Trivia - Pennsylvania

This Pennsylvania trivia quiz features 12 multiple-choice questions. Answers can be found at the end of the quiz. Enjoy and share these Pennsylvania facts with friends.
1. The most popular nickname for the state of Pennsylvania is ________.
a) Quaker State b) Keystone State c) State of Independence

2. Which U.S. time zone is Pennsylvania in?
a) Pacific b) Central c) Mountain d) Eastern

3. The capital city of Pennsylvania is ________.
a) Philadelphia b) Pittsburgh c) Harrisburg d) Erie e) Allentown

4. Pennsylvania is home to the Liberty Bell. This famous bell was first rung after which notable event in American history?
a) The signing of the Declaration of Independence
b) The final victory in the American Revolutionary War
c) The ratification of the U.S. Constitution

5. The most important battle in the Civil War (where President Abraham Lincoln made his famous speech) took place in Pennsylvania. What was the name of the town where the battle happened?
a) Harrisbugh b) Gettysburg c) Adamsburg d) Dravosburg

6. The state's official song is "Pennsylvania". It was composed by Eddie Khoury and ________.
a) Frank L. Oliver b) Ronnie Bonner c) Robert P. Casey d) Only one author

7. Pennsylvania Hospital is believed to be America's "first" hospital. Where is it located?
a) Philadelphia b) Pittsburgh c) Allentown 

8. What is the endearing nickname given to the city of Philadelphia?
a) City of Wisdom b) America's Founding City c) City of Brotherly Love

9. According to the U.S. Census, the biggest ancestry group in Pennsylvania is ________.
a) Irish b) Italian c) English d) African e) German

10. The founder of the Province of Pennsylvania (precursor to the state) was William Penn. The English entrepreneur was known for his association with this religious group.
a) Puritan b) Quaker c) Amish d) Mennonites

11. What is the most important industry in Pennsylvania?
a) Agriculture b) Manufacturing c) Tourism d) Financial/Banking

12. True or False. For 10 years, Philadelphia was the capital of the United States.

Answer Key:
1)b 2)d 3)c 4)a 5)b 6)b 7)a 8)c 9)e 10)b 11)b 12)True

Master - 12 correct answers
Expert - 10 to 11 correct answers
Intermediate - 7 to 9 correct
Beginner - 4 to 6 correct
Novice - Less than 4 correct

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