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StateQuestionAnswer% Correct
New JerseyWho shot Alexander Hamilton in Weehawken in 1804?Aaron Burr
100%
TennesseeWhat Tennessee politician would have become President if he had
been able to win his own state?
Al Gore
100%
What Kansan aviatrix disappeared over the Pacific?Amelia Earhart
100%
What "area", famous for UFO's, did USAF acquire in 1955, primarily for flight
testing the Lockheed U-2 aircraft?
Area 51
100%
What turncoat commanded the American Legion in the Revolutionary War?Benedict Arnold
100%
What Philadelphia resident published "Poor Richard's Almanack"?Ben Franklin
100%
VermontWhat ice cream brand was founded by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield in 1978?Ben & Jerry's
100%
What former Governor of Arkansas became the President?Bill Clinton
100%
Of what creatures were there 13 millions in 1870 in Montana but, by 1884,
there were almost none?
Bison
100%
What area in western South Dakota had a gold rush in the 1870s?{Black} Hills
100%
What singer outraged fans by playing electric instruments at a 1965
folk festival in Rhode Island?
Bob Dylan
100%
UtahWho succeded Joseph Samith as President of the Mormons, and led the them west?Brigham Young
100%
What Ivy League university was established in Providence in 1764?Brown
100%
What country was Richmond the capital of between 1861-65?Confederate States
100%
What was the most important crop in Alabama before the Civil War?Cotton
100%
OregonWhat caldera did Mount Mazama form when it erupted about 7,700 years ago?Crater Lake
100%
What "King of the Wild Frontier" served as a Tennessee congressman before
getting killed at the Alamo?
Davy Crockett
100%
What river did George Washington cross to launch a surprise attack in Trenton in 1776?Delaware
100%
What singer was born in Mississippi but later relocated to Memphis?Elvis Presley
100%
What Vermonter was the leader of the Green Mountain Boys and
captured Fort Ticonderoga?
Ethan Allen
100%
What scientific theory was John T. Scopes prosecuted for teaching?Evolution
100%
In what day and month of 1859 did Oregon become a state?
(hint: same date as Valentine's Day)
February 14
100%
NevadaWhat Nevadan boxer fought Pacquiao in 2015?Floyd Mayweather
100%
What modern-day army fort used to house a large portion of the
United States' official gold reserves?
Fort {Knox}
100%
What beverage was invented to help the Florida Gators football team in 1965?Gatorade
100%
What President, born in Connecticut, passed himself off as a Texan?George W. Bush
100%
In what battle did George G. Meade beat Robert E. Lee?Gettysburg
100%
What TV show was about a mother and daughter named Lorelai and Rory?{Gilmore} Girls
100%
What University, founded in 1636, was the first institute of higher learning in the U.S.?Harvard
100%
What President was born in West Branch in 1874?Herbert Hoover
100%
FloridaWhat hurricane devastated South Florida in 1992?Hurricane Andrew
100%
MississippiWhat was the name of the hurricane that killed 238 people in the state in 2005?Hurricane Katrina
100%
What author of "The Catcher in the Rye" moved to New Hampshire
and become a recluse?
J. D. Salinger
100%
What Mississippian is worldwide known for being the creator of "The Muppets"?Jim Henson
100%
What Teamsters union leader was last seen outside a Detroit-area restaurant in 1975?Jimmy Hoffa
100%
DelawareWhat Delaware Senator became Vice President in 2008?Joe Biden
100%
At what University were four Vietnam War protestors killed in 1970?Kent State
100%
KentuckyWhat famous horse race was inaugurated in 1875 in Churchill Downs?Kentucky {Derby}
100%
What Harland Sanders was famous for?Kentucky Fried
Chicken
100%
What two explorers did Sacagawea join in North Dakota?Lewis and Clark
100%
What writer was born in Missouri in 1835 as Samuel Clemens?Mark Twain
100%
What Detroit music label recorded the Supremes, Temptations, and Jackson 5?{Motown} Records
100%
What is the name of George Washington's estate?Mount Vernon
100%
What boxer floated like a butterfly, and stung like a bee?Muhammad Ali
100%
OhioWhat Ohio native was the first person to walk on the moon?Neil Armstrong
100%
In what city did many rich people build summer mansions during the Gilded Age?Newport
100%
What Kansas resident's lawsuit against the Board of Education led to a 1954
Supreme Court decision that outlawed school segregation?
Oliver Brown
100%
What Chicago talk show host became the richest African-American person?Oprah Winfrey
100%
What Native American woman saved John Smith from execution? (according to legend)Pocahontas
100%
What sports movie, set in Philadelphia, won an Oscar for Best Picture in 1977?Rocky
100%
Rhode IslandWho founded Rhode Island after being banished from Massachusetts?Roger Williams
100%
AlabamaWho refused to give up her bus seat in Montgomery in 1955?Rosa Parks
100%
From 1930 to 1983, Rhode Island hosted the America's Cup races in what sport?Sailing
100%
What Maine-native wrote books such as "Pet Sematary", "It" and "Cujo"?Stephen King
100%
What product did the Sons of Liberty throw into Boston Harbor in a 1773 "party"?Tea
100%
What invention did Samuel Morse demonstrate for the first time in Morristown in 1838?Telegraph
100%
What sport did Andre Agassi play professionally between 1986-2006?Tennis
100%
In what tree was Connecticut's royal charter hidden in 1662?The Charter {Oak}
100%
What Dan Brown novel was published in 2003?The Da Vinci Code
100%
What TV series was created by Matt Groening in 1989?The Simpsons
100%
What inventor's laboratory was located in Menlo Park?Thomas Edison
100%
What three-letter agency brought electricity to the Tennessee Valley in the 1930s?TVA
100%
PennsylvaniaWhat Quaker founded the colony of Pennsylvania?William Penn
100%
What major event was hosted by Salt Lake City in 2002?Winter Olympics
100%
ConnecticutWhat is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the nation?Yale
100%
WyomingWhat was the first national park in the world?Yellowstone
100%
What did Colorado legalize in 2012 - becoming the first state to do so with Washington?Recreational Marijuana
83%
What was the Native American tribe of Geronimo?Apache
80%
KansasWhat five-star general from Kansas served as the President?Dwight D. Eisenhower
80%
What U.S. President was born in Nebraska but grew up in Michigan?Gerald Ford
80%
ArizonaWhat Arizona Senator ran for President in 2008?John McCain
80%
What was the last name of brothers John, Robert, and Ted?Kennedy
80%
What state's Portland was named after Maine's Portland?Oregon
80%
What holiday was celebrated for the first time (sort of) in 1621?Thanksgiving
80%
MassachusettsWhat ship brought the Pilgrims to Massachusetts?The Mayflower
80%
In what town did Wyatt Earp have a shootout in 1881?Tombstone
80%
What coastal city was known as "The World's Playground" in the 1920s?Atlantic City
75%
What type of boom started in 2006 in North Dakota?Oil Boom
75%
AlaskaWhat country controlled Alaska between 1733–1867, until it sold Alaska to the U.S.?Russia
75%
What country built Fort Christina in 1638 as part of its short-lived U.S. colony?Sweden
75%
North DakotaSince 1987, what economic figure has never exceeded 5%?Unemployment
75%
What did Delaware became the first state to ratify in December 7, 1787?U.S. Constitution
75%
Wyoming was the first state to grant what people the right to vote?Women
75%
What president was born in a log cabin in Kentucky, but grew up in Indiana?Abraham Lincoln
67%
What "inescapable" island prison housed notorious inmates such as
Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly?
Alcatraz
67%
What company was started by two Steves in a garage in Los Altos in 1976?Apple Computer
67%
CaliforniaWhat Austrian-born celebrity was elected governor in 2003?Arnold
Schwarzenegger
67%
HawaiiWhat U.S. President was born in Honolulu in 1961?Barack Obama
67%
What team was accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series?Black {Sox}
67%
In what city did the 1999 Colorado school shooting incident take place?Columbine
67%
What served as the gateway to over 12 million immigrants between 1892 and 1954?{Ellis} Island
67%
What canal, completed in 1825, connected the Hudson River to the Great Lakes?Erie Canal
67%
What bearded, daiquiri-loving novelist lived in Key West from 1931 to 1939?Ernest Hemingway
67%
New YorkWhat country gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States?France
67%
What event killed around 2,500 people in 1871?Great Peshtigo {Fire}
67%
What African-American neighborhood had a literary "Renaissance" in the 1920s?Harlem
67%
What was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas?Jamestown
67%
Who wrote Colorado's official state song, "Rocky Mountain High"?John Denver
67%
ColoradoWhat child beauty queen was murdered in 1996?JonBenét Ramsey
67%
WashingtonWhat volcano killed 57 people when it erupted in 1980?Mount St. Helens
67%
What naval base was attacked by the Japanese airforce in 1941?Pearl Harbor
67%
VirginiaWho is Virginia named for?Queen Elizabeth
67%
The first one took place in 1902. Michigan defeated Stanford 49-0. What was it?Rose Bowl
67%
What historic highway starts in Chicago and ends in Santa Monica, California?Route 66
67%
What name was given to the islands by James Cook?Sandwich Islands
67%
IllinoisWhat was the world's tallest building from 1973-1998?Sears Tower
67%
What city, founded in 1565, is the oldest European settlement in the U.S.?St. Augustine
67%
What worldwide popular sport was invented in Hawaii?Surfing
67%
What type of Native American art was made by carving trees?{Totem} Poles
67%
What Civil War general lived in Galena, Illinois?Ulysses S. Grant
67%
What country annexed Hawaii in 1898?United States
67%
What tree-planting holiday started in Nebraska in 1872?{Arbor} Day
60%
What is the term for the violent era when Kansas decided whether to
become a free state or a slave state?
{Bleeding} Kansas
60%
What Arizona native led organised farm workers in Chicago?Cesar Chavez
60%
What flag was removed from the capital in 2015?Confederate Flag
60%
What famous frontier town was once the ending point for cattle drives?Dodge City
60%
World’s largest exhibited skeleton of what extinct mammal was found on a farm
in Lincoln County in 1922?
Mammoth
60%
In what city did three civil rights marches begin?Selma
60%
What South Carolina Senator died in 2003 at age 100 - the oldest Senator of all time?Strom Thurmond
60%
NebraskaWhat business tycoon was world's 2nd richest person in 2017?Warren Buffett
60%
In what year did Alaska gain statehood?1959
50%
LouisianaWhat group of people settled in Louisiana after being exiled from
eastern Canada in the 1700s?
Acadians (Cajuns)
50%
What type of weapon was first tested in New Mexico in 1945?Atomic Bomb
50%
What battle, fought on Sep 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day in U.S. military history?Battle of {Antietam}
50%
MontanaIn what 1876 battle did Custer meet his end?Battle of
the {Little} {Big} {Horn}
50%
What "Socialist" Vermont Senator politician was a 2016 Presidential candidate?Bernie Sanders
50%
New MexicoWhat Vince Gilligan was set in New Mexico and ran between 2008-13?Breaking Bad
50%
What singer recorded songs such as "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven"?Chuck Berry
50%
What potato misspeller served as Vice President?Dan Quayle
50%
What style of blues music originated in Mississippi?{Delta} Blues
50%
Who was the first wife of a president to be referred to as "First Lady"?Dolley Madison
50%
What ship spilled oil in 1989 in the Prince William Sound?Exxon {Valdez}
50%
Who wrote the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" while watching the
bombardment of Fort McHenry?
Francis Scott Key
50%
New HampshireWhat President, elected in 1852, comes from New Hampshire?Franklin Pierce
50%
IndianaIn what city was Michael Jackson born in 1958?Gary
50%
What monument became the nation's smallest national park in 2018?Gateway Arch
50%
On what Christian holiday was southern Alaska struck by a strong earthquake in 1964?Good Friday
50%
What musical, based on a John Waters movie, features
the song "Good Morning Baltimore"?
Hairspray
50%
MissouriWho was the only President that had Missouri as their home state?Harry Truman
50%
What city was the birthplace of both of those governors?Hope
50%
What former pro wrestler was the Governor of Minnesota between 1999–2003?Jesse Ventura
50%
IowaWhat truly gritty actor, known as "The Duke", was born as Marion Robert Morrison?John Wayne
50%
MarylandWhat Maryland native assassinated Abraham Lincoln?John Wilkes Booth
50%
Near what town did the Wright brothers make the first successful airplane flight?Kitty Hawk
50%
The first of what type of surgery was performed by Dr. Floyd John Lewis at
the University of Minnesota in 1952?
{Open}-{Heart}
Surgery
50%
What mail delivery service used horse riders between Missouri and California?{Pony} Express
50%
North CarolinaWhat British colony became known as the "Lost Colony" - due to the unexplained
disappearance of its population in 1590?
Roanoke
50%
In what city did a 1947 UFO incident happen 75 miles away?Roswell
50%
Which Governor of Alaska ran for VP in the 2008 election with John McCain?Sarah Palin
50%
What practice were the federal troops call in to end in schools in the 1950s?Segregation
50%
What did North Carolina provide at least 125,000 of to the Confederacy during the
Civil War — far more than any other state?
Soldiers
50%
What President played cowboy as a young man in North Dakota?Theodore Roosevelt
50%
Name one of the two Stephen King books that were set primarily in ColoradoThe Shining | Misery
50%
Who was President when the United States bought Louisiana from France in 1803?Thomas Jefferson
50%
During the Civil War, Grant's capture of what city allowed the North to control
the entire length of the Mississippi River?
Vicksburg
50%
ArkansasWhat corporation, founded by Sam Walton, became world's largest corporation in 2002?Walmart
50%
What national park was established in 2019?White Sand
50%
What was the first name of President Taylor?Zachary
50%
South CarolinaAt what fort did the first battle of the Civil War take place?Fort Sumter
40%
What poet wrote "The Song of Hiawatha"?Henry Wadsworth
{Longfellow}
40%
MaineWhat state was Maine part of before 1820?Massachusetts
40%
What was discovered in 1930 at Lowell Observatory?Pluto
40%
By what nickname was boxer Joe Frazier known?{Smokin} Joe
40%
What Nebraskan ran for President several times, served as Secretary of State, wanted
to ban the teaching of evolution, and gave the famous "Cross of Gold" speech?
William Jennings
Bryan
40%
What online book seller was founded in Seattle in 1994?Amazon
33%
What industry moved to Los Angeles in order to escape the enforcement of
Thomas Edison's patents?
Film Industry
33%
MichiganWhat was the world's biggest corporation by revenue in 1960?General Motors
33%
What city, founded as a trading post in 1634, is the oldest in Wisconsin?Green Bay
33%
WisconsinWhat famous Hungarian-born escape artist grew up in Wisconsin?Harry Houdini
33%
Who was the first openly-gay man to win political office in California?Harvey Milk
33%
What serial killer, known as Milwaukee Cannibal, murdered 17 men and boys
from 1978 to 1991?
Jeffrey Dahmer
33%
Who is given credit as the first European to explore Florida?Juan Ponce de León
33%
What gold rush caused many people to flock to Seattle on their way to Canada?Klondike Gold Rush
33%
What was made illegal in 1890?Polygamy
33%
What political party was founded at a meeting at the Little White Schoolhouse in Ripon?Republican Party
33%
What family music group originated from Ogden, Utah in the 1970s?The Osmonds
33%
What U.S. President was assassinated by an anarchist in Buffalo in 1901?William McKinley
33%
What Wyoming politician has been called the most powerful Vice President of all-time?Dick Cheney
25%
What chemical company invented nylon, teflon, kevlar, lycra, and much more?DuPont
25%
What type of apple was invented by the University of Minnesota in 1960?Honeycrisp
25%
What Minnesota Senator served as VP for Lyndon Johnson?Hubert Humphrey
25%
What slugger hit 61 home runs in 1961?Roger Maris
25%
MinnesotaWhat retail corporation was founded by George Dayton in 1902?Target
25%
In what city was Elvis born in 1935?Tupelo
25%
The football team of what college were national champions in 2016 and 2018?Clemson
20%
In what city were NASA rockets developed?Huntsville
20%
What outdoor retailer, famous for its boots, had an unlimited return policy until 2018?L.L. Bean
20%
During what war was West Virginia formed?American Civil War
0%
What group of Swiss religious nonconformists moved to Pennsylvania in the 1700s?Amish
0%
What huge copper-mining company, with a snake's name, went defunct in 1983?Anaconda
0%
TexasWhat 1836 battle is the most "remembered" battle of the Texas Revolution?Battle of {Alamo}
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What President had Indiana as his home state?Benjamin Harrison
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What outlaw was gunned down by Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner in 1881?Billy the Kid
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What war did the Dayton Accords end in 1995?Bosnian War
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What train and bank robber was born as Robert LeRoy Parker?Butch Cassidy
0%
Every four years, Iowa has been hosting the nation's first
Presidential what since the 1800s?
Caucus
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OklahomaWhat Native American tribe was expelled from eastern Tennessee
and forced to walk to Oklahoma?
Cherokee
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What Nez Perce leader, captured in 1877, said "I will fight no more forever"?Chief {Joseph}
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What West Virginia native broke the sound barrier in 1947?Chuck Yeager
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What cable news channel was founded by Ted Turner in 1980?CNN
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What, until 1903, was the "active" ingredient in Coca-Cola?Cocaine
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What city was founded by Buffalo Bill?Cody
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What was the dominant Native American nation in Texas from 1750-1850?Comanche
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What Sioux warrior is subject of a gigantic uncompleted sculpture?Crazy Horse
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What river was caught on fire in Cleveland in 1969?Cuyahoga River
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What Ivy League college, located in Hanover, was founded in 1769?Dartsmouth
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What drought hit western Oklahoma in the 1930s?{Dust} Bowl
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What author bought a house in Ketchum, Idaho and committed suicide in 1961?Ernest Hemingway
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What daredevil tried to jump over the Snake River in a steam-powered rocket?Evel Knievel
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IdahoWhat were the original trading European settlers in Idaho looking for?Fur
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What important coastal city was destroyed by a hurricane in 1900?Galveston
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What type of boom began in Indiana in the 1880s?{Gas} boom
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What British sea captain explored Puget Sound in 1792?George Vancouver
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What national park was established on the Canadian border in 1910?Glacier
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What blockbuster 1939 movie tells the story of a southern belle during
the Civil War and Reconstruction?
Gone with the Wind
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Norman Borlaug is known to be the "Father" of what "revolution"?Green Revolution
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West VirginiaIn what town did the radical abolitionist, John Brown, raid in 1859?Harpers {Ferry}
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What former Senator Majority Leader who represented Nevada from 1987-2017?Harry Reid
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What Vermont Governor ran for President in 2004?Howard Dean
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What depression-era governor, nicknamed "Kingfish", was assassinated in 1935?Huey Long
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GeorgiaWho is the only President to be born in Georgia?Jimmy Carter
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What holiday is celebrated on June 19th, to mark the day on which slavery
was abolished in 1865?
Juneteenth
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What type of "rush" did Oklahoma have 1889?{Land} Rush
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What day was declared an official state holiday in 1875?Madri Gras
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What West Virginian gymnast won the all-around in the 1984 Olympics?Mary Lou Retton
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What Yankees from Oklahoma slugger dueled Maris in 1961?Mickey Mantle
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What ex-governor ran for President in 2008 and 2016?Mike Huckabee
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South DakotaThe idea of what landmark was conceived by historian Doane Robinson?Mount Rushmore
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What type of weapons were mainly being tested at the Nevada Test Site?{Nuclear} Weapons
0%
What landmark on Cannon Mountain collapsed in 2003?{Old} {Man} of
the Mountain
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In 1994, what did Oregon become the first state to legalize?Physician-assisted
{Suicide}
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The first governors of Delaware went by what title?President
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What type of music was popularized by Cleveland DJ Alan Freed?Rock & Roll
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What Lemhi Shoshone women helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition?Sacagawea
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Who served as the first president of the Republic of Texas?Sam Houston
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What was the most populous city in Georgia before the Civil War?Savannah
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What was designed by Emma Edwards in 1891 - the only to have
been designed by a woman?
{Seal} of Idaho
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What novel was published by Kurt Vonnegut in 1969?Slaughterhouse-Five
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What nickname did Harry Alonzo Longabaugh receive after stealing a horse in Wyoming?Sundance Kid
0%
What song did John Denver sing and write about West Virginia in 1971?Take Me Home,
Country Roads
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What Harper Lee was set in the county of Monroeville?To Kill a Mockingbord
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What "trail" brought Native Americans to Oklahoma?Trail of {Tears}
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What part of the state did Michigan acquire after agreeing to cede the
Toledo Strip to Ohio?
Upper Peninsula
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What country controlled Vermont between 1777–1791?Vermont Republic
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What explorer who tried to find El Dorado, founded the above?Walter Raleigh
0%
What message did Samuel Morse send via telegraph from
Washington D.C. to Baltimore?
What Hath God
{Wrought}
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What lawman was known for his life on the frontier as a soldier?Wild Bill Hickok
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What river valley was the destination of Oregon Trail pioneers?Willamette
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What is the name of the 1890 massacre of the Lakota people?Wounded Knee
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What sport has the University of Iowa dominated, winning 23 NCAA championships?Wrestling
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