How Topeka Are You?

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What do you know about Topeka Kansas? What do you know about it's demographics? What do you know about it's geography? What do you know about it's history? Do you know what the Kansas State bird is? Or flower? Or tree? Take this quiz and find out just what you do know.

Created by: Debra Jean
1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. In what state is Topeka located?
California
Alabama
Missouri
Illinois
Kansas
4. What was the population of Topeka as of the 2000 census?
122,377
255,854
328,291
5. What is Topeka's nearest large metropolitan area?
St Louis
Denver
Kansas City
Tulsa
Omaha
6. On what river is Topeka located?
The Mississippi River
The Missouri River
The Colorado River
The Kansas River
The Ohio River
7. Kansas is known as the ....
Prairie State
Sunflower State
Show Me State
Roughrider State
Beaver State
8. The name 'Topeka' came from ....
An Indian Chief who looked down at a hole in his moccasin and said,
An old gold miner named Gus.
A Kansas tribal name meaning "a good place to dig potatoes".
A carpenter telling his crew they were going to work on the "top peak a
The name of a Kansas Indian's horse.
9. What is the 'World Famous Topeka Zoo' famous for?
Their western lowland gorilla, Max.
The little train that runs past the zoo.
Having one of the first indoor tropical rain forests in America.
Their Lion's Pride exhibit.
They were the first to raise a Golden Eagle chick in captivity.
10. What is the number one summer time recreation in Topeka?
Softball
Disc Golf
Fishing
Shopping
Cruising Wanamaker
11. The Kansas state bird is the ....
Redwing Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Hermit Thrush
Mockingbird
Turkey
12. This business, now relocated elsewhere, was once rated third in the US in it's field ....
Payless Shoe Source
Western Resources
Hill's Pet Nutrition
Security Benefit Group
The Menninger Foundation
13. What famous (infamous) Topeka resident (and his family) pickets funerals and gay rights gatherings?
Nancy Kassebaum
Alfred M. Landon
Karl Menninger
Fred Phelps
Charles Curtis
14. Which rock band originated in Topeka?
Fleetwood Mac
Eagles
Kansas
The Beatles
The Blues Brothers
15. What is the capitol of Kansas?
Wichita
Topeka
Lawrence
Manhattan
Salina
16. What is Topeka's largest park?
Gage Park
Ward-Meade Park
Felker Park
Crestview Park
Hillcrest Park
17. What lake is on the east side of Topeka?
Lake Shawnee
Clinton Lake
Silver Lake
Lake Sherwood
Perry Lake
18. These people take up many of Topeka's downtown parking spaces the first few months of each year.
Downtown shoppers returning Christmas gifts.
Tourists.
State employees not wanting to walk to their far off parking lots.
Kansas Legislators.
Bar patrons.
19. True or False? The geodetic center of North America is located in Kansas.
True
False
20. What highway runs thru the middle of Topeka?
Interstate Highway 35
Interstate Highway 70
U. S. Highway 24
U. S. Highway 40
Kansas Highway 4
21. About how long does it take to get from one side of Topeka to the other on the highway?
52 minutes
42 minutes
32 minutes
22 minutes
12 minutes
22. How many shopping malls does Topeka have?
One
Two
Three
23. The Kansas state flower is the ....
Pansy
Goldenrod
Sunflower
Forget Me Not
Wild Prairie Rose
24. How many US Navy ships have been named 'USS Topeka' in honor of the city?
One
Two
Three
25. True or False? Topeka was one of the Free-State towns founded by eastern antislavery men after the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill.
True
False
26. The Kansas Territory was admitted to the union as the 34th state in what year?
1861
1854
1827
1812
1803
27. Which of these states does not boarder Kansas?
Colorado
Missouri
Nebraska
Arkansas
Oklahoma
28. Topeka was founded along what famous wagon train trail, of which remnants can still be found?
California Trail
Santa Fe Trail
Oregon Trail
Pony Express Trail
Trail Mix
29. The site of what is now Topeka started as a ferry service to cross the Kansas River run by ....
Freed slaves
Three half Kansas Indian sisters
John Brown's brothers
Civil War Veterans
Striking Goodyear Workers
30. What two nineteenth-century movements combined to create the city of Topeka?
The end of the civil war and overcrowding in the cities
A drought and lack of game to hunt
The rise of buffalo hunters and sod busters
The antislavery issue and the westward expansion made possible by
A movement to more closely align Anglicanism with its Roman
31. The Kansas state tree is the ....
Hedge Apple
Cottonwood
Redbud
Mulberry
Eastern Red Cedar
32. True or False? One of the seven 'Gates to Hell' that are said to be located around America is claimed to be in the Stull Cemetary, just east of Topeka in the very small town of Stull.
True
False
33. What railroad established it's general offices and shops in Topeka in the 1870's?
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
The Central Pacific Railroad
The Great Northern Railroad
Amtrak
34. What Topeka class action suit was responsible for eliminating the standard of "separate but equal" and requiring racial integration in American public schools?
Citizens of Topeka vs Phelps
Physicians vs Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Brown vs Board of Education
Topeka High vs Topeka West
Fat People vs Fen-Phen Drug
35. Famous Kansas canine.
Rin Tin Tin
Snoopy
Lassie
Benji
Toto

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