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Kansas... or Nebraska?

Try to guess whether each fact apply to the U.S. state of Kansas and Nebraska.
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Last updated: July 30, 2023
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First submittedJuly 30, 2023
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Average score73.3%
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1. Is further north
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2. Its capital is named for a U.S. President
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Lincoln, Nebraska
3. Has a shape which is closer to a perfect rectangle
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4. Was the setting of the Truman Capote novel "In Cold Blood"
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5. Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" lived there
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6. The state is bisected by the Platte River
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7. Has a resident worth over $100 billion
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Warren Buffett
8. Known as "The Sunflower State"
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9. Home to the board of education from "Brown v. Board of Education"
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Board of Education of Topeka
10. Its Chimney Rock was a landmark for pioneers heading West
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11. In 2021, it had a 1.9% unemployment rate - the lowest any state has ever recorded
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12. Where the Arbor Day holiday was founded in 1872
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13. Clark Kent (Superman) grew up there
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14. Grows more corn
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15. Has a city named "Manhattan"
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17 Comments
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Level 53
Jul 30, 2023
cool
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Level 86
Jul 30, 2023
Thanks for the shoutout QM. At least I lived up to my reputation as a Kansas and Nebraska expert by getting 100%. Which is funny, because everyone seems to think I hate Nebraska after this quiz. Looking back on my quiz from four (!) years later, having "both/neither" be options for every question definitely raised the difficulty unnecessarily.
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Level 60
Sep 5, 2023
I would disagree (about both/neither, not about you hating Nebraska). It makes it more interesting, it just serves a different audience than this quiz.
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Level 85
Jul 30, 2023
I don't think Lincoln, Nebraska, lies on the Missouri River. It's about 40 miles away.
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Level 85
Jul 30, 2023
And Topeka, Kansas, is about 41 miles from the Missouri River.
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Level 68
Jul 30, 2023
Agreed. The closest river, the Platte, is still about twenty miles away.
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Level ∞
Jul 30, 2023
Fixed that question. Thank you.
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Level 68
Jul 30, 2023
I got #9 because of the mural at the state capitol. If you ever get a chance, stop by—unlike most other capitols, you can actually go inside the chambers, and even up to the speaker's desk. Not to mention that it's just a very pretty building in general.
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Level 68
Jul 30, 2023
Correction: only the House is open for walk-ins. The Senate is roped off, but you can still look in.
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Level 66
Jul 30, 2023
Neither has a capital on the Missouri River, though Lincoln is slightly closer. Nebraska's *largest city* is on the Missouri, though.
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Level 89
Jul 30, 2023
Imagine starting Arbor Day in either state with no trees.
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Level 59
Aug 1, 2023
Kansas actually has more trees than most people think. I would know, I’ve lived in Kansas since the day I was born
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Level 73
Sep 2, 2023
that's a pretty ignorant statement to make. Kansas may be flat, but it has LOTS of trees.
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Level 75
Sep 2, 2023
A quiz tailor-made to ask something about the (really important) Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854! Maybe a John Brown question, or something of the sort?
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Level 52
Sep 3, 2023
literally no one ever mentions Nebraska so this was a nice change
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Level 67
Mar 13, 2024
There was a state elimination quiz where the last clue was "is a state" and answer was Nebraska. I guess they couldn't come up with anything interesting about it.
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Level 55
Sep 4, 2023
Got 11/15 by randomly tapping one and not reading the question