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U.S. State Superlatives #3

For each category, name the U.S. state that ranks either #1 or #2.
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  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Apr 06, 2017
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Category
States
Highest average temperature
Most Presidents born in state
Most Amish people
Highest % African-Americans
Highest birth rate
Highest % population growth
1960-2016
Highest capital city population
(city proper)
Highest % of Native Americans
Highest divorce rate
Most traffic fatalities per capita
Highest % with 4-year
college degree
Most religious
Category
States
Most average precipitation
Highest % forested land
Highest % non-Hispanic white
Highest adult obesity rate
Highest % German ancestry
Highest average elevation
Highest % Trump voters
Highest life expectancy
Most CO2 emissions per capita
Highest % gun ownership
Highest median
household income
Highest murder rate
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level 57
Apr 5, 2017
The Utah birth rate - Mormons are plotting to take over. Just give it 50 years, they're playing the long game
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level 69
Apr 7, 2017
But how does Utah miss being one of the most religious states?
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level 43
Apr 7, 2017
Yeah, I was wondering that too....
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level 34
Aug 7, 2017
Have you ever been to Louisiana? They don't have towns there. They call them PARISHES.
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level 44
Aug 7, 2017
Not too sure how to respond to stg, but a parish is a county, not a town, and it doesn't mean everyone living there is a devout christian.
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level 53
Aug 9, 2017
Yeah, parish is just a relic of Louisiana's former status as a French colony. There's no meaningful distinction other than terminology as far as I know between county and parish, and certainly not a religious one. But some of Louisiana's demographic factors, such as the high black population, low income, and location in the South should give you some clues as to why it's so religious.
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level 67
Apr 5, 2017
Wouldnt Boston make it as one of most populated capitals? Is 'more average precipitation' grammatically correct?
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level 67
Apr 5, 2017
Phoenix, Austin, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Denver all beat out Boston in terms of population of the city proper.
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level ∞
Apr 6, 2017
Added (city proper) to the clue
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level 74
Apr 5, 2017
For some reason, I found this quiz much harder than the "least" superlative quiz.
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level 75
Apr 6, 2017
I so much do not want to visit Wyoming any more
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level 36
Aug 7, 2017
Need some cheese with that wine? Suck it up snowflake
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level 44
Aug 7, 2017
With so few people, traffic fatalities % go way up everytime someone dies. Also, how could you live out in the frontier without a gun? The census counts legal gun ownership, not illegal. If we could find out the illegal gun ownership then you would not want to go to any big cities.
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level 69
Apr 7, 2017
The US Census Bureau listed Alaska as #1 for Native American percentage in 2015, with Oklahoma at #2 (13.6%), ahead of New Mexico on 11.8%.
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level 59
Aug 6, 2017
That's funny - those were my first two guesses. I don't know how the US collects its ethnographic census data. Is it possible a distinction is made between "American Indian" and "Inuit"? Not that this should matter given the term "Native Americans", but it could trip a person up. (And not that this would have anything to do with any distinctions between Oklahoma and New Mexico.)
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level 21
Aug 6, 2017
are those percentages land or people?
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level 69
Apr 7, 2017
"Most average precipitation" sounds like the state with precipitation that's closest to the median. I presume you mean "highest average precipitation"?
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level 79
Apr 8, 2017
Thank goodness I wasn't the only one befuddled by this phrase.
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level 55
May 22, 2017
Louisiana shares most religious and highest murder rate. Go figure...
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level 73
Jun 19, 2017
It also has the highest percentage of african-americans. What non sequitur are you going to draw from that?
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level 59
Aug 6, 2017
Something to do with the ongoing legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and neoliberalism?
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level 63
Aug 6, 2017
The satellite image of Hawaii resembles a bull's head to me.
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level 48
Aug 8, 2017
Looks kinda like a bulldog's head to me.
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level 40
Aug 6, 2017
I say we trade Wyoming. It's simply not contributing.
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level 72
Aug 6, 2017
It's our most superlative state, with a total of five on the list.
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level 60
Aug 7, 2017
"Most Superlative" is such a sad title to win, yet still slightly impressive for some reason...
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level 44
Aug 7, 2017
It obviously contributes a lot of coal.
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level 35
Aug 7, 2017
Great quiz -- got it done with just 0:02 to spare. I like quizzes like this where educated guessing comes into play, makes it more interesting than some quizzes where you either know it or you don't and you'll never figure it out, e.g. world capitals.
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level 40
Aug 7, 2017
the quiz needs waaaay more time!
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level 52
Aug 9, 2017
How about "Most governors sent to prison - Illinois"
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