Missouri is a state in the Midwestern locale of the United States. Ranking 21st in land area, it is lined by eight states Iowa toward the north, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee toward the east, Arkansas toward the south, and Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska toward the west. In the south are the Ozarks, a forested highland, giving wood, minerals, and recreation. The Missouri River courses through the middle into the Mississippi River, which makes up the eastern line. With 6,000,000 occupants, it is the nineteenth most crowded state. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia; Jefferson City’s capital.
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Missouri trivia questions
1 Where does Missouri rank in so far as population is concerned compared to the other states?
2 In 1812 Missouri was rocked by what earthquake?
3 How many counties are there in Missouri?
4 What is the flagship institution and largest university in Missouri?
5 As of 2001, with the second-largest number in any state after Texas, how many farms does Missouri have?
6 In 2010 how many households were there in Missouri?
7 What is Missouri’s capital city?
8 In which year St. Louis was founded by French settlers from New Orleans?
9 What is now Missouri was acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase and became known as the what?
10 On what date was Missouri admitted into the union?
11 What is the name of Missouri’s only nuclear power plant?
12 Who established the wine industry along the Missouri River?
13 The 2010 Census found that Missouri had a population of how many people?
14 The 2011 Joplin tornado was the first EF5 tornado to hit Missouri since what year?
15 The planters, (farmers 20 or more slaves), were concentrated in the counties known as what?
16 The state of Missouri is named for the what?
Missouri trivia facts
17 What metal does Missouri produce more of than all of the states?
18 How many other states does Missouri border?
19 What state borders Missouri on the north?
20 Which U.S. State borders Missouri on the south?
21 What are the two largest rivers flowing through Missouri?
22 What is the highest temperature recorded in Missouri?
23 What is the lowest temperature ever recorded for Missouri?
24 The 2011 Joplin tornado, destroyed roughly 1/3 of the city of Joplin, killing how many people?
25 Archaeological digs along Missouri’s rivers show that there was continuous habitation for how many years?
26 Most practiced subsistence farming before the Civil War. The majority of Missouri farmers who had slaves had how many slaves?
27 St. Charles, just west of St. Lou What city was the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
28 In 1821 Missouri was admitted to the Union as a what?
29 St. Charles was the first, and temporary capital of Missouri, but was moved to what city in 1826?
30 In the early 1830s, Mormon migrants began settling near Independence and soon conflicts over “what” arose between the ‘old settlers’ and the Mormons .
32 Irish and German immigrants were not sympathetic to what?
Missouri state trivia
33 Many of the Irish and German immigrants settled in cities, and created a network of what?
34 Where does Missouri rank in production of hogs compared with the other states?
35 Where is the state ranked in the country for the cultivation of rice?
36 Where is Monsanto, one of the largest gene companies in America , located?
37 In 2012, Missouri had roughly 22,000 MW of electrical generating capacity, 82% of which was produced by burning what?
38 MetroLink the only urban light rail/subway system operating in Missouri and it connects the city of St. Louis with where?
39 Missouri and Kansas have a sports rivalry between the University of Missouri and what other university?
40 The rivalry between University of Missouri and the University of Kansas is the oldest college rivalry west of the what?
41 The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame can be found in what city?
42 What is Missouri’s state rock?
43 What Saint Louis University basketball star was selected in the first round of the NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1998?
44 What is the state bird?
Missouri history trivia questions
45 Table Rock Dam, completed by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1958, is on what river?
46 What is the name of the river that runs through Lesterville?
47 what is the birthplace of Harry S. Truman?What town is it?
48 Closer to Knob Lick, Missouri I came to a town named Bonne Terre. I took an underground tour there of a ___ mine, whose product was used in batteries.
49 What frozen custard stand has only two locations in St. Louis?
50 The name “pilot” is applied to many prominent features in Missouri. This indicates that pioneers used these features for what purpose?
51 Rolla is the capital seat of which county?
52 Which of these famous monuments is located in St. Louis?
53 Several antebellum homes still stand in Jefferson City and were present to see the arrival of which Confederate general’s army during the Civil War?
54 Which Branson comedians is known for his catchphrase, “What a country!”?
55 Arthur Bryant’s serves heavenly ________________.
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