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What is the capital city of Indiana?
A: Indianapolis.

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 state ?
A: On December 11, 1816.

What state borders Indiana to the north?
A: Michigan.

In 2012, what was the size of Indiana's gross state product?
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 hunted large game such as what?
A: Mastodons.

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 1702?
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 Territory?
A: Corydon.

Beginning on June 10, 1816, delegates assembled at Corydon wrote the Indiana constitution in how many days?
A: 19.

What nationality was the largest immigrant group to settle in Indiana?
A:  Germans.

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?
A: 208,367.

What was the only Civil War battle that was fought on Indiana soil?
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 law 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 in size?
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 located?
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?
A:  92.

The largest current military installation in Indiana is the what?
A: Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division.

How many coal fired power plants does Indiana have?
A:  24.

 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 Indiana city?
A: West Baden Springs.


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