Can You Identify the U.S. State By Its Shape?

Many people are experts at naming all 50 states, and maybe even naming the capitals of every one. But can you name the states from just their outline? Take our quiz to find out!
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Question 1/12

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Which state is this?
Illinois
Michigan
Iowa
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Question 2/12

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Which state is this?
Connecticut
New Hampshire
Vermont
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Question 3/12

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Which state is this?
Idaho
New Jersey
Tennessee
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Question 4/12

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Which state is this?
Alabama
Oregon
Ohio
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Question 5/12

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Which state is this?
Wyoming
Nebraska
Arkansas
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Question 6/12

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Which state is this?
West Virginia
New York
Virginia
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Question 7/12

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Which state is this?
Kentucky
Montana
North Dakota
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Question 8/12

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Which state is this?
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
North Carolina
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Question 9/12

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Which state is this?
Alabama
South Carolina
Georgia
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Question 10/12

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Which state is this?
New York
California
Oregon
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Question 11/12

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Which state is this?
Mississippi
Louisiana
Arkansas
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Question 12/12

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Which state is this?
North Carolina
South Dakota
Illinois
Result
Well, don't beat yourself up too much. A lot of people can't even name the states, let alone match them up with empty silhouettes. If you want to get better, try labeling an entire map of the U.S. Sometimes seeing the states next to each other will help!

C+, American Apprentice

Right!
You may not have achieved the perfect score, but this is pretty impressive nonetheless. Not only are you able to name the states, but you're able to match a lot of them up with their outlines, using no other clues. Good work!

B+, American Up-and-Comer

Right!
Man, you really know your United States geography! Not only do you know the actual state names, but you can match them up with their outlines! That's quite a feat, good work!

A+, American Ace

Right!
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1
Which state is this?
Illinois
Michigan
Iowa
2
Which state is this?
Connecticut
New Hampshire
Vermont
3
Which state is this?
Idaho
New Jersey
Tennessee
4
Which state is this?
Alabama
Oregon
Ohio
5
Which state is this?
Wyoming
Nebraska
Arkansas
6
Which state is this?
West Virginia
New York
Virginia
7
Which state is this?
Kentucky
Montana
North Dakota
8
Which state is this?
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
North Carolina
9
Which state is this?
Alabama
South Carolina
Georgia
10
Which state is this?
New York
California
Oregon
11
Which state is this?
Mississippi
Louisiana
Arkansas
12
Which state is this?
North Carolina
South Dakota
Illinois