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U.S. State Capitals Trivia Quiz: Do You Know These Tricky Facts?

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Ahh yes, U.S. state capitals. Just when you thought America’s knowledge of their own country couldn’t get lower, we had to ask you about places that make their knowledge of states look good. But in all seriousness, state capitals have an illustrious history of their own with some previously serving as capital cities for other countries entirely!

Can you name all 50 U.S. state capitals? If so, congratulations! Chances are you’re one of the few people who can answer this question and not let it stump them for hours or days on end. In which case, do yourself a favor and test your knowledge with this quiz! The ultimate goal is to make it through to the end without any mistakes – but if that’s too easy for you, go ahead and challenge yourself by trying again with less time in between each round (you’ll be surprised how quickly your memory starts to fade).

We’re quite sure most of you won’t know many of the capital facts in this quiz. Frankly, if you score above 50% we’re going to be impressed.

Take our quiz If you think you have what it takes to be a State Capital Champion!

  • Question of

    Which state capital served as the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War?

    • Richmond, Virginia
    • Columbia, South Carolina
    • Raleigh, North Carolina
    • Austin, Texas
  • Question of

    Which state has the only state capital with three words in its’ name?

    • New Mexico
    • Iowa
    • Louisiana
    • Utah
  • Question of

    What is the northernmost state capital in the lower 48 states?

    • Augusta, Maine
    • Olympia, Washington
    • Concord, New Hampshire
    • Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Question of

    What is the most populous state capital?

    • Phoenix, Arizona
    • Nashville, Tennessee
    • Boston, Massachusetts
    • Denver, Colorado
  • Question of

    What is the closest state capital to the geographic center of the United States?

    • Lincoln, Nebraska
    • Topeka, Kansas
    • Springfield, Illinois
    • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Question of

    Which state capital’s official bird is the plastic pink flamingo?

    • Tallahassee, Florida
    • Madison, Wisconsin
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Question of

    Which is the only state capital to house a US service academy?

    • Albany, New York
    • Trenton, New Jersey
    • Annapolis, Maryland
    • Hartford, Connecticut
  • Question of

    Which state capital was the only Union capital to be occupied by the Confederacy during the Civil War?

    • Frankfort, Kentucky
    • Charleston, West Virginia
    • Des Moines, Iowa
    • Dover, Delaware
  • Question of

    Which was the last state to move its’ state capital?

    • Nevada
    • South Dakota
    • Oklahoma
    • Arkansas
  • Question of

    Which President does NOT have a State Capital named after them?

    • George Washington
    • Thomas Jefferson
    • James Madison
    • Andrew Jackson