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Ohio History Trivia

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Try this Alan's US States Quiz.
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Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1) 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.

  • True or False?

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.
What 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 Woodland Period.

  • 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.

  • True or False?

6) When modern Europeans began to arrive in North America, they traded with numerous American Indian tribes for rifles in exchange for goods.

  • True or False?

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 Confederacy?

  • Apache
  • Cheyenne
  • Iroquois

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.
What 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, 1953).

  • True or False?
Check Your Answers

Ohio History

  1. Maple Creek Phase
  2. True
  3. Licking County
  4. Adena culture
  5. True
  6. False. When modern Europeans began to arrive in North America, they traded with numerous American Indian tribes for furs in exchange for goods.
  7. Iroquois
  8. Fort Miami
  9. Fort Junandat
  10. Christopher Gist
  11. False. Ohio was admitted to Union as the 17th state on March 1, 1803 (declared retroactively on August 7, 1953).
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