Map of usa with states and capitals
How well do you know the State Capitals?
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States and Capitals
How well do you know your states and capitals when it comes to the subject of USA civics and geography? Many don't really give it a second thought. I hadn't for many years, then one night I was watching NOVA, and something piqued my interest. I can't even say what, because I was watching an episode about whether or not Pluto was a planet, called 'The Pluto Files.'
How I made the leap to state Capitals from that airing is beyond me, but it got me thinking. And this Hub is the result.
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Take the State Capital Quiz
On the right side of the page there is a quiz for anybody who wants to challenge their own knowledge of the State Capitals. Now, it would be easy for anybody to glean answers by checking out one of the maps on this page or to simply read all the State Capitals listed further down, but why cheat?
Memorizing the state capitals is something that has occupied my thoughts on occasion over the years, though I must admit that some of them slip my mind from time to time.
Fortunately, we now have the internet to help make learning things like this a snap for us and our children. If I had the internet growing up, things in my life would be significantly different I believe, just from a professional and educational stand-point.
So, take the quiz and see where you stand and just how knowledgeable you really are...
State Capitals Poll
How many state capitals could you name from memory
States and capitals listed
It's okay if you don't have the states and their capitals memorized, or even if you can't read the map above. I will take the time out of my busy day to list each one of them here, alphabetically.
Alabama State Capital - Montgomery
Alaska State Capital - Juneau
Arizona State Capital - Phoenix
Arkansas State Capital - Little Rock
California State Capital - Sacramento
Colorado State Capital - Denver
Connecticut State Capital - Hartford
Delaware State Capital - Dover
Florida State Capital - Tallahassee
Georgia State Capital - Atlanta
Hawaii State Capital - Honolulu
Idaho State Capital - Boise
Illinois State Capital - Springfield
Indiana State Capital - Indianapolis
Iowa State Capital - Des Moines
Kansas State Capital - Topeka
Kentucky State Capital - Frankfort
Louisiana State Capital - Baton Rouge
Maine State Capital - Augusta
Maryland State Capital - Annapolis
Massachusetts State Capital - Boston
Michigan State Capital - Lansing
Minnesota State Capital - St. Paul
Mississippi State Capital - Jackson
Missouri State Capital - Jefferson City
Montana State Capital - Helena
Nebraska State Capital - Lincoln
Nevada State Capital - Carson City
New Hampshire Capital - Concord
New Jersey State Capital - Trenton
New Mexico State Capital - Santa Fe
New York State Capital - Albany
North Carolina State Capital - Raleigh
North Dakota State Capital - Bismarck
Ohio State Capital - Columbus
Oklahoma State Capital - Oklahoma City
Oregon State Capital - Salem
Pennsylvania State Capital - Harrisburg
Rhode Island State Capital - Providence
South Carolina State Capital - Columbia
South Dakota State Capital - Pierre
Tennessee State Capital - Nashville
Texas State Capital - Austin
Utah State Capital - Salt Lake City
Vermont State Capital - Montpelier
Virginia State Capital - Richmond
Washington State Capital - Olympia
West Virginia State Capital - Charleston
Wisconsin State Capital - Madison
Wyoming State Capital - Cheyenne
Some we know by heart, some jump out at us as constant surprises, and some just don't sound familiar at all. But there they are, listed in all their glory for anybody to see. How many do you think you know by heart? Shoot back up to the upper right part of this page and take the quiz and find out if you've retained anything from today's lesson.
I guess it may seem a bit like child's play at first glance, but possessing a grasp of the little things in life makes for some interesting conversation starters. I can't tell you how many times tiny little things like this come up when I'm behind the bar, slinging drinks, trying to get people tipsy for a living.
It's times like those when I shrug my shoulders and think to myself how nice it would have been to get this stuff 'down pat' the first time around, when I was in school, back when it mattered and I could transfer the information into my long-term memory.
Just a thought. Hope you enjoyed the info...