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Learning About the U.S. State of Minnesota

Throughout the state of Minnesota, there are over 12,000 lakes. The state got its name from the Dakota (Sioux) Indian word for the Minnesota River where “minni” means water and “sotah” means “sky-tinted”. Minnesota borders Canada and Lake Superior which is the largest of the Great Lakes. Its “Twin Cities” are Minneapolis and the capital of the state Saint Paul.

  • Question of

    Are there more than 12,000 lakes in the state?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Did the state get named after the Minnesota River?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What is its capital?

    • Minneapolis
    • Duluth
    • Saint Paul
  • Question of

    What is the state song?

    • My Minnesota
    • Hail! Minnsota
    • Minnesota Home
  • Question of

    What is the state flower?

    • Showy lady’s slippers
    • White moonblossom
    • Daisy
  • Question of

    What is the state bird?

    • Common loon
    • Mallard duck
    • Thrush
  • Question of

    What is the state tree?

    • Willow
    • Red pine
    • Birch
  • Question of

    What is the state animal?

    • White-tailed deer
    • Lone wolf
    • Woodchuck
  • Question of

    What is the state’s nickname?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Twin Cities State
    • North Star State

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