The United States of America has such a rich history, a resilient present, and a bright future! When was the last time you took stock in some state facts? Well, now is your chance! This quiz reveals awesome truths about America's territories. How many questions can you figure out?
Do you know all of your state capitals? Are your years of statehood in order? Can you immediately match a state flag to its corresponding state? We cover these topics and so much more in this U.S. geography test. And what state-facts test would be right without mentioning the major wars that helped to form America's boundaries and solidify its politics? We review a few Civil War battles. In what part of the country would those most likely have occurred? As you shall soon see, some states were more internally harmonious than others during such a turbulent time.
Landscapes, landmarks, tourist locales, state schools and state policies are all fair game in this mental workout. Look for cool hints in a few questions here and there, but you probably won't need much help mastering our quiz designed especially for you. Shall we begin? Scroll on!
On June 15, 1836, Arkansas was the 25th state admitted to the Union . Arkansas became a territory in 1819. The state was part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
Iowa's state flag includes three vertical colors: blue, white and red, in reference to the state's history as a French territory. The U.S. national bird, the bald eagle, is depicted carrying a blue banner on the flag's white band.
Many people, including Louisianians, are unaware that Louisiana enjoys a successful commercial production of citrus fruit. Although the state's yearly citrus fruit output is substantial, it pales in comparison to that of California and Florida, which are the U.S. states most renowned for citrus fruit crops.
Even areas of Maryland that were not engaged in battle were left ransacked during the Civil War. Confederate and Union Army men often pillaged the towns they entered and put a considerable strain on Maryland's water supply.
Based on U.S. Census data from 2014 and 2016, at least 20 percent of citizens in Mississippi are in poverty. The 2017 year census data revealed a per capita income in the state of $22,500.
American frontiersmen Lewis and Clark not only blazed trails across America, the two were responsible for sparking a serious study of birds in Nebraska. Cataloging commenced during voyages the two men led between 1804 and 1806 through the Missouri River.
Known as "Miller Brothers 101 Ranch" in Kay County, Oklahoma, the 110,000-acre historic district was a cattle ranch before Oklahoma was admitted to the Union. Colonel George W. Miller founded the ranch in 1893.
Sarah and Angelina Grimke were daughters of a wealthy aristocratic judge and plantation owner in South Carolina during the 19th century. First Sarah, then Angelina, ventured north to more socially progressive cities, like Philadelphia, so they could better orchestrate a more organized protest of the American slavery system.
Dallas's Deep Ellum district has been a thriving arts and entertainment locale for many years. In the early 1900s, the area was where many blues artists, such as T-Bone Walker and Blind Lemon Jefferson, honed their skills.
The "Industry" state of Utah has the highest percentage of Mormons, or Latter-day Saints, than any other U.S. state. Between 55 and 62 percent of Utah's residents claim the faith as their own.
Chinese immigrants contributed greatly to the social fabric of the American West in spite of great odds that many faced. Few people have heard about female Butte, Montana, resident and Chinese immigrant Wo Hop, who was required to carry immigration papers with her at all times during the late 19th century.
Before American settlers arrived in Colorado, Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians vastly inhabited the region. Gold mining enticed many early pioneers to settle the territory.
From 1765 to 1771, American colonists quarreled with royal authority during the Regulation Movement that occurred in North Carolina. The movement prompted the Battle of Alamance, which was a precursor to the American Revolutionary War.
Wyoming earned statehood in 1890 and struggled to thrive during its early development. Water irrigation subsidies as well as patronage dollars greatly assisted the state in establishing a substantial economic infrastructure.
Arizona was part of the New Mexico Territory after 1850. The state was marked as Confederate territory during the first few months of 1862.
Found items, such as baked clay and stone objects, left by Indians in Georgia predate the arrival of the first European settlers by thousands of years. The official names of the first people in the state are unknown, and these peoples did not leave behind a systematic language that can be understood.
Raft River extends approximately 65 miles in length in southern Idaho's Cassia County. Early trappers in the region experienced much difficulty trying to cross the stream. The river was likely named for the method travelers relied on in order to cross it.
Cottage laws allow food sellers to use unlicensed means to manufacture and sell their goods. Bakers, home cooks and other food crafstspeople flock to Ohio's many farmer's markets to develop their businesses.
There is more coastal area relative to state size in Rhode Island than in any of the other contiguous U.S. states. Rhode Island's flag and state seal display single gold maritime anchors.
Businesses based in Delaware are within close proximity to both the financial power of New York City and the political might of Washington D.C. The business-friendly state is referred to as the "corporation capital of the world." More companies have incorporated in Delaware than in any other jurisdiction.
In the mid-1800s, German immigrant John Orth set up a small brewery at the corner of Twelfth Street and Marshall Avenue in the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota, a Minneapolis area which has been dubbed "Nordeast." Orth's brewery triggered the rise of multiple breweries that contributed to the creation of Grain Belt Premium, Minnesota's signature beer.
On May 29, 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th U.S. state. The state's name is Algonquin in origin. Wisconsin has preserved a wide range of Native American Indian languages, including the Algonquian languages, Menominee and Ojibwe.
Alaska is the least populated of all states, even though it is the largest. The state is one-fifth the area of the contiguous U.S. states combined, roughly 1.5 million square kilometers.
The West Indies had reigned as a colossal trading hub for 150 years until the early 19th century. Major trading activity in the region shifted to the Connecticut River Valley for a time thereafter.
Laconia's factories manufactured socks for the Union Army during the Civil War. From the mid-19th century until the early 20th century, the production of locomotives and other transport vehicles was Laconia's biggest industry.
Miyo Iwakoshi and her family emigrated to Oregon in 1880. Iwakoshi and her husband, Australian Andrew McKinnon, her brother, and adopted daughter settled around the town of Gresham, where McKinnon started a sawmill named "Orient."
The landscape of Kansas consists mainly of sedimentary rock that was deposited by oceans and rivers over many years. Today, massive sandstone, limestone and shale rock structures are the culmination of these deposits.
The swift fox roams the prairie grasslands east of the Pecos River, and west of the Pecos River the kit fox claims the desert region. The red fox dominates the entire state, cropland regions, in particular. The gray fox also wanders throughout the state, but prefers rocky and woodsy habitats.
During the Civil War, Virginia's political figures agreed on most issues, unlike most other states in the Confederation. It was only after the war that disagreements over paper currency divided the Virginia legislature.
The Great Lakes of Michigan constitute approximately 20 percent of the world's freshwater reserves. The shoreline of the Great Lakes measures beyond 6,000 kilometers.
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park is an oceanfront park near Long Beach in Southern California. "Abalone Point" exists in Northern California as a park in Westport-Union Landing State Beach, and as a cape on Santa Catalina Island in Southern California.
Cairo, Illinois, is situated at the southernmost edge of the state. The Mississippi and Ohio Rivers converge at the city's southeast edge.
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was a mobster from Brooklyn, New York, who financed the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1946. It wasn't until the 1970s that the Nevada city began gaining renown as an incredibly-constructed gambling destination.
Decades after the American Revolutionary War, the communities of New York swelled faster than the national average. At the end of the surge, its population grew to 1,372,812 from 340,120. In the 1960s, California supplanted New York as America's most populous state.
Montpelier is the capital of Vermont. The city's population in 2017 was barely 7,500. Government and tourism are the city's main industries.