Florida Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers
How many time zones does Florida have?
What is Florida's nickname?
A: The "Sunshine State".
What body of water borders Florida to the west?
A: Gulf of Mexico.
Spain ceded Florida to the United States in exchange for what?
A: $5 million and American renunciation of any claims on Texas that they might have.
Which body of water borders Florida to the east?
A: Atlantic Ocean.
What was the coldest Florida temperature ever recorded?
A: −2 °F on February 13, 1899, in Tallahassee.
Where does Florida rand as far as the size of the population compared to the other States?
A: It's the 4th most populous.
Before the Civil War how many free African Americans lived in Florida?
A: Less than 1,000.
In 2011 how many retail gas stations did Florida have?
A: About 9,000.
In 2004,what four hurricanes savaged Florida?
A: Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne.
What is the state capital of Florida?
What kind of warfare tactics did Seminole Indian
warriors employ against United States Army troops for seven years until 1842?
A: Guerrilla tactics.
What is the largest city in Florida?
How many people lived in Florida in 1900?
What is the largest metropolitan area in Florida?
A: The Miami metropolitan area.
Florida's coastline is the longest in the contiguous United States with how many miles of coastline?
A: Approximately 1350 miles.
In what year did French Protestant Huguenots establish Fort Caroline?
Florida is the only state that has a border on both the Gulf of Mexico and the what?
A: Atlantic Ocean.
Who was the first European explorer to visit Florida?
A: Juan Ponce de León of Spain.
Florida's economy relies mainly on agriculture, and transportation, and what?
What is the elevation of Briton Hill, Florida's highest point?
A: 345 feet.
Florida was probably first inhabited by Paleo-Indians perhaps as early as how long ago?
A: 14 thousand years.
Florida was the first of what would become the continental United States to be visited by
Europeans, and who was the earliest known
A: Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León.
Set on June 29, 1931 in Monticello, what is the hottest temperature ever recorded in Florida?
A: 109 °F .
On what date did Ponce de León spot the Florida peninsula?
A: April 2, 1513.
What animal, which the natives had eaten into extinction 10,000 years previously, was reintroduced into North America and Florida by
European explorers in 1538?
A: The horse.
From June 1 to November 30 is what season in Florida?
Africans and African Americans from the southern British colonies in North America went to Florida looking for what?
A: Freedom from slavery.
In what year did Spain cede Florida to the United States?
In the Dade Massacre, Seminole Indians ambushed and killed all but one in a group of 110 Army troops marching from Fort Brooke to reinforce
A: Fort King.
Warm weather and miles of beaches attract about how many visitors to Florida per year?
A: 60 million.
In March of 1845, Florida became what?
A: The 27th state.
White settlers began to establish cotton plantations requiring a large number of what?
A: Slave laborers.
In the Deep South, how many African Americans were forced to move to the region as slaves?
A: nearly one million.
On January 10, 1861, Florida declared its secession from the Union, and ten days later became a founding member of what?
A: The Confederate States of America.
What were the two largest civil war battles in Florida,both Confederate victories?
A: The battle of Olustee and the battle of Natural Bridge.
As far as population is concerned, until the mid-20th century, Florida was what?
A: The least populous Southern state.
In 1900, what percentage of the people living in Florida were African American?
A: Nearly 44%.
Where does Florida rank in population with the other US states?
A: 4th most populous.
Florida is near several Caribbean countries, the best known being the Bahamas and what?
Only Alaska and Michigan are larger than Florida in what?
A: Water area .
What is both the highest point in Florida and the lowest highpoint of any state?
A: Britton Hill.
Due to Global warming, Miami is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to what?
A: Rising sea levels.
What is the average daily temperature of Florida making it the warmest state in the union?
A: 70.7 °F
Central Florida experiences more "what" than anywhere else in the US?
A: lightning strikes.
How many hurricanes struck Florida from 1851 to 2006?
Which hurricane has been the second most expensive in the history of Florid?
How many different kinds of wildflowers can be found in Florida??
A: About 3,000.
How much of Florida's energy is generated through renewable resources?
A: About 4%.
The Florida panther is close to extinction with a record 23 panthers killed in 2009, mostly from what?
A: Being hit by automobiles.
The Atlantic beaches that are being washed out to sea because of what?
A: The rising sea levels from climate change.
Florida has the biggest deposits of what of any state in the Union?
How much money did sinkhole damage claims on property in Florida cost from 2006 through 2010?
A: More than $2 billion.
What industry makes up the largest sector of the Florida economy?
Florida has how many miles of interstate highway?
A: 1,473 miles.