How well do you know the USA’s states?

Think you know everything about the USA? Well, test your knowledge to the max with this fun, at-times tough quiz…

We could ask you to name all 50 states, but many of us will have played that game before. Instead, we thought we’d dig a little deeper to see how much you really know about the USA’s different states.

If nothing else, we think it’ll highlight a few interesting facts, and show you that there are plenty of unexpected areas of the United States to look forward to exploring in the future. Good luck!

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1. Only one US state begins with the letter ‘D’. Name that state…

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2. Each of the 50 states has its own capital. Which state is Helena the capital of?

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3. Two regions are split into four states – ‘North’ & ‘South’. Can you name those states?

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4. Is Alaska technically one of the USA’s 50 states?

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5. How many states begin with the letter ‘M’?

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6. Is Hawaii technically one of the USA’s 50 states?

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7. How many of the USA’s 50 states are islands?

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8. Which of the 50 states is the biggest – by size?

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9. Which of the 50 states is the largest – by population?

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10. In which US state would you find the Grand Canyon?

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11. There are only two everglades in the entire world. One resides in the USA. In which state can you find it?

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12. How many states border its North American neighbour, Canada?

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13. Meanwhile, only four US states border Mexico. Do you know which of these states ISN’T on that border?

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14. In which US state would you find the famous presidents-carved-into-the-cliffs attraction Mount Rushmore?

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15. Is Puerto Rico one of the USA’s 50 states?

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16. Each state has its own flag, but one state has gone rogue with a non-rectangular flag. Which state is it?

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17. Every state has a two-letter abbreviation, for ease of writing. Which state is abbreviated as ‘CO’?

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18. Which of these states does NOT share its name with a country?

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19. Boston is one of the best-loved cities in the USA. But do you know which state it’s in?

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20. Salt Lake City is the capital of which US state?

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21. ‘Meet me in St. Louis’ is a classic 1944 film. To fulfil the title, which state would you need to visit?

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22. Memphis is famed as the heart and soul of blues and rock’n’roll. But wait: which state is it in?

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23. In which US state would you find the city of Boise?

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24. Is Washington D.C. technically one of the 50 states?

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25. Finally, which state was home to the FIRST official capital of the USA, once the constitution was ratified?