FREE! Click here to Join FunTrivia. Thousands of games, quizzes, and lots more!
Quiz about All About Kansas
Quiz about All About Kansas

All About Kansas Trivia Quiz


I'm not in Kansas anymore. In fact, I've never been there. But here is a small sample of the state's history.

A multiple-choice quiz by jfullback. Estimated time: 5 mins.
  1. Home
  2. »
  3. Quizzes
  4. »
  5. History Trivia
  6. »
  7. U.S. States & Cities
  8. »
  9. Kansas

Author
jfullback
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
91,552
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1349
- -
Question 1 of 10
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 ? Hint


Question 2 of 10
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? Hint


Question 3 of 10
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? Hint


Question 4 of 10
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.

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 5 of 10
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?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 6 of 10
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 Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This battlefield is the site of the only major skirmish in Kansas during the Civil War Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Kansas became a state in what year? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The capital of Kansas is? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Sadly in 2000, the state of Kansas only offered one minor league baseball team. What was the name of that team? Hint



(Optional) Create a Free FunTrivia ID to save the points you are about to earn:

arrow Select a User ID:
arrow Choose a Password:
arrow Your Email:




Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
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 ?

Answer: Alf Landon

The "Literary Digest" polled from only its reader base and the telephone directory. In 1936 telephones were something of a luxury for people who didn't need them for their work, and this skewed the poll badly.
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?

Answer: Wichita

Thanks to the aircraft industry, Wichita experienced a massive boom in World War II and has prospered ever since.
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?

Answer: Abilene

To curb the lawlessness that broke out, Will Bill Hickok was brought into Abilene as sheriff.
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.

Answer: John Brown

Along with Brown, his sons John, Jr., Oliver, Owen, and Watson were also involved in the raid at Harper's Ferry.
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?

Answer: Bob Dole

Dole probably finds small consolation in his Pepsi ads, which costar Britney Spears.
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

Answer: Lecompton

A later anti-slavery document was created in Lawrence.
7. This battlefield is the site of the only major skirmish in Kansas during the Civil War

Answer: Mine Creek

The battle was lost by the retreating Confederate general, Sterling Price.
8. Kansas became a state in what year?

Answer: 1861

James Buchanan signed the bill that brought Kansas into the Union.
9. The capital of Kansas is?

Answer: Topeka

The four largest cities in Kansas are Wichita, Kansas City, Overland Park, and Topeka, according to the state's web site.
10. Sadly in 2000, the state of Kansas only offered one minor league baseball team. What was the name of that team?

Answer: Wichita Wranglers

The National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame is also located in Wichita.
Source: Author jfullback

This quiz was reviewed by FunTrivia editor bloomsby before going online.
Any errors found in FunTrivia content are routinely corrected through our feedback system.
Related Quizzes
1. Kansas History Average
2. Kansas Tough
3. Kansas Quiz #3 Average
4. Kansas - Mixed Facts Difficult
5. Fifty Nifty States: Part 1 Average
6. Fifty Nifty States: Part 2 Easier
7. Fifty Nifty States Part 3 Average
8. Fifty Nifty States Part 4 Average
9. Facts About The States Tough
10. U.S. Statehood No.1 Average
11. Washington, D.C. Average
12. This is the U.S. Average

7/20/2024, Copyright 2024 FunTrivia, Inc. - Report an Error / Contact Us