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Jun 24, 2020

Here’s One “Jeopardy!” Question For Each US State — Can You Get At Least 25/50?

Will you get a USA+ on this quiz?

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  1. CALIFORNIA

    The California state flag has a red star & this animal on it

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    Grizzly bear

  2. LIVE IN TEXAS

    Live in this city and you too will want to "keep" it "weird"; there's even a festival devoted to that goal

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    Wrong! 

    Austin

  3. HISTORIC FLORIDA

    The "Overseas Highway" linking these islands with the mainland was completed in 1938

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    Wrong! 

    Florida Keys

  4. NEW YORK STATE

    This river, the longest in the state, starts in the Adirondacks in Lake Tear of the Clouds

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    Hudson

  5. PENNSYLVANIA

    As a fundraising tool, this national organization began selling cookies in Philly in 1932

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    Girl Scouts

  6. ILLINOIS

    In 1858, 2 years before he was elected president, he ran for the Senate from Illinois and lost

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    Abraham Lincoln

  7. AROUND OHIO

    Toledo is a major port on this Great Lake

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    Lake Erie

  8. GEORGIA GIRL

    Before she became a Pretty Woman in 1990, she was a pretty girl from Smyrna, Georgia

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    Julia Roberts

  9. NORTH CAROLINA

    This city, the largest in North Carolina, was named for the wife of England's King George III

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    Charlotte

  10. MICHIGAN HISTORY

    Dec. 10, 1915 marked a milestone with the production of the 1,000,000th car from this company

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    Wrong! 

    Ford

  11. OLD JERSEY, NEW JERSEY

    You'll find the William Trent House on Market Street in this New Jersey city

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    Trenton

  12. HISTORIC VIRGINIA

    A 2007 commemorative coin honors the 400th anniversary of the founding of this settlement

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    Jamestown

  13. COLORADO

    Named for the large rocks in the area, it's home to the University of Colorado

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    Boulder

  14. INDIANA

    This Indiana city takes its name from a significant turn in the St. Joseph River

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    South Bend

  15. IOWA HISTORY

    Since 1972 these Iowa candidate selection events have been a key first contest in the race for the White House

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    Caucuses

  16. KANSAS

    Kansas is the heartland — this point for the lower 48 states is even located near the town of Lebanon

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    Wrong! 

    The geographic center

  17. KENTUCKY IS JUST DUCKY

    The first of these restaurants was opened by Colonel Harland Sanders in Corbin, Kentucky

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    KFC

  18. LOUISIANA

    In New Orleans you can jazz things up aboard the steamboat Natchez for a jazz cruise along this river

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    Mississippi

  19. REMEMBER MAINE!

    Remember that Maine's chief products include this critter, Homarus americanus — yum!

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    Lobster

  20. MARYLAND

    It's a short 2-mile walk from West Virginia north across Maryland to this state

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    Pennsylvania

  21. MASSACHUSETTS STATE SYMBOLS

    Hey Pilgrim! It's Massachusetts' State Historical Rock

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    Wrong! 

    Plymouth Rock

  22. DELAWARE

    Delaware has this many representatives in the US House

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    Wrong! 

    One

  23. MINNESOTA... NICE

    Though Minnesota is known as the "Land of 10,000" of these, the state's being modest as usual — about 12,000 is more accurate

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    Lakes

  24. MISSISSIPPI

    In 1898 in Biloxi, Edward Barq began bottling & selling this beverage

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    Root beer

  25. MISSOURI

    Born near Diamond, Missouri, this scientist's induction in 1983 was no small peanuts

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    George Washington Carver

  26. MONTANA

    In a bitterly fought 1894 election to decide the state capital, Anaconda lost to this city

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    Helena

  27. NEBRASKA

    This Nebraska city of 287,401 was named for a man who died in 1865

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    Lincoln

  28. NEVADA

    Though it's one of the driest states in the US, "Nevada" means this-covered

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    Snow

  29. NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Until around 1680, New Hampshire was officially a part of this colony

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    Massachusetts

  30. THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

    It's home to the state capital

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    Oahu

  31. NEW MEXICO

    In 1942 this comparatively isolated New Mexico place was chosen for an atomic research lab

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    Los Alamos

  32. ARKANSAS

    It's the US postal abbreviation for Arkansas

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    AR

  33. ARIZONA

    The Agua Fria river might be better for its scenery than for a swim, as its name means this

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    Cold water

  34. NORTH DAKOTA

    This is the official state beverage; got it?

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    Milk

  35. BORN IN CONNECTICUT

    This Yale grad put out An American Dictionary of the English Language in 1828, when he was 70

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    Noah Webster

  36. OKLAHOMA!

    It's the state's most populous city without "city" in its name

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    Tulsa

  37. OREGON

    It's the witch-free state capital

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    Salem

  38. SWEET HOME, ALABAMA

    A group of black aviators or "airmen" trained near this city during WWII

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    Tuskegee

  39. RHODE ISLAND

    Developed in the 1850s, the Rhode Island Red made raising of these a major industry in the US

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    Chickens

  40. SOUTH CAROLINA

    South Carolina is bordered by only this many other states

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    Two

  41. SOUTH DAKOTA

    South Dakotans celebrate this October holiday as Native American Day

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    Columbus Day

  42. TENNESSEE

    Dollywood, Dolly Parton's theme park in Pigeon Forge, is "The Entertainment Capital of" these mountains

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    Smokies

  43. ALASKA

    Of 6%, 16%, or 60%, the approximate percentage of Alaska's land owned by the federal government

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    60%

  44. UTAH

    The ski resort town of Park City is the home of this film festival sponsored by Robert Redford's organization

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    Sundance

  45. VERMONT

    The Vermont quarter shows a hardy resident holding a bucket to tap two of these trees

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    Maple

  46. IDAHO

    According to its auto license plates, Idaho is famous for these

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    Potatoes

  47. WASHINGTON STATE SYMBOLS

    Washington is the USA's leading grower of these, the state's official fruit

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    Apples

  48. WEST VIRGINIA

    This state nickname makes sense given West Virginia's mean elevation of more than 1,500 feet

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    The Mountain State

  49. ON WISCONSIN

    The USDA reported that Wisconsin's dairy plants produced 205.8 million lbs. of this in January 2008

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    Cheese

  50. WYOMING

    When the Union Pacific railroad entered Wyoming in 1867, several towns sprang up, including this capital

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    Cheyenne

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