Can You Score 15/15 on Indiana State Symbols Quiz?
Elmira | 03 - 10 - 2021
Updated: October 3, 2021 11:00 pm IST
What is Indiana famous for? Every US state has its own history, culture, famous natural places, and state emblems to represent its customs and traditions. Every state’s flag, song, flower, motto, and fruits represent the uniqueness of individual states. What things represent Indiana? The Hoosier State has 13 official state symbols and also designated unofficial and official items. These official emblems were created by an act of the Indiana General Assembly. The Seal of Indiana was the first symbol of the state and was officially adopted in 1801. For many years, Indiana has remained without an official flag. The official banner was created in 1917. In 1955, the state flag was renamed. Do you think you know these Indiana state symbols? Participate in this Indiana state symbols quiz to see if you are well-versed in state symbols.
1. What Is Indiana's State Song?
"On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away," written by Paul Dresser, was established as the state song of Indiana on March 14, 1913. It was dedicated to 14-year-old Mary E. South of Terre Haute.
2. What Is Indiana's Nickname?
Indiana was nicknamed The Hoosier State as Indiana people have been called Hoosiers. One theory says that Gov. Joseph Wright coined the term from an Indian word for corn, ‘hoosa.’
3. How Many Symbols Does Indiana Have?
Indiana is home to 15 symbols as many different people spread across the state. Hence state officials designated 15 symbols to represent the state and its various diverse residents.
4. What Is Indiana's State Motto?
“The Crossroads of America” was designated as the state motto of Indiana in 1937. The committee of three members from the Senate and two officials from the House selected the motto among many proposals.
5. What Is Indiana's State Dessert?
Sugar Cream pie was adopted as Indiana's state dessert in 2009. It is also known as the Hoosier pie. This delicious dessert was introduced around the 1800s.
6. What Is Indiana's State Tree?
The tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) was designated as Indiana's state tree by the 1931 Indiana General Assembly. It is also called yellow poplar, found across the state.
7. What is Indiana’s State Gem?
Salem Limestone was adopted as an official state stone of Indiana in 1971. It is widely used on popular buildings across the United States.
8. What is Indiana’s State Food?
Indiana hasn’t declared an official state food as Indiana people are so proud of having a home to delicious sugar cream pie. But the Hoosier sandwich is famous in the state.
9. Name the Indiana State Insect.
The Say’s firefly was selected as the newest symbol of Indiana in February 2018. Its glow looks like a flickering campfire.
10. What Is Indiana’s State Bird?
The cardinal (Richmondena cardinalis) was designated as Indiana's state bird by the 1993 Indiana General Assembly. The female cardinal is brown with a red crest, tail, and wing and the male cardinal is bright red.
11. What Is Indiana’s State River?
Wabash River was chosen as Indiana’s state river in 1996. This river was featured in Indiana's state song. It is 503-mile long that runs most of the state of Indiana in the US.
12. What Is Indiana’s State Flower?
The peony (Paeonia) was officially declared as Indiana's state flower by the 1957 General Assembly. Between 1931 to 1957 the zinnia remained Indiana's state flower.
13. When Was Indiana’s Official Flag Adopted?
Indiana’s official flag was designed by Paul Hadley. It was officially adopted in 1917. The state flag has 19 stars and a torch. The outer 13 stars signify the original 13 states.
14. What Is an Indiana State Mammal?
Indiana has not had any state mammals yet.
15. What Are the State Aircraft of Indiana?
Vice President Mike Pence has entitled Republic Aviation P-47 Thunderbolt as a state aircraft, created during World War II. It is commonly called "Indiana Warbird,"