100 State Trivia Questions

Last Updated on March 15, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Bring trivia night home with this list of 100 State Trivia Questions! These trivia questions will put your knowledge of US States to the test!

State Trivia

Trivia night has become a regular activity in our house lately! We’ve pretty much had animal trivia and baseball trivia on repeat for our game nights and I can’t wait to try out some US State Trivia.

You should see us all competing to see who knows the most. We always play for the first piece of dessert, skipping cleanup duty, or even a novelty trophy if we have friends over. Everyone, young and old, always has the best time!

My kids are super interested in geography trivia and travel right now too, so these questions are sure to get them excited. If you have a trip coming up, these would make the best road trip activity too!

Why Kids Trivia is the Best

One of the main reasons that I love kids trivia is that it encourages my kids to love learning!

Believe me, I know creating learning opportunities at home can feel like a chore! But with this list of 100 State trivia questions, there’s almost no work for you, just download, print, cut, and play over and over again!

Playing competitive games like Trivia in your family is also a great real-life learning experience. Your kids will learn about healthy competition, teamwork, being a good winner and loser, and coping with failure, all within the safety of a supportive home!

Trivia is just the best and so much fun too!

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100 State Trivia Questions

Q. Which state is the home of George Washington Carver, who discovered more than 300 uses for peanuts?

A. Alabama

Q. What is the longest river in the United States?

A. Missouri River

Q. Which state is the home of the longest coastline in the U.S., 6,640 miles, greater than that of all other states combined?

A. Alaska

Q. What state is bordered by Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming?

A. Colorado

Q. Which state is the home of most telescopes in the world?

A. Arizona

Q. Death Valley is located in what U.S. state?

A. California

Q. Which state is the home of the only active diamond mine in the U.S.?

A. Arkansas

Q. What U.S. state borders the following rivers: the Guadalupe, Trinity, Rio Grande, Brazos, and Colorado?

A. Texas

Q. Which state is the home of the “General Sherman,” a 3,500-year-old tree and a stand of bristlecone pines 4,000 years old are the world’s oldest living things?

A. California

Q. Which states border the Great Lakes?

A. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio

Q. Which state is the home of the world’s largest silver nugget (1,840 pounds) found in 1894 near Aspen?

A. Colorado

Q. Which of the Great Lakes is located entirely within the U.S. border?

A. Lake Michigan

Q. Which state is the home of the first American cookbook, published in Hartford in 1796: American Cookery by Amelia Simmons?

A. Connecticut

Q. Pierre is the capital of what U.S. state?

A. South Dakota

Q. Which state is the home of the first log cabins in North America, built in 1683 by Swedish immigrants?

A. Delaware

Q. What is the tallest mountain in the United States?

A. Mount McKinley

Q. Which state is the home of the U.S. spacecraft launchings from Cape Canaveral, formerly Cape Kennedy?

A. Florida

Q. Lake Okeechobee is located in what U.S. state?

A. Florida

Q. Which state is the home of the Girl Scouts, founded in Savannah by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912?

A. Georgia

Q. What is the smallest U.S. state?

A. Rhode Island

Q. Which state is the home of the only royal palace in the U.S. (Iolani)?

A. Hawaii

Q. “The people rule” is the motto of which state?

A. Arkansas

Q. Which state is the home of the longest main street in America, 33 miles, in Island Park?

A. Idaho

Q. Which state was first to join the original 13 states?

A. Vermont

Q. Which state is the home of the tallest building in the U.S., Sears Tower, in Chicago?

A. Illinois

Q. In which state was the first revolving restaurant established?

A. Washington

Q. Which state is the home of the famous car race: the Indy 500?

A. Indiana

Q. What is the capital of Virginia?

A. Richmond

Q. Which state is the home of the shortest and steepest railroad in the U.S., Dubuque: 60° incline, 296 feet?

A. Iowa

Q. Which state has the nickname “The Heart of Dixie”?

A. Alabama

Q. Which state is the home of Helium discovered in 1905?

A. Kansas

Q. In which state was the first science museum established?

A. South Carolina

Q. Which state is the home of the largest underground cave in the world: 300 miles long, the Mammoth-Flint Cave system?

A. Kentucky

Q. The first college to establish coeducation is located in which state?

A. Ohio

Q. Which state is the home of most crawfish: 98% of the world’s crawfish?

A. Louisiana

Q. Which is the only state with a different design on the front and back of its flag?

A. Oregon

Q. Which state is the home of the most easterly point in the U.S., West Quoddy Head?

A. Maine

Q. The flag of which state contains the family crests of the Calvert and Crossland families?

A. Maryland

Q. Which state is the home of the first umbrella factory in the U.S.?

A. Maryland

Q. The Mountain Bluebird is the official bird of which state?

A. Idaho

Q. Which state is the home of the first World Series?

A. Massachusetts

Q. What is the capital city of Alaska?

A. Juneau

Q. Which state is the home of the Cereal Bowl of America?

A. Michigan

Q. Which popular tourist attraction is Arizona known for?

A. The Grand Canyon

Q. Which state is the home of the oldest rock in the world, 3.8 billion years old?

A. Minnesota

Q. Which former US president was born in Arkansas?

A. Bill Clinton

Q. Which state is the home of Coca-Cola, first bottled in 1894 in Vicksburg?

A. Mississippi

Q. Which animal is featured on the state flag of California?

A. Bear

Q. Which state is the home of Mark Twain and some of his characters, such as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn?

A. Missouri

Q. What is the name of Colorado’s mountain range?

A. Rocky Mountains

Q. Which state is the home of Grasshopper Glacier?

A. Montana

Q. Which of these Ivy League schools is located in Connecticut?

A. Yale

Q. Which state is the home of the only roller skating museum in the world?

A. Nebraska

Q. What is the capital city of Delaware?

A. Dover

Q. Which state is the home of the rare fish such as the Devils Hole pup, found only in Devils Hole, and other rare fish from prehistoric lakes?

A. Nevada

Q. What is Hawaii’s state flower?

A. Hibiscus flower

Q. Which state is the home of artificial rain, first used near Concord in 1947 to fight a forest fire?

A. New Hampshire

Q. Which park in Illinois is home to Cloud Gate (aka the Bean)?

A. Millennium Park

Q. Which state is the home of the world’s first drive-in movie theater, built in 1933 near Camden?

A. New Jersey

Q. What is the capital city of Iowa?

A. Des Moines

Q. Which state is the home of the “Smokey Bear,” a cub orphaned by fire in 1950, buried in Smokey Bear Historical State Park in 1976?

A. New Mexico

Q. Which animal is featured on the state flag of Louisiana?

A. A pelican

Q. In which state did George Washington take the oath of office on April 30, 1789?

A. New York

Q. Maine is the only state that shares its border with only one other state. What state does it border?

A. New Hampshire

Q. Which state is the home of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America, on Roanoake Island in 1587?

A. North Carolina

Q. How many of the Great Lakes does Michigan border?

A. Four

Q. Which state is the home of the geographic center of North America?

A. North Dakota

Q. What is the capital city of Minnesota?

A. St. Paul

Q. Which state is the home of the first electric traffic lights, invented and installed in 1914?

A. Ohio

Q. What is the nickname of Mississippi?

A. The Magnolia State

Q. Which state is the home of the first parking meter, installed in 1935?

A. Oklahoma

Q. Which famous landmark is located in Missouri?

A. St. Louis Arch

Q. Which state is the home of the world’s smallest park, totaling 452 inches, created in Portland on St. Patrick’s Day for leprechauns and snail races?

A. Oregon

Q. Fossilized dinosaur eggs and rich mineral deposits have given Montana this nickname…?

A. Treasure State

Q. Which state is the home of the first magazine in America: the American Magazine, published in Philadelphia for 3 months in 1741?

A. Pennsylvania

Q. What is the capital city of Nebraska?

A. Lincoln

Q. Which state is the home of the Rhode Island Red chickens, first bred in 1854; the start of poultry as a major American industry?

A. Rhode Island

Q. What is a common nickname for Las Vegas?

A. Sin City

Q. Which state is the home of the first tea farm in the U.S., created in 1890 near Summerville?

A. South Carolina

Q. The capital city of New Hampshire shares its name with a variety of which fruit?

A. A grape

Q. Which state is the home of the world’s largest natural, indoor warm water pool, Evans’ Plunge in Hot Springs?

A. South Dakota

Q. Which city in New Jersey has the longest boardwalk in the world?

A. Atlantic City

Q. Which state is the home of Graceland, the estate and gravesite of Elvis Presley?

A. Tennessee

Q. What is the state bird of North Carolina?

A. A cardinal

Q. Which state is the home of NASA, headquarters for all piloted U.S. space projects?

A. Texas

Q. What is the capital city of North Dakota?

A. Bismarck

Q. Which state is the home of Rainbow Bridge, the largest natural stone bridge in the world, 290 feet high, 275 feet across?

A. Utah

Q. What is Oregon’s state animal?

A. A beaver

Q. Which state is the home of the largest production of maple syrup in the U.S.?

A. Vermont

Q. What common chocolate brand shares its name with a city in Pennsylvania?

A. Hershey

Q. Which state is the home of the only full-length statue of George Washington, placed in 1796?

A. Virginia

Q. What dance style share’s it’s name with a city in South Carolina

A. Charleston

Q. Which state is the home Boeing, a leader in space and aircraft?

A. Washington

Q. Which famous landmark is located in South Dakota?

A. Mount Rushmore

Q. Which state is the home of Marbles; most of the country’s glass marbles made around Parkersburg?

A. West Virginia

Q. Which popular soft drink was invented in Texas?

A. Dr Pepper

Q. Which state is the home of the typewriter, invented in 1867?

A. Wisconsin

Q. What is the Texas state flower?

A. Bluebonnet

Q. Which state is the home of the “Register of the Desert,” a huge granite boulder covering 27 acres with 5,000 early pioneer names carved on it?

A. Wyoming

Q. What is the capital city of Virginia?

A. Richmond

What other state trivia questions would you add to the list? Share in the comments below!

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