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  • 1. 

    Which U.S. state is nicknamed the "Silver State"?

    • A.

      Nevada

    • B.

      California

    • C.

      Colorado

    • D.

      Wyoming

    Correct Answer
    A. Nevada
    Explanation
    Nevada is nicknamed the "Silver State" because it was a major producer of silver during the late 19th century. The state's mining industry, particularly the Comstock Lode, contributed significantly to the silver production in the United States. This nickname reflects the historical importance of silver mining in Nevada's economy and its association with the precious metal.

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  • 2. 

    Which U.S. state is known as the "Sugar State" or "Pelican State"?

    • A.

      Louisiana

    • B.

      Georgia

    • C.

      Florida

    • D.

      Montana

    Correct Answer
    A. Louisiana
    Explanation
    Louisiana is known as the "Sugar State" because it is one of the largest producers of sugar cane in the United States. The state's warm climate and fertile soil make it ideal for growing sugar cane. Additionally, Louisiana is also referred to as the "Pelican State" because of the large population of pelicans that inhabit the coastal areas of the state. The pelican is also the official state bird of Louisiana.

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  • 3. 

    What state is known as the "Peace Garden State"?

    • A.

      Colorado

    • B.

      North Dakota

    • C.

      Montana

    • D.

      Alaska

    Correct Answer
    B. North Dakota
    Explanation
    North Dakota is known as the "Peace Garden State" because it is home to the International Peace Garden, a symbol of peace and friendship between the United States and Canada. The garden is located on the border between North Dakota and Manitoba, Canada, and features beautiful gardens, sculptures, and memorials dedicated to peace. It is a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of peace and cooperation between the two countries.

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  • 4. 

    Which Midwestern state became the 19th state of the United States?

    • A.

      Illinois

    • B.

      Michigan

    • C.

      Ohio

    • D.

      Indiana

    Correct Answer
    D. Indiana
    Explanation
    Indiana became the 19th state of the United States.

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  • 5. 

    Which state's motto is "You've got a friend in _"?

    • A.

      Ohio

    • B.

      Pennsylvania

    • C.

      Iowa

    • D.

      West Virginia

    Correct Answer
    B. Pennsylvania
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania's motto is "You've got a friend in Pennsylvania." This motto highlights the state's friendly and welcoming nature, suggesting that anyone who visits or lives in Pennsylvania will find a friend there.

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  • 6. 

    Bemidji and Duluth are in what state?

    • A.

      Wisconsin

    • B.

      Illinois

    • C.

      Michigan

    • D.

      Minnesota

    Correct Answer
    D. Minnesota
    Explanation
    Bemidji and Duluth are both cities located in the state of Minnesota. Minnesota is known for its beautiful landscapes, including its many lakes and forests. Bemidji is home to Lake Bemidji, while Duluth is situated on the shores of Lake Superior. Both cities offer a variety of outdoor activities and are popular tourist destinations.

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  • 7. 

    Which U.S. state is known as the lightning capital?

    • A.

      New Hampshire

    • B.

      Kansas

    • C.

      Alaska

    • D.

      Florida

    Correct Answer
    D. Florida
    Explanation
    Florida is known as the lightning capital because it experiences the highest frequency of lightning strikes in the United States. The state's warm and humid climate, combined with its geographic location and proximity to the ocean, creates the perfect conditions for thunderstorms and lightning activity. Florida's flat terrain and large open spaces also contribute to the high number of lightning strikes. Additionally, the state's extensive coastline and numerous bodies of water further enhance the chances of lightning occurrences.

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  • 8. 

    What state is famous for fried chicken, corn, and blue crabs?

    • A.

      Maryland

    • B.

      Delaware

    • C.

      New Jersey

    • D.

      Virginia

    Correct Answer
    A. Maryland
    Explanation
    Maryland is famous for its delicious fried chicken, corn, and blue crabs. The state is known for its unique style of frying chicken, which involves marinating the chicken in a buttermilk-based mixture and then coating it with a seasoned flour mixture before frying it to perfection. Maryland is also known for its sweet and flavorful corn, which is a popular summer staple. Additionally, the state is famous for its blue crabs, which are harvested from the Chesapeake Bay and are a beloved delicacy in Maryland cuisine.

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  • 9. 

    Which state is home to Bryce Canyon?

    • A.

      Nevada

    • B.

      New Mexico

    • C.

      Arizona

    • D.

      Utah

    Correct Answer
    D. Utah
    Explanation
    Bryce Canyon is located in Utah.

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  • 10. 

    Where is the mouth of the Susquehanna River?

    • A.

      Pennsylvania

    • B.

      Virginia

    • C.

      Maryland

    • D.

      New Jersey

    Correct Answer
    C. Maryland
    Explanation
    The mouth of the Susquehanna River is located in Maryland. This river flows through multiple states, including Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New Jersey, but it ultimately empties into the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

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  • 11. 

    What three states include Yellowstone National Park?

    • A.

      Wyoming, Montana, And Idaho

    • B.

      Oregon, California, And Idaho

    • C.

      Montana, South Dakota, And Wyoming

    • D.

      Wyoming, Colorado, And Utah

    Correct Answer
    A. Wyoming, Montana, And Idaho
    Explanation
    Yellowstone National Park is located in three states: Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. These states share borders with the park and have portions of the park within their boundaries. Therefore, the correct answer is Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.

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  • 12. 

    Which state has the motto, "Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine"?

    • A.

      Missouri

    • B.

      Mississippi

    • C.

      Maryland

    • D.

      Montana

    Correct Answer
    C. Maryland
    Explanation
    The state of Maryland has the motto "Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine." This Italian phrase translates to "Manly Deeds, Womanly Words." This motto reflects the values and ideals of the state, emphasizing the importance of both action and communication. It suggests that Maryland values not only strength and courage but also the power of words and diplomacy.

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  • 13. 

    Which state in the U.S. is bordered by: Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia?

    • A.

      Tennessee

    • B.

      South Carolina

    • C.

      Florida

    • D.

      West Virginia

    Correct Answer
    A. Tennessee
    Explanation
    Tennessee is the correct answer because it is the only state among the options that is bordered by Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. The other options do not share borders with all of these states.

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  • 14. 

    What U.S. state is known as the "Palmetto State"?

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      Georgia

    • C.

      Arizona

    • D.

      South Carolina

    Correct Answer
    D. South Carolina
    Explanation
    South Carolina is known as the "Palmetto State" because of its state tree, the Sabal palmetto, which is a type of palm tree. The palmetto tree has historical significance in South Carolina as it was used during the American Revolution to fortify the state's defenses against British attacks. The tree's strong and flexible wood was able to absorb cannonball impacts, thus protecting the soldiers behind the fortifications. This event led to the adoption of the palmetto tree as a symbol of resilience and strength, earning South Carolina its nickname.

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  • 15. 

    Which state is known as the "Tall Corn State"?

    • A.

      Texas

    • B.

      Nebraska

    • C.

      Iowa

    • D.

      Kansas

    Correct Answer
    C. Iowa
    Explanation
    Iowa is known as the "Tall Corn State" because it is one of the leading producers of corn in the United States. The state's fertile soil and favorable climate make it ideal for growing corn, and Iowa's farmers have been cultivating this crop for many years. The tall corn refers to the height that the corn plants can reach in Iowa's fields, showcasing the state's agricultural prowess and its significant contribution to the corn industry.

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