Happy Birthday, Indiana!

Happy Birthday, Indiana!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Today, the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus recognized Indiana’s 197th birthday. On this day in 1816, Indiana was admitted to the Union as the 19th state.

In honor of this special occasion, the annual Indiana Statehood Day celebration was held at the Indiana Statehouse. State leaders and fourth-grade students from across Indiana gathered to commemorate the spirit and pride of living in the Hoosier State. As a tradition, we recognized the fourth-grade winners of the Statehood Day Essay Contest. This year’s theme was Hoosier Bicentennial Heroes. To read the winning essays, click here.

Many of our senators had the privilege of meeting with students from their local communities. Legislators talked with young Hoosiers who were touring the Senate Chamber and watched them “vote” on their own bill, regarding whether students should be allowed to bring their pets to school. It’s probably no surprise that every school whole-heartedly voted yes.

The Indiana General Assembly encourages everyone to attend this special program next year and celebrate the rich history of our home, Indiana. For more details on the Statehood Day program, click here.

Think you know everything about Indiana? Check out our Indiana Statehood Day trivia questions. The answers are at the bottom of this post.

1. Abraham Lincoln moved to Indiana with his parents when he was seven years old. In which county did they live?

A) Vanderburgh County B) Warrick County C) Spencer County D) Posey County

2. What is Indiana’s state flower?

A) Sunflower B) Violet C) Carnation D) Peony

3. What was the original state capitol of Indiana?

A) Indianapolis B) Corydon C) Vincennes D) Evansville

4. How many stars are on the Indiana flag?

A) 17 B) 18 C) 19 D) 20

5. Which of the following is NOT on the Indiana state seal?

A) A cardinal B) A buffalo C) A woodsman D) A sun

6. Indiana is home to many notable people. Out of the following, who is NOT a Hoosier?

A) David Letterman B) Brendan Fraser C) James Dean D) Bill Murray

7. What is Indiana’s state bird?

A) Cardinal B) Robin C) Mockingbird D) Bluebird

8. What is Indiana’s state motto?

A) Freedom and Unity B) Crossroads of America C) In God We Trust D) Land of Lincoln

9. How many U.S. vice presidents were from Indiana?

A) Three B) Four C) Five D) Six

10. Indiana produces 20 percent of the United States’ supply of what snack food?

A) Popcorn B) Pretzels C) Granola bars D) Potato chips

ANSWERS: 1. C; 2. D; 3. B; 4. C; 5. A; 6. D; 7. A; 8. B; 9. C; 10. A