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1.     Maine is called the "_________________ _____________________" State.
     Pine Tree
2.     New Hampshire has the shortest ____________________ of any state in the United States
     coastline
3.     Where is the first presidential primary election held every four years?
     New Hampshire
4.     What is the capital of Vermont? a.) Annapolis b.) Concord c.) Montpelier d.) Raleigh
     c.) Montpelier
5.     In what state did the Pilgrims first land?
     Massachusetts
6.     What is the capital of Massachusetts?
     Boston
7.     What is the capital of Connecticut?
     Hartford
8.     Rhode Island is an island. True or false?
     false
9.     _______________________ is the capital of New York.
     Albany
10.     Who founded Pennsylvania?
     William Penn
11.     What lies to the east of New Jersey?
     the Atlantic Ocean
12.     What is the official sport of Maryland?
     jousting
13.     Which state was the first to sign the Constitution and the first to call itself a state?
     Delaware
14.     What is the capital of West Virginia?
     Charleston
15.     Only recently have the citizens of Washington, D.C. been given the right to vote. True or false?
     true
16.     ___________________ is also known as "Old Dominion."
     Virgina
17.     The final battle in the _______________ ________________ was fought in Texas.
     Civil War
18.     For whom was North Carolina named?
     King Charles of England
19.     In 1836, Texas declared itself an independent ______________________________.
     country
20.     In what state did the first plane take flight?
     North Carolina
21.     Oklahoma came from the Choctaw Indian word meaning "_____________ ___________________".
     red people
22.     ________________ _____________________ is where the Civil War began
     South Carolina
23.     There were ____________ other capitals of Tennessee before Nashville was so designated.
     three
24.     ________________________ was the first state to allow 18-year-olds the right to vote.
     Georgia
25.     ___________________________ comes from the Indian word meaning "downstream people".
     Arkansas
26.     Florida is the only state that is entirely in a(n) ___________________________ climate zone.
     sub-tropical
27.     The dominant culture in Louisiana is______________________________________.
     French
28.     St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S., is located in __________________________.
     Flordia
29.     Jackson is the capital of __________________________________.
     Mississippi
30.     Alabama was originally a __________________________________ possession.
     Spanish
31.     ______________________ comes from an Indian word meaning " something great."
     Ohio
32.     The first female mayor was elected in 1887 in this state.
     Kansas
33.     Fort Knox, Kentucky is where almost all of the U.S. Government's __________________ is kept.
     gold
34.     Nebraska is comprised of mostly ___________________ and __________________________.
     grasslands, prairies
35.     Kentucky is the largest _____________________________ producer in the nation.
     coal
36.     In what state is Mount Rushmore located?
     South Dakota
37.     Lansing is the capital of _______________________________.
     Michigan
38.     In what state is the exact center of North America located?
     North Dakota
39.     Wisconsin is the biggest _________________________________ producer in the nation.
     cheese
40.     "Dakota" comes from a Sioux Indian word meaning "_________________ or "_________________."
     Allies, friends
41.     Indiana is the home to the most famous _______________________________ races.
     automobile
42.     The western part of Minnesota was acquired from France as part of the _______________________.
     Louisiana Purchase
43.     The Sears Tower, the largest skyscraper in the world, is located in the state of ____________________.
     Illinois
44.     Des Moines is the capital of ________________________________.
     Iowa
45.     Like Tennessee, Missouri is bordered by ______________________________ other states.
     eight
46.     The Missouri River begins in the state of _____________________.
     Montana
47.     How many islands make up the Hawaiian chain?
     132
48.     The Battle of _________ __________ __________, or "Custer's Last Stand," was fought in Montana.
     Little Big Horn
49.     Our largest state, _________________ was purchased from __________________ in 1867.
     Alaska, Russia
50.     Yellowstone Park, the first national park in the U.S., is located in _____________________.
     Wyoming
51.     Mount Saint Helens is located in this state.
     Washington
52.     What state was the first to allow women the right to vote?
     Wyoming
53.     Idaho is famous for their __________________________ crops.
     potato
54.     The Great Sand Dune Monument is located in ________________________________.
     Colorado
55.     Salem is the capital of _______________________________________.
     Oregon
56.     New Mexico has a strong ___________________________________ heritage.
     Spanish-Indian
57.     The earliest settlers in California were __________________________________.
     Spanish
58.     Eighty-five percent of Nevada's population lives in the __________________________ and ______________ ___________________________ areas.
     Reno, Las Vegas
59.     After ___________________ was added to the U.S., no other states were added for 47 years.
     Arizona
60.     _______________________ was the site of the completion of the Trans-Continental Railroad.
     Utah
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