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Learning About the US State of New Jersey

The first European to explore the area that is today the US state of New Jersey was Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano in 1524. The state got its name from the island of Jersey in the English Channel. New Jersey has been nicknamed The Garden State because of all the fertile farmland. The state is well-known for the resort town Atlantic City which is also home to the Miss America Pageant. The state capital is Trenton.

  • New Jersey was named after the island of Jersey in the English Channel

    • Yes
    • No
  • Who was the first European explorer to see the state?

    • Giovanni da Verrazano
    • Christopher Columbus
    • Hernando de Soto
  • Who was the first European explorer to see the state?

    • Giovanni da Verrazano
    • Christopher Columbus
    • Hernando de Soto
  • What is its nickname?

    • Suburban State
    • The Garden State
    • Farm State
  • What is its capital?

    • Trenton
    • Atlantic City
    • Elizabeth
  • What well-known beauty pageant began in Atlantic City?

    • Miss America Pageant
    • World Miss Pageant
    • Miss USA
  • What is the state flower?

    • Chrysanthemum
    • American rose
    • Blue violet
  • What is the state bird?

    • Eastern goldfinch
    • Gray sparrow
    • Red robin
  • What is the state tree?

    • Maple
    • Birch
    • Red oak
  • What is the state animal?

    • Basset hound
    • Horse
    • Dolphin

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