NewsOK: Oklahoma City News, Sports, Weather & Entertainment

Trivia Tuesday: Famous Oklahomans

Put your knowledge to the test. Check out the video above for the first set of questions and take our bonus round below.

Questions compiled by Linda Lynn

Q1: What world event led to the creation of Tinker Field, now Tinker Air Force Base?

a.      Great Depression

b.      Dust Bowl

c.      World War II

d.      Amelia Earhart's transatlantic flight

Q2: Who wrote the book “Bootlegger’s Boy?”

a.      Barry Switzer

b.      "Pretty Boy" Floyd

c.      Joe Washington

d.      E.W. Marland

Q3: This Oklahoma Olympian won gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon.

a.     John Smith

b.     Jim Thorpe

c.      Bart Conner

d.      Tommie Smith

Q4: What Oklahoman wrote the song “This Land Is Your Land?”

a.     Hoyt Axton

b.     Garth Brooks

c.      Henson Cargill

d.      Woody Guthrie

Post your answers in the comments below.


Q5: This Oklahoma theme park was opened in 1958 by Gov. Raymond Gary firing a gunshot from a six-shooter.

Q6: Organized football for the University of Oklahoma began in 1895. Who was the first OU football coach?

Q7: The cattle brand for this famous Oklahoma ranch was first used in 1881. The ranch later became well-known for its Wild West shows, which eventually toured worldwide.

Related Photos
<figure><img src="//" alt="Photo - " title=""><figcaption></figcaption></figure>
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 ›