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Indiana Trivia

How well do you know the state of Indiana?
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Last updated: February 3, 2013
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Capital of Indiana
Indianapolis
A person from Indiana is called a...
Hoosier
In what year did Indiana become a state?
1816
Who is the current governor?
Mike Pence
What is the Indiana state tree?
yellow poplar
The state flower?
peony
The state bird?
cardinal
What is the official state song?
On the Banks of the Wabash
Which famous motor race is held in Indiana's capital city?
The Indianapolis 500
Which Indiana town receives millions of letters at Christmastime?
Santa Claus
What is the Indiana state motto?
The Crossroads of America
Southern Indiana has one of the world's richest deposits of what sedimentary rock?
limestone
Fort Wayne was built in 1794 at a Miami village after what famous battle?
The Battle of Fallen Timbers
Which Indiana city was once known as the "Circus Capital of America"?
Peru
Indiana's first newspaper, "The Indiana Gazette", was first published in which city?
Vincennes
Amelia Earhart was once a professor at which Indiana college?
Purdue University
In Madison County, 1824, nine Native Americans were slaughtered by seven white settlers. This event came to be known as what?
Fall Creek Massacre
The main station of the underground railroad was in Indiana, in whose home?
Levi Coffin
The world's first peacetime train robbery was committed in which Indiana city?
Seymour
And what was the name of the gang who robbed the train?
The Reno Brothers
Which famous actor, star of "East of Eden", was born in Marion, Indiana?
James Dean
Which notorious singing group hails from Gary, Indiana?
The Jackson 5
Which singer/songwriter, who wrote "Small Town", is from Seymour, Indiana?
John Cougar Mellencamp
Which famous poet was born in Greenfield, Indiana?
James Whitcomb Riley
One Indianapolis-born author mentions famous Indiana figures in his book "Cat's Cradle". Who was this author?
Kurt Vonnegut
Who is the only Miss Indiana to win the Miss America pageant?
Katie Stam
Indiana produces 90% of the world's supply of which popular snack?
popcorn
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level 34
Apr 9, 2014
Born and raised in Indiana and have lived my whole life here except for one year in Maine and I have never once heard our state tree called the "yellow poplar" everyone calls it the tulip tree or tulip poplar. that needs to be changed to reflect what we hoosiers call it.
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level 48
Jul 9, 2017
The Governor is Eric Holcomb. Mike Pence is the Vice President of the United States now.