Win the U.S. Presidential Election by Answering Questions

It's election day and you are representing the Lime Green Party. If you correctly answer a question about a state, you get the state's electoral votes. Get at least 270 votes to defeat the hated Periwinkle party.
Maine and Nebraska have become winner-takes-all states
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Last updated: November 6, 2020
First submittedNovember 5, 2020
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State
Question
Answer
9
AL
Which Mobile native hit 755 career home runs?
Hank Aaron
3
AK
What Vice Presidential candidate hailed from Alaska?
Sarah Palin
11
AZ
Where did the bridge in Lake Havasu City originally came from?
London
6
AR
What major store chain is based in Bentonville?
Walmart
55
CA
What is the lowest point in the United States?
Death Valley
9
CO
What is the capital of Colorado?
Denver
7
CT
What was the most notable book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe?
Uncle Tom's Cabin
3
DE
What town calls itself "The Nation's Summer Capital"
Rehoboth Beach
3
DC
Excluding radio towers, what is the tallest structure in Washington D.C.?
Washington Monument
29
FL
What is the largest of the Florida Keys?
Key Largo
16
GA
Which U.S. president was a peanut farmer from Georgia?
Jimmy Carter
4
HI
Which island is known as The Garden Isle?
Kauai
4
ID
What is the biggest city in Idaho's panhandle?
Coeur d'Alene
20
IL
Whose cow was blamed for starting the Chicago Fire?
Mrs. O'Leary's
11
IN
Who was the most famous former mayor of South Bend, Indiana?
Pete Buttigieg
6
IA
Every election year, Iowa holds the first what?
Caucus
6
KS
What 1996 Republican nominee hailed from Kansas?
Bob Dole
8
KY
What is the world's largest cave system?
Mammoth Cave
8
LA
What "lake" is due north of New Orleans?
Lake Pontchartrain
4
ME
Which company had an unlimited return policy until 2018?
L.L. Bean
10
MD
What type of seafood is Maryland famous for?
Crabs
11
MA
What famous Revolutionary War battle was mostly fought on Breed's Hill?
Battle of Bunker Hill
16
MI
What Canadian city is across from Detroit?
Windsor
10
MN
What is the mascot of the University of Minnesota?
Golden Gopher
6
MS
Which town was Elvis Presley born in?
Tupelo
10
MO
What Ozark tourist town is known for its musical theater?
Branson
3
MT
What is the westernmost Canadian province that does not border Montana?
Manitoba
5
NE
What is located under Nebraska?
Ogallala Aquifer
6
NV
What military "area" did internet memesters threaten to storm in 2019?
Area 51
4
NH
Not all states have one, but of those that do, New Hampshire has the shortest ...
Coastline
14
NJ
What is New Jersey's nickname?
The Garden State
5
NM
What city named itself after a game show in 1950?
Truth or Consequences
29
NY
What is the largest State Park in the United States?
Adirondack State Park
15
NC
What is the most visited National Park in the United States?
Great Smoky Mountains
3
ND
What is the third biggest city in North Dakota?
Grand Forks
18
OH
What Ohio-born President was assassinated in 1881?
James Garfield
7
OK
What "trail" sent the Cherokee and other tribes to Oklahoma?
Trail of Tears
7
OR
What is the highest mountain in Oregon?
Mount Hood
20
PA
What is the capital of Pennsylvania?
Harrisburg
4
RI
Who founded Rhode Island?
Roger Williams
9
SC
On April 12th 1861, which battle began the U.S. Civil War?
Fort Sumter
3
SD
Which town is known for its annual biker rally?
Sturgis
11
TN
What city did Nashville recently pass to become the most populous city in Tennessee?
Memphis
38
TX
What river separates Texas from Mexico?
Rio Grande
6
UT
What religious group were the first major European settlers in Utah?
Mormons
3
VT
Who was the leader of the Green Mountain Boys?
Ethan Allen
13
VA
What Virginian ran for Vice President with Hillary Clinton in 2016?
Tim Kaine
12
WA
What volcano erupted in 1980?
Mount St. Helens
5
WV
What "barrier" did West Virginia native Chuck Yeager break in 1947?
Sound Barrier
10
WI
What was the first European country to set up forts in Wisconsin?
France
3
WY
What is the most famous geyser in Yellowstone National Park?
Old Faithful
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Level 73
Nov 5, 2020
Also try the sprint version
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Level 36
Nov 5, 2020
I just don't know anything about the states themselves in the United States. But nice quiz, good work! Nominated.
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Level 59
Nov 5, 2020
Great quiz! Admittedly, though, my political party has almost no morals, but we had to win Indiana and California somehow.
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Level 68
Nov 6, 2020
???
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Level 59
Nov 6, 2020
because in reality, California is super Democratic and Indiana is super Republican
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Level 71
Nov 6, 2020
But Indiana voted for Obama in 2008
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Level 89
Nov 9, 2020
Democratic? Republican? We're talking about Lime Green vs the evil Periwinkles.
+19
Level 46
Nov 5, 2020
I, That1HomoSapien, have become the first unanimously elected president since George Washington. For the honor, glory, and fun this quiz has given me, I hereby announce my first act as president will be to nominate this excellent quiz.
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Level 46
Nov 5, 2020
One suggestion, try to find one question for each of the congressional districts of ME and NE
+9
Level 46
Nov 5, 2020
also, can I make a world version
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Level 36
Nov 5, 2020
But it wouldn't have any sense, no...?
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Level 46
Nov 5, 2020
I have come up with a formula for calculating a countries electoral votes
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Level 44
Nov 5, 2020
It would be possible.

Imagine a UN Vote. Then make votes proportional to population.

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Level 46
Nov 5, 2020
exactly, my formula bases it on the percentage of world and continent population
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Level 59
Nov 5, 2020
But then China and India are way way way way way way way way way way too important
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Level 46
Nov 5, 2020
yes, that is why the continent population is there, to take away power from china and india
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Level 59
Nov 5, 2020
That makes sense
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Level 36
Nov 6, 2020
I don't think so, becaue, here, it's interesting because it's based on the REAL elections system of the USA, but it doesn't happen like that in other countries. So at the end, it would be just something very similar to the GeoPhilia's Save the Humanity quizz, I think.
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Level 44
Nov 6, 2020
One could argue the "Sprint" version is similar to Save the Americans (or whatever.)
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Level 59
Nov 6, 2020
If the world trivia quiz does end up happening, a pretty interesting blog could be written about it (especially the votes).
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Level 71
Nov 5, 2020
Spelled Coeur d'Alene, not Couer. Nice quiz.
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Level 73
Nov 5, 2020
Changes pending
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Level 84
Nov 5, 2020
Also, it seems to accept Coeur as a type-in but it doesn't accept it as the right answer (it doesn't give points for the answer).
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Level 73
Nov 5, 2020
Changes are pending for that. When the spelling of Coeur d'Alene was fixed, one of the answers in Step 2 was fixed, not all four
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Level 86
Nov 6, 2020
I answered all of the questions, but it was still 3 points short.
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Level 75
Nov 5, 2020
It is spelled Coeur, not couer. I spelled that wrong so many times before getting the quiz wrong.
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Level 51
Nov 5, 2020
Hines is getting so many features these days! :P
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Level 73
Nov 5, 2020
Not as many as late April and the beginning of May
+4
Level 44
Nov 5, 2020
Isn't Yukon the westernmost Canadian province that doesnt border Montana?
+7
Level 78
Nov 5, 2020
Yukon is a territory, not a province.
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Level 72
Nov 5, 2020
Great quiz yet again!

PS : AZ : "where did... came from" should be come ; Coeur not couer (it's french)

PPS : Some states appear twice in stats (California, Connecticut) and DC too, maybe a type-ins mistake?

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Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
I got 279. I expected to be elected president. Instead I got one point.
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Level 70
Nov 5, 2020
Not a landslide. But did very well & the Lime Greens will be pleased!! Very Original Quiz, lot of fun! Well Done!
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Level 87
Nov 5, 2020
Strange glitch - when I enter the correctly spelled answer for Idaho, I only get 1 electoral vote. When I enter the incorrect spelling, I get an additional 3 votes. So when completed, the only way to get all 538 votes is to provide both answers for Idaho. ?
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Level 82
Nov 5, 2020
Ah, thanks! All my states were green, I had all the answers, but was missing three votes. I tried misspelling Coeur to Ceour and got the additional three votes. Thanks for this!
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Level 80
Nov 5, 2020
s others have mentioned, there are still some issues with Idaho. I entered the correct answer, which was accepted - but the map doesn't show it as green, and the "votes" don't seem to add to the total.
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Level 67
Nov 5, 2020
Aside from the Couer d'Alene issue that others have pointed out:

- Mormons were not "Europeans"

- The New Hampshire clue is quite vague, another correct answer that I tried was "section of Interstate 95". New Hampshire also has the shortest term of office for governors (tied with Vermont), although this doesn't really fit the "not all states have one" part.

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Level 46
Nov 6, 2020
Great Test! Really funny. I lost it BTW! :)
+7
Level 70
Nov 6, 2020
Bridge, not brige. Also, Idaho is weird.
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Level 73
Nov 6, 2020
Typo in the third question (“brige" should be “bridge”):

"Where did the brige in Lake Havasu City originally came from?”

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Level 72
Nov 6, 2020
There's another mistake, it should be "Where did the bridge.... come from?"
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Level 74
Nov 6, 2020
Please allow Reservoir, Basin, and Watertable for Ogallala as well
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Level 76
Nov 6, 2020
I know it's awkward construction, but when you say *was* regarding the former mayor of South Bend, it implies he's dead.

"Who is the most famous former mayor of South Bend, Indiana?"

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Level 73
Nov 6, 2020
That implies that the person is still in office though
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Level 70
Nov 6, 2020
The word former takes care of the implication that they are still in office.
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Level 65
Nov 9, 2020
Not really though. Former is definitely the precise way to go, but lots of living people used to be something that they no longer are. Use of the past tense doesn't necessitate that the individual is now bereft of life and resting in peace.
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Level 76
Nov 6, 2020
The Coeur d'Alene question seems broken for me and wouldn't permit me to get 100% Thought the questions for Colorado and Pennsylvania could be a little more creative than just their state capitals.
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Level 62
Nov 6, 2020
great idea!
+4
Level 46
Nov 6, 2020
Far too US-centric!
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Level 55
Jan 8, 2021
Its a U.S. quiz.
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Level 44
Feb 4, 2021
That is, in fact, the joke
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Level 43
Nov 6, 2020
It was a really fun quiz! I wish there was a little leeway on spelling, however. I kept trying to spell "Buttigieg," without success!
+3
Level 66
Nov 6, 2020
I bombed. Too micro USA for me.
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Level 57
Nov 6, 2020
According to this quiz, I have 450 electoral votes and I am the next President of the United States. I am awaiting my opponent's concession speech and I look forward to serving you all. Thank you, and God Bless.
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Level 87
Nov 6, 2020
Although I did get the full 538 votes, I concede the election to you as the more qualified and motivated person. I'd rather be retired taking Jetpunk quizzes. Congratulations!
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Level 83
Nov 7, 2020
We're all awaiting the concession speech to be honest.
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Level 46
Dec 24, 2020
nicely said
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Level 62
Nov 6, 2020
Got 227 electoral votes.. I really enjoyed the quiz. Pretty hard for someone outside of the US though!
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Level 60
Nov 6, 2020
typo in MA: war, not wary
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Level 60
Nov 6, 2020
WELL DONE. Great idea.
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Level 87
Nov 6, 2020
Very enjoyable quiz - thank you for your time and effort.
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Level 65
Nov 6, 2020
Crap! I missed the presidency by 4 votes.
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Level 65
Nov 6, 2020
I'm from New York, and I've never even heard of Adirondack State Park (although I do know the Adirondack Mountains). We downstate people really live in a different world from the rest of the state.
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Level 76
Nov 6, 2020
Thank you for the tremendous liberality on the spelling of Buttigig. Now, if only you were equally generous on Pontrachain, I'd have been president.
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Level 66
Nov 6, 2020
Easy with some alternate spellings, but not others. Can I suggest Rehobeth be acceptable. That's how it's pronounced.

Also, the other French word other than the Louisiana Lake. Maybe accept answers without one of the vowels or with the vowels in any order.

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Level 61
Nov 6, 2020
Feeling dumb that I misspelled "Great SmokEy Mountains." Otherwise satisfied with my ~420 electoral votes. Fun quiz idea!
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Level 72
Nov 7, 2020
The mascot for the University of Minnesota is "Goldy" Gopher not Golden Gopher
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Level 83
Nov 7, 2020
Uncle Tom's Cabin was written in Brunswick, Maine while Stowe's husband, famed theologian and abolitionist Calvin Stowe, was a professor at Bowdoin College. The home in which the novel was written was an inn and German restaurant for years before finally being purchased by the college in 2001. The Stowe House that's promoted as a tourist attraction in Hartford, Connecticut is in no way connected to the book except that the author lived there far removed in time from its writing.

It's like linking Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer - both written in Hartford, Connecticut and set in Missouri - to Virginia City, Nevada because Mark Twain lived there once.

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Level 83
Nov 7, 2020
I've basically just been elected President Reagan, losing only Minnesota and Hawaii (instead of D.C.). I still remember otherwise undetectable D.C. flashing on the Electoral College map behind reporters to show Mondale had won something until results came in for his home state of Minnesota.
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Level 78
Nov 8, 2020
Why did eleven answers appear twice in the answer stats with different percentages? (Great quiz, by the way!)
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Level 67
Nov 8, 2020
As a Pennsylvanian I'm offended that the only question that was presented was our state capital.
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Level 74
Nov 8, 2020
Also accept Badwater Spring/Basin? That is the lowest point within Death Valley, and it was rather warm the day I visited it.
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Level 74
Nov 8, 2020
Washington Monument appears twice in the answer list.
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Level 58
Nov 9, 2020
Please relax spelling for Ceour d'Alene.
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Level 58
Nov 9, 2020
Great, Lime Green vs Periwinkle.
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Level 89
Nov 9, 2020
I was going to argue for New Hampshire also having the shortest International Border of any state, but apparently its border is longer than Idaho's!
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Level 57
Nov 9, 2020
That was fun. Thanks.
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Level 69
Nov 9, 2020
Rehobeth....not Rehoboth
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Level 73
Nov 9, 2020
The quiz is correct
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Level 48
Nov 10, 2020
I am so totally ignorant :-) Enjoyed it, thank you!
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Level 55
Nov 10, 2020
please accept "2016 Elections" for "What is the lowest point in the United States?"
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Level 46
Dec 24, 2020
or accept 2020 as a whole
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Level 53
Nov 11, 2020
Doesn’t New Hampshire also have the shortest international land border out of all of the states, among other things?
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Level 73
Nov 11, 2020
Idaho has a shorter border
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Level 74
Nov 11, 2020
Did as well as Trump. I probably won. Tremendous results.
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Level 59
Dec 31, 2020
Is THAT why Riordan named Quintus's hellhound Mrs. O'Leary?
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Level 53
Jan 12, 2021
I was 4 points away from winning the election for the Lime Green Party :c
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Level 43
Jan 21, 2021
322 points was my score safe to say i lost
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Level 32
Feb 19, 2021
unaswerable question: is the Secretary-general of the UN, in some sense, the leader of the world?
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Level 42
Feb 23, 2021
Hate to say it but...

I lost by 2 votes