U.S. State Symbols

Guess the U.S. state, based on one of its official state symbols.
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Last updated: August 28, 2017
First submittedSeptember 6, 2013
Times taken12,662
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Symbol
Type
State
Hula
Dance
Hawaii
Bluegrass
Musical Genre
Kentucky
Blue Crab
Crustacean
Maryland
Keystone State
Nickname
Pennsylvania
Chili Con Carne
Dish
Texas
Orange Blossom
Flower
Florida
Peanut
Crop
Georgia
Dog Mushing
Sport
Alaska
Brewer's Yeast
Microbe
Oregon
Saber-Toothed Cat
Fossil
California
Symbol
Type
State
Badger
Animal
Wisconsin
Beehive
Emblem
Utah
Brown Pelican
Bird
Louisiana
Walla Walla Sweet Onion
Vegetable
Washington
_______ is for Lovers
Slogan
Virginia
Excelsior
Motto
New York
Petoskey Stone
Stone
Michigan
Sunflower
Flower
Kansas
Cranberry Juice
Beverage
Massachusetts
Buckeye
Tree
Ohio
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Level 82
Oct 16, 2013
pretty tough quiz... how the heck did I miss Maryland, though?
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Level 75
Jun 24, 2014
By driving south from New York then turning right before you get there
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Level 73
Mar 3, 2021
I only knew 5, but managed to guess all the others with 1:49 remaining!
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Level 72
Oct 16, 2013
Quite pleased that I got 13 - a lot of guesswork going on.
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Level 61
Oct 16, 2013
Yay, Michigan! I actually have a couple of Petoskey stones in my beach-themed bathroom as decoration. :) Found them on the shores of Lake Michigan.
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Level 16
Feb 9, 2015
Easy, did it all with 1:29 left even though I had to do a quick google search of what is the keystone state, it turned out to be Pennsylvania.
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Level 66
Jan 8, 2018
Lived in Boston for five years and never heard anything about cranberries...Google search says it's legit though. Interesting.
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Level 66
Jan 8, 2018
Me neither. People don't drink cranberry juice elsewhere?
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Level 61
Jan 8, 2018
Massachusetts is known for cranberry bogs. Ocean Spray is headquartered there.
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Level 65
Jan 8, 2018
Yeah, I got that one from all the Ocean Spray commercials where they say they are grown in Massachusetts.
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Level 83
Mar 17, 2019
Thanksgiving, anyone?

Southeastern Massachusetts in the vicinity of Plymouth is full of enormous cranberry bogs.

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Level 59
Jan 8, 2018
Louisiana threw me off, since there's a white pelican on their state flag.
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Level 77
Jan 8, 2018
There are official state microbes?
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Level 84
Jan 8, 2018
Heck, Utah even has a state cooking vessel (dutch oven) and a state snack food (jello)! :)
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Level 46
Jan 16, 2018
And their state dance is the square dance!
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Level 72
Jan 8, 2018
I knew about the Petoskey stones... Oh yeah!
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Level 78
Jan 8, 2018
What? No Missouri mule???
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Level 43
Jan 9, 2018
You'll have to show me what you mean
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Level 46
Jan 16, 2018
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Level 68
Jan 9, 2018
I'm from Oregon. Didn't make the connection while taking the quiz, but it makes sense, I guess...
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Level 69
May 28, 2021
I wasn't aware of this quiz and made a similar quiz for all 50 states

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1316680/us-states-by-obscure-official-state-symbols

It's amazing how much overlap we had in our selections for the two quizzes. Feel free to pull info from my quiz into yours if you would like to...