Monday, January 22, 2007

A Nebraska Quiz, compliments of my brother

Since everyone enjoyed the Canadian quiz so much, here's another quiz for you to try out.

1. What are the two first lines of Nebraska's State Song?
2. Along with the state of Indiana, Nebraska is the world's top producer of what crop?
3. What endangered beetle can only be found along the Salt Creek in Lancaster County, Nebraska?
4. What is the motto of the State of Nebraska?
5. What is the only county in the state of Nebraska that has more registered Democrats than Republicans?
6. What is unique about Nebraska's Legislature?
7. List one important contribution that Ernie Chambers has made during his long career in Nebraska's legislature.

11 comments:

Valerie said...

These are my brother-in-law Ron's answers.

1. What are the two first lines of Nebraska's State Song? "Get on out here, cause there's lots of room"
2. Along with the state of Indiana, Nebraska is the world's top producer of what crop? "Marijuana"
3. What endangered beetle can only be found along the Salt Creek in Lancaster County, Nebraska? "Ringo"
4. What is the motto of the State of Nebraska? "Corn, corn, the musical fruit"
5. What is the only county in the state of Nebraska that has more registered Democrats than Republicans?
"Trick question, cause they kicked it out and now its its own independent district"
6. What is unique about Nebraska's Legislature? "Named after a tractor"
7. List one important contribution that Ernie Chambers has made during his long career in Nebraska's legislature. "Had the judge's office behind the courtroom named after him"

Anonymous said...

You Nebraskians are too quick to post the answers - now my guesses would be educated. I would have had the one about the unique gov. right but would have expressed it in common language "One house" istead of two houses. I am a little surprised about the corp being corn...I thought Iowa would be ahead of NE my guess would have been wheat although I imagine that there are several midwest states that claim wheat. My education along these important subjects is rather antiquated....more than 45 years. Thanks for keeping our interest held to read your blog frequently. A. Jean n Wpg.

Valerie said...

Ok, I've deleted my answers so that someone else can have a shot at it first if they'd like. I was just guessing though, A. Jean, so feel free to give it a whirl yourself now that my answers aren't there to cloud the view!

I don't think there is much danger of Ron being correct... :) I'm pretty sure he was just trying to be funny, so guess away the rest of you!

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Inside Out said...

"Trying to be funny"... hmmmmmmmm.
Sorry if the Mary Jane reference offends any sensibilities...
Ron

KT said...

1. “Beautiful Nebraska, peaceful prairie land, laced with many rivers and the hills of sand” (remembered from the days of 4-H)

2. I would say corn but for some reason I’m thinking it’s actually soy beans.

3. You’ll never believe it, but it is the Tiger Beetle - although the only tigers in Nebraska are at the Henry Doorly Zoo.

4. Motto: Equality Before the Law / Slogan: The Good Life (except in the winter)

5. Douglas County (home to Omaha, our largest city)

6. We have a unicameral (one-house) legislature (this doesn’t mean we any less bipartisan then the next state)

7. I'd have to say, "Not a single thing."

Val, do you have the correct answers or will we have to google all the answers?

Valerie said...

I actually don't have the correct answers, KT. Maybe Matt does? He's the one who came up with it in the first place. So perhaps he'll indulge us sometime and post the correct ones. Funny how our minds still think alike, my original answer to #7 was quite similar! LOLOLOL

Ron, I think your answers are funny. Not offended at all. I'm no Mary Jane.

Desiree said...

1. "There is no place like Nebraska... Good ole Nebraska U"
2. Soy beans
3. Red-spotted beetle
4. The Good Life
5. Montgomery county
6. It doesn't convene during February
7. He changed Nebraska's color from deep red to the bright red that it is today

I tried not to look at other's answers. I think Dave wants to answer, too, when he gets a chance.

Dennis said...

1. What are the two first lines of Nebraska's State Song?
"Beautiful, Beautiful, Nebraska, Peaceful prairie land"
2. Along with the state of Indiana, Nebraska is the world's top producer of what crop?
"Corn!"
3. What endangered beetle can only be found along the Salt Creek in Lancaster County, Nebraska?
"The corn tick"
4. What is the motto of the State of Nebraska?
"Yours to Recover"
5. What is the only county in the state of Nebraska that has more registered Democrats than Republicans?
"King's County"
6. What is unique about Nebraska's Legislature?
"It's pretty"
7. List one important contribution that Ernie Chambers has made during his long career in Nebraska's legislature.
"I don't know Ernie Chambers"

Sorry, Boo... I know things about Nebraska but not these ones... except for the first line of the state song-- since you sing it ALL THE TIME!! :)

I know the state flower: Goldenrod!!

Anonymous said...

The "official" answers...

1. Beautiful Nebraska peaceful prairie land, laced with many rivers and the hills of sand...
2. Popcorn.
3. Salt Creek Tiger Beetle.
4. Equality before the law.
5. Saline County.
6. It is unicameral.
7. Can't think of any.

-Matt

Anonymous said...

Did you know that Nebraska also produces more red meat than any other state? Nebraska rules!