Wisconsin Cities And Town's With Native American Origins

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Who knew all the places we live and vist orginated from Native American orgins? Click through to see how well you know your beloved Wisconsin


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  • 1. 

    This name orginates from the Ojibwa name for the Wisconsin River, “Wishkonsing.” 

    • A.

      Wisconsin

    • B.

      Shorewood

    • C.

      Middelton

    • D.

      West Bend

    Correct Answer
    A. Wisconsin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Wisconsin because the name originates from the Ojibwa name for the Wisconsin River, "Wishkonsing."

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  • 2. 

    This County means “Big Pipe” in Ojibwa. It was used to describe the shape of the river bend. 

    • A.

      Sheboygan

    • B.

      Mercer

    • C.

      Eau Claire

    • D.

      Fish Creek

    Correct Answer
    A. Sheboygan
    Explanation
    Sheboygan is the correct answer because it means "Big Pipe" in Ojibwa. This name was used to describe the shape of the river bend.

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  • 3. 

    The name the Ho-Chunk and other American Indians have called the Madison area for thousands of years, meaning "Four Lakes" in the Ho-Chunk language. It also happens to be the new name of a UW-Madison Lake Shore Residence Hall.  

    • A.

      Mequon

    • B.

      Fitchburg

    • C.

      Dejope

    • D.

      Racine

    Correct Answer
    C. Dejope
    Explanation
    Dejope is the correct answer because it is the name that the Ho-Chunk and other American Indians have called the Madison area for thousands of years, meaning "Four Lakes" in the Ho-Chunk language. It is also the new name of a UW-Madison Lake Shore Residence Hall.

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  • 4. 

    The name for this important city originated from the Algonquin word "Millioki" which means "gathering place by the water."

    • A.

      Kenosha

    • B.

      Milwaukee

    • C.

      Franklin

    • D.

      Madison

    Correct Answer
    B. Milwaukee
    Explanation
    Milwaukee is the correct answer because the explanation states that the name for this important city originated from the Algonquin word "Millioki," which means "gathering place by the water." Milwaukee is known for its location on the western shore of Lake Michigan, making it a city by the water and aligning with the meaning of the Algonquin word.

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  • 5. 

    This small city was named after an important Chief of the Menominee tribe.

    • A.

      Oconomowoc

    • B.

      Oshkosh

    • C.

      Amery

    • D.

      Cudahy

    Correct Answer
    B. Oshkosh
    Explanation
    Oshkosh is the correct answer because it is a small city that was named after an important Chief of the Menominee tribe. The other options, Oconomowoc, Amery, and Cudahy, do not have any connection to the Menominee tribe or their chief. Therefore, Oshkosh is the most suitable answer based on the given information.

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  • 6. 

    This central Wisconsin city is named after a Chippewa word meaning "far away."

    • A.

      Williams Bay

    • B.

      De Pere

    • C.

      Columbus

    • D.

      Wausau

    Correct Answer
    D. Wausau
    Explanation
    Wausau is the correct answer because it is a central Wisconsin city named after a Chippewa word meaning "far away." This explanation is supported by the fact that Wausau fits the description given in the question.

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  • 7. 

    This Wisconsin city’s name comes from the Winnebago word meaning "running water."

    • A.

      Eagle River

    • B.

      Horicon

    • C.

      Abbotsford

    • D.

      Neenah

    Correct Answer
    D. Neenah
    Explanation
    Neenah is the correct answer because it is the Wisconsin city whose name comes from the Winnebago word meaning "running water."

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  • 8. 

    This small city is named after the Menominee word meaning "thorn in the island."

    • A.

      Marion

    • B.

      Milwaukee

    • C.

      Menash

    • D.

      Waupaca

    Correct Answer
    C. Menash
    Explanation
    Menash is the correct answer because it is a city in Wisconsin that is indeed named after the Menominee word meaning "thorn in the island." This explanation is supported by the fact that the other options, Marion, Milwaukee, and Waupaca, do not have any known connection to the Menominee word or its meaning.

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  • 9. 

    This town is named after a Potowatomi word which meaning "a ladle or a bend in the stream."

    • A.

      Wisconsin Rapids

    • B.

      Appleton

    • C.

      West Bend

    • D.

      Mukwonago

    Correct Answer
    D. Mukwonago
    Explanation
    Mukwonago is the correct answer because it is the town that is named after a Potowatomi word meaning "a ladle or a bend in the stream." This suggests that the name Mukwonago has its origins in the Potowatomi language and refers to a specific geographical feature or object.

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  • 10. 

    This is a small town in southeastern Wisconsin named after a Potowatomi word meaning "water fall" in the vicinity.

    • A.

      Oconomowoc

    • B.

      Whitefish Bay

    • C.

      Bayfield

    • D.

      Alma

    Correct Answer
    A. Oconomowoc
    Explanation
    Oconomowoc is the correct answer because it is a small town in southeastern Wisconsin that is named after a Potowatomi word meaning "water fall" in the vicinity. This suggests that there is a water fall in or near Oconomowoc, making it the most suitable option among the given choices.

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  • 11. 

    This city is named after the Chippewa word meaning "river of bad spirits."

    • A.

      Cornell

    • B.

      Delavan

    • C.

      Fond du Lac

    • D.

      Manitowoc

    Correct Answer
    D. Manitowoc
    Explanation
    Manitowoc is the correct answer because it is known to be named after the Chippewa word meaning "river of bad spirits." This suggests that the city has a historical connection to the Chippewa people and their beliefs about the spiritual nature of the river.

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  • 12. 

    This is a small town in northeastern Wisconsin named after a Menominee word meaning "wild rice people."

    • A.

      Menominee Falls

    • B.

      Evansville

    • C.

      Kiel

    • D.

      Markesan

    Correct Answer
    A. Menominee Falls
    Explanation
    Menominee Falls is the correct answer because it is a small town in northeastern Wisconsin. The town is named after a Menominee word meaning "wild rice people," which suggests a historical connection to the Menominee Native American tribe. This explanation aligns with the given information about the town's name and location in northeastern Wisconsin.

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  • 13. 

    This County located in in southeastern Wisconsin comes from the Chippewa Tribe word meaning "little fox."

    • A.

      Nekoosa

    • B.

      Loyal

    • C.

      Waukesha

    • D.

      Mequon

    Correct Answer
    C. Waukesha
    Explanation
    Waukesha is the correct answer because it is a county located in southeastern Wisconsin. The word "Waukesha" comes from the Chippewa Tribe and means "little fox."

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  • 14. 

    1.     This small town in central Wisconsin has a name that means "day break or dawn."

    • A.

      Rhinelander

    • B.

      Waupun

    • C.

      Oconto

    • D.

      Platteville

    Correct Answer
    B. Waupun
    Explanation
    Waupun is the correct answer because it is a small town in central Wisconsin that has a Native American name meaning "day break or dawn." This explanation is consistent with the information provided in the question.

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