50 States Quiz

By: Kate Kershner
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About This Quiz

America is a big ol' place. How much do you actually know about the states that constitute the U.S.?

Which state was called Seward's Folly in the press when it was purchased for two cents an acre in 1867?

Which state's native monarchy was toppled by agriculture firms and a new republic installed with Dole Fruit Company executive as president?

Which state was thought to contain the legendary Fountain of Youth, which was searched for by Juan Ponce de León in 1513?

Which state served as the end of the Trail of Tears, a federal Native American removal program that forced thousands of Cherokees to move from their ancestral lands?

What state was the site of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial, where John Scopes was convicted of teaching evolution in a public school?

Which state was home of the Green Mountain Boys, a group of guerilla soldiers in the Revolutionary War?

Which state boasts the national parks Grand Teton and Yellowstone?

What future state did the Mormons settle in 1847 with the aim of establishing Zion, God's kingdom, on Earth?

What state was the first to elect a governor of Chinese-American descent?

Which state is home to NASA's George C. Marshall Flight Center?

Which two states feud over the claim to being the birthplace of powered flight?

Where was the first English child born in America?

What state's flower is the peach blossom?

What state's motto is NOT in English?

Which state's state dance is NOT the square dance?

What state features the largest conical burial mound in the United States?

What state consumes the most beer per drinking age adult?

What state does NOT claim to have been the birth place of the Reuben sandwich?

In what state was the first chocolate chip cookie invented and sold?

In what state was the first baseball game played?

In what state is self-service gasoline NOT prohibited?

Although she famously spent her childhood living in far flung places around the United States, where was Laura Ingalls Wilder born?

What state was NOT the site of a Japanese internment camp during World War II?

What was the first state to issue same-sex marriage licenses, allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry?

In what state was slavery still legal after the Emancipation Proclamation?

What state was formed after it voted to secede from a Confederate state?

What northern state was originally part of Massachusetts?

What state paid $30,000 to New York to break away and form its own state?

What state recognizes Drummer soil as the official state soil?

Which state has had six presidents living there at the time of their elections?

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