Part 2: Geography

Questions: Sections 9-10

Comprehension Questions

  1. Why are cities in North Dakota smaller than in many other states?

  2. What is the largest city in North Dakota?

  3. Why are Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota called a metropolitan area?

  4. A museum in Fargo honors what famous baseball player from North Dakota?

  5. Name the capital of North Dakota.

  6. What is “The Skyscraper on the Prairie”?

  7. What is the state museum of North Dakota called?

  8. What colorful display of singing, dancing, and drumming is held every year near Bismarck?

  9. What major event happened to Grand Forks in 1997?

  10. In what city is the North Dakota State Fair held?

  11. Air Force bases are located near what two North Dakota cities?

  12. What is the nickname of Minot?

  13. What is the nickname of Jamestown?

Critical Thinking Questions

  1. Why would the largest cities be located in the most populated counties?

  2. What is the difference between a public and a private school?

  3. “Capitol” and “capital” do not mean the same thing. Explain.