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Learning About the U.S. State of Hawaii

The Hawaiian islands were settled by Polynesians who were sailing from other Pacific islands. It was British Captain James Cook who gave these islands the name The Sandwich Islands. With the sugar and pineapple industries, Hawaii was doing more business with the U.S. The islands became a U.S. territory in 1900 and became the 50th state in 1959.

Hawaii has eight main islands Hawaii, Kahoolawe, Maui, Lani, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau,. The mild climate of the islands is good for their chief products cane sugar, pineapple, and flowers. Also grown are coffee beans, bananas, and macadamia nuts. Their largest source of outside income is tourism.

The highest peak is Mauna Kea and the largest volcanic mountain is Mauna Loa.

  • Does Hawaii consist of eight main islands?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Is Hawaii the largest of the islands?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Was the state settled by Polynesians?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is the state’s nickname?

    • Pineapple State
    • Sugar Cane State
    • The Aloha State
  • What is the capital?

    • Honolulu
    • Hilo
    • Lahaina
  • What is the state song?

    • Blue Hawaii
    • Hawai’I Pono’i
    • Hawaii
  • What is the state flower?

    • Chrysanthemum
    • Yellow Hibiscus
    • Wild rose
  • What is the state bird?

    • Quail
    • Partridge
    • Nene
  • What is the state tree?

    • Plum tree
    • Hazelnut tree
    • Candlenut tree
  • What is the state animal?

    • Monk seal
    • Dolphin
    • Sealion
  • What is the state fish?

    • Reef triggerfish
    • Coral fish
    • Goldfish

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