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Famous Missourians Quiz

How many of these people from the "Show Me State" can you name?
Quiz by CBTemple
Last updated: January 1, 2020
First submittedApril 9, 2012
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33rd President
Harry S. Truman
"Huckleberry Finn"
Mark Twain
Knicks forward and U.S. Senator
Crystal City
Bill Bradley
Fred Astaire's partner
Kansas City
Ginger Rogers
His followers are "dittoheads"
Cape Girardeau
Rush Limbaugh
Angelina Jolie's husband
Brad Pitt
HOF Yankees catcher
St. Louis
Yogi Berra
Missouri governor and Bush's attorney general
John Ashcroft
"How to Win Friends and Influence People"
Dale Carnegie
Created an award for journalism and literature
St. Louis
Joseph Pulitzer
Train robber who was shot in the back
Jesse James
Mickey Mouse creator
Walt Disney
Jazz musician called "Bird"
Kansas City
Charlie Parker
"Spirit of St. Louis"
St. Louis
Charles Lindbergh
"Johnny B. Goode"
St. Louis
Chuck Berry
"Little House on the Prairie"
Laura Ingalls Wilder
"A Streetcar Named Desire" playwright
St. Louis
Tennessee Williams
"Hot in Herre" rapper
St. Louis
"Sanford and Son" father
St. Louis
Redd Foxx
Top American WWI general
John J. Pershing
level 44
Jul 12, 2012
Just being petty here, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt aren't actually married, they are currently engaged.
level 77
Jun 2, 2015
They're married now.
level 76
Jul 30, 2018
Oh the archive that is a simple internet message board.
level 70
Apr 15, 2019
Not anymore. should say "former" now.
level 34
Jul 12, 2012
100% Love this quiz! Go Missouri!
level 85
Jul 12, 2012
No Sheryl Crow?
level 77
Aug 13, 2014
Agree. Kennett deserves its fifteen minutes.
level 27
Jul 16, 2012
I love these kinds of quizzes. I'm from Pennsylvania though and I honestly thought Dale Carnegie was too.
level 77
Jun 2, 2015
Are you thinking of Andrew Carnegie? He was born in the UK but moved with his parents to Pennsylvania.
level 35
Nov 1, 2014
One of my classmates is a descendant of Laura In galls Wilder.
level 44
Nov 11, 2014
do u have that much trouble spelling that name :p
level 77
Jun 2, 2015
Laura Ingalls Wilder had only one child who survived to adulthood, Rose Wilder Lane. Rose had only one child, who was stillborn. Laura Ingalls Wilder has no living direct descendants, and neither does her father, Charles Ingalls. Perhaps your classmate descends from one of Laura's cousins.
level 38
Jun 28, 2015
That is a highly more likely story! I have read Laura's books too, it seems you have read them.
level 75
May 28, 2015
I knew Tennessee Williams wasn't from Tennessee, but I thought he was from Mississippi?
level 77
Jun 2, 2015
He was. This is a quiz about Missouri.
level 82
Jun 28, 2015
Correct He was born in Mississippi and did not move to MIssouri until he was eight.
level 83
Jun 28, 2015
Not sure why Lindbergh is on a Missouri quiz - he was born in Michigan, graduated from high school in Minnesota, was based in St Louis when he flew Air Mail for the Post Office. The financial backers for his flight were from St Louis, but the plane was built in San Diego and flew from New York to Paris. If he had flown an Apache helicopter, could he claim to be Native American?
level 76
Jul 30, 2018
All I can say is Missouri residents are easier to remember than Iowans.
level 67
Jan 13, 2019
During my five months in Springfield, MO, I actually attended the same high school as Brad Pitt once did.^^