The Ultimate State Outline Quiz!

By: Jacqueline Samaroo

The Ultimate State Outline Quiz!
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About This Quiz

Can you state the correct answers in this U.S. state quiz?

No matter how big or small, urban or rural, or hot or cold they may be, it takes all fifty states to make up one of the greatest countries in the world, and they are all important in their own ways. As countries go, the United States of America is fairly young, but that hasn't stopped it from becoming a powerful force on a global scale. The United States has grown significantly from its modest beginnings as the original Thirteen Colonies, all the way up to now fifty states. The most recently added state is half an ocean away, in the middle of the Pacific.

In this quiz we're going to put your knowledge of geography and the United States to the ultimate test. We're going to just show you an outline of a U.S. state and it's up to you to figure out the correct name! Some U.S. states, like Alaska and Hawaii or even Texas and Florida, may be easy to figure out, but how well do you know Wyoming? Could you easily tell it apart from Colorado? 

How well do you remember elementary school geography? Let's jump right into this quiz and find out!

Colorado Do you know the name of this "rocky" state?
Idaho
Colorado
This outline belongs to Colorado, a state that can be found in the Western United States. Colorado is the home of the highest peak of the Rockies and of Denver, the Mile High City.
Illinois
Utah

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Maine Do you know the name of this pine-tree-filled state?
Maine
Maine is the state shown here. It is located in the Northeastern United States. Maine is the location of West Quoddy Head, the easternmost point in the contiguous United States.
Idaho
Texas
New Mexico

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Indiana Do you know the name of this cardinal-loving state?
Alaska
Florida
Wyoming
Indiana
Indiana is the state shown here. It is located in the Midwestern United States, with the cardinal as its state bird. Indiana is also one of the eight states that make up the Great Lakes Region, along with the Canadian province of Ontario.

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Hawaii Do you know the name of this island state?
Hawaii
This outline belongs to Hawaii, a state that can be found in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is notable for several reasons: it is the only state that is made up entirely of islands, the only state that is actually located outside of North America, and the most recently admitted state.
Ohio
North Dakota
Washington

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California Do you know the name of this iconic showbiz state?
Pennsylvania
California
This outline belongs to California, a state that can be found in the Pacific Region of the United States. One of the most recognizable states in the country, California has the largest population and is a global leader in the film industry.
Iowa
Wisconsin

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Rhode Island Do you know the name of this tiny state?
Hawaii
Rhode Island
Rhode Island is the state shown here. It is located in the Northeastern United States. It holds the distinction of being the smallest state in the country. Rhode Island is known as the Ocean State.
Utah
Ohio

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New Mexico Do you know the name of this enchanting state?
New Mexico
This outline belongs to New Mexico, a state that can be found in the Southwestern United States. As a result of its history and geographical location, New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanic and Latino Americans of all U.S. states.
Delaware
South Carolina
Maine

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Illinois Do you know the name of this Land of Lincoln?
Vermont
Colorado
Illinois
Illinois is the state shown here. It is located in the Midwestern United States. It is the home of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. and it is also known as the Land of Lincoln.
North Carolina

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Virginia What is the name of this presidential state?
New Jersey
Minnesota
Kansas
Virginia
This outline belongs to Virginia, a state that can be found in the Southeastern United States. It has been nicknamed the Mother of Presidents, due to the fact that it has been the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents.

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Pennsylvania Do you have the "key" to the name of this state?
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is the state shown here, located in the Northeastern United States. It was one of the Thirteen Colonies and the second state to ratify the United States Constitution.
Ohio
Tennessee
Virginia

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Idaho What it the name of this gem-filled state?
Louisiana
North Carolina
Idaho
This outline belongs to Idaho, a state that can be found in the Northwestern United States. It ranks in the bottom ten in terms of population density, but it is also larger than average, being the 14th largest state.
Kentucky

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New Jersey Do you know the name of this violet-loving state?
New Jersey
This outline belongs to New Jersey, a state that can be found in the Northeastern United States. It is a densely populated state (due to its close proximity to Philadelphia and New York City) but it is also the fourth smallest.
Alaska
Wisconsin
Virginia

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Washington What is the name of this Evergreen State?
Kansas
New York
Hawaii
Washington
Washington is the state shown here. It is located in the Western United States. It is named after the country’s first president, George Washington.

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Minnesota What is the name of this lake-filled state?
Arizona
Minnesota
Minnesota is the state shown here. It is located in the Midwestern United States. Its nickname, Land of 10,000 Lakes, reflects the more than 11,000 large lakes in the state.
Hawaii
Massachusetts

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Florida Do you know the name of this sunny state?
Wisconsin
Indiana
Florida
This outline belongs to Florida, a state that can be found in the Southeast of the United States. It is the state with the second longest coastline, Alaska being first by a huge margin.
Pennsylvania

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Louisiana Do you know the name of this pelican-loving state?
Wyoming
Massachusetts
Louisiana
Louisiana, the Pelican State, is located in the Southeastern United States. Louisiana is notable for its diverse multilingual and multicultural history.
Alaska

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Massachusetts What is the name of this cranberry-loving state?
Oklahoma
Louisiana
Massachusetts
This outline belongs to Massachusetts, a state that can be found in the Northeastern United States. It is known as the Bay State.
Minnesota

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Tennessee What is the name of this Volunteer State?
New Jersey
Oklahoma
North Dakota
Tennessee
This outline belongs to Tennessee, a state that can be found in the Southeastern region of the United States. It has a rich history of music (specifically county, rock and roll and blues) and the recording careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many other musicians all started here.

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Wyoming Do you know the name of this cowboy state?
Maine
Wyoming
Wyoming is the state shown here. It is located in the Western United States. It holds the distinction of being the state with the smallest population; however, it also ranks within the top ten when it comes to area.
Kentucky
Iowa

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Oregon What is the name of this Beaver State?
Oregon
Oregon is the state shown here. It is located in the Western United States. Oregon is one of only three mainland U.S. states that is washed by the Pacific Ocean, along with California and Washington.
New Mexico
West Virginia
Delaware

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Ohio What is the name of this state, where aviation was born?
New Hampshire
Tennessee
Rhode Island
Ohio
This outline belongs to Ohio, a state that can be found in the Midwestern United States. It is notable for being the birthplace for seven presidents of the United States.

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Texas What is the name of this Lone Star State?
Missouri
California
Vermont
Texas
This outline belongs to Texas, a state that can be found in the South-Central United States. It ranks second in population after California, and also second in size after Alaska.

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Oklahoma Can you guess the name of this state, "sooner" than later?
Missouri
Oklahoma
Oklahoma is the state shown here. It is located in the South Central United States. It is one of the largest producers of natural gas in the country.
Pennsylvania
Tennessee

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New Hampshire What is the name of this Granite State?
Virginia
New Hampshire
New Hampshire is the state shown here. It is located in the Northeastern United States. The state was the first British colony in North America to formally institute a government that was entirely independent of the Crown’s authority.
Montana
Kansas

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Kentucky Can you give the name of this commonwealth state?
Kentucky
Kentucky is the state shown here, located in the Southern United States. The state is officially designated as a commonwealth, one of only four states to have this title.
Colorado
North Carolina
Idaho

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Utah Do you know the name of this "busy" and "buzzing" state?
Delaware
Rhode Island
Utah
Utah, the Beehive State, is located in the Western United States. The state is perhaps most notable for its large Mormon population – accounting for over 60% of all residents.
Colorado

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New York What is the name of this state that is filled with "apple lovers"?
Minnesota
Washington
New York
This outline belongs to New York, a state that can be found in the Northeastern United States. It is the fourth most populous state in the country and also one of the original Thirteen Colonies.
Arizona

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Connecticut Do you know the name of the Constitution State?
Iowa
Indiana
Florida
Connecticut
Connecticut is the state shown here. It is located in the Northeastern United States. It is one of the original Thirteen Colonies and is part of the New England region.

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Delaware Which of these is the First State?
Rhode Island
West Virginia
Delaware
This outline belongs to Delaware, a state that can be found in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is notable for being the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, an action that earned it the nickname First State.
Oregon

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Arizona What is the name of this Grand Canyon State?
Arizona
Arizona is the state shown here. It is located in the Southwestern United States. Arizona is notable for being the last of the contiguous states to become a part of the U.S., making it the 48th state.
Massachusetts
Washington
New York

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Montana What is the name of this "treasured" state?
Arizona
New Hampshire
Montana
This outline belongs to Montana, a state that can be found in the Northwestern United States. It is attractive to tourists - about 12 million annually - largely due to its abundance of national parks and historic landmarks.
North Dakota

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West Virginia What is the name of this mountainous state?
Vermont
West Virginia
This outline belongs to West Virginia, a state that can be found in the Southern United States. It is notable for being created during the Civil War, and it was admitted to the Union in June of 1863.
Oregon
South Carolina

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North Carolina Do you know the name of this blueberry-filled state?
North Carolina
This outline belongs to North Carolina, a state that can be found in the Southeastern region of the United States. One notable thing about North Carolina is the fact that it is divided up into exactly 100 counties.
Kentucky
Illinois
Missouri

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Wisconsin What is the name of this badger-friendly state?
New Jersey
Wyoming
Wisconsin
Wisconsin is the state shown here. It is located in the Midwestern United States. It is notable for its abundance of Great Lakes coastline, second only to Michigan.
California

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Vermont Do you know the name of this state that has lush mountains?
California
Vermont
Vermont is the state shown here. It is located in the Northeastern United States and is known as the Green Mountain State.
Oregon
Texas

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Kansas Do you know the name of this state where the "flowers" shine bright like the "sun"?
New York
Montana
New Hampshire
Kansas
This outline belongs to Kansas, the Sunflower State, which can be found in the Midwestern United States. It is widely considered to be the geographical center of the contiguous United States.

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South Carolina What is the name of this milk-loving state?
Connecticut
New Mexico
West Virginia
South Carolina
South Carolina is the state that is shown here, located in the Southeastern United States. Milk is the official state beverage of South Carolina. It is notable in history for being the first state that voted in favor of secession from the Union.

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Iowa Can your "hawk-like eyes" take a look at this outline and figure out this state's name?
South Carolina
Missouri
Connecticut
Iowa
This outline belongs to Iowa, the Hawkeye State, which can be found in the Midwestern United States. It occupies a central location in the Corn Belt.

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Alaska What is the name of this northerly state?
Alaska
This outline belongs to Alaska, a state that is not a part of the contiguous United States. Instead, it can be found at the northwestern tip of North America, bordering Canada. It holds the distinction of being both the most sparsely populated state, but also the largest in terms of area.
Florida
Utah
Louisiana

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North Dakota Do you know the name of this "peaceful" state?
Oklahoma
Indiana
North Dakota
North Dakota is the state shown here. It is located in the Midwestern United States. It is home to the tallest man-made structure in the Western Hemisphere, the KVLY-TV mast.
Montana

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