Wichita, for People Who Have Never Been to Kansas by WinchellV

Champion(s):

MilesTeg
Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody's gonna die. Come watch TV.


Runner(s)-Up:

VaughnF
Walk right now!


Quiz Description

When I left Wichita in 1981 for the ivy-covered walls of my snooty alma mater, I was amazed how much people didn't know about the Midwest. But even if you've only flown over the Great Plains, you'll have a decent chance at answering these questions about people, places and events in the history of my home town.

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Questions:

What Wichita-born actress has won an Emmy Award for her work on the NBC sitcom "Cheers," has finished second to Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward on "Dancing With the Stars," and has reportedly reached the status OT VII (Operating Thetan, Level 7) in the Church of Scientology?

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KIRSTIE ALLEY

Even if you don't know this guy's name, his picture might help you remember the name of Wichita State University's athletic teams. What are those teams called?

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(WHEAT) SHOCKERS

Known as "The Air Capital of the World," Wichita has been home to many successful aircraft manufacturing companies, including which one (now a brand of Textron Aviation) that builds not only Citation business jets, but also the Skyhawk, the most produced general-aviation aircraft in history?

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CESSNA

Angel Soft, Dixie and Georgia Pacific are among the brands owned by what Wichita-based multinational corporation that bears the family name of the politically divisive brothers who serve as its Executive VP and its CEO?

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KOCH INDUSTRIES

During the 1991 "Summer of Mercy," Wichita Police arrested more than 2600 protesters affiliated with Operation Rescue, who staged sit-ins and blocked the entrances of what type of facility?

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ABORTION CLINICS

Who is this guy? Nowadays he's a co-host of "Fox & Friends" on Fox News Channel, but back in the 1970s I used to watch him as the host of "PM Magazine" on KAKE-TV in Wichita.

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STEVE DOOCY

What company, founded and headquartered in Wichita, manufactures equipment for outdoor recreation, perhaps most notably lanterns and camp stoves?

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COLEMAN COMPANY

What river is this, flowing past Blackbear Bosin's statue "The Keeper of the Plains"? This river also flows through Pueblo, Tulsa and Little Rock on its way to join the Mississippi.

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ARKANSAS RIVER

What Wichita-born former running back, a two-time All-American at the University of Kansas, was portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in the 1971 TV movie "Brian's Song"?

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GALE SAYERS

In the 1970s and 1980s, a serial murderer stalked victims (mostly single women) in and near Wichita. He then fell silent for many years, only to resurface in 2004 through a series of communications with local print and television reporters. Dennis Rader was arrested in 2005 and convicted of the crimes. By what three-letter moniker was this serial killer known?

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BTK (STRANGLER)

The original building of what international restaurant chain, since 1997 a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, now stands on the campus of Wichita State University, the alma mater of Frank and Dan Carney, the chain's founding brothers? The original building lacks the idiosyncratic roof design typical of other restaurants in the chain.

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PIZZA HUT

What is the name of this woman, a radical temperance activist who used her hatchet to smash a number of bars and saloons, including the bar of Wichita's Eaton Hotel?

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CARRIE NATION