ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (#9)

Section: Paragraph comprehension

The etymology of the word or name, Alabama, has evoked much discussion among philological researchers. It was the name of a noted southern Indian tribe whose habitat when first known to Europeans was in what is now central Alabama. One of the major waterways in the state was named for this group and from this river, in turn, the name of the state was derived. According to some investigations, the tribal name Alabama must be sought in the Choctaw tongue, because it isn't uncommon for tribes to accept a name given them by a neighboring tribe. The state of Alabama was named after:

a Choctaw Indian tribe
European settlers
a river
an Indian Chief