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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.

  • Question of

    Did the state get its name from the Indians?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What is the capital?

    • Omaha
    • Lincoln
    • Kearney
  • Question of

    Was the capital named after a U.S. President?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What is its nickname?

    • The Flat Water State
    • Nebraska Territory State
    • The Cornhusker State
  • Question of

    What is the state song?

    • Beautiful Nebraska
    • My Nebraska
    • Nebraska
  • Question of

    What is the state flower?

    • Goldenrod
    • Carnation
    • Yellow daisy
  • Question of

    What is the state bird?

    • Woodpecker
    • Western meadowlark
    • Woodland thrush
  • Question of

    What is the state tree?

    • Grand oak
    • Elm
    • Cottonwood
  • Question of

    What is the state animal?

    • White-tailed deer
    • Mule
    • Wild horse
  • Question of

    What is the state fish?

    • Mackerel
    • Trout
    • Channel catfish

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