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Learning About the U.S. State of North Carolina

North Carolina is known for the famous Lost Colony of Roanoke Island which was the first European settlement there. The settlers all vanished after 1587. The state was named in honor of King Charles I, of England since Carolus is Latin for Charles. North Caroline is known as the Tar Heel State. Two interesting things about this state are that they have a state carnivorous plant and also a state dog, you’ll have to guess what they are. The capital of the state is Raleigh. 

  • Was the first European settlement the Lost Colony?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Who was the state named for?

    • Queen Carolina
    • King Charles I
    • King Carlos
  • What is its nickname?

    • Sunshine State
    • Lost Colony State
    • Tar Heel State
  • What is the capital?

    • Raleigh
    • Charlotte
    • Greensboro
  • What is the state song?

    • Old North State
    • My North Carolina
    • Hail North Carolina
  • What is the state flower?

    • Flowering dogwood
    • Apple blossoms
    • Daisy
  • What is the state bird?

    • Red robin
    • Northern cardinal
    • Chickadee
  • What is the state tree?

    • Oak tree
    • Hemlock
    • Pine tree
  • What is the state animal?

    • Muskrat
    • Eastern gray squirrel
    • Beaver
  • What is the state carnivorous plant?

    • Cape sundew
    • Waterwheel
    • Venus flytrap
    • Venus flytrap
  • What is the state dog?

    • Plott Hound
    • English bulldog
    • American setter

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