February 2015

10 Questions

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February 2015

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Born in Mays Lick in 1864, Charles D. Young was proficient in six languages and, as a full colonel, was the highest-ranking black U.S. Army officer in which conflict?
    • A. 

      Mexican War

    • B. 

      Civil War

    • C. 

      World War I

  • 2. 
    Inducted into the University of Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, Rev. Dr. William E. Summers III became the state’s first African-American radio station owner when he purchased which station in 1971?
    • A. 

      WLOU

    • B. 

      WUOL

    • C. 

      WAKY

  • 3. 
    Moneta J. Sleet Jr., the first black American to win the Pulitzer Prize in Photography, was born in which western Kentucky metropolis?
    • A. 

      Madisonville

    • B. 

      Owensboro

    • C. 

      Henderson

  • 4. 
    Glasgow-born Willa Beatrice Brown (1906-1992), the first licensed African-American female pilot and the first African-American officer in the Civil Air Patrol, was instrumental in the creation of what?
    • A. 

      Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

    • B. 

      The Tuskegee Airmen

    • C. 

      The sitcom Wings

  • 5. 
    Which Kentuckian was the first to present the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1934?
    • A. 

      Patricia Neal

    • B. 

      Bill Monroe

    • C. 

      Irvin S. Cobb

  • 6. 
    Camp Hi-Ho is the summer camp owned by the family of which Academy Award winner?
    • A. 

      Patricia Neal

    • B. 

      Jennifer Lawrence

    • C. 

      Stephen Gaghan

  • 7. 
    Which Kentuckian has been nominated for the most Academy Awards without ever winning?
    • A. 

      Tom Cruise

    • B. 

      Johnny Depp

    • C. 

      Irene Dunne

  • 8. 
    Designed by Jesse Cox Burgess, a Frankfort art teacher, the state flag we know today was not adopted until:
    • A. 

      July 4, 1793

    • B. 

      July 4, 1976

    • C. 

      March 26, 1918

  • 9. 
    AMC’s The Walking Dead was created by Kentuckian Robert Kirkman. Which of the characters in the popular series is portrayed by a Kentuckian?
    • A. 

      Hershel

    • B. 

      Daryl

    • C. 

      Carol

  • 10. 
    Upon being called two-faced by a political rival, which Kentuckian quipped, “If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?”
    • A. 

      Irvin S. Cobb

    • B. 

      Gatewood Galbraith

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln