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Florida History Made Easy FUN Trivia

What do you know about Florida History. Take this Florida History Made Easy Trivia.

Trivia powered by ABE1. Paleo-Indians entered what is now Florida at least 14,000 years ago, after they are believed to have crossed over to North America from Asia.

  • True or False?

2. At the time of first European contact, Florida was inhabited by people belonging to a number of tribes. What was the estimated native population?

  • 50,000
  • 350,000
  • 1,000,000

3. Juan Ponce de Le�n, while looking for the Fountain of Youth, is the first European to discover Florida. What year did he find Florida?

  • 1510
  • 1513
  • 1520

4. Founded in 1565 by Pedro Men�ndez de Avil�s, it is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in any U.S. state. What is the settlement?

  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Tampa
  • St. Augustine

5. In 1763, Spain traded Florida (which, at the time, extended south only to around the area of present day Gainesville) to the Kingdom of Great Britain for control of an area, which had been captured by the British during the Seven Years' War. What did the Spanish gain control of?

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Key West, Florida
  • Havana, Cuba

6. The Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War returned all of Florida to Spanish control. What was the year?

  • 1776
  • 1784
  • 1786

7. British settlers who had remained resented Spanish rule, leading to a rebellion in 1810 and the establishment for exactly ninety days of the so-called Free and Independent Republic of West Florida on September 23. After meetings beginning in June, rebels overcame the Spanish garrison at Baton Rouge (now in Louisiana), and unfurled the flag of the new republic: a single white star on a blue field. This flag would later become known as the "Bonnie Blue Flag".

  • True or False?

8. The Adams-On�s Treaty was signed between the United States and Spain on February 22, 1819 and took effect on July 10, 1821. According to the terms of the treaty, the United States acquired Florida and, in exchange, renounced all claims to Texas. Andrew Jackson formally took control of Florida from Spanish authorities on July 17, 1821. Where did he take control?

  • St. Augustine
  • Pensacola
  • Daytona

9. On March 3, 1845, When did Florida become the 27th state of the United States of America.

  • March 3, 1845
  • March 3, 1846
  • March 3, 1847

10. Who was NOT born in Florida?

  • Bob Villa
  • Pat Boone
  • Don Knotts

Florida Answers

  1. True
  2. 350,000
  3. 1513
  4. St. Augustine
  5. Havana, Cuba
  6. 1784
  7. True
  8. Pensacola
  9. March 3, 1845
  10. Don Knotts

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