123facts.com - The Most Complete Trivia Game Site

Trivia Quizzes, Games, and Facts

Trivia Categories Forums About Us FAQ Contact Us
Username:  
Password:
Register   My 123Facts




Trivia Quiz Categories
Animals
Brain Teasers
Celebrities
Entertainment
For Kids
General
Geography
History
Hobbies
Humanities
Literature
Movies
Music
People
Religion & Faith
Science & Technology
Sports
Television
Video Games
World

List all trivia quiz categories

More Trivia Fun
New Quizzes
Popular Recent Quizzes
Most Highly Rated Quizzes
   
Write a Quiz

Monthly Tournament
Today's Easy Trivia
Today's Hard Trivia
Easy Hourly Trivia
Hard Hourly Trivia

Trivia Facts
Browse Trivia Facts
Submit a Trivia Fact

Statistics
View Hall of Fame

Website
- Who's online?
468 playing now

- Quizzes served
5,797,426

Players
- Most points

- Registered members
40763

- Just registered!

Teams
- Most points

Quiz Of The Day
- Tournament Leader

- Last Tournament Champ

You are here:    Home » Quizzes
Search:  

Intriguing US State Names

written by: marcing
 
"The United States of America" is, linguistically speaking, a boring name. But most of the US States have very intriguing names. Check how much you know about the origin of 12 states names.

Question 1:


Which state name means "the object towards which the action of the sea is directed"?
Alaska
Hawaii
Florida
California

Question 2:


Which state name doesn't refer to a king or a queen?
Virginia
Louisiana
Vermont
North Carolina

Question 3:


What is the meaning of "Indiana"?
"Enemy" in Apache plains dialect
"Cloudy water" in Dakota language
"She speaks normally" in Algonquian
Land of the Indians

Question 4:


Which state name is not color-related?
Oklahoma
California
Colorado
Vermont

Question 5:


What is the origin of the name "Delaware"?
It comes from the Spanish phrase "de l'avaros" (roughly: "of the misers")
It means "shore of whales" in Algonquian.
The state was named after Lord de la Warr who traveled the Delaware River in 1610.
This is the name of the Native American tribe that used to live there.

Question 6:


Which state name means "great river"?
Colorado
Missouri
Mississippi
Ohio

Question 7:


What does "Nevada" mean?
snow-covered
desert
mountain
land

Question 8:


Which state was named in honor of a non-English royalty?
Virginia
Georgia
Louisiana
Maryland

Question 9:


The name of which US state means "beautiful"?
Vermont
Tennessee
Oregon
Utah

Question 10:


What does "Dakota" mean?
Red face
White face
Ally
Enemy

Question 11:


Which language is the source of most US states names?
English
Spanish
Sioux
Algonquian

Question 12:


The Dutch played an important role in colonizing the East Coast of the United States. But only one state name is derived from Dutch. Which one?
Maine
New York
Rhode Island
Connecticut

 


Report errors (will not interfere with your quiz)




 
 
Conditions of Use   |   Privacy policy   |   Disclaimer   |   Copyright    © 2005-2017 123facts.com. All Rights Reserved.

Page loaded from database in 0.38385081291199 seconds