Quiz about The Wide Open State of Kansas
Quiz about The Wide Open State of Kansas

The Wide Open State of Kansas Trivia Quiz


It is time to take a quiz about the unique state of Kansas. Found in the heart of the U.S., it is a unique state that provides many places to visit. If you're looking for peace, quiet, and beautiful views, you might find Kansas to be bucket-list worthy.

A photo quiz by dcpddc478. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
dcpddc478
Time
3 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
375,882
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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559
Last 3 plays: Guest 199 (9/10), Guest 165 (7/10), Guest 204 (10/10).
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1. What is the name of this unusual rock formation found near Quinter, Kansas, in the middle of the prairie? Hint

Lincoln Rock
Frog Rock
Castle Rock
Surprise Rock

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2. The beautiful capital city of Topeka derives its name from the Osage word for which of the following things? Hint

Land of basket weavers
Place of round rocks
Brown land
A good place to dig potatoes.

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3. This type of unusual rock formation can be seen at which of the following state parks? Hint

Oak Tree State Park
Magic Imps State Park
Umbrella State Park
Mushroom Rock State Park

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4. While visiting Kansas, another tourist attraction that might interest you is the Boot Hill Museum in which of the following towns? Hint

Deadwood
Dodge City
Canyon Diablo
Tombstone

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5. While traveling in Kansas, you might wish to visit Garden City, which claims to be home to which one of these unusual things? Hint

World's largest fossilized dinosaur tongue.
World's largest coprolith
World's largest hair ball
World's largest ball of tummy lint

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6. While traveling through Kansas, you will undoubtedly pass many huge fields of which of the following grain crops? Hint

Rye
Oats
Wheat
Rice

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7. If you would like to spend an evening out at this historic Orpheum Theater, in which Kansas city would you need to get a motel room for the night? Hint

Abeline
Wichita
Olathe
Kansas City

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8. The Arikaree Breaks, located on the west edge of the state, is a beach known for its great surfing waves.

True
False

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9. A visit to Abilene, Kansas will allow you to visit the Hall of Fame for which of the following dog breeds? Hint

Afghan
Borzoi
Greyhound
Great Dane

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10. At one time large parts of Kansas were underwater.

True
False


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is the name of this unusual rock formation found near Quinter, Kansas, in the middle of the prairie?

Answer: Castle Rock

An interesting place to visit while in Kansas is the Smokey Hills region home to this unusual limestone formation known as Castle Rock. It is a popular rock climbing site. It is also popular with amateur archeologists who enjoy looking for the many fossils to be found in the area.
2. The beautiful capital city of Topeka derives its name from the Osage word for which of the following things?

Answer: A good place to dig potatoes.

The capital of Kansas, is the lovely city of Topeka which derives its name from the Osage word meaning "a good place to dig potatoes". There are many places to see during a visit to this lovely capital city, including the Topeka Zoo, the Kansas Museum of History, and the Combat Air Museum. Located on the banks of the Kansas River, Topeka is one of the nation's cleanest most inviting state capitals.
3. This type of unusual rock formation can be seen at which of the following state parks?

Answer: Mushroom Rock State Park

Mushroom Rock State Park is an unusual collection of naturally occurring rock formations near Carneiro, Kansas. It is only five acres, making it the smallest state park in the state. Despite its size, this might be one of the most unusual places you can visit in the state.

These naturally occurring rock formations are the result of uneven erosion caused by a difference in the density of the rock on top of the formation and the rock underneath. They are also known as hoodoos.
4. While visiting Kansas, another tourist attraction that might interest you is the Boot Hill Museum in which of the following towns?

Answer: Dodge City

Boot Hill Museum in Dodge City, Kansas is one of the most popular American West museums. The museum is complete with a simulated wild west 'town' where they provide simulated gunfights and saloon shows. The museum is home to historical artifacts that belonged to many famous wild west figures.

A visit to this town, which was once known as the wildest town in the west, and its museum, is both educational and fun.
5. While traveling in Kansas, you might wish to visit Garden City, which claims to be home to which one of these unusual things?

Answer: World's largest hair ball

If you like the weird and unusual, a trip to Garden City, Kansas, might be just what you are looking for. This small Kansas town claims to be home to the world's largest hair ball. This unusual artifact was retrieved from the stomach of a cow that was slaughtered at a meat-packing plant. The hair ball at Garden City is approximately the size of a bowling ball.
6. While traveling through Kansas, you will undoubtedly pass many huge fields of which of the following grain crops?

Answer: Wheat

Kansas is one of the largest producers of wheat in the U.S. In some areas, wheat fields stretch from horizon to horizon. Depending on the time of year that you pass through, you may see fields shoulder high with golden wheat or mowed down awaiting the next crop. Agriculture is one of the mainstays of the Kansas economy, and cattle, grain silos, and other signs of this business dot the landscapes of the state. Kansas is often called "The Wheat State".
7. If you would like to spend an evening out at this historic Orpheum Theater, in which Kansas city would you need to get a motel room for the night?

Answer: Wichita

This is just one of the many attractions that can be visited on a tour of the state's largest city, Wichita. The Orpheum opened in 1922 and was one of the most elite theaters in the state. There are many things to see in Wichita including the Sedgwick County Historical Museum, and The Great Plains Transportation Museum.

There are enough places to go and things to see, that you could stay busy everyday of a one week visit.
8. The Arikaree Breaks, located on the west edge of the state, is a beach known for its great surfing waves.

Answer: False

In the far northwestern corner of Kansas is the unusual area known as the Arikaree Breaks. The rugged landscape includes many canyons and ravines, as well as plant and animal life that is different from the rest of the state. This area of Kansas looks more like New Mexico and is more arid and desert-like than the rest of the state.

There are no real beaches in Kansas as it is located in the geographic center of the contiguous United States.
9. A visit to Abilene, Kansas will allow you to visit the Hall of Fame for which of the following dog breeds?

Answer: Greyhound

Abilene calls itself "Greyhound Capital of the World." The Greyhound Hall of Fame has been inducting champion greyhounds since it opened in 1963. At the front door you will be greeted by two retired greyhound racers, and inside there are exhibits on greyhound farms, anatomy, and most importantly adoption.

There is also a life-size statue of a greyhound outside by which you can pose for photos. If you are an animal lover, this might be a nice stop on your travels.
10. At one time large parts of Kansas were underwater.

Answer: True

At one time the huge North American Inland Sea covered vast amounts of North America, including most of the Midwestern areas of the U.S. and Canada. It was so large that it ran from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. It split modern day North America into two separate masses from north to south.

This occurred during the Cretaceous period and the evidence for this is found all over the state. Seashells, and aquatic fossils can be found throughout the state.
Source: Author dcpddc478

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