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Feeling Minnesota

A few facts about my homestate, the 32nd state of the USA. 15 Questions.

 
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1

The Gopher State is a well-known nickname for Minnesota. What's another well-known nickname for Minnesota?

  • Minnesota Nice
  • Land of Vikings
  • Land of 10,000 Lakes

2

What year did Minnesota became a state?

  • 1849
  • 1865
  • 1858

3

Where does the name Minnesota comes from?

  • A Dakota word for "Sky-tinted Water"
  • It derives from the Munsee name meaning "At the Big River Flat"
  • The Iroquois word meaning "Great River"

4

Where do nearly 60% of Minnesota's residents live?

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul area
  • Eden Prairie-Anoka area
  • Bloomington-Hopkins area

5

What's the capital of Minnesota?

  • Duluth
  • St. Paul
  • Minneapolis

6

The large majority of Minnesota's residents are of what descent?

  • Scandinavian & German
  • Irish & German
  • English & French

7

Where does Minnesota ranks in terms of size (sq. mi) compare to the other 49 states?

  • 5th largest state
  • 7th largest state
  • 12th largest state

8

The majority of Minnesota's residents practice what type of religion?

  • Protestants
  • Catholic
  • Non-Christain faiths

9

Who were the first Europeans to arrived in the Minnesota territory in the 17th century?

  • English settlers
  • French fur traders
  • The Vikings

10

What were mainstays of Minnesota's early economy?

  • Logging and farming
  • Fur trading and trapping
  • Fishing and hunting

11

What's the name of the world-renowned medical practice based in Rochester?

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center
  • Mayo Clinic
  • John Hopkins Hospital

12

Who's the current governor (2011) of Minnesota?

  • Governor Mark Dayton
  • Governor Tim Pawlenty
  • Governor Jesse Ventura

13

What's the state bird of Minnesota?

  • The Common Mallard
  • The Common Loon
  • The Wood Duck

14

What does Minnesota state motto, "L'etoile du nord" means?

  • "Land of Sky-blue Water"
  • "Greater Minnesota"
  • "The Star of the North"

15

What's the state sport of Minnesota?

  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Ice Hockey

 

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