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  • 1. 

    Jefferson City is the capital of which U.S. state?

    • A.

      New Hampshire

    • B.

      Kansas

    • C.

      Alaska

    • D.

      Missouri

    Correct Answer
    D. Missouri
    Explanation
    Jefferson City is the capital of Missouri.

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  • 2. 

    Albany is the capital of which U.S. state?

    • A.

      Connecticut

    • B.

      Texas

    • C.

      West Virginia

    • D.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    D. New York
    Explanation
    Albany is the capital of New York.

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  • 3. 

    Providence is the capital of which U.S. state?

    • A.

      Alabama

    • B.

      New Mexico

    • C.

      Alaska

    • D.

      Rhode Island

    Correct Answer
    D. Rhode Island
    Explanation
    Providence is the capital of Rhode Island.

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  • 4. 

    Pierre is the capital of which U.S. state?

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      Hawaii

    • C.

      South Dakota

    • D.

      Minnesota

    Correct Answer
    C. South Dakota
    Explanation
    Pierre is the capital of South Dakota.

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  • 5. 

    Montpelier is the capital of which U.S. state?

    • A.

      South Dakota

    • B.

      Delaware

    • C.

      Vermont

    • D.

      Wyoming

    Correct Answer
    C. Vermont
    Explanation
    Montpelier is the capital of Vermont. Each U.S. state has a designated capital city, and in the case of Vermont, it is Montpelier. It is important to have a capital city as it serves as the administrative center and the seat of government for the state. Montpelier is known for its small size and charming atmosphere, and it is also the least populous state capital in the United States.

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  • 6. 

    Charleston is the capital of which U.S. state?

    • A.

      Minnesota

    • B.

      Utah

    • C.

      Alabama

    • D.

      West Virginia

    Correct Answer
    D. West Virginia
    Explanation
    Charleston is the capital of West Virginia. West Virginia is a state in the United States, and its capital is Charleston.

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  • 7. 

    Madison is the capital of which U.S. state?

    • A.

      Utah

    • B.

      Wisconsin

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Arizona

    Correct Answer
    B. Wisconsin
    Explanation
    Madison is the capital of Wisconsin.

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  • 8. 

    Which U.S. state has "The Grand Canyon State" as its nickname?

    • A.

      South Dakota

    • B.

      Delaware

    • C.

      Arizona

    • D.

      Wyoming

    Correct Answer
    C. Arizona
    Explanation
    Arizona is known as "The Grand Canyon State" because it is home to the Grand Canyon, one of the most famous natural landmarks in the United States. The Grand Canyon is a massive gorge carved by the Colorado River over millions of years and is a major tourist attraction. Arizona's nickname highlights the state's unique and stunning natural feature, making it the correct answer to this question.

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  • 9. 

    Which U.S. state has "Constitution State" as its nickname?

    • A.

      Wyoming

    • B.

      Montana

    • C.

      South Carolina

    • D.

      Connecticut

    Correct Answer
    D. Connecticut
    Explanation
    Connecticut is known as the "Constitution State" because it is believed to have been the first state to have a written constitution in the United States. The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, adopted in 1639, served as a framework for the state's government and is considered one of the earliest examples of a written constitution in history. This nickname highlights Connecticut's historical significance in shaping constitutional principles and its role in the development of democratic governance in the United States.

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  • 10. 

    Which U.S. state's official nickname is "The First State"?

    • A.

      Nevada

    • B.

      California

    • C.

      Delaware

    • D.

      Maryland

    Correct Answer
    C. Delaware
    Explanation
    Delaware is known as "The First State" because it was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution. It ratified the Constitution on December 7, 1787, making it the first state to do so. This nickname highlights Delaware's historical significance as a pioneer in the formation of the United States government.

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  • 11. 

    Which U.S. state has "Aloha State" as its nickname?

    • A.

      Hawaii

    • B.

      New Mexico

    • C.

      Louisiana

    • D.

      Oklahoma

    Correct Answer
    A. Hawaii
    Explanation
    Hawaii is known as the "Aloha State" because "aloha" is a Hawaiian word commonly used as a greeting, farewell, or expression of love and affection. The nickname reflects the warm and welcoming nature of the state and its people. Hawaii is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, tropical climate, and vibrant culture, making it a fitting choice for the nickname "Aloha State."

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  • 12. 

    Which U.S. state is nicknamed the Hawkeye State?

    • A.

      Arizona

    • B.

      Iowa

    • C.

      Florida

    • D.

      Indiana

    Correct Answer
    B. Iowa
    Explanation
    Iowa is nicknamed the Hawkeye State because it is named after the Native American chief, Chief Black Hawk. The state adopted this nickname in the 1830s as a tribute to Chief Black Hawk, who was a prominent figure in the region's history. The nickname reflects the state's connection to its Native American heritage and is a symbol of pride for the people of Iowa.

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  • 13. 

    Which U.S. state has "Bluegrass State" as its nickname?

    • A.

      Oregon

    • B.

      Kentucky

    • C.

      Minnesota

    • D.

      North Dakota

    Correct Answer
    B. Kentucky
    Explanation
    Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State" because of the bluegrass that is found in many of its pastures. This nickname originated from the bluegrass music that is associated with the state and the bluegrass region, which covers a large part of Kentucky. The state is also famous for its horse racing industry, particularly the Kentucky Derby, further solidifying the association with bluegrass.

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  • 14. 

    Which U.S. state has "Bay State" as its nickname?

    • A.

      Massachusetts

    • B.

      Alaska

    • C.

      Iowa

    • D.

      Idaho

    Correct Answer
    A. Massachusetts
    Explanation
    Massachusetts is known as the "Bay State" because it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and has numerous bays and harbors along its coastline. The nickname reflects the state's close association with the ocean and its maritime history.

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  • 15. 

    Which U.S. state has "Garden State" as its nickname?

    • A.

      North Carolina

    • B.

      Vermont

    • C.

      New Jersey

    • D.

      California

    Correct Answer
    C. New Jersey
    Explanation
    New Jersey is known as the "Garden State" because of its rich agricultural history and lush green landscapes. The nickname originated in the 19th century when New Jersey was a major producer of fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural products. The state's fertile soil and favorable climate made it an ideal location for farming, earning it the nickname "Garden State." Additionally, New Jersey is home to many beautiful gardens and parks, further reinforcing its association with the nickname.

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