During the war, Governor
Thomas Jefferson had what moved
A: The Capital.
In 1781, Continental and French forces trapped the British
army on the Virginia Peninsula, where troops under George Washington and Comte
de Rochambeau defeated British General Cornwallis in what famous event?
A: The Siege of Yorktown.
What is the Virginia State Fossil?
A: Chesapecten jeffersonius.
The surrender of General Cornwallis on October 19, 1781
led to peace negotiations in Paris and secured what?
A: The independence of the colonies.
What is the Virginia State Boat?
A: Chesapeake Bay deadrise.
What document were the Virginians instrumental in writing?
A: The United States Constitution.
What is the Virginia State Mammal?
A: Virginia Big-Eared Bat.
By 1860, what percentage of the population were slaves in
What is the Virginia State Motto?
A: Sic Semper Tyrannis.
After the Civil War, Virginia adopted a constitution which
provided for free public schools, and guaranteed what?
A: Political, civil, and voting rights.
What is the Virginia State Flower/Tree?
What did Virginian James Albert Bonsack
invent in 1880 that
led to industrial scale production centered around Richmond?
A: Cigarette rolling machine.
In 1886, who founded Newport News Shipbuilding, which was
responsible for building six major World War I-era battleships for the U.S.
A: Collis Potter Huntington.
Protests started by Barbara Rose Johns, in
segregated schools led to the lawsuit Brown v. Board of Education, which
rejected the segregationist doctrine of what?
A: "separate but equal".
What is the Virginia State
A: Square dancing.
In 1958, led by the influential segregationist Senator
Harry F. Byrd and his Byrd Organization, the Commonwealth prohibited
desegregated local schools from what?
A: Receiving state funding.
The United States Supreme Court , in
1967, struck down
Virginia's ban on interracial what?
In 1989, Douglas Wilder became the first "what" elected as
governor in the United States?
A: African American governor.
How many counties does the state of Virginia have?
Which city has the most population of any city in Virginia?
A: Virginia Beach.
Norfolk is the site of the world's largest what?
A: Naval base, Naval Station Norfolk.
Suffolk is the largest city by area at how many square
According to the Census Bureau the state population of
Virginia on Jul 1, 2013, how many people?
Christ Church in Alexandria was frequented by what two
famous military men?
A: George Washington and Robert E. Lee.
According to a study by Phoenix Marketing International,
where did Virginia rank among the states in had number of millionaires per
A: The seventh-largest in the U.S..
Arlington Virginia is the home of the world's largest what?
A: Office building at The Pentagon.
What percentage of the land in Virginia is used for
As of 2012, how many farms were located in the state of
A: Over 47,000.
What police organization is the oldest police department in
the U. S.?
A: The Virginia Capitol Police.
Smithfield ham, sometimes called "Virginia ham", is a type
of ham protected by law, and can only be made in what Virginia town?
A: The town of Smithfield.
What is the Virginia State Dog?
A: American Foxhound.
Where does Virginia rank in terms of public spending on the
A: Near the bottom of U.S. states, at nearly half of the national average.
Where are the headquarters of the newspaper USA Today
A: In McLean Virginia.
What is the Virginia State Beverage?
How many television stations are located in the state of
As of 2011, there were how many colleges and universities
located in the Virginia Commonwealth?
How many major airports does Virginia have and what are
A: Five, Washington Dulles International, Reagan Washington National, Norfolk
International, Richmond International, and Newport News/Williamsburg
What organization is the largest law enforcement agency in
A: The Virginia State Police.
In 1982 Virginia resumed using the death penalty, and since
then how many people has Virginia put to death?