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The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary association of 53 sovereign states. Nearly all of them are former British colonies at one point. No government in the Commonwealth exercises power over the others. How much do you know about the history of this organization? Take the quiz and find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Kentucky “Writers Day” is celebrated on April 24, the birthday of which Kentucky author?
    • A. 

      Wendell Berry

    • B. 

      Robert Penn Warren

    • C. 

      Jesse Stuart

  • 2. 
    The late, great Muhammad Ali said he adopted his mouthy persona from a professional wrestler with which alliterative name?
    • A. 

      Handsome Harold

    • B. 

      Lucky Larry

    • C. 

      Gorgeous George

  • 3. 
     Food critic Duncan Hines, best known for his name on cake mixes, lived on U.S. 31 W, north of Bowling Green. Today, his home on the Duncan Hines Highway is used for what purpose?
    • A. 

      Restaurant

    • B. 

      Funeral home

    • C. 

      Dining museum

  • 4. 
    When recently closed Saint Catharine College opened its doors in 1931, it was governed by what group?
    • A. 

      Dominican Sisters

    • B. 

      Franciscans

    • C. 

      Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

  • 5. 
    Actors’ Theatre of Louisville’s original home was an open loft previously known as what?
    • A. 

      Little Nero’s

    • B. 

      Egyptian Tea Room

    • C. 

      Horatio’s Heaven

  • 6. 
    The mythological figures depicted in the Capitol Rotunda Centennial Murals, commissioned by Corbin’s Marion and Terry Forcht in 2009, include Mercury, Athena, Ceres and the Muse of what?
    • A. 

      Nature

    • B. 

      The Arts

    • C. 

      Industry

  • 7. 
    In the 2002 film Two Weeks Notice, Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant encounter a Kentucky family driving what kind of vehicle on a crowded New York highway?
    • A. 

      Corvette

    • B. 

      Beverly Hillbillies-style truck

    • C. 

      Recreational vehicle

  • 8. 
    On Aug. 21, 2017, Hopkinsville will be cast into darkness for 2 minutes, 41 seconds by a total solar eclipse, billed as the “Great American Eclipse,” which happens to fall on the same day as Christian County’s celebration of which other noted encounter?
    • A. 

      Little Green Men

    • B. 

      The Moth Man

    • C. 

      Carly Simon’s tour bus

  • 9. 
    On Jan. 7, 1948, Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell was killed while reportedly pursuing a UFO over which Kentucky location?
    • A. 

      Fort Campbell

    • B. 

      Fort Knox

    • C. 

      The L&N Headquarters

  • 10. 
    Former Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen is a great-great-granddaughter of former Gov. Luke Pryor Blackburn (Blackburn is her maiden name)and the third-great-granddaughter of governor and United States Sen. J.J. ________________.
    • A. 

      Breckinridge

    • B. 

      Bibb

    • C. 

      Crittenden