Do You Know the State Capitals?

Can you name the capitals of all fifty states?

Introduction

How much do you remember from the fifth grade? If you lived the in the United States of America, odds are you had to learn about the geography of this country. Maybe you had to group the states into regions, or maybe you had to memorize the capitals of all fifty states. It’s probably been a while though, right?

Don’t let naysayers tell you otherwise—learning is fun! (Trust us. We at QuizHook are professionals.) Did you know that some states have changed their capitals multiple times, while others have kept the same one since entering statehood?

This quiz will test your memory, smarts, and all around knowledge of the capitals of all fifty states in the U.S. of A. See if you can do your fifth-grade education justice! You can think of it as a fun kind of mental training. Try your best to remember the capital of each state, then you’ll be rewarded the knowledge of when that capital was chosen. Who knows, maybe flexing your mental muscles here will help you someday in a trivia competition. Or, if nothing else, you can show off to your kid when you’re helping them memorize the capitals for their own class. If you’re ready to prove your mastery of American geography, click on and begin the quiz!

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How much do you remember from the fifth grade? If you lived the in the United States of America, odds are you had to learn about the geography of this country. Maybe you had to group the states into regions, or maybe you had to memorize the capitals of all fifty states. It’s probably been a while though, right?

Don’t let naysayers tell you otherwise—learning is fun! (Trust us. We at QuizHook are professionals.) Did you know that some states have changed their capitals multiple times, while others have kept the same one since entering statehood?

This quiz will test your memory, smarts, and all around knowledge of the capitals of all fifty states in the U.S. of A. See if you can do your fifth-grade education justice! You can think of it as a fun kind of mental training. Try your best to remember the capital of each state, then you’ll be rewarded the knowledge of when that capital was chosen. Who knows, maybe flexing your mental muscles here will help you someday in a trivia competition. Or, if nothing else, you can show off to your kid when you’re helping them memorize the capitals for their own class. If you’re ready to prove your mastery of American geography, click on and begin the quiz!

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How well do you remember your fifth grade education?


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Let's Play!

1. What is the capital of Georgia?


1. What is the capital of Georgia?

1. Savannah

2. Atlanta

3. Marietta

4. Athens

Atlanta was named the capital of Georgia in 1785.



2. What is the capital of Alaska?


2. What is the capital of Alaska?

1. Juneau

2. Anchorage

3. Fairbanks

4. Kodiak

Juneau was named Alaska's capital in 1906; before that, the capital was actually Sitka.



3. What is the capital of North Carolina?


3. What is the capital of North Carolina?

1. Charlotte

2. Greensboro

3. Raleigh

4. Durham

Raleigh was named North Carolina's capital in 1792.



4. What is the capital of Colorado?


4. What is the capital of Colorado?

1. Colorado Springs

2. Aspen

3. Boulder

4. Denver

Denver was chosen to be Colorado's capital in 1876.



5. What is the capital of Vermont?


5. What is the capital of Vermont?

1. Burlington

2. Montpelier

3. Rutland City

4. Brattleboro

Montpelier was chosen to be Vermont's state capital in 1805, after much debate.



6. What is the capital of Missouri?


6. What is the capital of Missouri?

1. Springfield

2. Columbia

3. Jefferson City

4. St. Louis

Jefferson City was chosen to be Missouri's capital in 1821; before that, the capital was actually St. Charles.



7. What is the capital of New Jersey?


7. What is the capital of New Jersey?

1. Newark

2. Trenton

3. Princeton

4. Jersey City

Trenton was chosen to be New Jersey's capital in 1790.



8. What is the capital of South Carolina?


8. What is the capital of South Carolina?

1. Charleston

2. Columbia

3. Greenville

4. Myrtle Beach

South Carolina's first capital was actually Charleston, but the correct answer is its current capital, Columbia.



9. What is the capital of Nevada?


9. What is the capital of Nevada?

1. Las Vegas

2. Reno

3. Mesquite

4. Carson City

Carson City was chosen to be Nevada's capital when Nevada became a state in 1864.



10. What is the capital of New Hampshire?


10. What is the capital of New Hampshire?

1. Nashua

2. Concord

3. Manchester

4. Portsmouth

Concord has been New Hampshire's capital since 1808.



11. What is the capital of Delaware?


11. What is the capital of Delaware?

1. Dover

2. Wilmington

3. Newark

4. Harrington

Dover has been the capital of Delaware since 1777. That's one lucky year.



12. What is the capital of Maine?


12. What is the capital of Maine?

1. Portland

2. Bangor

3. Augusta

4. Lewiston

Maine's first capital was Portland, but in 1827 it was changed to Augusta.



13. What is the capital of Ohio?


13. What is the capital of Ohio?

1. Cleveland

2. Cincinnati

3. Toledo

4. Columbus

Columbus was chosen to be the capital of Ohio in 1816, after the capital briefly being in both Chillicothe and Zanesville.



14. What is the capital of North Dakota?


14. What is the capital of North Dakota?

1. Fargo

2. Bismarck

3. Grand Forks

4. Williston

North Dakota's capital was chosen to be Bismarck in 1889, after the Dakota Territory was split in two.



15. What is the capital of Tennessee?


15. What is the capital of Tennessee?

1. Memphis

2. Knoxville

3. Nashville

4. Chattanooga

Knoxville was Tennessee's capital until 1826, when Nashville was chosen to be its new capital.



16. What is the capital of Hawaii/


16. What is the capital of Hawaii/

1. Kailua

2. Honolulu

3. Kaneohe

4. Pearl City

Before Hawaii even became a state, Kamehameha III announced Honolulu as the capital in 1850.



17. What is the capital of Idaho?


17. What is the capital of Idaho?

1. Coeur d'Alene

2. Boise

3. Idaho Falls

4. Nampa

1890 was the year that Idaho became a state and the year that Boise was chosen as the capital.



18. What is the capital of Illinois?


18. What is the capital of Illinois?

1. Chicago

2. Champaign

3. Peoria

4. Springfield

Springfield was chosen to be Illinois's capital in 1837; previously it was Vandalia.



19. What is the capital of Maryland?


19. What is the capital of Maryland?

1. Annapolis

2. Baltimore

3. Rockville

4. Silver Spring

Maryland's capital was initially St. Mary's City, but it was moved to Anne Undrel's Town (later named Annapolis) in 1694.



20. What is the capital of Florida?


20. What is the capital of Florida?

1. Miami

2. Tallahassee

3. Tampa

4. Fort Lauderdale

Florida's capital, Tallahassee, was chosen in 1824.



21. What is the capital of Virginia?


21. What is the capital of Virginia?

1. Virginia Beach

2. Norfolk

3. Alexandria

4. Richmond

Richmond was named Virginia's capital in 1780. Before that, the capital was Williamsburg, and even before that, Jamestown.



22. What is the capital of Wisconsin?


22. What is the capital of Wisconsin?

1. Milwaukee

2. Green Bay

3. Madison

4. Kenosha

Madison was named Wisconsin's capital (after much debate) in the year 1836.



23. What is the capital of Minnesota?


23. What is the capital of Minnesota?

1. St. Paul

2. Minneapolis

3. Duluth

4. St. Cloud

1849 was the year St. Paul was chosen to be the capital of Minnesota.



24. What is the capital of Washington?


24. What is the capital of Washington?

1. Seattle

2. Spokane

3. Olympia

4. Vancouver

Olympia was chosen to be Washington's capital in 1889, the same year Washington became a state.



25. What is the capital of Iowa?


25. What is the capital of Iowa?

1. Ames

2. Iowa City

3. Cedar Rapids

4. Des Moines

Des Moines was chosen to be Iowa's capital in 1857. Before that, the capital was in Iowa City.



26. What is the capital of Arkansas?


26. What is the capital of Arkansas?

1. Fayetteville

2. Hot Springs

3. Bentonville

4. Little Rock

The capital of Arkansas moved from Arkansas Post to Little Rock in 1821, back when Arkansas was only a territory.



27. What is the capital of New Mexico?


27. What is the capital of New Mexico?

1. Albuquerque

2. Santa Fe

3. Taos

4. Las Cruces

The capital of New Mexico was moved from San Juan Pueblo to Santa Fe, its current capital, in 1610.



28. What is the capital of Connecticut?


28. What is the capital of Connecticut?

1. New Haven

2. Stamford

3. Hartford

4. Bridgeport

Connecticut used to have two capitals: Hartford and New Haven. By 1875, Hartford became the sole capital.



29. What is the capital of Louisiana?


29. What is the capital of Louisiana?

1. New Orleans

2. Lafayette

3. Shreveport

4. Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge was chosen to be Louisiana's capital in 1852.



30. What is the capital of New York?


30. What is the capital of New York?

1. Albany

2. New York City

3. Syracuse

4. Buffalo

It was decided that Albany would be New York's capital city in 1797.



31. What is the capital of Indiana?


31. What is the capital of Indiana?

1. Bloomington

2. Fort Wayne

3. Indianapolis

4. Evansville

Indianapolis was actually founded in 1821 specifically to be Indiana's capital city.



32. What is the capital of California?


32. What is the capital of California?

1. Los Angeles

2. Sacramento

3. San Francisco

4. San Diego

Monterey used to be the capital of California, followed by San Jose, Vallejo, and Benicia. Finally, in 1879 it was decided that Sacramento would be California's capital permanently.



33. What is the capital of West Virginia?


33. What is the capital of West Virginia?

1. Morgantown

2. Wheeling

3. Huntington

4. Charleston

Charleston was chosen to be the permanent capital of West Virginia in 1885.



34. What is the capital of South Dakota?


34. What is the capital of South Dakota?

1. Sioux Falls

2. Pierre

3. Rapid City

4. Yankton

Pierre has been South Dakota's capital since it became a state in 1889.



35. What is the capital of Mississippi?


35. What is the capital of Mississippi?

1. Jackson

2. Hattiesburg

3. Biloxi

4. Natchez

Jackson was decided to be Mississippi's capital in 1821; before that, it was located in Natchez.



36. What is the capital of Rhode Island?


36. What is the capital of Rhode Island?

1. Newport

2. Cranston

3. Providence

4. Warwick

Providence was named RI's only capital in 1900. Before that, it had shared capital status with Newport.



37. What is the capital of Kentucky?


37. What is the capital of Kentucky?

1. Louisville

2. Lexington

3. Paducah

4. Frankfort

1792 is the year Frankfort was chosen to be Kentucky's capital city.



38. What is the capital of Wyoming?


38. What is the capital of Wyoming?

1. Casper

2. Cheyenne

3. Jackson

4. Laramie

Cheyenne was chosen to be the capital city in 1869, before Wyoming even gained statehood.



39. What is the capital of Massachusetts?


39. What is the capital of Massachusetts?

1. Cambridge

2. Worcester

3. Boston

4. Salem

Boston was named Massachusetts's capital in 1632. It's sure been around a few years.



40. What is the capital of Oklahoma?


40. What is the capital of Oklahoma?

1. Tulsa

2. Oklahoma City

3. Edmond

4. Norman

Oklahoma City was chosen to be Oklahoma's capital in the year 1910.



41. What is the capital of Kansas?


41. What is the capital of Kansas?

1. Wichita

2. Topeka

3. Kansas City

4. Lawrence

Topeka was named Kansas's capital in 1861.



42. What is the capital of Oregon?


42. What is the capital of Oregon?

1. Portland

2. Eugene

3. Oregon City

4. Salem

Oregon's capital was voted to be Salem in 1864.



43. What is the capital of Montana?


43. What is the capital of Montana?

1. Helena

2. Butte

3. Billings

4. Missoula

Helena won the vote to be Montana's capital in 1894.



44. What is the capital of Utah?


44. What is the capital of Utah?

1. Provo

2. Salt Lake City

3. Ogden

4. Park City

Salt Lake City was selected to be the capital city of Utah in 1856.



45. What is the capital of Arizona?


45. What is the capital of Arizona?

1. Tucson

2. Mesa

3. Sedona

4. Phoenix

President Taft chose Phoenix to be Arizona's capital city in 1912.



46. What is the capital of Alabama?


46. What is the capital of Alabama?

1. Birmingham

2. Auburn

3. Montgomery

4. Mobile

Montgomery was chosen to be Alabama's capital in the year 1846. Prior capital cities included Tuscaloosa and Cahaba.



47. What is the capital of Pennsylvania?


47. What is the capital of Pennsylvania?

1. Scranton

2. Harrisburg

3. Philadelphia

4. Pittsburgh

Harrisburg has been the capital of Pennsylvania since 1812.



48. What is the capital of Nebraska?


48. What is the capital of Nebraska?

1. Omaha

2. Kearney

3. Lincoln

4. Papillion

The area that would become Lincoln became Nebraska's capital in 1867.



49. What is the capital of Texas?


49. What is the capital of Texas?

1. Houston

2. Dallas

3. San Antonio

4. Austin

Texas's capital city was chosen in 1839. At the time, it was called Waterloo, but it was later renamed Austin.



50. What is the capital of Michigan?


50. What is the capital of Michigan?

1. Detroit

2. Ann Arbor

3. Kalamazoo

4. Lansing

The state capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing in 1847.




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