State Quiz - Kansas

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Kansas?
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Last updated: September 9, 2020
First submittedSeptember 5, 2019
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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 88
Sep 5, 2019
When it comes to accepting nicknames... I like Ike.
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Level 82
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 82
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 83
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 69
Jan 2, 2020
Largest ball of yarn maybe also?
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Level ∞
Sep 9, 2020
Okay
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Level 72
Aug 18, 2020
Fun fact: Kansas has actually been proven to be flatter than the average IHOP pancake
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Level 83
Sep 9, 2020
Kansas probably tastes better too.
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Level 74
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 65
Nov 19, 2020
how come 'tribe' will give you the answer 'river'?