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Cape Girardeau, Missouri: Quiz


Question 1: The 'Cape' in the city name was a rock promontory overlooking the ________, later destroyed by railroad construction.
IowaMississippi RiverMinnesotaLouisiana

Question 2: Four of the largest employers in Cape Girardeau are Southeast Missouri Hospital, Saint Francis Medical Center, Procter and Gamble, and ________.
Lindenwood UniversitySaint Louis UniversityTruman State UniversitySoutheast Missouri State University

Question 3: A college town, it is the home of ________ and the largest city in southeast Missouri.
Lindenwood UniversityTruman State UniversitySaint Louis UniversitySoutheast Missouri State University

Question 4: There are 39 historic sites in Cape Girardeau that are listed on the ________.
History of the National Register of Historic PlacesNational Park ServiceProperty type (National Register of Historic Places)National Register of Historic Places

Question 5: The Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area embraces Alexander County, Illinois, ________ and Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.
Franklin County, MissouriStone County, MissouriBollinger County, MissouriCrawford County, Missouri

Question 6: The book Killshot by ________ is partly set in Cape Girardeau.
Raymond ChandlerStephen KingTom SelleckElmore Leonard

Question 7: About 8.5% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the ________, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.
Poverty thresholdBasic needsBhutanCanada

Question 8: In January 2006, some scenes were shot on location for the movie adaptation starring ________, Thomas Jane, and Mickey Rourke.
Diane LaneTom CruiseMeryl StreepUnfaithful (film)

Question 9: The city is named after Jean Baptiste de Girardot, who established a temporary trading post in the area around 1733; he was a French soldier stationed at ________, 1704-1720.
Steeleville, IllinoisKaskaskia, IllinoisPrairie du Rocher, IllinoisBaldwin, Illinois

Question 10: As of the ________[1] of 2000, there were 35,349 people, 14,380 households, and 8,297 families residing in the city.


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