Illinois *Lingo* - It's A Thing! Do You Know These 18 "Typical" IL Things?

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Are you really a local? Prove it.

Calling all Illinois locals! Let's see if you have what it takes to get the coveted perfect score on this state trivia test!

 May 12, 2019

1 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Don't just call them Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi; they're the _____ for crying out loud!
Music Men!
Groovy Guys!
Blues Brothers!

2 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Any Illinois local can tell you that this state is the Land of _____.
Lincoln
Jefferson
Madison

3 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Whether you're from Southern or Northern Illinois probably determines your allegiance to the:
Royals or Cubs
Brewers or Cards
Cubs or Cards

4 of 18Pick Your Answer!

No one does hotdogs, Italian beef and chocolate cake shakes like _______. No one.
Portillo's
Yard House
Freddy's

5 of 18Pick Your Answer!

If you're away from the state and tell someone you're from IL, the immediate next question is:
"Oh, Joliet?" (insert eye-roll)
"Oh, Springfield?" (insert eye-roll)
"Oh, Chicago?" (insert eye-roll)

6 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Where do you guys fall on the whole pop/sode debate?
It's pop!
Neither, it's cola!
It's soda!

7 of 18Pick Your Answer!

If you're chowing down on a "horseshoe," what exactly are you eating?
A sandwich
A brownie
A pizza

8 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Don't listen to those Cheeseheads up north! You should love _____.
DA BEARS
DA LIONS
DA RAMS

9 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Around here, _____ pizza is life. Or at least, that's what the rest of the world thinks we're obsessed with.
Deep dish
Thin crust
Stuffed crust

10 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Oh man it's like nails on a chalkboard, hearing someone pronounce Illinois:
ILL-NOY
ILL-eh-NOISE
ILL-ih-NOY

11 of 18Pick Your Answer!

It's true... You've been caught in a traffic jam caused by a ______ before.
Tractor... It happens!
Zamboni... what even!
Golf cart... Get off the road!

12 of 18Pick Your Answer!

It's not always necessary to head to the gym during the winter... You might get a great workout from:
Starting the fireplace
Shoveling snow
Defrosting you car

13 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Iowa might have us beat, but we still grow a lot of _____ in Illinois.
cabbage
corn
cotton

14 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Come summer, dodging ridiculously huge _____ could be considered an extreme sport.
Speed bumps
Dodgeballs
Potholes

15 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Around here, Halloween costumes typically work best if you can find a way to work a _______ into them:
Rain boots
Heavy coat
Rain boots

16 of 18Pick Your Answer!

As soon as you see ________ black and white logo, you know you're in for some good diner food and skinny fries!
Steak 'n Shake's
Waffle House's
Wendy's

17 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Summertime probably means trips to ______. And crazy humidity. And mosquitos.
Worlds of Fun
Six Flags
Knott's Berry Farm

18 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Leave the ______ State? No way! There's nowhere else like Illinois.
Prairie
Show Me
Silver
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Let's see if you're a true Illinois local once and for all! Do you think you know more about your state than most locals? Will you perform better on this test than the other people who attempt it? Do you have strong opinions about the rivalry between the Cubs and the White Sox? Do you love Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi a.k.a. the Blues Brothers? Do you always order a chocolate cake shake to wash down your Chicago style hot dog or Italian beef sandwich from Portillo’s? Have you ever driven down Route 66? Have you ever eaten a horseshoe sandwich? Do you know all about the history of Abraham Lincoln? Do you hate when people put ketchup on their hot dogs? Do you get easily offended when Wisconsinites call you a FIB? Do you love spending your summers on the beaches of Lake Michigan? Have you ever visited the capital city of Springfield? Do you favor deep dish pizza over every other kind of pie? Have you ever been to the Lollapalooza live music festival? If you think you know the answers to these questions, then you'll have a really good chance at getting the top score and being crowned the Illinois master. Is your Illinois IQ high enough to get a 100%? Only one way to find out! Hit the play button now and show that you don't just talk the talk, but can also walk the walk! We know you have it in you to ace this exam. Good luck!