This US states and capitals quiz assesses how well you know the capitals of each of the US states in 5 different tests. Below the form you can read more on this subject and discover some fun facts about the 50 states.
How does this US states and capitals quiz work?
This is a fun tool you can use to test and brush up your knowledge on capitals and states starting with the capitals of the US.
By giving you a capital and asking you to choose the state to which that capital belongs to, the US states and capitals quiz assesses through five 10 item tests how good you know the main cities of the 50 states in the Union.
You can choose any of the capitals quizzes in any of the five sections below. Along with a result in percentage you will also receive all the answers to the questions in the section you choose from the quiz.
Remembering each of the 50 states and their capitals can be difficult sometimes. That is why we put up the quiz that comprises 5 versions of simple states and capitals quizzes in order to cover all the 50 states of US in the questions.
If you know the answer to questions like “what is the capital of Maine” or “what is the capital of New York than you most certainly know with what state to match Augusta or Albany with their states. Good luck with this geography quiz!
Few fun facts ...
Here is a list with 50 fun facts about the states that might help you refresh your memory and learn something new about each of the US states:
Alabama: Audemus jura nostra defendere is the official state motto. It means "we dare defend our rights."
Alaska: On October 18, 1867 Alaska officially became the property of the United States. Many Americans called the purchase "Seward's Folly."
Arizona: Home of the Grand Canyon National Park.
Arkansas: Clark Bluff overlooking the St. Francis River contains chalk to supply the nation for years.
California: The largest three-day rodeo in the United States is held in Red Bluff.
Colorado: Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous street in the US.
Connecticut: The first telephone book was published in New Haven in February 1878 and contained only fifty names.
Delaware: Was the first state to ratify the United States constitution on December 7, 1787.
Florida: Clearwater is the city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita.
Georgia: The City of Savanna departing from Georgia was the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.
Hawaii: Was formed by the eruption of under sea volcanoes thousands of years ago.
Idaho: There is a law that forbids a citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.
Illinois: Des Plaines is home to the first McDonald's.
Indiana: The first professional baseball game was played in Fort Wayne on May 4, 1871.
Iowa: Scranton is home to Iowa's oldest water tower still in service.
Kansas: Argonia was the home for the first woman mayor in the United States in 1887.
Kentucky: The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant owned and operated by Colonel Sanders is located in Corbin.
Louisiana: is the only state in the union that does not have counties. Its political subdivisions are called parishes.
Maine: Has the most eastern capital city, Augusta in the US.
Maryland: In 1830 the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company built the first railroad station in Baltimore.
Massachusetts: Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897.
Michigan: Rogers City boasts the world's largest limestone quarry.
Minnesota: Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.
Mississippi: Home of Elvis Presley who was born in Tupelo, on January 8, 1935.
Missouri: Kansas City has more miles of boulevards than Paris and more fountains than any city except Rome.
Montana: The average square mile of land contains 1.4 elk, 1.4 pronghorn antelope, and 3.3 deer.
Nebraska: Has more miles of river than any other state.
Nevada: In 1899 Charles Fey invented a slot machine named the Liberty Bell. The device became the model for all slots to follow.
New Hampshire: At the Londonderry Common Field in 1719 was planted the first potato in the United States.
New Jersey: is the car theft capital of the world, with more cars stolen in Newark then any other city.
New Mexico: Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States at 7,000 feet above sea level.
New York: The "New York Post" established in 1803 by Alexander Hamilton is the oldest running newspaper in the United States.
North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is the oldest State University in the US.
North Dakota: Was named for the Dakota Indian tribe, dakota is a Sioux word meaning friends or allies.
Ohio: Cincinnati established the first ambulance service in 1865.
Oklahoma: An Oklahoman, Sylvan Goldman, invented the first shopping cart.
Oregon: Has more ghost towns than any other state.
Pennsylvania: Hershey is considered the Chocolate Capital of the US.
Rhode Island: Was the last of the original thirteen colonies to become a state.
South Carolina: Johnston is known as the Peach Capital of the World.
South Dakota: Home of the Mount Rushmore with the world’s greatest mountain carving of the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
Tennessee: Bristol is known as the Birthplace of Country Music.
Texas: The first suspension bridge in the United States was the Waco Bridge. Built in 1870 and still in use today as a pedestrian crossing of the Brazos River.
Utah: Has the highest literacy rate in the nation.
Vermont: Montpelier, Is the largest producer of maple syrup in the U.S.
Virginia: Jamestown was the first English settlement in the U.S. It was also the first capital of Virginia.
Washington: Produces more apples than any other state in the union.
West Virginia: Is considered the southern most northern state and the northern most southern state.
Wisconsin: The first practical typewriter was designed in Milwaukee in 1867.
Wyoming: Was the first state to give women the right to vote.25 Mar, 2015