Kansas Journal of Military History
History Quiz No. 4
- During World War II, this actor was at the peak of his career when
was stationed at Fort Riley. Who was he?
- Of all Kansas rivers, only three rise in the Rocky Mountains. Name
- John Wilkes Booth murdered Abraham Lincoln. Name the Kansan who
- Colorado borders Kansas on the west. What does "Colorado" mean?
- This famous Civil War general once lived in a cabin near Topeka.
- Atchison, Kansas, was named for US Senator David Rice Atchison of
Missouri. What was this man's claim to fame?
- Only one Kansas county is named for a woman. Name it.
- What was the original name of Kansas City, Kansas?
- His grade school teacher in Russell, Kansas thought this US Senator
would one day become president. Name the senator.
- Although officially nonexistent, this large predator has recently
spotted numerous times in eastern Kansas. Can you name it?
Answers: 1) Mickey Rooney; 2) Arkansas, Cimarron and Missouri; 3)
Corbett; 4) Red Earth; 5) William Tecumseh Sherman; 6) Served as US
president for one day; 7) Barton County, named for Civil War nurse,
Barton; 8) Wyandotte; 9) Arlen Specter; 10) Mountain Lion.
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