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U.S. State Nicknames Quiz

Guess the official nicknames of the U.S. states, according to Wikipedia.
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First submittedSeptember 3, 2012
Last updatedJune 4, 2016
Times taken16,561
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State
Nickname
Alabama
None official
Alaska
Last Frontier
Arizona
Grand Canyon State
Arkansas
Natural State
California
Golden State
Colorado
Centennial State
Connecticut
Constitution State
Delaware
First State
Florida
Sunshine State
Georgia
Peach State
Hawaii
Aloha State
Idaho
Gem State
Illinois
Prairie State
Indiana
Hoosier State
Iowa
Hawkeye State
Kansas
Sunflower State
Kentucky
Bluegrass State
State
Nickname
Louisiana
Pelican State
Maine
Pine State or
Vacationland
Maryland
Old Line State
Massachusetts
Bay State
Michigan
Great Lakes State
Minnesota
North Star State
Mississippi
Magnolia State
Missouri
Show-Me State
Montana
Treasure State
Nebraska
Cornhusker State
Nevada
Silver State
New Hampshire
Granite State
New Jersey
Garden State
New Mexico
Land of Enchantment
New York
Empire State
North Carolina
Old North State or
Tar Heel State
North Dakota
Peace Garden State
State
Nickname
Ohio
Buckeye State
Oklahoma
Sooner State
Oregon
Beaver State
Pennsylvania
Keystone State
Rhode Island
Ocean State
South Carolina
Palmetto State
South Dakota
Mount Rushmore State
Tennessee
Volunteer State
Texas
Lone Star State
Utah
Beehive State
Vermont
Green Mountain State
Virginia
Old Dominion
Washington
Evergreen State
West Virginia
Mountain State
Wisconsin
None official
Wyoming
Equality State
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level 66
Sep 17, 2014
I'm sad only 10% know North Dakota is the Peace Garden State. Y'all need to see the International Peace Garden. It's glorious!
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level 61
Oct 26, 2016
Well, with the oil pipeline being built there and the controversy going on because of it, it's neither peaceful, nor a garden.
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level 80
Oct 26, 2016
Right, because one event in a state that is 70,000 square miles should define everything about it. Got it.
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level 83
Mar 28, 2015
"Land of Enchantment" is not accepted for some reason.
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level 84
Mar 29, 2015
Try ‘enchantmaent’.
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level ∞
Mar 29, 2015
Fixed!
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level 61
Jun 4, 2015
I think "Cowboy State" and "Equality State" are both officially recognized as Wyoming's nicknames. I know Alabama is called the "Yellow Hammer" state. Is that not official?
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level 83
Jun 4, 2015
It's also the Cotton and Lizard state, but sadly (especially for the latter) it doesn't have an official nickname. Wisconsin's nickname is also unofficial, so it shouldn't be included in the quiz.
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level 79
Jun 25, 2018
I always thought WI was "America's Dairyland" and I lived next door in MN for a couple of years - learn something nearly every time on Jetpunk.
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level 36
Jun 4, 2015
when you drive through Wyoming, visit Jackson, they really hammer home that they were so quick to give women the vote. Equality is something very important to them now to balance the fact that they are known as Dick Cheney's home.
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level 61
Oct 26, 2016
I bet that, on the whole, Jackson's the only part of Wyoming that cares about equality.
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level 80
Oct 26, 2016
And why would you say that niels? Doesn't sound like you've ever been there.
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level 77
Jun 4, 2015
American and only got 16 of these including a few I got by guessing and by accident. I missed "Mount Rushmore State" even though I typed in "Rushmore"... feel a bit robbed on that one... but also embarrassed to missed the Golden State and Empire State, the former of which I even lived in for a while. Definitely should have known Bluegrass, Hoosier, and Sooner, as well. And I had heard "Land of Enchantment" but that seems more like a license plate slogan than official nickname... similar to "Virginia is for Lover's," or North Carolina's "First in Flight" or Indiana's "If You're Here You Are Probably Driving Somewhere Else."
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level ∞
Jun 4, 2015
Simply Rushmore will work now.
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level 71
Oct 26, 2016
On the subject of license plate slogans, a folklorist friend of mine tells me that when Indiana held a public competition for a new one, someone submitted "Indiana: Bring Something To Do." Should have won.
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level 63
Jun 4, 2015
Only 21% know Michigan is the Great Lakes State? That's sad. You guys should visit our lakes soon - they're unsalted and shark-free! :)
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level 30
Jun 6, 2015
Going up to Mackinac Island in 2 weeks!
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level 80
Oct 26, 2016
There's a difference between knowing that Michigan is surrounded by awesome lakes and knowing that "Great Lakes" is the state motto.
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level 76
Oct 29, 2016
I totally forgot that one, despite my mother being from there, and a number of trips myself. Tried "wolverine" several times, alas.
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level 65
Jun 30, 2017
I tried the "Urban Decay," "Don't get shot in Detroit," "Automobile," "Car," and "Don't drink the water in Flint" state. Really surprised none of them worked for Michigan.
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level 77
Jun 29, 2018
How negative and closed-minded of you. Thanks for sharing.
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level 40
Mar 17, 2019
Because 1 city defines an entire state? Your world must be small.
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level 66
Jun 4, 2015
Maine is the Pine Tree State, not the Pine State.
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level 65
Jun 4, 2015
Can't believe I missed my own state!
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level 28
Jun 4, 2015
Isn't Michigan the Wolverine State?
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level 54
Jun 4, 2015
I tried that right away... and also the mitten :)
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level 63
Jun 5, 2015
Unofficially, yes, both Wolverine State and The Mitten are used. So is America's High Five. :)
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level 58
Jun 6, 2015
If I had just gone with my gut and guessed more college mascot names I would've done much better!!
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level 32
Jun 8, 2015
I live in North Carolina and have never heard of that nickname... no wonder it's the least guessed.
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level 60
Jun 21, 2015
I'm pretty sure that the official nickname of North Carolina is the Tar Heel State.
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level 69
Jun 1, 2016
Even Wikipedia says NC's primary nickname is Tar Heel state. Everyone knows it's the Tar Heel state. Why is it not accepted? You can't establish rules for the quiz and then not follow those rules.
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level ∞
Jun 3, 2016
Wikipedia changed, so I changed the quiz!
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level 72
Jun 7, 2016
Maryland is also known as the Free State. Never heard the Old Line State before...
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level 76
Oct 29, 2016
According to maryland.gov, both are acceptable nicknames. (No prizes for guessing which one I prefer!)
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level 74
Oct 14, 2016
You should accept Empire State of the South for Georgia.
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level 40
Mar 17, 2019
Seeing how that's not the official name, why should it be accepted?
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level 64
Oct 26, 2016
Remembered "Garden State" as I clicked give up...
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level 39
Oct 26, 2016
only 17% know Colorado's? shame!
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level 67
Oct 26, 2016
I thought Wisconsin had officially adopted "Badger State"?
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level 70
Oct 26, 2016
or,...Dairy State
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level 61
Oct 26, 2016
It certainly helps to know the mascots of their state colleges: Buckeyes, Hoosiers, Sooners, Beavers, etc.
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level 35
Oct 26, 2016
Jesus this was so hard
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level 29
Oct 26, 2016
Wisconsin is the badger state. might want to fix that. The cheeseheads wont be happy if you dont
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level 47
Oct 26, 2016
My whole childhood growing up in New Orleans I never heard "Pelican State". Our license plates said "The Sportsman's Paradise".
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level 49
Oct 27, 2016
As soon as the quiz ended I recognized 6 of the 20 I missed. Some of those I would forget even if I retook the quiz right away.
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level 57
Sep 21, 2018
College mascots will only get you so far, but license plates help out quite a bit.