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The official state flag of Alaska was officially adopted in 1959. It has a blue field with eight yellow stars. The seven smaller stars represent the Big Dipper (an asterism in the constellation Ursa Major, the Big Bear); the large star represents the North Star, also called Polaris (representing Alaska's northern location). This beautiful flag was chosen from a flag-designing contest. It was designed in 1926 by a 13-year-old Native American boy named Bennie Benson. Bennie was from the village of Chignik; he won a 1,000-dollar scholarship and a watch for winning the contest.

Alaska was the 49th state in the USA; it was admitted in 1959.

Questions:
1. What does the star in the upper right of Alaska's flag represent? _________________________

2. What do the other stars seven represent? _________________________________

3.How old was the designer of this flag when he designed the flag? ___________



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