Kentucky Kwiz | May 2018

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Kentucky Quizzes & Trivia

Kentucky Kwiz | May 2018


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Harriet Beecher Stowe’s depiction of a slave auction in Uncle Tom’s Cabin comes from her 1833 eyewitness account of such an event in Washington, then the county seat of which northern Kentucky county?
    • A. 

      Kenton

    • B. 

      Mason

    • C. 

      Boone

  • 2. 
    Alexander Doniphan, a native of Maysville and a graduate of Augusta College, as a colonel in the Mexican War led his men on a 5,500-mile march. If not for him, there might not be any of what today?
    • A. 

      Budweiser

    • B. 

      Potawatomi

    • C. 

      Mormons

  • 3. 
    Benjamin Holladay of Nicholas County is credited with creating which transportation route?
    • A. 

      Santa Fe Trail

    • B. 

      Overland Stage Route

    • C. 

      Oregon Trail

  • 4. 
    Irish Hill, a neighborhood east of downtown Louisville and west of the Highlands, was originally known by which other moniker?
    • A. 

      Workhouse Hill

    • B. 

      Shamrock Hill

    • C. 

      Billy Goat Hill

  • 5. 
    During the Civil War, the Purchase Area of Kentucky was pro-Confederate and often was called the Kentucky version of which other state?
    • A. 

      South Carolina

    • B. 

      Mississippi

    • C. 

      Louisiana

  • 6. 
    Mayfield artist Ellis Wilson, a real-life member of the Harlem Artist Guild, became a part of pop culture when his fictional granddaughter bought one of his paintings at a New York art auction. Who was she?
    • A. 

      Louise Jefferson

    • B. 

      Clair Huxtable

    • C. 

      Julia Sugarbaker

  • 7. 
    Sometimes called “Little Niagara” or the “Niagara of the South,” Cumberland Falls measures how tall from the river below to the top of the falls?
    • A. 

      68 feet

    • B. 

      168 feet

    • C. 

      268 feet

  • 8. 
    Years before she became Kentucky’s 56th governor, Shelby County native Martha Layne Collins held which other coveted title?
    • A. 

      Mountain Laurel Festival Queen

    • B. 

      Queen of the Horse

    • C. 

      Tobacco Festival Queen

  • 9. 
    Choosy moms choose Jif, and Jif’s founder, W.T. Young, chose which city for the world’s largest peanut butter plant?
    • A. 

      Fulton

    • B. 

      Lexington

    • C. 

      Winchester

  • 10. 
    Henry Bain created his world-famous meat condiment while working as the head waiter at which Kentucky landmark?
    • A. 

      Beaumont Inn

    • B. 

      Boone Tavern

    • C. 

      The Pendennis Club