140+ Ohio Trivia Questions and Answers

Ohio is an iconic state famous for owning most of the US presidents. Half of the US presidents were born in four states. Ohio and Virginia are the top two states with a third of elected presidents hailing from the Buckeye and the Old Dominion States.

The 7 United States presidents hailing from Ohio State include; Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft, and Warren G. Harding.

Ohio Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

If you love learning about medicine and medical advancements, this one is for you. In 1865, Ohio state became popular after the establishment of the first known hospital-based ambulance services. The Commercial Hospitals were based in Cincinnati, Ohio, which is currently the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. This was closely followed by other services, notably the New York service provided out of Bellevue Hospital.

Cleveland takes pride as the first American state to own electric traffic signals which were installed on the corner of E.105th street and Euclid Avenue. The thriving and potentially dangerous streets were packed with horses, wagons, street cars, and automobiles which caused traffic jams and countless accidents.

Below is an endless list of Ohio trivia questions with answers to improve your cognitive skills.

1. What are the names of the seven presidents born in Ohio?

Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft and Warren G. Harding


2. Ohio is ranked as the ————–state to join the United States?



3. The US established the Northwest Territory with the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 which prohibited “what” in the new territory?



4. The U.S. state of Ohio covers what area?

44,825 square miles


5. When did Ohio become a U.S. state?

On Tuesday, March 1st, 1803


6. Where does Ohio rank for population density?

It’s the 10th most densely populated state


7. Ohio is the————— largest state by area in the United States.



8. Which real Ohio team was used as the focus of the 1989 movie “Major League”?


9. What is the official Ohio State Gemstone?



10. What is Ohio’s largest city?



11. Who knocked in the winning run in the first game at Jacobs Field?

Wayne Kirby


12. In 2019, the population of Ohio was estimated to be ————residents by the U.S. Census Bureau.



13. What are Ohio’s major league baseball teams?

Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians


14. If you went to a Columbus Crew game, which sport would you be watching?



15. Which professional tennis tournament is the oldest in the USA to have been continuously played in a single city, the first edition having taken place in 1899?

Cincinnati Masters


16. In what Ohio city is the Pro Football Hall of Fame located?



17. What are the two PGA Tour events that are hosted in Ohio?

The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the Memorial Tournament


18. Who did the Indians play in the postseason?

Yankees and Red Sox


19. In 2019, Ohio was the ——- most populated state in the United States.



20. I played third base for the Orioles and Expos, and was also drafted by the NBAs Philadelphia 76ers. I was pretty much a fringe player, but will be forever remembered as the answer to the trivia question, “Who replaced Cal Ripken at third base for the Orioles when he ended his consecutive games streak?” Who am I?

Ryan Minor


21. The Cavs lost the finals to the Spurs in how many games?



22. The state of Ohio has how many NCAA Division I-A college football teams?



23. The Football Hall of Fame is in what city?



24. What is the Ohio State Animal?

White-tailed deer


25. Who was the general manager for the Indians who built the playoff teams of the 1990’s?

John Hart


26. I was a 1976 first-round draft pick of the New England Patriots and also played for the Rams and Chargers, making it to the Pro Bowl in 1980. I graduated from Glenwood High School in 1972, where I was a running back, but Woody Hayes shifted me to safety in college. Not too many people know that I was also an excellent tuba player in junior high school. Who am I?

Tim Fox


27. What is the Ohio state flower?

The Scarlet Carnation


28. What was commonly referred to as the “Mistake on the Lake”?

Cleveland Municipal Stadium


29. Which city became a minor league baseball team for the Detroit Tigers in 1987?



30. A person who is from or lives in Ohio is called?

An Ohioan or a Buckeye


31. What sharp-shooting point guard for the Cavaliers was regarded as one of the best foul shooters in NBA history?

Mark Price


32. What nickname was given to Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes because of her refusal to serve alcoholic drinks at the White House?

Lemonade Lucy


33. Which of the following men did not coach the Browns?

Paul Warfield


34. The Cincinnati Reds, formed in 1876, play _________ .



35. Which of the following years did the Indians NOT go to the World Series?



36. In 1947, which U.S. Senator from Ohio co-sponsored major legislation regarding labor relations?



37. Which quarterback led the famous “Kardiac Kids” teams of the early 1980s for the Browns?

Brian Sipe


38. Which of the following Cleveland team-Rival combinations is incorrect?



39. Ohio was admitted to the Union as the 17th state and the first under what?

The Northwest Ordinance


40. A man named Harry Stevens from Niles, Ohio created the name for a frankfurter that he served wrapped in a roll. What did he call it?



41. What was the nickname given to the Cincinnati Reds team which won back-to-back baseball World Series titles in 1975 and 1976?

Big Red Machine


42. The capital city of Ohio is?



43. The 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, graduated from which Ohio college?

Miami University at Oxford


44. The five most populated cities in Ohio are?

Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Akron.


45. The Browns had a winning record in 2007. What was their record?



46. During the United States Civil War, what Ohio company supplied all of the soap for the Union army?

Procter & Gamble


47. The largest city by population in Ohio?



48. I graduated from Oakwood High School and went to tiny West Liberty State, but my NFL career was anything but tiny. I was safety for Green Bay for several years and am a member of the Packers Hall of Fame. Currently, I coach football at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School, LeBron James‘ alma mater. Most people recall me as being totally hairless. Who am I?

Mark Murphy


49. Which Ohioan established himself as the first billionaire in the United States of America?

John D.Rockfeller

50. Where did the name “Ohio” come from?

An Iroquois word meaning “great river”


51. The Columbus Blue Jackets began their first season in September 2000, in what sport?



52. The Shawnee Indians captured which noted frontiersman in 1778?

Daniel Boone


53. The Columbus team that was an inaugural member of MLS in 1996 was Columbus _______ .



54. The largest metropolitan areas in Ohio are?

Greater Cincinnati area and the Greater Columbus area.


55. Which indoor soccer hero has played for the Crunch and Force since the 1980s, being named to countless All-Star teams and leading the league in goals scored numerous times?

Hector Marinaro


56. What was the name of the Shawnee Indian Chief born in 1752 as Marmaduke Van Swearingen?

Blue Jacket


57. If you took a trip to Canton, Ohio, you would be able to visit the Hall of Fame of which sport?

American Football


58. On what date was Ohio admitted to the Union?

On March 1, 1803


59. What air and space museum is located in Wapakoneta, Ohio?

Neil Armstrong Museum


60. The U.S. state of Ohio has how many counties?



61. What is Ohio’s nickname?

The Buckeye State


62. Who did the Browns face in the playoffs?

They didn’t make the playoffs


63. Shawnee Chief Keightugh-qua was known by what name to white settlers?



64. The most populated county in Ohio is Franklin County with how many residents as of (2019, U.S. Census Bureau)?



65. I was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, but grew up in Canton, graduating from McKinley High School. I played forward for the old Capital/Washington Bullets for several years. Who am I?

Nick Weatherspoon


66. The Columbus Blue Jackets were a National Hockey League expansion team in 2000. Did they reach the NHL playoffs for the first time in 2009 under the direction of which head coach?

Ken Hitchcock


67. Which of these cities did not have a minor league baseball team in 2001?



68. What are the state’s NFL teams?

Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns


69. The largest county by area in Ohio with 702 square miles is?

Ashtabula County


70. What was the record for the 2006-07 Cavaliers?



71. The Cleveland Cavaliers had the first round draft pick in 2003. What local high school student did they take with their pick?

LeBron James


72. What is the official Ohio State Wildflower?

Large White Trillium


73. The highest elevation point in Ohio is?

Campbell Hill at 1,549 feet above sea level.


74. What current minor league hockey franchise is named after Cleveland’s former professional hockey team?



75. I am remembered mainly for my dramatic come-from-behind gold medal victory in the 800 Meters at the 1972 Olympic Games. I was a graduate of Lincoln High School and Bowling Green State University, and set the world record for the 800 Meters only a few months before my Olympic win. My trademark was the golf cap I wore at the Games and from then on. Who am I?

Dave Wottle


76. The Ohio State Buckeyes are one of the most successful colleges in gridiron history, with numerous conference and national championships. Which head coach led them to five national titles between 1954 and 1970?

Woody Hayes


77. The Northwest Ordinance allowed areas of the territory to be admitted as states when their population reached what size?



78. Which city had a professional basketball team when they joined the NBA in 1970?



79. Browns QB Derek Anderson threw how many touchdowns in the season?



80. The lowest elevation point in Ohio is?

Ohio River at 455 feet above sea level.


81. What was the name of the Cincinnati team that joined the AFL in 1968?



82. As far as transportation, Ohio has the nation’s 10th largest what?

Highway network


83. I was an assistant coach with the Washington Wizards. I must have been pretty mad when my Wizards were beaten by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs, because I used to play for Cleveland (and also the Detroit Pistons). I am also a McKinley high school graduate. Who am I?

Phil Hubbard


84. The average precipitation (rain and snow) in Ohio is?

39.2 inches


85. What is the name of Cleveland’s former NPSL franchise?



86. Ohio is within a one-day drive of 50% of what?

North America’s population and 70% of North America’s manufacturing capacity


87. Which of the following seasons did a professional baseball team in Ohio appear in the World Series?



88. Edwin Moses, from Dayton, Ohio, was a track star who won two Olympic gold medals in which event?

400 m hurdles


89. Which is the 28th wettest state by precipitation (rain and snow) in the United States?



90. Who won the NBA MVP award?


92. In 1996, the owner of the Cleveland Browns moved them to another city and gave them a new name. They became the ________ .

Baltimore Ravens


93. Ohio has how many miles of coastline along Lake Erie?



94. I graduated from Glenwood High School in 1967 and went to the University of Michigan. I was a stalwart of the St. Louis Cardinals’ offensive line for many seasons, playing guard, left tackle, right tackle, and finally center for them. I was later inducted into the Hall of Fame. Who am I?

Dan Dierdorf


95. Jacobs Field and Gund Arena were part of what massive downtown renovation plan?



96. The average temperature in Ohio is?

50.8 °F


97. What river defines Ohio’s southern border?

The Ohio River


98. Which of these four cities had a professional MLS soccer team which was one of the 10 foundation members in 1996?



99. The Cleveland Cavaliers joined the National Basketball Association in 1970. They reached their first NBA Finals in 2007, when they lost to which team?

100. Which is the 28th warmest state in the United States?



101. In 1754, France and Great Britain fought the French and Indian War which was known in Europe as what?

The Seven Years’ War


102. The Indians made it to the playoffs in 2007. What was their record?



103. The Cleveland Cavaliers joined the ________ in 1970?



104. I am an oddity in this bunch. In spite of being born and raised in Canton, I carry dual citizenship. A GlenOak grad, I recently chose to sign with an agent and gave up what looked like a great college basketball career. I am extremely popular in the other country where I am a citizen, and may play pro ball there after I am finished being on their National Team in the Olympics. Who am I?

Kosta Koufos


105. The warmest temperature ever recorded in Ohio was?

113 °F on July 21st, 1934


106. What state borders Ohio to the east?



107. Where did the Cavaliers play before moving into Gund Arena?

Richfield Coliseum


108. The Cincinnati Bengals played in what stadium when it opened in August 2000?

Paul Brown Stadium


109. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Ohio was?

-39 °F on February 10th, 1899.


110. The Cleveland Browns joined the National Football League in 1950. They were members of which league from 1946 until 1949?

All-America Football Conference


111. The most recent earthquake in Ohio of any significant strength happened on December 31, 2011, with a magnitude of 4, and its epicenter was located where?

Several miles northwest of Youngstown


112. What teams did the Cavs beat in the playoffs in their run to the finals?

Wizards, Nets, Pistons


113. What are the natural disasters that can affect Ohio?

Heat waves, ice storms, lightning and thunderstorms.


114. Which US state borders Ohio to the northwest?



115. I was born in Akron, but grew up in Canton and went to Lehman High School. At Kent State University, I was a teammate of pitcher Steve Stone, the guy who gave up former Cleveland Indians second baseman Duane Kuiper’s one and only major league home run. I met a tragic end in a plane crash and had the biggest funeral in Canton’s history. Even Reggie Jackson came. Who am I?

Thurman Munson


116. Ohio is in which time zone?

Eastern Time Zone (ET)


117. Who does Ohio bump into to the north?

Ontario Canada


118. The Cleveland Indians were formerly known as the __________ ?

Cleveland Naps


119. The USPS abbreviation for Ohio is?



120. Which state borders Ohio to the west?



121. Ohio is also known as the?

Buckeye State, the Birthplace of Aviation and the Heart of It All.


122. Who was the owner of the Browns who moved the team to Baltimore after the 1995 season?

Art Modell


123. The rivers in the northern part of Ohio drain into the northern Atlantic Ocean by way of Lake Erie and what river?


124. Which legendary golfer was born in the Columbus, Ohio, suburb of Upper Arlington?


125. The motto of the U.S. state of Ohio is?

“With God, all things are possible”.


126. The rivers in the southern part of Ohio drain into the Gulf of Mexico by way of what two rivers?

“With God, all things are possible”.


127. The Cavs won game 5 in a double overtime thriller in Detroit thanks to Lebron’s heroic performance. How many points did LeBron score in this game?



128. Ohio is named after the Ohio River, which is Seneca for?

“good river”


129. What was the worst weather disaster in the history of Ohio?

The Great Dayton Flood


130. I played for Paul Brown’s Great Lakes Naval team and am considered by many to have been one of the top backs in the history of football. I was a graduate of Canton McKinley High School and spent all but one season (1955) with the Browns. Who am I?

Marion Motley


131. Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon was born in?

Wapakoneta, Ohio


132. During the Great Dayton Flood of 1913, the entire Miami River watershed flooded, including what?

The downtown business district of Dayton


133. Which of these sports is not in Cincinnati?


134. Steven Spielberg, a famous movie director and producer was born in?

Cincinnati, Ohio


135. How many US Presidents were residents of Ohio at the time of their elections?



136. Which Ohio team was coached by Butch Davis in 2003?

Cleveland Browns


137. The official state insect of Ohio is?

The seven-spot ladybug (Coccinella septempunctata).


138. When Major League Baseball went to a three-division league format in 1994, Cleveland was originally supposed to be in the East Division. Who replaced them in the East so that they could play in the Central?



139. How many earthquakes did Ohio have between 2002 and 2007?

Over 30


140. The official state bird of Ohio is?

The cardinal (Cardinalidae)


141. The strongest earthquake in Ohio history was the Anna earthquake, on March 9, 1937, with a magnitude of what?



142. The official state frog of Ohio is?

American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)


143. How early was the Ohio Valley probably inhabited by nomadic people?

About 13,000 BC


144. The official state reptile of Ohio is?

Black racer (Coluber constrictor)


145. Ohio is one of 41 states that has its own lottery, which has contributed over $15.5 billion to what?

Public education


146. The official state tree of Ohio is?

Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra)


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