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Learning About the U.S. State of North Dakota

The state of North Dakota has both grain farms and cattle ranches. The state borders with South Dakota to the south, Montana to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba to the north. It got its name from the Dakota division of the Sioux Indians and “Dakota” means friend. The first white explorer in this area was Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, who was a French-Canadian soldier and fur trader. North Dakota joined the Union as the 39th state. It became known as The Peace Garden State because the International Peace Garden sits on the border between North Dakota and Manitoba, Canada.

  • Question of

    Did the Sioux Indians give North Dakota its name?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What does Dakota mean?

    • Large state
    • Friend
    • Mighty water
  • Question of

    Does North Dakota border two Canadian provinces?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Was the first white explorer in the area Pierre Gaultier de Varennes?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What is the capital?

    • Medora
    • Fargo
    • Bismark
  • Question of

    What is the state’s nickname?

    • The Peace Garden State
    • The Friendly State
    • The Bordering State
  • Question of

    What is the state song?

    • My North Dakota
    • North Dakota Home
    • North Dakota Hymn
  • Question of

    What is the state flower?

    • Meadow wildflower
    • Wild Prairie rose
    • Daisy
  • Question of

    What is the state bird?

    • Woodland thrush
    • Western meadowlark
    • American robin
  • Question of

    What is the state tree?

    • American elm
    • Birch
    • Northern pine
  • Question of

    What is the state animal?

    • Prairie fox
    • Nokota horse
    • Prairie mule
  • Question of

    What is the state fish?

    • River trout
    • Salmon
    • Northern pike


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