State Quiz - Nebraska

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Nebraska?
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Last updated: September 9, 2020
First submittedSeptember 5, 2019
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Capital city
Lincoln
Most populous city
Omaha
The fifth-richest person in the world, as of 2020
Warren Buffett
River that runs through the middle of the state
Platte
Pointy landmark featured on the Nebraska state quarter
Chimney Rock
Pioneer trail that passed by that landmark
Oregon Trail
Tree-planting holiday started in Nebraska in 1872
Arbor Day
Team name of the University of Nebraska
Cornhuskers
1862 act that gave free land to settlers in Nebraska and other western states
Homestead Act
States that border Nebraska
Colorado
Iowa
Kansas
Missouri
South Dakota
Wyoming
Nebraska is the only state in the U.S. to have a _______ legislature,
meaning it has just one chamber
Unicameral
Powdered drink mix invented in 1927 in Hastings, Nebraska
Kool-Aid
Underground layer of water-bearing rock that lies underneath the state, and is one of
the largest of its kind in the world
Ogallala Aquifer
Nebraskan who 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
President born in Nebraska in 1913 but who grew up in Michigan
Gerald Ford
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Level 60
Sep 6, 2019
Nice one. I thought I knew nothing about Nebraska but didn't do bad.
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Level 68
Sep 7, 2019
When I was in fifth or sixth grade I did a "state report" on Nebraska. I remember writing to the tourism office, which mailed me a lot of nice materials, which I appreciated.
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Level 80
Jan 3, 2020
Only missed the river. Only been to Nebraska once. We drove through there in 2000 on our way out to California. So many bugs in the air by the time we got to Wyoming it looked like we had slaughtered an animal on the hood of my car.
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Level 64
Jan 3, 2020
Funny enough, Nebraska has more miles of river than any US State (except perhaps Alaska).

Source: https://www.triptrivia.com/answer-which-u-s-state-has-most-miles-of-rivers/

Most of them are just wide and shallow, and meander across the landscape, with the exception of the Missouri River, which makes up the border with Iowa.

https://www.triptrivia.com/answer-which-u-s-state-has-most-miles-of-rivers/

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Level 79
Jan 3, 2020
I've driven through Nebraska several times and this didn't sound possible to me so I did some research. According to the government's National Wild and Scenic Rivers website, Nebraska has only around 79,000 miles of rivers with 197 miles designated wild or scenic, while number one Alaska has around 365,000 miles of river. California, Montana, Oregon, and Idaho round out the top five in that order. https://www.rivers.gov/nebraska.php
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Level 54
Feb 4, 2020
Lets go all but platte
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Level 83
Sep 9, 2020
Actually, I think you meant "passed by". I can't picture pioneers with basses playing next to the Rock in question.
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Level ∞
Sep 9, 2020
Okay
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Level 80
Sep 9, 2020
Also, the Mormon Trail.
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2020
That will work now
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Level 78
Sep 9, 2020
When the Cornhuskers play a home football game, Memorial Stadium becomes the 3rd-largest "city" in the state. And the game day experience is absolutely off the hook. You don't even need to be a football fan to enjoy it all. I believe they've sold-out every home game since 1962.
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Level 72
Sep 10, 2020
This is I think is the only state quiz I've gotten 100% on first try.... which is odd because I've never even been to Nebraska