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Re: A Quick Indiana Quiz ***ANSWERS POSTED!!***
« Reply #70 on: June 28, 2007, 10:50:25 pm »
David, your new sheep avatar is very cute!

But not as cute as your previous avatar!  :-*  :)

 :-* Thanks Katherine!

I'm glad you like my lamb avatar!  :D
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Re: A Quick Indiana Quiz ***ANSWERS POSTED!!***
« Reply #71 on: June 29, 2007, 11:52:42 pm »
Well Susie, there's a reason I put the lamb in there! Have you played the cryptoquips game yet?  :D

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Re: A Quick Indiana Quiz ***ANSWERS POSTED!!***
« Reply #72 on: June 29, 2007, 11:57:18 pm »
Here are the answers to the quiz again, for anyone who hasn't checked their answers yet!  :D


1.) The capital of Indiana is

Indianapolis

In 1818, the Federal government purchased land in present day central Indiana through treaties with local Native American tribes, and then turned the new land over to the state. Attracted by the White river and the central location, the state capitol was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis in 1825. But the White river proved to be too shallow for most large river boats. Today, Indianapolis is one the largest American cities not on a navigatable waterway. Jeremiah Sullivan created the city's name by combining Indiana (meaning "Land of Indians") with "polis", the Greek word for city.


2.) Indiana is located in what part of the United States?

The Midwest

Indiana is located in the lower Midwest and shares a border with Kentucky, a Southern state. Indiana is sometimes referred to as a "border state", because it borders the South. Indiana's southern border is situated on the Ohio River, an extension of the Mason-Dixon line which traditionally divides the Northern states from the Southern states.


3.) The first permanent settlement in Indiana is now the city or town of

Vincennes

The French founded Vincennes in 1731. Two years later in 1733, a fort was built in Vincennes. In 1763, France handed the Indiana Territory over to Great Britain, and George Rogers Clark and his frontiersmen captured Vincennes from the British in 1779.


4.) Two river systems help to form part of Indiana's state boundaries. What are they?

Ohio river and Wabash river

The Ohio River forms all of Indiana's southern border with Kentucky. The Wabash River cuts across north central Indiana before turning southwest at Lafayette. The Wabash then begins to create Indiana's southwestern border with Illinois at Terre Haute, before emptying into the Ohio river near Evansville and Mount Vernon in the southwestern corner of the state. The remainder of Indiana's western border, along with its northern and eastern borders are imaginary lines, except for Lake Michigan in the northwest corner.


5.) Indiana achieved statehood in what year?

1816

Indiana was admitted into the Union on December 11th, 1816; the 19th state.



6.) The state motto of Indiana is

The Crossroads of America

More than half of the US population live within a one day drive of Indiana. In addition to dozens of highways, Indiana is served by interstates I-80/90, I-65, I-74, I-70, I-69 and I-64. Much of the nation's air and ground cargo pass through Indiana, and water freight is carried through the state, both on the Ohio River at the Ports of Indiana, and on Lake Michigan at Gary, Hammond, and Michigan City, Indiana.


7.) Indiana has what kind of climate?

Hot summers and cold winters

Indiana has hot, humid summers with temperatures frequently reaching the mid and upper 90's to over 100 degrees (32 - 40 C), and cold snowy winters. Sub zero temperatures (-18 C) are not unusual in most parts of the state during winter; especially at night. Tornadoes are frequent and can occur any time of the year, but are most common in spring and early summer. Autumn is crisp and cool throughout the state, and blizzards are not unheard of during the winter, especially in northern Indiana. The average high temperature for Indianapolis: January: 38 F (4 C)   July: 89 F (32 C).


8.) Important Indiana exports include:

Pharmaceuticals, corn, tobacco and spearmint

Eli Lilly, one of the world's largest drug manufacturers is headquartered in Indianapolis. Indiana is also a major manufacturer of medical equipment and devices. Corn is grown throughout the state,  while spearmint and peppermint are grown in the north, and tobacco in southern Indiana. Indiana also produces much of the world's popcorn. Watermelons, pumpkins and cantelopes are also major exports, along with soybeans, oats, poultry, cattle and hogs. Numerous dairy farms are located in northern Indiana. Since much of the nation's food is produced in Indiana, it is known as a "breadbasket" state. Indiana is also a leading manufacturer of musical instruments and travel trailers. Indiana limestone is used in buildings and monuments throughout the country. The Pentagon, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Empire State Building were all built with Indiana limestone.


9.) The landscape of Indiana is mostly

Flat in the north and hilly in the south

Indiana is very flat in the north, but gradually becomes hilly just south of Indianapolis. The Appalachian foothills begin forming near Bloomington, and the terrain becomes quite jagged and rugged near the Ohio river in south central and southeastern Indiana.


10.) The largest city in Indiana is

Indianapolis

With the exception of Lawrence, Speedway and Beech Grove (all independent cities within Indianapolis) the city spans all of Marion County. Population: 791,926. Greater Indianapolis (which encompasses 8 counties including Marion) has a population of about 2 million people. One third of all Hoosiers live in greater Indianapolis.


11.) The state bird of Indiana is the

Cardinal

Even though all the birds listed are found in Indiana, the state bird is the cardinal. The male cardinal sports bright red feathers and a pointed crown or peak on the top of his head.


12.) The state tree of Indiana is the

Tulip Tree

Except for the Palmetto, all of the trees listed grow abundantly in Indiana. The Tulip Tree is the official state tree. It belongs to the family Magnoliaceae, and is classified as Liriodendron Tulipifera, a type of magnolia. It is known for its large yellow-green flowers which resemble tulips.

Sycamore trees are also very common in Indiana; so much in fact that songs have even been written about them. The magestic trees are described in "On the Banks of the Wabash", the official state song of Indiana.


13.) The state flag of Indiana consists of what colors?

Blue and gold

The Indiana state flag only has two colors; midnight blue and gold.



14.) The shape of Indiana vaguely resembles a

Boot (or Box)



Most people think of Indiana as boot shaped, like a cowboy boot with the toe pointing westward. Indiana could also be described as box shaped, since three of its four borders consist mostly of straight lines. Michigan, Indiana's neighbor to the north is mitten shaped.



15.) What is the main feature on the Indiana state flag?

Torch and stars



A gold torch and stars appear against a dark blue background. The torch symbolizes freedom and knowledge. The stars represent Indiana's entry into the Union as the 19th state. The flag also features a gold fringe.

A buffalo and a pioneer chopping a tree appear on Indiana's state seal.



16.) Which Great Lake is partially located in Indiana?

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan just barely touches Indiana in the northwestern corner of the state.  Excellent beaches can be found along Lake Michigan near the Indiana towns of Michiana, Potawatomi Park, Michigan City, Ogden Dunes, Tremont, Beverly Shores and Portage. The beaches are beautiful, although the water does remain quite cold most of the year due to the tremendous depth of the lake.



17.) Which celebrities are from Indiana?

Brendan Fraser and Greg Kinnear

Brendan Fraser was born in Indianapolis, and Greg Kinnear is from Logansport. 

Other famous Hoosiers include: Michael Jackson (Gary), Janet Jackson (Gary), James Dean (Marion), Florence Henderson (Dale), John Mellencamp (Seymour), Shelley Long (Fort Wayne), Jim Davis/Garfield the cat (Muncie), David Letterman (Indianapolis), Steve McQueen (Beech Grove), violinist Joshua Bell (Bloomington), Red Skelton (Vincennes) and Colonel Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (Henryville).



18.) The first governor of Indiana was

Jonathan Jennings

Jonathan Jennings was elected the first governor of Indiana. At the time of his election, Indiana's population totaled only 64,000 people. He served as Indiana's governor from 1816 - 1822. Jennings county, in southeastern Indiana is named in honor of the first governor.



19.) Major Indian tribes in Indiana included

The Miami, Potawatomi, Mohican and Shawnee

Most of Indiana's Native Americans belonged to the Eastern Woodland tribes. The Miami, Potawatomi, Mohican and Shawnee were among the larger and more powerful tribes in the state. Other tribes in Indiana included the Delaware, Munsee, Huron, Kickapoo, Piankashaw and Wea. Tecumseh, the famous Shawnee chief, led several tribes to war against General William Henry Harrison and his troops in the historic Battle of Tippecanoe, near present day Lafayette, Indiana.



20.) The inhabitants of Indiana are often referred to as

Hoosiers

The people of Indiana are frequently referred to as either Hoosiers or Indianians. Nobody knows for certain where the word Hoosier came from. One theory is a corruption of the word "Husher" in reference to Indiana's early pioneers who would often "hush" an enemy or opponent with their fists. Others think it might be a derivation of "Who's Here", a phrase often uttered when settlers heard a knock on their cabin door. Most likely the word is in reference to Samuel Hoosier, who preferred hiring Indiana men to Kentuckians while constructing the canals along the Ohio River.

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Re: A Quick Indiana Quiz ***ANSWERS POSTED!!***
« Reply #73 on: June 30, 2007, 12:04:52 am »
If you haven't done it yet, please spend a few minutes answering Scott's "Lone Star Quiz", about Texas   :D

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,10964.0.html


Lee's "Georgia Quiz"  :D

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,10940.0.html


and....

Kerry's "Heath's Aussie Quiz" a quiz about Australia where you are greeted with a VERY cute picture of Heath!  :D

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,10041.0.html

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Re: A Quick Indiana Quiz ***ANSWERS POSTED!!***
« Reply #74 on: July 02, 2007, 11:35:55 am »
Actually I'll be happy of only two or three people answer this.

I was inspired by Kerry's Australia quiz a few months ago, and I thought I would write a quick quiz to see how much people know about my home state of Indiana. I will post the answers to the quiz on June 30th!

Please select the best answer to each of the following questions!


1. The capital of Indiana is

b.) Indianapolis

2. Indiana is located in what part of the United States?
a.} The Midwest

3.) The first permanent settlement in Indiana is now the city or town of
a.) Seymour

4.) Two river systems help to form part of Indiana's state boundaries. What are they?
d.) Ohio river and Wabash river

5.) Indiana achieved statehood in what year?

d.) 1900

6.) The state motto of Indiana is
a.) The Crossroads of America

7.) Indiana has what kind of climate?

d.) Hot summers and cold winters


8.) Important Indiana exports include:
d.) Cotton, dairy products, corn and tobacco

9.) The landscape of Indiana is mostly
d.) Mountainous

10.) The largest city in Indiana is
e.) Indianapolis

11.) The state bird of Indiana is the
a.) Falcon

12.) The state tree of Indiana is the

b.) Bald Cypress



13.) The state flag of Indiana consists of what colors?
c.) Red and blue

14.) The shape of Indiana vaguely resembles a
e.) Hat

15.) What is the main feature on the Indiana state flag?
d.) Settlers and a cabin
e.) Lion, falcon and arrows

16.) Which Great Lake is partially located in Indiana?
e.) Lake Huron

17.) Which celebrities are from Indiana?
c.) Katherine Hepburn and Sandra Bulluck

18.) The first governor of Indiana was
e.) Isaac P. Gray

19.) Major Indian tribes in Indiana included
a.) The Sioux, Cheyenne and Cherokee

20.) The inhabitants of Indiana are often referred to as
a.) Buckeyes


And all this at total random, since I don't have the foggiest knowledge about Indiana (sorry!!).
Where can we check up the right answers??






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Re: A Quick Indiana Quiz ***ANSWERS POSTED!!***
« Reply #75 on: July 02, 2007, 02:14:42 pm »
Hi Isabelle!!  :D

Message #76 (the second message above yours) has the correct answers.

Thanks for taking my Indiana quiz, Isabelle!  :D

Maybe you could post a quiz about France sometime? I'd love to take it!  :)
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Re: A Quick Indiana Quiz ***ANSWERS POSTED!!***
« Reply #76 on: July 02, 2007, 04:36:54 pm »
Yey! I finally got one first ... 

I'm gonna get me a sheep! 

Susie

Congratulations Susie!!  :D

And it looks like the message you solved was a fairly difficult one too! Way to go!  :D
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Re: A Quick Indiana Quiz ***ANSWERS POSTED!!***
« Reply #77 on: July 04, 2007, 03:17:36 am »
1. The capital of Indiana is

b.) Indianapolis

2. Indiana is located in what part of the United States?
a.} The Midwest

3.) The first permanent settlement in Indiana is now the city or town of
a.) Seymour

4.) Two river systems help to form part of Indiana's state boundaries. What are they?
d.) Ohio river and Wabash river

5.) Indiana achieved statehood in what year?

d.) 1900

6.) The state motto of Indiana is
a.) The Crossroads of America

7.) Indiana has what kind of climate?

d.) Hot summers and cold winters


8.) Important Indiana exports include:
d.) Cotton, dairy products, corn and tobacco

9.) The landscape of Indiana is mostly
d.) Mountainous

10.) The largest city in Indiana is
e.) Indianapolis

11.) The state bird of Indiana is the
a.) Falcon

12.) The state tree of Indiana is the

b.) Bald Cypress



13.) The state flag of Indiana consists of what colors?
c.) Red and blue

14.) The shape of Indiana vaguely resembles a
e.) Hat

15.) What is the main feature on the Indiana state flag?
d.) Settlers and a cabin
e.) Lion, falcon and arrows

16.) Which Great Lake is partially located in Indiana?
e.) Lake Huron

17.) Which celebrities are from Indiana?
c.) Katherine Hepburn and Sandra Bulluck

18.) The first governor of Indiana was
e.) Isaac P. Gray

19.) Major Indian tribes in Indiana included
a.) The Sioux, Cheyenne and Cherokee

20.) The inhabitants of Indiana are often referred to as
a.) Buckeyes


And all this at total random, since I don't have the foggiest knowledge about Indiana (sorry!!).
Where can we check up the right answers??






Edited by David on 7/2/2007 to fix post format

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