How Well Do You Know the U.S. States and Cities?

Most of us are tuning in to the latest news and updates about COVID-19 and the pandemic that we are experiencing.  Sometimes  I reference the on-line maps to see where the “hotspots” are.  Let’s tune-out and tune-up our knowledge of our country’s geography.   See how well you do on the questions below.  You’ll find the answers at the end of the quiz.

Name the State


Put these states in order!  

New York




New Jersey



First, order the states by land mass: smallest to largest.

Second, order the states by population: largest to fewest.

Third, order by income per household:  highest to lowest

Land Mass                                        Population                         Median Income




Where did I Visit? Name the City and State


  1. I took a cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf and saw the Golden Gate Bridge.
  2. I went on a trip with my friends to play golf.  There are over 100 miles of golf cart paths here!  I loved the village squares where people gather to dance every night.
  3. I ate a lot of chocolate while visiting this city whose streetlights are shaped like Kisses!
  4. I so enjoyed soaking in the mineral baths named after one of the Presidents of the United States.
  5. I flew into the largest hub for USAir.  I learned that the global headquarters for Chiquita Bananas is in this city.  AND, of course it’s the home for most NASCAR teams.



  1. What is the only U.S. state that borders only one other U.S. state?
  2. What is the only U.S. state whose name starts with two vowels?
  3. Which state was the first to grant women the right to vote?
  4. Which is the only U.S. state that consists entirely of two separate peninsulas?



Name the State:
  1. Arizona
  2. Delaware
  3. Kansas
  4. Michigan
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Nevada
Put these states in order:

Land Mass:

  1. Alaska
  2. Texas
  3. California
  4. New York
  5. Virginia
  6. New Jersey


  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. New York
  4. New Jersey
  5. Virginia
  6. Alaska

Median Income:

  1. New Jersey
  2. Alaska
  3. Virginia
  4. California
  5. New York
  6. Texas
Where did I Visit? Name the City and State:
  1. San Francisco, California
  2. The Villages, Florida
  3. Hershey, Pennsylvania
  4. Saratoga Springs, New York
  5. Charlotte, North Carolina
  1. Maine
  2. Iowa
  3. Wyoming
  4. Michigan


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State outlines:

“Put these states in order”:


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