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Category Elimination - U.S. States

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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Quiz by Stewart
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First submittedMay 20, 2019
Last updatedMay 30, 2019
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#
Category
44
States with at least 1 million people
23
... which are landlocked
4
... 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 66
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 55
May 24, 2019
Aha! You are of course correct and I completely missed that. Will fix now thanks :)
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level 37
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 55
Jun 1, 2019
All were accepted, but you need to type the state not the abbreviation itself.
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level 76
May 30, 2019
Who knew that there was a South Census Region?
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level 55
May 30, 2019
Not me before I made the quiz!
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level 69
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 55
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 65
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 64
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 55
May 30, 2019
No trouble, have added the extra bit. Thanks
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level 55
May 31, 2019
You need to make more of these, good work!
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level 55
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 55
Jun 1, 2019
Efficient!
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level 72
Jun 5, 2019

Go Broncos!!

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