Name a Valid U.S. State #3

Name any of the U.S. states that belong in each selected category.
Quiz by HinesBrothers
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Last updated: June 23, 2021
First submittedFebruary 18, 2020
Times taken12,871
Average score75.0%
Rating4.60
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whose lowest point is higher than 2000 feet
Colorado | New Mexico | Utah | Wyoming
that borders exactly two other states
Florida | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Washington
that has an NBA team, but no other major
pro sports teams
Oklahoma | Oregon | Utah
that touches the "Four Corners"
Arizona | Colorado | New Mexico | Utah
that was a slave state in 1860 but didn't
join the Confederacy
Delaware | Kentucky | Maryland | Missouri
whose capital ends in -ON
Massachusetts | Mississippi | New Jersey |
West Virginia | Wisconsin
which averages more than 140 cm of
precipitation annually
Alabama | Hawaii | Louisiana | Mississippi
where a majority of households own a gun
Alaska | Arkansas | Idaho |
Montana | West Virginia | Wyoming
voted for Trump in 2016 but Biden in 2020
Arizona | Georgia | Michigan |
Pennsylvania | Wisconsin
whose most populous city starts with A
Alaska | Georgia | New Mexico
whose population increased > 250% since 1960
Alaska | Arizona | Florida | Nevada | Utah
whose most valuable crop is cotton
Alabama | Georgia | Texas
whose biggest city shares its name with the
biggest city in a different state
Maine | Oregon | South Carolina | West Virginia
where more than half of the population lives on islands
Hawaii | New York
whose tallest building is taller than its tallest mountain
Florida | Louisiana | Illinois
that starts with a letter that no other states start with
Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii |
Louisiana | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Utah
whose eastern border is nearly entirely formed
by the Mississippi River
Arkansas | Iowa | Missouri
that is within visual range of a foreign country that
it doesn't share a land border with
Alaska | Florida | Ohio | Pennsylvania
with land on the Delmarva Peninsula
(put on your thinking cap!)
Delaware | Maryland | Virginia
that has some land at the same latitude as
parts of Great Britain
Alaska
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Level 67
Feb 28, 2020
Nominated
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Level 71
Apr 9, 2020
Ran out of time :(
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Level 71
Jun 27, 2021
Got them all this year :)
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Level 27
Sep 6, 2021
poggers! :)
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Level 86
Jun 23, 2021
Alaska does have a land border with a foreign country...
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Level 74
Jun 23, 2021
Needs to have the wording changed: "which can see a foreign country from its shores despite not having a land border with".

Or just remove Alaska.

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Level ∞
Jun 23, 2021
Changed the wording.
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Level 92
Jun 23, 2021
Great quiz apart from the Alaska issue already mentioned.
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Level 73
Jun 23, 2021
Delmarva is the lowest guessed answer? Come on people, you can do better than that...
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Level 63
Jun 23, 2021
Michigan and Canada have no land border but they’re right across the river from each other by Detroit/Windsor.
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Level 63
Jun 23, 2021
If we're being technical here, Michigan doesn't actually share a "land" border with Canada, its all rivers
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Level 88
Jun 23, 2021
42°31'27.1"N 82°40'38.7"W
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Level ∞
Jun 23, 2021
The hero we need.
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Level 87
Jun 23, 2021
I was curious and found Gull Island in Lake Superior at 48.262415°N 88.261533°W, northeast of Isle Royale. I couldn't find anything official to back it up, just a boundary line on Google Earth.

The boundary through the river near Sault Ste. Marie seems to clearly go through several islands though.

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Level 75
Jun 23, 2021
Also 46°29'40.0"N 84°15'55.9"W
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Level 63
Jun 23, 2021
The many treaties and agreements over the St Clair, St Mary's, and Detroit rivers state that the border runs right through the middle, it's not suppose to cut any islands across. That one island in Lake Superior does indeed go across the border however, so "technically" you're right but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Level 67
Sep 5, 2021
International Boundary Commission shows no land borders.
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Level 69
Sep 7, 2021
Disputed, at best. Neither of those islands are inhabited any longer. Being that I grew up near Seaway Island, I know full well that if you land there and you don't phone the Canadian authorities first, you will get into big trouble. No one locally considers those little blobs of land to be part of the USA, unlike here in Vermont, where we actually celebrate Provence Point. If you look up whether Michigan has land borders with Canada, there are plenty of sources that say it does not, and only a few few overly pedantic arguments that it does.
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Level 82
Jun 23, 2021
Have to laugh that the high point of Louisiana, Driskill "Mountain" stands at 535 feet above sea level. At least Florida and Illinois have the good sense to call their high points (345 and 1,235 ft above MSL, respectively) a mound or a hill!
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Level 55
Jun 24, 2021
New Jersey has the best highest point of them all. It's called High Point.
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Level 65
Jul 1, 2021
Flew threw with enough time to just go through all the states that border an ocean for the Delmarva one. Got it on about the 15th try.
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Level 62
Jul 5, 2021
DEL-MAR-VA

how have I not noticed this

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Level 61
Sep 5, 2021
I'm curious what the definition of "visual range" is? In the case of Florida, are we talking about being able to see another country from the shore, or are we talking about going up in a really tall building? Bimini and Havana are decently far away... certainly not visible standing on the beach.
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Level 74
Sep 6, 2021
You cannot see Cuba from Florida. However, the Bahamas are visible.
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Level 61
Sep 7, 2021
You can't see the Bahamas from Miami at sea level either... you've got to be at the top of that new high-rise building on a really clear day. Not sure if that should count here?
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Level 65
Sep 6, 2021
What mountain in New York is taller than most of the skyscrapers in NYC?
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Level 74
Sep 6, 2021
Mount Marcy-5,344 feet
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Level 55
Sep 8, 2021
yes there are no buildings in new york that are nearly 1 mile tall
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Level 58
Sep 9, 2021
Kind of impressive that Illinois is hundreds of miles inland and still doesn't have a point higher than the height of the Sears Tower.
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Level 61
Sep 30, 2021
Quizmaster - I'm curious of your documented source for "that is within visual range of a foreign country that it doesn't share a land border with." I'm assuming that you're saying that Florida can see the Bahamas, but under what conditions?
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Level 74
Sep 30, 2021
Because there are no qualifications listed, the quiz is asking for any country that can be seen anywhere in the United States.
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Level 66
Jan 9, 2022
I liked this quiz, very happy with my 19/20 score and looking forward to the next states quiz.