State Nicknames Quiz
Which of the following states has the nickname "Mountain State"?
- If states had to renew their nicknames every year, West Virginia might have a tough time wrestling this one from Colorado, which has 56 mountain peaks over 14,000 ft.
The Golden State Museum opened its doors in June 1998 and features new high-tech multimedia exhibits that tell the story of this state's "people, place, promise, and politics." Where is the museum located?
- Thanks to an award-winning video production, visitors to the museum can take a trip on a 1936 bus and hear immigrants tell of their journeys to California.
Despite owning the 19th-longest coastline in the country, this New England state is known as "The Ocean State." Which state is it?
- "Ocean State" is an impressive nickname for the country's smallest state. It's much tougher than its other nickname, "Little Rhody."
Montana is known by what nickname?
- In the 1860's, more than $10 million in nuggets, flakes and gold dust were extracted from Alder Creek, which flows through Montana's Virginia and Nevada Cities. In today's gold market that would be worth $2.5 billion!
Which of the following state nicknames actually belongs to a commonwealth?
- Kentucky, the "Bluegrass State," is actually one of the four states correctly referred to as commonwealthsalong with Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
This Southern state's most popular nickname, "The Volunteer State," originated during the War of 1812, in which volunteer soldiers displayed marked valor in the Battle of New Orleans. Which state is it?
- The volunteer soldiers were under the command of Gen. Andrew Jackson, who went on to become the country's seventh president.
This state became the first to ratify the U.S. Constitution on Dec. 7, 1787, and immediately went out and grabbed the nickname "The First State" to celebrate. Which state is it?
- Not the most original nickname, but it sure gets the point across.
Based on the star garnet, a rare gem found in the mountains of this state, what state is known as "Gem of the Mountains"?
- Star garnets are found almost exclusively in Idaho in Latah and Benewah counties. Most have four rays. Six-rayed star garnets, however, are especially treasured by collectors.
Which of the following is one of Louisiana's nicknames?
- You think that's funny? Louisiana's official state musical instrument is the diatonic accordion!
Which of the following animals is not included in a state nickname?
- Minnesota is the "Gopher State" and Wisconsin is the "Badger State." Other animal names still available: Sloth, Llama and Chinchilla.