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Kansas Trivia

KPR Staff Fri, 01/31/2014 - 15:15

Q: When the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks take the field Sunday in Super Bowl 48, there will only be one player from a Kansas college able to play in the big game. What’s his name…a...

KPR Staff Fri, 01/24/2014 - 15:15

Q: From the late 1930s through the mid-1970s, a Wichita company manufactured thousands of these buildings and shipped them all across the country. Many of these buildings are st...

KPR Staff Fri, 01/17/2014 - 15:37

Q: The undefeated Wichita State basketball team is ranked 5th in the nation! And, at 18-and-0, the Shockers are off to their best start in school history. Two Wichita State players ...

KPR Staff Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:15

Q: Dr. James Naismith often had trouble winning the game he invented. During his first appearance as basketball coach at the University of Kansas, Naismith watched his Jayhawks lose 16-to-5...

KPR Staff Fri, 12/20/2013 - 15:15

Q: Basketball star Lakin Preisner is a junior at Northern Heights High School in Allen, Kan. (near Emporia). On Friday the 13th of this month...she finally missed a free throw. But it...

KPR Staff Fri, 12/13/2013 - 19:40

Q: Armed with just an eighth-grade education, this man helped develop the first practical car radio. He also invented the 8-track tape player to make the '70s sound even groovier. But...

KPR Staff Fri, 12/06/2013 - 15:15

Q: Founded on Dec. 5, 1854, this Kansas community just celebrated its 159th birthday (Thursday). Name it!A marching band helps Topekans celebrate in its Centennial parade, 1954. (Photo Cour...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/22/2013 - 15:15

Q: Some of the world’s most famous fossil hunters were born in Kansas. One of them became the first person to discover a complete fossil of Tyrannosaurus rex. What’s the name of this pa...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/15/2013 - 15:46

Q: Born in Missouri, he became a college basketball legend in Kansas. Monday (November 18) marks the 128th anniversary of his birth in Jamesport, Mo. What’s his name? The 1905-...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/08/2013 - 15:15

Q: The second college football game ever televised took place on October 27, 1939. The match-up was between Nebraska and a school in Kansas. Can you name it? The first football g...

KPR Staff Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:02

Q: There are more than 500 types of these in Kansas. The largest ones in the state are known as “Texas browns.” What ARE we talking about?

A: Spiders Spiders can be found in every Kansas co...

KPR Staff Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:07

Q: This Kansas man wrote the hit song “Shake, Rattle and Roll” and about 400 other songs during his career. He often used the pseudonyms Charles Calhoun and Chuck Calhoun, but we want to know the ...

KPR Staff Fri, 10/04/2013 - 14:15

Q: Cold and flu season is right around the corner (so get your flu shot!). Luckily, we no longer have to worry about “polio season,” because – thanks to science and the Jonas Salk vaccine...

KPR Staff Fri, 09/27/2013 - 14:15

Q: The very first sitting U.S. president to visit the University of Kansas was Ulysses S. Grant in 1873. Who was the last sitting American president to visit KU? President Taft (middle...

KPR Staff Fri, 09/20/2013 - 14:15

Q: Oneida is alrighta, but there’s another town in Nemaha County famous for being the birthplace of a big league ball player. Name the relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs who still ...

KPR Staff Fri, 09/13/2013 - 14:15

Q: This southeast Kansas community calls itself the "Pecan Capital of Kansas." Can you name it?(Flickr Photo by Joey Rozier)

A: Chetopa


KPR Staff Fri, 09/06/2013 - 14:15

Q: This community claims to have the only ROUND “town square” in all of Kansas. Can you name it?Blue Rapids' town square is actually a circle. (Photo by Tom Parker)


KPR Staff Fri, 08/30/2013 - 14:15

Q: The mascot for this Kansas high school comes from a short story written by Edgar Allen Poe in 1843. What’s the name of the Kansas community where the high school mascot is “The...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/23/2013 - 14:15

Q: Baseball was played in Kansas as early as 1867 when the Frontier Baseball Club was organized. In which city was that first Kansas baseball club organized?Evan Kvasnicka, whose unif...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/16/2013 - 14:15

Q: A series of new U.S. postage stamps was released this month (August 2013) honoring America’s industrial-era workers. The “Made in America” stamps show black and white photos of men...


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