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People by U.S. State - Multiple Choice

Can you guess the states in which these people were born?
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First submittedApril 17, 2019
Last updatedApril 18, 2019
Times taken5,643
Rating3.89
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1. Barack Obama
Illinois
Hawaii
New York
California
Honolulu, Hawaii
2. Bill Clinton
Michigan
New York
Arkansas
Texas
Hope, Arkansas
3. Louis Armstrong
Louisiana
Washington
Tennessee
Kansas
New Orleans, Louisiana
4. Will Smith
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
California
Connecticut
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5. Bill Gates
Montana
Washington
Massachusetts
Florida
Seattle, Washington
6. Michael Jackson
South Carolina
Texas
Indiana
Minnesota
Gary, Indiana
7. Bruce Springsteen
Wisconsin
New Jersey
Utah
Maine
Long Branch, New Jersey
8. LeBron James
Iowa
Georgia
Mississippi
Ohio
Akron, Ohio
9. Bob Dylan
Rhode Island
Minnesota
New York
Alabama
Duluth, Minnesota
10. Elvis Presley
Nevada
Mississippi
Tennessee
North Carolina
Tupelo, Mississippi
11. Babe Ruth
Massachusetts
New Mexico
New York
Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
12. Mark Twain
Indiana
Missouri
Alaska
New Hampshire
Florida, Missouri
13. Stephen King
Colorado
Oregon
Kansas
Maine
Portland, Maine
14. Abraham Lincoln
Virginia
Illinois
Kentucky
Pennsylvania
LaRue County, Kentucky
15. Henry Ford
Michigan
Delaware
Oklahoma
Missouri
Greenfield Township, Michigan
16. George Washington
Georgia
New York
Massachusetts
Virginia
Westmoreland County, Virginia
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level 63
Apr 17, 2019
Don't think you need that much time for multiple choice, I finished with 3:21 remaining. :-)
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level 75
Apr 28, 2019
Speak fer yourself. I needed it and still only got 50%.
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level 46
Jul 7, 2019
The proverbial You think long you think wrong
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level 67
Apr 18, 2019
I think you need to mix up the order of the answer choices.
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level ∞
Apr 18, 2019
Whoops, forgot to randomize. Fixed now!
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level 39
Apr 18, 2019
Barack Obama is originally from Hawaii, but lived in and represented Illinois in later life. Lincoln came from Kentucky, but represented Illinois. Those two are unfair questions when you have to choose between their birth state and home state.
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level 66
Apr 18, 2019
Not really unfair, since it specifies in the instructions that it's where they were born.
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level 38
Apr 18, 2019
^ Bingo!
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level 73
Apr 19, 2019
Not unfair, just tricky.
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level 59
Jul 5, 2019
I was actually worried that this quiz would be laden with traps, but those are really the only two trick questions, and I think they are fair: Barack Obama's birth place was (however disgracefully) a subject of much discussion, so the fact that he was born in Hawaii came up quite a bit during his presidency. Lincoln's early life in a log cabin is also commonly known and although I think his birth place is the trickiest on this quiz, his whole life is the subject of much study, so if you're going to pick one person for a truly tricky question, he's a good candidate.
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level 67
Jul 5, 2019
There are a couple of other tricky ones, like Elvis (born in Mississippi, but famously lived on the Graceland estate in Tennessee) and Babe Ruth (born in Maryland, but most famously played ball for the New York Yankees and, before them, the Boston Red Sox.)
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level 77
Apr 21, 2019
to be precise, smith was born and raised in the west part of that state's city
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level 71
Apr 25, 2019
And now we all have the Fresh Prince theme in our heads
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level 56
Jul 5, 2019
I almost got that one wrong. "How on earth should I know where Will Smith is from?" "oh wait... Iiiiiin West ...." :)
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level 67
Jul 5, 2019
But where did he spend most of his days?
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level 71
Jul 5, 2019
in the wild wild west?
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level 78
May 24, 2019
Should have had "Florida" as one of the choices for Twain ;)
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level 75
Jul 6, 2019
Nice one, cornflakesfu. Many people don't realize he was born in Florida, MO and moved to Hannibal a few years later.
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level 76
Jul 5, 2019
Had no idea where Ruth was from; could at least make educated guesses about the rest.