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Learning About the U.S. State of West Virginia

In 1861, when Virginians in the northwestern part of the state defied Virginia’s secession from the United States they chose to create the new state. West Virginia. The state motto is “Mountaineers are always free.” Its nickname is the “Mountain State.” It’s the highest in altitude of any state east of the Mississippi River. The state has many different mountains which are all part of the Appalachian Mountain range. It is also home to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. West Virginia is a leading producer of coal in North America. The capital is Charleston, and the state flower is the big rhododendron. In 2014 West Virginia got a new state song “Take Me Home Country Roads” by John Denver.

  • Question of

    What is the state’s motto?

    • Mountains are for climbing
    • Coal miners live here
    • Mountaineers are always free
  • Question of

    What is the state nickname?

    • Mountain State
    • Blue Ridge Mountain State
    • Coal Miner State
  • Question of

    What is it a leading producer of?

    • Horses
    • Timber products
    • Coal
  • Question of

    What is its capital?

    • Martinsburg
    • Charleston
    • Fairmont
  • Question of

    Does West Virginia have mountains that are part of the Appalachian Mountain range?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    It is the highest in altitude of any state east of the Mississippi River?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are the Blue Ridge Mountains part of this state?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What is the state song?

    • Take Me Home, Country Roads
    • My Mountain Home
    • West Virginia Is Home
  • Question of

    What is the state flower?

    • Rose
    • Rhododendron
    • Chrysanthemum
  • Question of

    What is the state bird?

    • Northern Cardinal
    • Carrier Pigeon
    • Red Robin
  • Question of

    What is the state tree?

    • Great Oak
    • Chestnut
    • Sugar Maple
    • Sugar Maple
  • Question of

    What is the state animal?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What is the state animal?

    • Black bear
    • Muskrat
    • Beaver

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