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State Quiz - New Jersey

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of New Jersey?
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Last updated: September 1, 2020
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First submittedJuly 31, 2014
Times taken27,479
Average score70.0%
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State nickname
The Garden State
Capital city
Trenton
Most populous city
Newark
Blue-eyed singer born in
Hoboken in 1915
Frank Sinatra
Cross a bridge from Camden
to reach this major city
Philadelphia
Menlo Park inventor
Thomas Edison
Singer known as "The Boss"
Bruce Springsteen
City known for casinos
Atlantic City
Board game based on the
streets of that city
Monopoly
Ivy league school
Princeton
Name of New Jersey's
state university
Rutgers
Hint
Answer
Wooded area of southern NJ
Pine Barrens
In what body of water would you
find the original Jersey, after
the which state is named?
English Channel
HBO show about Jersey mafiosos
The Sopranos
MTV show about
Italian-American beachgoers
Jersey Shore
New Jersey governor who became
U.S. President in 1913
Woodrow Wilson
Person who famously lost a duel
in Weehawken, NJ in 1804
Alexander Hamilton
World's busiest bridge, connecting
New Jersey to New York City
George Washington
Bridge
River crossed by the above
Hudson
River on the Pennsylvania border
Delaware
53 Comments
+10
Level 57
Aug 14, 2014
100% with 3:03 to spare. Jersey Girl for life!!!
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Level 37
Jan 16, 2019
So Sorry
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Level 79
Jan 27, 2021
What's wrong with New Jersey?
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Level 52
Jun 3, 2021
people dont like it because they mostly see the turnpike and newark airport, which are in the 3 worst things in all of nj
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Level 73
Jan 16, 2019
Moved here from FL more than 20 years ago & I don't want to leave. Really. Thought I would hate it. Now I hate the thought of not being here.
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Level 89
Jan 10, 2021
hmmm....screen name checks out.
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Level 71
Jan 26, 2021
People who like Jersey? Never thought I'd meet anyone like that in my life (jk)
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Level 59
Feb 4, 2021
Nice. Jersey Girl here, too, but slower typer. Got them all but with only 2:37 to spare.
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Level 25
Apr 13, 2024
I'm a Jersey Girl too but I only got 3 correct.
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Level 59
Aug 14, 2014
Bayonne for life!
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Level 62
Aug 15, 2014
Missed Wilson; grew up in Bayonne.
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Level 84
Nov 21, 2015
Missed the GW Bridge, but then again where I grew up, the Ben Franklin bridge was closer.
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Level 70
Apr 9, 2016
Damn. Lived in New Jersey for my life, yet I missed six. And the sad thing is, I knew them all.

BTW, In case you're wondering, I live in Passaic County.

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Level 70
Jul 20, 2016
Did a lot better this time, missed just three.
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Level 86
Sep 2, 2020
Me too! (Passaic County, that is).
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Level 84
Sep 4, 2020
Wow, that's 3 of us!
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Level 46
Dec 20, 2020
Make that 4
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Level 52
Jun 3, 2021
how do you pronounce passaic, im very confused right now
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Level 44
Apr 18, 2022
pah-SAY-ick
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Level 34
Dec 26, 2021
I am in Bergen County
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Level 46
Jan 16, 2019
RU 2020!
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Level 77
Sep 1, 2020
I live in Pennsylvania and only thing I can say about New Jersey is that it looks great in my rear view mirror.
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Level 51
Oct 2, 2020
New Jersey's not as good as you think. Coming from an NJ native
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Level 77
Jan 23, 2021
You gotta pay to get that view, though.
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Level 71
Jan 26, 2021
Well, I live in PA and it's the opposite for me. New Jersey is a pretty sucky state IMO (no offense to New Jerseyans here). The only 2 states I've lived in are New York and Pennsylvania, and I feel like the people in both states kinda hate New Jersey.
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Level 49
Jan 28, 2021
They do seem to hate NJ, but it seems more of a 'them' problem.
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Level 67
May 26, 2023
It depends what type of person you are but if you're social person who doesn't mind leaving near people (not really me though) you would find NJ to be an nice place to live. Just stay out of some sketchy areas in the cities and you should be fine.
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Level 57
Dec 6, 2023
The media is based in NY. Most states have a competition with their neighbors. If the media was based in Ohio, everyone would be saying that Michigan sucks. (No offense to Michigan)
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Level 57
Dec 6, 2023
Jersey is beautiful. We have more than just cities like Camden. Ever been to the one of the answers above, the Pine Barrens? It's truly beautiful over here. Just because some of our cities aren't the most beautiful, at least ya don't have to pay to enter... I'm looking at you, New York (& PA, but PA is only, like, $5)
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Level 84
Sep 4, 2020
FWIW - Legend has it that the Pine Barrens are inhabited by a creepy, bizarre creature known as the Jersey Devil. This is why the NJ hockey team adopted the nickname "Devils" when the franchise relocated from Colorado in 1982.
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Level 75
Jan 26, 2021
I'd never heard of that until I bought my granddaughter the Adam Gidwitz book, The Creature of the Pines, from the Unicorn Rescue Society series.
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Level 84
Sep 4, 2020
Thought sure we'd see something about the Hindenburg, Grover Cleveland or toxic waste sites here. (NJ is #1 in the country)
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Level 72
Sep 5, 2020
As a native New Jerseyite, I know from first-hand experience that the plural of Mafioso is Mafiosi.
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Level 51
Dec 30, 2020
Tied as best performance on a state quiz, along with Vermont, Maine, North Dakota, and Delaware.
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Level 52
Jan 26, 2021
I don't lie when I say 100% of New Jersey is part of some Metropolitan Area
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Level 76
Jan 27, 2021
That's why is the most densely populated state in the country.
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Level 81
Jan 28, 2021
Even ___ Barrens?
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Level 52
Feb 5, 2021
It depends on how you define it, but kind of. Pretty much every part of the state is within commuting distance of either New York or Philadelphia. However, you'd need to be a bit masochistic to want to commute from Cape May to Philly every day.
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Level 67
May 26, 2023
The Delaware River Gap is a nature zone like ____ Barrens, but out to the west and a nice place for Hikers, Kayakers, and the wildlife is interesting.
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Level 70
Jan 26, 2021
I live in Jersey for a year. From that short amount of time I gathered that there must be some sort of a law (heavily enforced) that states bars must play at least one Bon Jovi song every 90 minutes.
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Level 73
Jan 26, 2021
"Board game based on **the

the** streets of that city"

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Level 90
Jan 26, 2021
It's like these people got a beef with Jersey. Wassup wit dat?
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Level 57
Dec 6, 2023
It's because the media is based in NYC. Everyone trusts NYC, and lots of New Yorkers don't like New Jersey. If the media was based in, say, Ohio, everyone would be wondering, "Why does everyone hate Michigan?" (No offense to Michigan)
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Level 64
Jan 26, 2021
18/20. Not bad for a Cali native whose only experience with Jersey is visiting his gf at Rider U.
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Level 75
Jan 26, 2021
19/20 - not bad for a lady whose only personal experience is from a daughter's former boyfriend who visited here from Nutley. He watched our half-grown chickens stand beneath our cypress tree at dusk, and slant their backs to the ground so the baby chicks could run up their backs to the lower limbs of the tree. The chickens would then hop up to the next limb and do it again and again until eventually all the baby chicks were roosting in the top of the tree with the adult chickens. (They kept digging out of their pen and eventually the tree grew too tall for us to get them down each night, so it became their nightly roost.) The baby chicks couldn't reach the limbs and rather than leaving them there to cheep and alert predators, the mother of the older chicks got her chicks to help the younger ones since their own mother didn't seem to care. Boyfriend watched them each night he was here and said it was the funniest thing he'd ever seen. He left a good impression about New Jerseyites.
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Level 76
Jan 27, 2021
Great story. 10/20. Not bad for someone who has lived in New Jersey their entire life and has done better on other state quizzes.
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Level 52
Jun 3, 2021
10/20, not bad for someone who has also lived in New Jersey their entire life and has done better on other state quizzes, yea, it actually happened to me too lmao
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Level 75
Feb 21, 2021
"In what body of water would you find the original Jersey, after the which state is named?"

Correct me if I'm wrong but do you not need to swap around the 'which' and 'the' in this sentence for it to make sense, it makes more sense to me at least that way around??

after the which state is named

after which the state is named

Feels so passive aggressive writing these so sorry, just a thought though when playing!

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Level 57
Feb 24, 2021
"Everything is legal in New Jersey"
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Level 52
Jun 3, 2021
except slurping soup
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Level 56
Dec 12, 2021
omg I did that once at the dinner table, and someone told me don't slurp ur soup. And i'm like ur doing it too......
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Level 60
Dec 18, 2022
New Jersey: the heart of America.
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Level 68
May 9, 2023
I only know Pine Barrens from Sopranos