Brain Teaser Tuesday: America, America, what a weird fact...
How well do you know the United States? It's a pretty big place with a lot of weird, localized knowledge. Time to start acquainting yourself a little better with some tidbits about the 50 states and often overlooked territories that make up this country. Guess the state/territory based on the clues given. Each name is only used once and should be spelled correctly with capitalized first letters. You will get a point for each one correct (logic your way through and fill out the ones you know first). The person(s) with the most correctly guessed is the winner.
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List of States and Territories
Alabama (AL). Alaska (AK). Arizona (AZ) Arkansas (AR). California (CA). Colorado (CO) Connecticut (CT). Delaware (DE). District of Colombia (DC). Florida (FL) Georgia (GA) Hawaii (HI). Idaho (ID) Illinois (IL) Indiana (IN) Iowa (IA) Kansas (KS) Kentucky (KY) Louisiana (LA) Maine (ME) Maryland (MD) Massachusetts (MA) Michigan (MI) Minnesota (MN) Mississippi (MS). Missouri (MO) Montana (MT) Nebraska (NE) Nevada (NV) New Hampshire (NH). New Jersey (NJ). New Mexico (NM). New York (NY) North Carolina (NC) North Dakota (ND) Ohio (OH) Oklahoma (OK) Oregon (OR) Pennsylvania (PA). Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC). South Dakota (SD) Tennessee (TN) Texas (TX) Utah (UT)
Vermont (VT) Virginia (VA) Washington (WA) West Virginia (WV) Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY) American Samoa (AS) Guam (GU) Northern Marina Islands (MP)
Puerto Rico (PR). Virgin Islands (VI)
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1. This state has not observed daylight saving time since 1967. Hint: it is one of the states that make the "four corners"
1 point
2. This state has the most active volcanoes of any U.S states.
1 point
3. Which was the 50th state added?
1 point
4. This state is home to Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog.
1 point
5. Known as football island, these seven islands produce more American footballs than any other place in the world. Hint: it is a territory
1 point
6. The oriole is the official bird of this state and the name of their baseball team.
1 point
7. This state was originally part of the French colonies and is also known as the birthplace of jazz. Hint: Think southern.
1 point
8. The name of this state is also included in another state's name. Hint: The Wizard of Oz
1 point
9. This state is known as the world's popcorn capital producing over 20 percent of the country's corn supply. Hint: it's capital includes the entire state's name.
1 point
10. One third of this state's land is owned by the federal government. Hint: Glacier national park is located here
1 point
11. People from this state are referred to as nutmeggers and take women's basketball really, really seriously!
1 point
12. This state is known as the sunshine state and the panhandle state due to it's shape.
1 point
13. These islands are the only place in the country where you drive on the left side of the road as they used to be under British rule.
1 point
14. This state houses the Gateway Arch and is therefore, known as "the gateway to the west" Hint: Meet me in St. Louis
1 point
15. This state is known as the Peach state and houses CocoCola's headquarters.
1 point
16. The official song of this southern state is "Sweet Home ________"
1 point
17. This state's capital is 7000 feet above sea level, making it the highest state capital in the country. Hint: Part of the state's name is also the name of a country
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18. This state is the smallest in the continental U.S.
1 point
19. This state buys more Jello than any other state. Hint: It's name is only four letters long
1 point
20. This state has more glaciers than all of the other 47 continental states combined. Hint: Think presidential
1 point
21. This state only has two escalators both in the city of Casper. Hint: Think "why"
1 point
22. This state has the only active diamond mine in the country. Hint is capital is Little Rock
1 point
23. This state has some of the oldest tress in the country and the world lining it's winding highways Hint: Think the golden coast
1 point
24. The shortest and steepest road in the United States is in this state. Hint: It starts with an I
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25. This state is home to Acadia National Park and a lot of lobsters.
1 point
26. This state is the empire state and the home of the baseball hall of fame.
1 point
27. This garden state neighbors New York
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28. This non-state is home to the Smithsonian museums and the White House.
1 point
29. This state has 4 national parks: Rocky Mountain, Great Dunes, Mesa Verde, and Gunnison Canyon
1 point
30. This state has seen the birth of the most U.S. presidents. It was also the first British colony.
1 point
31. This is known as the green mountain state and one of it's senators is running for president.
1 point
32. This state lends it's name to a great lake
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33. Marshmallow fluff was invented and is still made in this state.
1 point
34. This state claims to have more than 10,000 lakes within it's borders.
1 point
35. This island territory has no sand on it. Rather it's beaches and roads are all made of coral. Hint: it is incredibly far west if you look at a map of the Pacific.
1 point
36. Yearly, this state holds a famous horse "derby" or race that uses it's name.
1 point
37. Remember the Alamo and that the capital of this large state is Austin (like Malaina's son)!
1 point
38. This east coast state has a "southern" name sibling state.
1 point
39. This deserty state produces about 75% of all the gold mined in the United States and also houses the Hoover Dam.
1 point
40. The first shots of the Civil war were fired off this state's coast. It was also the first state to secede (or leave) the Union during this war....don't worry, they are back in the Union!
1 point
41. This is the most populated of the U.S territories with it's capital being San Juan.
1 point
42. Abe Lincoln was first a senator in this midwestern state on Lake Michigan before becoming president.
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43. This state's flag is the only state flag to have two different designs on either side. It also was chosen as the set of the Twilight book and movie series.
1 point
45. This Massachusetts' neighbor has the motto "live free or die"
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46. 90 percent of this state's land is devoted to farming. it also neighbors Canada!
1 point
47. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is in this state. Hint: Cleveland Rocks!
1 point
48. This state has a musical that shares it's name. Hint: It is just "ok"
1 point
49. The maker of Tater Tots has a factory that sits on the border between Oregon and this potato loving state. Hint: the company's name is Ore Ida
1 point
50. This state was the first to celebrate arbor day even though it is best known for it's wide open plains. Hint: It starts with a N
1 point
51. This state's capital has the Grand Ole Oprey Theater: a country music must see. Hint: The state university's mascot is a Volunteer
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52. This state is the second smallest in the union but was the first to ratify the constitution to become the first state.
1 point
53. This state has a north named counterpart and also holds Mount Rushmore (The mountain shaped with all those presidents' faces).
1 point
54. This state shares a name with it's eastern neighbor and is home to Historic Harper's Ferry and lots of coal
1 point
55. This commonwealth of the U.S. is made of 22 islands that neighbor Guam, Japan and the Philippines.
1 point
56. This U.S. state is home of the Green Bay Packers and known for it's "cheeseheads"
1 point
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