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Only Someone Who's Really From Pennsylvania Can Pass This Trivia Test

You know, like the kind you had to take in grade school.

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  1. Pennsylvania was the _____ state to achieve statehood.

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    First
    Second
    Fifth
    Thirteenth
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    Second

    Pennsylvania achieved statehood on December 12, 1787, five days after Delaware.

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  2. Which of these is the PA state flag?

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    The flag with the coat of arms

    You might not be able to see it in the photo, but the PA coat of arms features a ship, a plough, and three sheaves of wheat.

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  3. How many presidents have been from Pennsylvania?

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    One
    Three
    Four
    Seven
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    One.

    Only one president has hailed from PA, and that president was James Buchanan.

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  4. What's the capital of Pennsylvania?

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    Altoona
    Harrisburg
    Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh
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    Wrong!

    Harrisburg

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  5. Which Pennsylvania city was the state capital before Harrisburg?

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    Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh
    Altoona
    Lancaster
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    Wrong!

    Lancaster

    But only for a brief time, from 1799 to 1812.

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  6. What does Pennsylvania have in common with Kentucky, Virginia, and Massachusetts?

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    They were all part of the 13 original colonies.
    They are all keystone states.
    They are all commonwealths.
    They all have the ruffed grouse as their state bird.
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    They are all commonwealths.

    Kentucky, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania are still states, they just have commonwealth in their titles (i.e. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania). Having commonwealth in their title doesn't make them any more or less than the other states in the U.S., it's just a symbol of them being communities founded by and for the common good.

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  7. What is the Pennsylvania state animal?

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    Ruffed grouse
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    White-tailed deer
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    White-tailed deer
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    Great Dane
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    Mountain lion
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    Mountain lion
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    White-tailed deer

    The striking white-tailed deer has been Pennsylvania's state animal since 1959.

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  8. What's Pennsylvania's state drink?

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    Beer
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    Cider
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    Orange juice
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    Milk
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    Milk
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    Correct!
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    Milk

    Yup, milk. Plain, white milk.

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  9. What does Pennsylvania mean?

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    Penn's woods
    Writerly land
    Across the forest
    Lush estate
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    Penn's woods

    Pennsylvania is named after William Penn, the man who founded the Province of Pennsylvania.

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  10. What is Pennsylvania's nickname?

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    "The Commonwealth State"
    "The Buckeye State"
    "The Second State"
    "The Keystone State"
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    The Keystone State

    A keystone is a central part to an arch that keeps it upright. Without the keystone, the arch would collapse. This name references Pennsylvania's central position in the 13 original American colonies.

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  11. Which of these taglines is used to describe a city in Pennsylvania?

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    "The Funniest Place on Earth"
    "The Happiest Place on Earth"
    "The Sweetest Place on Earth"
    "The Nicest Place on Earth"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "The Sweetest Place on Earth"

    This is the tagline for Hershey, Pennsylvania, home of Hershey Park and the Hershey Chocolate Factor!

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  12. Which city holds the Pennsylvania Farm Show?

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    Philadelphia
    Harrisburg
    Pittsburgh
    Indiana
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Harrisburg

    The Pennsylvania Farm Show also happens to be the largest indoor agricultural exposition! And the milk shakes there are awesome.

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  13. Which Pennsylvania city is the furthest east out of these four: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Altoona, Allentown

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    Pittsburgh
    Philadelphia
    Altoona
    Allentown
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    Philadelphia

    Philadelphia is located right on the Delaware River, which forms Pennsylvania's eastern border.

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  14. What is the Pennsylvania motto?

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    "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence"
    "Sic semper tyrannis"
    Liberty and Prosperity
    "Ours Is the Fury"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence"

    You can also find the state motto on the state flag.

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  15. Which famous landmark CAN'T you find in Pennsylvania?

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    The Liberty Bell
    Gettysburg Battlefield
    Independence Hall
    Fort McHenry
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Fort McHenry

    Unfortunately, the famed "Star Spangled Banner" fort is located in Maryland, not Pennsylvania.

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Only Someone Who's Really From Pennsylvania Can Pass This Trivia Test

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