May 2014

10 Questions

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May 2014


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which central Kentucky horse breeder fled the state to avoid arrest by Federal troops after he provided horses to the Confederacy?
    • A. 

      Henry Clay’s son Thomas

    • B. 

      Joseph Bryan

    • C. 

      Cassius Clay

  • 2. 
    What was John Hunt Morgan’s favorite mare’s name?
    • A. 

      Black Beauty

    • B. 

      Black Beulah

    • C. 

      Black Bess

  • 3. 
    Who rode a horse named Jeff Davis?
    • A. 

      Gen. Ulysses S. Grant

    • B. 

      Gen. Robert E. Lee

    • C. 

      President Abraham Lincoln

  • 4. 
    What kind of keepsakes did John Hunt Morgan’s admirers take?
    • A. 

      Hairs from his horse’s mane and tail

    • B. 

      Horse shoes

    • C. 

      Hoof prints on cloth

  • 5. 
    What did John Hunt Morgan’s men do when their horses were exhausted?
    • A. 

      Let them rest 24 hours

    • B. 

      Switched to mules

    • C. 

      Swapped for fresh mounts

  • 6. 
    According to legend, which Civil War cavalry leader rode a horse through the front door and escaped out the back?
    • A. 

      Jo Shelby

    • B. 

      John Hunt Morgan

    • C. 

      Thomas Morgan

  • 7. 
    Who is honored with an equestrian statue in downtown Lexington?
    • A. 

      John C. Breckinridge

    • B. 

      Basil Wilson Duke

    • C. 

      John Hunt Morgan

  • 8. 
    What problem did President Abraham Lincoln sometimes have when riding a horse?
    • A. 

      Too heavy for most horses

    • B. 

      Too tall, feet almost dragged the ground

    • C. 

      Too nervous around horses

  • 9. 
    How was First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln injured during the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Thrown while riding a horse

    • B. 

      Kicked by an unruly horse

    • C. 

      Thrown from a carriage

  • 10. 
    Who was nicknamed the “King of Horse Thieves?”
    • A. 

      John Hunt Morgan

    • B. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • C. 

      John C. Breckinridge