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State Quiz - Missouri

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Missouri?
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Last updated: September 3, 2020
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First submittedSeptember 5, 2019
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Average score68.4%
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Capital city
Jefferson City
Most populous city
Kansas City
Most populous metro area
St. Louis
Missouri's third most populous city; it shares its name with cities in 27 other states
Springfield
State nickname
The Show-Me State
Monument that became the nation's smallest national park in 2018
Gateway Arch
Writer born in Missouri as Samuel Clemens
Mark Twain
U.S. President born in 1884 with no middle name, only an initial
Harry S. Truman
Of the eight states that Missouri borders, this one has the highest population
Illinois
Mail delivery service that used horse riders to deliver mail between Missouri and California
Pony Express
Mountain range of southern Missouri
Ozarks
Best-selling brand of beer that comes from Missouri
Budweiser
International events held in Missouri in 1904
Olympic Games
World's Fair
Explorers who departed from St. Charles in 1804 on their way to the Pacific
Lewis and Clark
Kentucky frontiersman who settled in Missouri in 1799
Daniel Boone
Four of these struck near the town of New Madrid in 1811 and 1812
Earthquakes
Singer who recorded "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven"
Chuck Berry
City known for its musical theaters with performers such as Andy Williams
and Glen Campbell
Branson
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Level 83
Sep 7, 2019
Checking in from STL. Great quiz!
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Level 70
Jan 9, 2020
I wouldn't consider an earthquake as something that "strikes." Maybe four of these occurred instead? I was trying to think of what else could have struck other than meteorites.
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Level 67
Jan 9, 2020
I actually thought the opposite while doing this: "using the word 'struck' gives it away." Maybe it depends where you're from.
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Level 86
Feb 2, 2021
Being from California I can assure you that using "struck" as a descriptor for an earthquake occurring is very common.
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2021
This was the only one I was struggling with. Kept thinking tornado should be an answer. Didn't even think of earthquake and I'm from PNW.
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Level 51
Jan 9, 2020
Pretty easy for a local boy...hard to believe the Branson clue is the least frequently guessed.
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Level 77
Feb 2, 2021
That and the nickname are the only ones I hadn't heard about, as a foreigner.
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Level 22
Jan 9, 2020
Great quiz, from a Missourian!
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Level 76
Jan 11, 2020
Another Missourian here. At first I tried George Washington Carver for the park but then I remembered that the park there is part of the national monument and not a national park.
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Level 76
Jan 11, 2020
I live near the New Madrid fault and to my knowledge there were only three major New Madrid earthquakes in 1811-1212. The first one was an 8.2 on Dec. 16th. A powerful aftershock of 7.4 occurred six hours later. Another 8+ occurred in January and another one in February of 8.4. The last one was considered the worst and caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards and form waterfalls for a time and also formed Reelfoot Lake in TN. It was said church bells rang on the east coast from that one. There were many aftershocks recorded for decades after. All the literature around here says there were three major quakes and all the others were aftershocks. The only differences of opinion I've heard is in regards to the magnitude of the quakes with some saying they weren't quite as high as initially thought but the jury's still out on that. We still have occasional ones big enough to feel but I'll let you know later whether they're isolated ones or foreshocks to another "big one".
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Level 46
Apr 28, 2020
Did this quiz from St. Louis.
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Level 77
Jan 17, 2021
Wow, the first thing I saw on this quiz was the Gateway Arch, I recognised it and proceeded to do this quiz, but FORGOT to enter it as an answer! 🤦‍♂️
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Level 57
Feb 2, 2021
i typed olympics in so many different ways I dont know why it never filled in
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Level 69
Feb 2, 2021
:S I just typed Olympics.
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Level 88
Feb 2, 2021
Can you believe there's a state that kind of sounds like the word "misery" and it's not West Virginia?
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Level 75
Feb 2, 2021
Could someone explain why the Gateway Arch was made into a national park? Aren't all other national parks focused on nature
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Level 71
Feb 2, 2021
Great quiz! I was somewhat surprised that Independence, MO didn't show up on here, but overall the clues were pretty good.
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Level 54
Feb 2, 2021
Nothing about Ice Cream Cones?
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Level 66
Feb 2, 2021
*Nelson Muntz voice*

"Andy Williams!"

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Level 73
Feb 3, 2021
The best-selling brand of beer in the US is Bud Light, and it's not even very close. Here's one source, for example.
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Level 51
Feb 5, 2021
As a future clue possibility, Chillicothe, MO is the Home of Sliced Bread. July 7, 1928 the very first commercially produced, pre-sliced bread was manufactured in the Chillicothe Bakery by Otto Rohwedder (inventor of the machine), and Frank Bench (owner of the bakery).

In Missouri, July 7th is officially recognized by the State Government as "Sliced Bread Day."

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Level 40
Jun 1, 2022
Sliced bread was an Iowa thing. Everyone knows that.
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Level 45
Feb 8, 2021
19/19. I'm a true Missourian
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Level 66
Feb 10, 2021
Just got Branson because of an episode from The Simpsons with something like:

- Have we already arrived in Branson, Missouri?

- No, we arrived in Bronson, Missouri.

Then everyone in the city looked like Charles Bronson lol

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Level 59
Feb 27, 2021
I feel like 'fair' should be accepted for world's fair.
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Level 24
Jan 3, 2022
It would only be 'fair' to accept it as an answer
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Level 74
Mar 5, 2021
If Harry Truman's middle name is S, the S wouldn't need a period after it, since it's not an abbreviation, right?
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Level 30
Jun 8, 2021
Touche
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2021
Sad my state has the state quiz with the least questions
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Level 40
Jun 1, 2022
Don't worry, Arkansas has 15
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Level 76
Oct 1, 2021
I really suggest looking up the 1904 Olympics, quite possibly the worst Olympics to ever happen.
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Level 40
Jun 1, 2022
Only 54% know Chuck Berry! Modern music has taken over our brains. :
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Level 67
Jul 16, 2022
Obviously. The same thing will happen in another few decades to the artists of now. It's an inevitable part of progress.
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Level 63
Sep 18, 2022
I've never been to Missouri, but somehow I got 14/19 on the first try (and I got the badge, yay!!)