Dakotas True or False

Can you answer these True or False questions about North and South Dakota? Have Fun!
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Last updated: April 2, 2021
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1. Lewis and Clark traveled through what is now the Dakota's.
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False
2. North Dakota has a longer border with South Dakota than it does with Canada.
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False
It is about 50 miles longer.
3. The Mississippi River is the longest river in both states.
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False
The Mississippi River never enters the Dakota's.
4. Ulysses S. Grant was president when North and South Dakota became states.
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The bill passed Congress during the Grover Cleveland presidency, but his successor, Benjamin Harrison, signed it into law.
5. North Dakota has the 2nd lowest unemployment rate in the nation.
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False
For those curious, Hawaii has the least unemployment.
6. North and South Dakota vote for the Libertarian Party more than the average state.
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False
In 2020, South Dakota came in first for the libertarians, with 2.63%, and North Dakota came in second, with 2.60%, well above the national average of 1.18%
7. The State Animal of South Dakota is the coyote.
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False
8. It has never been above 100 degrees (Fahrenheit) in North Dakota.
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The record is 122 degrees. (The record was set during the Dust Bowl.)
9. Over a quarter of both states are self-identified Lutherans.
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False
North Dakota has 35%, and South Dakota has 27%
10. Both states are split between the Mountain and Central time zones.
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The North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is in Central Time, and the South Unit is in Mountain Time. Confusing, I know.
11. In 1975, North Dakota and South Dakota each had a higher Population than Nevada.
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Nevada was actually the least populous state from it's statehood in 1864, to Alaska's statehood in 1959.
12. Mt. Rushmore is the tallest mountain in South Dakota.
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13. Mt Rushmore was named after a senator.
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It was named after a businessman from New York named Charles E. Rushmore. One story says that he was returning to the headquarters of the tin mine he worked for with a friend, and when he asked the friend what the name of the mountain was, the friend said, "Never had any but it has now—we'll call the thing Rushmore.". Another story from a local rancher says that he returned to the Black Hills year after year to hunt big game, and one day when he was with a different friend, he asked what the name of the mountain was, and he was told that it was named "Slaughterhouse Rock". Rushmore joked that his annual hunts around the mountain had earned him the right to have the mountain named after him. According to the story, after this the locals started jokingly calling the mountain "Mt. Rushmore", and the name stuck.
14. North and South Dakota have 5 National Parks combined.
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False
They only have 3. Wind Cave and Badlands in South Dakota, and Theodore Roosevelt in North Dakota.
15. South Dakota's highest and lowest points are over twice as different in height as North Dakota's highest and lowest points.
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South Dakota's are 6,276 feet apart, and North Dakota's are only 2,742 feet apart.
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Level 69
Apr 2, 2021
I lived in the Dakotas, so I love the quiz. I misread the last question. Thought you meant how far apart the lowest point and highest point in each state were.
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Level 56
Apr 2, 2021
Fair enough, I will reword the question. Thanks for playing the quiz, there are not many people from the Dakotas on Jetpunk.
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Level 50
Apr 2, 2021
Damangio is 😋