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American States Trivia Quiz

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What American state bears the nickname "The Sooner State"?
Texas
Louisiana
Nevada
Oklahoma

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The state of Delaware is a part of what peninsula?
The Walden Peninsula
The Hudson Peninsula
The Chesapeake Peninsula
The Delmarva Peninsula

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Promontory Point, where the first American Transcontinental Railroad was completed, is found in what state?
Utah
Colorado
California
North Dakota

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In terms of landmass, what is the largest American state?
California
Alaska
Texas
Montana

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Franklin Pierce and Robert Frost were two notable natives of what American state?
Colorado
New Hampshire
Pennsylvania
Georgia

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What American state borders only one other state?
Florida
Hawaii
Arizona
Maine

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Daniel Boone established his famous settlement of Boonesborough in what state?
Kentucky
Ohio
Indiana
Illinois

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In 1945, the first ever atomic weapons were successfully detonated near Alamogordo, a location in what state?
New Mexico
Arizona
Texas
Oklahoma

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The Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis are found in what state?
Wisconsin
Kansas
Iowa
Minnesota

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The Battle of the Alamo was a major historical event that occurred in what state?
Florida
California
Nevada
Texas

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Although he is largely known for his political career that he launched while living in Illinois, President Abraham Lincoln was born in what American state?
Mississippi
Arkansas
Kentucky
Missouri

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The famous shootout at the O.K. Corral took place in what state?
Wyoming
Arizona
Utah
Montana

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Blackbeard the pirate was killed off the coast of what state?
Virginia
North Carolina
Oregon
Maine

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Walden Pond, as made famous by Henry David Thoreau's Walden, is located in what state?
New York
Rhode Island
Massachusetts
West Virginia

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The Constitutional Convention was held in what American state?
Pennsylvania
Massachusetts
Virginia
Vermont

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Mount Rushmore is found in what state?
American States Trivia Quiz
Utah
Idaho
West Virginia
South Dakota

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Geronimo, John McCain, and Steven Spielberg are famous natives of what American state?
Indiana
Tennessee
Arizona
Alabama

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What American state has the state motto "Oro y plata" which is Spanish for "silver and gold"?
Montana
Oregon
California
Louisiana

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What was the northernmost state to officially join the Confederacy during the Civil War period?
California
Virginia
Kentucky
Indiana

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In what American state is the geographic marvel Crater Lake located?

 
Nebraska
Louisiana
Nevada
Oregon

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The historic Battle of Fallen Timbers took place in what state?
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Michigan
Ohio

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What American state has a community called Hell named after the nearby Hell Creek?
Michigan
Illinois
Georgia
Oklahoma

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In what state did Rosa Parks get arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus during the 1950s?
Alabama
Missouri
South Carolina
Louisiana

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What easternmost state of the U.S.A. is known for its lobster-trapping industry?
California
Maine
Hawaii
North Carolina

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General George Patton was born in the town of San Gabriel which is found in what state?
New Mexico
Georgia
California
Florida

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What two American states do not border any other states?
Alaska and Hawaii
Maine and Washington
Florida and Montana
Texas and North Dakota

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Which of the following states does NOT border the Gulf of Mexico?
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Texas

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More Presidents of the United States have been born in what state than any other?
North Carolina
Kentucky
Indiana
Virginia

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The musician Israel Kamakawiwo'ole is known as "The Voice" of what state because of how he advocated for better treatment of its native populations?
Oklahoma
Hawaii
Kentucky
Arizona

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What is the only New England state that doesn't border the Atlantic Ocean?
New Hampshire
Vermont
New York
Rhode Island

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