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History of Ohio

Try to answer these questions about the history of the state of Ohio.
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Last updated: May 31, 2017
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What was invented by the Wright Brothers of Dayton, Ohio?
The Airplane
What was the first European country to settle in Ohio?
France
What Ohio native was the first person to walk on the moon?
Neil Armstrong
What Ohio native was the first American to orbit the Earth?
John Glenn
What type of music was popularized by Cleveland DJ Alan Freed?
Rock & Roll
What crazy thing happened to the Cuyahoga river in Cleveland in 1969?
It Caught Fire
What city was known as "Porkopolis" in the 1800s due to its meat processing industry?
Cincinnati
At what University were four Vietnam War protestors killed in 1970?
Kent State
What was the nation's first co-ed college and also the first to admit people of all races?
Oberlin
What famous anti-slavery novel was written by Ohio resident Harriet Beecher Stowe?
Uncle Tom's Cabin
What inventor was born in Milan, Ohio in 1847?
Thomas Edison
What peace accords were signed in Ohio in 1995 - ending the Bosnian War?
Dayton Accords
What Akron native led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first NBA championship in 2016?
LeBron James
What Cleveland oil baron was the first person to have a net worth of a billion dollars?
John D. Rockefeller
Name the seven U.S. Presidents who were
born in Ohio
Four star general
Ulysses S. Grant
Ended Reconstruction
Rutherford B. Hayes
Assassinated by an office seeker
James A. Garfield
Grandson of a President
Benjamin Harrison
Assassinated by an anarchist
William McKinley
The heaviest President
William Howard Taft
Teapot Dome
Warren Harding
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level 72
May 30, 2017
Harding not accepted...
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level 78
May 30, 2017
Nor is Rock'n'roll.
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level 82
May 30, 2017
Please add rocknroll for typeins?
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level 85
May 30, 2017
Type his full name: “Warren G. Harding”.
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level ∞
May 31, 2017
Harding will work now.
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level 67
May 31, 2017
As I am not an American I had a go for fun, got 8/21, should have got a point for trying I feel....... no heart this quizmaster.
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level 77
Jun 13, 2017
That's pretty good! I certainly would not have fared so well taking a state specific quiz in a non-native country.
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level 49
Sep 4, 2017
Me too. You can give me all day to come up with the states in Mongolia and I'd still come up short.
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level 70
May 19, 2018
Come on, Cooldrive, everyone knows Ömnögovi.
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level 73
Oct 27, 2018
^^ That's Omg stands for all this time?
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level 69
Jun 15, 2017
Only 3 protestors were killed at Kent State in 1970. Sandra Scheuer wasn't protesting. She was walking between classes when she was struck by a bullet.
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level 76
Sep 4, 2017
Good point.
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level 49
Sep 4, 2017
NG (Not Good) shots
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level 79
Dec 5, 2017
William Knox Schroeder was probably not a protester either. He may even have been an ROTC student.
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level 32
Sep 4, 2017
I love my home state!
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level 69
Sep 4, 2017
Wow, a lot of hard-to-remember presidents came from Ohio.
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level 49
Sep 4, 2017
I saved the easiest for last, then typed HONDA Accords.
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level 73
Oct 27, 2018
You didn't do well in civics.
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level 54
Sep 4, 2017
Warren Harding is one of my favorite Presidents. Benjamin Harrison is one of my least favorite Presidents. Ohio is weird.
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level 79
May 7, 2019
Things you don't hear very often: "Warren Harding is one of my favorite Presidents."
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level 46
Sep 25, 2017
Didn't get the Cuyahoga River one but man I had a fun time trying to guess what happened to it.
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level 66
Mar 21, 2019
The Cuyahoga River fire made the cover of Time magazine and shocked the nation into seriously protecting the environment. You should read up on it if you have time.
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level 73
Aug 2, 2018
Uncle Tom's Cabin was written in Brunswick, Maine while Harriet Beecher Stowe's husband, famed preacher and abolitionist Calvin Stowe, was on staff at Bowdoin College. The Stowe House still stands there.
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level 73
Oct 27, 2018
It was an inn and German restaurant until a few years ago. The college allows the public in for free including teas in her writing room.