QUIZ: Can You Locate These U.S. Cities On A Map?

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Do you know the cities of the U.S. as good as you think? With 50 states, America has a great number of major cities. You may have visited many of them but could you identify them by just a yellow spot on a map? With only a hint, how well will you really do? It’s time to test your knowledge with this quiz. We’ll show you a yellow point on a map of the country and you’ll need to tell us which city it is. It gets a bit tricky, so it’s highly unlikely that you’ll get 40/40. Prove us wrong!

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We’ll start with an easy one. This city has the largest population in the U.S.

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Retry Correct Incorrect NYC has a population of 8.245 million, as of 2011. Manhattan is a borough of NYC.

We’ll start with an easy one. This city has the largest population in the U.S.

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • New York City, New York
  • Jersey City, New Jersey
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The Timbers are the home soccer team to this U.S. City.

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Portland Timbers soccer club won the Western Conference Finals and the MLS Cup in 2015.

The Timbers are the home soccer team to this U.S. City.

  • Portland, Oregon
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Beaverton, Oregon
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This city is the capital of its state and is known for its southern hospitality.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Mississippi is known as “The Hospitality State” and is home to many important landmarks in America’s history.

This city is the capital of its state and is known for its southern hospitality.

  • Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jackson, Mississippi
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This city sits on Lake Erie and is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

This city sits on Lake Erie and is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nashville, Tennessee
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This city is a popular vacation destination.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Kona is located on the Big Island of Hawai’i. In 2007, 1.7 million people visited the island.

This city is a popular vacation destination.

  • Malibu, California
  • Kona, Hawaii
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Miami, Florida
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This city has amazing ski slopes.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Salt Lake City has an elevation of 4,226 feet and sits next to the Wasatch Mountain Range. It’s home to world-class ski slopes like Snowbird and Park City.

This city has amazing ski slopes.

  • Big Sky, Montana
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Aspen, Colorado
  • Vail, Colorado
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No hints this time. What city is this?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The capital city of Iowa, Des Moines has a popular farmers market and local live music that residents love to turnout for.

No hints this time. What city is this?

  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Topeka, Kansas
  • Des Moines, Iowa
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This city is gorgeous during the fall season.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Located in Vermont, Burlington has some of the best foliage to view in the fall season.

This city is gorgeous during the fall season.

  • Syracuse, New York
  • Burlington, Vermont
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Burlington, Massachusetts
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President John F. Kennedy was tragically shot and killed in this U.S. city.

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Retry Correct Incorrect JFK was shot as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas in 1963.

President John F. Kennedy was tragically shot and killed in this U.S. city.

  • Austin, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • El Paso, Texas
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This beautiful city is located on the Mississippi River.

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Retry Correct Incorrect You can find some of the best music in the country in Memphis, which is located on the Mississippi River in Tennessee.

This beautiful city is located on the Mississippi River.

  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Louisville, Kentucky
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What is this city named that sits on the border of California and Nevada?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Lake Tahoe is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with the Stateline splitting the west and east shores of the lake.

What is this city named that sits on the border of California and Nevada?

  • Palm Springs
  • Reno
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Las Vegas
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How well do you know Florida?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Orlando is located in central Florida and is home to Walt Disney World.

How well do you know Florida?

  • Orlando, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Miami, Florida
  • Jacksonville, Florida
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The architecture in this lakeside U.S. city is incredible.

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Retry Correct Incorrect You can find the John Hancock Center skyscraper, the Willis Tower, and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower in Chicago.

The architecture in this lakeside U.S. city is incredible.

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Detroit, Michigan
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We’ll give you a hint, the city starts with a B…

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Retry Correct Incorrect Jazz is Boise’s favorite music genre. The Gene Harris Jazz Festival is a popular event in the spring season.

We’ll give you a hint, the city starts with a B…

  • Bend, Oregon
  • Bozeman, Montana
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Billings, Montana
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This is city has military bases and a strong economy. It was named the safest city in the U.S. four years in a row.

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Retry Correct Incorrect This Texas city has a high quality of life with good jobs, education, and the arts.

This is city has military bases and a strong economy. It was named the safest city in the U.S. four years in a row.

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Sedona, Arizona
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
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This city is nicknamed the Mile High City.

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Retry Correct Incorrect There’s plenty to do in Denver, including visiting the Performing Arts Complex or catching a game at Sports Authority Field and Pepsi Center.

This city is nicknamed the Mile High City.

  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Boulder, Colorado
  • Omaha, Nebraska
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This city loves beer.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Not only is Milwaukee home to Miller Brewing and Milwaukee Brewing, but they even named their baseball team the Brewers.

This city loves beer.

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Chicago, Illinois
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This beach city is one of the biggest cities in the U.S.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Located in Southern California, San Diego has more than 70 miles of coastline and a comfortable climate.

This beach city is one of the biggest cities in the U.S.

  • San Francisco, California
  • San Diego, California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Long Beach, California
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Be ready to party when you touchdown in this U.S. city.

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Retry Correct Incorrect In 2004 a record 10.1 million people visited New Orleans, home to the Mardi Gras celebration.

Be ready to party when you touchdown in this U.S. city.

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Miami, Florida
  • Austin, Texas
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This city’s nickname is Motor City.

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Retry Correct Incorrect The auto industry is huge in Detroit. You can find General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford Motor Company in the Detroit area.

This city’s nickname is Motor City.

  • Detriot, Michigan
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
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What’s the capital of New York?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Located North of New York City, Albany is the state’s capital and is home for around 98,000 people.

What’s the capital of New York?

  • Rochester, New York
  • Albany, New York
  • Buffalo, New York
  • New York City, New York
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This city has major military bases and a popular port.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Jacksonville has several Naval bases and a major port. People also love to golf in this Florida city.

This city has major military bases and a popular port.

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Daytona Beach, Florida
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This state is considered the heartland of America. What city is this?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Tourists can view the Apollo 13 and Russian Vostok spacecrafts at the Cosmosphere in the Wichita area.

This state is considered the heartland of America. What city is this?

  • Wichita, Kansas
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Des Moines, Iowa
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This city is located just five miles from Grand Teton National Park.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Located in Teton County, Jackson is a popular tourist destination for viewing nature and wildlife.

This city is located just five miles from Grand Teton National Park.

  • Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Billings, Montana
  • Jackson, Wyoming
  • Boise, Idaho
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What’s the capital of California?

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Retry Correct Incorrect While it’s not the most populated city in the state, Sacramento is California’s capital.

What’s the capital of California?

  • Sacramento, California
  • Mountain View, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • Los Angeles, California
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This is where the NFL team the Panthers play at home.

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Carolina Panthers’ club has an estimated worth of $1.56 billion and is controlled by businessman and billionaire David Tepper.

This is where the NFL team the Panthers play at home.

  • Washington D.C.
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
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Which city has the nickname the Steel City?

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Retry Correct Incorrect This city has over 300 businesses in steel. Pittsburgh has also been named one of the country’s most livable cities.

Which city has the nickname the Steel City?

  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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This city is one of the most popular for viewing the Northern Lights in Alaska.

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Retry Correct Incorrect They say if you stay at least three nights in Fairbanks you’ve got an 80% chance of seeing the Aurora during that time.

This city is one of the most popular for viewing the Northern Lights in Alaska.

  • Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Juno, Alaska
  • Homer, Alaska
  • Anchorage, Alaska
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This city is located in the middle of the Great Plains

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Retry Correct Incorrect The winters are long and cold in Bismarck! January has a 24-hour average of 12.8 °F!

This city is located in the middle of the Great Plains

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Fargo, North Dakota
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This city has a solid economy, thanks in part to its major port.

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Retry Correct Incorrect St. Louis is home to many major corporations, including Anheuser-Busch, Boeing Defense, and Monsanto.

This city has a solid economy, thanks in part to its major port.

  • Springfield, Illinois
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • St. Louis, Missouri
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This U.S. city is home to Gonzaga University.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Gonzaga University has a strong basketball program, located in Spokane, Washington.

This U.S. city is home to Gonzaga University.

  • Spokane, Washington
  • Missoula, Montana
  • Green Bluff, Washington
  • Seattle, Washington
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This city has nicknames including La La Land and City of Angels.

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Retry Correct Incorrect LA is home for more than 3.858 million people as of 2012, making it the second largest city in the U.S.

This city has nicknames including La La Land and City of Angels.

  • Berkeley, California
  • Anaheim, California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • San Francisco, California
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This city has plenty of parks to explore and is home to one of the state’s biggest universities.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Arizona has several universities, including Northern Arizona University, located in Flagstaff.

This city has plenty of parks to explore and is home to one of the state’s biggest universities.

  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Phoenix, Arizona
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This city is known for their writing workshop and party-loving university.

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Retry Correct Incorrect The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City and is known as one of the top five party schools in the country.

This city is known for their writing workshop and party-loving university.

  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • South Bend, Indiana
  • Iowa City, Iowa
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Evel Knievel attempted to jump across the Snake River Canyon riding a motorcycle in this city.

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Retry Correct Incorrect In 1974 Evel Knievel attempted to jump across the river on a rocket-powered motorcycle. He succeeded.

Evel Knievel attempted to jump across the Snake River Canyon riding a motorcycle in this city.

  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Twin Falls, Idaho
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Reno, Nevada
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This city is situated on the Arkansas River.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Tulsa sits alongside the Arkansas River and the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

This city is situated on the Arkansas River.

  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Wichita, Kansas
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
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This city is bisected by the Genesee River and is located on Lake Ontario’s southern shore.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Rochester has cold and snowy winters and gorgeous fall foliage.

This city is bisected by the Genesee River and is located on Lake Ontario’s southern shore.

  • Rochester, New York
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Syracuse, New York
  • Albany, New York
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This city by the water holds a lot of history.

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Retry Correct Incorrect English colonists first arrived in the Virginia Beach area in 1607. After arriving they chose Jamestown as their settlement since it offered more protection.

This city by the water holds a lot of history.

  • Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Ocean City, Maryland
  • Charleston, South Carolina
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This was a turbulent place to be during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and ’60s.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once served as a pastor in Birmingham and came back to the city to help ease racial tensions and promote Civil Rights.

This was a turbulent place to be during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and ’60s.

  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Mobile, Alabama
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This city was home to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympics in 1996 which helped the city improve its parks, sporting venues, transportation, and infrastructure.

This city was home to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • New Orleans, Lousiana
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