How Much Do You Know About Mississippi?

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The birthplace of the blues is considered to be what Mississippi town?
Jackson
Clarksdale
Greenwood
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Mississippi's most famous writer is William Faulkner. What is the name of his house?
Laurel Oak
Rowan Oak
Magnolia Grove
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Question 3/12

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Coastal Mississippi was devastated in 1969 because of which major hurricane?
Camille
Rita
Katrina
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Which coastal city has become famous for its gambling industry?
Hattiesburg
Gulfport
Biloxi
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Question 5/12

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In 1955, Mississippi was thrust into the national spotlight because of the murder of a fourteen-year-old African American male. Who was he?
Emmett Till
Medgar Evers
Jimmie Lee Jackson
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In 1962, the University of Mississippi was integrated by which of the following?
James Meredith
Stokely Carmichael
James Chaney
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Question 7/12

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The Black Power movement could be said to have its origins in what Mississippi town?
McComb
Oxford
Greenwood
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Question 8/12

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Which famous actor is part owner of a blues club in the Mississippi Delta, and also has a home there?
Morgan Freeman
Brad Pitt
Nicholas Cage
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Question 9/12

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Now a scenic highway, this route originally brought settlers into Mississippi in the 1800s:
Great Mississippi Road
Natchez Trace
Deep South Trail
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Question 10/12

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Elvis Presley was born in what Mississippi town?
Jackson
Pass Christian
Tupelo
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Question 11/12

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After surrendering to Union forces on July 4, 1863, this Mississippi city refused to celebrate the Fourth of July until well into the twentieth century:
Biloxi
Vicksburg
Natchez
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Question 12/12

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Three civil rights workers disappeared and were murdered in what Mississippi town?
Philadelphia
Clarksdale
Greenville
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1
The birthplace of the blues is considered to be what Mississippi town?
Jackson
Clarksdale
Greenwood
2
Mississippi's most famous writer is William Faulkner. What is the name of his house?
Laurel Oak
Rowan Oak
Magnolia Grove
3
Coastal Mississippi was devastated in 1969 because of which major hurricane?
Camille
Rita
Katrina
4
Which coastal city has become famous for its gambling industry?
Hattiesburg
Gulfport
Biloxi
5
In 1955, Mississippi was thrust into the national spotlight because of the murder of a fourteen-year-old African American male. Who was he?
Emmett Till
Medgar Evers
Jimmie Lee Jackson
6
In 1962, the University of Mississippi was integrated by which of the following?
James Meredith
Stokely Carmichael
James Chaney
7
The Black Power movement could be said to have its origins in what Mississippi town?
McComb
Oxford
Greenwood
8
Which famous actor is part owner of a blues club in the Mississippi Delta, and also has a home there?
Morgan Freeman
Brad Pitt
Nicholas Cage
9
Now a scenic highway, this route originally brought settlers into Mississippi in the 1800s:
Great Mississippi Road
Natchez Trace
Deep South Trail
10
Elvis Presley was born in what Mississippi town?
Jackson
Pass Christian
Tupelo
11
After surrendering to Union forces on July 4, 1863, this Mississippi city refused to celebrate the Fourth of July until well into the twentieth century:
Biloxi
Vicksburg
Natchez
12
Three civil rights workers disappeared and were murdered in what Mississippi town?
Philadelphia
Clarksdale
Greenville