North Dakota is a U.S. state in the Upper Midwest, named after the indigenous Dakota Sioux. North Dakota is lined by the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba toward the north and by the U.S. states of Minnesota toward the east, South Dakota toward the south, and Montana toward the west. It is accepted to host the geographic focus of North America, Rugby, and is home to the tallest man-made structure in the Western Hemisphere, the KVLY-TV mast.
North Dakota is the nineteenth largest state, but with a population of less than 780,000 as of 2020, it is the fourth-least populous and fourth most sparsely populated. The capital is Bismarck while the largest city is Fargo, which accounts for nearly a fifth of the state’s population.
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North Dakota Trivia Questions
1 Which is a Native American tribe located within North Dakota?
2 North Dakota and South Dakota were signed into the union by President Benjamin Harrison on November 2, 1889. Which state was signed in first?
3 What college is located in Grand Forks?
4 Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota. What strange phenomenon occurred there in 1953?
5 How many states border North Dakota?
6 When did North Dakota become a state?
7 Agriculture is North Dakota’s primary industry. What is its principal crop?
8 In what month are Catfish Days traditionally held?
9 North Dakota became the 39th state on November 2, 1889. Another state became a state that day putting the United States “Over the Hill” with its 40th state. Which was it?
10 What is North Dakota’s state bird?
11 What Canadian provinces are immediately north of the state?
12 What river creates the boundary between North Dakota and Minnesota, while also flowing north?
13 In western North Dakota, there is a huge concentration of coal. How much is estimated to be there?
14 A state park is only about 20-25 miles away from Grand Forks, what is the name of this park?
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15 What flower does North Dakota grow more of than any other state?
16 What is the state flower?
17 What river forms the eastern border of the state?
18 Which US President is most associated with North Dakota, which is why North Dakota’s only National Park is named after him?
19 A US president moved from New York and settled in the Badlands of North Dakota (then the Dakota Territory) and ranched cattle. Who was he?
20 What is the name of the Grand Forks local newspaper?
21 When you go to a bar or restaurant in North Dakota you can have a beer, but what snack is against the law for you to have at the same time?
22 What is the state fish?
23 What scenic attraction symbolizes the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Canada?
24 Which North Dakota city has an airbase?
25 In what year was Grand Forks big flood?
26 In North Dakota there is an Air Force Base, the Minot Air Force Base, which is located a few miles outside Minot’s city limits. What is the base’s motto?
27 What is North Dakota’s state grass?
28 Which of these is most important for North Dakota’s economy?
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29 Which lake is the largest lake of North Dakota?
30 What is the record for the lowest temperature in North Dakota?
31 Which branch of the military has an institution located near Grand Forks?
32 Lewis and Clark, What animal did they first encountered in North Dakota?
33 What is North Dakota’s most precious resource?
34 What albino animal is known for its spiritual significance to many Native American tribes, and is located in Jamestown, North Dakota?
35 What is the official state language of North Dakota?
36 What is the name of the river which separates North Dakota and Minnesota?
37 Who was famous singer was born in North Dakota?
38 What is the state tree?
39 What is the largest city in the state?
40 Which North Dakota city, county seat of Cass County, became the name of a major motion picture?
41 The word “Dakota” is derived from the Sioux language. What does “Dakota” mean in Sioux?
42 _____ Grand Forks is located in Minnesota. What comes before Grand Forks?
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North Dakota facts trivia
43 How many wildlife refuges were there in North Dakota in 2006?
44 What is the state beverage?
45 North Dakota received national attention for what natural disasters in 1997 and 2009?
46 Ride ‘um Cowboy! What is North Dakota’s oldest PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) rodeo?
47 When was the first season the Ralph Engelstad Arena was used?
48 What motto is on the Coat of Arms of North Dakota?
49 What is the name of the state song?
50 In 2011, what one natural commodity caused a boom within the state of North Dakota?
51 In 2006 the U.S. Mint released the North Dakota State Quarter! What’s on the reverse of the ND quarter?
52 What is the major highway which crosses the North Dakota and Minnesota border from Grand Forks into East Grand Forks?
53 What is the average temperature in January?
54 Where the North Dakota state fair held?
55 Which river drains about sixty percent of North Dakota?
56 What is North Dakota’s highest point?
57 Where is North Dakota’s geographic center?
58 What is the average daily temperature in July?
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