Ohio History Trivia
What do you know about
Alan's US States Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.
What is the archaeological phase, remains of which have been found on
the Ohio and Kentucky sides of the Ohio River, primarily around the area
of modern Cincinnati?
- Simpson Creek Phase
- Maple Creek Phase
- Temple Creek Phase
2) The Glacial Kame Culture was a culture of Archaic people
that occupied southern Ontario, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana from
around 8000 BC to 1000 BC. The name of this culture derives from
its members' practice of burying their dead atop
glacier-deposited gravel hills. Among the most common types of
artifacts found at Glacial Kame sites are shells of marine
animals and goods manufactured from copper.
3) Flint Ridge provided flint, an extremely important raw
material and trade good. Objects made from Flint Ridge flint
have been found as far east as the Atlantic coast, as far west
as Kansas City, and as far south as Louisiana, demonstrating the
wide network of prehistoric trading cultures.
present-day county was Flint Ridge located?
- Belmont County·
- Licking County
- Tuscarawas County
4) What was a Pre-Columbian American Indian culture
that existed from 1000 to 200 BC, in a time known as the early
- Adena culture
- Habnib culture
- Delaney culture
5) The Hopewell culture (c. 100 to c. 400
A.D.), which also built sophisticated mounds and earthworks,
some of which survive at Hopewell and Newark Earthworks. They
used their constructions as astronomical observatories and
places of ritual celebration.
6) When modern Europeans began to arrive in
North America, they traded with numerous American Indian tribes
for rifles in exchange for goods.
7) When the Iroquois when a American Indian
Confederacy depleted the beaver and other game in its territory
in the New York region, they launched a war known as the Beaver
Wars, destroying or scattering the contemporary inhabitants of
the Tennessee region.
What was the American Indian
8) What was the fort near present-day Toledo was
constructed in 1680 by New France Governor-General Louis de
Buade de Frontenac.
- Fort Dayton
- Fort Marshall
- Fort Miami
9) During the 18th century, the French set
up a system of trading posts to control the fur trade in the
region, linked to their settlements in present-day Canada and
what they called the Illinois Country along the Mississippi
River. They built Fort Sandusky in 1750.
fort was built in 1754?
- Fort Junandat
- Fort Manuel
- Fort Thompson
10) Who was one of the first
English-speaking explorers to travel through and write about the
Ohio Country in 1749?
- George Rogers Clark
- Christopher Gist
- Michael Martin
11) Ohio was admitted to Union as the 17th
state on March 1, 1953 (declared retroactively on August 7,