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Trivia Quiz - Famous People from Missouri


Questions about some famous people who were either born or lived in Missouri.

Quiz Number: 3267
Date Submitted: November 09, 2009
Quiz Categories: History, American Culture
Quiz Type: People Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 55.7 percent
Times Taken: 77 times
Taken by Registered Users: 8

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Famous People from Missouri
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1. Entertainer from St Louis who travelled to France and worked for the French Resistance during World War II? 1906 - 1975
  A.   Josephine Baker
  B.   Rita Hayworth
  C.   Carmen Miranda
  D.   Delores Del Rio

2. Outlaw who was eventually shot by a man called Ford? 1847 - 1882
  A.   Billy the Kid
  B.   Jesse James
  C.   Black Bart
  D.   Butch Cassidy

3. 33rd U S President from Independence? 1884 - 1972
  A.   Calvin Coolidge
  B.   Franklin Roosevelt
  C.   Harry Truman
  D.   Dwight Eisenhower

4. Baseball player who was the first Black American elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971? 1906 - 1982
  A.   Jackie Robinson
  B.   Ty Cobb
  C.   Josh Gibson
  D.   Satchel Paige

5. Quintessential American writer who in spite of many personal tragedies, never lost his optimism and humour? 1835 - 1910
  A.   Washington Irving
  B.   Mark Twain
  C.   James Thurber
  D.   Walt Whitman

6. Famous World War II general who was regarded as the "G.I.'s General"? 1893-1981
  A.   Omar Bradley
  B.   George Patton
  C.   Douglas Macarthur
  D.   Dwight Eisenhower

7. Composer and entertainer who was born in Texas but spent most of his life in Missouri? 1868 - 1917
  A.   Stephen Foster
  B.   Marvin Hamlish
  C.   Scott Joplin
  D.   Irving Berlin

8. World renowned scientist and chemist who among his many discoveries found many uses for peanuts? 1865 - 1943
  A.   George Washington Carver
  B.   Linus Pauling
  C.   Jonas Salk
  D.   Robert Shapiro

9. Famous World War I general? 1860 - 1948
  A.   Wesley Merritt
  B.   Frederick Funston
  C.   Robert Bullard
  D.   John J Pershing

10. World famous astronomer whose name lives on through his theory of the ever-expanding universe? 1889-1953
  A.   William Brooks
  B.   Charles Alcock
  C.   Arthur C Clark
  D.   Edwin Hubble


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