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U.S. States by Clue #1

Can you name these U.S. states based on one short clue?
Answers must correspond to the yellow box
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Last updated: December 28, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 28, 2013
Times taken30,759
Average score54.2%
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Clue
State
Top potato producer
Idaho
"The Quaker State"
Pennsylvania
First atomic bomb detonation
New Mexico
People from here are called Hoosiers
Indiana
Top apple producer
Washington
Where Woodstock happened
New York
Named for Queen Elizabeth
Virginia
Home to Yale University
Connecticut
First to ratify the Constitution
Delaware
Has "parishes" instead of counties
Louisiana
Huck Finn's home state
Missouri
Cities include Narragansett and
Woonsocket
Rhode Island
Clue
State
Where Lincoln was born
Kentucky
Made up of two peninsulas
Michigan
Lake Okeechobee
Florida
Nicknamed "The Silver State"
Nevada
Was part of another state until 1863
West Virginia
Air Force Academy
Colorado
Trail of tears destination
Oklahoma
Where Edison had his laboratory
New Jersey
Holds the first Presidential caucus
Iowa
Auburn University
Alabama
Walden Pond
Massachusetts
Where Teddy Roosevelt
played cowboy
North Dakota
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Level 17
Mar 4, 2013
Why are these clues so hard??
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Level 27
Mar 4, 2013
To satisfy all the cracks here ;)
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Level 20
Mar 4, 2013
Yeah.. I wouldn't say these are really clues... I got 1/24. And I'm a pretty smart cookie. This was too hard.
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Level 44
Mar 5, 2013
If you got 1/24 on these and claim to know any facts about the United States, you should probably stop claiming that. If you're not from the U.S., then I can see why these would be difficult.
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Level 89
Oct 27, 2019
I think the cookie crumbled.
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Level 79
Apr 14, 2023
It's okay to admit you just didn't know them. These are actually extremely basic, well-known facts about these states. I aced it no problem as an American.

You probably just don't know as much about the states as you thought you did.

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Level 28
Mar 22, 2024
Woah there bucko. As a fellow American, these are way too hard! Im from New York and have never heard of woodstock. That may just be me, but still, I am the kind of person to memorize countries and states and capitals for fun. These were way too hard even for an american, you are either just very smart or a fast typer.
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Level 32
Jun 27, 2014
This was one of the best quizzes I have yet seen here. Relevant and yet still esoteric enough. Very similar to what I would expect to see on jeopardy.
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Level 37
Sep 17, 2014
Esoteric means obscure or highly specialized. Is that what you meant? Like how many tons of potatoes does Idaho produce each year? That is esoteric.
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Level 73
Dec 31, 2019
Great quiz.
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Level 69
Dec 31, 2019
Love this quiz! I got them all, but I really had to work at it.
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Level 75
Jan 11, 2020
You got me with two peninsulas. I was mentally covering every coastal state and couldn't figure out what I was missing.
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Level 67
Feb 8, 2020
Same here. It was driving me crazy. I was sure there was an error until I finally hit on the right answer.
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Level 73
Feb 8, 2020
Good quiz. Had to try a few states for Teddy Roosevelt to get the correct one.
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Level 90
Feb 10, 2020
Not that the answer for Teddy is incorrect but he recruited the Rough Riders at the Menger Hotel across from the Alamo. That is about as cowboy as it gets.
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Level 78
Jul 10, 2020
Woonsocket is a city, but Narragansett is a town.
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Level 59
Jan 16, 2022
Those two terms are commonly used interchangeably in the US
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Level 87
Apr 18, 2021
I'm always surprised by how few people know the Air Force Academy is in Colorado. Oh well, as a Coloradan I guess my POV is skewed.
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Level 81
Sep 3, 2023
Fun quiz! Just one note: The "Tears" in "Trail of Tears" should be capitalized.