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Learning About the U.S. State of Pennsylvania

The nickname of the state is the “Keystone State”. The name of the state means “Penn’s woods” or “Penn’s land”. It referred to land that King Charles II of England gave to Quaker William Penn in repayment of a debt owed to his father. At first, Penn hoped to name the land Sylvania. The state motto is virtue, liberty, and independence. The two major cities in Pennsylvania are Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, a busy inland river port. The Amish, a group of people who live without the use of modern technology, live in the countryside of Pennsylvania. The capital is Harrisburg.

  • Does the name Pennsylvania mean “Penn’s wood”?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is its nickname?

    • The Woodland State
    • The Corner State
    • The Keystone State
  • What are 2 of the major cities?

    • Allentown and Erie
    • Bethlehem and Scranton
    • Philadelphia and Pittsburg
  • What is the capital of PA?

    • Harrisburg
    • Scranton
    • Allentown
  • Is the state motto virtue, liberty, and independence?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is the state song?

    • Happy Pennsylvania
    • Living the Good Life
    • Pennsylvania
  • Do the Amish people live without modern technology?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is the state flower?

    • Chrysanthemum
    • Daisy
    • Mountain laurel
  • What is the state bird?

    • Pea hen
    • Ruffed grouse
    • Gray pigeon
  • What is the state tree?

    • Fir tree
    • Eastern hemlock
    • White birch
  • What is the state animal?

    • White-tailed deer
    • Jackrabbit
    • Buffalo

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