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Category Elimination - U.S. States #1

In each group, name any answer which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any answer which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on.
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Answer must correspond to the highlighted yellow box.
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: October 25, 2019
First submittedMay 20, 2019
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#
Category
44
States with at least 1 million people
23
... which are landlocked
3
... that share a land border with Canada
1
... and don't begin with the letter M
Idaho
 
 
 
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Category
41
States with a land area over 10,000 km²
30
... which contain the letter A
11
... are part of the South Census Region
1
... and have fewer than 2 million people
West Virginia
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Category
28
States with a vowel in their 2-letter abbreviations
15
... with a maximum elevation over 1000m
3
... which were included in the Louisiana Purchase
1
... whose Capital contains exactly 7 letters
Nebraska
 
 
 
#
Category
29
States that don't end with the letter A
18
... with 8 or more letters in their name
6
... whose Capital is their largest city
1
... and have a minimum elevation over 100m
Colorado
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level 67
May 24, 2019
for the clue "... with 8 or more letters in their name" it accepted new york, which only has 8 letters if you include the space as a letter. Not sure if this is intentional or not but I just thought I'd point it out.
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level 63
May 24, 2019
Aha! You are of course correct and I completely missed that. Will fix now thanks :)
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level 39
May 27, 2019
dang it thought it said "Starts with a vowel in their 2-letter abbreviations"!
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level 38
May 31, 2019
I'm not sure what he wanted either. I tried VA, MA, DE, none were accepted. Finally, ME was accepted.
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level 63
Jun 1, 2019
All were accepted, but you need to type the state not the abbreviation itself.
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level 77
May 30, 2019
Who knew that there was a South Census Region?
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level 63
May 30, 2019
Not me before I made the quiz!
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level 71
May 30, 2019
The Census regions are really antiquated and don't reflect current realities... They put Delaware in the South, etc. and then claim that population is evenly distributed around the country, as if the West doesn't encompass half the geographic space...
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level 63
May 30, 2019
The problem is it's the most widely used for statistics that's actually fixed. I couldn't just say "Southern states", because everybody has a different opinion on what that should be.
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level 66
Jun 4, 2019
I agree. I ran through everything that I thought would be considered South Census, and West Virginia never once crossed my mind. I have always thought of it as Mid-Atlantic, perhaps Midwest, but not South. I think most West Virginians would agree.
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level 67
Sep 9, 2019
As someone who recently moved to West Virginia, whole heatedly agree it is not southern by any stretch of the imagination.
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level 76
Oct 6, 2019
There are only four census regions - Northeast, Midwest, South, and West. Pennsylvania and New Jersey make up the southern edge of the northeast, leaving Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia making up the northern edge of the southern region which extends all the way to Texas. Each region is then further divided with WV included in the South Atlantic Division. When I look at a map of the regions and divisions it seems to make sense to me.
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level 65
May 30, 2019
You should specify land border for the first one- Pennsylvania shares a border with canada through Lake Erie. It's pedantic, but PA otherwise fits the other criteria.
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level 63
May 30, 2019
No trouble, have added the extra bit. Thanks
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level 57
May 31, 2019
You need to make more of these, good work!
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level 63
May 31, 2019
Thank you! There's 5 currently, you can find them all here: Category Elimination!
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level 71
May 31, 2019
Same comment from me too, Stewart! These are great, and what I like is that they're progressively challenging, so you don't necessarily bomb the whole quiz if you don't get the final answer. Your clues also vary between forehead-slapping "D'oh, I knew that!" and hey-I-learned-something "Eureka!" moments.
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level 24
Jun 1, 2019
Fun Fact: If you put "Colorado" for all of them, you get a score of 11
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level 63
Jun 1, 2019
Efficient!
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level 73
Jun 5, 2019

Go Broncos!!

somehow....
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level 47
Sep 16, 2019
For the clue "with a vowel in their abreviation", New York doesn't work ?
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level 63
Sep 16, 2019
In this case Y is not a vowel. Sometimes it can sound like a vowel, but in this instance it is not, since "York" uses a consonant sound and the Y in NY stands for York.
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level 34
Sep 16, 2019
Michigan doesn't have a land border with Canada, but it was accepted as an answer. It's borders are only lakes and rivers.
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level 63
Sep 16, 2019
You are correct! It seems I did not zoom in far enough on the map to see the border goes right through the Mary river and only connects to Canada via a bridge. I've removed it as an Answer for that now :)
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level 66
Sep 16, 2019
I like these quizzes, but the numbers and stats get skewed big time. So really, all you have to do is take the quiz, wait for the timer to run out and get the four end answers. You can then just type those 4 answers into each of the preceding boxes. For example, the first one, the end answer is Idaho. Now that I have that answer, When I retake the quiz, I know I can just type Idaho for each of the questions in the category. I think to make this a fairer quiz, I'd remove the option to re-take the quiz so folks true knowledge stands out
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level 63
Sep 16, 2019
The stats, and thus how points are calculated on percentiles, only count the first attempt. So if you retake a quiz it does not skew others.

Also the option to prevent retakes doesn't exist on any quiz, so I cannot implement this, nor do I think it should be. Part of JetPunk is taking, learning and then retaking to retest your knowledge. If you remove that ability to retake you're stopping people from being able to learn.
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level 63
Sep 17, 2019
Maybe a quiz about US states should be using the Imperial system.
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level 63
Sep 17, 2019
Or how about sticking to the metric system which several billion people use!
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level 38
Sep 18, 2019
Interesting quiz
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level 38
Sep 30, 2019
Only missed WV. Actually forgot that I took it not too long ago.
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level 53
Oct 27, 2019
Nice quiz!!!!! Well done. One point: "maximum elevation over..." doesn't make much sense. Nepal's maximum elevation is over one meter, for example.
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level 63
Oct 27, 2019
Thanks! And actually that's the intention of that clue. If a country's maximum elevation is 800m, then it doesn't have a "maximum elevation over 1000m", and so shouldn't qualify.

So the clue is exactly as intended :)
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level 45
Oct 28, 2019
Am I the only one who spent way too long typing out state abbreviations for the one letter vowel one before figuring out I need to type in the state name? Could NOT figure out why nothing was being accepted 🤦