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  1. Kansas is located ___ the center of the United States
    a. at
    b. to
    c. in

  2. Boeing, Cessna, Raytheon, and Learjet ___ located in Wichita, Kansas
    a. are all
    b. are both
    c. they are

  3. Amelia Earhart, ___ was the first woman to get a pilot's license, disappeared in 1937 when she was trying to fly around the world.
    a. that
    b. which
    c. who

  4. ___ representatives for Kansas in the U.S. House of Representatives is the former Olympic runner, Jim Ryun.
    a. One
    b. One of the
    c. One of

  5. Kansas is named ___ the Kanza Indians
    a. by
    b. about
    c. for

  6. The Spanish conquistador, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, was in the Kansas area ___ the Pilgrims came to America from England.
    a. 80 years before
    b. before 80 years
    c. before the eightieth year

  7. Kansas ___ a state since 1861.
    a. is
    b. was
    c. has been

  8. Kansas is ___ agricultural state and produces almost 20% of the wheat that is grown in the United States.
    a. an
    b. a
    c. the

  9. Kansas has four distinct ___ summer, fall, winter, and spring.
    a. seasons,
    b. seasons:
    c. seasons;

  10. ___ the Civil War, only one major battle was fought in Kansas, the battle of Mine Creek.
    a. While
    b. During
    c. Within

  11. The state's motto is “Ad Astra Per Aspera,” which ___ “To the Stars Through Difficulty.”
    a. meaning
    b. is meaning
    c. means

  12. President Dwight D. Eisenhower ___ in Abilene, Kansas, in 1890
    a. born
    b. borned
    c. was born

  13. Although Kansas City has a larger population, ___ is considered the largest city in Kansas because most of Kansas City is in Missouri
    a. Wichita
    b. but Wichita
    c. even Wichita

  14. Pizza Hut corporation ___ in Wichita in 1958 by two brothers who borrowed $600 from their parents to start a pizza restaurant
    a. founded
    b. was founded
    c. was found

  15. People who like sports get very ___ about basketball at the University of Kansas, football at Kansas State University, and baseball at Wichita State University.
    a. excite
    b. excited
    c. exciting

  16. Any student who graduates from a Kansas high school is permitted ___ at a state university in Kansas.
    a. to enroll
    b. enrolls
    c. enrolling

  17. Western Kansas is very flat with very few trees, and it has sunsets that are ___ beautiful.
    a. too
    b. very
    c. much

  18. The eastern part of Kansas has a larger population ___ the western part
    a. as
    b. comparing
    c. than

  19. Kansas is a good place ___ and hunt
    a. to fish
    b. for fish
    c. for fishing

  20. ___ the hot summer temperatures, Kansas is a good place to live.
    a. In spite of
    b. Despite of
    c. In spite
Copyright (C) 1999 by Eileen Roesler (roesler@twsuvm.uc.twsu.edu)
This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal.