How Hoosier are you?

Being a Hoosier is one part good fortune, one part state of mind and one part heritage. Do you live in Indiana, or have you lived in Indiana? If so you share ties with President Benjamin Harrison, fashion designer Bill Blass, and basketball legend George McGinnis.

Do you call yourself a Hoosier? Take this quiz to find out just how much you know about the Crossroads of America (a term first used, by the way, in Terre Haute).

Created by: C. Beard
1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. What is the most likely origin of the name "Hoosier"?
Samuel Hoosier was crew boss on the team that built 75% of Indiana's covered bridges.
At night if a stranger knocked on a cabin door, the standard question was
Early settlers involved in barroom brawls were vicious. It was common for someone to come in the next morning, kick aside a piece of skin and ask,
In England the word "hoosier" meant someone who lived in the hills or mountains. Since the southern part of the state was settled first, ithe name seemed appropriate; and it stuck.
4. Indianapolis, the capital city, is located in what county?
Wells
Marion
Vanderburgh
Franklin
5. What sport is commonly known as "Hoosier Hysteria"?
football
baseball
basketball
Indy car racing
6. Indiana lies on the northeastern edge of ___.
Tornado Alley
the San Andreas Fault
Lake Michigan
the Deccan Plateau
7. In a calendar year which of these seasons BEGINS first?
basketball
football
tornado
construction
8. Madam C. J. Walker moved to Indianapolis in 1910 and made her fortune in what field?
hair care
laundry supplies
women's clothing
music
9. Which of the following statements is true?
South Bend is in the northern part of the state; North Vernon is in the southern part of the state.
The Hoosier National Forest lies north of Kokomo.
Terre Haute is closer to Fort Wayne than to Evansville.
Muncie is farther north than West Lafayette.
10. The first Indy 500 was held in what year?
1911
1923
1939
1947
11. The city of Fort Wayne got its name from whom?
Sen. Wayne Fort, whose home was the first city hall
Rev. Jedediah Wayne, who said God showed him the city in a dream
Gen. Anthony Wayne, who defeated forces led by Little Turtle in 1794
Sister Theresa Wayne, who established the first public schools in the region
12. "Hoosier Hill," the highest point in the state, rises 1257 feet above sea level. Where is it?
north of Richmond in Wayne County
south of Columbus in Bartholomew County
west of Bloomington in Monroe County
east of Rensselaer in Jasper County
13. From what university did Larry Bird receive his undergraduate degree?
University of Notre Dame
Indiana University
Indiana State University
Ball State University
14. Which of these Vice Presidents was a Hoosier?
Spiro T. Agnew
Dan Quayle
Hannibal Hamlin
Nelson Rockefeller
15. Oscar Robertson graduated from Crispus Attucks high school before attending college, winning a gold medal in the Olympics, and spending a triumphant 14 years in the NBA. What was his nickname?
"Slam Dunk O"
"Mister O"
the "Big O"
"Hoosier O"
16. Which Native American people lived in the land that is now Indiana at the time European settlers began to arrive?
the Lakota and Pueblo
the Shawnee and Pueblo
the Miami and Lakota
the Miami and Shawnee
17. In what order did Indiana join the United States?
15th
19th
23rd
27th
18. Which of the following is NOT a Hoosier?
comedian David Letterman
journalist Jane Pauley
singer Madonna
musician Wes Montgomery
19. Which of the following is NOT a Hoosier?
poet James Whitcomb Riley
novelist Booth Tarkington
songwriter Hoagy Carmichael
dramatist Lorraine Hansberry
20. Which of the Mercury 7 astronauts was a Hoosier?
Alan Shepard
Virgil "Gus" Grissom
John Glenn
M. Scott Carpenter
21. What body of water forms Indiana's southern border?
Lake Michigan
the Ohio River
the Wabash River
Salamonie Lake
22. Whose home was known as "Grand Central Station" of the Underground Railroad because he helped more than 2000 slaves escape into Canada?
Levi Coffin, Newport, Indiana
Lew Wallace, Crawfordsville, Indiana
Col. Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, Indiana
Carl Fisher, Greensburg, Indiana
23. What is Indiana's state bird?
the robin
the cardinal
the sparrow
the blue jay
24. It's summer, and you are driving through the Indiana countryside. Which of the following crops are you LEAST likely to see?
corn
soybeans
winter wheat
rye
25. Indiana Dunes State Park draws its name from ___.
sand dunes on the shore of Lake Michigan
Col. Dunes, a World War I hero
sand dunes created by ancient glaciers near Anderson
Sra. Isabella Dunes, an early missionary

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