Kansas by WinchellV

Champion(s):

BrotherBeaker
Fear the penguin!


Runner(s)-Up:

LuskT
Giggity.


Quiz Description

Judy Garland gets a mention in Question 12, but there's nothing here about a farm girl or her little dog. Do you know anything about the Jayhawk State besides "The Wizard of Oz"?

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Questions:

What "non-fiction novel" tells the story of the murder of four members of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, in 1959?

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IN COLD BLOOD

Dramatic tax cuts enacted in 2012 have been criticized by a variety of publications, including The New Republic and The Los Angeles Times, and lauded by Grover Norquist. What is the name of the controversial Kansas Governor who signed these cuts into law and has called them "a real live experiment" in conservative fiscal policy?

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SAM BROWNBACK

What single was the first Billboard Top 40 hit for the band Kansas? In 1977 this song peaked at #11 in the Billboard Hot 100, and it has been included in the soundtracks of several feature films, including fairly recently "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."

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CARRY ON WAYWARD SON

What prominent figure in American sports died on March 31, 1931, in the crash of TWA Flight 559 near Emporia?

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KNUTE ROCKNE

The Wildcats of Kansas State University play their home games in what city, nicknamed "The Little Apple"?

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MANHATTAN

In 2014 the Wichita City Council voted to rename the city's Mid-Continent Airport for what prominent military officer and politician who, though born in Texas, was raised in Kansas and is buried in Abilene?

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DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Nancy Kassebaum, who represented the Sunflower State in the US Senate from 1978 to 1997, is the daughter of what Republican governor, perhaps best known for his resounding loss to FDR in the election of 1936?

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ALF LANDON

In the 1870s Wyatt Earp served as Assistant Marshall in what southwest Kansas cowtown that was also the setting for the popular radio and TV drama Gunsmoke?

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DODGE CITY

Kansas isn't really very corny--not even in August. We lead the nation in production of grain sorghum, and we're second in wheat production, but we're only ninth in corn production. Iowa leads the nation in the production of corn. What librettist got these facts wrong in a 1949 Broadway musical?

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OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

Cawker City, Kansas, pop. 469, claims to be home to the World's Largest Ball of Twine. (That's not the question; I just think it's amusing.) But La Crosse, Kansas, in Rush County, is home to a museum of what product, which transformed life on the prairie by enabling ranchers to contain their own livestock and keep other animals out? One admirer of this product wrote that it "takes no room, exhausts no soil, shades no vegetation, is proof against high winds, makes no snowdrifts, and is both durable and cheap."

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BARBED WIRE

When people learn that I'm from Kansas, they often say with an involuntary shudder, "Oh, God...my family drove across Kansas once." What American humorist (not a Kansan himself, but a columnist for the Miami Herald) suggested the following way to amuse the family on a long car trip? "Trans-Kansas Pie Eat--When you get to one end of Kansas, you open up a box of Stuckey's miniature pecan pies, then you see how many of them you can eat before you get to the other end of Kansas, a distance of 370,000 miles. The record is 11 pies, set in 1974 by my wife, Beth."

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DAVE BARRY

What railroad runs from the birthplace of Amelia Earhart, through the state capital, to New Mexico (and then, according to a song sung by Judy Garland in a 1946 motion picture, on to "Californiay")?

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ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FE