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Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers About the State of Virginia

What is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia?
A:  Richmond.

What police organization is the oldest police department in the U. S.?
A: The Virginia Capitol Police.

What city in the Commonwealth has the most residents?
A:  Virginia Beach.

What is the Virginia State Slogan?
A:  Virginia is for Lovers.

Who established the Colony of Virginia as the first permanent New World English colony in the year 1607?
A:  The London Company .

How big is Virginia in square miles?
A:  42,774.2 including 3,180.13 square miles of water.

Where does Virginia rank in size when compared with the rest of the US States?
A: It's the 35th-largest state by area.


What is the Virginia State Shell?
A:  Eastern oyster.

Virginia is bordered by what two states to the north?
A: Maryland and Washington, D.C. .

What is the tallest spot in Virginia?
A:  Mount Rogers at 5,729 feet .

How many of Virginia's thousands of caves are open to tourists?
A: 10.

The largest earthquake experienced by the state of Virginia was an estimated 5.9 magnitude  in 1897 near what city?
A: Blacksburg.

On average, how many days of thunderstorm activity does Virginia experience per year?
A:  35–45.

What is Virginia's average yearly precipitation?
A:  42.7 inches.


How many tornadoes hit Virginia on average each year?
A: 7.

According to the American Lung Association  11 counties in Virginia received failing grades for air quality, with what county being the worst in the state due to car exhaust?
A:  Fairfax County

Haze in the mountains is caused in part by what kind of power plants?
A: Coal burning plants.

What percentage of Virginia is covered by Forests?
A:  65%.

What is the Virginia State Fish?
A:  Brook trout, Striped bass.

Williamsburg was Virginia's capital from when to when?
A:  1699 to 1780.

Colony life was hard, and many settlers died during the Starving Time in 1609 and in the Indian Wars, and by 1624 how many of the 6,000 early settlers had survived?
A: 3,400.


What is the Virginia State Nickname
A:  The Old Dominion.

On May 15, 1776, Virginia declared its independence from the British and then adopted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which was then included in a new what?
A: Constitution.

What is the Virginia State Insect?
A:  Tiger swallowtail.

At the start of the Revolutionary War, who was selected to head the colonial army?
A: George Washington.

 During the war, Governor Thomas Jefferson had what moved to Richmond?
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 Virginia?
A: 31%.

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?
A:  Dogwood.

What did Virginian James Albert Bonsack invent in 1880 that  led to industrial scale production centered around Richmond?
A: Cigarette rolling machine.

What is the Virginia State Bird?
A:  Cardinal.

 In 1886, who founded Newport News Shipbuilding, which was responsible for building six major World War I-era battleships for the U.S. Navy?
A: Collis Potter Huntington.

Protests started by Barbara Rose Johns, in 1951, against 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 Dance?
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?
A: Marriage.

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?
A: 95.

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 miles?
A:  429.1.

According to the Census Bureau the state population of Virginia on Jul 1, 2013, how many people?
A:  8,260,405.


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 capita?
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 Agriculture?
A:  32%.

As of 2012, how many farms were located in the state of Virginia?
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 arts?
A: Near the bottom of U.S. states, at nearly half of the national average.

Where are the headquarters of the newspaper USA Today located?
A: In McLean Virginia.

What is the Virginia State Beverage?
A:  Milk.

How many television stations are located in the state of Virginia?
A: 36.

As of 2011, there were how many colleges and universities located in the Virginia Commonwealth?
A: 176.

How many major airports does Virginia have and what are their names?
A: Five,  Washington Dulles International, Reagan Washington National, Norfolk International, Richmond International, and Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.

What organization is the largest law enforcement agency in Virginia?
A: The Virginia State Police.

In 1982 Virginia resumed using the death penalty, and since then how many people has Virginia put to death?
A: 107.

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