Name a Valid U.S. State #2

Name any of the U.S. states that belong in each selected category.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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Last updated: March 1, 2022
First submittedFebruary 18, 2020
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that borders at least 7 other states
Missouri | Tennessee | Colorado | Kentucky
whose capital starts with A
Georgia | Maine | Maryland | New York | Texas
admitted to the Union during the Civil War
West Virginia | Nevada
with more males than females
Alaska | North Dakota | Wyoming |
South Dakota | Utah | Montana | Colorado |
Idaho | Nevada | Hawaii
where less than 20% of land is forested
North Dakota | Nebraska | South Dakota | Kansas |
Iowa | Illinois | Nevada | Wyoming
where at least 5% of residents are Mormon
(other than Utah)
Alaska | Arizona | Idaho | Wyoming
whose capital was named for a President
Mississippi | Missouri | Nebraska | Wisconsin
where at least 14.9% of workers are employed
in manufacturing
Indiana | Michigan | Wisconsin | Iowa | Ohio
with more cows than people
South Dakota | Nebraska | Montana | North Dakota |
Wyoming | Kansas | Idaho | Iowa | Oklahoma
where at least 40% of residents live in the largest city
New York | Alaska
that shares its name with a tributary of the
Mississippi River
Arkansas | Iowa | Illinois | Minnesota | Missouri | Ohio |
Tennessee | Wisconsin
that get less than 1 tornado per year on average
Alaska | Rhode Island | Vermont
that doesn't have state income tax
Alaska | Florida | Nevada | South Dakota | Tennessee |
Texas | Washington | Wyoming
that has no cities with a population over 100,000
Delaware | Maine | Vermont | West Virginia | Wyoming
that mines more coal than Pennsylvania
West Virginia | Wyoming
with a U.S. military academy
Connecticut | Colorado | Maryland | New York
where Ernest Hemingway lived
Illinois | Missouri | Florida | Idaho
voted for Trump in 2016 but Biden in 2020
Arizona | Georgia | Michigan | Pennsylvania | Wisconsin
became a state in 1959
Alaska | Hawaii
that has a Z in its name
Arizona
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Level 72
Feb 18, 2020
Would be nice with a little more time, I was halfway through with 30 secs left and had to rush through the last and missed some obvious ones. Also, I think that I'm not the only one since the two least guessed are the two last questions. They are not the hardest ones.
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2020
Added another minute.
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Level 84
Mar 11, 2020
First try finished with almost 2 minutes left.
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Level 86
Feb 18, 2020
Not sure what other questions would only have New York and Alaska as the answer.
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2020
How about "States associated with William H. Seward". Bit of a stretch...
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Level 72
Mar 3, 2020
The only two states whose standard-issue license plate features blue plate numbers on a gold background!
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Level 92
Feb 18, 2020
Wisconsin River is a tributary of the Mississippi
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2020
Added, thanks!
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Level 73
Feb 19, 2020
The Minnesota River is a tributary of the Mississippi River.
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Level ∞
Feb 19, 2020
Added
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Level 82
Feb 19, 2020
Tried Rhode Island for the 40% question - given that the Providence metro area is about 152% of the population of the state, but I guess you're going for city proper - a metric, which personally, I've never liked as its kinda artificial.
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Level 72
Mar 3, 2020
Thanks, I learned a fun fact.
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Level 61
Mar 5, 2020
"That mines more coal that Pennsylvania"
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Level 87
Mar 11, 2020
Even though he might not have technically "lived" in Michigan, Hemingway certainly spent enough extended time there to make it a correct answer. Especially since the house on Walloon Lake is on the register of historic places as the Hemingway Cottage.
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Level 75
Mar 11, 2020
Does Colorado really border seven other states? I assume you're counting Arizona as the seventh. They meet at Four Corners, but in my mind that doesn't constitute a border.
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Level 67
Mar 4, 2022
The question is "can a single point constitute a political border?"

My gut feeling is it can, but I also recognize there's a lot of weirdness to it. Like you can't cross a border that's a singular point without also temporarily crossing the borders of a third state.

But even though the Four Corners may be a single point on the ground, I'd assume there's also a vertical component to the borders as well (air space). That's a line. I'm no mathematician, but I believe that's the z-axis

So, ostensibly if you're cool with borders that touch along an x or y axis on the ground, then shouldn't a z axis count as well? Or do two states need to share a geometric plane to be considered bordering?

Really, though, in the politics of borders and geography, how much does math really matter if Congress can just pass a law declaring something to be so? Anyway, I'm just thinking out loud...

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Level 64
Sep 7, 2022
But if you consider Colorado and Arizona to border, then can New Mexico and Utah possibly be considered bordering? It really doesn't make sense.
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Level 71
Apr 26, 2020
New Hampshire doesn’t have a state income tax.
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Level 67
Mar 20, 2021
Seconded. I retyped it multiple times. And they're rather proud of it too. Although I looked it up and there is a 5% tax on interest and dividends. Don't know if that counts.
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Level ∞
Jul 1, 2021
Interest and dividends are income, so yes, this is an income tax. For comparison, as a Washington state resident I am not required to file any paperwork with the state whatsoever. It is very nice.
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Level 66
Apr 18, 2021
New Hampshire doesn't have an income tax.
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Level 55
Sep 8, 2021
we do kinda
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Level 83
Jul 1, 2021
The Iowa River is a tributary of the Mississippi River. Flows into the Mississippi around the Wapello/Oakville area in Southeastern Iowa.
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Level ∞
Jul 1, 2021
Added, thanks.
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Level 67
Jul 30, 2021
Tennessee does not have state income tax for anyone now as Hall Income Tax was repealed
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Level ∞
Mar 1, 2022
Updated, thanks.
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Level 85
Mar 4, 2022
Typing "Texas" doesn't work for the income tax question, even though it displayed as an answer when I guessed one of the other correct states.
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Level ∞
Mar 4, 2022
Fixed, thanks!
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Level 50
Mar 4, 2022
Nebraska's 2nd Congressional district voted for Trump in 16 and flipped to Biden in 20
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Level 67
Mar 4, 2022
They called it "Joemaha," which is just so great.
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Level 51
Mar 4, 2022
YOU USED MY STATE FLAG FOR THE IMAGE :DDDDDDDD
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Level 46
Mar 8, 2022
NH has no state income tax
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Level 29
Jul 22, 2022
Really enjoying this series. I agree with a previous commenter, though, Colorado only borders six states. A single point is infinitely small, so there's no common border with Arizona, IMO.