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1. In 1936 "The Literary Digest", in one of the first large scale political polls, predicted this man to be elected president with a landslide victory, but he carried only Maine and Vermont. In 1934 this man was the only Republican incumbent governor to win reelection. What oil businessman, the father of US senator Nancy Kasselbaum, lost the 1936 presidential election ?
2. This city is the headquarters for the International Flying Farmers. What city, which owes its development to its proximity to the Chisholm Trail, and the Atchison, Topeka, and Sante Fe Railroads, is famous for airplane manufacturing, and is the largest city in Kansas?
3. 3. This city was first known as Mud Creek until it took on its current name which comes from the Bible and means 'grassy plain'. Joseph McCoy (really!) who dealt in livestock and was later mayor, selected it as the northern end for cattle drives, in 1867, and it soon had a booming livestock market, a tradition which has continued to today. The Eisenhower presidential library is located in what town, his boyhood home?
4. Among other occupations, this man was a tanner, sheep drover, wool merchant, farmer, and land speculator. In 1849 he lived in a black community in North Elba, New York. In 1856 he led a raid in retaliation for Lawrence on Pottawatomie Creek. He gained the nickname 'Old Osawatomie' since that is where he was living at the time of the attack. What abolitionist is featured in a giant mural in the state capital; he is well known for a raid on Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.
5. Before entering politics, this man fought in World War II, became a second lieutenant, and recovered from near total paralysis brought on by a injury during fighting in Italy, though he never regained full control of his right arm. He graduated from Washburn Municipal University in Topeka, and then entered a life of politics. What Kansas senator, who is a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, Gerald Ford's running mate in the 1976 election, ran unsuccessfully for presidential nomination in 1980 and 1988?
6. This Constitutional Convention in Kansas created a document that was submitted to the federal government with aims to procure statehood for Kansas. The document, however, was proslavery, and obviously highly controversial in this period of American history. The battle over this document was a foreshadowing of the American Civil War
7. This battlefield is the site of the only major skirmish in Kansas during the Civil War
8. Kansas became a state in what year?
9. The capital of Kansas is?
10. Sadly in 2000, the state of Kansas only offered one minor league baseball team. What was the name of that team?
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