State Quiz - Kansas

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Kansas?
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Last updated: September 9, 2020
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Capital city
Topeka
Most populous city
Wichita
State flower
Sunflower
State song; "where the deer and the antelope play"
Home on the Range
Fictional town where Clark Kent grew up
Smallville
Movie about a girl from Kansas named Dorothy
The Wizard of Oz
According to cliché, Kansas is flatter than this food item
a Pancake
Term for the violent era when Kansas decided whether to become a
free state or a slave state
Bleeding Kansas
The oldest permanent settlement in Kansas, now known for its military prison
Fort Leavenworth
Most of Kansas lies within this flat region of North America
Great Plains
State on Kansas's northern border
Nebraska
State on Kansas's southern border
Oklahoma
True crime book written by Truman Capote about a Kansas family that was murdered
In Cold Blood
Frontier town where cattle drives used to end: "get the heck out of ..."
Dodge City
This Kansas resident's lawsuit against the Board of Education led to a 1954
Supreme Court decision that outlawed school segregation
Oliver Brown
U.S. President who grew up in Abilene
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Kansas Senator who was the Republican nominee for President in 1996
Bob Dole
In Cawker City, you'll find the world's largest ball of this
Twine
Book by Laura Ingalls Wilder about growing up in Kansas in frontier times
Little House on
the Prairie
Like many states, Kansas is named for a ...
River
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Level 89
Sep 5, 2019
When it comes to accepting nicknames... I like Ike.
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Level 83
Sep 9, 2020
I like the motto The Twineball State.

But I am glad Ike is now accepted for Eisenhower.

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Level 72
Jan 17, 2021
I still like Ike.
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Level 83
Sep 9, 2019
There's an oddly interesting dispute over whether that is in fact the world's largest ball of twine. See https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/goodness-gracious-great-balls-of-twine/
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Level 69
Sep 10, 2019
well,as a French, I know nothing about Kansas, out of its capital and populous city...
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Level 84
Sep 9, 2020
Actually, that's pretty good for a French person. As an American, I don't know the capital or largest city of Auvergne.
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Level 72
Jan 17, 2021
But American states are more significant than French regions, especially given that the U.S. is a federal country.
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Level 49
Feb 8, 2021
what the heck is auvergne
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Level 85
Feb 19, 2021
It's a region of France
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Level 75
Mar 6, 2021
American states may enjoy greater autonomy but Auvergne has a significance that goes back to antiquity. It's where Vercingetorix, the leader of the Gallic tribes come from, and where Caesar won the most important battle to conquer Gaul. Noble families from the region were involved in many important dynasties, such as Bourbon and Medici. There are countless castles, cathedrals and other buildings that are historically and culturally significant. Vichy is in Auvergne. If you want to know more you can play this quiz which I created in response to the comments here.
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Level 65
Feb 19, 2021
Simply being aware of the state's existence is more than admirable.
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Level 66
Feb 19, 2021
You're not missing much. If what I've heard is true, Kansas is the most boring state out there.
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Level 65
Feb 19, 2021
It's the only state from which the majority of the natives I've met have mostly negative things to say about it. People are usually really proud of their home state no matter what it is. Not Kansans in my experience.
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Level 64
Feb 23, 2021
I'm a 3d generation native Kansan and I am very proud of my home state. It may be "boring" but some of the nicest people you'll ever meet, and good to one another.
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Level 69
Jan 2, 2020
Largest ball of yarn maybe also?
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Level ∞
Sep 9, 2020
Okay
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Level 73
Aug 18, 2020
Fun fact: Kansas has actually been proven to be flatter than the average IHOP pancake
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Level 84
Sep 9, 2020
Kansas probably tastes better too.
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Level 76
Sep 23, 2020
Sadly, even though that was true, it was later discovered that the metrics they used are so incredibly skewed that even Bolivia would end up being flatter than a pancake if they measured it
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Level 51
Feb 24, 2021
Something that should probably be said is that the common misconception that Kansas is the flattest state in the US is wrong, it's actually Florida.
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Level 68
Nov 19, 2020
how come 'tribe' will give you the answer 'river'?
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Level 63
Jan 27, 2021
The river was named after the tribe
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Level 65
Feb 19, 2021
And many states are also named after tribes.
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Level 50
Jan 18, 2021
The last time the Deer and the Antelope played on my front yard, I was not amused.
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Level 60
Feb 20, 2021
I was really expecting a question on Kal El
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Level 56
Feb 21, 2021
I'm pretty sure that Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up in and wrote about Minnesota. Am I missing something?
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Level 63
Feb 22, 2021
I agree, she may have moved to Kansas and wrote her books there, but I believe they were set in Minnesota.
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Level 64
Feb 23, 2021
Correct. Little House on the Prairie was not set in Kansas.
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Level 48
Feb 22, 2021
i typed sun for sunflower thinking it would autowork, and then i kept guessing with ___flower