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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!


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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Robert Penn Warren
    Explanation
    Kentucky "Writers Day" is celebrated on April 24, the birthday of Robert Penn Warren. Robert Penn Warren was a renowned Kentucky author, poet, and literary critic. He was the first poet laureate of the United States and won three Pulitzer Prizes for his works. Celebrating "Writers Day" on his birthday is a way to honor and recognize his significant contributions to the literary world.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Gorgeous George
    Explanation
    Muhammad Ali adopted his mouthy persona from a professional wrestler with the alliterative name "Gorgeous George." This persona included Ali's flamboyant and confident personality, as well as his ability to trash talk and entertain the audience. Gorgeous George was known for his extravagant attire, stylish hair, and arrogant behavior, which Ali admired and incorporated into his own public image. This helped Ali become one of the most charismatic and influential figures in the world of sports.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Funeral home
    Explanation
    Duncan Hines' home on the Duncan Hines Highway is used as a funeral home.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Dominican Sisters
    Explanation
    Saint Catharine College, which recently closed, was governed by the Dominican Sisters when it opened its doors in 1931. The Dominican Sisters were responsible for overseeing and managing the operations and administration of the college.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Egyptian Tea Room
    Explanation
    Actors' Theatre of Louisville's original home was an open loft previously known as the Egyptian Tea Room.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The Arts
    Explanation
    The mythological figures depicted in the Capitol Rotunda Centennial Murals represent various aspects of human creativity and expression. Mercury, Athena, Ceres, and the Muse are all associated with different forms of art and culture. Mercury is the messenger of the gods and represents communication and eloquence, which are essential in the arts. Athena is the goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare, symbolizing the intellectual and strategic aspects of artistic creation. Ceres is the goddess of agriculture and fertility, symbolizing the abundance and nourishment that art brings to society. The Muse is the embodiment of inspiration and creativity, directly linked to artistic endeavors. Therefore, the correct answer is "The Arts."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Recreational vehicle
    Explanation
    In the 2002 film "Two Weeks Notice," Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant encounter a Kentucky family driving a recreational vehicle on a crowded New York highway.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Little Green Men
    Explanation
    On Aug. 21, 2017, Hopkinsville will experience a total solar eclipse, coinciding with Christian County's celebration of the "Little Green Men" encounter. This suggests that the answer is "Little Green Men" because it aligns with the theme of the event and the connection between the eclipse and the celebration.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Fort Campbell
    Explanation
    On Jan. 7, 1948, Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell was killed while reportedly pursuing a UFO over Fort Knox. This location is significant because it was where Mantell's fatal encounter with the UFO occurred.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Crittenden

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