Trivia Questions and Answers About the State of Kansas
Where did the state of Kansas get its name from?
A: It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe.
What are the residents of Kansas called?
Dodge City was built along the old what?
A: Santa Fe Trail route.
On January 29, 1861, Kansas became a U.S. State and entered
the Union as a what?
A: Free state.
The first European to explore what is now Kansas was who?
A: Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, in 1541.
What was the first permanent white settlement in the
A: Fort Leavenworth.
The city of Abilene was the boyhood home of
Dwight D. Eisenhower and was a trailhead for what trail?
A: The Chisholm Trail.
After the Civil War many African Americans looked to Kansas
as the land of "John Brown" and began establishing what?
A: Black colonies in the state.
Where did Wild Bill Hickok serve as a deputy marshal?
A: At Fort Riley.
Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp both were lawmen in what wild
west city in Kansas?
A: Dodge City.
How many head of cattle from
Texas were put on
Dodge City headed east in one year?
A: 8 million.
What was the nickname for Dodge City?
A: "Queen of the Cowtowns."
In 1881 Kansas was the first state to adopt a
constitutional amendment prohibiting what?
A: Alcoholic beverages.
What is the name of the smallest incorporated city in
Kansas with a population of 5?
Kansas is bordered by what state on the north?
What was the all-time low temperature ever recorded in
A: −40 °F on February 13, 1905, near Lebanon.
Which state borders Kansas on the south?
The city of Hutchinson has the world's largest and longest
A: Wheat elevator.
Which U.S. State borders Kansas on the west?
How many counties does the state of Kansas have?
How many cities does Kansas have?
In Smith County near Lebanon in Kansas is the geographic
center of what?
A: The 48 contiguous states .
In what county is the geographic center of Kansas located?
A: Barton County.
What is the average elevation in Kansas?
A: 2,000 feet.
What river creates nearly 75 miles of the Kansas border?
A: The Missouri River.
From January 1, 1950 through October 31,
reported more what than any other state except for Texas?
Per year, how many tornadoes does Kansas average?
A: Over 50.
What is the all-time highest temperature ever recorded in
A: 121 °F on July 24, 1936, near Alton.
As of 2013, what is the estimated population of Kansas?
What is the population density of Kansas?
A: 52.9 people per square mile.
The Wichita metropolitan area is home to how many people?
A: Over 600,000 people.
What is the largest city in Kansas as far as land area and
The city of Hutchinson was built on one of the world's
A: Salt deposits.
What city was the site of the deadliest tornado in Kansas
history, taking place on May 25,
1955, and killing 80 people?
Which US state borders Kansas on the east?
For the first time in the history of professional
what was played in Independence on April 28,
A: The first night game.