U.S. State Flags (no images) by BarkerC

Champion(s):

McGeeDean
pro vexillis


Runner(s)-Up:

SpoeriJ
I cannot sanction your buffoonery.


Quiz Description

Given non-visual clues, answer the following about current (and former) U.S. state flags. All 12 answers will be the names of U.S. states.

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1 McGeeDean 441 98 15
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2 SpoeriJ 383 96 15
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3 KelsoT 375 94 15
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4 HightB 368 92 15
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5 RichmondJ 365 90 15
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6 CoenM 350 88 15
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7 PerryS 342 86 15
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8 RobinJRichards 341 84 15
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9 BlakeSM 336 81 15
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9 Neil 336 81 15
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11 KaufmanK 327 77 15
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11 BeningoS 327 77 15
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14 MercureT 300 72 15
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15 GrahamJ 299 70 15
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16 CurryA 296 68 15
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Questions:

The official name of this state's red, white, and blue flag is "triangular swallowtail".

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Ohio

In 2010, a change in state law mandated that three drops of blood be visible on the "pelican in her piety" seal on this state's flag.

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Louisiana

The blue and gold flag of this state is the only one to currently have a different image on its reverse side, that of a beaver.

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Oregon

The official legal description of this state's flag is: "A crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white. The bars forming the cross shall be not less than six inches broad, and must extend diagonally across the flag from side to side."

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Alabama

This state is the only U.S. state with a flag with a green field is also the only U.S. state to feature an image of a U.S. President on it.

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Washington

This state's flag is based on the Revolutionary War era "Moultrie flag" but added an image of the state tree in 1861.

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South Carolina

A compromise meant that from 2001-2003, this state's flag featured miniature versions of thirteen-star U.S. "Betsy Ross" flag; the first state flag (from before 1879); the 1920–1956 state flag; the controversial 1956 version of the state flag; and the current fifty-star U.S. flag. A 2001 survey of the North American Vexillological Association ranked it the worst flag in the U.S. by a "wide margin."

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Georgia

From 1909-1992, this state's flag featured its nickname "The Sunshine State."

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South Dakota

A silver star, two sprays of green sagebrush, and the phrase "Battle Born" all appear in the upper left corner of this state's flag.

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Nevada

Monarch, the last of his species to be found in the state, is said to be the model for the animal at the center of this state's flag, adopted in its current form in 1911.

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California

This state's flag features the dates May 20, 1775 and April 12, 1776, which are the dates of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and the Halifax Resolves, bolstering this state's claims to early support for American independence.

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North Carolina

“By the sword we seek peace, but peace under liberty” is the translation of the Latin motto on this state's flag, which also featured a disembodied arm holding a sword, just to make sure you get the point.

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Massachusetts