AP Style Quiz Over State Abbreviations

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So, you may know the fifty states like the back of your hand by now, but do you know what letters are used for their abbreviations? Take this AP Style Quiz over State Abbreviations and see how much you really know about the stars and stripes!


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  • 1. 

    Alabama

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ala." This is the abbreviation for the state of Alabama.

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  • 2. 

    Arizona

    Explanation
    "Ariz." is the abbreviation for Arizona. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent long words or names in a shorter form. In this case, "Ariz." is the accepted abbreviation for Arizona.

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  • 3. 

    Arkansas

    Explanation
    The given answer "Ark." is the abbreviation for Arkansas. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent longer words or phrases in a shorter form. In this case, "Ark." is the accepted abbreviation for Arkansas, which is a state in the United States.

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  • 4. 

    California

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Calif." because it is a commonly used abbreviation for California. It is often used in addresses, on maps, and in informal writing to save space and make it easier to write or type the name of the state. The abbreviation is recognized and understood by most people, making it a convenient and widely accepted way to refer to California.

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  • 5. 

    Colorado

    Explanation
    The given correct answer "Colo." is an abbreviation for Colorado. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent long words or phrases in a shorter form. In this case, "Colo." is a widely recognized and accepted abbreviation for the state of Colorado.

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  • 6. 

    Connecticut

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Conn." which is an abbreviation for Connecticut.

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  • 7. 

    Delaware

    Explanation
    Del. is the abbreviation for Delaware. This is a common abbreviation used to represent the state in various contexts such as postal addresses, legal documents, and official forms. The abbreviation "Del." is derived from the first three letters of the state's name, making it a concise and recognizable way to refer to Delaware.

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  • 8. 

    Florida

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Fla." which is the abbreviation for the state of Florida. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent the names of states, and "Fla." is the accepted abbreviation for Florida.

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    Georgia

    Explanation
    The given correct answer "Ga." is the abbreviation for Georgia. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent the names of states, and "Ga." is the accepted abbreviation for Georgia.

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  • 10. 

    Illinois

    Explanation
    The given answer "Ill." is the abbreviation for Illinois.

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  • 11. 

    Indiana

    Explanation
    The given answer "Ind." is the abbreviation for Indiana.

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  • 12. 

    Kansas

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Kan." This is the abbreviation for Kansas.

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  • 13. 

    Kentucky

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ky." This is the abbreviation for the state of Kentucky. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent the names of states, and "Ky." is the accepted abbreviation for Kentucky.

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  • 14. 

    Louisiana

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "La." This is the abbreviation for the state of Louisiana.

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  • 15. 

    Maryland

  • 16. 

    Massachusetts

    Explanation
    The given answer "Mass." is an abbreviation for Massachusetts. Many states in the United States have official abbreviations, which are commonly used in addresses, legal documents, and other formal contexts. "Mass." is the standard abbreviation for Massachusetts and is widely recognized and accepted.

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  • 17. 

    Michigan

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mich." This is an abbreviation for Michigan.

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  • 18. 

    Minnesota

    Explanation
    "Minn." is the abbreviation for Minnesota.

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  • 19. 

    Mississippi

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Miss." because it is the abbreviation for the state of Mississippi.

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  • 20. 

    Missouri

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mo." This is the abbreviation for the state of Missouri. States in the United States often have official two-letter abbreviations that are used in addresses, postal codes, and other official documents. In this case, "Mo." is the standard abbreviation for Missouri.

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  • 21. 

    Montana

    Explanation
    The given answer "Mont." is an abbreviation for the state of Montana. It is a common practice to use abbreviations for state names in addresses, mailing labels, and other forms of written communication where space is limited. "Mont." is a widely recognized and accepted abbreviation for Montana.

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  • 22. 

    Nebraska

    Explanation
    The given answer "Neb." is an abbreviation for Nebraska. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent long names or phrases in a shorter form. In this case, "Neb." is the shortened form of Nebraska.

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  • 23. 

    Nevada

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "Nev." which is short for Nevada.

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  • 24. 

    New Hampshire

    Explanation
    The correct answer is N.H. N.H. is the abbreviation for New Hampshire.

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  • 25. 

    New Jersey

    Explanation
    The correct answer is N.J. This is the abbreviation for the state of New Jersey. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent longer names or phrases in a shorter form. In this case, N.J. is the accepted abbreviation for New Jersey.

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  • 26. 

    New Mexico

    Explanation
    The correct answer is N.M., which stands for New Mexico. This is the abbreviation commonly used to represent the state of New Mexico.

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  • 27. 

    New York

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "N.Y." because it is the abbreviation for New York.

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  • 28. 

    North Carolina

    Explanation
    N.C. is the abbreviation for North Carolina. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent long names or phrases in a shorter and more convenient way. In this case, N.C. is used as a shorthand for North Carolina, allowing for easier communication and identification of the state.

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  • 29. 

    North Dakota

    Explanation
    The given answer "N.D." is the abbreviation for North Dakota. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent long names or phrases in a shorter form. In this case, "N.D." is the accepted abbreviation for the state of North Dakota.

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  • 30. 

    Oklahoma

    Explanation
    "Okla." is the commonly used abbreviation for Oklahoma. It is a shortened form that is widely recognized and used in various contexts such as addresses, official documents, and references to the state in general.

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  • 31. 

    Oregon

    Explanation
    The given answer "Ore." is the abbreviation for the state of Oregon. Many states in the United States have official postal abbreviations that are used in addresses, and "Ore." is the one designated for Oregon. This abbreviation is commonly used in mailing addresses, on maps, and in other contexts where a shorter form of the state name is needed.

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  • 32. 

    Pennsylvania

  • 33. 

    Rhode Island

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "R.I." This is the abbreviation for the state of Rhode Island. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent the names of states and other entities in a shorter form. In this case, "R.I." is the accepted abbreviation for Rhode Island.

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  • 34. 

    South Carolina

    Explanation
    S.C. is the abbreviation for South Carolina.

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  • 35. 

    South Dakota

    Explanation
    The correct answer is S.D. because it is the abbreviation for South Dakota.

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  • 36. 

    Tennessee

  • 37. 

    Vermont

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Vt." This is the abbreviation for the state of Vermont. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent states in addresses, on maps, and in other contexts where space is limited. "Vt." is the official postal abbreviation for Vermont and is widely recognized and used.

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  • 38. 

    Virginia

    Explanation
    The given answer "Va." is the abbreviation for Virginia. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent the names of states in the United States. In this case, "Va." is the standard postal abbreviation for Virginia.

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  • 39. 

    Washington

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Wash." This is a commonly used abbreviation for Washington.

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  • 40. 

    West Virginia

    Explanation
    The given correct answer "W.Va." is an abbreviation for West Virginia. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent longer words or phrases in a shorter form. In this case, "W.Va." is the accepted abbreviation for West Virginia, which is a state in the United States.

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  • 41. 

    Wisconsin

    Explanation
    The given answer "Wis." is the abbreviation for the state of Wisconsin. Abbreviations are commonly used to represent long names or phrases in a shorter form. In this case, "Wis." is the accepted abbreviation for Wisconsin, making it the correct answer.

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  • 42. 

    Wyoming

    Explanation
    "Wyo." is the correct answer because it is the abbreviation for Wyoming. State names are often abbreviated for convenience and to save space, and in this case, "Wyo." is the accepted abbreviation for Wyoming.

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