Thank you to everyone who participated in the Indy trivia contest at last week’s book launch party! I loved chatting with Indy enthusiasts about their favorite things to do in the Circle City. But if you missed the party, it’s not too late to challenge yourself. Here’s a copy of the quiz. Can you beat the current best score of eight points? No cheating!
- What is the name of the car that won the first Indy 500 in 1911?
- Name the architect who planned the original Mile Square section of downtown Indianapolis.
- This famous singer performed his last concert here in Indianapolis in June 1977.
- The new Indy Eleven soccer team plays its home games at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium, but the team’s fans refer to the stadium by a nickname. What is it?
- This old-school Indianapolis restaurant is known for its smashed burgers and onion rings.
- Every Thanksgiving, a little bronze statue appears on top of the old L.S. Ayres clock at the corner of Washington and Meridian streets. What does the statue depict?
- Name the Hoosier author who won two Pulitzer Prizes for fiction—one of only three people to do so.
- If you order a fresh baked good at Hubbard & Cravens, you’re probably eating a treat from what Hoosier bakery?
- Name the fictional character who appears in several of Kurt Vonnegut’s novels, and whose name is reminiscent of a fish.
- Where in Indianapolis would you find three statues called “The Races of Man”?
- Indianapolis is a popular city for conventions—which means we have lots of hotels connected by climate-controlled skywalks. In all, how many Indy hotel rooms are connected by these tubes?
- Butler University was originally located in what Indianapolis neighborhood?
You’ll find the answers in the comment section below!