Trivia Questions

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Question #1- When were the lowest water levels recorded on the Mississippi?

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Question #2- What three countries have laid claim to the Mississippi River?

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Question #3- When was the greatest Mississippi River disaster, and what was it?

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Question #4- What does "Mark Twain" really mean?

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Question #5- What is the average flow of the Mississippi River?

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Question #6- When was the "Golden Decade" of steamboating, and how many steamboats were working during this time?

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Question #7- What state along the Mississippi River has the highest point?

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Question #8- How far does the average river barge go on one gallon of fuel?

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Question #9- Where do canals circumvent rapids on the Mississippi River?

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Question #10- What do Ranzo Ray, Ginseng Sullivan, and Lost Jimmy Whelan all have in common?

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Question #11- Who owns the majority of the beaches along the Mississippi River?

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Question #12- How many species of fish can be found in the Upper Mississippi River?

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Question #13- Name three festivals that take place on the Mississippi RIver.

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Question #14- How much cargo does the average barge hold, and what is a full tow's equivalent in capacity in semi trailers?

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Question #15- How much freight is hauled by barges on the Mississippi River each year?

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Question #16- What river helps the Mississippi River form the third longest river system in the world?

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Question #17- What is the minimum depth the lock and dam system on the Mississippi River maintains?

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Question #18- Where does half the money for improvements on the nation's waterways come from?

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