History Quiz / US States That Weren't

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Quiz Updated Jun 19, 2014

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Proposal State % Correct
This US territory recently voted for statehood.Puerto Rico
89.6%
After the Spanish-American War this Caribbean island was considered for statehood.Cuba
87.6%
The people of this federal district, housing the US government, voted for statehood several times. District of Columbia
84.6%
Shortly after World War II, the U.S. Congress considered offering statehood to this Nordic island.Iceland
84.5%
Several times has the largest US city attempted to become a state.New York City
83.6%
One US senator thought it would be a good idea to reunite with the US's former colonizer and add its neighbor.United Kingdom & Ireland
83.4%
After World War II the US offered to buy this island, but Denmark wasn't selling.Greenland
82.8%
Several proposals were named for the third US president. Most recently in Northern California and Southern Oregon.Jefferson
79.7%
Michigan's Upper Peninsula would have joined with parts of Wisconsin in this proposal named after one of the Great Lakes.Superior
78.8%
Dracula would have felt right at home in this proposed state, which would have included much of modern day Kentucky and Tennessee.Transylvania
77.6%
Proposal State % Correct
At the end of World War II there was a large movement that proposed independence from Italy and have their island join the US.Sicily
75.2%
Issues with representation in the state legislature almost led the third largest city in the US to form its own state.Chicago
75.2%
The sixteenth US president had several proposals named after him. A 1907 proposal would have included parts of Washington and Idaho.Lincoln
74.3%
Secession by this New York island has been proposed several times, as recent as 2008.Long Island
72.2%
Angered by unjust taxation, a Beantown representative filed a bill to secede this city.Boston
71.6%
This founding father, nicknamed 'the First American', briefly had an unrecognized state named after him.Franklin
66.7%
Arizona and New Mexico would have joined the US together in this proposed state named after an Aztec emperor.Montezuma
44.5%
Established from the Indian Territory in Oklahoma, this state would have been named after the inventor of the Cherokee syllabary. A type of redwood tree was also named after him.Sequoyah
38.8%
The US's popularity in this Southeastern European country almost led to a referendum on statehood.Albania
34.8%
William Walker briefly held this Northwestern Mexican state, before he was chased out of the country.Sonora
33.3%
 
Number % Answered
20 (all)
11.7%
18-19
20.6%
16-17
22.3%
14-15
14.2%
12-13
8.1%
10-11
4.5%
8-9
3.4%
6-7
3.3%
4-5
3.9%
2-3
4.9%
1-1
3.2%

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