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Quiz about Back Home Again in Indiana
Quiz about Back Home Again in Indiana

Back Home Again in Indiana Trivia Quiz


This is a quiz on the Hoosier state.

A multiple-choice quiz by Illini43. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Illini43
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
351,423
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
571
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 129 (1/10), Guest 107 (8/10), Guest 47 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Where is Indiana located? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What is the largest city in Indiana? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What was the second capital of Indiana after it was moved from Vincennes in 1813? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What is the oldest college in the state of Indiana for a 4 year degree? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What Shawnee leader, along with his brother, tried to unite the Indian tribes to resist settlements in the territory? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What city in 1856 was named with a holiday theme in Southern Indiana? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In which decade did the two and half mile oval racing track in Speedway open? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In which city did Orville Redenbacher and Charlie Bowman buy a seed corn plant and start their popcorn business? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What is the missing word of this line, "There's more than ____ in Indiana"? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What was the name of the United States cruiser ship that carried parts for the first atomic bombs during World War Two to Tinian Island. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Where is Indiana located?

Answer: East of Illinois

Indiana is located in the midwest of the United States. It is bordered by Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and Illinois to the west. On December 11th 1816 Indiana became the 19th state to enter the United States.
2. What is the largest city in Indiana?

Answer: Indianapolis

Indianapolis is the capital and largest city in Indiana with a population of 820,000 people (2010). Fort Wayne was at 253,000, Evansville at 117,000 and South Bend at 101,000 people. Indiana had a population of over 6,500,000 in 2010.
3. What was the second capital of Indiana after it was moved from Vincennes in 1813?

Answer: Corydon

Corydon was made the second capital of Indiana in December of 1813. It remained the capital until being moved to Indianapolis in 1825. Corydon had a population of just over 3,100 people in 2010.
4. What is the oldest college in the state of Indiana for a 4 year degree?

Answer: Indiana University in Bloomington

The campus in Bloomington was founded in 1820. In 2011, over 42,000 students attended the Big Ten school with the nickname of the Hoosiers. Hanover College was founded in 1827. Ten years later in 1837, DePauw University was created. The fourth oldest school in Indiana is Notre Dame with a starting year of 1842.

Indiana has a nickname of the Hoosier state and a motto of "The Crossroads of America". Vincennes University actually began in 1803 but was classified as a junior college when it began.
5. What Shawnee leader, along with his brother, tried to unite the Indian tribes to resist settlements in the territory?

Answer: Tecumseh

In 1810 Tecumseh, along with his brother Tenskwatawa, started a 3 year campaign to resist settlement in the future lands which would become Indiana in 1816. Tecumseh eventually lost his life in 1813 at the Battle of Thames in Ontario. The next few years (and into the 1830's) saw most of the remaining tribes move to the west of the Mississippi River.

The lowest point of the state is 320 feet at the meeting of the Ohio and Wabash rivers and the highest point in Indiana is Hoosier Hill at 1,257 feet in East Central Indiana.
6. What city in 1856 was named with a holiday theme in Southern Indiana?

Answer: Santa Claus

The small town of Santa Claus Indiana was created two years before the name change occured in 1856. The United States Post Office denied the offered name of Santa Fe because it was a duplicate name. The town then voted to have the very festive name of their community. Santa Claus is located in of the most southern counties and has a population just over 2,000 as of 2000.
7. In which decade did the two and half mile oval racing track in Speedway open?

Answer: 1900s

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened on August 12th 1909. Nicknamed "The Brickyard", the speedway has been home to The Indianapolis 500, The Brickyard 400, The Red Bull Motorcycle Grand Prix and The United States Grand Prix for Formula 1 racing. The speedway was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Within the track is part of the Brickyard Crossing Golf course and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
8. In which city did Orville Redenbacher and Charlie Bowman buy a seed corn plant and start their popcorn business?

Answer: Valparaiso

In 1951 Redenbacher and Bowman started work near Valparaiso Indiana (in Boone Grove) on creating a corn hybrid to be used for their popcorn. By 1970 their popcorn hit the nations shelves and became one of the top selling brands. Redenbacher stayed on as an official spokesman for the company in commercials and appearances even though he sold the company in 1976.

The city of Valparaiso started the Popcorn Festival in 1979 to honor Orville and popcorn with a one-day event on the Saturday after Labor Day.
9. What is the missing word of this line, "There's more than ____ in Indiana"?

Answer: Corn

The phrase, "There is more than corn in Indiana", is used by the Indiana Beach Amusement Resort as an ad for their park. Indiana's leading crop is corn with 20% of all farmland dedicated to corn. Vice President Dan Quayle from Indiana tried to correct the word 'potato' to 'potatoe' on June 15 1992 at a spelling bee in New Jersey.
10. What was the name of the United States cruiser ship that carried parts for the first atomic bombs during World War Two to Tinian Island.

Answer: USS Indianapolis

The Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese submarine on July 30th 1945. In 12 minutes, the ship sank and put about 900 of the 1,196 men into the water. By the time they were rescued four days later, only 321 men had survived the waters and shark attacks.

The loss of life was also brought out in the 1975 movie, "Jaws". Robert Shaw's character named Samuel Quint describes how he survived the sinking and the shark attacks that followed.
Source: Author Illini43

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