Missouri Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
Where does Missouri rank in so far as population is
concerned compared to the other states?
A: It is the 18th most populous state.
In 1812 Missouri was rocked by what
A: The New Madrid earthquake.
How many counties are there in Missouri?
What is the flagship institution and largest university in
A: The University of Missouri in Columbia.
As of 2001, with the second-largest number in any state
after Texas, how many farms does Missouri have?
In how many households were there in Missouri?
A: 2,349,955 households.
What is Missouri's capital city?
A: Jefferson City.
St. Louis was founded by French settlers from
in what year?
What is now Missouri was acquired as part of the
Purchase and became known as the what?
A: Missouri Territory.
As the 24th state, on what date was Missouri admitted into
A: On August 10, 1821.
What is the name of Missouri's only nuclear power plant?
A: The Callaway Plant in Callaway County.
Who established the
wine industry along the Missouri
A: Nineteenth-century German immigrants.
The 2010 Census found that Missouri had a population of
how many people?
The 2011 Joplin tornado was the first EF5 tornado to hit
Missouri since what year?
The planters, (farmers 20 or more slaves), were
concentrated in the counties known as what?
A: "Little Dixie", in the central part of the state.
The state of Missouri is named for the what?
A: Missouri River.
What metal does Missouri produce more of than all of the
How many other states does Missouri border?
What state borders Missouri on the north?
Which U.S. State borders Missouri on the south?
What are the two largest rivers flowing through Missouri?
A: The Mississippi and the Missouri River.
What is the highest temperature recorded in Missouri?
A: 118 °F at Warsaw and Union on July 14, 1954.
What is the lowest temperature ever recorded for Missouri?
A: −40 °F at Warsaw on February 13, 1905.
The 2011 Joplin tornado, destroyed roughly 1/3 of the city
of Joplin, killing how many people?
Archaeological digs along Missouri's rivers show that there
was continuous habitation for how many years?
A: Over 7,000.
Most practiced subsistence farming before the
The majority of Missouri farmers who had slaves had how many slaves?
A: Less than five slaves each.
St. Charles, just west of St. Lou What city was the
starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
A: St. Charles.
In 1821 Missouri was admitted to the Union as a what?
A: Slave state.
St. Charles was the first, and temporary capital of
Missouri, but was moved to what city in 1826?
A: Jefferson City.
In the early 1830s, Mormon migrants began settling near
Independence and soon conflicts over "what" arose between the 'old settlers' and
the Mormons .
A: Religion and slavery.
The Mormon War erupted in 1838, and by 1839, with the help
of an "Extermination Order" by the Governor, the Mormons were forcefully removed
from Missouri and their lands were what?
Irish and German immigrants were not sympathetic to what?
Many of the Irish and German immigrants settled in cities,
and created a network of what?
A: Catholic churches and schools.
Where does Missouri rank in production of hogs compared
with the other states?
A: 6th .
Where is the state ranked in the country for the
cultivation of rice?
Where is Monsanto, one of the largest gene companies in
America , located?
A: It's based in St. Louis.
In 2012, Missouri had roughly 22,000 MW of
generating capacity, 82% of which was produced by burning what?
MetroLink the only urban light rail/subway system
operating in Missouri and it connects the city of St. Louis with where?
A: Suburbs in Illinois and St. Louis County.
Missouri and Kansas have a
sports rivalry between the
University of Missouri and what other university?
A: University of Kansas.
The rivalry between University of Missouri and the
University of Kansas is the oldest college rivalry west of the what?
A: Mississippi River.