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Trivia Quiz - Illinois Fun Facts

Trivia questions about the history, geography, culture and politics of Illinois!

Quiz Number: 5614
Date Submitted: May 13, 2016
Quiz Categories: U.S. States
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 69.3 percent
Times Taken: 130 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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1. Which of the following US presidents did not claim Illinois as his home state at the time of his administration?
  A.   Abraham Lincoln
  B.   Ronald Reagan
  C.   Ulysses S. Grant
  D.   Barack Obama

2. What is the nickname of Illinois State University?
  A.   Redbirds
  B.   Fighting Illini
  C.   Boilermakers
  D.   Bulldogs

3. What state borders Illinois to the east?
  A.   Indiana
  B.   Wisconsin
  C.   Michigan
  D.   Minnesota

4. What is the capital city of Illinois?
  A.   Peoria
  B.   Rockford
  C.   Chicago
  D.   Springfield

5. The city of Chicago sits on the banks of what Great Lake?
  A.   Lake Superior
  B.   Lake Ontario
  C.   Lake Michigan
  D.   Lake Huron

6. Which of the following rock/pop music groups did not originate in Chicago?
  A.   Chicago
  B.   Earth, Wind & Fire
  C.   Barenaked Ladies
  D.   The Smashing Pumpkins

7. What 1970s TV sitcom was set in inner city Chicago, Illinois?
  A.   Good Times
  B.   One Day at a Time
  C.   The Jeffersons
  D.   Welcome Back, Kotter

8. What is the name of the NBA team located in Chicago, Illinois?
  A.   Warriors
  B.   Heat
  C.   Pistons
  D.   Bulls

9. The city of Cairo, Illinois is situated near the confluence of what two great rivers?
  A.   Mississippi and Missouri
  B.   Ohio and Mississippi
  C.   Ohio & Missouri
  D.   Mackenzie and Yukon

10. What is the nickname of the state of Illinois?
  A.   Green Mountain State
  B.   Prairie State
  C.   Garden State
  D.   Beaver State®   

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