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Has it been another year? Holy cow. Well, here we go.
Hey gang, this is your host Brian Rollins and it’s episode 213 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. More importantly, it’s the season four finale! It’s time to wrap our questions all about the US states.
As it’s our season finale, I’ve got a fourth round, the Freak Round, for this episode. And I’m going even bigger, the Freaky Round has 20 questions in it, meaning there are a total of 50 questions this episode. That means, every state will be covered. So, as we get further on, you can start doing a process of elimination to figure out the answer.
Got it? Like I said, it’s a big long episode so make sure you’ve got your coffee before diving in. Maybe do some stretches. OK? Let’s get started.
The Dorky Round
What state had the first bagel shop?
New York. Be careful though, the state also leads the nation in cases of food poisoning.
There are four states that begin and end with the same letter. Which is the only one that isn’t an A?
What state is the cheapest in which to live?
Mississippi. It’s also the poorest state.
What state consists of two parts, an upper and lower peninsula?
What state is the only one with a three-word capital city?
Utah. Salt Lake City
If you followed the Mississippi River all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, what state would you be in?
What state is home to King Ranch, a ranch bigger than the state of Rhode Island?
What state is home to the highest point in the US?
What state was the first to ratify the Constitution?
Which Atlantic coast state was not one of the original 13 colonies?
The Geeky Round
What is the only state to have the Union Jack on its flag?
What is the only state to be triple landlocked?
Nebraska. You have to go through at least three other states to reach an ocean or a bay.
What state was home to the first English colony in America?
North Carolina. The Roanoke Colonists disappeared in 1590
In which state will you find only two escalators?
In what state do the shows Designing Women, Matlock, and The Walking Dead take place?
Which state operates the largest ferry system in the US?
What state contains the most National Parks?
What state leads the US in corn production?
If you’re a Hoosier, you’re from which state?
What state gets its name from the old Spanish word for Snow-Covered?
The Nerdy Round
What state has the lowest obesity rate?
Colorado. All those outdoor activities burn off calories
Which US State borders both Saskatchewan and Manitoba?
In which US state will you find the sunniest spot?
Arizona. In the city of Yuma, there’s a 90% chance the day will be sunny. Whether you want it to be or not.
Which state has the wealthiest residents, per capita?
Maryland. The average median income is over $86,000 per year
Yellowstone National Park sits in three states. Which of these three has the smallest portion of Yellowstone?
If you include freshwater lakes, which state has the most shoreline?
Minnesota. Those 10,000 lakes really add up.
Which state has the shortest coastline?
New Hampshire. Its coastline with the Atlantic Ocean is only 18 miles long.
What state’s official song is Yankee Doodle?
What state has the longest official name?
Rhode Island. It’s officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
What state is home to the only working diamond mine in the US?
The Freaky Round
What state has the highest average age for its residents?
Maine. The average age of a Mainer is 45 years old.
In what state will you find Umatilla and Umpqua National Forests?
What US state has the fastest Internet?
Tennessee. It’s Internet speeds are 50 times faster than the national average
The Wright Brothers opened the first civil aviation school in what state?
Which state is home to 3/4 of the web’s traffic?
In that state is home to political families the Stevensons, the Daleys and the Prtitzkers?
In what state do pets (specifically cats and dogs) live the longest?
3/4 of which state’s roads are unpaved?
What is the only US state to produce Iodine?
Until the admission of Texas in 1845, what was the Westernmost state?
Before Florida used it, which state had the nickname The Sunshine State?
South Dakota. It’s now the Rushmore State.
What state has more horses per square mile than any other?
New Jersey. Goes hand-in-hand with being the most densely populated state.
What state is home to the first commercial winery in the US?
Kentucky. It was established in 1799 near Lexington.
According to USA Today, which state has the best roads?
Kansas. Less than 1% are considered unserviceable.
According to a 2014 survey, which state contains the most atheists or agnostics?
In which state will you find the most licensed hunters per capita?
Which state was the first to ever use a snow plow in the US?
What state has the most smokers per capita?
West Virginia. Nearly 1 in 4 West Virginians smoke. Guys, knock it off.
What state is considered the most educated?
Massachusetts. 43% of adults hold a Bachelor’s degree (or higher)
Which state is home to the first tea farm in the US?
Everyone make it? Breathe and walk it off. You did just fine.
So, I hope you enjoyed Season Four. It was a nice change of pace from our usual weekly topics. For those that weren’t in love with the US-centric season, fear not. Season Five will be back to our usual format of a new, geeky topic every week. Will we go back to having a one-season-long super topic? Maybe. I have an idea for Season Six. I will say that the 50 US states have been very popular for the show’s download counts. For those of you who joined during Season Four, welcome and I’m glad you’re here. I hope you’ll stick around for more.
So, we’ll start Season Five next week with a brand-new topic. Here’s a clue:
What movie franchise began with a sci-fi action novel published in 1990?
A little bonus hint: that novel’s author was the subject of an entire episode a few years ago. You got this, right? I’ll see you back here next Wednesday.
This has been episode 213 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast.
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