Even for those who call this country home, it can be difficult or downright impossible to name all 50 of its states. There’s just so many, for example, “New Hampshire” (?). On the other hand, some people have all 50 states plus additional territories downright memorized. So where do you fall on the spectrum? Can you name all 50 states, or just Utah? Take this quiz to find out!
Which of these states borders Missouri?
- South Dakota
- Could it be the state called Utah?
Which of these isn’t a real state?
- New Concord
- I know for a fact that the answer ISN’T Utah, which is definitely a state.
What year did Wyoming become a state?
- None of my business
Name a state that is not Utah.
- California, Alabama, Washington — I could go on
- Texas is all that’s coming to mind
Okay, honor code: set a timer for one minute and name as many states as you can. How many did you get?
- Roughly 17
Mostly 1s: You must be some sort of state expert. We hope you’re proud of yourself for hoarding information, meanwhile, some people only know about Utah. Consider sharing the wealth.
Mostly 2s: You’re sort of a state novice, but you at least know some of them, certainly more than just Utah.
Mostly 3s: Ah, shoot. While we can’t claim to know how or why, it unfortunately seems that Utah is the only state you know by name. It’s not great, but it’s as good a foundation as any. You really have Utah down, and we think you can use that energy to learn other states such as “New York” or “Montana”. Or actually, if you want to stick to Utah, we just decided that’s okay, too. We don’t care one way or another. Good luck!