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Famous Mississippians Quiz

Name these famous people from the state of Mississippi.
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First submittedSeptember 4, 2012
Last updatedFebruary 23, 2015
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Clue
Hometown
Answer
The King of Rock & Roll
Tupelo
Elvis Presley
Creator of "The Muppets"
Greenville
Jim Henson
TV host and wealthiest African-American. Lived in Mississippi until age 6
Kosciusko
Oprah Winfrey
King of the delta blues singers. Legend says he sold his soul at the crossroads
Hazlehurst
Robert Johnson
Most famous living blues guitarist. His guitar is named Lucille
Itta Benna
B.B. King
"Crank That" rapper
Batesville
Soulja Boy
Super Bowl winning Packers quarterback
Kiln
Brett Favre
NFL quarterback, and father to Peyton and Eli
Drew
Archie Manning
"A Streetcar Named Desire" playwright
Clarksdale
Tennessee Williams
Negro League baseball great known as "Cool Papa"
Starkville
Cool Papa Bell
Actor who narrates just about everything. Owns a blues club in Clarksdale
Charleston
Morgan Freeman
Country singer who sings the Sunday Night Football song
and is married to Tim McGraw
Star
Faith Hill
"The Sound and the Fury" author. He won the Nobel Prize in 1949
Oxford
William Faulkner
Civil Rights activist who was assassinated in 1963. His killers
were finally brought to justice in 1994
Decatur
Medgar Evers
The Chicago Bears all-time leading running back
Columbia
Walter Payton
Greatest NFL receiver of all time
Starkville
Jerry Rice
'N Sync band member who came out in 2006
Ellisville
Lance Bass
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level 58
Nov 12, 2012
I always thought BB King was from Indianola?
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level 76
Jan 1, 2015
Sad that less than a third knew Faulkner.
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level 66
May 22, 2015
Rip BB King...needs updating. So long Riley.
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level 58
Aug 12, 2015
It's Carrie Underwood who does the Sunday Night Football song.
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level 76
Aug 12, 2015
Yep. She replaced Faith Hill in 2013.
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level 67
Aug 12, 2015
Too Mississippi-centric.
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level 77
Aug 12, 2015
I know fudge all about sports most of the time but I still should have gotten Jerry Rice... dad used to win his fantasy football leagues with him all the time.
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level 60
Aug 12, 2015
Definitely should update the BB King and Faith Hill questions to have accurate clues.
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level 50
Aug 12, 2015
maybe the year made needs to start accompanying these quizzes
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level 79
Aug 12, 2015
For narrator, I kept trying James Earl Jones ("this is CNN") before getting to Freeman. Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi, so he is a legit answer. Both merit inclusion, perhaps with more precise clues.
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level 80
Jun 7, 2019
I thought Jones as well. He narrates a LOT!
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level 77
Jul 5, 2016
I was surprised at first to learn that Hank Williams Jr was married to Tim McGraw...
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level 70
Aug 19, 2017
LOL!
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level 73
Mar 15, 2019
There's only one n in "Itta Bena". I only know the city because one certain NFL player in this quiz has Mississippi Valley State as his alma mater and it's very close to Itta Bena. I would never have thought that the Blues legend in the clue was born there. Great quiz!