U.S. State Capitals Trivia Quiz

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How good is your geography knowledge? Check out this U. S. State capitals trivia quiz and see how many capitals of the U. S. States you can name. What is the capital of Idaho? Okay, let us ask you an easy one. Can you guess what the capital city of Alabama is? We have so many interesting questions about the U. S. States. Can you answer them all? Play the quiz and impress us by securing good marks. Learn more and train your brain.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Alabama

    • A.

      Huntsville

    • B.

      Montgomery

    • C.

      Birmingham

    • D.

      Tuscaloosa

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Montgomery
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Montgomery because it is the capital city of Alabama. Huntsville, Birmingham, and Tuscaloosa are all major cities in the state, but only Montgomery holds the distinction of being the capital.

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  • 2. 

    Alaska

    • A.

      Anchorage

    • B.

      Fairbanks

    • C.

      Wasilla

    • D.

      Juneau

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Juneau
    Explanation
    Juneau is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Alaska. Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Wasilla are all major cities in Alaska, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct option is Juneau.

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  • 3. 

    Arizona

    • A.

      Phoenix

    • B.

      Tucson

    • C.

      Winslow

    • D.

      Flagstaff

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Phoenix
    Explanation
    Phoenix is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Arizona. Tucson, Winslow, and Flagstaff are also cities in Arizona, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Phoenix.

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  • 4. 

    Arkansas

    • A.

      Pine Bluff

    • B.

      Fayetteville

    • C.

      Little Rock

    • D.

      Hot Springs

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Little Rock
    Explanation
    Little Rock is the correct answer because it is the capital and largest city of Arkansas. It is the political, economic, and cultural center of the state, making it the most likely option among the given choices. Pine Bluff, Fayetteville, and Hot Springs are also cities in Arkansas, but they are not the capital. Therefore, none of the above options are correct except for Little Rock.

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  • 5. 

    California

    • A.

      Sacramento

    • B.

      San Jose

    • C.

      Los Angeles

    • D.

      San Francisco

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Sacramento
    Explanation
    Sacramento is the correct answer because it is the capital city of California. San Jose, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are all major cities in California, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Sacramento.

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  • 6. 

    Colorado

    • A.

      Colorado Springs

    • B.

      Pueblo

    • C.

      Durango

    • D.

      Denver

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Denver
    Explanation
    Denver is the correct answer because it is the capital and largest city of the state of Colorado. While the other options mentioned are also cities in Colorado, Denver holds the distinction of being the capital city.

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  • 7. 

    Connecticut

    • A.

      Danbury

    • B.

      New Haven

    • C.

      Hartford

    • D.

      Norwalk

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Hartford
    Explanation
    Hartford is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Connecticut. While Danbury, New Haven, and Norwalk are all cities in Connecticut, none of them serve as the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Hartford.

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  • 8. 

    Delaware

    • A.

      Milton

    • B.

      Millsboro

    • C.

      Harrington

    • D.

      Georgetown

    • E.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the Above
    Explanation
    Dover is the capital of Delaware.

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  • 9. 

    Florida

    • A.

      Miami

    • B.

      Fort Lauderdale

    • C.

      Tallahassee

    • D.

      Tampa

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Tallahassee
    Explanation
    Tallahassee is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Florida. Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa are all major cities in Florida, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Tallahassee.

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  • 10. 

    Georgia

    • A.

      Macon

    • B.

      Savannah

    • C.

      Athens

    • D.

      Atlanta

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Atlanta
    Explanation
    Atlanta is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Georgia. Macon, Savannah, and Athens are also cities in Georgia, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Atlanta.

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  • 11. 

    Hawaii

    • A.

      Honolulu

    • B.

      Hilo

    • C.

      Kailua

    • D.

      Makakilo City

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Honolulu
    Explanation
    Honolulu is the correct answer because it is the capital and largest city of Hawaii. It is located on the island of Oahu and is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and historical landmarks. Hilo, Kailua, and Makakilo City are also cities in Hawaii, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Honolulu.

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  • 12. 

    Idaho

    • A.

      Pocatello

    • B.

      Idaho Falls

    • C.

      Boise

    • D.

      Blackfoot

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Boise
    Explanation
    Boise is the correct answer because it is the capital and largest city of Idaho. Pocatello, Idaho Falls, and Blackfoot are also cities in Idaho, but they are not the capital. "None of the above" is not the correct answer because Boise is a valid option.

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  • 13. 

    Illinois

    • A.

      Chicago

    • B.

      Springfield

    • C.

      Decatur

    • D.

      Champaign

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Springfield
    Explanation
    Springfield is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Illinois. Chicago is the largest city in Illinois, but it is not the capital. Decatur and Champaign are other cities in Illinois, but they are also not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Springfield.

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  • 14. 

    Indiana

    • A.

      Kokomo

    • B.

      Muncie

    • C.

      Louisville

    • D.

      Indianapolis

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Indianapolis
    Explanation
    Indianapolis is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Indiana. The other cities mentioned, such as Kokomo, Muncie, and Louisville, are also located in Indiana or nearby states, but Indianapolis is the only one that serves as the capital.

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  • 15. 

    Iowa

    • A.

      Cedar Rapids

    • B.

      Iowa City

    • C.

      Fort Dodge

    • D.

      Davenport

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    Des Moines is the capital of Iowa.

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  • 16. 

    Kansas

    • A.

      Topeka

    • B.

      Kansas City

    • C.

      Wichita

    • D.

      Dodge City

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Topeka
    Explanation
    Topeka is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Kansas. The other cities listed are also located in Kansas, but they are not the capital.

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  • 17. 

    Kentucky

    • A.

      Bowling Green

    • B.

      Frankfort

    • C.

      Louisville

    • D.

      Lexington

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Frankfort
    Explanation
    Frankfort is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Kentucky. Bowling Green, Louisville, and Lexington are all major cities in Kentucky, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Frankfort.

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  • 18. 

    Louisiana

    • A.

      New Orleans

    • B.

      Lake Charles

    • C.

      Baton Rouge

    • D.

      Shreveport

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Baton Rouge
    Explanation
    Baton Rouge is the capital city of Louisiana. It is the political hub of the state and serves as the seat of government. While New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana and is often more well-known, Baton Rouge holds the administrative power. Lake Charles and Shreveport are also major cities in the state, but they do not serve as the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Baton Rouge.

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  • 19. 

    Maine

    • A.

      Bangor

    • B.

      Ellsworth

    • C.

      Portland

    • D.

      Augusta

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Augusta
    Explanation
    Augusta is the correct answer because it is the capital city of the state of Maine. Bangor, Ellsworth, and Portland are all cities in Maine, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Augusta.

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  • 20. 

    Maryland

    • A.

      Columbia

    • B.

      Baltimore

    • C.

      Rockville

    • D.

      Annapolis

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Annapolis
    Explanation
    Annapolis is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Maryland. Columbia, Baltimore, and Rockville are all cities in Maryland, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Annapolis.

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  • 21. 

    Massachusetts

    • A.

      Newton

    • B.

      Worcester

    • C.

      Springfield

    • D.

      Pittsfield

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    Boston is the capital of Massachusetts.

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  • 22. 

    Michigan

    • A.

      Lansing

    • B.

      Grand Rapids

    • C.

      Kalamazoo

    • D.

      Detroit

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Lansing
    Explanation
    Lansing is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Michigan. The other cities listed - Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Detroit - are all major cities in Michigan, but Lansing is specifically the capital.

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  • 23. 

    Minnesota

    • A.

      Minneapolis

    • B.

      Minnetonka

    • C.

      St. Paul

    • D.

      Duluth

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. St. Paul
    Explanation
    St. Paul is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Minnesota. Minneapolis and Minnetonka are also cities in Minnesota, but they are not the capital. Duluth is another city in Minnesota, but it is not the capital either. Therefore, the correct answer is St. Paul.

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  • 24. 

    Mississippi

    • A.

      Hattiesburg

    • B.

      Meridian

    • C.

      Biloxi

    • D.

      Jackson

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Jackson
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jackson because it is the capital city of Mississippi. Hattiesburg, Meridian, and Biloxi are all cities in Mississippi, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Jackson.

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  • 25. 

    Missouri

    • A.

      Independence

    • B.

      Columbia

    • C.

      St. Louis

    • D.

      Springfield

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    Jefferson City is the capital of Missouri.

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  • 26. 

    Montana

    • A.

      Helena

    • B.

      Billings

    • C.

      Missoula

    • D.

      Great Falls

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Helena
    Explanation
    Helena is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Montana. Billings, Missoula, and Great Falls are also cities in Montana, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Helena.

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  • 27. 

    Nebraska

    • A.

      Grand Island

    • B.

      Lincoln

    • C.

      Omaha

    • D.

      Lexington

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Lincoln
    Explanation
    Lincoln is the correct answer because it is a city in Nebraska. Grand Island, Omaha, and Lexington are also cities in Nebraska, but Lincoln is the capital city of the state. Therefore, it is the correct answer among the options given.

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  • 28. 

    Nevada

    • A.

      Reno

    • B.

      Mesquite

    • C.

      Carson City

    • D.

      Las Vegas

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Carson City
    Explanation
    Carson City is the correct answer because it is the capital of Nevada. Reno, Mesquite, and Las Vegas are all cities in Nevada, but they are not the capital. "None of the above" is not the correct answer because Carson City is indeed the capital of Nevada.

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  • 29. 

    New Hampshire

    • A.

      Lebanon

    • B.

      Manchester

    • C.

      Exeter

    • D.

      Concord

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Concord
    Explanation
    Concord is the correct answer because it is the capital city of New Hampshire. Lebanon, Manchester, Exeter, and None of the above are all cities in New Hampshire, but only Concord holds the title of the state capital.

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  • 30. 

    New Jersey

    • A.

      Cherry Hill

    • B.

      Newark

    • C.

      Atlantic City

    • D.

      Edison

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    Trenton is the capital of New Jersey.

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  • 31. 

    New Mexico

    • A.

      Santa Fe

    • B.

      Roswell

    • C.

      Albuquerque

    • D.

      Alamogordo

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Santa Fe
    Explanation
    Santa Fe is the correct answer because it is the capital city of New Mexico. The other cities listed are also located in New Mexico, but Santa Fe holds the distinction of being the state's capital.

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  • 32. 

    New York

    • A.

      Rochester

    • B.

      Albany

    • C.

      New York City

    • D.

      Syracuse

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Albany
    Explanation
    Albany is the correct answer because it is the capital of New York State. While Rochester, New York City, and Syracuse are all cities in New York, they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Albany.

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  • 33. 

    North Carolina

    • A.

      Greenville

    • B.

      Fayetteville

    • C.

      Raleigh

    • D.

      Charlotte

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Raleigh
    Explanation
    Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina. It is the correct answer because it is the only option that matches the criteria of being a city in North Carolina. Greenville, Fayetteville, and Charlotte are also cities in North Carolina, but they are not the capital. "None of the above" is not the correct answer because Raleigh is indeed a city in North Carolina.

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  • 34. 

    North Dakota

    • A.

      Fargo

    • B.

      Linton

    • C.

      Jamestown

    • D.

      Bismarck

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Bismarck
    Explanation
    Bismarck is the correct answer because it is the capital city of North Dakota. Fargo, Linton, and Jamestown are other cities in North Dakota, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct option is Bismarck.

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  • 35. 

    Ohio

    • A.

      Cincinnati

    • B.

      Cleveland

    • C.

      Chillicothe

    • D.

      Canton

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    Columbus is the capital of Ohio.

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  • 36. 

    Oklahoma

    • A.

      Oklahoma City

    • B.

      Tulsa

    • C.

      Lawton

    • D.

      Muskogee

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Oklahoma City
    Explanation
    Oklahoma City is the correct answer because it is the capital city of the state of Oklahoma. The other cities listed are also located in Oklahoma, but only Oklahoma City holds the distinction of being the capital.

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  • 37. 

    Oregon

    • A.

      Redmond

    • B.

      Salem

    • C.

      Portland

    • D.

      Eugene

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Salem
    Explanation
    Salem is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Oregon. Redmond, Portland, and Eugene are all cities in Oregon, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Salem.

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  • 38. 

    Pennsylvania

    • A.

      Pittsburg

    • B.

      Philadelphia

    • C.

      Harrisburg

    • D.

      Scranton

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Harrisburg
    Explanation
    Harrisburg is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Pennsylvania. While Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are both major cities in Pennsylvania, they are not the capital. Scranton is also a city in Pennsylvania, but it is not the capital either. Therefore, the correct answer is Harrisburg.

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  • 39. 

    Rhode Island

    • A.

      Pawtucket

    • B.

      Lincoln

    • C.

      Newport

    • D.

      Providence

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Providence
    Explanation
    Providence is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Rhode Island. Pawtucket, Lincoln, and Newport are all cities in Rhode Island, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Providence.

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  • 40. 

    South Carolina

    • A.

      Greenville

    • B.

      Spartanburg

    • C.

      Myrtle Beach

    • D.

      Charleston

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    Columbia is the capital of South Carolina.

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  • 41. 

    South Dakota

    • A.

      Pierre

    • B.

      Rapid City

    • C.

      Buffalo

    • D.

      Sturgis

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Pierre
    Explanation
    Pierre is the correct answer because it is the capital of South Dakota. Rapid City, Buffalo, and Sturgis are all cities in South Dakota, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Pierre.

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  • 42. 

    Tennessee

    • A.

      Memphis

    • B.

      Nashville

    • C.

      Chattanooga

    • D.

      Knoxville

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Nashville
    Explanation
    Nashville is the correct answer because it is the capital of Tennessee. Memphis, Chattanooga, and Knoxville are all major cities in Tennessee, but only Nashville holds the distinction of being the state's capital.

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  • 43. 

    Texas

    • A.

      El Paso

    • B.

      Houston

    • C.

      Austin

    • D.

      Dallas

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Austin
    Explanation
    Austin is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Texas. El Paso, Houston, and Dallas are all major cities in Texas, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct option is Austin.

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  • 44. 

    Utah

    • A.

      Provo

    • B.

      Ogden

    • C.

      Layton

    • D.

      Salt Lake City

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Salt Lake City
    Explanation
    Salt Lake City is the correct answer because it is the capital and largest city in the state of Utah. Provo, Ogden, and Layton are also cities in Utah, but they are not the capital or the largest city. Therefore, the correct answer is Salt Lake City.

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  • 45. 

    Vermont

    • A.

      St. Albans

    • B.

      Hinesburg

    • C.

      Barre

    • D.

      Fair Haven

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    Montpelier is the capital of Vermont.

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  • 46. 

    Virginia

    • A.

      Richmond

    • B.

      Harrisonburg

    • C.

      Norfolk

    • D.

      Roanoke

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Richmond
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Richmond because it is the capital city of Virginia. The other cities listed, Harrisonburg, Norfolk, and Roanoke, are also cities in Virginia, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Richmond.

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  • 47. 

    Washington

    • A.

      Spokane

    • B.

      Olympia

    • C.

      Tacoma

    • D.

      Seattle

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Olympia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Olympia because it is the capital city of Washington state. Spokane, Tacoma, and Seattle are all major cities in Washington, but Olympia holds the distinction of being the capital.

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  • 48. 

    West Virginia

    • A.

      Wheeling

    • B.

      Fairmont

    • C.

      Charleston

    • D.

      Morgantown

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Charleston
    Explanation
    Charleston is the correct answer because it is the capital city of West Virginia. Wheeling, Fairmont, and Morgantown are all cities in West Virginia, but they are not the capital. Therefore, none of the above options are correct except for Charleston.

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  • 49. 

    Wisconsin

    • A.

      Green Bay

    • B.

      Milwaukee

    • C.

      Oshkosh

    • D.

      Madison

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Madison
    Explanation
    Madison is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Wisconsin. Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Oshkosh are all cities in Wisconsin, but they are not the capital. Therefore, the correct answer is Madison.

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  • 50. 

    Wyoming

    • A.

      Jackson

    • B.

      Casper

    • C.

      Laramie

    • D.

      Thermopolis

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming.

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