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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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Last updated: April 18, 2019
First submittedApril 17, 2019
Times taken6,007
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1. Barack Obama
Hawaii
Illinois
California
New York
Honolulu, Hawaii
2. Bill Clinton
Michigan
Arkansas
New York
Texas
Hope, Arkansas
3. Louis Armstrong
Louisiana
Kansas
Tennessee
Washington
New Orleans, Louisiana
4. Will Smith
South Dakota
Pennsylvania
California
Connecticut
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5. Bill Gates
Massachusetts
Washington
Florida
Montana
Seattle, Washington
6. Michael Jackson
Minnesota
South Carolina
Texas
Indiana
Gary, Indiana
7. Bruce Springsteen
Maine
Utah
New Jersey
Wisconsin
Long Branch, New Jersey
8. LeBron James
Ohio
Iowa
Georgia
Mississippi
Akron, Ohio
9. Bob Dylan
Rhode Island
Alabama
Minnesota
New York
Duluth, Minnesota
10. Elvis Presley
Mississippi
Tennessee
North Carolina
Nevada
Tupelo, Mississippi
11. Babe Ruth
New Mexico
Massachusetts
New York
Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
12. Mark Twain
Alaska
New Hampshire
Missouri
Indiana
Florida, Missouri
13. Stephen King
Maine
Kansas
Oregon
Colorado
Portland, Maine
14. Abraham Lincoln
Pennsylvania
Kentucky
Virginia
Illinois
LaRue County, Kentucky
15. Henry Ford
Michigan
Missouri
Oklahoma
Delaware
Greenfield Township, Michigan
16. George Washington
Georgia
Virginia
Massachusetts
New York
Westmoreland County, Virginia
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level 65
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 51
Jul 7, 2019
The proverbial You think long you think wrong
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level 68
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 68
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 74
Apr 19, 2019
Not unfair, just tricky.
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level 61
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 79
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 62
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 72
Jul 5, 2019
in the wild wild west?
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level 79
May 24, 2019
Should have had "Florida" as one of the choices for Twain ;)
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level 76
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 77
Jul 5, 2019
Had no idea where Ruth was from; could at least make educated guesses about the rest.