By Jug Varner
Every state has a nickname. Some have more than one. Here is a simple 50-question test to see how many of these adopted names you know and to which state each applies. All but one will fill in the blank as “The __________ State” The exception is a key word that fits into a simple phrase “Land of ________________.”
Some of these states have more than one such nickname, but the ones below are supposedly the latest official approved names.
School history studies introduced us to many of them in days of yore, but anyone who has traveled a lot, or who keeps up with collegiate sports, should know many of them by association.
If you can’t correctly match at least 35 of them, you’re not trying very hard… or…
19 Grand Canyon
21 Green Mountain
25 Last Frontier
26 Lone Star
29 Mount Rushmore
31 North Star
33 Old Dominion
34 Old Line
36 Peace Garden
39 Pine Tree
41 Show Me
46 Tar Heel
DON'T PEEK AT THE ANSWERS BELOW UNTIL YOU GIVE THIS YOUR BEST SHOT.
For general information about these nicknames CLICK HERE.
Also, here are the answers if you want to check them against your own results:.
01-Hawaii 02-Wisconsin 03-Massachusetts 04-Oregon 05-Utah 06-Kentucky 07-Ohio 08-Colorado 09-Connecticut 10-Nebraska 11-New York 12-New Mexico 13-Wyoming 14-Washington 15-Delaware 16-New Jersey 17-Idaho 18-California 19-Arizona 20-New Hampshire 21-Vermont 22-Iowa 23-Indiana 24-Pennsylvania 25-Alaska 26-Texas 27-Mississippi 28-West Virginia 29-South Dakota 30-Arkansas 31-Minnesota 32-Rhode Island 33-Virginia 34-Maryland 35-South Carolina 36-North Dakota 37-Georgia 38-Louisiana 39-Maine 40-Illinois 4-Missouri 42-Nevada 43-Oklahoma 44-Kansas 45-Florida 46-North Carolina 47-Montana 48-Tennessee 49-Michigan 50-Alabama.