Random General Knowledge - U.S. States

We give you 20 random questions that can all be answered with the name of a U.S. state. Can you answer them all?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
The answers change every time you play!
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Last updated: May 7, 2021
First submittedDecember 31, 2018
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Level 68
Dec 31, 2018
last one is wrong
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Level 79
Dec 31, 2018
You're probably going to have to be more specific, given that the answers change every time.
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Level 57
Feb 23, 2019
Huh today I learned
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Level 77
Dec 31, 2018
The questions change every time. The "last one" is not the same for everybody. What was actually wrong?
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Level 90
Dec 31, 2018
Although it can be fun to take the quiz a few times with different questions, I'd rather it be a series of non-random quizzes so there's more opportunity to earn points.
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Level ∞
Dec 31, 2018
Many of these questions come from our regular general knowledge quizzes, but I added a few more to fill it out.
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Level 79
Dec 31, 2018
the answer to what follows Missouri alphabetically can't be Missouri! please fix this question.
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Level ∞
Dec 31, 2018
Fixed
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Level 85
Jan 1, 2019
"What state's population has grown by the greatest amount since 1960" should be percentage rather than amount.
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Level ∞
Jan 1, 2019
Fixed, thanks.
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Level 59
Jan 1, 2019
In the question about Gilmore Girls, I just thought about Jared Padalecki, not even the question.
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Level 84
Jan 3, 2019
Despite being a Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders is actually from New York. You could rephrase the question to be like the Mitt Romney question in order to keep the answer the same.
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Level 71
Jan 5, 2019
Kansas was also a best-selling band ("Dust in the Wind") whose name was a state, young'un! ~~•~~ Also, I could have *sworn* I typed in "Alabama" (after I realized Kansas was getting no love), and it wasn't working. It could have been my mistake, but would you double check? :-}
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Level 44
Feb 24, 2019
Wow, I had heard of Kansas, but not Alabama (the bands).
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Level 65
May 7, 2021
Also Texas
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Level 73
May 7, 2021
Agreed, I would have thought the band Texas is at least as well known and successful as the one in the answer, certainly in the UK anyway.
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Level 67
May 7, 2021
Yeah agreed, I think Kansas is a much more famous band than Alabama.
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Level ∞
May 7, 2021
The question says "THE best-selling band", not "A best-selling band". There is one and only one correct answer, and it's not Kansas or Texas.
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Level 55
Feb 18, 2019
Little House on the Prairie - the book - is about South Dakota. The TV show is set in Minnesota. Kansas is wrong for both.
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Level 78
Feb 23, 2019
The third book of the Little House series, Little House on the Prairie, is set near Independence, Kansas.The Ingalls family lived in Minnesota in the first book, Little House in the Big Woods. The second book, Farmer Boy, is about Almanzo's childhood in New York. The Ingalls family moved from Minnesota to Kansas Territory in the third book. They moved to Plum Creek, Minnesota in the fourth book, and finally moved near De Smet, South Dakota in the fifth book, By the Shores of Silver Lake. De Smet was the setting for the remainder of the books, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four Years (which was published posthumously, from a manuscript found among the belongings of Laura's daughter, Rose, after Rose's death.) Laura and Almanzo eventually moved to Mansfield, Missouri. The book, Little House on the Prairie, was definitely set in Kansas. My copies are dog-eared from so many re-readings, which I still enjoy doing.
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Level 82
Jan 21, 2020
Thanks for that, ander217. That was such a nice read. I loved the TV show growing up, and unfortunately, never read any of the books, but was always captivated by the story of the whole family. (similar to Anne Frank, only not as heart-rendingly tragic)
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Level 25
Feb 24, 2019
Little House in the Big Woods is set in Wisconsin, not Minnesota. You can visit the area near Pepin, Wisconsin. They promote it and have a visitor's center, cabins etc.

https://www.lauraingallspepin.com/

I always enjoyed the Little House books and now my granddaughters are reading them. We live here in Wisconsin and are planning a visit this summer to Pepin.

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Level 84
Feb 25, 2019
The ultra pedantic view of Alaska having the most eastern point is a typically American smarty pants bit of b.s. when it's included in every reference source to the point of excluding the common sense most western point. It is quite an expedition to find out where is the last point you would wind up if travelling in a westward direction in the Aleutian Islands. All reference materials act as if suddenly a person would turn around and start travelling east at the thoroughly imaginary, man made 180° line. Common sense says that little ledge off Lubec, Maine is the easternmost point and the westernmost is the first point to be reached going east from Russia.
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Level 82
Feb 27, 2019
So you missed that one? I would have gotten it. Worst comment I've seen all day. If you don't know something you don't know something. "Common sense" doesn't make something right. "Common sense" tells most people that if you dangle two strips of paper in parallel next to each other and blow air between them they will move outward. But try it and see what happens. Don't whine to us about the laws of physics being typical pedantic American smarty pants BS when it's not what you expected, though.
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Level 83
Apr 6, 2020
@kalbumahat 'I would have gotten it.' Of course you would. Impossible that you wouldn't.
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Level 82
May 7, 2021
Not sure what you are implying but if it's that I think I'm always right your implication is asinine and demonstrably false.
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Level 62
Feb 28, 2019
I think the question needs to be more specific. If you don't specify the reference point, then Maine should also be an acceptable answer. Trick questions really just serve to make people feel stupid, and to make others feel superior because they recognize the "trick". I didn't have this question when I took the quiz, but I would have gotten it wrong as well. I would have assumed that the reference was the center of the US. Since the reference point was not clarified, all you can do is assume.
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Level 63
May 7, 2021
Of course you're right, someone. Calling Alaska the easternmost point of the US isn't clever - it just shows that the person doesn't know the difference between the east, which is a cardinal direction that's always relative and thus changes according to the topic at hand, and the "eastern hemisphere".

Obviously, to any sane person, Maine is the easternmost US state.

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Level 82
May 7, 2021
So you got it wrong, too? It's not clever. It's factually correct. Do "sane" people believe that New Caledonia is the Westernmost territory of France, because you can get there going in a Westwardly direction from Paris? And if you leave from French Guiana going west you'd get to it sooner than if you left from Cannes going east. Are you really going to try to insist that this is the only sane and correct way to think of New Caledonia? Or are you going to use double standards as usual to suit your own biases while hurling unfounded insults at those who are more correct but disagree with you?
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Level ∞
May 7, 2021
Don't pretend that this is some sort of trick question. We say "technically speaking", which is a MASSIVE hint about the correct answer.
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Level 45
Feb 26, 2019
"Dollyland" is not the name of the theme park in Tennessee. It's called Dollywood, like Hollywood.
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Level 83
Apr 6, 2020
^What he says.
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Level 69
Nov 18, 2020
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Level 71
Jan 22, 2021
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Level ∞
May 7, 2021
Fixed.
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Level 83
Nov 10, 2020
Too Montana-centric.
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Level 73
Dec 27, 2020
For me it was too Hawaii-centric! (3 answers were Hawaii)
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Level 55
Dec 16, 2020
Iowa hold's the first primary.
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Level 73
Dec 27, 2020
holds*
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Level 66
May 7, 2021
Iowa holds the first caucus. New Hampshire holds the first primary. The caucus functions a little differently than the primary in terms of voting process, although both serve the same purpose. The difference isn't that significant, functionally speaking, but New Hampshire makes a really big deal out of always having the first primary. It's even written into New Hampshire law that the primary has to be a week before any other state primary.
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Level 55
Feb 8, 2021
"What state is geographically closest to London geographically?"
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Level 63
May 7, 2021
I think it's meant to be a geography question.
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Level 52
May 7, 2021
I'm reporting that redundancy to the Department of Redundancy department
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Level ∞
May 7, 2021
Haha, fixed.
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Level 55
May 7, 2021
"In what state did Donald Trump receive the highest percentage of votes?"

Now that Trump has been in 2 presidential elections, could that question be changed to specify 2016 vs. 2020?

(Also, for both of those elections actually, based on all the data I've seen, Wyoming was actually ahead of West Virginia by around 1%, so I'm not sure where this data is from.)

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Level ∞
May 7, 2021
Updated
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Level 49
May 17, 2021
Wyoming had 68.2% of its voters voting for Trump. (West Virginia received 67.9%)
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Level 49
May 17, 2021
Source from NY Times
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Level 16
May 7, 2021
"What state had a referendum in 2010 to consider dropping the words "and Providence Plantations" from its official name, but decided to keep them?" This question should be altered because the name was recently changed.
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Level ∞
May 7, 2021
Updated
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Level 63
May 7, 2021
The Texas state flower isn't a yellow rose???
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Level 43
May 7, 2021
I think “France” is spelled incorrectly in the answers lol