Remember when you were in school and had to memorize all the states and their respective capitals?

Could you still do it, without having to look them up? What about state nicknames? Did you know most states have several, and "official" nicknames often change? How many state nicknames do you know?

Well, for the next five weeks, The Ardmoreite will give you a chance to test your knowledge (or best guesses). Each Monday, we'll provide a list of 10 states. Then, so you can grade yourself, you'll find the answers in the following Tuesday's edition.

You may find you know more than you think.

Good luck!

1. Alabama

2. Mississippi

3. Kansas

4. Arizona

5. West Virginia

6. Florida

7. California

8. Idaho

9. Minnesota

10. Oklahoma