State Flag Quiz
All Star Flags - State Flag Quiz
How well do you know the history of your state’s flag? Every state has an interesting story behind how its official flag came to be. While many states adapted regimental flags from the days of early statehood, other states held contests to come up with a design for their flags. Flag designs are composed of interesting details about a state, like mottos or important dates, as well as physical characteristics of the land or its inhabitants.
First, read the story behind each state’s flag. Then take the quiz below and see how you do!
1. Name the only state flag that features a former US president.
2. The state flag of Alaska has a constellation on it. Name it.
3. Which state flag features artwork in the shape of a diamond representing it as the country’s only diamond-producing state?
4. The state flag of Hawaii has eight alternating red, white, and blue stripes on it. What do they represent?
5. This flag, like many others, features its state seal. Name the only state seal designed by a woman.
6. The New Jersey state flag includes the Goddess Ceres holding a basket full of food. Because of this rich agricultural history, what is New Jersey’s nickname?
7. The Rhode Island state flag features an anchor with the state motto beneath it. What do they both represent?
8. Which state flag pictured the white lady’s slipper flowers, not native to the state, on it before being corrected in 1957?
9. This state joined the Confederacy in 1861 and still retains its Confederate heritage on its present-day flag. Which state is it?
10. This state flag’s focal point is based on a Native American sun symbol discovered on a 19th century water jar. Name the state.
11. Which state is the only American state flag that is not rectangular in shape?
12. This state, other than Florida, was known as “The Sunshine State” and featured these words on its flag until 1992. Which state is it?
13. This flag has a copper star in the center of it symbolizing this state as the country’s largest producer of copper. Name the state.
14. The date on this state’s flag “December 7, 1787” is representative of the date the state ratified the US Constitution as the first official state to join the Union. Which state is it?
15. One of the main elements of this state’s flag is a palm tree. Name the state.
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1) Washington; 2) The Big Dipper; 3) Arkansas; 4) The main islands in the chain: Hawaii, Kahoolawe, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, and Oahu; 5) Idaho; 6) The Garden State; 7) Hope; 8) Minnesota; 9) Mississippi; 10) New Mexico; 11) Ohio; 12) South Dakota; 13) Arizona; 14) Delaware; 15) South Carolina
By Chad Creech, All Star Flags