Sealed With a Quiz: Can You Identify These State Seals?

1. This state's seal kept it simple and only features our first president - for obvious reasons.

  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington

2. Counterintuitively, which of these state's seals does NOT feature a depiction of the Missouri River?

  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • Missouri

3. Which alliterative Roman deity appears on Virginia's state seal?

  • Juno
  • Virtus
  • Minerva

4. This state's seal features a pelican, which is also, as of 2013, the mascot of its NBA team.

  • Louisiana, home of the New Orleans Pelicans
  • California, home of the Los Angeles Pelicans
  • New York, home of the New York Pelicans
  • Florida, home of the Miami Pelicans

5. Which of these sad facts is true about the miner depicted on the Arizona state seal?

  • He was the state's first governor.
  • He was a Mexican-American war hero.
  • He died penniless.

6. This state seal features the Roman goddess Minerva, as well as the state animal, the grizzly bear.

  • Minnesota
  • California
  • Louisiana

7. Here is a home, where the buffalo roam. Which state's seal is this?

  • New Jersey
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana

8. This state's seal contains a Latin phrase meaning "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you."

  • Wisconsin
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan

9. According to its official description, this farming state's seal features a citizen soldier "with a plow in his rear."

  • Iowa
  • Texas
  • Minnesota

10. Which state seal features the USS Raleigh, despite having only a tiny coastline?

  • Washington
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota

11. This state seal features the Missouri river, a steam train, and the motto "Equality before the law."

  • Vermont
  • Alaska
  • Nebraska

12. This seal features a coat of arms, representing the fact that this state was once a monarchy:

  • Pennsylvania
  • Kentucky
  • Hawaii

13. This state's seal features a trio of grapevines, despite producing a mere 0.016% of America's wine.

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • New York

14. This tropical state's seal features a Seminole Native American woman, as well as hibiscus flowers:

  • Florida
  • Connecticut
  • Tennessee

15. This state's seal contains a Latin phrase meaning "Nothing Without Providence." (It also features snow-capped mountains.)

  • Nebraska
  • Colorado
  • Maine

16. According to the Latin phrasing on this seal, this early state is actually a republic. Which is it?

  • Arizona
  • Hawaii
  • Massachusetts

17. This state seal features an Italian phrase meaning "Strong deeds, gentle words" and the coat of arms of a British aristocratic family:

  • Wyoming
  • Maryland
  • Alabama

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Washington

1. This state's seal kept it simple and only features our first president - for obvious reasons.

  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Missouri

2. Counterintuitively, which of these state's seals does NOT feature a depiction of the Missouri River?

  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • Missouri

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Virtus

3. Which alliterative Roman deity appears on Virginia's state seal?

  • Juno
  • Virtus
  • Minerva

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Louisiana, home of the New Orleans Pelicans

4. This state's seal features a pelican, which is also, as of 2013, the mascot of its NBA team.

  • Louisiana, home of the New Orleans Pelicans
  • California, home of the Los Angeles Pelicans
  • New York, home of the New York Pelicans
  • Florida, home of the Miami Pelicans

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
He died penniless.

5. Which of these sad facts is true about the miner depicted on the Arizona state seal?

  • He was the state's first governor.
  • He was a Mexican-American war hero.
  • He died penniless.

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
California

6. This state seal features the Roman goddess Minerva, as well as the state animal, the grizzly bear.

  • Minnesota
  • California
  • Louisiana

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Indiana

7. Here is a home, where the buffalo roam. Which state's seal is this?

  • New Jersey
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Michigan

8. This state's seal contains a Latin phrase meaning "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you."

  • Wisconsin
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Iowa

9. According to its official description, this farming state's seal features a citizen soldier "with a plow in his rear."

  • Iowa
  • Texas
  • Minnesota

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
New Hampshire

10. Which state seal features the USS Raleigh, despite having only a tiny coastline?

  • Washington
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Nebraska

11. This state seal features the Missouri river, a steam train, and the motto "Equality before the law."

  • Vermont
  • Alaska
  • Nebraska

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Hawaii

12. This seal features a coat of arms, representing the fact that this state was once a monarchy:

  • Pennsylvania
  • Kentucky
  • Hawaii

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Connecticut

13. This state's seal features a trio of grapevines, despite producing a mere 0.016% of America's wine.

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • New York

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Florida

14. This tropical state's seal features a Seminole Native American woman, as well as hibiscus flowers:

  • Florida
  • Connecticut
  • Tennessee

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Colorado

15. This state's seal contains a Latin phrase meaning "Nothing Without Providence." (It also features snow-capped mountains.)

  • Nebraska
  • Colorado
  • Maine

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Massachusetts

16. According to the Latin phrasing on this seal, this early state is actually a republic. Which is it?

  • Arizona
  • Hawaii
  • Massachusetts

CORRECT!

You are doing great. Keep going!

INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Maryland

17. This state seal features an Italian phrase meaning "Strong deeds, gentle words" and the coat of arms of a British aristocratic family:

  • Wyoming
  • Maryland
  • Alabama

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