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U.S. State Capitals Quiz

How many state capital cities can you name?
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
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First submittedDecember 20, 2012
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Average score60.0%
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State
Capital City
Alabama
Montgomery
Alaska
Juneau
Arizona
Phoenix
Arkansas
Little Rock
California
Sacramento
Colorado
Denver
Connecticut
Hartford
Delaware
Dover
Florida
Tallahassee
Georgia
Atlanta
Hawaii
Honolulu
Idaho
Boise
Illinois
Springfield
Indiana
Indianapolis
Iowa
Des Moines
Kansas
Topeka
Kentucky
Frankfort
State
Capital City
Louisiana
Baton Rouge
Maine
Augusta
Maryland
Annapolis
Massachusetts
Boston
Michigan
Lansing
Minnesota
Saint Paul
Mississippi
Jackson
Missouri
Jefferson City
Montana
Helena
Nebraska
Lincoln
Nevada
Carson City
New Hampshire
Concord
New Jersey
Trenton
New Mexico
Santa Fe
New York
Albany
North Carolina
Raleigh
North Dakota
Bismarck
State
Capital City
Ohio
Columbus
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City
Oregon
Salem
Pennsylvania
Harrisburg
Rhode Island
Providence
South Carolina
Columbia
South Dakota
Pierre
Tennessee
Nashville
Texas
Austin
Utah
Salt Lake City
Vermont
Montpelier
Virginia
Richmond
Washington
Olympia
West Virginia
Charleston
Wisconsin
Madison
Wyoming
Cheyenne
101 Recent Comments
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Level 39
Jan 7, 2018
Ireland is the richest country because its capital is always dublin
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Level 18
Mar 5, 2021
lmao good one!
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Level 50
Jan 22, 2018
5 min is too short. Need atleast an extra minutes.
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Level 30
Jan 31, 2018
WOo HOO! I got the America Badge! USA USA USA!
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Level 65
Mar 8, 2018
It'd be nice if "Bizmark" was accepted for us spelling-challenged folks. :-P
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Level 18
Mar 5, 2021
biZmark?
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Level 15
Mar 22, 2018
100% oh yeah
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Level 38
Mar 29, 2018
Supposed to be LINCOLN CITY
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Level 67
Apr 12, 2020
Lincoln City is a coastal town in Oregon. :)
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Level 4
Apr 12, 2018
Great quiz got all
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Level 71
May 1, 2018
Why isn't PHILADELPHIA (for example) the capital of Pennsylvania, but Harrisburg. I'VE NEVER HEARD OF HARRISBURG !!
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Level 48
May 11, 2018
Read earlier comments. States most often chose as their capital cities close to the center of the state. Pennsylvania is a perfect example.
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Level 18
Mar 5, 2021
exactly
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Level 28
May 25, 2018
40/50 from Chile
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Level 28
May 25, 2018
now 50/50 1 second left
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Level 23
Jun 4, 2018
I got none. Always thought that Miami was the capital of Florida. Apparently not. AH well!
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Level 70
Jul 13, 2018
I'm of the Joey Tribbiani school of thought on the states game. There are 56. A lot of those are missing on this quiz. It's 2018. I think it's time we got this quiz up to speed.
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Level 45
Mar 1, 2019
If you mean American Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam or anything like it; it doesn't count. They are not states, but territories, which means they are basically a state, but don't have the right to vote. Altogether they don't have as many rights as the actual states do.
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Level 75
Apr 28, 2020
No, he's referencing Friends ya big dumb dumb
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Level 18
Mar 5, 2021
haha
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Level 30
Aug 20, 2021
Me too haha
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Level 30
Aug 20, 2021
I meant I was saying haha
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Level 38
Sep 12, 2018
I couldn't figure out how to spell Tallahassee. I tried everything except double Es
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Level 45
Mar 1, 2019
Totally forgot Madison, Wisconsin for a reason I cannot explain.

Weird thing is: I get Cheyenne and Concord?!

Sometimes I don't know what is going on in my mind?!?!?!

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Level 72
Apr 23, 2019
Third time's the charm! 0:44 left.
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Level 34
Apr 24, 2019
Got 50/50 with 2:16 minutes left, and I'm from Italy ;)
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Level 65
May 16, 2019
2:40 left :p
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Level 33
Nov 16, 2019
100% and i'm from France lol. :D
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Level 51
Jan 11, 2020
Why did Kentucky think it was a good idea to choose Frankfort as it's capital and not Lexington or Louisville. Lol.
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Level 59
Dec 3, 2021
Frankfort was built specifically to be the seat of government for Kentucky
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Level 21
Feb 10, 2020
I'm a really good typer and I know all the capitals, but I am a terrible speller.
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Level 20
Mar 5, 2020
damn it i missed Santa Fe
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Level 59
Jun 19, 2020
dang my state has the least guessed capitol
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Level 51
Jul 3, 2020
100%
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Level 8
Jul 8, 2020
Oh yeah, that's right!
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Level 29
Jul 15, 2020
As a Californian, we all agree that Sacramento sucks. The capital should be San Diego ;)
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Level 29
Jul 19, 2020
Yeah
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Level 29
Jul 19, 2020
Or Los Angeles
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Level 93
Aug 10, 2023
Gross, no.
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Level 78
Jul 21, 2020
Why?
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Level 69
Sep 3, 2020
Proud to say that I learned the capitals from this quiz
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Level 47
Sep 4, 2020
Why can't you be normal and pick big, importand cities? This is going to take work. *groan*
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Level 52
Oct 14, 2020
I had no idea you don't want a Portland-Like city as a state capital
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Level 65
Oct 10, 2020
Brazilian here. Only missed Harrisburg, Concord and Montpelier
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Level 52
Oct 20, 2020
Got 4/50. I had never heard most of these cities. Some kind of villages?
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Level 57
Dec 4, 2020
All pretty large cities, but a lot arent the major city in a state, just like Canberra in Australia or Ottowa in Canada, Ankara in Turkey, Abuja in Nigeria, Islamabad in Pakistan, and a lot of others.
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Level 25
Dec 30, 2020
Got the USA badge after taking this quiz! 100% with just 4 seconds to spare!
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Level 45
Jan 6, 2021
I got three badges in one hour! (Spain, USA, and Island
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Level 43
Jan 7, 2021
Could you please accept “Jefferson” for “Jefferson City”?
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Level 43
Jan 7, 2021
And “Carson” for “Carson City”.
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Level ∞
Jan 7, 2021
No, this is not proper usage.
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Level 60
Feb 4, 2021
Then why can it accept Salt Lake?
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Level 66
Aug 6, 2021
I could be wrong as I'm not American, and this comment is old, but perhaps people say "I'm going to Salt Lake" but you wouldn't hear someone say "I'm going to Jefferson/Carson"? Either way sometimes it does sometimes it doesn't it's not that hard to type the word city
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Level 78
Jan 29, 2021
I just earned the USA badge! 😁
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Level 60
Feb 4, 2021
SAME
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Level 60
Feb 4, 2021
I find it quite weird it only accepts things such Oklahoma City, but it takes Salt Lake for Salt Lake city.
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Level 38
Feb 15, 2021
i got all of them
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Level 28
Feb 16, 2021
1:04

Scoring

You scored 16/50 = 32%

This beats or equals 26.6% of test takers

The average score is 30

Your high score is 16

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Level 17
Mar 1, 2021
Scoring

You scored 50/50 = 100%

17.2% of test takers also scored 100%

The average score is 30

Your high score is 50

Your fastest time is 4:14

BOO YA

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Level 24
Mar 3, 2021
50/50= 100%

1:40 SECONDS REMAING

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Level 25
May 5, 2021
My fastest time is 2:04 remaining 100% and I'm 9 and Indian.
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Level 30
Aug 20, 2021
I am Indian too but I only got 7 but it was my first try
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Level 28
May 15, 2021
A month later after memorizing these, I got 43 out of 50. Oof.
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Level 28
Jun 27, 2021
I got 100% with 1:09 Remaining
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Level 30
Aug 20, 2021
I only got 7 on my first try but I don't care because I don't live in the USA but in India
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Level 44
Feb 9, 2022
hey, there are a lot of Americans who can't even do 7.
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Level 30
Aug 20, 2021
I think I will learn from the stats box
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Level 60
Oct 5, 2021
Letter E Scavenger Hunt Answer (see my blog)
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Level 58
Nov 20, 2021
I'm surprised New Hampshire is currently the least guessed, I thought the primary would have given the small state a boost. The reason I remember Iowa's capital so well is because we hear about it so much every four years
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Level 45
Dec 3, 2021
Would have got them all if I could have figured out how to spell Cheyenne. But now I know.
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Level 39
Dec 14, 2021
Can you accept montepelier for montpelier?
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Level 49
Dec 22, 2021
Literally every city i thought of that were specific to a state wasn't the capital, including my own state.
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Level 44
Feb 9, 2022
For any geniuses here up for a challenge, here is the same thing but for Haiti.

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1512645/haitian-department-capitals

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Level 22
Feb 14, 2022
I knew all the answers and finished with 28 seconds left on the first try. The thing is I am only in 5th grade but I memorized all this at home when I was in 3rd grade. That's probably only because I love geography though.
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Level 70
Feb 16, 2022
It seems to me, that the USA-badge is actually a "USA for Americans"-badge.

50/50 state capitals?

You only need 10/20 cities in France, 15/20 cities in Germany and 42/69 cities in the UK for their respective badges...

BTW the same argument goes for the presidents - but that is another quiz.

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Level 50
May 14, 2022
Totally agree. A lot of these state capitals are very obscure.
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Level 55
Feb 16, 2022
Gotta give thanks to Wakko to get this.
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Level 32
Mar 12, 2022
Guys I got 50/50 and I was born in Vatican City next to where The Great Pope was born.
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Level 44
Mar 29, 2022
50/50 in order, 2:51

Didn't have to skip any and come back, and I'm a slow typist.

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Level 41
May 2, 2022
Good Quiz!
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Level 67
Jul 28, 2022
got 50 (eventually), from antipodes.
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Level 28
Aug 6, 2022
got 50/50 in 2:23 as an australian.
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Level 66
Aug 7, 2022
Is there a yellow box version of this?
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Level 31
Aug 30, 2022
Finally! Managed to memorize them under an hour. Good quiz!
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Level 44
Sep 30, 2022
I rarely ever comment on JetPunk, but I'm quite proud to say that I - as a European - got all US state capitals. Though, when I started trying, I had never heard of about two thirds of them.
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Level 41
Nov 14, 2022
terrible at this
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Level 41
Nov 24, 2022
It's interesting to me that in most US states, the capital is not the most well known city, at least outside the USA. I think most Australians would guess that NYC is the capital of New York state, or that either Miami or Orlando, both of which we've heard of thanks to the NBA, is the capital of Florida. Same for Detroit and Michigan, or Houston (NASA!) and Texas.
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Level 23
Jan 26, 2023
Im from mongolia and this was very though but i managed to to this in a 3 days
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Level 60
Feb 20, 2023
50/50 then realised I hadn't logged in. BAH!
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Level 24
Mar 7, 2023
Got 100% after like 2 days of learning this as an American
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Level 35
Mar 23, 2023
honestly it can be easy for an american but if you live in europe then its impossible to do it in 5 mins.

Am from norway and i got 43

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Level 35
Apr 21, 2023
As an Antarctican, this was not easy.
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Level 31
Apr 24, 2023
I finished this quiz with 876,000 hours remaining, jumped multiple dimensions, witnessed the Big Bang 2.0 and saw my future where I become the next Elon Musk. Anyone want to challenge me?
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Level 41
May 14, 2023
1/50
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Level 15
Aug 8, 2023
why do I always forget michigan:(

record 1:54 for a Belgian

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Level 50
Sep 14, 2023
50/50 No cheating,Just memorized

Pretty good for a 9 yo Singaporean

Lol

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Level 51
Sep 21, 2023
no please
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Level 34
Dec 4, 2023
Okay Here goes. (Cue fiddle music)
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Level 34
Jan 12, 2024
It took me WEEKS of studying to get them all! I'm so proud of myself for memorizing all the state capitals.
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Level 50
Jan 30, 2024
I gotta point out, if Salt Lake is accepted for Salt Lake City, "Jefferson", "Carson", "Oklahoma" should be accepted for their respective cities, right?
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Level 44
Apr 15, 2024
congrats to myself and my state for being the most forgettable state

yay