State Quiz - Mississippi

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Mississippi?
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Last updated: September 9, 2020
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First submittedSeptember 5, 2019
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State capital
State nickname (Hint: a flower)
The Magnolia State
Hurricane that killed 238 people in the state in 2005
TV host born in Kosciusko in 1954
Oprah Winfrey
This crop was "king" in Mississippi prior to the Civil War
Singer born in McComb in 1981
Britney Spears
U.S. states that border Mississippi
During the Civil War, Grant's capture of this city allowed the North to control
the entire length of the Mississippi River
Style of blues music that originated in Mississippi
Delta Blues
63% of Mississippians attend this nearly every week, the most of any state
City where Elvis was born in 1935
As of 2010, this group comprised 37% of Mississippi's population,
more than in any other state
Beverage made from sarsparilla first produced by Edward Adolf Barq in 1898
Root Beer
Author of "The Sound and the Fury" and "Absalom, Absalom!"
William Faulkner
Name one of the three most populous cities on Mississippi's Gulf Coast
Gulfport / Biloxi /
In 2020, Mississippi removed this symbol from its state flag
Confederate Battle Flag
Actor / narrator who owns a blues club in Clarksdale
Morgan Freeman
Level ∞
Sep 9, 2020
Some people claim that Barq invented root beer. He didn't. It was invented by Charles Hires. Perhaps people are confused because Hires's invention used sassafras whiles Barq's used sarsaparilla.
Level 65
Sep 6, 2019
gonna make one for missouri?
Level ∞
Sep 6, 2019
Level 33
Sep 9, 2019
Shocked Vicksburg would be so low. . . Figured that was the main thing people knew about Mississippi. Has American History fallen that far?
Level 89
Sep 13, 2019
There are also a lot of non-americans... :p
Level 85
May 15, 2022
If Americans can learn about the Battle of Stoke and the Battle of Lose Coat Field, non-Americans can learn about Vicksburg.
Level 86
Oct 19, 2019
No, it's not the first thing you learn about American history, not even the first about the Civil War. As for the Belgian that I am, I know that Vicksburg is a small city on the Mississippi river, but didn't know in which state it lies, and didn't know about the capture.
Level 72
Jan 8, 2020
Yeah, as an American, I learned this during several years of Civil War history during elementary school. I'd hardly expect anyone who didn't go to school in America to know it.
Level 85
Sep 9, 2020
Was thrown off by the "TV Host" clue. True, of course, but "multi-media mega-mogul" would be a bit more on point.
Level 67
Feb 18, 2021
I don't know. Oprah rose to fame as a TV host, and yes, she is much more now, but at least in my mind, she's a TV host first and foremost.
Level 71
Feb 18, 2021
Yeah, I thought of a lot of other people for "TV host" but not Oprah. I also didn't realize how old Oprah was (I thought she'd be closer to 60 than 70).
Level 87
Sep 9, 2020
Nothing about "the nickname of the University of Mississippi"?
Level 84
Sep 9, 2020
Or the fact that Mississippi's are the standard increment that are counted before being allowed to rush the quarterback in most touch-football games?

I'm outraged. Outraged, I tell ya.

Level 52
Apr 1, 2024
Hail State!
Level 84
Sep 11, 2020
No mention of Brett Farvrevrevre?
Level 71
Dec 10, 2020
Nice quiz, overall, although not difficult for a Native who has spent about 28 years of his life in the state.

I did get one question wrong. Not that there shouldn't be a "trick" question on the test, but 'even' I got this wrong. Yes, Britney Spears was born in McComb in 1981. But it is *very* easy to get this one wrong if you know about Brandy Norwood, too, (not quite as famous and top-selling as Spears, but with one gold and 3 platinum albums, 2 of which were quadruple platinum or better), who was also born in McComb only 2 years earlier, in 1979. "Just saying"...

Level 89
Feb 18, 2021
In other words, Brandy is the wrong answer. Just saying...
Level 75
Feb 18, 2021
Jarrod Dyson is from McComb - and he scored the winning run in the 2015 World Series. And could have gone platinum if he'd tried.
Level 46
Jan 30, 2021
Can you accept mass for church?
Level 67
Feb 18, 2021
I think "mass" is unique to Catholicism. Protestants don't call it that, and I'd guess probably less than 5% of Missippi's Christians are Catholic. That part of the country is overwhelmingly Protestant. So almost no Mississipians are going to mass on Sunday.
Level 72
Feb 18, 2021
Britney languishing in last place as least guessed haha
Level 67
Feb 18, 2021
I think she is more associated with Louisiana, which is where she grew up.
Level 38
Dec 29, 2021
Isn't it spelled sarsAparilla?