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Learning About the U.S. State of Oklahoma

The name Oklahoma comes from two Choctaw Indian words, okla, which means “people,” and humma, which means “red.” More than 50 languages are spoken in the state of Oklahoma. There are 55 distinct Indian tribes that make the state their home, and each of these tribes has its own language or dialect. Oklahoma’s Indian heritage is honored in its official state seal and flag. The present Oklahoma state flag depicts an Indian war shield, stars, eagle feathers, and an Indian peace pipe, as well as a white man’s symbol for peace, an olive branch. Oklahoma became quite popular when the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma” went on the big screen staring Shirley Jones with songs that celebrated the state.

  • Did Oklahoma get its name from the Choctaw Indians?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Are there over 50 languages spoken in the state?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is its capital?

    • Tulsa
    • Oklahoma City
    • Edmond
  • Which musical made the state popular?

    • Oklahoma
    • State Fair
    • Carousel
  • Does the state’s flag honor its Indian heritage?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is Oklahoma’s nickname?

    • The Indian State
    • The Sooner State
    • The Home State
  • What is the state song?

    • In Oklahoma
    • My Oklahoma
    • Oklahoma
  • What is the state flower?

    • Hybrid tea rose
    • American rose
    • Petunia
  • What is the state bird?

    • Scissor-tailed flycatcher
    • Flamingo
    • Seagull
  • What is the state tree?

    • Cherry tree
    • Apple tree
    • Eastern redbud tree
  • What is the state animal?

    • Wild mule
    • Bison
    • Yak
  • What is the state fish?

    • Catfish
    • White bass
    • River trout

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