How Well Do You Know Illinois?

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How Well Do You Know Illinois? - Quiz

What do you know about Illinois.


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  • 1. 

    What is the capital of Illinois?

    • A.

      Chicago

    • B.

      Champaign

    • C.

      Springfield

    • D.

      East St. Louis

    Correct Answer
    C. Springfield
    Explanation
    Springfield is the correct answer because it is the capital of Illinois. Chicago is the largest city in Illinois, but it is not the capital. Champaign and East St. Louis are also cities in Illinois, but they are not the capital either.

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  • 2. 

    The State motto is . . . . .

    • A.

      Home of Ronald Reagan

    • B.

      Prairie State

    • C.

      Land of 100 Lakes

    • D.

      Land of Lincoln

    Correct Answer
    D. Land of Lincoln
    Explanation
    The State motto "Land of Lincoln" refers to the state of Illinois. This motto is a tribute to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, who was born in Illinois and spent a significant part of his life there. Lincoln is highly regarded as one of the greatest presidents in American history, and his association with Illinois is a point of pride for the state. The motto reflects the state's historical significance and its connection to a revered national figure.

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  • 3. 

    Which state DOES NOT border Illinois?

    • A.

      Iowa

    • B.

      Missouri

    • C.

      Texas

    • D.

      Indiana

    Correct Answer
    C. Texas
    Explanation
    Texas is the correct answer because it does not border Illinois. Illinois is located in the Midwest region of the United States, and it is surrounded by states such as Iowa, Missouri, and Indiana. However, Texas is located in the southern region of the United States, far away from Illinois, and does not share a border with it.

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  • 4. 

    Which city is located furthest south?

    • A.

      Chicago

    • B.

      Decatur

    • C.

      Carbondale

    • D.

      Bloomington

    Correct Answer
    C. Carbondale
    Explanation
    Carbondale is located furthest south because it is the only option among the given cities that is known for being in the southern region of the United States. Chicago, Decatur, and Bloomington are all located in the northern or central parts of the country. Therefore, Carbondale is the correct answer as it is the southernmost city among the given options.

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  • 5. 

    What is the state bird?

    • A.

      Chicken

    • B.

      Cardinal

    • C.

      Pheasant

    • D.

      Eagle

    Correct Answer
    B. Cardinal
    Explanation
    The state bird is the Cardinal. This is a common choice for state birds due to its vibrant red color and widespread presence throughout the United States. The Cardinal is also known for its beautiful song, making it a popular and recognizable bird.

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  • 6. 

    Which is the oldest community in Illinois?

    • A.

      Chicago

    • B.

      Peoria

    • C.

      Effingham

    • D.

      East St. Louis

    Correct Answer
    B. Peoria
    Explanation
    Peoria is considered the oldest community in Illinois due to its long history. It was first settled by Europeans in 1680, making it one of the earliest European settlements in the region. Peoria played a significant role in the fur trade and later became an important industrial and transportation hub. Its age and historical significance make it the oldest community in Illinois compared to Chicago, Effingham, and East St. Louis.

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  • 7. 

    The Chicago Bears were known as . . .?

    • A.

      Always has been known as the Chicago Bears

    • B.

      Decatur Bears

    • C.

      Sucky Bears

    • D.

      Decatur Staleys

    Correct Answer
    D. Decatur Staleys
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Decatur Staleys. The Chicago Bears were originally founded in Decatur, Illinois in 1919 as the Decatur Staleys. They were named after the A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company, the team's sponsor at the time. In 1921, the team moved to Chicago and became the Chicago Staleys. The following year, they changed their name to the Chicago Bears. Therefore, the team was known as the Decatur Staleys before becoming the Chicago Bears.

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  • 8. 

    What town is home to Superman?

    • A.

      Harristown

    • B.

      Pana

    • C.

      Metropolis

    • D.

      Peru

    Correct Answer
    C. Metropolis
    Explanation
    Metropolis is the correct answer because it is widely known as the fictional city where Superman resides. In the Superman comics and movies, Metropolis is depicted as a bustling metropolis and the backdrop for many of Superman's heroic adventures. The city is often portrayed as a symbol of hope and justice, and is closely associated with the iconic superhero.

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  • 9. 

    Which city has never been a capital of Illinois?

    • A.

      Springfield

    • B.

      Peoria

    • C.

      Kaskaskia

    • D.

      Vandalia

    Correct Answer
    B. Peoria
    Explanation
    Peoria has never been a capital of Illinois. The other cities listed, Springfield, Kaskaskia, and Vandalia, have all served as the capital of Illinois at some point in history. Peoria, on the other hand, has never held this title.

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  • 10. 

    What is the state flower?

    • A.

      Corn Stalks

    • B.

      Yellow Dandelions

    • C.

      White Daisies

    • D.

      Purple Violets

    Correct Answer
    D. Purple Violets
    Explanation
    Purple Violets is the correct answer because state flowers are typically chosen to represent the unique characteristics and attributes of a particular state. In this case, Purple Violets may be the state flower because they are native to the region, have cultural significance, or are known for their beauty. While Corn Stalks, Yellow Dandelions, and White Daisies are all types of flowers, they may not have the same connection to the state in question.

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  • 11. 

    How do you pronounce "Moweaqua"?

    • A.

      Mo-we-qua

    • B.

      Mow-wee-aqua

    • C.

      Mowey-qua

    • D.

      Mow-aqua

    Correct Answer
    A. Mo-we-qua
    Explanation
    The correct pronunciation of "Moweaqua" is "Mo-we-qua."

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  • 12. 

    Jesse Jackson stuck his nose into the business of what town concerning the 6 criminal kids?

    • A.

      Springfield

    • B.

      Decatur

    • C.

      Peoria

    • D.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    B. Decatur
    Explanation
    Jesse Jackson intervened in the affairs of Decatur regarding the six delinquent children.

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  • 13. 

    Going to the boat means?

    • A.

      Cruising Lake Decatur

    • B.

      Going to your mother-in-law's house

    • C.

      Riverside Gambling

    • D.

      Going to jail

    Correct Answer
    C. Riverside Gambling
    Explanation
    Going to the boat refers to going to a location where gambling activities, such as casinos or riverboat gambling, are available. This term is commonly used in regions where gambling is legal and often associated with entertainment and leisure activities. Therefore, the correct answer in this case is Riverside Gambling.

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  • 14. 

    Which President was born in Tampico, Illinois?

    • A.

      Reagan

    • B.

      Clinton

    • C.

      Jefferson

    • D.

      Nixon

    Correct Answer
    A. Reagan
    Explanation
    Reagan is the correct answer because Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, was born in Tampico, Illinois. He served as President from 1981 to 1989 and is known for his conservative policies and his role in ending the Cold War.

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