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QUIZ: How much do you know about poverty in the states?


A homeless man sleeping on a bench in Brooklyn this month. (Spencer Platt/GETTY IMAGES)

It seems that every time some new ranking comes out, some know-it-all always finds the whole thing so obvious.

Chicago’s the murder capital? Uh, yeah. Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana have the highest sales taxes? Figures. Wisconsin is home to the most rabid football fans? Two words: Green Bay. Fine. We get it. You’re brilliant.

The Census today released state data on poverty from last year and rather than produce yet another writeup of a report, we figured we’d have some fun — and force you to confront your own genius.

Go ahead, have at it: How well do you know the state of poverty in the states?

(Note: Sarcasm aside, we love you, dear reader! Also, the scores aren’t logged because we think you’re a bunch of cheaters and have no way to check for that.)

Niraj Chokshi is a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post.

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