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Learning About the U.S. State of Illinois

The state of Illinois was named after the Illinois Indians and it is the 21st state to join the Union. This state has everything anyone could desire from small towns and idyllic farms to big cities like Chicago. Chicago is one of the largest cities in the U.S. and sits on the shores of Lake Michigan. Illinois has access the both the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. It is also proud to be the state where Abraham Lincoln lived when he became the 16th President of the U.S. in 1861.

  • Which U.S. President lived in Illinois?

    • George Washington
    • Thomas Jefferson
    • Abraham Lincoln
  • Is Illinois the leading producer of soybeans, corn, and swine?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Which waters does the state have access to?

    • The Great Lakes and the Mississippi
    • The Missouri and Swanee
    • The Mississippi and the Missouri
  • Is Chicago one of the largest cities in the U.S.?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is the nickname of the state?

    • The Prairie State
    • The Corn State
    • Illinois Land
  • What is the its capital?

    • Chicago
    • Peoria
    • Springfield
  • What is the state song?

    • Illinois Home
    • Illinois
    • My Illinois
  • What is the state flower?

    • Violet
    • Daisy
    • Peony
  • What is the state bird?

    • Woodland thrush
    • Northern cardinal
    • Robin
  • What is the state tree?

    • Pine
    • White oak
    • Birch
  • What is the state animal?

    • White-tailed deer
    • Woodchuck
    • Beaver

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