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Learning About the U.S. State of Nevada

Nevada got its name from a Spanish word that means “snow-clad” and referred to the snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada. It became the 36th state to enter the Union. The state consists of semiarid grasslands and sandy deserts. Upon its vast plains sheep and cattle graze. The state grew in population when silver was discovered in 1859 and mining of silver, gold, copper, and other minerals still goes on today. Today the main attraction for tourists is gambling in the cities of Las Vegas and Reno.

  • Question of

    Does the name Nevada mean snow clad?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do tourists head for Nevada to gamble in Las Vegas and Reno?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What is the state’s capital?

    • Reno
    • Carson City
    • Henderson
  • Question of

    What is the state’s nickname?

    • Gambling State
    • Desert State
    • Sagebrush State
  • Question of

    What is the state song?

    • My Home Nevada
    • Nevada
    • Come to Nevada
  • Question of

    What is the state flower?

    • Sagebrush
    • Cactus
    • Yellow hay flower
  • Question of

    What is the state bird?

    • Thrush
    • Mountain bluebird
    • Desert woodpecker
  • Question of

    What is the state tree?

    • Bristlecone pine
    • Desert pine
    • Mountain pine
  • Question of

    What is the state animal?

    • Desert goat
    • Desert bighorn sheep
    • Desert mules
  • Question of

    What is the state fish?

    • Lahontan cutthroat trout
    • Little shark
    • Rainbow trout

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