Two Letter State Abbreviations Quiz

Beat the clock to guess the two-letter abbreviation for each selected state.
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: September 1, 2018
First submittedFebruary 6, 2012
Times taken427,612
Rating4.02
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State
Abbv.
Alabama
AL
Alaska
AK
Arizona
AZ
Arkansas
AR
California
CA
Colorado
CO
Connecticut
CT
Delaware
DE
Florida
FL
Georgia
GA
Hawaii
HI
Idaho
ID
Illinois
IL
State
Abbv.
Indiana
IN
Iowa
IA
Kansas
KS
Kentucky
KY
Louisiana
LA
Maine
ME
Maryland
MD
Massachusetts
MA
Michigan
MI
Minnesota
MN
Mississippi
MS
Missouri
MO
Montana
MT
State
Abbv.
Nebraska
NE
Nevada
NV
New Hampshire
NH
New Jersey
NJ
New Mexico
NM
New York
NY
North Carolina
NC
North Dakota
ND
Ohio
OH
Oklahoma
OK
Oregon
OR
Pennsylvania
PA
State
Abbv.
Rhode Island
RI
South Carolina
SC
South Dakota
SD
Tennessee
TN
Texas
TX
Utah
UT
Vermont
VT
Virginia
VA
Washington
WA
West Virginia
WV
Wisconsin
WI
Wyoming
WY
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Level 55
Feb 6, 2012
7 seconds left.
+13
Level 29
Nov 5, 2014
50/50 untimed
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Level 55
Nov 17, 2018
Not enough time. Even when I typed my best speed incouldninyl get 31
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Level 62
Feb 16, 2019
That's the challenge!
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Level 62
Mar 3, 2020
45 first try with 21 the average, not bad!
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Level 66
Apr 22, 2020
What's 'incouldninyl'?
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Level 34
May 8, 2020
vigenus Same, but I got 51.
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Level 60
Apr 30, 2019
11 seconds
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Level 45
Apr 30, 2019
27 seconds
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Level 53
Feb 26, 2020
43 seconds left
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Level 18
May 8, 2020
14! That is below average probably because I don't know the abbreviations of any of them I just guessed and after a few tries I got the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and so on. I am from the UK and I am 8 so I am pretty proud of myself.
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Level 15
Feb 6, 2012
also 7 seconds left.
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Level 66
Feb 6, 2012
:07
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Level 12
Feb 6, 2012
11 seconds left... thats whats up!
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Level 27
Oct 4, 2012
yeah right
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Level 60
Apr 30, 2019
I got 11 seconds left as well
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Level 45
Sep 26, 2019
I got 13 seconds left its not that hard
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Level 81
Oct 23, 2019
Very hard to say something civil here.
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Level 12
Feb 6, 2012
@bradenxsinclair - beat you!!!
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Level 52
Feb 6, 2012
No wonder the average score was so low. Didn't notice how short the timer was until it was too late. Hah!
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Level 45
Feb 6, 2012
1 second left and I'm not american!
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Level 28
Feb 6, 2012
me too synch...ugh i am so bad at these!!
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Level 85
Feb 6, 2012
3 seconds left. Whew!
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Level 34
Feb 6, 2012
I was taking my sweet old time, and all of a sudden the quiz ended half way through. I didn't realize it was a speed thing.
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Level 89
Nov 7, 2018
Yup, just a typing test.
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Level 29
Feb 7, 2012
I knew all of these but only got 26, the Ms always throw me a bit and my typing obviously isn't fast enough!
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Level 15
Feb 7, 2012
They should really increase the time. I got all right on first time except I didn't get to finish the last 20.
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Level 24
Feb 7, 2012
:01. wow.
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Level 21
Feb 8, 2012
I kinda beat all of you. :13 seconds left. Get on my level.
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Level 45
Sep 26, 2019
Same, 7 and a half years later
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Level 22
Feb 8, 2012
I enjoyed this quiz very much.
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Level 21
Feb 8, 2012
I kinda re-beat all of you. :22 seconds left. I just upped my own bar.
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Level 43
Feb 9, 2012
:31 left. It's not hard when you aren't guessing.
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Level 27
Jun 13, 2012
How is that even possible? ... ... ... really, tell me.
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Level 60
Mar 11, 2018
Well theres 100 letters that you have to type total. If you’ve memorized not only the abbreviations themselves but the order in which they go in this quiz, then its purely typing. To type 100 letters in 30 seconds means typing at about 3.3 / second, which is reasonable if youre a fast typer. Its possible, but tbh youre probably right that its not real cuz who would put in the effort to memorize the order?
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Level 70
Jul 23, 2018
Plenty of people who do quizzes like this.
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Level 81
Sep 2, 2018
1:00 left 50/50
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Level 80
Apr 30, 2019
Know the answers. Read ahead so you're not pausing at every answer. Type fast.
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Level 16
Feb 10, 2012
:19
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Level 28
Feb 17, 2012
no time to guess :(
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Level 13
Feb 18, 2012
there should really be some more time. Barely noticed how much time was given until i noticed that i was already done.
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Level 18
Apr 24, 2012
ever occur to you that maybe some of us cant type that freakin fast?
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Level 66
Aug 15, 2014
Do some Mavis Beacon, then try again.
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Level 63
Mar 2, 2015
Mavis Beacon!!! LOL
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Level 27
Apr 24, 2012
After wasting twenty minutes on this quiz I finally got it with 32 seconds left and my hands hurt T.T
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Level 17
Apr 24, 2012
In time and not American!
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Level 38
May 1, 2012
4 seconds to spare (:
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Level 64
May 28, 2012
Whoa! Timing is definitely a problem with this one!
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Level 26
Jun 22, 2012
1 second left
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Level 12
Aug 15, 2012
0:23 once I realized it was timed -- hurrah!
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Level 14
Jan 21, 2013
50 and I'm an Australian teenager
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Level 60
Mar 23, 2013
Give us more time!!
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Level 55
Apr 24, 2013
1 second left!
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Level 77
Jun 14, 2013
Needs more time!
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Level 25
Jun 20, 2013
Wish I could read quicker :(
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Level 20
Jul 18, 2013
23/50... and I'm English :P but then I was just guessing the letters.
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Level 23
Oct 26, 2015
Omg same! But I got 18/50 XD
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Level 21
Aug 15, 2013
damn, I was just taking my sweet time, then the time was up after only getting 26.
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Level 60
Oct 18, 2013
Not enough time.
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Level 36
Feb 28, 2014
UGH! 49/50 when it ended.
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Level 18
Mar 4, 2014
HAH! 10 seconds to victory!
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Level 14
Mar 11, 2014
lol, don't even live in the states and was able to get the average score
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Level 14
Apr 10, 2014
20 seconds!
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Level 51
Apr 13, 2014
Exactly one second left, like defusing a bomb! Wipe sweat from head and exhale.
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Level 78
Sep 9, 2016
Yep, :01 left. MORE than enough time. :-)
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Level 60
Apr 14, 2014
average is only 20? wow, seems low
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Level 52
Apr 14, 2014
need way more time
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Level 50
Jun 12, 2014
this shouldnt be time-restricted to 60 seconds. Is this about typing or knowledge? I know em all easy but 1 minute cant do
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Level 50
Jun 25, 2014
9 seconds... phew!
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Level 50
Aug 7, 2014
And this time around, it is... 13 seconds!
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Level 23
Aug 7, 2014
It's funny how the average for each state decreases as you move through the list. The first few have high averages in the 90's and the last 10 have averages under 20%. Just like the 12 months in 15 second quiz. You should try it.
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Level 82
Aug 7, 2014
Funny because the only way to really complete it in time is to do it in order?
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Level 88
Oct 30, 2014
Well it's certainly the fastest, otherwise you have to use time moving the highlighted box around. If you answer in order, the movement is done for you.
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Level 58
Aug 7, 2014
ups employee so this was no problem
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Level 55
Aug 7, 2014
19 sec left
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Level 53
Oct 3, 2014
From Australia and got all with 9 seconds left!
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Level 15
Nov 25, 2014
19/50 guessing xD
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Level 14
Dec 19, 2014
Not enough time!
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Level 33
Dec 28, 2014
needs WAY more time
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Level 65
Dec 29, 2014
As a non-US citizen this took me six tries because I just couldn't let it go. Now I've finished with 8 seconds to spare I am going to forget these abbreviations probably in the next hour.
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Level 41
Jan 31, 2015
MAKE IT SO YOU CAN TYPE ANY OF THEM IN RANDOMLY
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Level ∞
Feb 1, 2015
I LIKE IT BETTER THIS WAY. IS IT LOUD IN HERE?
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Level 58
Sep 2, 2015
I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE YELLING ABOUT.
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Level 66
Sep 4, 2015
SHUT UP ALL OF YOU! I AM TRYING TO SLEEP HERE.
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2019
Haha This thread made me smile. ow wait... I need to make myself audible over the noise.. hang on..

THIS THREAD MADE ME SMILE !!! *(actually miming the words cause it is way to loud in here to be heard anyway...)

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Level 40
Feb 9, 2015
More time please
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Level 37
Feb 13, 2015
first 2 times I thought my computer was jumping to other quizzes (which it does a lot) because I was just on the 2d row when this ended. Someone here is using fast typing skills to convince themselves they are brighter than most others. I had many secretaries who barely made it through high school who would be brilliant by your standards. But sadly, they just type very fast. When I was in school, they pulled you from typing classes if you were college prep (or smart enough to be). They made you take a foreign language, not typing. Typing was for those not going to college, who were getting full time jobs straight out of high school. It's fine if scoring takes speed into account, but to remove the opportunity to complete these quizzes from the majority of takers is manipulation. Give time for average people to finish and have a chart interpreting scores taking speed into account. But this way, it's just a vanity quiz for speed typists. Very misleading! Too many quizzes are like this.
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Level 80
Feb 26, 2015
Was your father killed by a stenographer or something?
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Level 49
Nov 1, 2016
You literally just made me LOL with this comment!
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Level 58
Apr 10, 2015
Also, why not make your own Two Letter State Abbreviations For Non-Typists quiz with a longer time limit. Or you could get a secretary to do it.
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Level 54
Mar 26, 2017
Which is kind of silly, because at that point it jus becomes ridiculously easy to win. Every state abbreviation could be gotten just be typing the first letter and going through the rest of the letters (HA, HW, HI for Hawaii).
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Level 50
Jan 3, 2017
completely agree with the last bit - this is a quiz that focusses too much on speed. 1 minute is not enough. I know all of them and i can finish it. Either give it more time or put 'speed test' in the heading
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Level 37
Feb 22, 2017
I was also forbidden from taking typing because I was university-bound. But I taught myself quickly once I got to university and had to regularly submit papers and theses!!!
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Level 32
Mar 4, 2018
My physics teacher used to say that the time limit was part of the assessment. You either know the information in time or you don't. I'm sure you're a fine person, but complaining too much about something that's a draw for many other JP users is ridiculous. So if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
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Level 49
Mar 8, 2015
Could you add just one minute longer?
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Level 28
Mar 10, 2015
I only got as far as New Mexico (NM), i.e. 32/50, yet that said I beat 86% of test takers? Definitely an indicator this isn't enough time to complete the quiz!
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Level 36
Apr 9, 2015
im scottish and had 6 seconds left, you know the first letter then take your pick from the second letter or last letter first, thats my technique :)))
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2019
I did notice a lot of times it was the last letter ( very often an a)
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Level 58
Apr 10, 2015
30 seconds at last!

It's hard to remember at speed that Arizona isn't AR (it's the next one), and as a typist the most challenging area is the News because they are all on the same hand, instead of alternating hands which is faster.
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Level 53
Apr 10, 2015
I know them all, but I had to stop the timer to finish it, because I kept accidentally looking ahead and typing those abbreviations.
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Level 65
Apr 12, 2015
7 seconds on my 5th attempt :) not bad for an Aussie
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Level 57
May 22, 2015
Wow! 2 seconds on 10th attempt for a Texan!
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Level 47
Jun 1, 2017
Yeah same here, took me a few goes but as an Australian, that's not be for me
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Level 34
Apr 28, 2015
Ya woo! 35 secs left!
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Level 36
Apr 29, 2015
It was harder for me, I'm Brazilian... huehue
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Level 65
May 14, 2015
I think I'm happier that I only had 2 seconds left. It's like getting the basketball in right before the buzzer.
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Level 35
May 28, 2015
I know all of these....cant type fast enough......
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Level 28
Jun 14, 2015
0:01 remaining. and im a finger typer
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Level 65
Jun 14, 2015
I finally beat it with maybe a half second left.
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Level 65
Aug 2, 2015
:03 after four tries.
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Level 37
Sep 2, 2015
You've got to give people more time. Right now, this quiz doesn't give people time to think, or type even if they do know it!
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Level 70
Nov 1, 2016
Now you can, Try my '2 1/2 minute 2 Letter State Abbreviation Quiz. '
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Level 43
Sep 24, 2015
Why is there such a rush for time?
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Level 55
Nov 9, 2015
Needs more time. Or at least make it so we don't have to input the highlighted answer
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Level 32
Nov 12, 2015
Finally done with 7 seconds left and I'm from Northern Ireland
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Level 39
Nov 12, 2015
The timing is set just right! You can't think during this one, people. You either gotta be a mail sorter or a ham radio operator or something. These abbreviations have to be synonymous with the state name in your head. :)
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Level 50
May 5, 2017
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Level 23
Dec 24, 2015
I'm british so I guessed most of them XD got to Maine before time ran out :(
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Level 16
Dec 31, 2015
It needs more time.
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Level 37
Jan 19, 2016
50 out of 50 with 33 seconds to go. I'm from India and I'm ten.
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Level 27
Mar 29, 2016
need so much more time
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Level 69
Apr 1, 2016
25 seconds left. All those m states left me scrambling, though...
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Level 47
Oct 29, 2016
I'm from one of those "m" states, and it helped me get 100% with 12 seconds left on attempt one. I was admittedly scrambling in the "n" section, though.
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Level 26
Apr 12, 2016
Took 4 tries but got all of them with 0:03
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Level 46
Apr 30, 2016
I just realized that for 14 of the U.S. states, their two letter abbreviation was just the states' first and last letter put together. And 25 states when you count states with two words, like South Carolina, when the first letter of each word forms the abbreviation.
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Level 21
May 20, 2016
finally got all on 9th attempt. I would support adding a little bit more of time
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Level 70
May 27, 2016
Unfortunately this is a good quiz spoilt by the irrational thinking that a fast typist must be somehow superior in brain power than a slower manipulator of the keyboard. As the individual's time is always given, surely anyone keeping some sort of typing record can keep their own times without rushing to finish the quiz and then boasting about useless times to complete the quiz. I have learnt a great deal about the US just from jetpunk quizzes, if all the quizzes were as poorly timed as this I would have left jetpunk long ago.
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Level 46
Feb 15, 2018
"Beat the clock"
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Level 33
May 30, 2016
Managed all fifty, with 7 seconds remaining. Australian, as well.
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Level 49
Jun 24, 2016
4 seconds left! Phew!
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Level 44
Jun 29, 2016
Got it my first try. Fun quiz!
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Level 29
Sep 13, 2016
I got exactly half. How sad.
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Level 52
Sep 28, 2016
23 seconds left
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Level 53
Oct 9, 2016
Add more time, please. Don't make this some kind of sprint
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Level 62
Oct 12, 2016
from india 3seconds left.. completed :)
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Level 62
Oct 23, 2016
Im a little 8 year old from china who doesn't know anything about america and can't even speak english and I got 100%
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Level 78
Oct 28, 2016
Much easier the second time through, which makes me think a little more time might be better for most of us to be able to think just a bit the first time.
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Level 49
Nov 1, 2016
I like this quiz, just can't get it done quick enough on the phone that I'm using. Im gonna retake next time I have a keyboard in front of me.
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Level 51
Nov 2, 2016
Not enough time for me from NZ
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Level 23
Nov 3, 2016
wow only 16/50
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Level 44
Dec 10, 2016
19/50! I couldn't figure them out fast enough to finish. I didn't know any of the abbreviations before I took it so I had to go through each letter of the state and it took forever. I have to try this quiz again!
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Level 44
Dec 24, 2016
surprised that only 6% know TX!
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Level 45
Jan 2, 2017
I'm still contempt with 35/50. I got an A-. 91.5%
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Level 23
Jan 5, 2017
Thank you Quizmaster for making this quiz :) the time is challenging, but fun
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Level 45
Jan 11, 2017
More time PLEASE!
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Level 50
Jan 12, 2017
50/50 with 28 seconds left.
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Level 51
Jan 29, 2017
why is this a one minute quiz? there are too many speed typing quizzes already..
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Level 45
Jan 29, 2017
I made it all the way to 44! That's alright I think. Beats 96.3% of testers. I'm pretty sure that's an A+.
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Level 44
Mar 7, 2017
Funny how Hawaii is HI! (hi)
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Level 46
Feb 15, 2018
And Maine is ME.
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Level 71
Mar 4, 2019
OK
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Level 19
Mar 8, 2017
on 5th attempt 44/50f
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Level 19
Mar 8, 2017
Finished 4 seconds left... took like 10 attempts
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Level 52
Mar 21, 2017
Lots of complaints about not enough time. I second the motion. So fix the quiz!
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Level 50
May 5, 2017
Please ignore all requests for more time. They should know there is an option for taking this untimed, even a separate quiz that gives more time. Good on ya.
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2019
If they call this one the speed version there is no issue. Doing the quizzes untimed is no fun, takes a lot of fun out of it. It is good that quizzes are timed but there should be a balance, enough time to think, not enough to randomly try every word in existence that might fit. Speed quizzes are fine to, but fun in a totally different way.

just because some like it fast that doesnt mean they should take away the fun for others, that is rather selfish.

following your argument (take untimed), Even when there is more time you are not FORCED to type slow, you can still try to go as fast as you can. Nothing changes for the worse

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Level 37
Jun 3, 2017
I love NY
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Level 39
Jul 3, 2017
6th try finally completed! 8 seconds left.
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Level 45
Jul 19, 2017
45 seconds remaining no big deal
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Level 59
Aug 4, 2017
nowhere near enough time allotted for this quiz. please add an extra minute or so, even 30 seconds.
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Level 59
Sep 5, 2017
great quiz
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Level 66
Oct 4, 2017
0:01 left after fifth try! I am form Serbia.
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Level 8
Nov 10, 2017
took it untimed,got all 50 abbreviations, timed myself too,1:35
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Level 24
Nov 12, 2017
Man how is that enough time? I only got up to the Ms
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Level 42
Dec 13, 2017
Finished with 7 seconds left
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Level 42
Dec 29, 2017
Not sure why people need more time? Finished easily with 8 seconds left
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Level 54
Jan 16, 2018
geez, three tries but finally got it with 5 secs left
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Level 37
Jan 28, 2018
I got them all but, for some reason, got only credit for 75% on many. Why?
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Level 7
Jan 28, 2018
more time we need
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Level 32
Mar 4, 2018
29 seconds left. Holy cow, I thought I wasn't going to make it because I started to type DC after DE just out of habit, then realized it wasn't a state; later on I forgot WV was West Virginia so that ate up another couple seconds.
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Level 56
Mar 10, 2018
missed the last 2 because I ran out of time.
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Level 2
Apr 4, 2018
you guys are slow i got it in 5 seconds
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Level 42
Apr 15, 2018
0:35
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Level 40
Apr 28, 2018
Nice Quiz
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Level 8
May 2, 2018
Easy but missed Missouri, and vermont
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Level 50
May 6, 2018
Got them all and I'm a British. Do it untimed, speed is not everything!
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Level 81
Jun 16, 2018
61 seconds left! Look at me! And I'm an elephant from the Maldives.
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Level 59
Jun 22, 2018
This quiz needs more time.
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Level 59
Jul 30, 2018
25/50 in 30 seconds! I don't believe in this !
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Level 15
Oct 10, 2018
Weird that Wyoming is listed higher above the other W states in the end it shows percentage
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Level 20
Nov 25, 2018
i got kicked out of my old account, WindMasterLilaclovella. So i made this one
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Level 35
Mar 13, 2019
Why did you get kicked out?
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Level 39
Nov 28, 2018
100%
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Level 39
Nov 28, 2018
Only 4% for West Virginia?
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Level 35
Mar 13, 2019
Finished with 1 second left.
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Level 58
Apr 19, 2019
thats one beautiful bell curve
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Level 74
Apr 30, 2019
Can you call it a bell curve if it's only half a bell?
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Level 42
May 8, 2019
13 seconds left!
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2019
@quizmaster Could you perhaps call this one the speed version and make another one with an average amount of time.

Speedtests are fine and fun. But not everyone might know these by heart and some people might just want to test their knowledge. And expected this to be a normal quiz.

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Level 67
Jun 9, 2019

Maybe an idea for a section. All speed quizzes together? Some hate em some love. Everyone happy, the ones that like em have easy acces and the others can avoid them.

(I am in the middle sometimes I like em sometimes not, but I do like to know before hand if it is gonna be one or not. Speedquizzes are not something I tend to take when I am not feeling well and need to stay calm. But fun when you feel well, energetic and competive. It is almost more a physical challenge than a mental one. Which both can be great. But each on their own occasion.

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Level 27
Jul 6, 2019
Its a good quiz but can I please have more time.
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Level 80
Aug 18, 2019
Sure. Click the button that says "take untimed"
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Level 37
Sep 9, 2019
I always hit the "untimed" button. My purpose in taking these quizzes is to test my knowledge and maybe learn something I didn't know before, not to compete with other test takers.
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Level 81
Oct 26, 2019
Yeah, I don't get people worried about a score. It won't get you a job or a grade in school. Trying to anonymously impress anonymous people you'll never know or meet is just sad.
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Level 81
Oct 26, 2019
EZ
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Level 66
Nov 13, 2019
I have never taken a quiz related to the two-letter U.S. state abbreviations, and am very surprised to have got all of them in this quiz for the first time!
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Level 46
Nov 20, 2019
Finished with exactly 0:07 seconds on the clock. The name is Bond...James Bond.
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Level 46
Mar 5, 2020
finished with 1 second left!
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Level 25
Mar 9, 2020
I don't understand the scoring. I got 43 out of 50 and zero points.
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Level 37
May 9, 2020
missed wyoming f
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Level 38
May 9, 2020
15 seconds left! after 20 attempts I guess I will never do this quiz again haha.
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Level 44
Jun 5, 2020
Not enough time.
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Level 58
Jun 29, 2020
Got them all on my fourth try.