Can You Guess The State from Emojis?

By: Olivia Cantor

Can You Guess The State from Emojis?
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About This Quiz

Emojis are the new hieroglyphics of this digital age, it seems. Avid social media users, especially people who love to chat, use shortcuts in place of words or images. And that is when the emoticon was born. Soon enough, this world of instant messaging developed in leaps and bounds, and the once-known emoticon is now termed as emojis.

But what they communicate is basically the same.  Emojis serve as shortcuts for some words, phrases or even thoughts. Emojis serve as visual representations of varied things outside the internet, reinterpreted in smaller, understandable, quickly-communicated small icons. There is practically an emoji for each emotion you are feeling -- and they have been inventing new ones each year! Thus, the possibilities of using emojis to communicate is virtually endless.

So why not have fun with it by using several combinations of emojis to serve as visual clues? This time, the clues are for guessing the names of the U.S. states referred to by the combination of these emoticons. They might pertain to the state's nicknames, a wordplay-kind of emoji combination to spell out the state's name, or alluding to what they're essentially known for, thanks to several key cities within their state limits. If you know your U.S. geography, this is a cinch! 

So, try it! Have a great trip!

Texas NEW What state do you think this is?
Vermont
Texas
Did you guess Texas for this one? Way to go, Lone Star State fan!
South Dakota
Washington

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Kansas NEW How about this one?
Kansas
That is indeed Kansas, being the Sunflower State. That flower is their official flower.
Tennessee
Virginia
South Carolina

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Virginia NEW And this one?
Utah
Wisconsin
South Carolina
Virginia
Indeed, Virginia gave birth to so many U.S. statesmen and presidents. Some were Founding Fathers, too!

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Wyoming
Rhode Island
Montana
Montana is the Treasure State, as shown in this emoji. That's because the state is very abundant when it comes to supplies of different mineral reserves.
North Dakota

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Maine NEW How about this emoji?
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Maine
This is about the state of Maine. Its capital city is Augusta.
Oregon

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Delaware NEW This emoji pertains to which state?
Delaware
Delaware is nicknamed the First State. It was indeed the very first official state of the newly independent USA back in 1787, hence the nickname.
Oregon
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania

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New Jersey NEW How about these emojis?
Minnesota
Rhode Island
Oklahoma
New Jersey
New Jersey's capital is Trenton. But you also have to visit the lively cities like Atlantic City and Jersey City.

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Idaho NEW What about these?
Ohio
Idaho
Indeed, you can find potatoes and mine a lot of gems in the Gem State. That's the nickname of Idaho.
Mississippi
New Mexico

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Utah NEW And this one?
Utah
The Beehive State known as Utah doesn't really produce a lot of honey. The nickname is supposed to be an analogy for hardworking industrial workers of the state, much like worker bees.
North Dakota
Missouri
New York

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South Dakota NEW Which state is this, based on these emojis?
North Carolina
Massachusetts
South Dakota
Yes, you can see Mount Rushmore in the state of South Dakota. Rush over to see it!
Florida

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Arizona NEW The emojis tell us that this is which state?
Arizona
Did you know that Arizona officially became a state on a Valentine's Day? That's why that nickname stuck, aside from many others.
New York
Michigan
Georgia

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Georgia NEW How about this one?
New Mexico
Georgia
The peach is the official state fruit of Georgia because it's a proud produce of their land. You should taste their harvest!
North Carolina
Minnesota

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Minnesota NEW And this set?
Hawaii
Idaho
New Jersey
Minnesota
Minnesota's Great Seal has a French motto pertaining to the Star of the North. That's why they're nicknamed the North Star State.

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North Dakota NEW Can you identify which state this is?
North Dakota
North Dakota shares an area known as the International Peace Garden with Manitoba. The US-Canada border is there, obviously.
New Hampshire
Arizona
California

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Tennessee NEW Can you identify this one?
Nevada
Arkansas
Tennessee
Tennessee is nicknamed The Volunteer State. You can volunteer to see Elvis Presley's Graceland here, too.
Vermont

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Hawaii NEW And this is about the state of...?
Hawaii
Hawaii, the Aloha state, is not actually within the mainland of the U.S. It was a territory of the USA first before it officially became a state in 1959.
Nebraska
Virginia
Ohio

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Rhode Island NEW Can you tell which state this is?
Oklahoma
Montana
Rhode Island
The Ocean State known as Rhode Island is indeed near an ocean. That's the Atlantic Ocean we're talking about.
Illinois

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Florida NEW This is easy! What state is this?
Florida
Florida's capital is Tallahassee. But a lot of families with kids usually troop to Orlando to visit Epcot Center.
Missouri
Oregon
Indiana

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Washington NEW You got this! What state is this?
Alaska
Nevada
Mississippi
Washington
Washington state is called the Evergreen State. Its capital is Olympia.

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Colorado NEW Which of the 50 states is this one?
Minnesota
New Hampshire
Colorado
When America officially turned 100 years old, Colorado officially became a state. That's why its nickname is the Centennial State.
Arizona

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Nebraska NEW This pertains to which U.S. state?
District of Columbia
Nebraska
Did you know that Kool-Aid was invented here in Nebraska? It was founded in Hastings in the 1920s.
Michigan
Birmingham

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South Carolina NEW These emojis refer to which state?
Montgomery
Tuscaloosa
South Carolina
Palmetto is a kind of palm tree, which is South Carolina's official state tree. Hence, that's their nickname.
Massachusetts

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New York NEW Another easy one! Which state is this?
Hoover
Mobile
Maryland
New York
Where to find Liberty, Broadway and the Brooklyn Bridge? They're all in New York City, which is in the state of New York.

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Kentucky NEW And this one, too! Where is this?
Kentucky
The Kentucky Derby is held in Louisville. A lot of horse race fanatics go there annually.
Maine
Florence
Fayetteville

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Alaska NEW Can you identify this U.S. state?
Kansas
Alaska
You can visit Fairbanks, Juneau, or Anchorage in Alaska. They're all really cold places.
Kentucky
Louisiana

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Nevada NEW Can you guess which U.S. state is this?
Springdale
Jonesboro
Iowa
Nevada
Nevada's capital is Carson City. But gamblers flock to Las Vegas more, of course.

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Missouri NEW Can you tell which state is alluded to here?
Missouri
Missouri has many nicknames. The Show-Me State is one of them.
Indiana
Conway
Rogers

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Arkansas NEW Do you know which state this is?
Florida
Arkansas
Arkansas used to be nicknamed The Bear State for a long time. But they recently replaced it with The Natural State.
Jacksonville
Illinois

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California NEW Can you correctly identify this state?
Miami
Tampa
Idaho
California
Since Hollywood is there, California is seen by many as the mecca of the entertainment industry. They're kinda right in a way, but the Golden State offers more than that.

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Wisconsin NEW This is for which state?
Orlando
Hawaii
Wisconsin
Have you had cheese from Wisconsin? They're not known as America's Dairyland for nothing, so try it!
Hialeah

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West Virginia NEW Which state is symbolized by these emojis?
West Virginia
West Virginia's capital is Charleston. Its state motto is montani semper liberi (mountaineers are always free).
Georgia
Tallahassee
Atlanta

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Mississippi This symbol is for which state?
Columbus
Savannah
Florida
Mississippi
Mississippi's capital is Jackson, and its nickname is the Magnolia State. When you visit, make sure to take a peek at the famous Mississippi River.

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Louisiana NEW These are for which of the U.S. states?
Louisiana
People head over to New Orleans in Louisiana for the Mardi Gras celebration. It's indeed worth the trip!
Delaware
Athens
Roswell

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Wyoming NEW Any guesses on which state this is?
Macon
Louisville
Wyoming
Wyoming has a great historical track record when it comes to women's suffrage. That's why it's called the Equality State.
Connecticut

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Vermont
Aside from being known for its maple syrup, Vermont was the first to celebrate same-sex marriages in the U.S., approved since 2009.
Colorado
Lexington
Frankfort

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New Hampshire NEW You got this! Which state is represented here?
California
Owensboro
Richmond
New Hampshire
John Irving immortalized New Hampshire in his 1981 novel "Hotel New Hampshire." It was made into a film in 1984.

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Pennsylvania NEW U.S. geography whiz, what's this state?
Georgetown
Pennsylvania
The location of Pennsylvania within the 13 Colonies of yore bore it the name Keystone State. It's really historically rich a state.
Arkansas
Shreveport

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Alabama NEW Emoji expert, this is for which state?
Alabama
Alabama is also called the Heart of Dixie!
Arizona
Alexandria
Jackson

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Illinois This emoji refers to which of the U.S. states?
Biloxi
Southaven
Illinois
The Land of Lincoln is a nickname of Illinois. That's because that certain president's political career flourished there until his presidency.
Alaska

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Iowa NEW And finally, which state is this one?
Alabama
Gulfport
Tupelo
Iowa
This is Iowa. See the eye, and the oh! And of course, waaaaaaa! Have fun sightseeing there!

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