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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?
Green Mountain State
Pine Tree State
Magnolia State
Evergreen State
Washington's other less known official nickname is the Chinook State.
2. What is the tallest mountain in Washington State?
Mount Adams
Mount Baker
Mount Rainer
Mount St. Helens
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?
Olympia
Spokane
Seattle
Wenatchee
4. Which landmark is located on the border of Blaine and Surrey, British Columbia?
Mount Baker
Peace Arch
Space Needle
Pike Place
Located at the international border crossing of the two countries.
5. What county is the most populous in Washington State?
Spokane
Pierce
Yakima
King
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?
Amazon
Boeing
Facebook
Apple
Facebook was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2004.
7. How many states border Washington State?
1
3
2
4
Oregon borders to the south, Idaho to the East.
8. Which of these major professional sports teams are not in Washington State?
Mariners
Timbers
Seahawks
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?
3
1
0
2
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...?
Tunnel
Storm
Horse
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?
North Washington University
Seattle University
Western Washington University
Gonzaga 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 Booker T. Washington
Named after the nation's capital
Named for George Washington
Voted on by pioneers in the territory
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.
False
True
17. Which mountain range separates the state into two?
Wenatchee Mountains
Rocky Mountains
Cascade Mountains
Olympic Mountains
18. Besides Spanish, what is the most spoken at-home language in Washington State?
Russian
Chinese
Tagalog
Vietnamese
Chinese - ~93k, Vietnamese ~60k, Russian ~58k, Tagalog ~57k (Statistical Atlas).
19. True or False: Washington State sells the most cannabis in the U.S.
True
False
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?
Kennewick
Ellensburg
Richland
Pasco
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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