A few facts about my homestate, the 32nd state of the USA. 15 Questions.
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The Gopher State is a well-known nickname for Minnesota. What's another well-known nickname for Minnesota?
Land of Vikings
Land of 10,000 Lakes
What year did Minnesota became a state?
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"
Where do nearly 60% of Minnesota's residents live?
Minneapolis-St. Paul area
Eden Prairie-Anoka area
What's the capital of Minnesota?
The large majority of Minnesota's residents are of what descent?
Scandinavian & German
Irish & German
English & French
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
The majority of Minnesota's residents practice what type of religion?
Who were the first Europeans to arrived in the Minnesota territory in the 17th century?
French fur traders
What were mainstays of Minnesota's early economy?
Logging and farming
Fur trading and trapping
Fishing and hunting
What's the name of the world-renowned medical practice based in Rochester?
University of Minnesota Medical Center
John Hopkins Hospital
Who's the current governor (2011) of Minnesota?
Governor Mark Dayton
Governor Tim Pawlenty
Governor Jesse Ventura
What's the state bird of Minnesota?
The Common Mallard
The Common Loon
The Wood Duck
What does Minnesota state motto, "L'etoile du nord" means?
"Land of Sky-blue Water"
"The Star of the North"
What's the state sport of Minnesota?
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