Can You Pass this State Capitals Quiz?

By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

Think you know your way around the land of the free? America may be one of the newer countries to enter the global scene, but it has dominated it for generations. It is referred to as the United States of America for a reason. Each state is unique and plays its own part in shaping the American identity. Whether it comes down to historic importance, cultural importance, or place as a thriving modern-day powerhouse, there is a lot to be found in every US state. The same goes for each of the 50 state capitals.  

While some say that there are 52 states, which includes Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, neither of these is technically a US state. Washington D.C. is a federal district and Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the US. Technically, the first state was Delaware and the last was Hawaii, which was admitted in 1959. These states, of course, have their own unique and interesting capitals.   

If you are a United States geography expert who is ready to take a virtual road trip through the state capitals of the US of A, then put your patriotic state capital knowledge to the test with this very American quiz! 

_____ is the state capital of New York.

Albany is the capital of New York. It was the first European settlement in what would become the state of New York.

What is the capital of Colorado?

Denver is the capital of Colorado. Its nickname is Mile High City because it's exactly one mile above sea level. This makes it the highest major city in America.

Where can you find Austin?

Austin is the capital of Texas. It is the second most populous capital city after Phoenix, Arizona.

What is the capital of Hawaii?

Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii. It is a major portal into the US and international business hub. It is also the westernmost major US city.

The capital of Indiana is:

Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana. It is the 3rd most populous city in the American Midwest.

Where can you find Nashville?

Nashville is the capital and most populous city of Tennessee. It is a famous venue for country music.

________ is the capital of Minnesota.

Saint Paul is the capital of Minnesota. It is its second most-populous city.

The capital of Iowa is:

Iowa's capital is Des Moines. It is also its most populous city.

Where can you find Salt Lake City?

Salt Lake City is the capital and most populous city in Utah. It was known for its punk scene in the '80s and often abbreviated SLC.

What is the capital of Alabama?

Montgomery, Alabama is the capital of Alabama and its second largest city. It was selected as the first capital of the Confederate States of America and during the Civil Rights Movement was where the Montgomery Bus Boycott was held.

________ is the capital of New Mexico.

Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico. It was founded by Spanish colonists in 1610, making it the oldest state capital city in America.

The capital of Maryland is:

Annapolis is the capital of Maryland. It is a part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

Madison is the capital of:

Madison is the capital of Wisconsin. It is known as Madtown, Mad City and The City of Four Lakes.

Where is Charleston?

Charleston is the capital of West Virginia. It has about 50,000 residents.

_______ is the capital of Mississippi.

Jackson is the capital of Mississippi. It is the state's largest urban area and home to a number of jazz, blues and soul musicians.

The capital of Kansas is:

Topeka is the capital of Kansas. Its name comes from a regional Native American phrase relating to harvesting potatoes.

Where is Cheyenne?

Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming. It is also its most populous city.

What is the capital of California?

Sacramento is the capital of California. It's the 6th-largest city in California and the 35th largest in the US.

The capital of Massachusetts is:

Boston is the capital of Massachusetts. This historic city is the most populous city in New England.

Where can you find Richmond?

Richmond is the capital of Virginia. It is home to several government institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

What is the capital of Georgia?

Atlanta is the capital of Georgia. It is the center of the 9th-largest metropolitan area in America.

Providence is the capital of which state?

Providence is the capital of Rhode Island. It is one of the oldest cities in the US.

The capital of Kentucky is:

Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky. It is a small city of only about 25,000 people.

_________ is the capital of Montana.

Helena is the capital of Montana. It was initially founded as a gold camp during the Montana gold rush and today is one of the least populous US capitals.

What is the capital of Florida?

Tallahassee is the capital of Florida. It's the state's 7th largest city and home to Florida State University, one of the country's best public universities.

______ is the capital of New Jersey?

Trenton is the capital of New Jersey. It was initially settled by Quakers in 1679.

Oklahoma City is the capital of:

Oklahoma City is the largest city and capital of Oklahoma. Its metropolitan area is home to more than 1 million people.

Salem is the capital of:

Salem is the capital of Oregon. It is the third largest city in Oregon after Portland and Eugene.

__________ is the capital of Ohio.

Columbus is the capital of Ohio. It has a vibrant food scene.

Pierre is the capital of which state?

Pierre is the capital of South Dakota. It is one of the least populous state capitals in the United States.

Where is Olympia?

Olympia is the capital of Washington state. It is located 60 miles southwest of Seattle.

The capital of Louisiana is:

Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana. It is its second largest city and political hub.

What is the capital of Alaska?

Juneau is the capital of Alaska. It is the second largest city in the US by area.

Where can you find Montpelier?

Montpelier is the capital of Vermont. It is the least populous state capital in America.

Harrisburg is the capital of:

Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania. It hosts annually the largest outdoor sports show in North America.

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