State Quiz - Missouri

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Missouri?
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Last updated: September 3, 2020
First submittedSeptember 5, 2019
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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 80
Sep 7, 2019
Checking in from STL. Great quiz!
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Level 67
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 65
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 38
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 24
Jan 9, 2020
Great quiz, from a Missourian!
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Level 78
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 78
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 55
Jan 15, 2020
Can you please accept "Jefferson National Expansion Memorial". I know it was officially renamed the Gateway Arch Memorial a few years ago but I'm still used to the old name.
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Level 46
Apr 28, 2020
Did this quiz from St. Louis.