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US State Capitals by Proximity in 30 Seconds

When you type a state capital, all the ones within 500 km will be completed too.
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level 28
Nov 11, 2016
I was thinking "why doesn't Honolulu get me Phoenix or Juneau" and completely forgot that Honolulu is far away.
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level 68
Nov 11, 2016
making a quiz where proximity is defined by distance on the monitor is an idea :D
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level 75
Nov 18, 2016
albany charleston atlanta jackson austin phoenix sacramento salem boise denver pierre topeka madison juneau honolulu. That's the best I can do for you.
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level 57
Jan 27, 2017
Great quiz! If only I knew more US state capitals (why are all Americans capitals small, arguably insignificant cities?) I know there's history behind this, but it does make US capital quizzes difficult, for me at least.
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level 56
Jan 27, 2017
Not all, but most. Atlanta, Boston, Austin, St. Paul, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, Denver, Columbus, and Phoenix are major cities (at least by the standards of their own states). But the capitals are usually small because 1) they're often centrally-located in the state so they are accessible to all residents, which usually means they're not near water (and the biggest cities usually develop by water), and 2) a lot of older capitals, like Albany and Harrisburg, were specifically chosen to be far away from the commercial centers (i.e., big cities) to limit the influence of big business on politics...obviously, that strategy has not worked.
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level 68
Jan 27, 2017
Thanks! I'd always wondered why they were so often places I'd never heard of.
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level 73
Jan 27, 2017
In the state of Arkansas many counties have two county seats, especially counties which are divided by a river. In the spring when rivers were in flood, people could still get to one county seat to conduct business. Making the capitals in cities away from water makes sense from that point of view.
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level 48
Dec 20, 2017
Some are meant to be central to the populations of their state at the time. Salem, OR, for instance is central to the Willamette Valley, putting it within a day's travel for the majority of Oregon's population, despite being several hundred miles from 2/3 of the state.
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level 46
Feb 15, 2018
Indianapolis a major city too, but its always forgotten when people mention big cities in the US.
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level 15
Feb 19, 2018
I happen to live near Boston and I can tell you why it is the capital. 1, because it is the largest and most populated city in Massachusets. 2, It has a very long line of history and 3, it is located next to the water.
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level 35
Jun 14, 2018
I can say the same thing about about Philly - but they aren’t the capital
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level 74
Jan 27, 2017
That's a misconception, the majority of the state capitals are the biggest or second-biggest city in the state.
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level 64
Jan 27, 2017
True, or the biggest city of the state at the time.
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level 39
Jan 27, 2017
Fantastic quiz idea!
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level 49
Jan 27, 2017
Great quiz idea! We could do with a lot more of these.
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level 44
Jan 27, 2017
Me Likey
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level 27
Jan 31, 2017
+1
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level 28
Jan 27, 2017
Would it be better to make it 60 seconds, if not 90? Typing particularly long state capitals can drain the time quickly.
+1
level 59
Jan 27, 2017
I agree, 60 seconds would be a bit more reasonable, most people are only managing to answer in the 20's and 30's.
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level 73
Jan 27, 2017
The 500 km threw me, since this a quiz on US capitals. For any other metrically-challenged people like me, it is roughly 311 miles.
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level 50
Jan 27, 2017
Hartford Raleigh Atlanta Little Rock Des Moines Lansing Pierre Denver Boise Sacramento (or Carson City) Salem then Phoenix Austin Juneau and Honolulu
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level 63
Jan 27, 2017
Haven't beaten 45 yet.
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level 63
Jan 28, 2017
50!
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level 50
Jan 28, 2017
The best combination I have found is Augusta - Annapolis - Atlanta - Indianapolis - Des Moines - Little Rock - Pierre - Denver - Boise - Salem - Carson City - Phoenix - Austin - Juneau - Honolulu.
+1
level 83
Jun 21, 2017
This works very good, thanks!
+1
level 30
Jan 29, 2017
My high score is 48. Not sure I can beat it.
+2
level 39
Mar 2, 2017
got 50/50 with 0:01 time left... you just have to find the best combination to get full score!
+1
level 60
Mar 9, 2017
Fun as always, scambigol.
+1
level 60
Sep 29, 2017
Got it on my 4th try, although on my 3rd I had the time, only I typed in "olympius" instead of "olympia" to round out the NW and stared blankly for 3 seconds, not comprehending why it wasn't accepted. I started in the NE and zigzagged north and south. Albany - Annapolis - Atlanta - Jackson - Austin - Lansing - Oklahoma City - Jefferson City - Bismarck - Boise - Denver - Salt Lake City - Sacramento - Honolulu - Juneau - Olympia - Phoenix. Thank God it accepted "pheonix" for the last one.
+1
level 58
Dec 20, 2017
This less a capital quiz than it is a typing quiz.
+1
level 38
Feb 15, 2018
Exactly.
+1
level 50
Dec 21, 2017
Did it after 13 tries!!
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level 8
Jun 1, 2018
Did it the first time
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