History of Missouri Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Missouri?
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Last updated: July 22, 2020
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Who was the only President that had Missouri as their home state?
Harry Truman
What writer was born in Missouri in 1835 as Samuel Clemens?
Mark Twain
What country controlled Missouri until 1803?
France
What major sports event did St. Louis host in 1904?
Summer Olympics
What other event, also known as International Exposition, was held in
St. Louis in the same year?
World's Fair
What monument became the nation's smallest national park in 2018?
Gateway Arch
What mail delivery service used horse riders between Missouri and California?
Pony Express
What Missouri native was a Knicks forward and a U.S. Senator?
Bill Bradley
What singer recorded songs such as "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven"?
Chuck Berry
What brand of beer was first introduced in 1876 by Carl Conrad & Co. of St. Louis?
Budweiser
In what city was the University of Missouri founded in 1839?
Columbia
What train robber was shot in the back in 1882 by Robert Ford?
Jesse James
What city was hit by to very powerful earthquakes in 1811 and 1812?
New Madrid
From what city did Lewis and Clark depart from in 1804 on their way to the Pacific?
Saint Charles
What Christian church established an outpost in Independence, Missouri which was
intended to be Zion's "center place"?
Latter-day Saints
What is the Civil War Battle of Westport sometimes known as?
Gettysburg of the West
From what country did heavy waves of immigrants come in the 1830s?
Germany
Name one of the three major "trails" that began in Missouri.
Oregon | Santa Fe |
California
What Kentucky frontiersman settled in Missouri in 1799?
Daniel Boone
What famous actor was born in Oklahoma, but was raised in Springfield, Missouri?
Brad Pitt
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