State Quiz - Washington

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Washington?
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Last updated: September 22, 2023
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First submittedJuly 7, 2015
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State capital
Most populous city
Tallest mountain
Mount Rainier
Volcano that erupted in 1980
Mount St. Helens
Major mountain ranges
Longest river
Oceanic inlet
Puget Sound
State nickname
The Evergreen State
State fruit
Two richest people in the state
Jeff Bezos
Bill Gates
Another name for Bigfoot
What is a geoduck?
A type of clam
What are sockeye, coho,
and chinook?
Types of salmon
What are Vashon, Bainbridge,
and San Juan?
Company that owns the world's
largest building, in Everett
Former grunge band led
by Kurt Cobain
Supernatural book series set
in Forks, Washington
Beverage company that started
in Washington in 1971
(The original logo had nipples)
Level 69
Nov 18, 2015
Bill Gates is no longer the world's richest man, Carlos Slim is now,
Level 85
Apr 2, 2018
And now Bezos (though still appropriate for the quiz!).
Level 30
Jan 28, 2021
And now Elon musk, which isn’t appropriate to the quiz but yeah
Level 66
Jan 16, 2019
Should update this quiz with Jeff Bezos as the Worlds Richest Man or change the clue to founder of Microsoft.
Level 55
Mar 13, 2020
Yeah but many people have differing opinions about this; just put both of them.
Level 64
Nov 19, 2015
Took me ages to figure out the specific answer to geoduck; the others were straightforward after living in Tacoma for better part of a decade...
Level 81
Sep 5, 2019
Pronounced "gooey duck"
Level 86
Sep 3, 2020
Sure, and with "Family Guy" now everyone knows how to pronounce "quahog" too.
Level 74
Jan 28, 2021
I tried "animal" and a whole bunch of more specific types; then settled on Evergreen State student (too bad there's no football team - I'd love to see the helmet logo); then gave up.
Level 88
Jan 28, 2021
Every time I see the word geoduck I keep thinking it's some kind of Pokémon.
Level 55
Jul 23, 2017
100%, but I live here.
Level 68
Jul 30, 2017
100% in 3:15 but I live here so.....
Level 67
Mar 8, 2020
Bezos is now richer than Gates.
Level 43
Mar 16, 2020
allow Saskwatch?
Level 40
Jan 28, 2021
I've lived here for my entire life and have never seen that spelling.
Level 74
Aug 8, 2021
it's quite possible they only ever heard it said. given it's made up there's no official spelling
Level 28
Jun 6, 2020
Not Gates anymore!
Level 74
Aug 31, 2020
Bill Gates isn’t the richest man in the world anymore. It’s Jeff Bezos.
Level 94
Sep 1, 2020
Shouldn't just "clam" be acceptable? You have to type in the whole phrase "a type of clam" to get the answer.
Level 61
Jan 23, 2021
there are quite a few valid other names for Bigfoot: yeti, abominable snowman ...
Level 58
Jan 28, 2021
i typed olympic why the heck didnt it fill in
Level 40
Jan 28, 2021
You probably misspelled it.
Level 43
Jan 28, 2021
Could you please accept “St. Helena”? Is how I say, and the stupid killed me.
Level 43
Jan 28, 2021
IDK how I comment if i’m died... LOL
Level 71
Jan 28, 2021
Mount St. Helens is about to blow up...
Level 59
Aug 23, 2023
And it's gonna be a fine swell day!
Level 47
Jan 29, 2021
You should add "Tahoma" as a type in for Mount Rainier. It's the original name for the mountain and I know many people who prefer to use it. Sort of like Denali vs Mt McKinley (although admittedly fewer people use Tahoma).

Fun Fact: Peter Rainier, the British naval officer who the mountain is named after never visited the American west coast, let alone the site of Mt Tahoma

Level 70
Dec 29, 2021
Are the Rocky Mountains not one of the major mountain chains of Washington?