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Quiz about USA All about Arkansas
Quiz about USA All about Arkansas

U.S.A: All about Arkansas Trivia Quiz


"The Wonder State" was the first official nickname of Arkansas for good reasons. How much do you know about Arkansas?

A multiple-choice quiz by LuH77. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
LuH77
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
410,228
Updated
Oct 07 22
# Qns
15
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10 / 15
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Question 1 of 15
1. Little Rock is the capital city of Arkansas. Which county of Arkansas is it located in? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. What two states lie directly east of Arkansas? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. At around 65 feet (20 m) high, the "Christ of the Ozarks" statue is situated near which city of Arkansas? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. James S. Conway (1796-1855) was the first governor of Arkansas. What cemetery of Arkansas is he buried in? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. The Clinton House is a historic house which was the first house that Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham owned together. Where in Arkansas is it located? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. American multinational cooperation, Tyson Foods, has its headquarters in which city of Arkansas? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. Professional boxer and actor, Tommy Morrison, was born in which city of Arkansas? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. Mount Magazine is the highest mountain of Arkansas. What county is it located in? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. American country music legend Johnny Cash was born where, in Arkansas? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. Arkansas has 75 counties. Which is the largest by area? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. The county seat of Columbia County, Arkansas, shares a name with what flower? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. Multinational corporation, Walmart Inc, was founded in which city of Arkansas? Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. Mount Nebo is located near which city of Arkansas? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. The deepest and largest lake entirely within Arkansas is which of these? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. The Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only diamond-producing area available and open to the public. Which county of Arkansas is this in? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Little Rock is the capital city of Arkansas. Which county of Arkansas is it located in?

Answer: Pulaski

Located on the south shore of the Arkansas River, Little Rock faces the city of North Little Rock across the river, also in Pulaski County. The foot of the Ouachita Mountains lie along the western portion of the city.

Pulaski County is located in the centre of Arkansas, and is named after Casimir Pulaski, a Polish military man who saved the life of George Washington during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783).
2. What two states lie directly east of Arkansas?

Answer: Tennessee and Mississippi

Arkansas does border Louisiana, but Louisiana lies south. Arkansas also borders Texas, with Texas lying south-west. Arkansas also shares a border with Oklahoma, but Oklahoma lies west. Arkansas also has a border of Missouri, but Missouri lies north.

A lawsuit named "Arkansas v. Tennessee" was a case of 1970 involving the United States Supreme Court regarding a border dispute between the two states. Where the Mississippi River is today, is not where it was when it formed Arkansas and Tennessee's boundary. The river has moved over the years, causing debate about the border. The US Supreme Court found that the western border of Tennessee cannot be moved simply because of natural geographical adjustments of the river.
3. At around 65 feet (20 m) high, the "Christ of the Ozarks" statue is situated near which city of Arkansas?

Answer: Eureka Springs

Standing since 1966, the Christ of the Ozarks statue features a standing Christ with outstretched arms. The statue was mainly the work of American sculptor, Emmet Sullivan. Cameron Crowe's 2005 film "Elizabethtown" features shots of the statue.

The city of Eureka Springs is located in Carroll County, Arkansas, in the north west of the state, around 11 miles (18 km) from the border with Missouri. Suffragist, Lizzie Dorman Fyler, established the Arkansas Woman Suffrage Association in Eureka Springs in 1881.
4. James S. Conway (1796-1855) was the first governor of Arkansas. What cemetery of Arkansas is he buried in?

Answer: Conway Cemetery State Park

Conway Cemetery State Park is situated near the city of Bradley, Lafayette County, Arkansas. The site encompasses 11 acres, and the cemetery is near a plot that was owned by the Conway family. US senator Ambrose Hundley Sevier (1801-1848) is also buried here.

When Arkansas became part of the Union on June 15, 1836 as its 25th state, James S. Conway was the governor, and first of the state. In his time in office he focused on establishing roads and schools for Arkansas. He was governor of Arkansas from 1836-1840.
5. The Clinton House is a historic house which was the first house that Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham owned together. Where in Arkansas is it located?

Answer: Fayetteville

Standing since 1931, the Clinton House was where Bill Clinton and Hilary Rodham Clinton were married in 1975, when they were both teachers at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Arkansas in 1946, and is widely remembered for the scandal in his affair with presidential intern, Monica Lewinsky, whilst he was US president.

The county seat of Washington County, Fayetteville is Arkansas' second-largest city, and was named after Fayetteville, Tennessee, after being called "Washington" up until 1829. Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas, as well as Fayetteville Historic Square, where Arkansas' first courthouse was established in 1829.
6. American multinational cooperation, Tyson Foods, has its headquarters in which city of Arkansas?

Answer: Springdale

Tyson Foods, Inc. is a world leader within the food industry. With humble beginnings it was established by John W. Tyson in 1931 when he moved his family to Springdale, in search of business and work opportunity. He began exporting chickens out of state, and now the company is one of the largest exporters of beef, chicken and pork in the world. The company is not without controversy, being hailed as the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases within the worldwide food industry.

The city of Springdale is located in the northwest of the state, between Washington and Benton counties. The city was called "Shiloh" after a church in the area, until 1878 when it was renamed "Springdale."
7. Professional boxer and actor, Tommy Morrison, was born in which city of Arkansas?

Answer: Gravette

Tommy Morrison (1969-2013) won the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) heavyweight title in 1993. He played the character of "Tommy Gunn" in John G. Avildsen's 1990 film "Rocky V" with Sylvester Stallone. After contracting the HIV virus, he retired from boxing in 1996. His illness progressed into AIDS, and complications of this resulted in his death in 2013, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Gravette is located in the northwest of Benton County, Arkansas. The city's first name was "Nebo" and is situated around 40 miles (65 km) northwest of Arkansas' city of Fayette, and around 105 miles (170 km) east of the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
8. Mount Magazine is the highest mountain of Arkansas. What county is it located in?

Answer: Logan

Mount Magazine is located around 45 miles (70 km) east of Arkansas' border with Oklahoma. The mountain is sparsely forested due to the harsh conditions of winter in the area. The mountain is home to several animals such as the black bear.

Logan County is named for politician and pioneer, James Logan (1791-1859) in 1875. its county seat is the city of Booneville, one of the oldest cities in the west of Arkansas, which is near Blue Mountain Lake, which Mount Magazine lies just north of.
9. American country music legend Johnny Cash was born where, in Arkansas?

Answer: Kingsland

Kingsland is located in Cleveland County in south-central Arkansas, and Johnny Cash was born there in 1932. As poor cotton farmers, Johnny Cash's parents left Kingston when he was around three years old, but Johnny would come back to the town in 1994 to open a post office named after him.
10. Arkansas has 75 counties. Which is the largest by area?

Answer: Union

Located in the south of the state, Union County has a total area of 1,055 square miles (2,730 square km) and has El Dorado as its capital city, which is where the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission is headquartered, as well as where the oil boom of the 1920s mainly took place in the state. Author of "True Grit," Charles Portis (1933-2020) was born in El Dorado.

Lafayette County is the smallest county of Arkansas by area at 545 square miles (1,410 square km).
11. The county seat of Columbia County, Arkansas, shares a name with what flower?

Answer: Magnolia

Located in the southwest of the state, Columbia County was named after Christopher Columbus, and was established in 1852, and shares a border with neighbouring Louisiana.

Magnolia is known for its 1919 lynching of Jordan Jameson, an African-American man who had been accused of shooting the town's sheriff. He was burnt alive at the stake, as the police failed to control the mob who demanded blood.

The Magnolia Oil Field has been important to the city's economy throughout history.
12. Multinational corporation, Walmart Inc, was founded in which city of Arkansas?

Answer: Rogers

Sam Walton (1918-1992) was the founder of Walmart, who established the company in Rogers, Arkansas in 1962. As the company's success grew, they moved their headquarters to Bentonville, Arkansas in 1970, where their first distribution centre was established. Walmart's headquarters have remained in Bentonville ever since.

American air-gun manufacturer, Daisy Outdoor Products, has its headquarters in Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas.
13. Mount Nebo is located near which city of Arkansas?

Answer: Dardanelle

Mount Nebo is 1,755 feet (535 m) high and provides spectacular views of the Arkansas river and Lake Dardanelle. Mount Nebo State Park lies atop of the mountain.

The city of Dardanelle is situated in the northeast of Yell County, in west-central Arkansas. Charles Portis' 1968 novel "True Grit," is set around a farm around Dardanelle.
14. The deepest and largest lake entirely within Arkansas is which of these?

Answer: Lake Ouachita

The Blakely Mountain Dam was completed in 1954 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and this created Lake Ouachita.

Lake Ouachita encompasses an area of 40,000 acres of water, with 66,324 acres making up its total land and water area. Lake Ouachita's maximum depth is just over 200 feet (125 m) and its average depth is around 50 feet (15 m). The lake is surrounded by 1.8 million acres of the Ouachita National Forest. Scuba diving, fishing and sailing are very popular on this lake. Bream, catfish, crappie, Largemouth Bass and Spotted Bass are among the fish popular with anglers on Lake Ouachita. Lake Ouachita is only around 13 miles (20 km) away from the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas.
15. The Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only diamond-producing area available and open to the public. Which county of Arkansas is this in?

Answer: Pike

Around 910 acres (370 ha) in size, diamonds have been continued to be discovered by the public in this open access diamond pit, with diamonds being found by citizens as early as 1906. The Strawn-Wagner Diamond is among the diamonds discovered here, being the first diamond of Arkansas to receive a perfect American Gem Society (AGS) grading in 1998, after being found by a native of the city of Murfreesboro, the county seat of Pike County, Arkansas.

The diamond mine is located just south of Murfreesboro.
Source: Author LuH77

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