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U.S. States by Clue

Based on the clue, name the U.S. state.
Answers must correspond to the yellow box
Last updated: January 28, 2013
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Clue
State
Top potato producer
Idaho
Top apple producer
Washington
Named for Queen Elizabeth
Virginia
The Quaker State
Pennsylvania
First atomic bomb detonation
New Mexico
Has two peninsulas
Michigan
Nicknamed the "Silver State"
Nevada
Trail of tears destination
Oklahoma
Where Lincoln was born
Kentucky
The Hoosier state
Indiana
Auburn University
Alabama
Lake Okeechobee
Florida
Clue
State
Vanderbilt's "Breakers" mansion
Rhode Island
Huck Finn's home state
Missouri
Has "parishes" instead of counties
Louisiana
Edison's laboratory
New Jersey
Where Teddy Roosevelt played cowboy
North Dakota
Cotton Mather
Massachusetts
Was part of another state until 1863
West Virginia
Air Force Academy
Colorado
1st state to ratify the Constitution
Delaware
Woodstock
New York
Holds the first Presidential caucus
Iowa
Yale
Connecticut
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level 64
Mar 4, 2013
Only 43% know that Michigan has two peninsulas? Wow.
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level 35
May 26, 2014
I forgot about michigan. I was thinking about the coastal states like new york or something.
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level 60
May 30, 2017
Actually, I feel this is a very poorly worded clue. There are several coastal states that have two (or more) peninsulas. It should read something like "made up (almost) entirely of two peninsulas".
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level 75
Mar 8, 2018
The lower one is so f-ing big I didn't think of it as a peninsula.
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level 20
Mar 4, 2013
Why are these clues so hard??
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level 32
Mar 4, 2013
To satisfy all the cracks here ;)
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level 71
Feb 17, 2016
found them easy except for cotton mather and vanderbilt mansion
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level 21
Mar 4, 2013
Yeah.. I wouldn't say these are really clues... I got 1/24. And I'm a pretty smart cookie. This was too hard.
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level 43
Mar 5, 2013
If you got 1/24 on these and claim to know any facts about the United States, you should probably stop claiming that. If you're not from the U.S., then I can see why these would be difficult.
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level 35
Jun 27, 2014
This was one of the best quizzes I have yet seen here. Relevant and yet still esoteric enough. Very similar to what I would expect to see on jeopardy.
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level 44
Sep 17, 2014
Esoteric means obscure or highly specialized. Is that what you meant? Like how many tons of potatoes does Idaho produce each year? That is esoteric.
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level 46
Oct 31, 2014
Great, great, great, great grandpa Cotton.
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level 44
Nov 9, 2014
21/24. Missed the air force one, the cowboy one, and the cotton one