How Illinois are You? 2

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There's a lot of diversity in Illinois. There's skyscrapers, suburbs, somewhat small towns (expanding), and maybe even a little farmland left which hasn't been dug up for the next strip-mall yet. You may not know it all, but let's see what you do know about this great state!

Created by: Rik
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. In which part of Illinois is Chicago located?
Northwest
Northeast
Central
Southwest
Southeast
4. The dominant color or shade in the Illinois state flag is:
red
white
blue
black
green
yellow
5. Illinois borders one of the great lakes in North America. Which one?
Lake Erie
Great Salt Lake
Lake Huron
Lake Michigan
Lake Ontario
Lake Superior
6. The state tree of Illinois is the ________. Fill in the blank.
Basswood
Hickory
Sugar Maple
Sycamore
White Oak
Yellow Birch
7. What is the state bird of Illinois?
The Barnswallow
The Bluejay
The Cardinal
The Cuckoo
The Goldfinch
The Robbin
8. True / False: The territory of present-day Illinois was a part of the famous Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
True
False
9. In which county is the City of Chicago located?
Adams
Cook
De Kalb
Grundy
Lake
Winnebago
10. Like it or not, the former Governor of Illinois is Rod Blagojevich. How is his name pronounced? (Please give the pronunciation that comes closest to the accurate pronunciation)
Blag-oh-Jev-itch
Blog-goe-yeh-Veetch
Bluh-Goy-uh-vitch
Blag-guy-Yeh-witch
Blag-Go-jay-vitz
11. The correct American English pronunciation for Illinois is:
Ee-lee-nwah
Ill-ih-noize
Il-lih-noy
Ill-an-noyz
Il-lye-noy
Il-lee-nay
12. List the following cities, towns & villages in the geographical order they appear from North to South: (choose the correct order)
Gurnee, Deerfield, Libertyville, Skokie, Tinley Park, Hinsdale
Gurnee, Libertyville, Deerfield, Skokie, Hinsdale, Tinley Park
Deerfield, Gurnee, Hinsdale, Libertyville, Skokie, Tinley Park
13. True / False: Illinois borders on the Mississippi River
True
False
14. Which one of the following states does NOT border Illinois?
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Missouri
Tennesee
Wisconsin
15. What city is located midway between Chicago and Galena?
Aurora
Dixon
Elgin
Freeport
Peoria
Rockford
16. "Chicago" is properly pronounced _________.
Chick-Awe-go
Shih-Kaah-go
Tshyc-Ae-guh
Tzuh-Kaah-go
Shih-Kaw-go
Shee-Kaah-guh
17. Who was the first mayor of the City of Chicago?
George Washington
Harold Washington
Richard Joseph Daley
Jesse Jackson
Oprah Winfrey
William Butler Ogden
18. In what year did Illinois become a state?
1796
1803
1816
1818
1846
1848
19. What is the State Flower of Illinois?
Violet
Daisy
Rose
Marigold
Dandelion
Aster
20. Which one of the following is not an expressway in northern Illinois?
the Dan Ryan
Edens Expressway
the Eisenhower
the Kennedy
the Van Buren
21. The liscense plate slogan for the State of Illinois has been (since 1954):
Land of Lincoln
The Hoosier State
Land of Grant
The Cornhusker State
Land of Reagan
22. Which of these attractions was located in Rockford, IL ?
The Brookfield Zoo
The Field Museum
The Lincoln Park Zoo
The Museum of Science and Industry
The Time Museum
23. Illinois is known as:
The Badger State
The Buckeye State
The Hawkeye State
The Keystone State
The Prairie State
24. Were you visiting the great State of Illinois, which attraction might you be able to find in this state?
Camp Snoopy of the Mall of America
Cedar Point amusement park
Great America amusement park
Disney World
Disneyland
25. True / False: Technically, Illinois is really not a "state" but a "commonwealth."
True
False
26. Which Illinois city is closest to St. Louis?
Chicago
Peoria
Rock Island
Rockford
Springfield
27. True / False: The rock Band "Cheap Trick" is from Illinois.
True
False
28. Which city is closer to Milwaukee?
Chicago
Kankakee
Peoria
Rock Island
Springfield
29. There's a museum in Illinois which is a recreation of the first Mc Donalds restaurant. Where is it located?
Des Plaines
Elgin
Nauvoo
Pecatonica
Skokie
30. The last year the Cubs won a World Series was in:
1906
1908
1910
1945
2003
31. Which one of the following is not an Illinois State Park?
Chain O' Lakes
Illinois & Michigan Canal
Kettle Moraine
Rock Cut
Starved Rock
32. Which denomination / association of churches has its headquarters in the state of Illinois?
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
The Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS)
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (LCMS)
The American Association of Lutheran Churches (TAALC)
The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS)
33. Before Chicago was, what existed by the Chicago River?
Fort Dearborn
Fort Jackson
Fort Mackinac
Fort Ridgely
Fort Snelling
34. True / False: When one thinks of professional football, one thinks of the Chicago Packers!
True
False
35. A famous outdoor sculpture in downtown Chicago is called the:
Dali
Da Vinci
Michaelangelo
Munch
Picasso
36. True / False: Illinois does not have any toll roads.
True
False
37. Al Capone
started a chain of Chicago-style pizzarias
encouraged the Nazis to march in Skokie
designed the original plans for the John Hancock building
was a well known gangster
invented Frango mints at Marshall Fields
38. There's a baseball organization on the south-side called:
the Red Sox
the White Sox
the Blue Sox
the Blackhawks
the Bulls
the Pantyhose
39. Which current building was once the Palace of Fine Arts from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893?
The Adler Planetarium
The Mc Cormick Building
The Museum of Science & Industry
The Shedd Aquarium
The Watertower
40. The great American President Ronald Reagan had a boyhood home in:
Cabrini Green
Carbondale
Cherry Valley
Dixon
East St. Louis
41. In what year was the devastating Chicago Fire?
1812
1851
1871
1886
1922
42. Although altered by linguistic influences, the name "Illinois" was:
Algonquin for "Tribe of Superior Men."
the Dakota word for "Mindless Urban Sprawl."
the French word for "I'm Not Feeling Very Well."
Iroquoisan for "Land of Tomorrow."
the Viking word for "Are We There Yet?"

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