Can You Correctly Name All 50 State Capitals?

By: Olivia Cantor
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Can You Correctly Name All 50 State Capitals?
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About This Quiz

The United States of America is made up of several states that run their own systems of governance, but of course, there is an overall governing body for the entire country as well. With a country as big as that, this kind of political system works.

Regarding its geography, America is such a vast land that not even Americans themselves have roamed around their entire country, let alone their entire subregion -- or even their own state, for that matter. You can only travel as much as you can, depending on what you do for a living anyway. It also costs a lot of money to go around and travel on a whim. Those who travel because their jobs require them to are such lucky ones! They can sightsee the various offerings of each state while doing their job! Cool, huh?

For the rest of us folks who don't have most of those luxuries, we can always find ways to have fun. So, for starters, let's play this game, shall we? Let's see if you know all of the capitals of the states. Ready for this? Go go go!

We all know that New York City is in New York state, but what’s the state capital?
Buffalo
Albany
Albany is the recognized state capital of New York. But it's not the largest city in the state, though; that would be NYC.
Rochester
Mount Vernon

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Super sunny California’s capital is which equally sunny city?
Monterey
Los Angeles
San Diego
Sacramento
Sacramento is the state capital of California. Its nickname is Sactown.

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What state has Tallahassee as its capital?
Rhode Island
Florida
Tallahassee is the capital of Florida. Rhode Island's capital is Providence and Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana.
Louisiana
None of the above

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Baton Rouge is the state capital of which Mardi Gras-celebrating state?
Louisiana
The Pelican State of Louisiana cites Baton Rouge as its capital. But Mardi Gras happens in New Orleans.
Colorado
Hawaii
Iowa

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If you’re saying hello from Honolulu, in which state are you?
Utah
Oregon
Hawaii
If you like beaches, pineapples, and volcanoes, visit Hawaii. Their state capital is Honolulu.
Texas

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In which of the following states will you find Trenton?
New Jersey
Trenton is the state capital of New Jersey. Meanwhile, Santa Fe and Concord are the state capitals of New Mexico and New Hampshire, respectively.
New Mexico
New Hampshire
New York

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Contrary to popular belief, Las Vegas isn't the capital of Nevada, but this city is.
Eureka
Storey
Washoe
Carson City
Carson City is a county. But it's also the capital city of desert-filled Nevada.

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The cool city of Boston is the capital of which state?
Indiana
Massachusetts
Massachusetts' capital is Boston. It gets really cold there during winter!
Michigan
Nebraska

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Between Arkansas and Minnesota, where can you find Little Rock?
Arkansas
Little Rock is the state capital of Arkansas. Minnesota's capital is the vibrant city of St. Paul.
Minnesota
Montana
Iowa

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Where in the US of A is Springfield?
Wyoming
Tennessee
Illinois
Springfield is the capital of Illinois. Nope, sorry, it's not Chicago.
Ohio

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The state of Oklahoma has this similar-sounding capital. What is it?
Oklahoma City
It's funny to have the state capital name similar to the state name. But that's the case with Oklahoma City, capital of Oklahoma.
Tulsa
Moore
Stillwater

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Of North Carolina and North Dakota, where can you spot Bismarck?
North Carolina
North Dakota
North Dakota's capital is Bismarck. Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina.
California
Alaska

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What's the capital of the great state of Texas?
Austin
With so many cities from which to choose from in Texas, Austin is its capital.
Galveston
San Antonio
Houston

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What's the capital of Washington state?
Seattle
Olympia
Washington's capital is Olympia. But people might be more familiar with Seattle, due to the coffee for which it's known.
Spokane
Tacoma

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Between Idaho and Ohio, where will you find Columbus?
Arizona
Ohio
Idaho's capital is Boise. It's Ohio that cites its capital as Columbus.
Kansas
Vermont

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Where can you find Atlanta?
Pennsylvania
Georgia
Georgia's capital is Atlanta. It's such a media hub now, thanks to CNN whose headquarter is there.
West Virginia
Arizona

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Of Utah or Iowa, where do you find Des Moines?
Utah
Iowa
Iowa has Des Moines as its state capital. Salt Lake City, Utah, is where the Mormons established themselves.
Maine
Texas

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Alaska has which city as its capital?
Juneau
Juneau is both a city and a borough. It's also the capital of Alaska.
Anchorage
Sicily
Homer

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Where is Helena, in Montana or Vermont?
Vermont
Montana
Montana's state capital is Helena. Meanwhile, Vermont has Montpelier as its capital.
Delaware
Maryland

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What's the capital of Oregon?
Portland
Eugene
Salem
Salem is the capital of Oregon. Its nickname is The Cherry City.
Hillsboro

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Do you point to South Carolina or South Dakota if you want to go to Pierre?
South Dakota
You point to South Dakota if people ask for its capital, Pierre. You point them to South Carolina if they want to go to its capital of Columbia.
South Carolina
California
Alabama

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To which state should you travel if you want to see its capital of Topeka?
Michigan
New Hampshire
Kansas
You travel to The Sunflower State if you want to see Topeka. That's in Kansas.
Tennessee

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Augusta is the capital of which state?
Maine
Augusta is the state capital of Maine. Don't mistake it for the city with the same name in Georgia.
Nebraska
Pennsylvania
West Virginia

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If you want to see Montgomery, do you head to Alabama or Nebraska?
Nebraska
Alabama
Nebraska's capital is Lincoln. Therefore, you head over to Alabama if you want to reach the historic city of Montgomery.
Carolina
Virginia

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What is Wyoming's capital?
Rawlins
Laramie
Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming.
Casper

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Do you go to Pennsylvania or Arizona if you want to visit Phoenix?
Pennsylvania
Arizona
Flying to Phoenix? You'll be landing in Arizona for that. Pennsylvania's capital is Harrisburg.
Virginia
Oklahoma

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Where is Annapolis?
Delaware
Kentucky
Maryland
Annapolis is the recognized capital of Maryland. Baltimore is also there.
New Mexico

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Between West Virginia or just Virginia, where do you find Richmond?
North Virginia
East Virginia
West Virginia
Virginia
Virginia's capital is Richmond. It's West Virginia that has Charleston as its capital.

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Frankfort is the capital of which state?
Kentucky
Frankfort is in Kentucky, and it's the state capital. There are also at least six more states with a city named Frankfort.
Mississippi
Louisiana
Wisconsin

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Of Michigan or Missouri, where do you find Lansing?
Missouri
Michigan
That would be Michigan. Missouri's capital is Jefferson City.
Mississippi
Minnesota

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What is Indiana's capital?
Indianapolis
Indianapolis is such a happening city, and it's got multicultural fun things to offer. It's not nicknamed as the "Crossroads of America" for nothing!
Lafayette
Fort Wayne
Carmel

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Is Nashville found in Tennessee​ or Mississippi?
Texas
Mississippi
Tennessee
Country music fans know that Nashville is located in Tennessee. The capital of Mississippi is Jackson.
Alabama

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Madison is the capital of which state?
Rhode Island
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Madison has a little more than 200,000 people, according to census takers. It's in Dane County in the state of Wisconsin.
Ohio

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If you find yourself in the capital city of Hartford, in which state are you in?
Connecticut
Hartford is in Connecticut. And so is Bridgeport.
Colorado
California
Kentucky

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Between Dover and Denver, which one is the capital of Delaware?
Des Moines
Denver
Dover
Dover is the capital of Delaware. Colorado's capital is Denver.
Detroit

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