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Knowledge Bowl Set#8

8th set of 24 KB questions

QuestionAnswer
What type of music originated in the Mississippi Delta? the blues
What type of fish is raised more in Mississippi than any other state? catfish
What air force base is in Biloxi, Mississippi? Keesler Air Force Base
What is the smallest county in Mississippi? Yazoo County
What is the largest county in Mississippi? Alcorn County
How many counties are in Mississippi? 82
What soft drink was invented in Biloxi in 1898 by Edward A. Barq, Sr? root beer
What Mississippi city is the Sweet Potato Capital of the World? Vardaman
What famous Mississippi author was originally an attorney from Southaven and is known for writing books like The Firm and The Pelican Brief? John Grisham
What American parkway began as an Indian trail more than 8,000 years ago? the Natchez Trace Parkway
What is the oldest permanent settlement in Mississippi? Natchez
What is the only Native American reservation in Mississippi? Choctaw
What Mississippi native was the first football player on a box of Wheaties cereal? Walter Payton
The rarest of North American cranes lives in Mississippi in the grassy savannas of Jackson County. What is its name? the Mississippi Sandhill Crane
What Mississippi native performed with the New York Metropolitan opera? Leontyne Price
What Mississippian was the first female federal judge in the United States? Burnita Matthews
Name Elvis Presley's Mississippi birthplace. Tupelo, MS
What toy was named after an act of kindness by Theodore Roosevelt? the Teddy Bear
On January 23, 1964 Mississippian Dr. James D. Hardy performed the world's first surgery of its kind. What was it? a heart transplant
What borders Mississippi on the east? Alabama
What borders Mississippi on the west? the Mississippi River
In what Mark Twain book did the main character trick another boy into whitewashing a fence by making it seem like fun? Tom Sawyer
What government agency is responsible for manufacturing and distributing all U.S. coins and currency? The U.S. Mint
In what year did the United States celebrate its bicentennial? 1976
Created by: rnsluder