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Multiple choice - US States Names Origins 1

How have these States gained their name, Which option is correct?
When origin is tribal, the nearest translation is given:
Many Indian Terms are open to interpretation and translation:
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Last updated: April 02, 2019
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1. Arizona
Red Canyon
Broken Plains
The Good Oak
Hidden River
Basque - aritz ona - 'The Good Oak'
2. Texas
Friend
Open Plains
Big Country
Happy Land
"Friend" - used by the Caddo peoples to refer to the Caddo Nation.
3. Vermont
Good Land
Forrest Land
Winding River
Green Mountain
French - Derived from vert (green) and mont (mountain)
4. Delaware
Of the Valley
Lord de la Warr
Warlike Men
Rolling Grassland
Thomas West - Baron de la Warr - English Politician - 1st Governer of Virginia
5. Nebraska
Cold Mountains
High Forrest
Coloured Skies
Flattened Water
Chiwere / After the 'Platte River' due to the flatness of the plains, when the river would flood,
6. Virginia
Unspoilt Territory
Country of the Virgin Queen (Elizabeth I)
Treeless Plains
After the Virgin Mary
Elizabeth I - who was known as the "Virgin Queen" because she never married
7. Mississippi
Great River
Meeting Place of Rivers
Maidens Drinking Place
Bison Meeting Place
Ojibwe / French - After the river Mississippi
8. North Carolina
King Charles I of England
Singing Waters
Charlemagne
Land of Straight Arrows
Latin / English - From King Charles I of England.
9. Alabama
Slow River
My Land
'Thicket-clearers'
Warm Waters
Choctaw - albah, "(medicinal) plants", and amo, "to clear"
10. Illinois
Great Waters
Speaks Normally
Hunters Land
Laughing Waters
Algonquian via French - Illini a group of Native American tribes in the Mississippi valley:
11. Missouri
Green Waters
Dugout Canoe
Flooding Plains
Arrow Trees
Illinois (Illini) - one who has a wood boat [dugout canoe]
12. Rhode Island
Close Island
Island of Roses
Near Island
Red Island
Dutch - Referring to Aquidneck Island - modern Dutch is "rood eiland"
13. Kentucky
On the Prairie
Blue Plains
Long Meadow
Good Hunting
Iroquoian - refer to the Kentucky River 'on the prairie / meadow / field'
14. Michigan
Bison Bay
Large Water
Sweeping Waters
White Waters
Ojibwe via French:= old Algonquin 'meshi-gami'
15. Utah
Ghost People
Our Place
High
Land of Valleys
Apache via Spanish - from Ute people - from Apache 'yudah' meaning 'high'.
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