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21 Indiana Trivia Questions To Prove You’re A Hoosier At Heart

Are you in love with Lake Michigan? Do you think Terre Haute is terrific? Can you think of nothing better to do than gaze out on golden fields of corn? If so (or not), this is your time, because it’s time for some Indiana trivia!

Indiana is at the heart of United States culture in more ways than one. In addition to residing near the center of the continental U.S. and placing just above the middle of U.S. states in terms of population, Indiana is also a focal point of U.S. culture, sports, and history. You’d be remiss if you didn’t know a thing or two about the Hoosier State!

Now prove your knowledge with some Indiana trivia questions and answers. Do you know when Indiana was admitted to the Union? Can you recall which basketball star got his start in the state? Do you know just what a Hoosier is? If so, you’re ready for the quiz!

Once you’re done with this Indiana trivia quiz, try out our quizzes on Chicago, California, and Hawaii trivia.

Which popular cartoon character lives in the state of Indiana?

Popeye The Sailor

Garfield

Peter Griffin

Homer Simpson

Which TV show, created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, is set in Indiana?

Parks and Recreation

The Office

The Simpsons

The Good Place

What is the capital city of the state of Indiana?

Indianapolis

Green Bay

Bloomington

West Baden

What is the state bird of Indiana?

The Finch

The Pelican

The Cardinal

The Blue Jay

What is the highest point in the state of Indiana?

Tamarack Mountain

Henry County High Point

Hoosier Hill

Sand Hill

Which Great Lake can be found bordering the northwest of the state of Indiana?

Lake Huron

Lake Michigan

Lake Superior

Lake Ontario

What is the abbreviation for the state of Indiana?

IN

IA

IL

ID

Which number state is Indiana, in terms of officially joining the United States?

19

13

23

15

What is the official state nickname for Indiana?

The Hoosier State

The Buckeye State

The Prairie State

The Bluegrass State

Which crop does nearly half of the farmland in Indiana produce?

Corn

Potatoes

Soybeans

Pumpkins

What Indiana town is the setting for the movie “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”?

Endora

Frogtown

Galt’s Gulch

Fawcett City

Which state does not border Indiana?

Michigan

Minnesota

Illinois

Ohio

In what time zone is most of the state of Indiana?

Mountain Time Zone

Western Time Zone

Eastern Time Zone

Central Time Zone

Who is regarded as one of the first Europeans to view the state of Indiana around 1614?

Captain John Smith

John Rut

Samuel de Champlain

Hernando de Soto

What object is located in the middle of Indiana’s state flag?

A Flower

An Eagle

A Tree

A Torch

Lewis and Clark’s expedition started from which Indiana town?

Terre Haute

Fort Wayne

Indianapolis

Fort Vincennes

Which river creates the southern border of the state of Indiana?

White River

Mississippi River

Ohio River

Wabash River

What is the name of the NBA team in the state of Indiana?

The Cavaliers

The Bucks

The Pacers

The Pistons

Which country ceded Indiana to the United States after the American Revolution in 1783?

Spain

France

Britain

China

Which famous singer-songwriter was born in Gary, Indiana?

Michael Jackson

Madonna

Elvis Presley

Anita Baker

The founder of which fast food chain was born in Indiana?

Arby’s

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Starbucks

McDonald’s

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