February 2016

10 Questions

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February Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge of our beloved Commonwealth.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The last time an African-American jockey won the Kentucky Derby was in 1902, with this Fayette Countian aboard.                                             
    • A. 

      Erskine “Babe” Henderson

    • B. 

      Isaac Murphy

    • C. 

      Jimmy “Wink” Winkfield

  • 2. 
    Buried in “Old Guide’s Cemetery” in 1857, Stephen Bishop, born an enslaved man, was, without question, the foremost authority on which national treasure?
    • A. 

      The Cumberland Gap

    • B. 

      Mammoth Cave

    • C. 

      The Wilderness Road

  • 3. 
    A 1903 graduate of Louisville’s Central High School, St. Elmo Brady was the first African American in the United States to do what?   
    • A. 

      Scale Mount McKinley

    • B. 

      Win an Academy Award

    • C. 

      Earn a Ph.D. in chemistry

  • 4. 
    Glasgow-born Willa Brown Chappell was the first African-American woman in the United States to do what?
    • A. 

      Scale Mount McKinley

    • B. 

      Receive a pilot’s license

    • C. 

      Graduate from Princeton University

  • 5. 
    From 1951-1964, Kentucky had the only state park reserved for African Americans and billed it as “the finest ‘colored’ vacation site in the south.” Located near Aurora in Marshall County, what was it called?
    • A. 

      Cherokee State Park

    • B. 

      Iroquois State Park

    • C. 

      Chief Paduke State Park

  • 6. 
    Between 1828 and 1847, the Kentucky Colonization Society raised money and bought land for freed slaves to settle in which African country? 
    • A. 

      Sierra Leone

    • B. 

      Liberia

    • C. 

      Cameroon

  • 7. 
    Nancy Green, the actress who portrayed the original “Aunt Jemima” and served pancakes to crowds internationally, was born in which central Kentucky county?
    • A. 

      Montgomery

    • B. 

      Clark

    • C. 

      Bourbon

  • 8. 
    Maysville’s Lyda Florence Lewis was the first African American named Miss Kentucky and the first to compete in the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival. In which year did she compete in Miss America?
    • A. 

      1964

    • B. 

      1968

    • C. 

      1973

  • 9. 
    Which Biblically named Kansas community was founded almost entirely by Kentucky refugees in 1877?
    • A. 

      Nicodemus

    • B. 

      Nazareth

    • C. 

      Naomi

  • 10. 
    A member of the Negro Baseball Hall of Fame, Glasgow-born Theodore Roosevelt “Ted” Page was called the greatest right fielder of all time and often called the “Black _________________.”
    • A. 

      Ruth

    • B. 

      DiMaggio

    • C. 

      Kaline