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Test your knowledge of South Dakota. Take this simple quiz and find out if you've got what it takes to stand up for the 40th state to enter 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 South Dakota.

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  1) What is the capital city of South Dakota?
  a. Rapid City
b.  Sioux Falls
c.  Pierre
 
2) In which South Dakota land region do the South Dakota Badlands reside?
  a.  The Drift Prairie
b.  The Till Plains
c.  The Great Plains
 
3) Which of these famous Native Americans was born in South Dakota?
  a.  Chief Joseph
b.  Crazy Horse
c.  Geronimo
 
4) What is the official nickname of South Dakota?
  a.  The Coyote State
b.  The Mount Rushmore State
c.  The Blizzard State
 
5) The South Dakota motto appears on the great seal. What is the state motto?
a.  Under God the people rule
b.  Prepared in mind and resources
c.  Virtue, liberty and independence
 
6) What is the highest point in South Dakota?
a.  Harney Peak (7,242 feet)
b.  Borah Peak (12,662 feet)
c.  Clingmans Dome (6,643 feet)
 
7) In what year was South Dakota admitted to the union?
  a.  1896
b.  1911
c.  1889
 
8) What is the size of the state of South Dakota?
  a.  65,503 square miles
b.  77,121 square miles
c.  70,704 square miles
 
9) Dakota is the Sioux word meaning?
  a.  Friends or allies
b.  River people
c.  Wanderers
 
10)  What is the official state fish of South Dakota?
  a.  Walleye Pike (Stizostedion vitreum)
b.  Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki)
c.  Northern Pike (Esox lucius))
 
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