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Trivia Quiz - Nebraska Fun Facts

Trivia questions about the history, geography, culture and politics of Nebraska!

Quiz Number: 5628
Date Submitted: August 27, 2016
Quiz Categories: U.S. States
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 74.7 percent
Times Taken: 64 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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Nebraska Fun Facts
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1. What is the nickname of the University of Nebraska?
  A.   Hawkeyes
  B.   Cornhuskers
  C.   Jayhawks
  D.   Wildcats

2. What state borders Nebraska to the north?
  A.   North Dakota
  B.   South Dakota
  C.   Iowa
  D.   Minnesota

3. What is the capital of Nebraska?
  A.   Bellevue
  B.   Omaha
  C.   Lincoln
  D.   Grand Island

4. What is the nickname of the state of Nebraska?
  A.   Gem State
  B.   Bluegrass State
  C.   Sunshine State
  D.   Cornhusker State

5. What major river borders Nebraska to the east?
  A.   Yukon River
  B.   Ohio River
  C.   Mississippi River
  D.   Missouri River

6. The Omaha Storm Chasers are a minor league baseball team, based in Papillion, Nebraska, a suburb southwest of Omaha. With what major league team are they affiliated?
  A.   Texas Rangers
  B.   St. Louis Cardinals
  C.   Kansas City Royals
  D.   Colorado Rockies

7. Who was the first female governor of Nebraska?
  A.   Susana Martinez
  B.   Nikki Haley
  C.   Kay A. Orr
  D.   Jennifer Granholm

8. Which of the following actors was not a Nebraska native?
  A.   John Wayne
  B.   Montgomery Clift
  C.   Marlon Brando
  D.   James Coburn

9. Which of the following is true about Nebraska?
  A.   the 911 emergency system was first used in Nebraska
  B.   Nebraska has the largest aquifer (underground water supply) in the US
  C.   Nebraska has more miles of river than any other state
  D.   all of the above

10. What Nebraska football coach coached the team from 1973-1997, posted an .863 winning percentage and boasted three national championships?
  A.   Tom Osborne
  B.   Frank Solich
  C.   Woody Hayes
  D.   Bo Schembechler®   

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