So You Know Capitals!
So You Know Capitals! for Mac is compatible with Snow Leopard (10.6) and higher.

So You Know Capitals! for Windows is compatible with Win 7 and higher.

Windows Version 1.1.0 uses an installer.

Brief Description:
So You Know Capitals! was developed to help you learn the names of (U.S.A.) State and Country capitals. You can choose to test your knowledge of state capitals or country capitals.


Above you can see that a test of state capitals is underway. (The Cocoa screenshot is a little bit different.) The fifth state to pick the capital is Pennsylvania. The answer is one of the ten multiple choices shown in the drop-down menu.


Above you can see that a test of country capitals is underway. The fifth country to pick the capital is Papua New Guinea. Note that the user has gotten four correct answers so far in both tests (five points per correct answer, minus one point per incorrect answer). It is expected that it is a challenge for someone to get 100 points in the state capital test and very unusual to get 100 points in the country capital test.

When you click on the "Start Test" button, a state or country is selected at random from the Maintenance window information and displayed. Select a capital from the drop-down menu (click on the down arrow to see the choices) and click on the "My Answer" button. If your answer is correct, you will be awarded five points and the next state/country will be displayed automatically after one second. If your answer is incorrect, you will be penalized one point and the correct answer will be displayed. Click on the "Next" button to continue the test. The test is twenty capitals. At the end of the test, your score is compared to scores in the High Scores windows. If your score is above zero and in the top ten scores, your name and score are added to the High Scores table. You can change a name by double-clicking the name, retyping the name and pressing the "Return" key. High Scores information is saved between sessions. If you decide to clear High Scores, you are asked to verify that this was intentional.


Above you see the State Capital Maintenance window.


Above you see the Country Capital Maintenance window. At present there are 193 countries. This information changes as capitals move or are established (one capital is moving right now and one country has no official capital).

There is a button in each Maintenance window which can be pressed to revert to the default information. Double-click on a cell to edit the information. There are also buttons to add and delete rows. Updated information is saved between sessions.

Sound is supported. You can turn sound on/off using the "Sound" menu item. Sound and State/Country test choices are saved between sessions.

Have fun learning your capitals. You may want to find out more information about the states and countries and their capitals using the internet.

Click here to download Version 1.5.0 (2.1 MB) for Mac (OS 10.6 or later, zipped).

Click here to download Version 1.1.0 (1.3 MB) for Win 7, Win 8, and Win 10.