Missouri Quiz

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Missouri Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What song became Missouri's state song under an act adopted by the General Assembly in 1949?
    • A. 

      Cotton-Eyed Joe

    • B. 

      Over The Hills And Far Away

    • C. 

      Walkin' To Missouri

    • D. 

      The Missouri Waltz

  • 2. 
    Founded as early as 1735, what is the name of Missouri's oldest community?
    • A. 

      Richland

    • B. 

      Saint Genevieve

    • C. 

      Saint Peters

    • D. 

      Salem

  • 3. 
    What famous author of the "Little House" books lived in Missouri as an adult?
    • A. 

      Janet Dailey

    • B. 

      Rose O'Neill

    • C. 

      William Burroughs

    • D. 

      Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • 4. 
    Missouri is known by which state nickname?
    • A. 

      Hawkeye State

    • B. 

      Buckeye State

    • C. 

      River State

    • D. 

      Show Me State

  • 5. 
    The capital of Missouri is named for which president?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      Abraham Lincoln

  • 6. 
    Missouri is separated from Illinois by which river?
    • A. 

      Mississippi River

    • B. 

      Hudson River

    • C. 

      Missouri River

    • D. 

      Ohio River

  • 7. 
    What stringed instrument is the official state instrument of Missouri?
    • A. 

      Banjo

    • B. 

      Cello

    • C. 

      Guitar

    • D. 

      Fiddle

  • 8. 
    In 1811 New Madrid, Missouri was devastated by what disaster, the worst of its type in U.S. history?
    • A. 

      Wildfire

    • B. 

      Earthquake

    • C. 

      Hurricane

    • D. 

      Tornado

  • 9. 
    The territory of Missouri was part of what legendary land purchase?
    • A. 

      Western Expansion Purchase

    • B. 

      Manifest Destiny

    • C. 

      Seward's Folly

    • D. 

      Louisiana Purchase

  • 10. 
    The Missouri Compromise admitted Missouri to the United States under what condition?
    • A. 

      It Had No Representatives

    • B. 

      It Paid Extra Taxes

    • C. 

      It Banned Alcohol

    • D. 

      It Was A Slave State

  • 11. 
    Missouri was the eastern starting point for which famous pioneer trackway?
    • A. 

      Trail Of Tears

    • B. 

      Oregon Trail

    • C. 

      Appalachian Trail

    • D. 

      Continental Divide

  • 12. 
    Which unlikely city is partly located in Missouri?
    • A. 

      Iowa City

    • B. 

      Oklahoma City

    • C. 

      Arkansas City

    • D. 

      Kansas City

  • 13. 
    What was the name of the first Monster Truck, created by Missouri native Bob Chandler?
    • A. 

      Bigfoot

    • B. 

      Crusher

    • C. 

      Truckosaurus

    • D. 

      Goliath

  • 14. 
    The first public university founded west of the Mississippi River is located in which Missouri town?
    • A. 

      St. Joseph

    • B. 

      Jefferson City

    • C. 

      Branson

    • D. 

      Columbia

  • 15. 
    A museum in Branson, Missouri is dedicated to the famous wreck of which ship?
    • A. 

      Titanic

    • B. 

      Andrea Doria

    • C. 

      Lusitania

    • D. 

      Bismarck