Can You Name Each U.S. State From A Single Photo?

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Each of the US states is unique in their own right. Knowing the differences between them is incredibly important in this quiz since it will determine whether you pass or fail. Do you know enough about the states to identify them from a picture? Find out in this quiz!

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1. Which of these states does not observe daylight savings?

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  1. Pennsylvania
  2. Hawaii
  3. Oregon
  4. Wisconsin
Hawaii is the only state (and some of Arizona) that does not observe daylight savings. The reason is supposedly because the islands get a sufficient amount on sunlight year-round, and there's no need to make any adjustments.
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2. Which pop culture favorite is being shown in this picture?

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  1. North Carolina
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Virginia
  4. New York
New York is referenced very often in popular culture. In fact, some of the biggest blockbuster hits have been set here. They include The Avengers, King Kong, Taxi Driver and Ghostbusters.
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3. This state is known for its amazing economy. What is its name?

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  1. Wyoming
  2. New Mexico
  3. California
  4. Nevada
California is a state known for its celebrities and amazing economy. In Los Angeles, these famous people are often spotted walking on the street.
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4. Which of the following states is known for their crabs?

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  1. Nebraska
  2. Maryland
  3. Colorado
  4. Alabama
Maryland is known for its blue crabs. This crab, which eats eels, snails and clams, is known for its sweet taste.
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5. Everything is big in this state. What is its name?

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  1. Hawaii
  2. Florida
  3. New Jersey
  4. Texas
Texas is second in size to Alaska and thus, has a reputation for everything being bigger. The origin of the actual phrase is not clear.
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6. This state is home to cities like Miami and Orlando. What do you think it is called?

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  1. Georgia
  2. Florida
  3. New York
  4. Indiana
Florida is the third most populous state in the country. Other cities in the state include Jacksonville, Tampa, Tallahasee and Fort Lauderdale.
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7. Which state is this, that is responsible for producing a large amount of cotton?

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  1. Alaska
  2. California
  3. Montana
  4. Arizona
Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, didn't always have such a cool name. In the late 1800s, it was named Pumpkinville.
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8. What's the name of this state, which is the home of the Liberty Bell?

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  1. Maryland
  2. Texas
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Idaho
Pennsylvania's history with the Liberty Bell is quite long. Something many people don't realize is that the state's name is misspelled on the bell.
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9. This state can be called anything from the Old Colony State to the Bay State and the Codfish State. What is its actual name?

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  1. Arkansas
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Minnesota
  4. New Jersey
Massachusetts has even more nicknames than the three mentioned in the question. It's also known as The Baked Bean State, The Pilgrim State and The Spirit of America.
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10. This is a popular skiing destination in the US. Which state is this?

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  1. Michigan
  2. Virginia
  3. Utah
  4. New Mexico
Utah has many different skiing locations throughout the state. Its ski season starts in November and ends in April.
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11. What's the name of this state, which is where the Girl Scouts was founded?

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  1. Nevada
  2. South Dakota
  3. Montana
  4. Georgia
The Girl Scouts of the USA was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah Georgia, back in 1912.
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12. Which state is known as the Garden State?

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  1. Wisconsin
  2. New Jersey
  3. Hawaii
  4. Alaska
New Jersey sure does have quite a few gardens, but the reason for the name is very hazy. But the nickname was approved to be placed on number plates by the state's legislature in 1954.
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13. What's the name of this state, which has the longest coastline in the country?

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  1. Alaska
  2. Montana
  3. Nebraska
  4. Utah
Texas may hold the crown for having lots of big things, but Alaska can also get a slice of the pie, since it has the largest state capital in the entire country.
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14. This state is the home of Sin City. Can you tell us its name?

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  1. Vermont
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. Georgia
  4. Nevada
Nevada is where you can find Las Vegas, also known as Sin City. Just over 42 million people visited the city last year.
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15. This state's official drink is an alcoholic beverage. Which of the following is its name?

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  1. Devon
  2. Alabama
  3. Florida
  4. Texas
Alabama is one of two states whose state drink has alcohol in it - Conecuh Ridge Whiskey. The other state is Virginia.
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16. The state pictured here is the home of the only active diamond site in the country. Where is it located?

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  1. Arkansas
  2. Maine
  3. California
  4. Maryland
Arkansas' diamond mine actually allows everyday people to become miners. You can bring or rent your own tools.
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17. Where in the USA is known as the Land of Enchantment?

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  1. Kansas
  2. New Mexico
  3. North Dakota
  4. Indiana
New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment because of its sheer beauty. You can find anything from snowcapped mountains to beautiful desert landscapes there.
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18. This state set the world record for the most people making snow angels simultaneously. What is its name?

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  1. Georgia
  2. North Dakota
  3. Hawaii
  4. Pennsylvania
On February 17th 2007, the world record for the most snow angels being made simultaneously was set in North Dakota. Nearly 9000 snow angels were made that day.
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19. This is the only state in the country with just one syllable. Which is it?

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  1. Connecticut
  2. Maine
  3. Wyoming
  4. Louisiana
The origin of Maine's name is not very clear. One theory is that it is related to a nautical term meaning "mainland."
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20. This is the smallest state in the US. What is its name?

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  1. Rhode Island
  2. New York
  3. Iowa
  4. Ohio
Rhode Island is only 1214 square miles. More than two Rhode Islands can fit into Alaska's capital, Juneau.
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21. The state in this picture is called the Evergreen State. What is its formal name?

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  1. Michigan
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Washington
  4. Dorset
The Evergreen State is Washington's unofficial nickname. Pioneer C.T. Conover gave it that name because of the many evergreen trees in its forests.
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22. Congress wanted this state to be a perfect rectangle, but it's not. Which state is this?

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  1. Florida
  2. Arizona
  3. Texas
  4. Colorado
Despite what most may say, Colorado is not a perfect rectangle, although it was meant to be. It's better described as a trapezoid.
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23. In which of these states would you find a large percentage of the country's crayfish?

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  1. South Dakota
  2. Louisiana
  3. Hawaii
  4. Idaho
Louisiana harvests approximately 98% of the crayfish from the United States. These delicious morsels are shipped to countries like Australia, Thailand, China and Canada.
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24. Which state is called the Hawkeye State and the Corn State?

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  1. Iowa
  2. Nebraska
  3. South Carolina
  4. California
Iowa's Hawkeye nickname was given as a tribute to chief Black Hawk, a Native American leader. The state got the corn nickname because corn is one of its main products.
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25. What's the name of this state, which is known for its potatoes?

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  1. Massachusetts
  2. Idaho
  3. Washington
  4. Nebraska
Idaho's potatoes are said to be so high in quality because of the rich volcanic soil that it grows in.
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26. This state is synonymous with a particular river. Where are we talking about?

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  1. Minnesota
  2. Mississippi
  3. Vermont
  4. Louisiana
Mississippi is synonymous with its river, which happens to be the second-longest on the continent, depending on who you ask- Missouri has one that is pretty close.
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27. In which state will you find Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley?

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  1. Tennessee
  2. Mississippi
  3. Indiana
  4. Wisconsin
Graceland was Elvis Presley's home when he was alive. Today, the mansion admits people for a small charge and functions as a museum, as well as Elvis' final resting place.
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28. Which state is known for its flatness?

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  1. North Dakota
  2. Kansas
  3. Iowa
  4. New Hampshire
Kansas has a reputation for being flatter than a pancake, although it isn't the flattest in the country- Florida takes that award.
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29. Some historians say that the world's first nuclear submarine was built here. Which state is being referred to?

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  1. Alabama
  2. Connecticut
  3. South Dakota
  4. Arkansas
There was also another first for Connecticut when Teddy Roosevelt became the first president to publicly ride in a vehicle.
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30. Where can you find the Pentagon?

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  1. Utah
  2. Virginia
  3. New York
  4. Colorado
The Pentagon serves as the headquarters of the country's Department of Defense.
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31. Which of these states is the Buckeye State?

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  1. North Dakota
  2. Ohio
  3. Wyoming
  4. Mississippi
Ohio's nickname came about (partly) because of the many buckeye trees that that could be found all over the the state.
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32. Which state is the home of Mount Washington?

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  1. Massachusetts
  2. Maine
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Kansas
Mount Washington is the highest mountain in the Northeastern part of the United States. It's known for its unpredictable weather and extemely high winds.
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33. Which state has the extremely popular Cloud Gate/bean sculpture?

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  1. Maine
  2. Vancouver
  3. Illinois
  4. Louisiana
Cloud Gate is a sculpture in Illinois that is commonly referred to as "The Bean." It was designed by Anish Kapoor, an Indian-born artist.
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34. In which state will you find one of the world's largest underground gold mines?

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  1. South Dakota
  2. Hawaii
  3. Michigan
  4. Maryland
The Homestake Mine in South Dakota used to be the largest gold mine on the continent, until it closed in 2002. During its lifetime, it produced more than 43.9 million ounces of gold.
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35. Which of these states is the home of Mark Twain?

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  1. Pennsylvania
  2. Florida
  3. Missouri
  4. Minnesota
Missouri is the proud home of Mark Twain. They have everything to his birth site, a cave and campground in his name, his childhood home and more dedicated to the writer.
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36. Where do you think the Beaver State is?

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  1. Oregon
  2. Missouri
  3. Mississippi
  4. Virginia
Oregon is known as the Beaver state for quite a few reasons. For one, the state flag has a beaver and the state animal is also a beaver. But the state's legislature hasn't made this nickname official to this day.
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37. This state is known for having over 10, 000 lakes. What is its name?

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  1. New Mexico
  2. Montana
  3. Minnesota
  4. New Jersey
Minnesota, along with a few other states, are known for their lakes, because they number in the thousands. Although this state is known as the Land of 10, 000 Lakes, the number is much closer to 11,800.
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38. What's the name of this state which happens to be the second-smallest in the country?

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  1. California
  2. Delaware
  3. Kentucky
  4. Utah
The city of Dover was named by the Quaker Oats man. That's right, William Penn named Dover.
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39. This state produces the most maple syrup in the country. Which is it?

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  1. Texas
  2. Vermont
  3. Idaho
  4. Alaska
Vermont is the leading maple syrup producer in the United States; in 2017, the state produced almost two million gallons of it.
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40. Its state dance is the polka. What do you think the actual state is?

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  1. Missouri
  2. New York
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Alberta
The polka is a dance that is said to have originated in the Czech Republic. The dance made its way to the United States during the 19th century when European immigrants settled in Wisconsin.
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41. Where can you find the privately-owned Biltmore Estate?

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  1. Maine
  2. Kansas
  3. Arizona
  4. North Carolina
The Biltmore Estate, located in North Carolina, is a historical mansion that also functions as a museum. It was built in the 1800s for George Washington Vanderbilt II and still remains in his family today.
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42. You can find Fort Knox here. Which state are we referring to?

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  1. Kentucky
  2. Louisiana
  3. Oregon
  4. West Virginia
Fort Knox is one of the most well-known US Army posts in the country. It was named after Henry Knox, the country's first Secretary of War
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43. Of the options, which is often called the Palmetto State?

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  1. South Carolina
  2. Texas
  3. Iowa
  4. Ohio
South Carolina got this state nickname (The Palmetto State) because of its state tree - the sabal palmetto.
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44. Where can you find Gorge Bridge, one of the world's largest (longest) arch bridge?

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  1. New Mexico
  2. West Virginia
  3. Florida
  4. Hawaii
The New River Gorge Bridge is an arch bridge made from steel that was built over New River. It is over 3000 feet long and has an arch of 1700 feet.
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45. Which of these states is home to one of the most popular races in the country?

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  1. Arizona
  2. Delaware
  3. Indiana
  4. Iowa
The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, simply called the Indy 500, is one of the world's most popular races. Drivers from all over the world flock to Indiana each year to take part.
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46. Which state is the home of Grasshopper Glacier?

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  1. Illinois
  2. Montana
  3. Kansas
  4. Cornwall
Grasshopper Glacier can be found in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. The glacier is more than 11,300 feet above sea level.
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47. Which state is known as the Great Lake State?

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  1. Connecticut
  2. Alabama
  3. South Carolina
  4. Michigan
Michigan is called the Great Lake State for a good reason: there are over 11,000 lakes there, not to mention that one of them is Lake Michigan.
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48. This state is the home of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Which is it?

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  1. California
  2. West Virginia
  3. Alaska
  4. Oklahoma
In 1935, Oklahoma became the first state to install parking meters. They were invented by an OK native, Carl Magee.
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49. Which of the following is the Equality State?

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  1. Vermont
  2. Wyoming
  3. New York
  4. New Jersey
Wyoming earned this name because it was ahead of the game where women gaining the right to vote was concerned.
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50. The state insect is the honeybee and the flower, the goldenrod. Which state are we talking about?

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  1. New Hampshire
  2. Ohio
  3. Texas
  4. Nebraska
Rumor has it that Nebraska was the state responsible for creating the emergency number famous around the world, 911.
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