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Illinois became the 21st state on December 3, 1818. From what Native American language does it take its name?

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1. Illinois became the 21st state on December 3, 1818. From what Native American language does it take its name?
   Mohawk
   Blackhawk
   Algonquian
   Sioux
   Chippewa
2. Who were the first European explorers to visit Illinois?
   Jolliet and Marquette
   La Salle and Marquette
   Hudson and Champlain
   Hudson and Jolliet
   Champlain and La Salle
3. After what war did Illinois become a British-held territory?
   King Phillip's War
   French and Indian War
   Father Rale's War
   Yamasee War
   Queen Anne's War
4. What archeological site lies in southwestern Illinois and is the most sophisticated prehistoric society north of Mexico?
   Etowah Mounds
   Watson Brake
   Poverty Point
   SunWatch
   Cahokia Mounds
5. The Land of Lincoln, Illinois was the first state to ratify what amendment?
   10th
   11th
   12th
   13th
   14th
6. Writer Upton Sinclair published The Jungle in 1906 to expose what Chicagoan industry?
   Meatpacking
   Pullman cars
   Zippers
   Beer making
   Sawdust
7. What superhero's fictional hometown is also a real city in Illinois?
   Batman
   Catwoman
   Superman
   The Incredible Hulk
   Spiderman
8. What's the only landmark to have survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871?
   Ferris Wheel
   Sears Building
   Great White Way
   Chicago Bull
   Water Tower
9. The Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 boasted the first what type of amusement ride?
   Rollercoaster
   Ferris Wheel
   Waterslide
   Ice Luge
   Skating Rink
10. What ice cream treat is reputed to have been coined in Evanston, Illinois?
   Sundae
   Split
   Shake
   Malt
   Soda



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