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Category Elimination - U.S. States #3

In each group, name any answer which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any answer which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on.
# = the number of answers possible
Answer must correspond to the highlighted yellow box.
All data as of February 2022.
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: February 10, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 10, 2022
Times taken31,546
Average score81.3%
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Green Categories
25
States which voted blue in the 2020 election
16
... which don't border another country
5
... with fewer than 4 million people
1
... and is also landlocked
Nevada
 
Orange Categories
10
States which are two words
6
... which are not "New"
3
... which are in the South Census Region
1
... and have more than 8 million people
North
Carolina
Blue Categories
35
States which don't border another country
17
... which contain the letter O
5
... which were part of the confederates
1
... and averages more than 40 tornadoes a year
Florida
 
Purple Categories
27
States whose flag contains their name
15
... with a maximum elevation over 1,500m
5
... which were part of the Louisiana Purchase
1
... and that borders another country
Montana
21 Comments
+4
Level 59
Feb 28, 2022
Nice quiz, nominated!
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Level 24
Mar 3, 2022
Idaho works for the purple category as well.
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Level 68
Mar 3, 2022
Idaho wasn't part of the Louisiana Purchase
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Level 55
Apr 5, 2022
State quizzes like this are a blast. Nominated.
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Level 75
Apr 5, 2022
Made the mistake of trying to think of states near Louisiana for those included the Louisiana purchase; I had no idea it was such an enormous swathe of territory.

Nice one as usual 👍🏻

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Level 43
Oct 5, 2022
Pretty sure Michigan borders Canada, it worked for the first hint of the blue category.
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Level 68
Oct 5, 2022
This is now fixed thanks
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Level 61
Dec 23, 2022
Is Vermont not considered landlocked? Sure it borders Lake Champlagne but I didn't think lakes discounted states as being landlocked.
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Level 68
Dec 23, 2022
Vermont borders Canada so does not make it to the Landlocked clue.
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Level 61
Dec 24, 2022
Hmm that's not what landlocked means though.
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Level 68
Dec 24, 2022
This is regardless of how landlocked is defined. It does not satisfy the Canada clue and so is not valid for the landlocked one. That's how category eliminations work, it must satisfy all prior clues in that colour
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Level 68
Jul 16, 2024
Champlain.
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Level 59
Feb 10, 2023
I guessed Florida literally LAST second. I thought it would be Oklahoma, Illinois, Missouri, or South Dakota who would qualify for the certain spot. I completely forgot about Florida, until I remembered about Florida. Nice quiz, by the way!
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Level 60
Aug 28, 2023
"I completely forgot about Florida, until I remembered about Florida." - LuckyCat
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Level 84
Aug 21, 2023
Fun quiz! Just one note: you should change “confederates” to “Confederate States”.
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Level 68
Jul 16, 2024
I agree. One does not say "confederates", all lower case, which doesn't denote the CSA.
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Level 71
Nov 15, 2023
Technically not relevant now, but after March 2024 Utah will no longer have their state name on their flag (as much as I want the new design to be official now)
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Level 86
Jun 17, 2024
Minnesota has already officially adopted their new state flag that does not contain the state's name: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Minnesota
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Level 78
Jun 17, 2024
On two of my four categories, I was able to use the same state every time--a rare feat for me.
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Level 68
Jun 19, 2024
1:34 used, fun
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Level 44
Jul 16, 2024
Finally all the category elimination quizzes are featured!