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Learning About the U.S. State of Washington

The state of Washington was named in honor of the First President of the U.S. George Washington. It became the 42nd state to join the Union. Due to its coastal location and harbors at Puget Sound, it played a leading role in trade with Alaska, Canada, and the Pacific Rim. The Canadian territory of British Columbia separates Washington from the state of Alaska. There are two major mountain ranges in the state – the Olympic Mountains and the Cascade Range. The mighty Columbia River is home to the Grand Coulee Dam, which provides 30% of the nation’s hydroelectric power.

  • Is the state home to the Grand Coulee Dam?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Which ocean does Washington have a coastline with?

    • The Atlantic
    • The Pacific
    • The Arctic
  • Does Washington have a border with the state of Alaska?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is the states nickname?

    • Mountain State
    • Grand Coulee Dam State
    • The Evergreen State
  • What is the state song?

    • Washington, My Home
    • Washington
    • Come Home to Washington
  • What is the state flower?

    • Coast rhododendron
    • Carnation
    • Wild rose
  • What is the state bird?

    • Woodpecker
    • Mountain thrush
    • American goldfinch
  • What is the state tree?

    • Western hemlock
    • Mountain pine
    • Giant fir
  • What is the state animal?

    • Woodchuck
    • Beaver
    • Marmot
  • What is the state fish?

    • Pike
    • Steelhead trout
    • Wild salmon
  • What is the state capital?

    • No
    • Olympia
    • Vancouver

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