May 2015

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 28

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May Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you’re looking for a Miracle in Kentucky, you need look no further than which counties? 
    • A. 

      Bell and Lincoln

    • B. 

      Lincoln and Washington

    • C. 

      Washington and Bell

  • 2. 
    Keen Johnson, the first undersecretary of labor under Harry S. Truman, was Kentucky’s 45th governor, serving from 1939-1943. He is the only member of which profession to serve as governor? 
    • A. 

      Jockey

    • B. 

      Journalist

    • C. 

      Journeyman carpenter

  • 3. 
    The Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville’s daily newspaper, has been owned by the same family since: 
    • A. 

      1965

    • B. 

      1981

    • C. 

      1881

  • 4. 
    In August 1955, the New Era covered what many consider to be the most documented case of what? 
    • A. 

      Typhoid fever

    • B. 

      Close encounter with alien beings

    • C. 

      Streaking

  • 5. 
    Run over a distance of 1.5 miles, the first Kentucky Derby was held in:
    • A. 

      1815

    • B. 

      1875

    • C. 

      1921

  • 6. 
    Oprah Winfrey starred in the movie Beloved, which was based on book by Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison. The story was about runaway slave Margaret Garner, who was from which northern Kentucky county?
    • A. 

      Boone

    • B. 

      Kenton

    • C. 

      Campbell

  • 7. 
    The first woman elected to a state legislature south of the Mason-Dixon Line took her seat in January 1922 in Frankfort. A native of Carter County, she was:
    • A. 

      Mary Elliot Flanery

    • B. 

      Nancy Jones

    • C. 

      Leslie Williams

  • 8. 
    Emma Guy Cromwell was the first woman to hold a statewide office in Kentucky, when she was elected state librarian in 1896. Thirty years later, she was elected to which office, securing the state’s funds during The Great Depression?
    • A. 

      Revenue Cabinet secretary

    • B. 

      State treasurer

    • C. 

      Governor

  • 9. 
    Caleb Walton West, the last territorial governor of Utah, was from which Kentucky city? 
    • A. 

      Walton

    • B. 

      West Liberty

    • C. 

      Cynthiana

  • 10. 
    Basil Hayden, the University of Kentucky’s first All-American basketball player, began his college career at which other school?
    • A. 

      Stanford

    • B. 

      Transylvania University

    • C. 

      Georgetown College