Can You Name the U.S. State Without Its Vowels?
How well do you know the names of every state? Could you guess them if we removed all the vowels? Test your knowledge of U.S. state names.
Of course, all state names have vowels…
There are few words in the English dictionary without a vowel (here’s how to know when “y” counts). Every state name contains at least two, and one state name actually begins with two vowels! Many contain a whole handful of vowels—for example, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, North Carolina, and West Virginia all have five. But would you recognize the name of a state if all the vowels were removed?—that’s the question. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to be challenged:
This state has four very common consonants. Can you name the one letter that’s not in any U.S. state name?
Think about states that have a “z” in them. It’s a pretty odd-sounding word when you think about it. Here’s how all the states got their names.
This is the state that everyone forgets most when naming all 50.
This one is easy. It’s a state that’s famous for having one of the dumbest state laws in America.
This state’s name once meant “red island.” It’s interesting to hear how every state got its nickname. Can you guess it?
Answer: Rhode Island
A lot of states start with “M.” Do you know which one this is?
You’re pretty good at this game. To challenge yourself further, see how many states you can identify on a completely blank map.
Answer: New York
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This is one of four states starting with the letter “A.” Do you know the two letters that no countries in the world start with?
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This state boasts the oldest graveyard in America. Can you name it?
You are forbidden to wrestle bears in this state. Can you guess which one it is? Would you like to buy a letter “A”?
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Answer: South Dakota
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You’ve really got the hang of this challenge now. When you’re finished here, see if you can guess the U.S. state from its abbreviation.
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