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50 Indianapolis Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Indianapolis Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Indianapolis is well known for hosting the massive, annual single-day sporting event in the world – the Indianapolis 500. The city values sports so much that it has 11 professional sports teams; three national collegiate teams and multiple minor league teams.

Indianapolis Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers – 2022 – 2023

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This trivia will wow you with intriguing facts about Indianapolis. Explore the quiz below!

 

1. Who won the first Indianapolis 500?

Ray Harroun

 

2. What’s another name for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

The Brickyard

 

3. Where in Indiana is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

Speedway

 

4. Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana. True or False?

True

 

5. What’s the name of the Harry Potter-esque dinosaur in Indianapolis?

Dracorex hogwartsia

 

6. On which holiday weekend is the Indianapolis 500 held?

 

7. Why is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway also known as the Brickyard?

The track was paved with bricks.

 

8. Who was the first woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500?

Janet Guthrie

 

9. Who was the first non-American-born driver to win the Indianapolis 500?

Jules Goux

 

10. What, by tradition, do winners of the Indianapolis 500 drink after the race?

Milk

 

11. In the first 99 runnings of the Indianapolis 500, the fastest race winner averaged more than 200 mph (322 kph).

False

 

12. What was raced in the first competitive event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in 1909?

Balloons

 

13. The first Indianapolis 500 was held in 1911. It took until 2016 to reach the 100th running. Why?

World Wars I and II

 

14. Which Indianapolis citizen was the first American to vote from space?

David Wolf

 

15. Over 1,700 Naptownians hold the record for doing what in 2011?

For simultaneously performing the “stop, drop, and roll” fire safety technique.

 

16. Where would racecar fans go in Indianapolis?

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 

17. Where would you go if you’re an RPG fan?

Gen Con

 

18. What lovable children’s toy was invented in Indianapolis?

The Raggedy Ann Doll

 

19. This Naptown native wrote “Cat’s Cradle” and “Slaughterhouse-Five”.

Kurt Vonnegut

 

20. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the largest children’s museum in the world. True or False?

True

 

21. What is the largest single-day sporting event in the world?

The Indy 500

 

22. What is another name for the “Circle of Lights”?

World’s largest Christmas Tree

 

23. What is the nickname for the home ground of the Indianapolis Colts?

Peyton’s Place or The Luke

 

24. In Indianapolis, it is not uncommon to have a burger with _______.

Cream Cheese

 

25. Who among the following: Walter Chrysler, Louis Chevrolet or Ransom Olds, was the one who raced in the Indy 500?

Walter Chrysler

 

26. Before the advent of this device in the 1911 Indy 500, passengers called riding mechanics watched for cars coming up behind. Name the device.

Rear view mirror

 

27. He won the Indianapolis 500 race four times, his brother Bobby won it 3 times. Who is he?

Al Unser

 

28. This Texan known by his initials holds the record for most Indy 500 starts with 35, 1958-1992. Name him?

Aj Foyt

 

29. Now tragically deceased, this British racer won in 2011, the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500. What was his name?

Dan Wheldon

 

30. It was hard keeping up with this 1963 Indy 500 winner, he was the first driver to turn an official lap here at over 150 miles per hour. Name him.

Parnelli Jones

 

31. Originally trained as a pilot, at 39 she became the 1st woman to race in the Indianapolis 500. Who was she?

Janet Guthrie

 

32. After a scary 2017 crash, both men walked away, thanks in part to the HANS device; the acronym HANS refers to which two body parts?

Head and the Neck

 

33. A car driven by George Robson is one of only 2 Indy 500 winners to use an engine with only 6 of?

Cylinders

 

34. This doozy of a car won the 1924, ’25 & ’27 Indy 500s. Name it?

Duesenberg

 

35. The 1946 Kurtis Ross Page Special that raced in the first Indy 500 after World War II had this clear plastic for its windshield, much lighter than traditional material?

Plexiglass

 

36. This Scot, the winner of the 2012 Indy 500, at the time was the son-in-law of country superstar Naomi Judd. Name him.

Franchitti

 

37. In 1965 this British racing car with a flower name won the Indy 500, averaging 150.686 mph, a record at that time. What is the name of the car?

Lotus

 

38. In 1975, he became the first actor to drive the Indy 500 pace car — a Buick V8, not Rockford’s Pontiac Firebird. What is his name?

James Garner

 

39. If you went out every night in downtown Indy, how long would it take before you were forced to go to the same place twice?

A year

 

40. Jay Stokes of Indianapolis holds the Guinness World Record for?

Most skydives in 24 hours at 640 jumps.

 

41. Why is Indiana called the “Crossroads of America”?

Because Indianapolis has more interstate legs than anywhere else in the U.S. with six interstate highways cutting through the city.

 

42. Indianapolis has eight sister cities around the world. Where are they located?

In Taiwan, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, China, Brazil, the U.K., and India.

 

43. Known in the industry as “the King of Cool,” which actor was from Indianapolis?

Steve McQueen

 

44. The Lucas Oil Stadium roof takes how long to open?

Eight minutes

 

45. Indianapolis Motor Speedway was originally paved with how many bricks, earning it the name “Brickyard”?

3.2 million bricks

 

46. Indianapolis replaced which city as the state capital of Indiana in 1821?

Corydon

 

47. Which is the third largest cemetery in the United States that is located in Indianapolis?

Crown Hill Cemetery

 

48. Name one of the city’s most popular bars, which was a stop on the Underground Railroad?

Slippery Noodle Inn

 

49. The famous ballpark song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” was written by Indianapolis native known as?

Albert Von Tilzer

 

50. Name one of the country’s largest municipal parks in Indianapolis?

Eagle Creek Park

 

 

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