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Test your knowledge of Illinois. Take this simple quiz and find out if you've got what it takes to stand up for the 21st state to be admitted to the union. Select an answer for each of the following ten questions and then click on the "How did I do?" button at the bottom of the page. All of the answers can be found here at NETSTATE Illinois.

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  1) In what year was Illinois admitted to the union?
  a. 1818
b.  1836
c.  1796
 
2) How many other states were admitted in that year?
  a.  Three
b.  None
c.  One
 
3) What United States President was born in Tampico, Illinois?
  a.  Herbert Clark Hoover
b.  Ronald Wilson Reagan
c.  James Abram Garfield
 
4) What is the motto of Illinois?
  a.  It is perpetual
b.  With God, all things are possible
c.  State sovereignty, national union
 
5) Whose design for the Illinois State flag was approved and signed by the Governor in 1970?
a.  Mrs. Sanford Hutchison
b.  Paul Hadley
c.  Mrs. Dixie Cornell Gebhadt
 
6) Which of these is a nickname for Illinois?
a.  The Hoosier State
b.  The Prairie State
c.  Midway, U.S.A.
 
7) What's another name for the Shawnee Hills?
  a.  Illinois Ozarks
b.  Southwest Plateau
c.  The Knobs
 
8) What is the official state grass of Illinois?
  a.  Bluebunch Wheatgrass (Agropyron spicatum)
b.  Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
c.  Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
 
9) What is the highest point in Illinois?
  a.  Driskill Mountain (535 feet)
b.  Franklin Township (1,257 feet)
c.  Charles Mound (1,235 feet)
 
10)  What it the capital city of Illinios?
  a.  Springfield
b.  Chicago
c.  Rockford
 
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