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More State Names

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Fun Trivia : Quizzes : USA - Names & Symbols
More State Names game quiz
"Here's more useless trivia on the origins of state names. My apologies to any Native Americans out there. I've used the word Indian because it was shorter to type."

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1. Which states were named for a King and his Queen?
    Georgia and the Carolinas
    Georgia and Virginia
    The Carolinas and Maryland
    Louisiana and Florida


2. What state name was first rejected by another state because it was not an Indian word?
    Utah
    Colorado
    Idaho
    Wyoming


3. Which state name is the name of an Indian tribe but is not an Indian word?
    Massachusetts
    Kansas
    Oklahoma
    Delaware


4. What two states share their name with 21st century countries?
    New Mexico and California
    New Mexico and Texas
    New Mexico and Georgia
    New Mexico and Hawaii


5. What state is named for the people who were forced to live there?
    Indiana
    the Dakotas
    Nebraska
    Oklahoma


6. What state is named for a mythical paradise from a Spanish romance?
    Arizona
    Texas
    Florida
    California


7. The longest official state name belongs to which state?
    Massachusetts
    Rhode Island
    Kentucky
    Pennsylvania


8. What state names come from Indian words meaning 'friends or allies'?
    Tennessee and the Dakotas
    Texas and the Dakotas
    Tennessee and Kansas
    Arkansas and Nebraska


9. Which name is not from the French?
    Oregon
    Louisiana
    Vermont
    Michigan


10. The name of this western state comes from an Indian word of a tribe that originally lived on the east coast.
    Nebraska
    Nevada
    Utah
    Wyoming


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