Name Every US Capital, and We’ll Guess Where You Grew Up

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Teresa McGlothlin

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About This Quiz

Every elementary school student in the United States has to learn the state capitals. Can you take your mind back there and remember all 50 of them? Once you make it through 50 questions about the 50 cities that serve as the states' governmental hubs, you'll give away the state where you grew up. 

How could naming the state capitals tell us where you spent your formative years? Though we can't give away the exact geographical science behind it, we can assure you that your home state has left a few markers you'll never shake. For instance, native New Yorkers might be a little more aggressive in their answers while a true Georgia peach might take their sweet time getting them all right. There's no right or wrong way to choose a state's crowning jewel. The way you do it will say a lot, though. 

No matter where you first called home, your attempt to name all the capitals will draw out the traits you learned from growing up where you did. Will they still be strong enough to point us in the right direction, or will we need to try again? Give it your best shot, and let us take our best guess. Will we get it right? 

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Virginia's capital was home to the nation's first hospital, but do you know its name?

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It's either "roll tide" or "war eagle" in Alabama. What's the capital city?

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Dorothy and Toto might not have been in Kansas anymore, but what capital city IS there?

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In Connecticut, they call their capital "The Insurance Capital of The World." What name do the rest of us call it?

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Arizona's capital is also the most populated, but do you know which one it is?

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Mississippi's capital was named after a general in the War of 1812. Which city is it?

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It's not Miami, but which Florida town does get the distinction of being the capital?

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If you wanted to visit the Potter Park Zoo in Michigan's capital city, where would you go?

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Colorado's capital is called the "Mile High City." Can you name it?

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Which one of these Delaware cities is both the capital and home to a huge NASCAR race?

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Do you know the name of the Hawaiian capital that sits on the island of Oahu?

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If Louisiana's state capital isn't New Orleans, which city is?

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What is the name of the Maine capital that rests in Kennebec County?

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Are you wicked cool enough to choose the capital of New England's Massachusetts?

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North Dakota's capital sits on the Missouri River, and it's named what?

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What's the name of the Minnesota capital that has 3.6 million citizens?

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Chicago is not the capital of Illinois. Which city gets that honor?

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Which of these cities is the capital of the "Cornhusker State" of Nebraska?

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In 1864, Nevada's capital city was named after a local mountain man. Which name is right?

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Which Iowa city is the capital and the site of the Iowa General Assembly?

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New Hampshire's capital shares its name with a popular type of grape. What is it?

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What is Idaho's capital? It's the 15th fastest growing city in the United States.

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What's the name of New Jersey's capital which falls in the Greater New York City Statistical Area?

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What musical town is the home of Tennessee's state capital?

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The capital of New York is 135 miles from the state's largest city. Do you know what it is?

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Rhode Island might be a small state, but its capital is full of charm. What's the name of it?

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Can you name the South Dakota capital that was named after a fur trader?

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Oregon's capital city has the same name as a famous town in Massachusetts. Which one is right?

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Which of Ohio's larger towns currently serves as the capital city of "The Buckeye State?"

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The capital of Missouri is located in the middle of the state. What name does it have?

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Which California city gets its claim to fame by having capital status?

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Try not to think too hard about the name of Oklahoma's capital! Which city is it?

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It only has 50,000 residents, but which city is Pennsylvania's capital?

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Which of Alaska's panhandle cities has been the capital since 1906?

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What's been the name of the South Carolina capital since 1786?

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Everyone knows about Roswell, but it's not New Mexico's capital. Which city is the state's hub?

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If you were having barbecue in North Carolina's capital, where would you be?

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What city serves as the capital in "The Bluegrass State" of Kentucky?

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This Texas capital sits near Lady Bird Lake, but what name is it given?

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Which city sits on Puget Sound and has been Washington's capital since 1853?

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Do you know the name of Montana's capital, which sits in Lewis and Clark County?

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Where in West Virginia would you find the capital building's gold dome?

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Maryland's state capital is informally called Naptown and formally called what?

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Indiana's capital has the Greek word for "city" in it, but do you know which one is right?

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In 1970, a new capital building was built in which Wisconsin city?

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What's the capital of "The Natural State," Arkansas?

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Georgia's capital is the most populated capital in the United States. Which city is it?

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Wyoming's capital city is nicknamed the "Frontier City," but what's the actual name of it?

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