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Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Regional/State Study (Massachusetts)

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State Study (Massachusetts)
Florida Conference


Skill Level Unknown
Year of Introduction: 2007

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For answers to other states, see State Study.

1. Make a scrapbook to include the following information. Use pictures, maps, or drawings to make it attractive.*

2. Name the state and the year it joined the union.

Massachusetts became a state on the 6th of February 1788, the 6th state to join the Union.

3. Draw or find a picture of the following:

a. State flower

The Massachusetts state flower is the Mayflower (Epigaea repens). It is also known as Trailing Arbutus.

Mayflower (Epigaea repens)

b. State bird

The Massachusetts state bird is the Black-Capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus).

Black-Capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

c. State tree

The Massachusetts state tree is the American Elm (Ulmus americana).

American Elm (Ulmus americana)

d. State animal

Massachusetts does not have one offical state animal. There are several types of state symbols, though, that use animals:

The state dog: Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

The state horse: Morgan Horse

Morgan Horse

The state marine mammal: Right Whale

Right Whale

e. State flag

Flag of Massachusetts

4. Name the state song and motto.

The Massachussetts state song is "All Hail to Massachusetts", with words and music by Arthur J. Marsh.

The motto is "Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty).

5. Draw a map and show the capital, major cities, rivers, and lakes.

Map of Massachusetts

6. Name the national parks and three state parks.

National Parks

State Parks

7. Name at least two natural resources, major products, and industries, etc.

8. Name at least three interesting places to visit.

9. Name the Seventh-day Adventist conference president.

10. Name the city where the conference office is located.

11. How many of the following does the SDA denomination have in this state?

a. Churches

b. Schools

c. Hospitals

d. Members

e. Pathfinders

12. Does this state have an SDA college or university? If so, give name and location.

Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster has suspended operations.

13. Give the month and year you collected this information.

September 2014

14. Use pamphlets for parks and places to visit.


Important Notes

*The patch is designed so that you can add one star to the flag for every state you study for the honor.

This is a Regional Honor offered by the Florida Conference. You can obtain the patch and additional stars for each state you study from the Florida Pathfinder Store. You can NOT get these items from AdventSource or other Conferences.