Map: The Southern States

The Southern States Quiz: Answers

Map: The Southern States

Part Two: Fact-Based Questions (Answers)

1) Name the Senator who was a P.O.W. in Vietnam.

Answer: John McCain

2) Which agricultural product is Texas most known for?

Answer: Cattle or Cotton

3) In which state was the first atomic bomb tested?

Answer: New Mexico

4) Frank Keating is the governor of which state?

Answer: Oklahoma

5) Which Arizona landmark is suffering from air pollution and overcrowding?

Answer: Grand Canyon

6) Which section of the United States, found south of the Gila River in Arizona, was obtained for $10 million from Mexico? (give the name of the area that was bought in 1853).

Answer: The Gadsden Purchase

7) The people of many Native American tribes were forced into which state on a"trail of tears" in the early 1800's?

Answer: Oklahoma

8) Anne Richards lost the 1994 gubernatorial race to whom (Texas)?

Answer: George W. Bush

9) Which city is named after the first president of the Lone Star Republic?

Answer: Houston

10) What natural resource made Texas rich but helped cause a recession during the late 1900s?

Answer: Oil

11) Name two states in this region gained by treaty at the end of the Mexican-American War (1848).

Answer: New Mexico and Arizona

12) Name the two states in this region that were the last to enter the Union of the "lower 48 contiguous states."

Answer: New Mexico and Arizona

13) Which state of this region was its own independent republic from 1836 until it became the 28th state in 1845?

Answer: Texas

14) Give the reason Congress delayed in admitting the state mentioned in answer #13.

Answer: Fear of large Slave state influence in Congress

15) Sen. Pete Dominici (R-NM) was chairman of which powerful senate committee?

Answer: Senate Budget Committee

Extra Credit) Name the 5 largest cities in the United States IN ORDER.

Answer: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston.

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