September 2015

10 Questions

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September Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Before becoming an outspoken civil rights advocate, the late Rev. Louis Coleman Jr. signed to play professional baseball for which National League team?
    • A. 

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • B. 

      Cincinnati Reds

    • C. 

      Pittsburgh Pirates

  • 2. 
    Three Kentuckians have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for their stellar play—Earl Combs, Jim Bunning and Harold “Pee Wee” Reese. Which other Kentuckian also is in the Hall of Fame but never played Major League Baseball?
    • A. 

      John Y. Brown Jr.

    • B. 

      A.B. “Happy” Chandler

    • C. 

      Woody Fryman

  • 3. 
    Within Roy Stewart Stadium in Murray is buried a racehorse, the first mascot of the Murray State Racers. His name was:
    • A. 

      Turf Toe

    • B. 

      Violet Cactus

    • C. 

      Olive

  • 4. 
    Nearly 60 years prior to Muhammad Ali winning the first of his three Heavyweight Boxing Championships, Louisville’s Marvin Hart knocked out Jack Root in the 12th round to take the crown. Never quite the marketer Ali was, what was Hart’s nickname?
    • A. 

      The Louisville Slugger

    • B. 

      The Louisville Lip

    • C. 

      The Louisville Plumber

  • 5. 
    The winner of the first National Spelling Bee was 11-year-old Frank Louis Neuhauser, a Louisville native. President Calvin Coolidge awarded him $500 in gold pieces. When he returned home, he was presented bouquets of which flower in honor of his victory?
    • A. 

      Roses

    • B. 

      Goldenrod

    • C. 

      Gladiolus

  • 6. 
    The first Kentucky bourbon to be available exclusively in sealed bottles was?
    • A. 

      Old Forester

    • B. 

      Four Roses

    • C. 

      Pappy Van Winkle

  • 7. 
    “Boots” Randolph was born in Paducah and is best known for his 1963 saxophone hit “Yakety Sax,” which became which comedian’s signature tune?
    • A. 

      Peter Sellers

    • B. 

      Benny Hill

    • C. 

      Spike Milligan

  • 8. 
    Herman “Ivory” Chittison was a jazz pianist who once played and recorded with Louis Armstrong in Paris. He was from which northeastern Kentucky town?
    • A. 

      Paris

    • B. 

      Flemingsburg

    • C. 

      North Middletown

  • 9. 
    Somerset, the county seat of Pulaski County, draws its name from which area where many of its early settlers migrated southwest?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Pennsylvania

    • C. 

      New Jersey

  • 10. 
    In the song “Hooray for Hollywood,” the only two other cities mentioned are Chillicothe, Ohio, and which Kentucky city? 
    • A. 

      Boonesborough

    • B. 

      Covington

    • C. 

      Paducah