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U.S. State Capital Superlatives - Top 2

For each selected category, name the state capital that ranks either #1 or #2.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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First submittedJanuary 24, 2018
Last updatedMay 27, 2018
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Category
Capitals
Closest to Canada
Juneau or Montpelier
Closest to Mexico
Phoenix or Austin
Closest to Europe
Augusta or Concord
Not reachable by car
Juneau or Honolulu
Most populous (city proper)
Phoenix or Austin
Least populous (city proper)
Montpelier or Pierre
Southernmost
Honolulu or Austin
Northernmost
Juneau or Olympia
Easternmost
Augusta or Boston
Westernmost
Honolulu or Juneau
Category
Capitals
Highest elevation
Santa Fe or Cheyenne
First to be founded
Santa Fe or Boston
First alphabetically
Albany or Annapolis
Last alphabetically
Topeka or Trenton
Most snow
Montpelier or Augusta
Most precipitation
Juneau or Baton Rouge
Least precipitation
Phoenix or Carson City
Highest % Hispanic
Santa Fe or Phoenix
Highest % Asian
Honolulu or Sacramento
Highest % African American
Jackson or Montgomery
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level 82
Jan 24, 2018
Quiz taken twice, no points awarded. Also, Sacramento not accepted for Highest % Asian
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level ∞
Jan 24, 2018
All fixed now
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level 60
Jan 24, 2018
Had the same problem with Sacramento. Also Santa Fe was founded in 1607, about 23 years before Boston.
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level ∞
Jan 24, 2018
Of course! Didn't even think about the Spanish settlements. The quiz has been corrected.
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level 70
Jan 24, 2018
Also, Montgomery not accepted.

This was interesting though- despite Juneau or Honolulu being the answer for 7/20 of them (plus both for 2 of them)
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level ∞
Jan 24, 2018
It's always the case on these superlative quizzes. Alaska and Hawaii are the "weirdest" states.
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level 82
Apr 28, 2018
Arguing the Not Reachable by Car question. 1. That's not a superlative. 2. You most certainly can drive to Juneau from the mainland US. 3. Honolulu is definitely accessible by car from any other city on the island of Oahu. Google Maps say it's over an hour from Kawela Bay.
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level ∞
May 27, 2018
Google maps is telling me to take a ferry to Juneau. The question seems to be correct from a common sense standpoint.
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level 77
Jun 3, 2018
Google Maps once told me to turn left off a steep cliff.
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level 74
Jun 3, 2018
It is not possible to drive to Juneau, unless you count driving your car onto a ferry elsewhere first. There's only a couple of roads out of town, and they all end abruptly with no option but to turn around and go back the way you came.
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level 65
Jun 3, 2018
Used to live in Juneau. Nope, no roads lead to Juneau.
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level 78
Jul 3, 2019
One would think it should be most undrivable; possibly because there are no roads or possibly because you would have to leave the country and go through Canada even if there were.
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level 34
May 22, 2018
Denver is literally called the mile high city...
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level 60
Jun 3, 2018
which is a nominal 5280'. Most of Santa Fe, NM sits above 7000'.
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level 62
May 26, 2018
Austin is more populous than Indianapolis. It even says this on JetPunk's "Most Populous State Capitals Quiz".
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level ∞
May 27, 2018
Fixed. Can't believe no one else mentioned it.
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level 62
Jun 3, 2018
Wow, pretty much the only state capitals I knew were for Hawaii, Alaska, California, New Mexico, Texas, New York and Massachusetts, so that gave me 14/20 right there!
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level 76
Jun 3, 2018
I'm American and missed two, but sadly I only know the names of three cities in New Zealand - Aukland, Wellington, and Christchurch, so you are better than me by far. (Do you have the equivalent of states there?)
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level 39
Jun 3, 2018
great quiz
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level 79
Jun 3, 2018
Sad that none of the capitals of any of the states I've lived in made it. Oh well. Guess they're all too ordinary. Came darn close on most populous, though!
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level 14
Jun 3, 2018
Good Quiz!
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level 25
Jun 3, 2018
Good quiz! Would you consider doing the same quiz, but with Canadian capitals?
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level 29
Jun 3, 2018
Why are there two answers for first and last alphabetically?
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level 51
Jun 4, 2018
Because the quiz says top 2
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level 72
Jul 29, 2018
Great quiz, not just a rote list of top 20 such and so.
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level 55
Oct 2, 2018
Wow! I didn't know it snows less in Juneau than in Montpelier!!!