How Much Do You Know About West Virginia?

West Virginia is one of the most oft-overlooked states in the country. How much do you know about it? Take our quiz to find out!
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What is the capital of West Virginia?
Oaksfield
Charleston
Huntington
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What is the largest metropolitan area in West Virginia?
Charleston Metropolitan Area
Roadan Metropolitan Area
Huntington Metropolitan Area
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When did West Virginia become a state?
1863
1851
1889
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What was the name of the conventions that resulted in West Virginia gaining statehood?
Huntsville Conventions
Wheeling Conventions
Durnsville Conventions
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What is the highest point in West Virginia?
Mount Takomi
Alaskan Mountain
Spruce Knob
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What mountain range runs through West Virginia?
Appalachian Mountains
Rocky Mountains
White Mountains
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What is the state nickname?
The New State
The Mountain State
The Granite State
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The Census Bureau considers West Virginia part of the _______ United States.
Midwest
Southern
Northern
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What is the state motto (in English, from the original Latin)?
We Dare Defend Our Rights!
Nothing Without Providence
Mountaineers Are Always Free
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Which of the following rivers flows through West Virginia?
Mississippi River
Hudson River
Potomac River
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What state did West Virginia belong to before separation?
Virginia
Pennsylvania
Maryland
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Which of the following is West Virginia best known for?
shoe manufacturing
comic book production
recreational caving
Result
Well...don't beat yourself up too bad over this quiz result. If you're not from West Virginia, you shouldn't be expected to know a lot of these facts about another random state. However, if you ARE from West Virginia, maybe this is a kick in the butt to study up on your home state!

C+, Vexed By West Virginia

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While you may have missed some of the tougher state questions in this quiz, you still had a pretty impressive showing - even more so if you're not from West Virginia yourself (and the odds say you aren't)! Great work!

B+, West Virginia Worthy

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You sure know your stuff when it comes to the wonderful state of West Virginia! Give yourself a pat on the back - especially if you're not from there! It takes a lot to know that much about a state you're not from. Great work!

A+, West Virginia Wonderful

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1
What is the capital of West Virginia?
Oaksfield
Charleston
Huntington
2
What is the largest metropolitan area in West Virginia?
Charleston Metropolitan Area
Roadan Metropolitan Area
Huntington Metropolitan Area
3
When did West Virginia become a state?
1863
1851
1889
4
What was the name of the conventions that resulted in West Virginia gaining statehood?
Huntsville Conventions
Wheeling Conventions
Durnsville Conventions
5
What is the highest point in West Virginia?
Mount Takomi
Alaskan Mountain
Spruce Knob
6
What mountain range runs through West Virginia?
Appalachian Mountains
Rocky Mountains
White Mountains
7
What is the state nickname?
The New State
The Mountain State
The Granite State
8
The Census Bureau considers West Virginia part of the _______ United States.
Midwest
Southern
Northern
9
What is the state motto (in English, from the original Latin)?
We Dare Defend Our Rights!
Nothing Without Providence
Mountaineers Are Always Free
10
Which of the following rivers flows through West Virginia?
Mississippi River
Hudson River
Potomac River
11
What state did West Virginia belong to before separation?
Virginia
Pennsylvania
Maryland
12
Which of the following is West Virginia best known for?
shoe manufacturing
comic book production
recreational caving