Tuesday, March 04, 2008

What's In A Name

A Quiz

1. Where did Bill Cody get the nickname "Buffalo Bill" Cody?
2. Name the man who served as governor of Tennessee and governor of Texas.
3. Four of the 50 states have the same first initial for their capital as that of the state. Name them.
4. What U.S. president vetoed the highest number of bills approved by Congress in his two terms in the White House?
5. How many of the bills vetoed by the president in the preceding question were overridden by Congress?
6. Which of the 50 states has the highest number of members in the U.S. House of Representatives?
7. In the most recent figures, what color was the most selected in the purchases of new cars?
8. What breed of dogs is the most popular in recent figures of the American Kennel Club?
9. In which of the 50 states is the northernmost point?
10. Which of the 50 states is the largest in area, and which is the smallest?
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Answers:

1. Cody hunted buffalo to help feed the railroad workers camped in the Midwest. He later ran the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show.
2. Samuel Houston served as governor of both states. He was removed from office in Texas because he opposed secession from the United States in 1861 when the Civil War arose.
3. The three states with the same first initial for the state as that of the city (that is also the capital) are: Dover, Delaware; Honolulu, Hawaii; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
4. Franklin D. Roosevelt vetoed an astounding 635 bills approved by Congress.
5. Congress only overrode nine bills vetoed by FDR.
6. California has the most representatives, with a total of 53 in the House.
7. Silver is the most purchased car color.
8. The most popular canine breed in recent years is the Labrador Retriever.
9. Point Barrow, Alaska is the site of the northernmost point of all states.
10. Alaska is the largest and Rhode Island the smallest.

UPDATE: Question three has been updated by Southern Girl, as there are four answers, not three.

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