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Trivia Tuesday: Oklahoma history, 2016 adventures

It's a New Year, and we're bringing Trivia Tuesday back. This month, we put a few people to the test at Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. Watch the video to see how they did. You can also play along and participate in our bonus round below.

Questions compiled by Linda Lynn

Q1: What decade is primarily associated with the Dust Bowl?

a.      1940s

b.      1920s

c.      1930s

d.      1970s

Q2: Which governor was part of the “Red River War” and called out the Oklahoma National Guard to face off with Texas Rangers at the Red River bridge over a bridge toll?

a.      Gov. George Nigh

b.     Gov. William H. “Alfalfa Bill” Murray

c.      Gov. Charles Haskell

d.      Gov. William Holloway

Q3: Which gangster threatened Oklahoma Gov. Robert Burns after the governor offered a $1,000 reward for the outlaw’s capture?

a.      George “Machine Gun” Kelly

b.     Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd

c.      Kate “Ma” Barker

d.      Jesse James

Q4: This Oklahoma governor was the first Republican elected to the office. He was the governor in office 50 years ago in 1966. Then, he was elected governor again in the 1980s.

a.      Gov. David Hall

b.      Gov. Raymond Gary

c.      Gov. David Boren

d.     Gov. Henry Bellmon

Q5: Is there anything on your bucket list of something you want to do or see in 2016 in Oklahoma?

Post your answer in the comments below.


Q6: In 1914, Oklahoma Gov. Lee Cruce turned the first shovel of dirt on the groundbreaking ceremonies for what landmark?

Q7: This statue was dedicated in 1930 in Ponca City as a tribute to all women who followed their husbands westward.

Q8: The Fred Jones Jr. Memorial Art Center was dedicated this year at the University of Oklahoma.

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Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›

Tiffany Gibson

Tiffany Gibson has worked for The Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the enterprise team and digital desk. In addition to writing and web editing, she creates interactive features for and assists with data visualization and... Read more ›