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Florida Trivia - How Much History Do You Know?
History, shmistory. At least that’s what a lot of us think. Determined to not live in the past, we focus on the present, concerned about the “here and now” and regarding the “what was” with a shrug of our shoulders. While this may be the case, history is a big part of our lives: it has molded our world and shaped our future and dealt itself to us in the form of innumerable school classes. Like a subject lurking around every corner, there is no escape from history.
When it comes to Florida, a lot of people might not think of history. Florida does not seem to contain the ancient mystique of a Washington DC or a Philadelphia. Still, Florida, like everywhere else, is rich with the soils of times gone by. See how much you know about it.
1. According to legend, Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida when he was searching for what?
a. The Holy Grail
2. In 1763, Spain gave Florida to Great Britain in return for what?
a. Control of Havana, Cuba
3. In 1810, parts of Flordia were annexed by James Madison as part of what?
a. The Embargo Act
4. Congress combined West Florida and East Florida as a US territory on what date?
a. April 3, 1801
5. What began in 1835 with the Dade Massacre?
a. The First Seminole War
6. Florida was one of the founding members of what?
a. The Confederate States of America
7. In the late 19th century, Florida became a big spot for tourism thanks to what?
a. A canal system
8. Florida, in 1949, was chosen as the test site for the US missle program because of what?
a. Its location
9. What helped transform Miami into one of Florida’s biggest centers of commerce?
a. World War II
10. In 2000, Florida was at the center of what controversial event?
a. The Presidential Election
Answers: 1. b. The Fountain of Youth; 2. a. Control of Havana, Cuba; 3. b. The Louisiana Purchase; 4. c. March 30, 1822; 5. b. The Second Seminole War; 6. a. The Confederate States of America; 7. c. The expansion of the railroad; 8. b. Its low alitude; 9. c. The Cuban Revolution; 10. a. The Presidential Election.
See how you did:
9-10 correct: Wow, you know Florida history like that back of your hand. Feel free to name your first child “Jacksonville.”
6-8 correct: Though not perfect, you know more about Florida history than the average citizen. You should be everglade, er, ever glad.
3-5 correct: Pretty average, which is fine unless you call yourself a history buff. If that’s the case, you’re self-proclaimed status is a crock..odile.
Less than 3: No peninsula for you. No sandy beaches or Cadillac’s either.
Jennifer Jordan is a senior editor for www.milleniumlimo.com . She has been to a variety of places around the world and Wyoming more times than she cares to count.
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