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The United States is famous globally for Hollywood, music, and innovation. It’s also famous for its diverse 50 states. Take the US 50 states quiz or 50 states map quiz to test your knowledge and enhance your learning along the way. All you need to do is choose the capital state in the options. Your results will reveal how well you know the name of the capital of all 50 states. Don't forget to share your result with your friends as well. Hope you have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the capital of Alaska?

    • A.

      Lincoln

    • B.

      Juneau

    • C.

      Fairbanks

    • D.

      Ketchikan

    Correct Answer
    B. Juneau
    Explanation
    Juneau is the correct answer because it is the capital of Alaska. Located in the southeastern part of the state, Juneau became the capital in 1906. It is the third-largest city in Alaska and serves as the administrative center for the state government.

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  • 2. 

    What is the capital of Arizona?

    • A.

      Phoenix

    • B.

      Carson City

    • C.

      Tucson

    • D.

      Tempe

    Correct Answer
    A. Phoenix
    Explanation
    Phoenix is the correct answer because it is the capital of Arizona.

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  • 3. 

    What is the capital of Arkansas?

    • A.

      Little Rock

    • B.

      Concord

    • C.

      Conway

    • D.

      Springdale

    Correct Answer
    A. Little Rock
    Explanation
    Little Rock is the correct answer because it is the capital of Arkansas. The question asks for the capital city, and Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas.

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  • 4. 

    What is the capital of California?

    • A.

      Los Angeles

    • B.

      Sacramento

    • C.

      Oakland

    • D.

      Stockton

    Correct Answer
    B. Sacramento
    Explanation
    Sacramento is the correct answer because it is the capital of California. Los Angeles, Oakland, and Stockton are all major cities in California, but they are not the capital.

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  • 5. 

    What is the capital of Colorado?

    • A.

      Santa Fe

    • B.

      Denver

    • C.

      Boulder

    • D.

      Pueblo

    Correct Answer
    B. Denver
    Explanation
    Denver is the correct answer because it is the capital of Colorado. Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico, Boulder is a city in Colorado but not the capital, and Pueblo is also a city in Colorado but not the capital. Therefore, Denver is the only option that correctly identifies the capital of Colorado.

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  • 6. 

    What is the capital of Connecticut?

    • A.

      Hartford

    • B.

      Albany

    • C.

      Bridgeport

    • D.

      Norwalk

    Correct Answer
    A. Hartford
    Explanation
    Hartford is the capital of Connecticut.

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  • 7. 

    What is the capital of  Delaware?

    • A.

      Raleigh

    • B.

      Dover

    • C.

      Middletown

    • D.

      Seaford

    Correct Answer
    B. Dover
    Explanation
    Dover is the correct answer because it is the capital of Delaware.

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  • 8. 

    What is the capital of Florida?

    • A.

      Miami

    • B.

      Tallahassee

    • C.

      Tampa

    • D.

      Naples

    Correct Answer
    B. Tallahassee
    Explanation
    Tallahassee is the capital of Florida. Miami, Tampa, and Naples are all major cities in Florida, but they are not the capital. The question is asking specifically for the capital city, and the correct answer is Tallahassee.

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  • 9. 

    What is the capital of Georgia?

    • A.

      Atlanta

    • B.

      Columbus

    • C.

      Macon

    • D.

      Helen

    Correct Answer
    A. Atlanta
    Explanation
    Atlanta is the correct answer because it is the capital of Georgia. It is the most populous city in the state and serves as the cultural and economic center of Georgia. Atlanta is known for its diverse industries, including finance, technology, and media. It is also home to several major sports teams and cultural attractions, making it a significant city in the southeastern United States.

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  • 10. 

    What is the capital of Hawaii?

    • A.

      Cheyenne

    • B.

      Honolulu

    • C.

      Kapolei

    • D.

      Kahului

    Correct Answer
    B. Honolulu
    Explanation
    Honolulu is the correct answer because it is the capital of Hawaii. It is located on the island of Oahu and is the largest city in the state. Honolulu is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and historical sites such as Pearl Harbor. It is also the economic and political center of Hawaii, housing the state government and many key institutions.

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  • 11. 

    What is the capital of Idaho?

    • A.

      Salem

    • B.

      Boise

    • C.

      Nampa

    • D.

      Twin Falls

    Correct Answer
    B. Boise
    Explanation
    Boise is the correct answer because it is the capital of Idaho. The capital city is the political and administrative center of a state, and in this case, Boise serves as the capital of Idaho.

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  • 12. 

    What is the capital of Illinois?

    • A.

      Chicago

    • B.

      Springfield

    • C.

      Peoria

    • D.

      Rockford

    Correct Answer
    B. Springfield
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Springfield. Springfield is the capital of Illinois. It is located in central Illinois and is the sixth most populous city in the state. The city is known for its historical significance, as it was the home of President Abraham Lincoln. Springfield is also the political center of Illinois, housing the state government and various important institutions.

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  • 13. 

    What is the capital of Indiana?

    • A.

      Providence

    • B.

      Indianapolis

    • C.

      Evansville

    • D.

      Bloomington

    Correct Answer
    B. Indianapolis
    Explanation
    Indianapolis is the correct answer because it is the capital of Indiana. Providence, Evansville, and Bloomington are not the capitals of Indiana.

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  • 14. 

    What is the capital of Iowa?

    • A.

      Columbia

    • B.

      Des Moines

    • C.

      Cedar Rapids

    • D.

      Dubuque

    Correct Answer
    B. Des Moines
    Explanation
    Des Moines is the capital of Iowa. This is the correct answer because Des Moines has been the capital of Iowa since 1857. It is the largest city in the state and serves as an important center for government, business, and culture. Columbia, Cedar Rapids, and Dubuque are all cities in Iowa, but they are not the capital.

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  • 15. 

    What is the capital of Kansas?

    • A.

      Topeka

    • B.

      Pierre

    • C.

      Salina

    • D.

      Topeka

    Correct Answer
    A. Topeka
    Explanation
    Topeka is the capital of Kansas.

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  • 16. 

    What is the capital of Kentucky?

    • A.

      Frankfort

    • B.

      Nashville

    • C.

      Lexington

    • D.

      Somerset

    Correct Answer
    A. Frankfort
    Explanation
    Frankfort is the correct answer because it is the capital of Kentucky.

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  • 17. 

    What is the capital of Louisiana?

    • A.

      Baton Rouge

    • B.

      Austin

    • C.

      Lafayette

    • D.

      Houma

    Correct Answer
    A. Baton Rouge
    Explanation
    Baton Rouge is the correct answer because it is the capital of Louisiana. The question asks for the capital city of Louisiana, and Baton Rouge fits that description.

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  • 18. 

    What is the capital of Maine?

    • A.

      Augusta

    • B.

      Salt Lake City

    • C.

      Lewiston

    • D.

      Bangor

    Correct Answer
    A. Augusta
    Explanation
    Augusta is the correct answer because it is the capital of Maine. The other options, Salt Lake City, Lewiston, and Bangor, are not the capitals of Maine.

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  • 19. 

    What is the capital of Maryland?

    • A.

      Montpelier

    • B.

      Annapolis

    • C.

      Rockville

    • D.

      Frederick

    Correct Answer
    B. Annapolis
    Explanation
    Annapolis is the correct answer because it is the capital of Maryland.

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  • 20. 

    What is the capital of Massachusetts?

    • A.

      Boston

    • B.

      Richmond

    • C.

      Worcester

    • D.

      Cambridge

    Correct Answer
    A. Boston
    Explanation
    Boston is the correct answer because it is the capital of Massachusetts.

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  • 21. 

    What is the capital of Michigan?

    • A.

      Olympia

    • B.

      Lansing

    • C.

      Ann Arbor

    • D.

      Kalamazoo

    Correct Answer
    B. Lansing
    Explanation
    Lansing is the correct answer because it is the capital of Michigan. Olympia is the capital of Washington, Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo are cities in Michigan, but they are not the capital.

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  • 22. 

    What is the capital of Minnesota?

    • A.

      St. Paul

    • B.

      Charleston

    • C.

      Mankato

    • D.

      Brainerd

    Correct Answer
    A. St. Paul
    Explanation
    St. Paul is the capital of Minnesota. It is the second-most populous city in the state and is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River. St. Paul is known for its historic architecture, including the State Capitol building, and is a major center for government, education, and healthcare in Minnesota.

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  • 23. 

    What is the capital of Mississippi?

    • A.

      Madison

    • B.

      Jackson

    • C.

      Oxford

    • D.

      Meridian

    Correct Answer
    B. Jackson
    Explanation
    Jackson is the correct answer because it is the capital of Mississippi. Madison, Oxford, and Meridian are all cities in Mississippi, but they are not the capital.

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  • 24. 

    What is the capital of Missouri?

    • A.

      Jefferson City

    • B.

      Carson City

    • C.

      Joplin

    • D.

      Branson

    Correct Answer
    A. Jefferson City
    Explanation
    Jefferson City is the correct answer because it is the capital of Missouri. The other options, Carson City, Joplin, and Branson, are not the capitals of Missouri.

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  • 25. 

    What is the capital of Montana?

    • A.

      Boston

    • B.

      Helena

    • C.

      Kalispell

    • D.

      Whitefish

    Correct Answer
    B. Helena
    Explanation
    Helena is the correct answer because it is the capital of Montana. Boston is the capital of Massachusetts, not Montana. Kalispell and Whitefish are cities in Montana, but they are not the capital. Therefore, Helena is the correct choice for the capital of Montana.

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  • 26. 

    What is the capital of Nebraska?

    • A.

      Lincoln

    • B.

      Annapolis

    • C.

      Kearney

    • D.

      Beatrice

    Correct Answer
    A. Lincoln
    Explanation
    Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska.

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  • 27. 

    What is the capital of Nevada?

    • A.

      Carson City

    • B.

      Augusta

    • C.

      Sparks

    • D.

      Elko

    Correct Answer
    A. Carson City
    Explanation
    Carson City is the correct answer because it is the capital of Nevada. It was established in 1858 and became the capital of Nevada in 1864. The city is located in the western part of the state and is known for its historic buildings and museums. Carson City is also the administrative center of Nevada, housing many government offices and agencies.

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  • 28. 

    What is the capital of New Hampshire?

    • A.

      Baton Rouge

    • B.

      Concord

    • C.

      Nashua

    • D.

      Rochester

    Correct Answer
    B. Concord
    Explanation
    Concord is the correct answer because it is the capital of New Hampshire. The question is asking for the capital city of New Hampshire, and Concord fits this criteria.

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  • 29. 

    What is the capital of New Jersey?

    • A.

      Trenton

    • B.

      Frankfort

    • C.

      Princeton 

    • D.

      Morristown

    Correct Answer
    A. Trenton
    Explanation
    Trenton is the correct answer because it is the capital of New Jersey.

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  • 30. 

      What is the capital of New Mexico?

    • A.

      Santa Fe

    • B.

      Frankfort

    • C.

      Gallup

    • D.

      Las Vegas

    Correct Answer
    A. Santa Fe
    Explanation
    Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico. It is the correct answer because Santa Fe has been the capital of New Mexico since 1610. It is the oldest state capital in the United States and is known for its rich history, vibrant art scene, and adobe architecture. Santa Fe is also the political and cultural center of the state, hosting the state government and numerous museums, galleries, and festivals.

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  • 31. 

    What is the capital of New York?

    • A.

      Albany

    • B.

      New York City

    • C.

      Syracuse

    • D.

      Yonkers

    Correct Answer
    A. Albany
    Explanation
    Albany is the correct answer because it is the capital of New York. While New York City is the largest city in the state, it is not the capital. Syracuse and Yonkers are also cities in New York, but neither of them serve as the capital. Therefore, Albany is the only option that correctly identifies the capital of New York.

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  • 32. 

    What is the capital of North Carolina?

    • A.

      Topeka

    • B.

      Raleigh

    • C.

      Wilmington

    • D.

      Greensboro

    Correct Answer
    B. Raleigh
    Explanation
    Raleigh is the correct answer because it is the capital of North Carolina.

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  • 33. 

    What is the capital of North Dakota?

    • A.

      Bismarck

    • B.

      Des Moines

    • C.

      Dickinson

    • D.

      Minot

    Correct Answer
    A. Bismarck
    Explanation
    Bismarck is the correct answer because it is the capital of North Dakota. The other options, Des Moines, Dickinson, and Minot, are not the capitals of North Dakota.

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  • 34. 

    What is the capital of Ohio?

    • A.

      Columbus

    • B.

      Springfield

    • C.

      Kent

    • D.

      Cincinnati

    Correct Answer
    A. Columbus
    Explanation
    Columbus is the capital of Ohio. It is the largest city in the state and serves as the political and economic center. The city was founded in 1812 and named after Christopher Columbus. It is known for its diverse economy, including industries such as education, healthcare, and technology. Columbus is also home to several major universities and cultural attractions, making it a vibrant and thriving city.

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  • 35. 

    What is the capital of Oklahoma?

    • A.

      Oklahoma City

    • B.

      Boise

    • C.

      Norman

    • D.

      Tulsa

    Correct Answer
    A. Oklahoma City
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Oklahoma City because it is the capital of Oklahoma.

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  • 36. 

    What is the capital of Oregon?

    • A.

      Salem

    • B.

      Dover

    • C.

      Eugene

    • D.

      Albany

    Correct Answer
    A. Salem
    Explanation
    The capital of Oregon is Salem.

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  • 37. 

    What is the capital of Pennsylvania?

    • A.

      Hartford

    • B.

      Harrisburg

    • C.

      Bethlehem

    • D.

      Lancaster

    Correct Answer
    B. Harrisburg
    Explanation
    Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania. It is the political and administrative center of the state. The city is located along the Susquehanna River and is known for its rich history and cultural attractions. Harrisburg is home to the Pennsylvania State Capitol building, which is an iconic landmark. It is also a hub for government offices, making it the logical choice for the state capital.

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  • 38. 

    What is the capital of Rhode Island?

    • A.

      Providence

    • B.

      Little Rock

    • C.

      Westerly

    • D.

      D. Middletown

    Correct Answer
    A. Providence
    Explanation
    Providence is the correct answer because it is the capital of Rhode Island.

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  • 39. 

    What is the capital of South Carolina?

    • A.

      Montgomery

    • B.

      Columbia

    • C.

      Florence

    • D.

      Rock Hill

    Correct Answer
    B. Columbia
    Explanation
    Columbia is the correct answer because it is the capital of South Carolina. The other options, Montgomery, Florence, and Rock Hill, are not the capitals of South Carolina.

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  • 40. 

    What is the capital of South Dakota?

    • A.

      Pierre

    • B.

      Juneau

    • C.

      Pierre

    • D.

      Madison

    Correct Answer
    A. Pierre
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pierre. Pierre is the capital of South Dakota.

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  • 41. 

    What is the capital of Tennessee?

    • A.

      Tallahassee

    • B.

      Nashville

    • C.

      Chattanooga

    • D.

      Memphis

    Correct Answer
    B. Nashville
    Explanation
    Nashville is the correct answer because it is the capital of Tennessee.

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  • 42. 

    What is the capital of Texas?

    • A.

      Austin

    • B.

      Dallas

    • C.

      San Antonio

    • D.

      Arlington

    Correct Answer
    A. Austin
    Explanation
    Austin is the correct answer because it is the capital of Texas. The capital city is the political and administrative center of a state, and Austin serves as the capital of Texas. It is where the state government is located, including the Texas State Capitol building. Austin is also known for its vibrant music scene, outdoor activities, and cultural attractions.

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  • 43. 

    What is the capital of Utah?

    • A.

      Salt Lake City

    • B.

      Denver

    • C.

      Logan

    • D.

      Ogden

    Correct Answer
    A. Salt Lake City
    Explanation
    Salt Lake City is the correct answer because it is the capital of Utah. It is the largest city in the state and is located in the northern part of Utah. The city is known for its beautiful surroundings, including the nearby Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Mountains. It is also the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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  • 44. 

    What is the capital of Vermont?

    • A.

      Montpelier

    • B.

      Lansing

    • C.

      Ogden

    • D.

      Bennington

    Correct Answer
    A. Montpelier
    Explanation
    Montpelier is the capital of Vermont. This is the correct answer because Montpelier has been the capital of Vermont since 1805. It is the smallest state capital in the United States and is located in Washington County. Montpelier is known for its historic buildings, including the Vermont State House, and its vibrant arts and culture scene.

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  • 45. 

    What is the capital of Virginia?

    • A.

      Richmond

    • B.

      St. Paul

    • C.

      Norfolk

    • D.

      Roanoke

    Correct Answer
    A. Richmond
    Explanation
    Richmond is the correct answer because it is the capital of Virginia. It is located in the central part of the state and is known for its rich history, including its role in the American Civil War. Richmond is also home to many cultural attractions, government buildings, and educational institutions.

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  • 46. 

    What is the capital of Washington?

    • A.

      Olympia

    • B.

      Jackson

    • C.

      Tacoma

    • D.

      Everett

    Correct Answer
    A. Olympia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Olympia. Olympia is the capital of Washington state. It is located in the western part of the state and is known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities.

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  • 47. 

    What is the capital of West Virginia?

    • A.

      Charleston

    • B.

      Jefferson City

    • C.

      Martinsburg

    • D.

      Beckley

    Correct Answer
    A. Charleston
    Explanation
    Charleston is the correct answer because it is the capital of West Virginia. The other options, Jefferson City, Martinsburg, and Beckley, are not the capitals of West Virginia.

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  • 48. 

    What is the capital of Wisconsin?

    • A.

      Annapolis

    • B.

      Madison

    • C.

      Appleton

    • D.

      La Crosse

    Correct Answer
    B. Madison
    Explanation
    Madison is the correct answer because it is the capital of Wisconsin. It is the second-largest city in the state and is known for its vibrant cultural scene, including numerous museums, theaters, and music venues. Madison is also home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which contributes to the city's lively and intellectual atmosphere.

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  • 49. 

    What is the capital of Wyoming?

    • A.

      Cheyenne

    • B.

      Phoenix

    • C.

      Jackson

    • D.

      Buffalo

    Correct Answer
    A. Cheyenne
    Explanation
    Cheyenne is the correct answer because it is the capital of Wyoming. This city serves as the political and economic center of the state, housing the state government and various industries. Cheyenne is also the most populous city in Wyoming and is known for its rich history and western culture.

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  • 50. 

    What is the capital of Alabama?

    • A.

      Montgomery

    • B.

      Helena

    • C.

      Laramie

    • D.

      Sheridan

    Correct Answer
    A. Montgomery
    Explanation
    Montgomery is the capital of Alabama. It was chosen as the capital in 1846 and has remained so ever since. The city is known for its rich history, being a significant location during the Civil Rights Movement. Montgomery is also home to several important landmarks, such as the Alabama State Capitol and the Rosa Parks Library and Museum.

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