Learning About the U.S. State of Nebraska

Nebraska gets its name from an Indian word meaning “flat water” after The Platte River that flows through the state. The Nebraska Territory was formed in 1854 at the same time as the Kansas Territory. Nebraska became the 37th state. The state got its nickname when the corn in the state was harvested and “husked” by hand before husking machines were invented. The capital, Lincoln, was named after the 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

  • Did the state get its name from the Indians?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is the capital?

    • Omaha
    • Lincoln
    • Kearney
  • Was the capital named after a U.S. President?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is its nickname?

    • The Flat Water State
    • Nebraska Territory State
    • The Cornhusker State
  • What is the state song?

    • Beautiful Nebraska
    • My Nebraska
    • Nebraska
  • What is the state flower?

    • Goldenrod
    • Carnation
    • Yellow daisy
  • What is the state bird?

    • Woodpecker
    • Western meadowlark
    • Woodland thrush
  • What is the state tree?

    • Grand oak
    • Elm
    • Cottonwood
  • What is the state animal?

    • White-tailed deer
    • Mule
    • Wild horse
  • What is the state fish?

    • Mackerel
    • Trout
    • Channel catfish

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