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Quiz about Please Release Me US State Quarters
Quiz about Please Release Me US State Quarters

Please Release Me! U.S. State Quarters Quiz

Five U.S. commemorative state quarters were minted each year for ten years, from 1999. I have chosen one from each year for this quiz; all you have to do is sort them into the order in which they were released. State flowers are provided as clues.
This is a renovated/adopted version of an old quiz by author andydockery

An ordering quiz by VegemiteKid. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Quiz #
May 20 23
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the question it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer, and then click on its destination box to move it.
What's the Correct Order?Choices
(Peach blossom)
(White pine cone and tassel)
(Wood violet)
South Dakota
(Pasque (May) flower)
(Coast rhododendron)
(Saguaro cactus blossom)

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Delaware

The Delaware quarter was released on January 4, 1999. The 'heads' side has George Washington on it, while the 'tails' side depicts Caesar Rodney's all-night horseback ride in 1776 to Philadelphia to cast the deciding vote in favour of Delaware signing the Declaration of Independence.

Delaware is nicknamed 'The First State' as it was the first of the original 13 states to ratify the Constitution. It is the 2nd smallest state in size of the 50. The first European settlement was by the Dutch in Lewes in 1631.
2. Massachusetts

Massachusetts achieved statehood on February 6, 1788 and is known as the 'Bay State'. As with the Delaware quarter, Washington is on the front, while the reverse shows the figure of a minuteman against an outline of the state. Minutemen were soldiers of the Revolutionary war that were ready to fight at a minute's notice. The coin was released on January 3, 2000, the 6th to be released.
3. Kentucky

The obverse (heads) side of the Kentucky quarter has a bust of President George Washington; the tails side pictures Federal Hill (a stately mansion) and a thoroughbred racehorse, a thing for which Kentucky is known. The coin was released on October 15, 2001, the 15th coin in the series and the fifth released in 2001. Kentucky was admitted into the Union on June 1, 1792.
4. Indiana

This coin, released on August 2, 2002, has a bust of George Washington on the heads side, and features a racing car on the reverse. It also has the outline of the state and 19 stars that signify Indiana was the nineteenth state to join the Union, in 1816.

The motto 'Crossroads of America' also appears. Indiana is the 38th-largest American state by size and the world's largest children's museum is found in Indianapolis, Indiana's capital.
5. Maine

Maine was admitted into the Union on March 15, 1820. The Maine state quarter was the 23rd released in the program in 2003. There were five released each year, and the Maine quarter was the third of the five released that year.

The obverse has a bust of President George Washington, while the reverse shows the Pemaquid Point Light, a lighthouse commissioned by John Quincy Adams in 1827. The lighthouse on the coin sits on top of a granite cliff and there is masted schooner and gulls in the background.
6. Wisconsin

As with earlier coins released the obverse of the Wisconsin coin, issued in 2004, has a bust of George Washington on it. On the reverse, the symbols of Wisconsin are found - a cow, an ear of corn and a wheel of cheese. Wisconsin is known for its agriculture but also for its beer.

In fact, some pubs will serve you up pretzels with melted cheese to go with your beer, a nod to the Europeans who settled there in the 17th century. The state was admitted to the Union in 1848, the thirtieth state so declared.
7. California

In 2005, the California quarter was 31st coin released in the 50 State Quarters series. The state was admitted to the union in 1850 under the 'Compromise of 1850' as a 'free' state. The coin features the likeness of John Muir, a naturalist and conservationist known as the Father of the National Parks. On this coin, Muir is shown gazing at the vertical face of Yosemite Valley's granite rock formation, while a pine stands nearby, and a California condor soars overhead.
8. South Dakota

A Great Plains state South Dakota, the 39th state, joined the union simultaneously with North Dakota, the 40th state, in 1889. On the reverse of the coin, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is shown, depicting George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

The state bird, a Chinese ring-necked pheasant, is also included on the coin. In addition, it portrays a garland of wheat, as Western wheat grass (Agropyron smithii) is the grass emblem of South Dakota. Oh, and yes, the obverse highlights a bust of President George Washington.
9. Washington

The Washington quarter was released in 2007, the 42nd coin released in the 50 State Quarters series, and the second quarter released in 2007. Washington is known as the Evergreen State; this is noted on the coin and reflected in the image of a salmon breaching the water with Mount Rainer, an active stratovolcano, behind. Mount Rainer's elevation is 4,392 meters (14,411 feet). Washington was admitted into the union in 1889; the state was formed in 1846 by the signing of the Oregon Treaty.
10. Arizona

Unsurprisingly, the Arizona coin depicts an image of the Grand Canyon in the distance, with a Saguaro cactus (Cereus giganteus) in the foreground. It was released in 2008 as the 48th coin; Arizona was the last of the contiguous US states to be admitted to the union, in 1912.

The name 'Arizona' originates from two Papago Indian words meaning "place of the young spring" - the Tohono O'odham (Papago) Indians are one of more than a dozen tribes in the area.
Source: Author VegemiteKid

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