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Question 1: Additionally, the poet ________ facetiously suggested that the fierce brawling that took place in Indiana involved enough ear biting that the expression "Whose ear?" was common enough to be notable.
IndianapolisJames Whitcomb Riley Museum HomeJames Whitcomb RileyHoosier

Question 2: The State of Indiana adopted the nickname "________" more than 150 years ago.
IndianaMichiganOhioNew Jersey

Question 3: John Finley of ________ wrote a poem, The Hoosier's Nest,[6] which was published in 1833[7] and was used as the "Carrier's Address" of the Indianapolis Journal, January 1, 1833.
Lafayette, IndianaRichmond, IndianaMuncie, IndianaJeffersonville, Indiana

Question 4: Hoosier (pronounced /ˈhuːʒər/) is the official demonym for a resident of the U.S. ________.
MichiganNew JerseyOhioIndiana

Question 5: A similar story involves the National Road, which began in ________, Maryland, and slowly extended westward, reaching Indiana in 1829-1834.

Question 6: John Jacob Lehmanowsky, settled in Indiana later in life and gave lectures on the "Wars of Europe" in which he extolled the virtues of the ________, which his audience heard as "hoosiers".
HussarPolish hussarsCavalryHungary

Question 7: In ________, the word is used in a derogatory fashion in similar context to "hick" or "white trash".
St. Louis County, MissouriGreater St. LouisKansas City, MissouriSt. Louis, Missouri

Question 8: The exact ________ of the word is unknown, but it has been in use since at least 1830.
Morphology (linguistics)EtymologyLinguisticsHistorical linguistics

Question 9: According to ________, there are many suggestions for the derivation of the word "Hoosier," but none is universally accepted.
Bill BrysonI'm a Stranger Here Myself (book)Notes from a Small IslandDown Under (book)

Question 10: In the ________, seven active athletic conferences and one disbanded conference have the word Hoosier in their names.
Big Eight Conference (IHSAA)Indianapolis Public School ConferenceNorth Central Conference (IHSAA)Indiana High School Athletic Association

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