States of Play

See if you can use the map below to guess which state answers the following clues.
When you answer the first question, the second one will appear!

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Jimmy Carter was a peanut farmer before he became the only president elected from this state.

Which state are we talking about? Georgia. Carter ran the family peanut farm in Plains, Georgia, before becoming governor in 1970. He was elected president in 1976.

Georgia
Missouri
Nevada
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This state is home to the the nation's highest mountain, which was named after the nation's 25th president.

Which state are we talking about? Alaska. Mount McKinley is the highest peak in North America. It is also known as Denali.

California
Alaska
Oklahoma
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If you want a grilled cheese sandwich, go to this state which leads the nation in cheese production.

Which state are we talking about? Wisconsin. No wonder Green Bay Packers fans are called ''cheese heads.'' Their state produces 25 percent of all cheese made in the United States.

Florida
S. Carolina
Wisconsin
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Roses are the flower of choice in this state on the first Saturday in May when a famous horse race is run.

Which state are we talking about? Kentucky. The Kentucky Derby is sometimes called "the most exciting two minutes in sports." It has been run for 137 years.

Washington
Kentucky
Michigan
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If you want to hit some golf balls, head to this state which has the highest number of golf courses of any state.

Which state are we talking about? Florida. With more than 1,000 courses the Sunshine State wins this hands down.

N. Carolina
Delaware
Florida
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While the Wright Brothers were born in Ohio, they first flew in this state.

Which state are we talking about? North Carolina. The sand dunes of Kill Devil Hills, near the town of Kitty Hawk, were the site of Orville and Wilbur's first controlled airplane flights in December 1903.

N. Carolina
Missouri
Michigan
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A replica of the Mayflower can be toured near where the original ship first landed in this state in 1620.

Which state are we talking about? Massachusetts. The original voyage took 66 days. We can only imagine how many times the kids onboard said ''Are we there yet?''

Nevada
Massachu-
setts
S. Carolina
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This state is home to the Great Salt Lake, the largest salt water lake in the western hemisphere.

Which state are we talking about? Utah. The lake covers about 1,700 miles and is far tastier than the Great Pepper Lake would be.

Wisconsin
Montana
Utah
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This state, the largest in size in the lower 48 states, is also the largest wind power producer.

Which state are we talking about? Texas. It is also home to the Roscoe Wind Farm, the world's largest wind farm.

Texas
Oklahoma
Colorado
10

The Sears Tower, the tallest building in the United States, soars above the Chicago skyline in this state.

Which state are we talking about? Illinois. The building is now officially called the Willis Tower, but most people call it by the name it had when it was completed in 1973.

Illinois
Washington
Missouri

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SOURCE: Staff reports. GRAPHIC: Laura Stanton, Tracy Grant and Kat Downs - The Washington Post.
Published June 15, 2011.

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