February 2014

10 Questions

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February Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Jackson Whipps Showalter was the five-time U.S. champion between 1890 and 1894 in what?
    • A. 

      Horseshoes

    • B. 

      Chess

    • C. 

      Cross country

  • 2. 
    Known as “One-Arm Pope,” John Pope practiced law in Washington, Shelby and Fayette counties in the early 1800s, and served as United States senator from 1807-13 and as the territorial governor of Arkansas. He was married to the sister-in-law of which president?
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      John Quincy Adams

  • 3. 
    Lorimer Johnston, who starred in Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein and Son of Frankenstein, was born in which Kentucky city?
    • A. 

      Maysville

    • B. 

      Salyersville

    • C. 

      Frankfort

  • 4. 
    Harrodsburg native Leonard Graves “Buddy” Edelen broke the world record in which sport in 1963?
    • A. 

      Discus

    • B. 

      Shotput

    • C. 

      Marathon

  • 5. 
    Formed on Feb. 9, 1904, Beckham County was named after the then-Gov. J.C.W. Beckham and dissolved less than three months later. Beckham’s name lives on as the name of another county in which state?
    • A. 

      Arkansas

    • B. 

      Oklahoma

    • C. 

      Texas

  • 6. 
    Robert H. Grubbs, winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is from which western Kentucky town?
    • A. 

      Monkey’s Eyebrow

    • B. 

      Sacramento

    • C. 

      Possum Trot

  • 7. 
    Lexington native Paul Levy, an author and journalist who now lives in England, was credited with coining which word?
    • A. 

      Selfie

    • B. 

      Blogger

    • C. 

      Foodie

  • 8. 
    Born at White Hall in Madison County in 1849, Laura Clay was the first woman to do what?
    • A. 

      Be nominated for president

    • B. 

      Swim the English Channel

    • C. 

      Graduate from the University of Kentucky

  • 9. 
    The only journalist to serve as governor of Kentucky operated newspapers in Elizabethtown, Lawrenceburg and Richmond. Who was he?
    • A. 

      Henry Watterson

    • B. 

      Keen Johnson

    • C. 

      J.C.W. Beckham

  • 10. 
    Alphonso Boone, grandson of pioneer Daniel Boone, was one of the first settlers of which western state?
    • A. 

      Utah

    • B. 

      Idaho

    • C. 

      Oregon