Kansas Journal of Military History
History Quiz No. 7
- Did Marshal Dillon ever kiss Miss Kitty?
- Four soon-to-be famous generals lived in Kansas prior to the Civil
Can you name one?
- Kansas is known for tornadoes. What is the origin of the word
- Despite world notoriety as the "Land of Oz," Kansas has only two
devoted to this classic book and movie. Where are the museums located?
- The only Native American Vice-President in U.S. history hailed from
Kansas. Who was he?
- Considered by many to be one of the greatest actresses of our time,
legendary beauty spent her first Christmas in Arkansas City, Kansas.
- Kansas's neighbor, Boise City, Oklahoma, holds this dubious World
distinction. What is it?
- The only known time that Abraham Lincoln and his assassin, John
Booth, spoke from the same stage (at different times) was in Kansas.
you name the town?
- Missouri native, Brad Pitt, is about to become the latest movie
play Jesse James. How many others can you name?
- The first law enforcement job held by Wyatt S. Earp was in this town,
later made famous by a U.S. president. Name the town.
Answers: 1) No; 2) Joseph Johnston, J.E.B. Stuart, William Tecumseh
Sherman, Robert E. Lee; 3) Derived from the old Spanish word tronada:
thunderstorm; 4) Liberal and Wamego; 5) Charles Curtis, 1929-1933; 6)
Taylor; 7) Boise City was the only town in the United States to be
during World War II. Near midnight, July 5, 1943, a B-17 bomber
accidentally dropped six practice bombs on the sleeping town. 8)
Leavenworth; 9) Robert Duvall, James Keach, Kris Kristofferson, Rob
Clayton Moore, Audie Murphy, Tyrone Power, Dale Robertson, Roy Rogers
many more, including Jesse's son, Jesse Edward James; 10) Lamar,
birth place of Harry S. Truman.
Questions and answers provided by the Kansas Journal of Military History.