think we are a crazy toilet of a state. Sure some weird stuff happens, but no state is exempt from that. We are perfect for every age, childhood through senior citizens. Excellent quality of life. Why would everyone be flocking here if that were not true? Hoping we keep our Republican governor. Don’t want to end up like some of the states people are fleeing.
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Level 43
Mar 13, 2021
Couldn't disagree more

-Also Illinois

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Level 43
Feb 9, 2022
Also represents some things that every where ever should try to avoid, case and point: the Florida Man.
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Level 55
Mar 11, 2021
I'm sorry, but question 11 (Seminoles) is incorrect. Seminoles are from Georgia originally. They only split off from the Creeks and moved down here after disease and the Spanish wiped out most of the actual indigenous Floridians, like the Calusa and the Tequesta.
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Level 43
Feb 9, 2022
They never said they came from Florida, just that they lived there at some point which I believe they did.
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Level 48
Mar 11, 2021
As others have stated, Seminoles ORIGINALLY come from Georgia/Alabama as part of the Creek that moved there after the Europeans came in (also some runaway slaves and such too). The answer should either be changed to "False," or reworded to something like "Before Oklahoma, the Seminoles lived in Florida"
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Level ∞
Mar 11, 2021
The Seminoles were originally from Florida.

There were many Native American groups who escaped to Florida in the 18th century. They merged together and only then, in Florida, did they become the Seminole.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminole

"The Seminole are a Native American people originally from Florida."

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Level ∞
Mar 11, 2021
Nevertheless, even though the question was correct, I've changed the wording so that some knowledge isn't worse than no knowledge.
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Level 41
Mar 11, 2021
I only got one wrong. It's because I am from there.
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Level 38
Mar 11, 2021
i only got 7 wrong. and by 7, i mean question 7
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Level 65
Mar 11, 2021
Good job on getting front page!
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Level 65
Mar 11, 2021
Every feature gets on the front page at some point.
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Level 65
Mar 11, 2021
But now is the time!
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Level 63
Mar 11, 2021
I said yes to Bezos being a FL resident because they have no federal income tax. Kind of like how a lot of corporations are technically HQ'ed in Delaware for tax reasons. Not to mention Bezos owns property in probably a dozen locations (being the richest guy in the world and all...) so its a tricky question
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Level ∞
Mar 11, 2021
I think you're a little mixed up @OfTheMountain. Residents of Florida pay the same federal income tax as residents of the other 49 states. Florida has no STATE income tax, but neither does Washington, where Jeff Bezos has his primary residence.
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Level 52
Mar 11, 2021
Do you think they're connected?
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Level 55
Mar 11, 2021
As a Floridian, the Miami snow one made me chuckle. Great quiz! Being from Jax helped me know that little fun fact, 15/15
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Level 59
Mar 11, 2021
I got em all right
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Level 67
Mar 11, 2021
Are you sure that Bezos and Gates are "centi" billionaires? I was of the impression that centi = 1/100. Perhaps Bezos and Gates are hectobillionaires where hecto = 100 not 1/100.
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Level ∞
Mar 12, 2021
Centibillionaire is correct. Don't ask me why.
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Level 65
Mar 12, 2021
The latin/greek word root (centi) likely means something along the lines of 100. Just because it has been translated differently elsewhere does not mean that the meaning should've stayed the same.
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Level 65
Mar 17, 2021
Check out the Vietnam version right here
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Level 75
Mar 24, 2021
San Juan was founded by the Spanish more than 50 years before St. Augustine. Either that needs to be the answer or you need to specify that territories don't count (which is dumb- they should, as they are part of the US).
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Level 75
Apr 29, 2021
Still waiting on a fix- Florida is not home to the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the US founded by Europeans. You really ought to clarify whether you're counting territories- it's hard enough to know the right answer without also trying to read your mind.
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Level 51
Apr 30, 2021
Oops, done.
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Level 78
Jun 23, 2022
Apparently the miracle of Max is that he thinks quiz makers work for him. (Hint: they don't).
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2021
you changed your username?
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Level 43
Apr 2, 2021
Will you “rechange” you name?
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Level 28
May 13, 2021
I really don't think Florida is a swing state.
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Level 55
Mar 6, 2023
Yep. Florida is a deep red state now.