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Test your knowledge of Mississippi. Take this simple quiz and find out if you've got what it takes to stand up for the 20th state to be admitted to the union. Select an answer for each of the following ten questions and then click on the "How did I do?" button at the bottom of the page. All of the answers can be found here at NETSTATE Mississippi.

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  1) About 40% of Mississippi is covered by...?
  a. Delta region
b.  Cotton fields
c.  Farmland
 
2) What is the motto of Mississippi?
  a.  We dare defend our rights
b.  By valor and arms
c.  In God we trust
 
3) In April of 2001, the citizens of Mississippi voted on whether to keep the current flag or adopt a new design. How many years had the current design flown over Mississippi?
  a.  150 years
b.  121 years
c.  107 years
 
4) What is the highest point in Mississippi?
  a.  Cheaha Mountain (2,407 feet)
b.  Driskill Mountain (535 feet)
c.  Woodall Mountain (806 feet)
 
5) What is the capital city of Mississippi?
a.  Jackson
b.  Biloxi
c.  Tupelo
 
6) Before 1907, Mississippi was a one-crop state. What devastated the cotton crops in 1907?
a.  The Boll Weevil
b.  Dry season
c.  Cotton blight
 
7) What is the official state insect of Mississippi?
  a.  Honeybee (Apis mellifera)
b.  Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
c.  Carolina Mantid (Stagmomantis Carolina)
 
8) What famous entertainer was born in Tupelo in 1935?
  a.  Jim Nabors
b.  Johnny Cash
c.  Elvis Aaron Presley
 
9) Which of these is a nickname for Mississippi?
  a.  The Heart of Dixie
b.  The Magnolia State
c.  The Peach State
 
10)  In what year was Mississippi admitted to the union?
  a.  1817
b.  1856
c.  1836
 
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