What About Kansas: Do You Know Fact from Fiction?

Well known for her legends, on many levels the state of Kansas actually represents a crossroads in America. Founded as the 34th state in 1861, even that is near middle of the listed 50 states.

In Kansas is the geodetic reference that all surveyors work from to identify property boundaries in America. It is an equalizing location in that being in the middle means it is as far from one end of the nation as to the other.

This quiz can help you center your knowledge about Kansas on facts, and perhaps entertain you with some fiction. Let us know in the comments below if you find this to be on or off your scope of state information.

  • The center of the contiguous United States of America is located just outside Lebanon, Kansas.

    • True
    • False
  • Kansas became a state on which date?

    • January 29, 1861
    • January 29, 1889
  • The Kansas state flower is the…

    • Sunflower.
    • Horsetail.
  • The highest elevation in this state is located in…

    • Mount Sunflower.
    • Horsethief Canyon.
  • Kansas’ largest city is…

    • Witchata.
    • Kansas City.
  • Amelia Earhart was born in Kansas.

    • True
    • False
  • George Washington Carver was born in Kansas.

    • True
    • False
  • The Kansas National Historic site of the town of Nicodemus was…

    • Established by African Americans.
    • Where slavery ended.
  • Kansas’ Cosmosphere and Space Center houses…

    • Amelia Earhart’s Canary.
    • A replicated Blackbird.
  • Though a leader in wheat agriculture, Kansas produces the most…

    • Soybeans.
    • Helium.
  • Turkey Red Winter Wheat was introduced to Kansas agriculture by…

    • Ranchers
    • Russians
  • The Kansas state nickname is…

    • Helium High State.
    • The Sunflower State.
  • The Kansas State Bird is the…

    • Western Meadowlark.
    • Hermit Thrush.
  • The chocolate candy in Kansas is legendary.

    • True
    • False

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