Winona Daily News Geography Quiz

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Winona Daily News Geography Quiz

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The city of Winona was founded (by non-native Americans, anyway) in what year?
    • A. 

      1865

    • B. 

      1858

    • C. 

      1851

  • 2. 
    The founder of Winona had what occupation? 
    • A. 

      Steamboat captain

    • B. 

      Explorer

    • C. 

      Fur trapper

  • 3. 
    The city’s iconic landmark, Sugar Loaf, was mined primarily for what mineral?
    • A. 

      Limestone

    • B. 

      Sandstone

    • C. 

      Granite

  • 4. 
    What city shares the same zip code with Winona, but has separate governance and boundaries?
    • A. 

      Goodview

    • B. 

      Minnesota City

    • C. 

      Homer

  • 5. 
    The basilica of Saint Stanislaus Kostka was created by which immigrants?
    • A. 

      German

    • B. 

      Norwegian

    • C. 

      Polish

  • 6. 
    The Mississippi River in Winona is noted for harboring a number of which structures? 
    • A. 

      Boathouses

    • B. 

      Marinas

    • C. 

      Locks and dams

  • 7. 
    Winona State University has traditionally been known for training students in what kind of occupation?
    • A. 

      Teacher

    • B. 

      Doctor

    • C. 

      Biologist

  • 8. 
    Speaking of the Mississippi, which year brought a flood that devastated the city of Winona?
    • A. 

      1987

    • B. 

      1965

    • C. 

      1972

  • 9. 
    Winona has two prominent sister cities – pick them from the list below:
    • A. 

      Fredrickstad, Norway

    • B. 

      Misato, Japan

    • C. 

      Colombo, Brazil

    • D. 

      Avignon, France

    • E. 

      Bytow, Poland

  • 10. 
    Southeast Minnesota is known for having what kind of unique landscape?
    • A. 

      Limestone crags

    • B. 

      Karst topography

    • C. 

      Floodplain forest

  • 11. 
    Finally, the Mississippi River runs which direction through Winona?
    • A. 

      West to east

    • B. 

      East to west

    • C. 

      North to south

    • D. 

      South to north

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