State Quiz - Pennsylvania

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Pennsylvania?
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Last updated: August 30, 2020
First submittedAugust 1, 2014
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Capital city
Harrisburg
Most populous city
Philadelphia
Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
Religious group of the above
Quakers
Religious group of Lancaster county
Amish
TV show set in Scranton
The Office
State nickname
The Keystone
State
Second most populous city
Pittsburgh
"Three rivers" of the above
Allegheny
Monongahela
Ohio
Western Pennsylvania
equivalent of "y'all"
Yinz
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Answer
Major Civil War battle of 1863
Gettysburg
Name of both a city and a
(now defunct) steel company
Bethlehem
City that Billy Joel wrote a song about
Allentown
City struck by a deadly flood in 1889
Johnstown
Mountainous region of northeast PA
(hint: starts with P)
The Poconos
Meatloaf-like dish made
with pork scraps and cornmeal
Scrapple
City home to Penn State University
State College
Chocolatetown, USA
Hershey
Great Lake that Pennsylvania borders
Erie
Punxsutawney Phil's holiday
Groundhog Day
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Level 65
Aug 4, 2014
Youse or Youse Guys should also be accepted for 'Yinz'
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Level 70
Aug 6, 2014
Yous guys is more of a Philly, Southeastern PA expression. Yinz is for Western PA and Pittsburgh.
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Level 87
Aug 19, 2014
True, but that having been said, there's no definitive spelling, it being a verbal expression. So "yins" should also be accepted.
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Level 74
Aug 19, 2014
I tried Youse AND youse guys thinking that the QM mixed up his east and west. Never heard of Yinz
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Level ∞
Aug 19, 2014
Yins will work now. Youse is incorrect.
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Level 82
Sep 14, 2014
I made the same attempts that buck did, but I think that's more of a New Jersey thing.
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Level 52
Sep 14, 2014
as someone who grew up near Pittsburgh, it is definitely "yinz" or "yins", and never "youse".
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Level 52
Sep 14, 2014
actually, Pittsburghers are colloquially known as "Yinzers" in PA and in the region.
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2020
As a native Philadelphian, I have never heard anybody say Youse, although I know it isn't as common as it used to be.

And twendesasa, I have never heard people referred to as Yinzers.

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Level 71
Sep 6, 2020
It’s good to hear that Philadelphia may have cleaned up its grammar in the intervening decades since I grew up there, but “youse/youze” was absolutely the ONLY way to say the plural “you”. It was a staple of the regional speech.
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Level 69
Sep 15, 2014
Yins, yinz, yunz, you'uns, or youns should all be considered correct. All are listed in the Wikipedia article on Pittsburgh English.
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Level 84
Oct 15, 2019
I tried youins but didn't think to drop the "ou"
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Level 69
Jan 20, 2021
I came to post the same thing again, only to realize I posted this 6 years ago. Still hasn't been addressed. There is no single "correct" spelling of this, so all similar variants should be accepted.
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Level 78
Jan 26, 2021
I tried youns.
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Level 50
Feb 23, 2021
Yeah I was so sure it was y'uns or you'uns (knew it was short for you ones) but neither worked.
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Level 63
Jul 29, 2021
If you ever visit Pittsburgh you will only ever see it spelled yinz. and you will see it on signs everywhere. I have only ever heard someone use it naturally once or twice since I moved here though.
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Level 54
Feb 4, 2021
I'm from NEPA and I typed youse and tried to spell it a few different ways. Then I re-read the question and saw the western pa part and knew it was yinz.
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Level 87
Aug 19, 2014
Panhaas or panhaw should be accepted for the pork scrap question - it's what the makers call it.
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Level ∞
Aug 19, 2014
Panhaas or panrabbit will work now.
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Level 75
Sep 14, 2014
YESSSSS easiest quiz ever being a PA native, loved it so much. What a great state, and by the way, scrapple is the greatest food on earth.
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Level 34
Jan 11, 2017
PA native too, transplanted to TX....scrapple is indeed the greatest food ever! my poor deprived cihldren will never know the joys of Saturday morning scrapple, pancakes, and chocolate milk!
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Level 29
Dec 27, 2019
why not? its super easy to make.
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Level 67
Jan 20, 2021
I feel dumb for not getting that one. I kept trying variations of the word like "scrappy," "scrappie," etc., but I kept forgetting the "l" :P
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Level 60
Sep 16, 2014
Yinz cudda had a question about IRON CITY beer...
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Level 73
Jan 21, 2021
That would be ERN City beer...as in "Yinz going ta pump some ern?"
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Level 81
May 25, 2016
Totally thrown off by the clue calling scrapple "meatloaf-like!" Dogfood-like, maybe...
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Level 81
Aug 31, 2020
I always enjoy going back and finding my comments from previous times I took each quiz. I may have been a little too hard on our local "everything but the oink" pig product. I know many of my fellow mid-Atlantic brethren love it. But, I still think meatloaf-like isn't really accurate - it always seemed more like sausage (bad sausage) than meatloaf to me.
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Level 46
Mar 24, 2017
All of you people who don't live in the mid-atlantic region of the United States are missing out on what scrapple tastes like. Awesome! I live in Delaware by the way :)
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Level 78
Mar 27, 2019
Scrapple has made it's way out of the Mid-Atlantic states.It is in Kentucky and probably Ohio also. Possibly thanks to the large and growing Amish and Mennonite populations.
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Level 78
Jan 26, 2021
You can't just throw away the hogshead when you butcher. There's lots of good meat left on it. We always made headcheese or souse with it, and my cousin from Pennsylvania told me to add corn meal to it to get something similar to scrapple but I never tried it. I'd like to, though.
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Level 37
Aug 29, 2019
Scrapple sounds (and tastes) as what it should be: scrapped.
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Level 67
Sep 7, 2019
WE ARE
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Level 67
Jan 20, 2021
I make this comment 1.5 years ago and no one replies with "Penn State"?
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Level 58
Jan 20, 2021
Maybe because they are not the only school to use it...USC started using that chant around the same time, it was made famous for Marshall in a movie, I know they started using it in the late 80s, but that chant was done at my high school in the 50s which is 2 decades before Penn St used it. Countless other high schools also have claim on that chant, it isn't original to PSU.
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Level 73
Jan 21, 2021
PENN STATE! (Just saw this now...class of 1985 here.)
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Level 84
Aug 30, 2020
Gee, nothing about TMI? (That's Three Mile Island, not too much information.)
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Level 82
Aug 31, 2020
Yeah, definitely surprised to see no mention of that. That was a pretty significant PA-specific thing.
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Level 66
Jan 18, 2021
Since many believe that yinz/yunz/younz is actually a bastardization of young'uns I think that any spelling with "ou" or "u" should be acceptable. For that matter, any spelling with "s" or a "z" should be accepted. Its a visual representation of a spoken word and therefore doesn't actually have a correct spelling.
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Level 63
Jul 29, 2021
Pittsburgh seems to have only really embraced the yinz spelling. You can find it on shirts, signs, mugs, everywhere in the city, but it is always y-i-n-z.
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Level 66
Jan 18, 2021
Quick question, according to the Penn State Wiki page, its location is also listed as "University Park." Is there any way this could also be accepted?
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Level 53
Jan 20, 2021
Seconded. University Park should absolutely be accepted.
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Level 67
Jan 20, 2021
I feel like that would be unfair. I'm a State College native who goes to Penn State, and "University Park" really only refers to the section of town that the campus sits on. No one around here would refer to University Park as its own "city."
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Level 86
Jan 20, 2021
If you know the minutiae of University Park, you know State College as well.Lots of colleges have separate towns for a mailing address even though they are completely surrounded by a proper city. Notre Dame technically isn't in South Bend, but Notre Dame. Yet the people who know that know it's in South Bend.
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Level 73
Jan 21, 2021
Main Campus = University Park w/its own zip code. But no one I've ever heard says "Main Campus" is "in University Park"...it's in State College.
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Level 86
Jan 20, 2021
My grandmother was from Pittsburgh, and I've visited the city a couple times before, so getting the three rivers was easy for me.
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Level 66
Jan 20, 2021
I L'ed OL when I saw that typing the first 3 letters of one of the rivers gave it to me. I get it, though. It's what people call it, and what else would I be trying to type?

Hey, try the Pittsburgh Translator Quiz

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Level 56
Jan 20, 2021
I lived in Bethlehem for a year and I would love to live there again someday. All of PA is beautiful.
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Level 58
Jan 20, 2021
Never been to South Philly have you, I wouldn't exactly call that part of Philly beautiful...
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Level 64
Jan 20, 2021
barely knew anything but then i am greek, and i am only doing this for the badge xD
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Level 70
Jan 20, 2021
Possible type-in: "Friends" or "Society of Friends" for "Quakers"?
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Level 63
Jan 20, 2021
Got 16. Not sure how I typed Scrapple but it didn't work and I couldn't think of anything else. I guessed youall. Never heard of yinz.
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Level 78
Jan 26, 2021
I tried Jonestown, Johnson Town, Johnston Town, Jamestown, Johnsville, then gave up. I hate it when I dance all around the answer but never get it.
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Level 78
Jan 26, 2021
When I read the mountain range beginning with P clue I was reminded of romantic resorts for honeymoons. Every bridal magazine in the '60s had dozens of ads for hotels with pink, heart-shaped tubs for two with dewey-eyed couples looking longingly at each other while drinking champagne. Is it still marketed as a honeymoon destination?
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Level 64
Mar 3, 2021
I'm a descendent of Joseph Johns, founder of Johnstown. He was Amish (the Amish weren't quite so rural back in the early 1800s). The flood was caused by a poorly maintained dam. The ensuing lawsuits led to lasting changes in US liability law.
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Level 86
Aug 30, 2021
I knew a guy in west Philadelphia, born and raised. On the playground was where he spent most of his days. Wonder what happened to him.
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Level 57
Sep 7, 2021
Thinking it was one of the Pittsburgh rivers, I tried about forty different ways of spelling Sesquehanna before I quit in a huff