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  • 1. 

    1. Mamie Reynolds Gregory (1942-2014), a guest on Kentucky Monthly’s 10th anniversary cruise, best known for her love of animals and support for the Kentucky Humane Society, also was:

    • A.

      The last known person to wear the Hope Diamond in public

    • B.

      The first female driver to qualify for the Daytona 500

    • C.

      The first owner of the ABA Kentucky Colonels basketball team

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Mamie Reynolds Gregory was best known for her love of animals and support for the Kentucky Humane Society. However, she was also the last known person to wear the Hope Diamond in public, the first female driver to qualify for the Daytona 500, and the first owner of the ABA Kentucky Colonels basketball team. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 2. 

    2. The first person to appear on the cover of Kentucky Monthly was:

    • A.

      Ashley Judd

    • B.

      George Clooney

    • C.

      Johnny Depp

    • D.

      Diane Sawyer

    Correct Answer
    B. George Clooney
    Explanation
    George Clooney was the first person to appear on the cover of Kentucky Monthly because he is a well-known actor and filmmaker who was born and raised in Kentucky. Clooney's Kentucky roots and his successful career in Hollywood likely made him a fitting choice for the magazine's inaugural cover.

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  • 3. 

    The only person to appear on the cover of Kentucky Monthly three times is:

    • A.

      George Clooney

    • B.

      Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry (aka Montgomery Gentry)

    • C.

      Heather French Henry

    • D.

      Adolph Rupp

    Correct Answer
    C. Heather French Henry
    Explanation
    Heather French Henry is the correct answer because she is the only person mentioned in the options who has appeared on the cover of Kentucky Monthly three times. The other options, George Clooney, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry (aka Montgomery Gentry), and Adolph Rupp, do not have any mention of appearing on the cover of Kentucky Monthly.

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  • 4. 

    Kentucky Monthly was purportedly the first magazine in the country to use a digital image on its cover. Taken by photojournalist Rob Carr, it featured which well-known Kentuckian?

    • A.

      University of Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch

    • B.

      Radio personality Bob Edwards

    • C.

      Jockey Pat Day

    • D.

      Actress and singer Laura Bell Bundy

    Correct Answer
    C. Jockey Pat Day
    Explanation
    Kentucky Monthly magazine was the first magazine in the country to use a digital image on its cover. The image was taken by photojournalist Rob Carr and it featured Jockey Pat Day, a well-known Kentuckian.

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  • 5. 

    The mascot of Carlisle High School, which closed in 1963, was:

    • A.

      Musketeers

    • B.

      Cars

    • C.

      Crusaders

    • D.

      Crustaceans

    Correct Answer
    A. Musketeers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Musketeers because a mascot is a symbol or representative figure of a school or organization. In this case, Carlisle High School had the mascot of Musketeers before it closed in 1963. The Musketeers are known for their bravery, unity, and skilled swordsmanship, which could have represented the spirit and values of the school community.

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  • 6. 

    The monument to the Confederate dead, which may soon be removed from its home in the center of the University of Louisville campus, is engraved with the phrase “Deo Vindice,” which means:

    • A.

      Do Not Remove

    • B.

      May the Force Be with You

    • C.

      Under God, Our Vindicator

    • D.

      Keep Right at the Statue

    Correct Answer
    C. Under God, Our Vindicator
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Under God, Our Vindicator." The phrase "Deo Vindice" is Latin and translates to "Under God, Our Vindicator." This suggests that the monument was erected in honor of the Confederate soldiers who died during the Civil War, with the belief that God was on their side and would ensure their victory. The phrase reflects the Confederate ideology of divine providence and their conviction that they were fighting for a just cause.

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  • 7. 

    Kentuckian William Luther Sibert of Bowling Green, a friend of President Theodore Roosevelt, was best known for what?

    • A.

      Wearing glasses similar to those worn by Teddy

    • B.

      The completion of the Panama Canal

    • C.

      Being the first guest of Bob Edwards on All Things Considered

    • D.

      Walking across America dressed as a teddy bear

    Correct Answer
    B. The completion of the Panama Canal
    Explanation
    William Luther Sibert is best known for his role in the completion of the Panama Canal. He was a key figure in the construction of the canal, serving as the Chief Engineer of the Panama Canal project from 1907 to 1913. Sibert played a crucial role in overcoming the engineering challenges and successfully completing the canal, which had a significant impact on global trade and transportation. His contribution to the completion of the Panama Canal solidified his legacy in engineering and infrastructure development.

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  • 8. 

    Mandolin master Chris Thile, who will take over as host of A Prairie Home Companion in October, was a music major at which Kentucky institution of higher education?

    • A.

      Lindsey Wilson College

    • B.

      Murray State University

    • C.

      Centre College

    • D.

      Morehead State University

    Correct Answer
    B. Murray State University
    Explanation
    Chris Thile, the mandolin master and future host of A Prairie Home Companion, studied music at Murray State University.

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  • 9. 

    The 1891 Kentucky Constitution required a new county to have 12,000 residents. Of Kentucky’s 120 counties, how many no longer meet that standard?

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      18

    • C.

      27

    • D.

      36

    Correct Answer
    C. 27
    Explanation
    According to the 1891 Kentucky Constitution, a new county needed to have 12,000 residents. The question asks how many of Kentucky's 120 counties no longer meet that standard. Therefore, the correct answer is 27, indicating that 27 out of the 120 counties in Kentucky do not have a population of at least 12,000 residents as required by the constitution.

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  • 10. 

    Kentucky’s smallest county, with a population fewer than 2,200, is actually smaller than either Henry Clay High School or Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. It is:

    • A.

      Gallatin County

    • B.

      Robertson County

    • C.

      Owsley County

    • D.

      Trimble County

    Correct Answer
    B. Robertson County
    Explanation
    Robertson County is the correct answer because it is the smallest county in Kentucky with a population fewer than 2,200. The statement mentions that it is smaller than both Henry Clay High School and Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, indicating that the county's size is smaller than these schools. Therefore, Robertson County fits the description given in the question.

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