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A Superlative for Every U.S. State

There are 50 U.S. states and each each one of them is first in something. For each category, name the state that is #1. Each state is used exactly once.
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Quiz by JPin8497
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Last updated: July 22, 2021
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First submittedJuly 21, 2021
Times taken20,789
Average score40.0%
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Category
State
Largest surface area
Alaska
Smallest surface area
Rhode Island
Most populous
California
Least populous
Wyoming
Easternmost - contiguous U.S.
Maine
Northernmost - contiguous U.S.
Minnesota
Southernmost - contiguous U.S.
Florida
Highest % Hispanics
New Mexico
Highest % African-American
Mississippi
Highest % German ancestry
Wisconsin
Most populous capital
Arizona
Least populous capital
Vermont
Most densely populated
New Jersey
Most international tourists
New York
Most lighthouses
Michigan
Most tornadoes
Texas
Most Amish people
Pennsylvania
Highest murder rate
Louisiana
Highest HDI
Massachusetts
Busiest airport
Georgia
Highest % of farmland
Nebraska
Highest % Italian ancestry
Connecticut
Highest average elevation
Colorado
Lowest average elevation
Delaware
Most road per capita
North Dakota
Most cows per capita
South Dakota
Category
State
Hottest average temperature
Hawaii
Most Starbucks per capita
Washington
Most religious
Alabama
Most populous in 1800
Virginia
Most "horizontal" shape
Tennessee
Most populous city named
"Springfield"
Missouri
Most populous city starting with C
Illinois
Most populous city starting with I
Indiana
Most populous city starting with X
Ohio
Highest maize production
Iowa
Highest timber product production
Oregon
Highest tobacco production
North Carolina
Highest wheat production (2019)
Kansas
Highest median household income
Maryland
Highest divorce rate
Nevada
Highest recorded wind speed
New Hampshire
First Walmart
Arkansas
Longest single cave system
Kentucky
Longest portion of Interstate 90
Montana
First to secede from the Union
South Carolina
Lowest % with 4-year
college degree
West Virginia
Longest total border shared
with other states
Idaho
Most prisoners per capita
Oklahoma
Youngest median age
Utah
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AK
MT
AL
NC
AR
ND
AZ
NE
CA
NH
CO
NJ
CT
NM
DE
NV
FL
NY
GA
OH
HI
OK
IA
OR
ID
PA
IL
RI
IN
SC
KS
SD
KY
TN
LA
TX
MA
UT
MD
VA
ME
VT
MI
WA
MN
WI
MO
WV
MS
WY
37 Comments
+71
Level 84
Jul 22, 2021
Needs another minute or two.
+14
Level 83
Jul 22, 2021
Agree. Not enough time.
+33
Level 91
Jul 23, 2021
I usually push back against this kind of thing, but yeah. This falls well short for this kind of quiz. This is not just retrieval of stored knowledge (i.e. "Who killed Abraham Lincoln?"). For many questions, it's an evaluation of miscellaneous facts you know about the item in question and in which state (that hasn't already been crossed off the list) you're likely to find it. Needs about another 2 minutes, IMO.
+2
Level 73
Jul 23, 2021
It's a challenge for sure, I just made it under the wire. I suggest a liberal use of the tab button and then come back to the ones you don't know when they are only a few options to choose from.
+5
Level 66
Aug 1, 2021
As a non-American, I genuinely think I would need about half an hour to nut this one out. It would be faster just to try every state name in every box without reading the clues.
+1
Level 44
Aug 1, 2021
2 seconds left
+2
Level 74
Aug 1, 2021
Yes please
+2
Level 77
Aug 4, 2021
Definitely. I only got about 50% of these answered and I scored better than 71% of people. That tells me most people are not able to answer this with enough time
+1
Level 72
Nov 26, 2021
I think those that tend to resist the call for a longer clock could perhaps take into account that typing speed when sat a desk with a keyboard is always way faster than using a phone on the go. There must be a lot of people using Jetpunk to entertain themselves on their commute.
+9
Level 85
Jul 22, 2021
Great quiz! A little more time would be appreciated. Also, the easternmost state is Alaska - see QuizMaster's "Interesting Facts" Number 74.
+1
Level 83
Jul 22, 2021
That's not that clear. east and west is relative. It's like saying you can't go west from 180°
+1
Level 93
Jul 23, 2021
Well regardless of clarity, it is the westernmost, easternmost and northernmost state.
+5
Level 72
Aug 4, 2021
Well, it asks for the easternmost CONTIGUOUS state. So no problem here...
+2
Level 70
Jul 22, 2021
What is the insider behind the Ohio question???
+1
Level 32
Aug 1, 2021
Xenia, Ohio
+3
Level 84
Jul 22, 2021
Really bombed the highest divorce rate question. The answer is so obvious.
+1
Level 78
Jul 23, 2021
Good quiz, but needs more time. Not easy for non-Americans
+5
Level 65
Aug 4, 2021
Needs more time for Americans too!
+3
Level 80
Jul 23, 2021
needs more time. Good quiz
+2
Level 86
Jul 23, 2021
absolutely needs more time and this is coming from a geography trivia buff! make it at least 2-3 minutes longer but could even go ten minutes total as I barely got halfway through quiz.
+1
Level 66
Jul 24, 2021
Great quiz! I do believe the New Hampshire record is for highest wind speed outside a tornado.
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Level 68
Jul 25, 2021
You are right, there have been tornadoes that have exceeded the New Hampshire record. However, since there is no way to measure their speed reliably, tornadoes are not considered official records.
+1
Level 69
Aug 1, 2021
It's a very good quiz but needs about 2 more minutes - especially beneficial for those outside of the USA who want a good challenge.
+2
Level 75
Aug 1, 2021
You've crafted a nice mix of facts and guessing questions. But 6 seconds to read, think and answer each question is really pushing it – and that's if you get every single one right first time.

Double the time and it'd be a lot more enjoyable.

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Level 67
Aug 1, 2021
Most populous capital had me confused but then I remembered Los Angeles and New York City aren't capitals
+1
Level 54
Aug 1, 2021
How on earth does North Dakota have the most road per capita? Haha
+4
Level 59
Aug 1, 2021
lots of road, little amount of people
+2
Level 55
Aug 1, 2021
Fun quiz but definitely needs more time, only got down the first side :( I'd be surprised if even Americans could get through this in time.
+2
Level 65
Aug 2, 2021
Nice quiz, more time would be nice though.
+4
Level 72
Aug 2, 2021
I never feel this way, but this quiz absolutely needs more time.
+2
Level 72
Aug 4, 2021
I'm surprised by the low percentage of the wind speed clue. Mount Washington held the record for more than six decades. And not only for the US, but for the whole world!
+3
Level 48
Aug 7, 2021
This quiz needs more time.
+2
Level 57
Jan 19, 2022
Wayyyyy too short. I was typing pretty fast and knew most of the answers, but didn't even have time to read them all.
+2
Level 70
Mar 23, 2022
Definitely needs another minute or two.
+1
Level 74
Mar 23, 2022
Finished with 30 seconds remaining. Keep Jetpunk timers challenging!
+1
Level 82
May 1, 2022
Love this quiz. I’ve tried it 3-4 times and haven’t gotten more than 2/3 yet. The time is a challenge but I don’t mind. Great work putting this together!
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Level 69
Aug 16, 2023
More tiiiiiiiime pls