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6 Nebraska quizzes and 75 Nebraska trivia questions.
  Cities and Towns of the Great State of Nebraska    
Collection Quiz
 15 Qns
Can you identify the municipalities that can be found in the U.S. state of Nebraska?
Average, 15 Qns, jcmttt, Feb 26 24
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10,11,12
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Feb 26 24
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The Nebulous State of Nebraska
  The Nebulous State of Nebraska    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Nebraska is a state in the Midwest of the US. It is flat and part of the prairies of America. Try this quiz on one of the prairie states.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Sep 13 21
Sep 13 21
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  Western Nebraska - Road Trip 2007   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Join me on my summer vacation through the wide open spaces of my motherland!
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Nov 02 19
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Nov 02 19
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  Nebraska: Where the West Begins   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Both the Romance of the Old West, and the nitty-gritty details of daily living in bygone centuries, are celebrated in the great state of Nebraska. Here are ten questions about some of Nebraska's most interesting history-themed destinations.
Tough, 10 Qns, Gheelnory, Aug 27 07
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  U.S.A: All about Nebraska    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Known as "the Cornhusker State" Nebraska is located in the Midwest of America. How much do you know about it?
Difficult, 15 Qns, LuH77, Nov 11 21
Nov 11 21
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  Nebraska--The Cornhusker State    
Multiple Choice
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Welcome to Nebraska--The Cornhusker State!
Tough, 15 Qns, Morrigan716, Aug 16 08
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trivia question Quick Question
What is the average temperature in January?

From Quiz "Nebraska--The Cornhusker State"

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Nebraska Trivia Questions

1. Panorama Point is the highest natural point in Nebraska. What county of Nebraska is it located in?

From Quiz
U.S.A: All about Nebraska

Answer: Kimball

The county seat of Kimball County is Kimball. Panorama Point is approximately 5,430 feet (1,655 m) high. The peak is situated in the south-west of Kimball County, near Nebraska's border with Wyoming.

2. What city of Nebraska was the drink Kool-Aid invented in?

From Quiz U.S.A: All about Nebraska

Answer: Hastings

In 1927, Edwin Perkins invented Kool Aid in Hastings, Nebraska. He had a small mail order business there, and one of the problems he faced in his business was the glass bottles that contained syrup breaking in transit. To solve this problem he invented a powder concentrate of his product. Thus, Kool-Aid was born. There is a festival dedicated to Kool-Aid every August in Hastings. Hastings is the county seat of Adams County, Nebraska. During World War II, Hastings possessed the largest Naval Ammunition Depot of the U.S Navy, producing more than 40% of the U.S. Navy's armaments.

3. The Strategic Air and Space Museum is an aircraft and aviation museum located in what city of Nebraska?

From Quiz U.S.A: All about Nebraska

Answer: Ashland

Ashland is located in Saunders County, Nebraska, about half way between the Nebraskan cities of Lincoln and Omaha. It is the birthplace and home town of astronaut, professor and motivational speaker, Clayton Anderson. The Strategic Air and Space Museum is a museum that mainly holds exhibits of aircraft and nuclear missiles, that the U.S army employed during the Cold War. Due to the conditions of much of the aircraft from being stored outside too long, there was a $33 million campaign to get the aircraft inside and protected from the elements, in 1998. One feature of this museum is the Apollo command and service module - one half of the two major components for the United States Apollo spacecraft, which saw astronauts landing on the Moon between 1969 and 1972 as part of the Apollo program.

4. This unusual museum arches right over I-80. With its life-size dioramas, classic cars, and high-tech displays, the Great _______ River Road Archway Monument pays tribute to settlers of which river valley?

From Quiz Nebraska: Where the West Begins

Answer: Platte

A scene from the 2002 movie "About Schmidt" was filmed here; photos of the movie's star Jack Nicholson were to be seen on the wall of the gift shop, when I visited the Monument in 2003.

5. What is the state bird?

From Quiz Nebraska--The Cornhusker State

Answer: Western meadowlark

In 1928, five birds were listed on ballots sent to schools, and the children voted for their favorites. The western meadowlark won, probably for being known for its joyful song.

6. Many small towns in Nebraska showcase their pride in their heritage in modest museums. The Custer County Historical Society Museum, was (like the Archway) featured in the movie "About Schmidt"; it's located in which town?

From Quiz Nebraska: Where the West Begins

Answer: Broken Bow

The museum takes advantage of the power of the Internet to present as-yet unidentified historical photos, in the hope that some viewer may be able to provide information on their content. The site may be accessed from the Visit Nebraska site at

7. What is the state tree?

From Quiz Nebraska--The Cornhusker State

Answer: Cottonwood

The American elm was named the state tree in 1937, but in the years following, Dutch elm disease killed great numbers of the elms in Nebraska. In 1972, the cottonwood, which is often associated with pioneer Nebraska, became the state tree.

8. In 2002, what building surpassed Woodmen Tower as the tallest building in Nebraska?

From Quiz U.S.A: All about Nebraska

Answer: First National Bank Tower

Also known as the One First National Center, the First National Bank Tower is 634 feet (193 m) high. Construction was completed in 2002, surpassing Nebraska's 478 ft (146 m) Woodmen Tower, which had been the tallest building in Nebraska since 1969 until then. The architect for the First National Bank Tower was the Leo A Daly firm.

9. The Great Plains Black History Museum (closed in 2001) was housed in the 1906 Webster Telephone Exchange Building--one of over 100 National Register of Historic Places entries found in which city?

From Quiz Nebraska: Where the West Begins

Answer: Omaha

The museum was founded in 1962 but closed due to a funding dispute. It contained more than 10,000 displays that educated visitors on the role black citizens played in settling Omaha, and in Nebraska in general. The University of Nebraska at Omaha Black Studies Department, and the Metropolitan Community College, have expressed interest in bringing this rich resource back to public view.

10. What is the state gem?

From Quiz Nebraska--The Cornhusker State

Answer: Blue agate

The blue agate became the official gem on March 1, 1967 as part of the state's centennial celebration.

11. Science fiction author and founder of the religion of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, was born in what city of Nebraska?

From Quiz U.S.A: All about Nebraska

Answer: Tilden

Tilden is a city located in both Antelope County and Madison County of Nebraska. Tilden was originally called Burnett until 1887, partly because of confusion with the village of Bennet, Lancaster County, Nebraska. The city is named for Samuel J. Tilden, a Democrat who was Governor of New York, and unsuccessfully ran for the U.S presidency in 1876. L. Ron Hubbard was born in Tilden in 1911.

12. What is Nebraska's state fossil?

From Quiz Nebraska--The Cornhusker State

Answer: Mammoth

Large numbers of mammoth fossils have been found in Nebraska. They have been found in nearly every county in the state.

13. Carhenge is a replica of the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. What city of Nebraska is Carhenge closest to?

From Quiz U.S.A: All about Nebraska

Answer: Alliance

Alliance is situated in the west of Nebraska, and is the county seat of Box Butte County. Carhenge is composed of vintage American cars, all coated in grey spray-paint. There are 39 automobiles arranged in a circle, mimicking Stonehenge's current condition, not how it was for its original use (what ever that may have been). Carhenge was built and conceptualized by Jim Reinders, and his work was dedicated in 1987.

14. The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer is found in Grand Island. Since the early 1960s, visitors have received their introduction to the museum and its offerings from a film featuring which native Nebraskan?

From Quiz Nebraska: Where the West Begins

Answer: Henry Fonda

Fonda's own birthplace is one of the historic houses that have been moved to the grounds of the museum to form its living history village.

15. What is the state rock?

From Quiz Nebraska--The Cornhusker State

Answer: Prairie agate

The prairie agate became the state rock in 1967.

16. Charles Lindbergh was an American pilot, inventor, author and military officer. In what city of Nebraska did he take his first flying lessons?

From Quiz U.S.A: All about Nebraska

Answer: Lincoln

In late 1920, Charles Lindbergh was enrolled the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, however he dropped out. By 1922 he had travelled to Lincoln, Nebraska to instead pursue training as an air pilot. He paid $300 (a small fortune in 1922) for ten hours of lessons. His instructors saw how gifted he was and let him skip some flying lessons in order to practice parachute jumping. Lincoln is the state capital of Nebraska, and also capital of Lancaster County.

17. The Stuhr Museum's living history village contains over sixty restored buildings, including a schoolhouse, church, tinsmith shop, and planing mill. What is the name of this attraction?

From Quiz Nebraska: Where the West Begins

Answer: Railroad Town

The name is somewhat anachronistic today, as the working railway that inspired the name is no longer a feature of the Museum. Visitors can still see a 1901 Steam Locomotive, a 1912 Caboose and an 1871 Coach, and on the museum website may view the work of the Railroad Restoration Shop (not open to the public except by special appointment).

18. What is Nebraska's state grass?

From Quiz Nebraska--The Cornhusker State

Answer: Little bluestem

Little bluestem is an important native grass used for hay and forage. It became the official state grass in 1969.

19. Emmanuel Lutheran Church is the oldest Lutheran church in Nebraska. What city is it located in?

From Quiz U.S.A: All about Nebraska

Answer: Dakota City

Dakota City is the county seat of Dakota County, Nebraska. It was founded in 1856 and is named for the Native American Dakota tribe. Tyson Foods, Inc has its largest beef production factory in Dakota City. The Emmanuel Lutheran Church has been standing since 1860, and is thought to be the first Lutheran Church constructed in Nebraska, although it is verified to be the eldest. It has been on America's National Register of Historic Places since 1969.

20. A few yards from the main building of the Stuhr Museum is the Gus Fonner Memorial Rotunda. The wagon-wheel-shaped floor plan of this facility is the setting for displays that focus on what main theme?

From Quiz Nebraska: Where the West Begins

Answer: Native American and other Old West memorabilia and artifacts

Gus Fonner did have something to do with horses (Grand Island's Fonner Park has hosted thoroughbred racing since 1954); however, the Fonner Rotunda mentions horses only peripherally, as they bear on the lives of the varied peoples who made their homes in Nebraska in past centuries. Similarly, wagons may be mentioned in some exhibits, but they are not the focus of the Rotunda's offerings. The pasta distractor is just made up.

21. Which city of Nebraska is named after a railroad magnate and entrepreneur?

From Quiz U.S.A: All about Nebraska

Answer: Blair

John Insley Blair (1802 - 1899) was one of the wealthiest men of the 19th century. He established the (what is now a city) of Blair, Nebraska by purchasing a 1,075-acre (4.35 km2) lot of land in 1869. The Sioux City and Pacific Railroad wished to extend to that point, using it to cross the Missouri River from there. John Insley Blair is credited with bringing the railway to this area. Blair was considered a city in 1872, and is the capital of Washington County, Nebraska.

22. What is Nebraska's state song?

From Quiz Nebraska--The Cornhusker State

Answer: Beautiful Nebraska

The state song was written by Jim Fras and Guy G. Miller. It became the official song on June 21, 1967.

23. The first female Native American to be awarded a medical degree had a hospital named after her in the Omaha Reservation, Nebraska. What was her name?

From Quiz U.S.A: All about Nebraska

Answer: Susan La Flesche Picotte

Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte Memorial Hospital is a former hospital located on the Omaha Indian Reservation, in the village of Walthill, Nebraska. Picotte helped build this hospital herself using the funds she had raised from various places, making this hospital the first hospital built on a Native American reservation not established by government money. The building functioned as a hospital until the 1940s. Now it is used for a variety of functions and has a museum. Susan La Flesche Picotte was born in 1865 in the Omaha tribe, with her father, Joseph LaFlesche being the chief of the tribe. She studied at the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, before returning to the reservation to assist medically there. She tried to discourage drinking alcohol on the reservation, as part of the temperance movement of the 19th century, which rallied against alcohol use.

24. Where is Nebraska's highest point?

From Quiz Nebraska--The Cornhusker State

Answer: Panorama Point

Panorama Point is in Johnson Township, and is 5,424 feet.

25. Which city of Nebraska takes great pride in its Swedish history, with biannual festivals to celebrate its Swedish heritage?

From Quiz U.S.A: All about Nebraska

Answer: Oakland

Since it was founded over 100 years ago, Oakland has always embraced its Swedish heritage. Many citizens are direct descendants of Swedish immigrants, and the festival takes place on the first Friday of June, on odd numbered years. Loup City does celebrate a heritage festival on the first weekend of June (although annually as opposed to biannually) but this is to celebrate Loup City's Polish heritage. Loup City is the self-proclaimed "Polish capital of Nebraska."

26. Where is Nebraska's geographic center?

From Quiz Nebraska--The Cornhusker State

Answer: Custer

The geographic center is in Custer, 10 miles northwest of Broken Bow.

27. What is the average temperature in July?

From Quiz Nebraska--The Cornhusker State

Answer: 76 degrees F

Nebraska's climate is far from mild. Temperatures range from severe cold in the winter to blistering heat in the summer.

28. Fort Robinson was once a U.S. Army fort, and is now a historical attraction located around 2 miles (3.2 km) west of what city of Nebraska?

From Quiz U.S.A: All about Nebraska

Answer: Crawford

Crawford is a city situated in Dawes County, in the north-west of Nebraska. The city was named in 1886 after Captain Emmet Crawford, who worked in Fort Robinson. Fort Robinson was a major base for the U.S army during the Sioux Wars of 1876 - 1890. In 1876, the Battle of Warbonnet Creek took place near Fort Robinson, where the Native American chief Crazy Horse was captured and killed. A plaque commemorates his death at the base. The U.S military abandoned Fort Robinson in 1947, and it now serves as a historic building and major attraction of the Fort Robinson State Park.

29. What is the average temperature in January?

From Quiz Nebraska--The Cornhusker State

Answer: 23 degrees F

Temperatures and rainfall vary quite a lot from year to year.

30. Where was Nebraska's state fair held in the 20th century?

From Quiz Nebraska--The Cornhusker State

Answer: Lincoln

Lincoln became the venue for the Nebraska state fair in 1901. It will continue be held there until 2009, and will move to Grand Island in 2010. It is held in late August and early September.

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