October 2013

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 41

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October 2013

Test your knowledge of our beloved Commonwealth.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On the CBS program Under the Dome, based on the book by Stephen King, the people of Chester’s Mill gather in tunnels under an old cement factory. As they await what they believe is the end of the world, the 1963 pop classic “The End of the World” is playing on the radio. Which Kentuckian recorded the classic version?
    • A. 

      Loretta Lynn

    • B. 

      Skeeter Davis

    • C. 

      Crystal Gayle

  • 2. 
    The 190-foot dome on Kentucky’s State Capitol is inspired by the tomb of which military figure?
    • A. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • B. 

      Marquis de Lafayette

    • C. 

      Napoleon Bonaparte

  • 3. 
    Kentucky’s only tropical dome is the centerpiece of the Wildwood Inn on U.S. Highway 42, which features themed guest rooms. It is located in which northern Kentucky city?
    • A. 

      Florence

    • B. 

      Wilder

    • C. 

      Dry Ridge

  • 4. 
    Just north of Tompkinsville in Monroe County is a Super Dome used for the playing of which game?
    • A. 

      Football

    • B. 

      Basketball

    • C. 

      Marbles

  • 5. 
    Since the 1995 Southeastern Conference Tournament, which was capped off with a thrilling 95-93 overtime victory, the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team has played 26 other games in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, winning four SEC titles. How many times have the Wildcats lost in the Georgia Dome?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Five

    • C. 

      Seven

  • 6. 
    The 80-foot dome atop Kentucky’s tallest building, Louisville’s Mercer Tower (formerly the Aegon Center), rests on a 35-story building, which rises how many feet above West Market Street?
    • A. 

      945

    • B. 

      459

    • C. 

      549

  • 7. 
    The statue inside the lobby of the former Aegon Center is of which Kentucky Derby-winning horse?
    • A. 

      Affirmed

    • B. 

      Alysheba

    • C. 

      Alydar

  • 8. 
    Noted for charging $2 less than the national average for skating rinks and having a 2,000-square-foot play area, the Roller Dome Fun Plex is located in which western Kentucky city?
    • A. 

      Murray

    • B. 

      Madisonville

    • C. 

      Hopkinsville

  • 9. 
    Wayne Taylor, a 1972 graduate of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, handpainted the domes inside the Cumberland Inn and the Grace Crum Rollins Fine Arts Center with the images of what?
    • A. 

      Kentucky pioneers tied to the school’s patriotic theme

    • B. 

      Cherubs representing children who have died

    • C. 

      Biblical figures from the New Testament

  • 10. 
    Mammoth Dome inside Mammoth Cave stretches 192 feet from floor to ceiling and was caused by what?
    • A. 

      The decay of woolly mammoths that once lived in the area

    • B. 

      The removal of gunpowder from the cave during the American Revolution and the War of 1812

    • C. 

      Water dripping through a sinkhole

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