Our penultimate state for this season. This week’s episode of Dorky Geeky Nerdy is all about Kansas Trivia. How well do you know the state, the people, and the pop culture trivia. Thirty trivia questions to test your knowledge about Kansas.
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Our penultimate state!
Hey gang, I’m your host, Brian Rollins, and this is episode 211 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. We’re getting ready to wrap things up with Kansas Trivia. Next week, we’ve got one more state and then it’s off to the season finale.
If you’re new, welcome to the show. Every week, I give you a brand new episode with thirty trivia questions on a given topic. This season it’s been all 50 states.
If you need a transcript of the show or want to find out more, visit DorkyGeekyNerdy.com for all that.
Sound good? OK, then let’s get this show on the road.
The Dorky Round
- What radio and TV series, set in Kansas, ran from 1952 to 1975?
Gunsmoke (or Gun Law to our UK listeners)
- Clark Kent’s adopted home is what fictional Kansas town?
- Before heading to Tombstone, Wyatt Earp won renown as a lawman in what Kansas town?
- Julia Roberts portrayed what lawyer and activist in a 2000 movie?
Erin Brokovich from Lawrence, KS
- Born in Kansas, who has been the host of the Reality TV show, Survivor, since 2000?
- What state borders Kansas to the South?
- What aviator was born in Atchison, KS in 1897 and was presumed dead in the Pacific in 1937?
- What’s larger, Kansas City, KS or Kansas City, MO?
Kansas City, MO. It’s about 3 times bigger.
- What 1939 film, starring Judy Garland, begins and ends in Kansas?
Wizard of Oz
- What state borders Kansas to the West?
The Geeky Round
- Born in Manhattan, KS, Cassandra Peterson is better known as what horror hostess?
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
- What classic cowboy song is the official state song of Kansas?
Home on the Range
- What actress joined Cheers in 1987 and then became the lead in Veronica’s Closet?
- What actress, from Kansas, was nominated for Best Actress for her roles in American Beauty, Being Julia, and The Kids Are All Right?
- Pop quiz, hot shot, what actor from Dodge City made his directorial debut with Easy Rider in 1969?
- By population, what is the largest city in Kansas?
- First opened in Kansas in 1958, what restaurant chain’s buildings had distinctive roofs for much of the company’s history?
- Clint Eastwood starred in and directed what 1992 western set in Hodgeman County, KS?
- Founded in Kansas in 1921, what burger joint was the object of a 2004 comedy starring John Cho and Kal Penn?
- Born in Wichita, who was the first African American to win an Academy Award?
Hattie McDaniel for her role in Gone With The Wind.
The Nerdy Round
- What river forms the northeast border of Kansas?
The Missouri River.
- What Senator from Russell, KS, lost the use of his right hand in Italy during World War 2?
- What Kansas town is home to three different Federally-run prisons?
Leavenworth. It’s home to the United States Penitentiary as well as two Military prisons.
- What flower will you find on the Kansas state flag?
- In the famous Brown v Board of Education case that outlawed segregation, which Board of Education was involved?
Topeka’s board of education. They refused to enroll a black student.
- What singer from Kansas won Grammys for the songs “Ain’t It Heavy” and “Come to My Window”?
- What is the capital of Kansas?
- Bleeding Kansas was a series of violent civil confrontations over what issue?
- Set in a fictional Kansas city, what 2006 drama was set after the US is attacked by nuclear weapons?
- What actress, from Cherryville, KS, starred as Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy?
And that is it for the plains of Kansas. Need some more trivia?
- I mentioned Bleeding Kansas in the last round. Between 1854 & 1859, pro-slavery Border Ruffians fought against antislavery Freestaters to determine whether or not slavery would be allowed in Kansas. In 1861, Kansas was admitted as a free state with no slavery allowed.
- Kansas is the 34th state to be admitted to the Union.
- In population, it ranks 36th in the US. In land, it ranks 15th.
- The famous Sante Fe Railroad was originally called the Atchinson, Topeka, and Sante Fe Railroad, as it connected those three towns before expanding.
OK Kansas listeners. Did I miss anything from your state? Let me know on social media. I love hearing from you. I’ll be back again next week with another episode. Here’s a clue:
What state has the highest population density? Bonus clue: What state haven’t we covered in Season Four?
That’s right, we’ve got our final state for the season. I hope you’ve enjoyed it thus far. See you back here next Wednesday.
This has been episode 211 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast.
The music has been provided by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com.
This podcast was written, produced, and hosted by me, Brian Rollins. Come find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
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