What Are The State Symbols?

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For those who live outside of the United States, you may be shocked to hear that there are a lot of state symbols recognised by state legislatures that have been chosen by U. S. Polities. Do you know them?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the Texas State Reptile?

    • A.

      Rattle Snake

    • B.

      Snapping Turtle

    • C.

      Horned Lizard

    • D.

      Burrowing Toad

    Correct Answer
    C. Horned Lizard
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Horned Lizard. The Texas State Reptile is the Horned Lizard. This lizard is known for its unique appearance, with its spiky body and horns on its head. It is also commonly referred to as the "horny toad" or "horned frog." The Horned Lizard is a native species to Texas and is recognized as an important symbol of the state's wildlife.

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  • 2. 

    What is the State Tree?

    • A.

      Mesquite

    • B.

      Pecan

    • C.

      Cedar

    • D.

      Live Oak

    Correct Answer
    B. Pecan
    Explanation
    The state tree refers to the official tree that represents a particular state. In this case, the correct answer is Pecan, which suggests that the Pecan tree is the state tree being referred to.

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  • 3. 

    What is the State Fish?

    • A.

      Flathead Catfish

    • B.

      Green Sunfish

    • C.

      Rio Grande Cichlid

    • D.

      Guadalupe Bass

    Correct Answer
    D. Guadalupe Bass
    Explanation
    The Guadalupe Bass is the state fish of Texas. It is a species of bass that is native to the Guadalupe River in Texas. It is a popular game fish and is known for its vibrant colors and aggressive nature. The Guadalupe Bass is an important part of the ecosystem in Texas rivers and is highly valued by anglers for its sport fishing qualities.

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  • 4. 

    What is the State Flower?   

    • A.

      Cotton blossom

    • B.

      Sunflower

    • C.

      Bluebonnet

    • D.

      Indian Blanket

    Correct Answer
    C. Bluebonnet
    Explanation
    Bluebonnet is the correct answer because it is the state flower of Texas. Bluebonnets are a type of wildflower that bloom in the spring and are known for their vibrant blue color. They are a symbol of Texas and can be found throughout the state, particularly in fields and along highways. Bluebonnets are cherished by Texans and are often associated with the beauty and pride of the state.

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  • 5. 

    What is the State Bird?

    • A.

      Blue Jay

    • B.

      Roadrunner

    • C.

      Rio Grande Turkey

    • D.

      Mockingbird

    Correct Answer
    D. Mockingbird
    Explanation
    The mockingbird is the state bird because it is known for its ability to mimic the songs of other birds. It is a common bird found throughout the United States, including in many southern states where it is the state bird. The mockingbird's ability to imitate other birds' songs is considered a symbol of its adaptability and intelligence. It is also known for its beautiful singing voice, making it a popular choice for state bird.

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  • 6. 

    What is the State Gem?

    • A.

      Blue Topaz

    • B.

      Star Garnet

    • C.

      Gulf Coast Emerald

    • D.

      Rhodonite

    Correct Answer
    A. Blue Topaz
    Explanation
    Blue Topaz is the correct answer because it is a gemstone that is commonly associated with the state. It is often used in jewelry and is known for its beautiful blue color. Blue Topaz is also the official state gemstone of Texas, which further supports its status as the correct answer to the question.

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  • 7. 

    What is the State Plant?

    • A.

      Prickly Pear Cactus

    • B.

      Mealycup Sage

    • C.

      Russian Thistle (tumbleweed)

    • D.

      Yellow Rose

    Correct Answer
    A. Prickly Pear Cactus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Prickly Pear Cactus. The Prickly Pear Cactus is the state plant of Texas. It is a type of cactus that is native to the state and is known for its distinctive paddle-shaped pads and colorful flowers. The cactus is well adapted to the arid climate of Texas and can be found in various habitats across the state. It is also a popular plant in landscaping and is often used in gardens and xeriscapes.

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  • 8. 

    What is the State Dinosaur?

    • A.

      Albertosaurus

    • B.

      Alamosaurus

    • C.

      Pleurocoelus

    • D.

      Iguanodon

    Correct Answer
    C. Pleurocoelus
    Explanation
    Pleurocoelus is the correct answer because it is a dinosaur species that was discovered in the state mentioned in the question. It is important to note that Pleurocoelus is considered a state dinosaur because it has been designated as such by the state government or recognized as a significant dinosaur species in that particular state.

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  • 9. 

    What is the State Flying Mammal?

    • A.

      Fruit Bat

    • B.

      Long Eared Bat

    • C.

      Vampire Bat

    • D.

      Mexican Free-tailed Bat

    Correct Answer
    D. Mexican Free-tailed Bat
    Explanation
    The Mexican Free-tailed Bat is considered the State Flying Mammal because it is the official mammal of the state of Texas in the United States. This bat species is known for its long, narrow wings and its ability to fly at high speeds. They are commonly found in caves and can travel long distances in search of food. The Mexican Free-tailed Bat plays an important role in pollination and insect control, making it a significant species in the ecosystem.

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  • 10. 

    What is the State Shrub?       (State Native Shrub is Texas Sage) 

    • A.

      Crape Myrtle

    • B.

      Agave

    • C.

      Indian Hawthorne

    • D.

      Texas Lantana

    Correct Answer
    A. Crape Myrtle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Crape Myrtle. This is because the question is asking for the state shrub, and the state native shrub is Texas Sage. Crape Myrtle is not mentioned as the state shrub or native shrub, so it is the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    What is the State Shell?

    • A.

      Sand Dollar

    • B.

      Lightning Whelk

    • C.

      Paper Fig

    • D.

      King's Crown

    Correct Answer
    B. Lightning Whelk
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lightning Whelk. The Lightning Whelk is the State Shell, which means it is the official shell of a particular state. It is often chosen as a state symbol because it is native to the region and holds cultural or historical significance. In this case, the Lightning Whelk is likely the official shell of a specific state.

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  • 12. 

    What is the State Stone?

    • A.

      Granite

    • B.

      Blue Quartz

    • C.

      Petrified Palmwood

    • D.

      Coprolite

    Correct Answer
    C. Petrified Palmwood
    Explanation
    Petrified Palmwood is the state stone because it is a type of fossilized wood that is found in various states, such as Texas and Louisiana. It is formed when the wood is buried under sediment and over time, minerals replace the organic material, resulting in a stone-like appearance. Petrified Palmwood is significant as it provides important insights into the ancient history and geology of the region. Additionally, it is often used in jewelry and decorative items due to its unique patterns and colors.

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  • 13. 

    What is the State Vegetable?

    • A.

      "Chipper" Potato

    • B.

      Red Sails Lettuce

    • C.

      Tendersweet Carrot

    • D.

      Sweet Onion

    Correct Answer
    D. Sweet Onion
    Explanation
    The state vegetable refers to the official vegetable designated by a particular state. In this case, the correct answer is "Sweet Onion," indicating that the state vegetable being referred to is the sweet onion.

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  • 14. 

    What is the State Folk Dance 

    • A.

      Square Dance

    • B.

      Two Step

    • C.

      Cotton Eyed Joe

    • D.

      Waltz

    Correct Answer
    A. Square Dance
    Explanation
    Square Dance is the correct answer because it is a type of folk dance that originated in the United States. It is a social dance that is performed by a group of people in a square formation, with each person facing the center of the square. Square Dance is characterized by its lively and energetic movements, often accompanied by traditional American folk music. It is a popular dance form in many parts of the United States and is often performed at social gatherings and events.

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  • 15. 

    What is the State Dish?

    • A.

      Barbeque

    • B.

      Chicken Fried Steak

    • C.

      T-Bone Steak

    • D.

      Chili

    Correct Answer
    D. Chili
    Explanation
    Chili is often considered the state dish in many regions, particularly in Texas. It is a popular and iconic dish that is deeply rooted in Texan cuisine and culture. Chili is a spicy stew made with meat, chili peppers, beans, and various spices. It has a long history and is often associated with Tex-Mex cuisine. The popularity and significance of chili in Texas make it a fitting choice for the state dish.

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  • 16. 

    What is the State Insect?

    • A.

      Monarch Butterfly

    • B.

      Fire Ant

    • C.

      Mosquito

    • D.

      Cicada Killer

    Correct Answer
    A. Monarch Butterfly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Monarch Butterfly. The question is asking for the state insect, which refers to a specific insect that has been officially designated as the representative insect of a particular state. In this case, the Monarch Butterfly has been chosen as the state insect for certain states in the United States, including Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia. This choice is often based on the insect's significance to the state's ecosystem, cultural importance, or economic value.

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  • 17. 

    What is the State Fruit?

    • A.

      Texas Red Grapefruit

    • B.

      Lone Star Pear

    • C.

      Concord Grape

    • D.

      Red River Strawberry

    Correct Answer
    A. Texas Red Grapefruit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Texas Red Grapefruit because it is specifically mentioned as the state fruit of Texas.

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  • 18. 

    What is the State Small Mammal?

    • A.

      Raccoon

    • B.

      Armadillo

    • C.

      Skunk

    • D.

      Prairie Dog

    Correct Answer
    B. Armadillo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Armadillo because it is a small mammal that is native to the Americas. Armadillos are known for their armored shell, which protects them from predators. They are mainly found in warm regions and have a diet consisting of insects, small vertebrates, and plants. Armadillos are nocturnal animals and are known for their digging abilities, using their strong claws to create burrows. They are adaptable creatures and can be found in a variety of habitats, including grasslands, forests, and deserts.

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  • 19. 

    What is the State Large Mammal?

    • A.

      Whitetailed Deer

    • B.

      Palomino

    • C.

      Buffalo

    • D.

      Longhorn

    Correct Answer
    D. Longhorn
    Explanation
    The state large mammal referred to in the question is the Longhorn. Longhorns are a breed of cattle known for their distinctive long horns, which can span up to 7 feet. They have a rich history in the state of Texas and are often associated with the cowboy culture. Longhorns are known for their adaptability and resilience, making them a fitting choice as the state large mammal.

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  • 20. 

    What is the State Instrument?

    • A.

      Piano

    • B.

      Guitar

    • C.

      Fiddle

    • D.

      Banjo

    Correct Answer
    B. Guitar
    Explanation
    The state instrument is the guitar. This means that the guitar is a musical instrument that is associated with a particular state. It could be that the guitar is widely played and recognized in that state, or it may have cultural or historical significance to the state. Without further context, it is difficult to determine the specific reason why the guitar is considered the state instrument.

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  • 21. 

    What is the State Cooking Implement?

    • A.

      Dutch Oven

    • B.

      Skillet

    • C.

      Pressure Cooker

    • D.

      Chili Pot

    Correct Answer
    A. Dutch Oven
    Explanation
    A Dutch Oven is a type of cooking implement that is commonly used in the state. It is a heavy-duty pot with a tight-fitting lid that is typically made of cast iron. Dutch ovens are versatile and can be used for a variety of cooking methods such as baking, braising, and stewing. They are often used for cooking traditional dishes in the state and are a popular choice among chefs and home cooks alike.

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  • 22. 

    What is the State Snack?

    • A.

      Dried Deer Sausage

    • B.

      Beef Jerky

    • C.

      Chips & Salsa

    • D.

      Texas Caviar

    Correct Answer
    C. Chips & Salsa
    Explanation
    Chips & Salsa is likely the correct answer because it is a popular snack in many regions, including Texas. It is often served as an appetizer or snack in Tex-Mex cuisine and is commonly associated with the state. Dried Deer Sausage and Beef Jerky are also popular snacks, but they may not be specific to Texas. Texas Caviar, on the other hand, is a dish made with black-eyed peas and is not typically considered a snack.

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  • 23. 

    What is the State Molecule?

    • A.

      Basketane

    • B.

      Methanol

    • C.

      Buckyball

    • D.

      Octane

    Correct Answer
    C. Buckyball
    Explanation
    A buckyball, also known as a fullerene, is a molecule composed entirely of carbon atoms arranged in a hollow sphere or cage-like structure. It is named after the architect Buckminster Fuller, due to its resemblance to his geodesic dome designs. Buckyballs have unique properties and have been the subject of extensive research due to their potential applications in various fields, including medicine and electronics. Therefore, buckyball is the correct answer for the state molecule.

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  • 24. 

    What is the State Pepper?        (State Native Pepper is Chiltepin)

    • A.

      Tabasco

    • B.

      Serrano

    • C.

      Habanero

    • D.

      Jalapeno

    Correct Answer
    D. Jalapeno
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jalapeno. This is because the question is asking for the state pepper, and the state native pepper is Chiltepin. Since Jalapeno is not mentioned as the state native pepper, it can be inferred that it is the correct answer.

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  • 25. 

    What is the State Grass?

    • A.

      Buffalo Grass

    • B.

      Sideoats Grama

    • C.

      Switchgrass

    • D.

      Texas Blue Grass

    Correct Answer
    B. Sideoats Grama
    Explanation
    Sideoats Grama is the correct answer for the State Grass. This grass is native to North America and is commonly found in the Great Plains region. It is known for its ability to withstand drought and its importance in providing forage for livestock. Sideoats Grama is also recognized for its ornamental value and is often used in landscaping.

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