The Ultimate State Outline Quiz!

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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About This Quiz

Can you state the correct answers in this U.S. state quiz?

No matter how big or small, urban or rural, or hot or cold they may be, it takes all fifty states to make up one of the greatest countries in the world, and they are all important in their own ways. As countries go, the United States of America is fairly young, but that hasn't stopped it from becoming a powerful force on a global scale. The United States has grown significantly from its modest beginnings as the original Thirteen Colonies, all the way up to now fifty states. The most recently added state is half an ocean away, in the middle of the Pacific.

In this quiz we're going to put your knowledge of geography and the United States to the ultimate test. We're going to just show you an outline of a U.S. state and it's up to you to figure out the correct name! Some U.S. states, like Alaska and Hawaii or even Texas and Florida, may be easy to figure out, but how well do you know Wyoming? Could you easily tell it apart from Colorado? 

How well do you remember elementary school geography? Let's jump right into this quiz and find out!

Arizona is the state shown here. It is located in the Southwestern United States. Arizona is notable for being the last of the contiguous states to become a part of the U.S., making it the 48th state.

This outline belongs to Delaware, a state that can be found in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is notable for being the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, an action that earned it the nickname First State.

Connecticut is the state shown here. It is located in the Northeastern United States. It is one of the original Thirteen Colonies and is part of the New England region.

This outline belongs to Idaho, a state that can be found in the Northwestern United States. It ranks in the bottom ten in terms of population density, but it is also larger than average, being the 14th largest state.

Oklahoma is the state shown here. It is located in the South Central United States. It is one of the largest producers of natural gas in the country.

This outline belongs to Kansas, the Sunflower State, which can be found in the Midwestern United States. It is widely considered to be the geographical center of the contiguous United States.

Vermont is the state shown here. It is located in the Northeastern United States and is known as the Green Mountain State.

This outline belongs to Alaska, a state that is not a part of the contiguous United States. Instead, it can be found at the northwestern tip of North America, bordering Canada. It holds the distinction of being both the most sparsely populated state, but also the largest in terms of area.

Wyoming is the state shown here. It is located in the Western United States. It holds the distinction of being the state with the smallest population; however, it also ranks within the top ten when it comes to area.

This outline belongs to Ohio, a state that can be found in the Midwestern United States. It is notable for being the birthplace for seven presidents of the United States.

Minnesota is the state shown here. It is located in the Midwestern United States. Its nickname, Land of 10,000 Lakes, reflects the more than 11,000 large lakes in the state.

This outline belongs to New Mexico, a state that can be found in the Southwestern United States. As a result of its history and geographical location, New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanic and Latino Americans of all U.S. states.

Wisconsin is the state shown here. It is located in the Midwestern United States. It is notable for its abundance of Great Lakes coastline, second only to Michigan.

This outline belongs to Colorado, a state that can be found in the Western United States. Colorado is the home of the highest peak of the Rockies and of Denver, the Mile High City.

North Dakota is the state shown here. It is located in the Midwestern United States. It is home to the tallest man-made structure in the Western Hemisphere, the KVLY-TV mast.

This outline belongs to Virginia, a state that can be found in the Southeastern United States. It has been nicknamed the Mother of Presidents, due to the fact that it has been the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents.

Illinois is the state shown here. It is located in the Midwestern United States. It is the home of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. and it is also known as the Land of Lincoln.

This outline belongs to New Jersey, a state that can be found in the Northeastern United States. It is a densely populated state (due to its close proximity to Philadelphia and New York City) but it is also the fourth smallest.

South Carolina is the state that is shown here, located in the Southeastern United States. Milk is the official state beverage of South Carolina. It is notable in history for being the first state that voted in favor of secession from the Union.

This outline belongs to Hawaii, a state that can be found in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is notable for several reasons: it is the only state that is made up entirely of islands, the only state that is actually located outside of North America, and the most recently admitted state.

Washington is the state shown here. It is located in the Western United States. It is named after the country’s first president, George Washington.

This outline belongs to West Virginia, a state that can be found in the Southern United States. It is notable for being created during the Civil War, and it was admitted to the Union in June of 1863.

Indiana is the state shown here. It is located in the Midwestern United States, with the cardinal as its state bird. Indiana is also one of the eight states that make up the Great Lakes Region, along with the Canadian province of Ontario.

This outline belongs to North Carolina, a state that can be found in the Southeastern region of the United States. One notable thing about North Carolina is the fact that it is divided up into exactly 100 counties.

Pennsylvania is the state shown here, located in the Northeastern United States. It was one of the Thirteen Colonies and the second state to ratify the United States Constitution.

This outline belongs to Montana, a state that can be found in the Northwestern United States. It is attractive to tourists - about 12 million annually - largely due to its abundance of national parks and historic landmarks.

Utah, the Beehive State, is located in the Western United States. The state is perhaps most notable for its large Mormon population – accounting for over 60% of all residents.

This outline belongs to California, a state that can be found in the Pacific Region of the United States. One of the most recognizable states in the country, California has the largest population and is a global leader in the film industry.

Maine is the state shown here. It is located in the Northeastern United States. Maine is the location of West Quoddy Head, the easternmost point in the contiguous United States.

This outline belongs to Massachusetts, a state that can be found in the Northeastern United States. It is known as the Bay State.

Rhode Island is the state shown here. It is located in the Northeastern United States. It holds the distinction of being the smallest state in the country. Rhode Island is known as the Ocean State.

This outline belongs to Iowa, the Hawkeye State, which can be found in the Midwestern United States. It occupies a central location in the Corn Belt.

Louisiana, the Pelican State, is located in the Southeastern United States. Louisiana is notable for its diverse multilingual and multicultural history.

This outline belongs to Texas, a state that can be found in the South-Central United States. It ranks second in population after California, and also second in size after Alaska.

New Hampshire is the state shown here. It is located in the Northeastern United States. The state was the first British colony in North America to formally institute a government that was entirely independent of the Crown’s authority.

This outline belongs to Tennessee, a state that can be found in the Southeastern region of the United States. It has a rich history of music (specifically county, rock and roll and blues) and the recording careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many other musicians all started here.

Kentucky is the state shown here, located in the Southern United States. The state is officially designated as a commonwealth, one of only four states to have this title.

This outline belongs to Florida, a state that can be found in the Southeast of the United States. It is the state with the second longest coastline, Alaska being first by a huge margin.

Oregon is the state shown here. It is located in the Western United States. Oregon is one of only three mainland U.S. states that is washed by the Pacific Ocean, along with California and Washington.

This outline belongs to New York, a state that can be found in the Northeastern United States. It is the fourth most populous state in the country and also one of the original Thirteen Colonies.

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