Illinois Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

We all know Illinois is the place to be, but are you truly a local if you can't ace this quiz?

fall, geo, liz, jennifer lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
The Weinstein Company
 Dec 08, 2018
Scroll to Start

Question: 1/18Pick Your Answer!

New Yorkers and their thin pizzas are nuts! In Illinois, the only way to eat pizza is:
With peppers
Deep dish

Question: 2/18Pick Your Answer!

"I want to touch up my makeup! I'm heading to the _______ really quickly."
Powder room

Question: 3/18Pick Your Answer!

If you're craving some amazing Italian beef, hot dogs, or french fries, then you should head to:
Culver's. Delicious!
Portillo's. Yum!
Subway. Tasty!

Question: 4/18Pick Your Answer!

Some Illinois students get a day off of school in March thanks to accomplishments by:
Casimir Pulaski
George Washington
Benedict Arnold

Question: 5/18Pick Your Answer!

If you're going to be working out or standing on your feet for a while, you'd better put on your best:
Tennis shoes
Gym shoes

Question: 6/18Pick Your Answer!

You've probably heard the phrase "it should be knee high by the fourth of July!" at least once. It refers to:

Question: 7/18Pick Your Answer!

Where in Illinois would you go if you wanted to enjoy views of steep, sweeping sandstone canyons and a flowing river?
Starved Rock State Park
Niagara Falls
Yellowstone National Park

Question: 8/18Pick Your Answer!

If you ask for a cheese toastie, you'll get:
A grilled cheese sandwich! Yum.
Cheese and crackers! Amazing.
Mac and cheese! Delicious.

Question: 9/18Pick Your Answer!

Which beloved president was an Illinois native?
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
Theodore Roosevelt

Question: 10/18Pick Your Answer!

"Yup, Jim's a stand up guy. He's a regular ________, alright."
Family guy

Question: 11/18Pick Your Answer!

Which Illinois-made sandwich consists of a thick slice of toast, a hamburger patty, french fries, and cheese sauce?
A chimichurri
A horseshoe
A fool's gold loaf

Question: 12/18Pick Your Answer!

If someone says they're headed to the City for a fun weekend, which one are they referring to?
Most likely Chicago
Most likely Philly
Most likely New York

Question: 13/18Pick Your Answer!

You probably have fond childhood memories of days spent at ___.
Knott's Berry Farm
Six Flags
Holiday World

Question: 14/18Pick Your Answer!

Which delicious snack do we have Illinois to thank for?

Question: 15/18Pick Your Answer!

It definitely makes you cringe if you hear someone:
Say they love Illinois
Ask for some pickles on their burger
Pronounces the s in Illinois

Question: 16/18Pick Your Answer!

Which massive music festival held in Chicago do people all over the country look forward to going to each year?
Bonnaroo, duh!
Lollapalooza, duh!
Coachella, duh!

Question: 17/18Pick Your Answer!

A tailgate or barbecue just isn't as fun if there's not a game of:
Cornhole or bags!
Ultimate Frisbee

Question: 18/18Pick Your Answer!

No matter where you go, you'll always have pride for the ________!
Praire State
Cornhusker State
Show Me | Quiz Facts

Ready to challenge yourself? Well, you’re in luck! Don’t you worry, we’ve got the best mind teasers, trivia, and general knowledge questions to test how smart you really are when it comes to all things knowledge, education, and more! If you consider yourself a wiz when it comes to riddles, or if you just need a break from the hectic world around you - give this quiz a try! Do you know the biggest planet in our solar system? What about the full lyrics to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”? Can you quote every line from “Pretty Woman”, or figure out how many mittens two iguanas and three kittens would need to stay warm in the winter? If you said yes to any of these questions, then this is the place for you! From quizzes about your hometown to quizzes about your favorite songs, has it all! Looking for a math test? A grammar test? A movie test? Or maybe even a nursery rhyme test? Whatever your heart desires, we can quiz you on it! Visit to check out some of our other viral content, and as always, don’t forget to share with your friends! Our goal at is to make people feel good about who they are - and take a relaxing break from the world outside to do something that they enjoy. So take a breath, stop whatever you’re doing, and get ready to have a little fun. This three-minute escape is exactly what you need!