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U.S. State Capital Etymology

Can you guess these U.S. state capitals based on how they got their name?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by manchesterutd10
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Last updated: November 25, 2020
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First submittedSeptember 14, 2017
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Etymology
Capital
Explorer who "discovered" America
Columbus /
Columbia
The author of the U.S.
Declaration of Independence
Jefferson City
President of the U.S. during the Civil War
Lincoln
Princess Anne of Denmark and Norway
Annapolis
The English knight who established
Roanoke Colony
Raleigh
Prussian chancellor who unified
the German states
Bismarck
The first name of a French fur trader
Pierre
A tall red pole seen when the
city was founded
Baton Rouge
A famous frontiersman, first name Kit
Carson City
Anglicized version of the Hebrew
word "shalom"
Salem
Etymology
Capital
Spanish for "holy faith"
Santa Fe
The fourth President of the U.S.
Madison
English word that refers to divine
intervention in the world
Providence
A mythological bird that rises
from its own ashes
Phoenix
The seventh President of the U.S.
Jackson
A town in England overlooking
the English Channel
Dover
An English word that means
"harmony, agreement"
Concord
A city in southern France
Montpelier
The saint who converted the
Gentiles to Christianity
Saint Paul
French for "of the monks"
Des Moines
18 Comments
+3
Level 95
Sep 14, 2017
Great quiz!
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Level 70
Dec 12, 2019
Yeah really good
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Level 75
Nov 25, 2020
Scoring 12/20 for 60% usually doesn't earn me 5 points....
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Level 89
Nov 25, 2020
It's nothing of note, literally always been the case with very recently featured quizzes....
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Level 86
Nov 25, 2020
If you want a greater challenge, try doing it for every state capitol: https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/252568/name-origins-of-us-state-capitals.
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Level 74
Nov 26, 2020
Don't mind if I do.
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Level 56
Dec 3, 2020
this is what my quiz was, before it was edited down for front-page accessibility :) the all-50 quiz is really tricky
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Level 92
Nov 25, 2020
This was cool. Nominated the one for all 50 states.
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Level 70
Nov 25, 2020
13 of 20 but this is a great quiz !!
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Level 85
Nov 25, 2020
"English (word) that refers to divine intervention in the world"
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Level 74
Nov 26, 2020
I have never heard of Kit Carson City!
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Level 71
Dec 15, 2020
Wow, what an interesting and unusual quiz - thank you.
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Level 83
Dec 15, 2020
Fun quiz. There's a typo in the Providence clue
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Level 45
Dec 15, 2020
Only typed Jefferson for Jefferson City and was starting to doubt my historical knowledge.
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Level 71
Jun 19, 2021
Threw me out too, don't expect to have to type in "city" as well on jetpunk.
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Level 68
Aug 10, 2021
I feel bad for being from Maryland and not getting Annapolis
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Level 65
Nov 29, 2022
Could you please accept just 'Jefferson', instead of the whole Jefferson City. Thank you,
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Level 82
Dec 1, 2022
I kept typing "New Orleans" for the French city like an idiot *facepalm*