STATE SHAPES QUIZ
How many states are the in the United States?
This is really a tricky one, since when this question get asked, there will always be debate over the answer. Most people will answer instinctively that there are 50 states in the United States because it is common sense.
There’s even a song called “Fifty-Nifty United States” that helps you memorize it. And the flag of the United States also leaves you a big hint, as the number of stars on the flag is 50, which is the number of total states in the Country.
We have listed these 50 states in alphabetical order below:
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
Then why is the debate on the number of total states? Why some people claim that there are only 46 states in the United States?
Because there are out of the 50 states call themselves “Commonwealths”, but the difference between commonwealths and states is in the name alone, the commonwealths are just like any other state, there’s no difference in their relationship to the country.
And these four commonwealths are:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Virginia
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Do you get a clear picture now?
In case you are interested, there are territories and associated states that have a special relationship with the United States. These states and territories are:
Federated States of Micronesia
Bajo Nuevo Bank
Northern Mariana Islands
US Virgin Islands
Now that you know (Or you’ve known beforehand) how many states in the US, can you remember everyone of them? Or let’s take a step further, can you identify a state by it’s shape on the map alone?
Take this State Shapes quiz, and let’s find out!