How Well Do You Know Your US States?

  • Who named Florida “the land of flowers”?

    Florida

    • Hernando Cortes
    • Juan Ponce de Leon
    • Christopher Columbus
  • “Massachusetts” essentially harks back to which sort of geographical feature?

    Massachusetts

    • Fjord
    • Volcano
    • Hill
  • What does the name “Idaho” mean?

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    • No one knows.
    • “Potato Masher”
    • “Jewel of the West”
  • Which of the following state names essentially means “mountain”?

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    • Kansas
    • Montana
    • Georgia
  • Which of the following states was named for a French king?

    Louis_XIV_of_France

    • California
    • Iowa
    • Louisiana
  • During which era did Virginia split into two separate states?

    Virginia

    • American Civil War
    • American Revolution
    • War of 1812
  • “Michigan” is derived from a Native American word that means “large ______.”

    Michigan

    • Swamp
    • Lake
    • Hill
  • In the 1770s, British explorer James Cook encountered the Hawaiian Islands. What did he name them?

    Hawaii

    • Hamburger Islands
    • Hot Dog Islands
    • Sandwich Islands
  • Which state was called the Coahuila y Texas before it became a republic … and finally, a state?

    texas

    • Texas
    • Missouri
    • Arizona
  • Why is there a North Dakota and a South Dakota?

    South_Dakota

    • It was one state that split because people in two different parts didn’t like each other.
    • It was a Republican strategy to boost numbers in Congress.
    • Citizens couldn’t decide where to put the state capital.
  • What Native American Tribe lived in the area along the Alabama River?

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    • Navajo
    • Cherokee
    • Albaamaha
  • What Native American Tribe lived along the Alaskan Peninsula?

    Alaska_Peninsula_NWR

    • The Aleuts
    • Navajo
    • Pima
  • What is the meaning of the state name Arizona?

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    • “Beside the Long Tidal River”
    • “Little Spring”
    • “Feast of Flowers”
  • What Native American Tribe lived in the state known as Arkansas?

    arkansas

    • Choctaw
    • Cherokee
    • Quapaw
  • What is the meaning of the state named Connecticut?

    Conneticut

    • “Beside the Long Tidal River”
    • “Feast of Flowers”
    • “Great River”
  • What state was named after the Delaware River and Bay?

    Delaware_River

    • Rhode Island
    • Delaware
    • New York
  • The State of Georgia was named in honor of who?

    atlanta-georgia

    • Queen Elizabeth
    • King George VI
    • King George II
  • Which state featured the world’s first skyscraper?

    building

    • Illinois
    • New York
    • California
  • What is the meaning of the state name for Indiana?

    Campo_de_maiz

    • “People of the Great Hills”
    • “Land of Indians”
    • “Land of Tomorrow”
  • What state houses the world’s largest strawberry?

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    • Wisconsin
    • Mississippi
    • Iowa
  • Which state at one point had a law were it was illegal to serve ice cream on cherry pie?

    cherry_pie

    • Kansas
    • Georgia
    • Florida
  • What Native American Tribe came up with the state name meaning for Kentucky? The Kentucky state meaning is “Land of Tomorrow”.

    kentucky

    • Cherokee
    • Iroquois
    • Navajo
  • What state shares a border with only one other state?

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    • Florida
    • Texas
    • Maine
  • In what state is the US Naval Academy located?

    US Naval Academy

    • Maryland
    • New York
    • Connecticut
  • Where is the Mall of America located?

    Mall_of_America

    • California
    • Minnesota
    • Texas