Kentucky Kwiz | March 2018

10 Questions
High School Quizzes & Trivia

Kentucky Kwiz | March 2018

Sample Question

What kind of contest was waged by Colonels Thomas Dye Owings and Richard H. Menefee to determine after which of them the town now known as Owingsville would be named? A. A horse race to the Licking River and back B. A grand homebuilding race C. A duel with sabers and tomahawks

A horse race to the Licking River and back

A grand homebuilding race

A duel with sabers and tomahawks

Option 4

Number of Questions:

More Options
Please wait...
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     What kind of contest was waged by Colonels Thomas Dye Owings and Richard H. Menefee to determine after which of them the town now known as Owingsville would be named? A. A horse race to the Licking River and back B. A grand homebuilding race C. A duel with sabers and tomahawks
    • A. 

      A horse race to the Licking River and back

    • B. 

      A grand homebuilding race

    • C. 

      A duel with sabers and tomahawks

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 2. 
    Covington native Dorothy Spencer was a four-time Academy Award nominee for films that included Stagecoach (1939), My Darling Clementine (1946) and Earthquake (1974). In which category was she nominated?
    • A. 

      Film Editing

    • B. 

      Cinematography

    • C. 

      Best Supporting Actress

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 3. 
    3. Dixie Heights High School graduate Ron Ziegler was, at 29, the youngest White House press secretary, serving which U.S. president?  
    • A. 

      Gerald Ford

    • B. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • C. 

      Richard M. Nixon

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 4. 
    4. In 1799, a warrant was issued for the arrest of pioneer Daniel Boone, at roughly the same time as what other notable event?
    • A. 

      His court martial for his actions during the American Revolution

    • B. 

      The naming of Boone County in his honor

    • C. 

      His flight westward to escape debt collectors and enemies

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 5. 
    5. Kentuckian “Crooked Nose” McCall, also known as “Broken Nose Jack,” shot which Wild West legend in the back in Deadwood, South Dakota in 1876?
    • A. 

      Doc Holiday

    • B. 

      Wyatt Earp

    • C. 

      Wild Bill Hickok

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 6. 
    6. Sarah Knox “Knoxie” Taylor, the daughter of President Zachary Taylor, was the first wife of which other noted Kentuckian?
    • A. 

      George Rodgers Clark

    • B. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • C. 

      Joshua Speed

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 7. 
    7. Milk is the official state beverage in 21 of the 28 states that have decreed such a thing, including Kentucky. Which brand was named the state’s official soft drink in 2013?
    • A. 

      Skee

    • B. 

      Big Red

    • C. 

      Ale-8-One

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 8. 
    8. Kentucky is one of eight states with an official firearm, so declared in 2013. Pennsylvania followed suit, selecting the same weapon in 2014, which is:
    • A. 

      The Thompson machine gunĀ 

    • B. 

      The long rifle

    • C. 

      The flintlock musket

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 9. 
    9. Laura Clay, a daughter of Cassius Marcellus Clay, was the first woman nominated for president at the convention of a major political party during the Democratic National Convention of 1920. She also was the first to receive a vote when which Kentucky delegate voted for her?
    • A. 

      Edwin P. Morrow

    • B. 

      Augustus Owsley Stanley

    • C. 

      J.C.W. Beckham

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 10. 
    10. U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, is the dean of the Kentucky Congressional delegation, having served more than 37 years. He is still three years from being the Commonwealth’s longest-serving representative in Washington. Who served the longest?
    • A. 

      Henry Clay

    • B. 

      Alben W. Barkley

    • C. 

      William Natcher

    • D. 

      Option 4