Quiz Questions With Answers About Indiana
What is the capital city of Indiana?
Which US President approved Indiana's admission into the
union as the nineteenth state?
A: James Madison.
What is Indiana's largest natural Lake?
A: Lake Wawasee
On what date was Indiana admitted to the Union as the 19th
A: On December 11, 1816.
What state borders Indiana to the north?
In 2012, what was the size of Indiana's gross state
A: $298 billion.
Soldiers from Indiana participated in all of the major
engagements of the what?
A: Civil War.
When translated what does the word "Indiana" mean?
A: Land of the Indians.
Indiana's largest educational institution is what school?
A: Indiana University.
What does one call a resident of Indiana?
A: A Hoosier.
What is the official river of Indiana, the longest
free-flowing river east of the Mississippi?
A: The Wabash River.
The first inhabitants were the Paleo-Indians, who arrived
around 8000 BC at the end of the what?
A: Ice Age.
The Paleo-Indians were nomadic tribes that
game such as what?
What is the record low temperature recorded on January 19,
1994 at New Whiteland?
A: −36 °F .
Who was the first European to cross into Indiana after
reaching present-day South Bend in 1679?
A: The French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle .
Who established the first trading post near Vincennes in
A: Sieur Juchereau.
What is special about Tippecanoe Lake in Indiana?
A: It's the deepest lake in the state at nearly 120 feet.
The British royal proclamation of 1763 set aside the land
west of the Appalachians for exclusive use by the Indians and prohibited any
British colonists from the area, which the Crown called what?
A: Indian Territory.
In the American Revolutionary War the colonists sought for
more self-government and independence from the British and most of the fighting
took place near the what?
A: East Coast.
Patriot military officer George Rogers Clark's army won
significant battles and took over Vincennes and Fort Sackville on what date?
A: February 25, 1779.
What is the average altitude of Indiana?
A: About 760 feet above sea level.
What was the name of the second capital of the Indiana
Beginning on June 10, 1816, delegates assembled at Corydon
wrote the Indiana
constitution in how many days?
What nationality was the largest
immigrant group to settle
Indiana was the first western state to mobilize for the
United States in what war?
A: American Civil War.
Indiana provided 126 infantry regiments, 26 batteries of
artillery and 13 regiments of cavalry to who?
A: Union forces.
What is the highest point in Indiana?
A: Hoosier Hill at 1,257 feet above sea level.
By the time the war ended, Indiana had contributed how many
men to fight in the war?
What was the only Civil War battle that was fought on
A: The Battle of Corydon, which occurred during Morgan's Raid.
What is the average annual rainfall for Indiana?
A: 40 inches.
In the 1930s, like all of the rest of the states, Indiana
was negatively affected by the what?
A: Great Depression.
Governor Paul V. McNutt ended prohibition in Indiana and
enacted the state's first what?
A: Income tax.
On several occasions Governor McNutt declared martial
for what reason?
A: To end worker strikes.
What percentage of the population in Indiana joined the
armed forces in response to World War II?
A: Roughly 10%.
In World War II, what percentage of the US military
armaments were produced in Indiana?
A: 4.5 percent.
How much total area of land and water does Indiana cover?
A: 36,418 square miles.
Where does Indiana rank compared with the other US states
A: 38th largest state in size.
Indiana, a Midwestern state, is one of eight states that
make up what region?
A: The Great Lakes region.
In Indiana, where is the lowest point above sea level
A: In Posey County, where the Wabash River flows into the Ohio River.
How many lakes are there in Indiana?
A: About 1,000.
What is the highest temperature recorded in Indiana, set on
July 14, 1936 at Collegeville?
A: 116 °F.
How many counties are there in Indiana?
The largest current military installation in Indiana is the
A: Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division.
How many coal fired power plants does Indiana have?
Which Indiana power plant is the largest coal power plant
in the United States?
A: Gibson Generating Station.
Most of Indiana's children attend public schools, but
nearly 10% attend what?
A: Private and parochial schools.
As of 2013 Indiana has produced more "what" per capita than
any other state?
A: National Basketball Association (NBA) players .
Famous NBA basketball player Larry Bird was born in what
A: West Baden Springs.