Colorado Day Trivia: How well do you know the Centennial State?

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FOX21 took to Cheyenne Mountain State Park to find out how well Coloradans know their state / Taylor Bishop -- FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Happy birthday Colorado!

Monday, August 1 is Colorado Day because 140 years ago Colorado became part of the United States of America.

In honor of the Centennial State celebration, for one day only you can get into all 42 state parks for free.

FOX21 set out to Cheyenne Mountain State Park to find out how much people know about the great state of Colorado.

The first question we asked was, “What does the word Colorado mean?”

Andy Comet said, “I know its Spanish word for something. Coronado?”

“Beautiful,” said Mel Warner.

But Grayson Blair knew the right answer, “Colored red.”

Our next question was, “Katherine Lee Bates wrote ‘America the Beautiful’ inspired by what?”

Everyone we asked knew the answer to this one right away.

Rosie Comet said, “Pikes Peak!”

The third question in our trivia game was, “What year was Colorado admitted to the Union?”

Without hesitation Paul Blair said, “1876,” and he’s exactly correct.

Colorado is referred to as the Centennial State because it became part of the U.S. during the centennial year of the Declaration of Independence.

Next question, “What is the state animal?”

“Uh, the deer,” said Warner.

Myles Blair got it right, he said, “Big-horned sheep.”

Our final Colorado Day trivia question, “What is the official state dance of Colorado, state dance?”

“I’m going to say square dance,” said Andy Comet. “I remember doing it in school.”

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