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Learning About the U.S. State of New Mexico

It was in 1540 that Coronado, the Spanish conquistador explored the area that is today New Mexico looking for the fabled seven cities of gold. New Mexico is the 47th state that entered the Union. The state was part of the “Old West” and known for its cowboys and cattle drives. It is a state rich with artwork and culture influenced by the Apache Indians. This is a state that has color and art, music and dance, amazing landscapes, and a heritage of Indian, Anglo, and Hispanic cultures. New Mexico is home to the amazing Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The state has diverse terrain including the Chihuahuan Desert and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

  • Was New Mexico part of the Old West?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Does the state have both desert and mountains?

    • Yes
    • Yes
  • Is it home to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park?

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

    • Santa Fe
    • Alberquerque
    • Carlsbad
  • What is the state’s nickname?

    • Old West State
    • Land of Enchantment
    • Culture State
  • What is the state song?

    • New Mexico
    • My New Mexico
    • O Fair New Mexico
  • What is the state flower?

    • Yucca flower
    • Peony
    • Desert rose
  • What is the state bird?

    • Thrush
    • Roadrunner
    • Pigeon
  • What is the state tree?

    • Orange tree
    • Pinyon tree
    • Hemlock
  • What is the state animal?

    • Desert fox
    • Mule
    • American black bear
  • What is the state fish?

    • Pirranah
    • Halibut
    • Cutthroat trout

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