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Ultimate US States Quiz!

Test how much you know about the land of the free with this Uncle Sam-tastic US States quiz!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:Β  February 15th 2023

Around the 1600s, a group of people who left their homes in England sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to begin a new life. These people were called colonists and began to build their own homes, set up farms, and towns.

They began to dislike the rules that George III had created, so they fought for their independence and it became known as the American Revolution. The colonists battled the English for a long time and eventually won, and formed the United States of America.

In 1787, a group of men called 'the founding fathers' – including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington – created a document called the Constitution, which set out some guidelines on how the country should be run, its laws and how the people who lived there should be treated fairly.

At the beginning, there were 13 original colonies: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. There are now 50 states in total, plus Washington D.C., which is a federal district. The last two states to join were Alaska and Hawaii, who joined in 1959. These are all represented by a star on the United States of America flag. The red stripes denote the original colonies.

So, the first question we'd like to ask you is, how much do you know about the US-of-A? Let's find out with this 50 US states quiz! Are you awesome when it comes to Alaska trivia? Very good with Virginia facts?

You'll need to draw on your knowledge of the American states to smash through this quiz and score top marks. Good luck!

Once you've tried this quiz, there's plenty of other United States quizzes that will really test your knowledge or even some fun personality quizzes. You could try the 10 Question Which US State Are You? quiz, the 10 Question Which US State Should I Live In? quiz, our Epic Philadelphia quiz or even take a bite out of the Big Apple with our Epic New York City quiz!

American States Quiz: Let's go!

1/15 A nighttime view of the Grand Canyon

In which state is the Grand Canyon?

2/15 A pineapple on a California beach

How close is California to Hawaii?

3/15 A dolphin visits the capital city of Maryland

What is the capital city of Maryland?

4/15 The United States of America

Only one state begins with the letter D. Which one is it?

5/15 The Mexico flag

Which of the following states does NOT border with Mexico?


The American state of Alaska is closer to Russia than California. True or False?


What's the name of this US state?


How many states are there in the USA?


The flag of California has a big, furry animal on it. What is it?Β 


In Connecticut, you can't legally sell a gherkin unless it bounces when you drop it. True or false?


Where is the White House?


Which of these states has a desert in it?


Which of these ISN'T a US state?


In New York, it's illegal to go fishing for clams on horseback. True or false?


Which US state has the wiggliest borders?

Gee shucks. Have another go?

Pretty good, pardner - but you can do better!

Good job! That's some fine geography skills there, pardner!

Hoo-eee! That's a mighty fine job you just did on this here quiz, and make no mistake! My my!