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Washington State Multiple Choice

Can you answer these multiple-choice questions about the state of Washington?
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Last updated: December 29, 2022
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1. What is the official nickname of Washington State?
Pine Tree State
Magnolia State
Evergreen State
Green Mountain State
Washington's other less known official nickname is the Chinook State.
2. What is the tallest mountain in Washington State?
Mount St. Helens
Mount Rainer
Mount Adams
Mount Baker
Mt. Rainer - 14,409', Mt. Adams - 12,280' (2nd Highest), Mt. Baker - 10,781' (3rd Highest), Mt. St. Helens - 8,366' (35th Highest)
3. What is the capital of Washington State?
Spokane
Olympia
Wenatchee
Seattle
4. Which landmark is located on the border of Blaine and Surrey, British Columbia?
Mount Baker
Space Needle
Pike Place
Peace Arch
Located at the international border crossing of the two countries.
5. What county is the most populous in Washington State?
King
Spokane
Pierce
Yakima
As of 2020 - King (2,269,675), Pierce (921,130), Spokane (539,339), Yakima (256,728)
6. Which of these companies were not founded in Washington State?
Facebook
Boeing
Amazon
Apple
Facebook was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2004.
7. How many states border Washington State?
2
4
1
3
Oregon borders to the south, Idaho to the East.
8. Which of these major professional sports teams are not in Washington State?
Seahawks
Timbers
Mariners
Kraken
The Seahawks (Football), Mariners (Baseball) & Kraken (Hockey) all are located in Seattle. The Timbers (Soccer) operate in Portland.
9. How many World Fairs were hosted in Washington State?
2
1
0
3
Seattle hosted its fair in 1962, creating the Space Needle. Spokane hosted its fair in 1974, creating Riverfront Park & the US Pavilion.
10. Galloping Gertie was a...?
Horse
Storm
Tunnel
Bridge
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge fell on November 7th, 1940.
11. True or False: The Grand Coulee Dam is the largest dam in the world.
True
False
Many dams lay claim to higher production, size & height, including the Three Gorges Dam in China and the Nurek Dam in Tajikisan.
12. Which of these colleges are not located in Washington State?
Western Washington University
North Washington University
Gonzaga University
Seattle University
Seattle University is located in Seattle, Western Washington University is located in Bellingham & Gonzaga University is located in Spokane.
13. True or False: Washington State is the birthplace of Grunge Music.
False
True
Nirvana and Pearl Jam are often credited as the founders of Grunge Rock.
14. What is the name origin of Washington State?
Named for George Washington
Voted on by pioneers in the territory
Named after the nation's capital
Named for Booker T. Washington
It was named after the 1st President of the United States, the only state to be named for a president in the union.
15. Which crop is not the most produced in Washington State?
Potatoes
Spearmint Oil
Hops
Apples
While 2nd in the nation's production of potatoes. Idaho has the most. Grant County lays claim to the largest potato producing county in the U.S.
16. True or False: Puget Sound is the largest estuary in the United States.
True
False
17. Which mountain range separates the state into two?
Rocky Mountains
Wenatchee Mountains
Cascade Mountains
Olympic Mountains
18. Besides Spanish, what is the most spoken at-home language in Washington State?
Vietnamese
Chinese
Tagalog
Russian
Chinese - ~93k, Vietnamese ~60k, Russian ~58k, Tagalog ~57k (Statistical Atlas).
19. True or False: Washington State sells the most cannabis in the U.S.
False
True
California, Colorado, Michigan & Florida all sold more than Washington State in 2020 (The Motley Fool).
20. Which one of these cities are not part of the "Tri-Cities" metropolitan area?
Ellensburg
Richland
Pasco
Kennewick
21. True or False: The owner of JetPunk currently resides in Washington State.
False
True
Dan Hostetler currently lists his location in Seattle, WA.
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