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50 United States Map

50 United States Map


 

Hello, welcome back! How much do you know about The United States of America? Do you know how many states are there? Can you point out Texas on the map? Do you know which state has the nickname Empire State? Today you will be able to test your knowledge in this quiz about the US states!

The United States of America is a federal republic that consists of fifty states. I guess I gave away the answer to one question on the quiz! There are forty-eight mainland states with the District of Columbia, plus the state of Alaska and the state of Hawaii. Alaska and Hawaii do not share borders with other US states. The republic also includes several major territories and minor islands.

Each state has its own capital, traditions, and history. Each state also has its own constitution and laws, though they are subject to the federal government.

Before we get to the quiz itself, I have a bunch of fun facts about some of the states to share with you. Pay attention – this might be on the test!

A skeleton of a prehistoric man was found in Russell Cave in the state of Alabama.

Oil is the most precious natural resource in the state of Alaska. The area includes what is supposed to be the largest oil field in North America.

Oraibi in Navajo County, Arizona, is the oldest Native American settlement in the United States. It was founded by the Hopi tribe.

The city of Alma in the state of Arkansas claims the title of the Spinach Capital of the World. It is because the Allen Canning Company based in Alma canned more than half of all the spinach canned in the US.

More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States.

Denver, the capital of Colorado, claims to invent the cheeseburger. Louis Ballast, the owner of the Humpty-Dumpty Drive-in, trademarked the word cheeseburger in 1935.

Gatorade was first created for and named after the team Gators of the University of Florida.

Georgia is a leader when it comes to the production of the so-called three P-s: peaches, peanuts, and pecans.

Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee (though there are experimental coffee growing projects in California).

Seven Devils’ Peaks, one of the highest mountain ranges in Idaho, includes Heaven’s Gate Lookout, where visitors can look into four states.

The town of Santa Claus, Indiana, receives a lot of letters during Christmas time.

Strawberry Point in Iowa is the home of the world’s largest strawberry.

The first black woman to win an Academy Award was Hattie McDaniel from Kansas.

More than six billion dollars worth of gold is held in the underground vaults of Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Maine is the only state in the United States whose name has one syllable.

The first dental school in the United States opened at the University of Maryland.

The official state dessert of Massachusetts is Boston cream pie.

Michigan is often called the Wolverine State.

The stapler was invented in Spring Valley, Minnesota.

In 1902 while on a hunting expedition in Sharkey County, Mississippi, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear. This event resulted in the creation of the famous teddy bear.

The state animal of Missouri is the mule.

Yellowstone National Park in southern Montana and northern Wyoming was the first national park in the nation.

Nebraska’s state insect is the honeybee.

The ichthyosaur is Nevada’s official state fossil.

The first free public library in the United States was founded in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

New Jersey has the highest population density in the country.

The state of New Mexico shares an international border with the country of Mexico.

New York was the first state to require license plates on cars.

Tahlequah, Oklahoma is the Tribal capital of the Cherokee Nation.

Betsy Ross made the first American flag in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles.

Elvis Presley’s home called Graceland is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and it is the second most-visited house in the country.

Austin, the capital of Texas, is also considered the live music capital of the world.

The name of the Utah state comes from the Native American Ute tribe and means people of the mountains.

The state of Washington is the only state to be named after a United States president.

And finally, the state of Wisconsin is nicknamed the Badger State.

There is so much to learn about the states! Are you ready to test yourself? Answer the questions and see how much you really know about the United States of America. If the final result does not satisfy you, do not worry – you can just retake the quiz!

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