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U.S. States by First Two Letters in 30 Seconds

Can you type the first 2 letters of each U.S. state in just 30 seconds?
Based on countries by first two letters by scambigol
Quiz by cosmokim
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Last updated: September 3, 2018
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First submittedMay 25, 2016
Times taken1,078,525
Average score54.0%
Rating4.64
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State
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
State
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
State
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
State
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
State
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
104 Recent Comments
+7
Level 66
Jul 10, 2016
Everyone: Thank you so much! This is my first quiz with 20,000 takes!
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Level 43
Dec 8, 2016
bc it takes so many goes to actually complete it, haha! Great quiz, thanks
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Level 44
May 3, 2017
Actually, JetPunk only counts takes from a single user once. It doesn't matter how many times you take the quiz, it only counts your take the first time.
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Level 75
Sep 7, 2018
But you can keep adding points to your score with each try until you reach the maximum of 5 points.
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Level 69
Apr 7, 2020
It only uses your first results for the statistics, but also fot the number of times it is taken?

I just checked countries of the world quiz, and it is taken more than 13 million times, I doubt those were 13 million individual people ;)

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Level 69
Apr 7, 2020
For comparison, name the planets is taken about half a million times. A quiz less likely to be taken over and over. But still one of the most often taken quiz (picked one of the highest ones that didnt lend itself much to (many) retakes)
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Level 55
Feb 17, 2022
Good job. How about all US states by formal (postal) abbreviation?
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Level 41
Jul 29, 2016
holy cow!!! should have started with M
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Level 53
Sep 16, 2016
50/50 with one second left! The trick is to start with the states that start with "ma, no, so, ne, mi" You get rid of a bunch in like 10 seconds.
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Level 43
Sep 21, 2016
A bit hard... I just 29/50 on my first try...
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Level 70
Oct 11, 2016
So I can do this without too much trouble by going through the map, but if I try to go in alphabetical order (by using the song) I'm always missing a few. Curious as to how other people fare comparing the two methods.
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Level 44
Oct 18, 2016
Super hard but fun. Beat it with 5 seconds left.
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Level 41
Nov 3, 2016
really quick will need a few attempts before I get this one down to a tee
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Level 67
Nov 30, 2016
100% 1 SECOND LEFT!
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Level 76
Dec 3, 2016
only get 2 wrong omg
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Level 76
Dec 3, 2016
finally got it one second left
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Level 18
Mar 11, 2017
One of these states called Maine was named after an actress called Maine Mendoza in the teleserye called "Destined to be yours''.
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Level 28
Mar 22, 2017
Didn't get to Hawaii, just stared blankly at the screen, then got it just in time.
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Level 48
Apr 11, 2017
MI is your friend!
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Level 44
Apr 28, 2017
Can you attach a link to scambigol and the countries by first 2 letters quiz?
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Level 75
Jun 14, 2017
Got it on my second try with 2 seconds remaining
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Level 68
Jul 19, 2017
One second remaining on my second try!
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Level 69
Jul 21, 2017
five seconds left. Took me a few tries due to inputting postal abbreviations.
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Level 60
Aug 22, 2017
Ah, the two smallest states are guessed the least.
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Level 29
Aug 31, 2017
Infuriating! Sometimes I have 5 seconds left and about as many states, and I just cannot for the life of me remember their names!
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Level 39
Aug 31, 2017
Done with 2 seconds to spare, thats about 10 minutes of my life im never getting back
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Level 41
Nov 3, 2017
done with two seconds to spare yay
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Level 41
Nov 3, 2017
six seconds to spare
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Level 48
Nov 17, 2017
I thought I had finally done it. Damnit Hawaii, you're not even a real state.
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Level 37
Nov 21, 2017
Your slip is showing, Vortac!
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Level 42
Nov 21, 2017
1 second left
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Level 14
Dec 18, 2017
well half of these are wrong...minnisota is MN not MI and texas is TX and tennesee is TN not TE
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Level 46
Dec 29, 2017
"First two letters"
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Level 67
Jan 24, 2018
lol
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Level 67
Feb 2, 2018
You spelled Minnesota wrong smarty
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Level 35
Jul 25, 2022
read the quiz...
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Level 7
Dec 18, 2017
im from the uk so this was really hard but i wrote everything i needed to type in on a sheet of paper then after a while of fail after fail i finally got it. this was hard.
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Level 67
Feb 2, 2018
1 second left WTH
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Level 37
Mar 30, 2018
It's amazing how many people will attempt a quiz without reading the instructions. Now I understand why so many do poorly on standardized tests such as the SATs; it's not because they are not smart, it's because they refuse to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!
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Level 47
Jan 16, 2019
That's why practice tests help
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Level 60
Sep 12, 2020
Lol divantilya
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Level 4
Apr 27, 2018
Great got them all the first time
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Level 43
Apr 29, 2018
Got them now all with 14 seconds left! :D
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Level 18
May 15, 2018
Ugg, I'm not that big on typing, and just can't get more than 41. I'm only 11 though.
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Level 48
May 16, 2018
If you only make 3 guesses you'll get the most bang for your buck with NE, MA, and MI. Good Night, and Good Luck.
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Level 18
May 17, 2018
Thanks.
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Level 45
May 17, 2018
first try with 1 second left
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Level 68
Jul 26, 2018
I received 5 points for this quiz and had been only one point away from the next level. Why didn't the points add to my score? I have played this quiz many times, is that why?
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Level 75
Sep 7, 2018
Yes, as stated earlier, no matter how many times you play you can only get a max of five points per quiz. Otherwise some people would find an easy quiz and take it over and over to rack up the points.
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Level 62
Sep 7, 2018
For those of us who are not from the USA, stick on an extra 30 seconds will you? It's like me asking the names of all Scottish councils in 30 seconds.
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Level 53
Sep 11, 2021
It's supposed to be a typing challenge more than anything
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Level 22
Feb 9, 2019
0:02, I was so scared when I realised I forgot Hawaii
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Level 53
Mar 31, 2019
I cheated by putting all 34 different combinations into Excel first. I got it done in just 23 seconds!!!!
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Level 50
May 21, 2019
just do NE and MI you'll get 9 states
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Level 59
May 27, 2019
Everyone out here getting 50 while my deranged UK mind got me 33
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Level 30
Feb 3, 2020
XD

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Level 71
Jul 28, 2019
5 seconds left
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Level 75
Aug 20, 2019
The link for Scambigol's quiz doesn't work
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Level ∞
Aug 20, 2019
Fixed, thanks.
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Level 89
Dec 11, 2019
Missed 1, stil got 5/5!
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Level 16
Jan 4, 2020
I know all my states and this quiz was a breeze for me to ace. Besides, I knew my states when I was in 5th grade and I finally got used to them now. This quiz is a total breeze!
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Level 51
Apr 12, 2020
1st try 100%!
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Level 14
Apr 12, 2020
I did it in 12 seconds. I think 9 seconds is possible. I'll get there...
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Level 36
Jul 16, 2020
Got 100% first try, with 1 second left!! Omg
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Level 32
Aug 2, 2020
Got 100% on my 1st try with 8 seconds remaining HOOYA
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Level 45
Sep 8, 2020
got it on my 2nd try 0:03
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Level 79
Jan 1, 2021
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! 🎉🎊🥳 (I'm in China)
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Level 60
Jan 1, 2021
you too jack
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Level 79
Jan 8, 2021
And you Pandora
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Level 37
Jan 1, 2021
50% and I'm Aussie. Happy New Year, even though its already 10:20 am the next day.
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Level 53
Jan 2, 2021
2 seconds left got it on 3rd try
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Level 28
Feb 15, 2021
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Scoring

You scored 28/50 = 56%

This beats or equals 51.2% of test takers

The average score is 28

Your high score is 28

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Level 25
Feb 26, 2021
This one is hard
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Level 71
Apr 2, 2021
5 seconds left 3rd try
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Level 26
Apr 15, 2021
42/50 for a first try is not bad!
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Level 67
May 27, 2021
39, not bad but could be better
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Level 37
Jun 19, 2021
47/50, good enough!
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Level 47
Aug 12, 2021
Got it on my fifth try with one second left!!
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Level 44
Aug 12, 2021
Idk why people think this is hard because I get it every time, even my first try.
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Level 60
Aug 25, 2021
Finally got it!
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Level 59
Sep 15, 2021
Nemimano Alarcoso!

Sounds like a spell from Harry Potter...

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Level 45
Oct 8, 2021
First try, good quiz
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Level 67
Jan 3, 2022
44
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Level 44
Jan 19, 2022
I’ve comprised a chart of all the states by two letters in case you want to learn it all

U.S. States by First Two Letters:

al - Alabama, Alaska

ar - Arizona, Arkansas

ca - California

co - Connecticut

de - Delaware

fl - Florida

ge - Georgia

ha - hawaii

id - Idaho

il - Illinois

in - Indiana

io - Iowa

ka - Kansas

ke - Kentucky

lo - Louisiana

ma - Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts

mi - Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri

mo - Montana

ne - Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York

no - North Carolina, North Dakota

oh - Ohio

ok - Oklahoma

or - Oregon

pe - Pennsylvania

rh - Rhode Island

so - South Carolina, South Dakota

te - Tennessee, Texas

ut - Utah

ve - Vermont

vi - Virginia

wa - Washington

we - West Virginia

wi - Wisconsin

wy - Wyoming

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Level 48
Apr 23, 2022
I had to compile a list of initials, and follow it blindly. I still only get 48 states
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Level 71
May 2, 2022
Each time I do it I'm able to shave one second off my total, right now my best is 13 seconds left
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Level 71
Nov 8, 2022
Now finished in 10 seconds
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Level 35
May 19, 2022
Not enough time for me... Can't do better than 33/50.
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Level 42
Oct 8, 2022
1 SECOND LEFT YES
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Level 68
Nov 15, 2022
7 seconds left on my first try. I'm not trying to brag, but yes I am. I am absolutely bragging. HA!
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Level 72
Nov 26, 2022
Got with 11 seconds left!
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Level 65
Nov 26, 2022
That's sadistic, having to think about the 2 first letters instead of the 2-letters code
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Level 23
Nov 26, 2022
I did it on my 18th try with 0:02 left.
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Level 47
Nov 26, 2022
2nd try with 0:06 :)
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Level 68
Nov 26, 2022
It is impossible on a smartphone
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Level 21
Nov 26, 2022
50/50 with 1 second remaining O_o
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Level 16
Feb 4, 2023
i need some help, is there a trick or something to win?
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Level 50
Mar 9, 2023
try "MA", "MI" and "NE"
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Level 33
May 26, 2023
got it in my 42nd try with about 2 secs left, this is probably up there with the most tries someone has took to do this
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Level 43
May 29, 2023
teal mane miwy no soar oh ut caha rhid keil iovi mowaor cowi weve ok pe in flge kalode
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Level 31
Jun 24, 2023
this made me swear so much and almost break my ipad,
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Level 65
Sep 8, 2023
2nd try with zero seconds left *wipes sweat*
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Level 69
Sep 25, 2023
try to type this and youve got it.

Had 4 seconds left.

ALARCA CODE FLGE HAID ILINIO

KAKE LOMAMI MONE NOOH OK

OR PERH SOTE UTVE VIWA WEWI WY

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Level 24
Sep 25, 2023
Finally after a month