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Learning About the U.S. State of Utah

A group of Mormon pilgrims led by Brigham Young was looking for freedom from religious persecution when they entered the Great Salt Lake Valley and established a settlement in 1847. This was the beginning of the state of Utah. The state got its name from Ute, an Indian tribe who was living there before the pioneers came. At Promontory, Utah the golden spike was driven to note the completion of the first transcontinental railroad line. Utah became the 45th state to enter the Union. Utah has a lot of natural beauty and is home to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Arches National Park. Utah as an amazing landscape with natural bridges, canyons, and mysterious moonscapes.

  • Question of

    Did Utah begin with the Mormon pioneers?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Did the Ute Indians give the state its name?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does Utah have 5 national parks?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What is Utah’s capital?

    • Salt Lake City
    • Ogden
    • Provo
  • Question of

    What is the state’s nickname?

    • Mormon State
    • The Beehive State
    • Natural Beauty State
  • Question of

    What is the state song?

    • My Utah
    • Utah
    • Utah…This Is the Place
  • Question of

    What is the state flower?

    • Sego lily
    • Snowdrop
    • Wild rose
  • Question of

    What is the state bird?

    • California gull
    • Pelican
    • Albatross
  • Question of

    What is the state tree?

    • Chestnut
    • Quaking aspen
    • Birch
  • Question of

    What is the state animal?

    • Rocky Mountain Elk
    • Moose
    • Wild Mule
  • Question of

    What is the state fish?

    • Bonneville Cutthroat trout
    • Shark
    • Pike

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