Can You Identify the US Capital City from Its Capitol Building?

By: Olivia C

Can You Identify the US Capital City from Its Capitol Building?
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About This Quiz

People living in various U.S. states would definitely know what their Capitol building would look like. Yes, they would, even if they don't live in the capital city itself. That's U.S. state pride! You got yours? Good!

Can you name the Capitol buildings in the other states? That means you should also know where that building is located in the state. Of course, it has to be located in the capital city of the state. Therefore, you should also know the capital of each state! You with us so far? Good!

That's a great way of looking at the U.S. map: via its capital cities, state by state. And what better markers to use than the state's Capitol building. After all, most -- if not all -- of these buildings hold their own history, rich and very colorful. These buildings have been silent witnesses to their state's growth, destruction, rebuilding, and continuation. If their walls could ta;l, they would tell you a million thoughts about what transpired there, inside and out.

So, you think you could take a look at the Capitol buildings and guess the capital city where they're located? Then let's go go go!

Sacramento In which west coast state Capital is this building located?
San Diego
San Francisco
Sacramento
Sacramento is the capital of California. Nope, it's not Los Angeles!
Santa Cruz

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Albany Are you familiar with this Capitol building on the east coast? Where is it?
Rochester
Albany
Albany is the capital of New York. It's really far from New York City, where people are used to going.
Buffalo
Yonkers

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Austin Where is this Capitol building located?
Austin
Austin is in Texas. They love country music there!
Arlington
Fort Worth
Dallas

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Olympia How about this Capitol building?
Ivanka
Sampaguita
Olympia
Olympia is the capital of the state of Washington. But the biggest city in that state is actually Seattle, the more popular one for tourists.
Magnolia

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Carson City Give a gamble and tell us where this one is!
Leno City
Corben City
Conan City
Carson City
Carson City is the capital of Nevada. But, of course, everyone goes to Vegas!

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Trenton
Trenton is the capital of New Jersey. But Newark is the biggest city in the state.
Samville
Libertyville
Jacksonville

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Harrisburg Spot where this Capitol building is located!
North Carolina
Harrisburg
Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is the biggest city in the state, though.
North Dakota
West Virginia

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Springfield Where is this situated?
Springwell
Springsteen
Springbreak
Springfield
Springfield is the capital of Illinois. Hmm, is this where the Simpsons live, too?

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Honolulu In which capital city is this Capitol building located?
Kamehameha
Honolulu
Hawaii is the state, Honolulu is the capital. But they're both located outside the continental U.S.
Waikiki
Oahu

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Boston Can you guess where this is?
Boston
Boston sure has a lot of nicknames! It's the capital of Massachusetts, a historically-rich state, hence the many nuances of its cities.
Bartocamus
Blimper
Bodacious

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Little Rock Tell us where this Capitol building is!
Steep Hill
Major Falls
Little Rock
Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas. It's not exactly little, since it has a large population.
Deep Valley

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Juneau Where is this cold, cold, cold, Capitol building?
Iceland
Newfoundland
Juneau
Juneau is the capital of Alaska. Always bring your winter jackets here!
Siberia

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Tallahassee How about this Capitol building?
Tallahassee
Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida. So many great talents come from this city.
Jacksonville
Orlando
Miami-Dade

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Samapolis
Persepolis
Indianapolis
Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana. It's where Steve McQueen, Vivica Fox, and Brendan Fraser are from.
Carjacpolis

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Baton Rouge Party on! Where is this?
Baton Rouge
If New Orleans is the party place, Baton Rouge is the political place for Louisiana. It's the state capital, after all.
Au Revoir
S'il Vous Plait
Erasmus Mundus

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Annapolis And this one is where?
Stanford
Annapolis
Annapolis is the capital of Maryland. It has a long and notable history.
Harvard
Yale

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Richmond Can you tell us which capital city this is?
Criana
Satehood
Richmond
Richmond is the state capital of Virginia. But it's a different place than Richmond County.
Clambake

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Providence Can you provide us the state capital where this building is located?
Parkinson
Providence
The capital of Rhode Island is Providence. It's really an old city, but still bustling!
Plurality
Pleasantville

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Topeka Where is this midwestern state capital?
Virginia Beach
Montpelier
Topeka
Topeka is the capital of Kansas. It's home to the Menninger family of renowned psychiatrists.
San Bernardino

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Montgomery Where in the south is this Capitol building located?
Montgomery
Montgomery is the capital of Alabama. Hank Williams Sr. and Nat King Cole are from here, icons of two music genres in America.
Greenbow
Marquinton
Aliana

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Salem Where in the west coast is this one?
Manchester
Concord
Jackson
Salem
You can see the Oregon State Capitol in the downtown area of Salem, the state's capital.

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Atlanta Where is this southeastern capital?
Oakland
Inglewood
Calabasas
Atlanta
See the Georgia State Capitol building in the downtown Atlanta area. That's where CNN Center is also located.

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Santa Fe It's old, sure, but still cool. Where is this?
Santa Catalina
Santa Fe
New Mexico's capital is originally known as La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís. But it's just Santa Fe now.
Santa Barbara
Santa Clarita

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Dover Are you aware of where this is?
Dover
Dover is the capital of Delaware. If you're a NASCAR fan, you should check out the Dover International Speedway.
Montana
Nebraska
Ohio

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Lansing Where in the Great Lakes is this one?
Columbus
Lansing
You can see the Michigan State Capitol in downtown Lansing. The Cooley Law School Stadium is also nearby.
Oklahoma City
Minneapolis

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Lincoln Where is this very presidential state capital?
Lincoln
Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska. You can see the Nebraska State Capitol building there, which was designed by a New York architect.
Philadelphia
Washington
Bronx

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Columbus Explore where this is, and name the capital!
Manhattan
Omaha
Columbus
Visit the Ohio Statehouse Capitol Square when you're in Columbus. Jack Hanna is from here!
Billings

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Phoenix Rise up from the ashes and tell us where this is!
St. Falls
Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital of Arizona. Its nickname is Valley of the Sun.
Concord
Bismark

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Des Moines Cruise along the Mississippi River and tell us where this state Capitol building is!
Des Moines
Visit the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. The capital city's nickname is Hartford of the West.
Jersey City
Brooklyn
San Diego

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Jackson In which southern state capital can you find this fine building?
Juneau
Jackson
Stroll along the Mississippi State Capitol area to get a sense of the capital's vibe. The capital city is Jackson.
Des Moines
Charlotte

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Cheyenne Climb up and tell us where this is!
Augusta
New Orleans
Louisville
Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming. Neil Diamond once lived there.

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Salt Lake City You can almost taste it, so tell us where this is located.
Salt Lake City
See the Utah State Capitol located in Salt Lake City. You can then see the main headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is also located in this city.
Wilmington
Louisiana
Wichita

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Denver Well, color me cool if you can tell where you find this state Capitol.
Anchorage
Birmingham
Denver
Denver is the capital of Colorado. Controversial comedian-TV star Roseanne Barr is from here.
Los Angeles

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St. Paul It's not a minuscule fact to know where this is located. So where is it?
St. Paul
St. Paul is the state capital of Minnesota. It's part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area there, known as Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Fargo
Albuquerque
Manchester

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Charleston It may not be the east, but this is definitely where?
Detroit
Baltimore
Charleston
Visit the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston. It's along Kanawha Boulevard.
Raleigh

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Frankfort C'mon and tell us where this is located.
Frankfort
The Kentucky State Capitol is located in Frankfort. The capital city listed this building in the National Register of Historic Places.
Helena
Newark
Portland

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Boise I do hope you know where this is; so do tell!
Omaha
Jefferson City
Boise
The Idaho State Capitol is located in Boise. There's a replica of the Liberty Bell displayed in front of it.
Billings

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Hartford Connect with us and tell us where this state capital is...
Houston
Nashville
Hartford
The Connecticut State Capitol is located in Hartford. They offer guided tours for interested visitors.
Pierre

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Augusta It may or may not be where you think it is, so take a guess and tell us!
Augusta
This Capitol building is located in Augusta, the capital of Maine. But did you know that the city has fewer than 20,000 people living there?
Seattle
Milwaukee
Houston

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Madison Another one from the midwest! Where is this located?
Sioux Falls
Charleston
Montpelier
Madison
Madison is the capital of Wisconsin. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright and artist Georgia O'Keeffe are from there!

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