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Mercer County, New Jersey: Quiz


Question 1: The county is named for Continental Army General Hugh Mercer, who died at the ________ in 1777.
Monmouth Battlefield State ParkMorristown National Historical ParkWashington Crossing State ParkBattle of Princeton

Question 2: There are three US Routes that pass through Mercer, which are: U.S. Route 1, ________ and U.S. Route 206.
New Jersey TurnpikeU.S. Route 130Interstate 295 (Delaware-New Jersey)New Jersey Route 42

Question 3: Mercer county is home to Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary, ________, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State College and Mercer County Community College.
Institute for Advanced StudyRichard FeynmanPrinceton, New JerseyJ. Robert Oppenheimer

Question 4: As of the ________[7] of 2000, there were 350,761 people, 125,807 households, and 86,303 families residing in the county.

Question 5: In the 2004 U.S. Presidential election, John Kerry carried Mercer County by a 23.4% margin over ________, with Kerry carrying the state by 6.7% over Bush.
George W. BushDick CheneyGeorge H. W. BushRonald Reagan

Question 6: 15.5% were of Italian, 9.7% Irish, 8.2% German, 6.7% Polish and 5.7% English ancestry according to ________.
2000 United States CensusHispanic and Latino AmericansMexican AmericanWhite American

Question 7: As of the ________, the population was 350,761, estimated to have risen to 367,605 as of 2006.
2000 United States CensusWhite AmericanMexican AmericanHispanic and Latino Americans

Question 8: [2] Mercer County ranks 79th among the ________.
Personal income in the United StatesHighest-income counties in the United StatesHousehold income in the United StatesIncome inequality in the United States

Question 9: It is officially part of both the New York metropolitan area and ________, due to it being close to New York City and Philadelphia, as well as the Trenton-Ewing Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Ridge-and-Valley AppalachiansBlue Ridge MountainsDelaware ValleyPiedmont (United States)

Question 10: Mercer County has a ________ form of government, in which the County Executive performs executive functions and a Board of Chosen Freeholders acts in a legislative capacity.
AlaskaJuneau, AlaskaCounty executiveNew York


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