Kansas Journal of Military History
History Quiz No. 8
- The first white man on record to reach Kansas was Coronado. What
- How many flags have flown over Kansas?
- Who said, "I am a 100% disbeliever in war"?
- Nebraska borders Kansas to the north. What does "Nebraska" mean?
- Valley Falls in eastern Kansas is one of the larger communities on
Delaware River. What were the original names of these two historic
- In 1906, this earthshaking event occurred in Manhattan, Kansas.
- Dorothy of "The Wizard of Oz" has become one of the more enduring
symbols of Kansas. What was her last name?
- State Representative, Lee Tafanelli, recently resigned his seat to
serve with his unit in Iraq. Which Kansas governor resigned to go to war?
- One of the most famous men to hail from Kansas was Dwight D.
Eisenhower. His parents met, fell in love and married in which Kansas town?
- Which of these are native to Kansas? a) Tumbleweed b) Ringneck
Pheasant c) Carp d) Pottawatomie Indians (e) Wheat.
ANSWERS: 1) The Crowned One; 2) Seven--Spain, Great Britain, France,
Texas, United States of America, and the Confederate States of America;
General Douglas MacArthur; 4) Otoe Indian for "Flat Water;" 5)
Falls and Grasshopper River; 6) Earthquake; 7) Gale; 8) Samuel Crawford
during the Indian Wars, 1868; 9) Lecompton; 10) None - - a) Tumbleweed
(Russia), b) Ringneck Pheasant (China), c) Carp (Eurasia), d)
Indians (Michigan), and e) Wheat (Turkey).
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