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Quiz about All About Kentucky
Quiz about All About Kentucky

All About Kentucky Trivia Quiz


Most questions are about Southeast Kentucky, with a few thrown in from other parts of the state! See how much you know!

A multiple-choice quiz by blusuzyq. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
blusuzyq
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
288,578
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. The first state park created in Kentucky is located in the southeastern area of Kentucky, 13 miles from the Cumberland Gap. What is the park's name?
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Question 2 of 10
2. There is a replica of the first cabin built in Kentucky located just outside of Barbourville in Knox County. What is the name of this state historic site? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This lady was born in Butcher Hollow in Johnson County, Kentucky, got married at 13, and became one of the Queens of Country Music. Who is she? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The tallest mountain in Kentucky is located in Harlan County, near the Virginia border. The town of Lynch is nearby. What is the name of this 4,145 foot summit? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This was the largest Civil War battle of Kentucky and was deemed one of the bloodiest. What was the name of this battle fought on October 8, 1862? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This US Army installation is located between Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and Clarksville, Tennessee, and is home to the 101st Airborne Division. It is named for the last Whig Governor of Tennessee. What is its name?

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Question 7 of 10
7. This Congressman and 23rd vice president was from Christian County, KY. Who is he? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which river is the northern border of Kentucky? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What is the name of the Army installation in Kentucky that is home to the Army Armor Center and the only United States Bullion Depository? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Who is the state capital of Kentucky named after? Hint



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1. The first state park created in Kentucky is located in the southeastern area of Kentucky, 13 miles from the Cumberland Gap. What is the park's name?

Answer: Pine Mountain State Resort Park

It was created in 1924. A tourist attraction is the Chained Rock, located at the end of one of the many hiking trails. An enormous chain is bolted into 2 boulders. The chain weighs 3000 pounds and is 101 feet long with each link weighing 7 pounds each. The idea that the boulders were chained to prevent them from falling on the city of Pineville was actually a myth started in 1933 by the Kiwanis Club as a publicity stunt to draw traffic to the State Park. The chain was discovered in a coal mine somewhere in Bell County, and donated to the Kiwanis Club. The chain was dragged up the mountain by a team of mules.
You can hike to the Chained Rock, and sit on the boulders. Many tourists have had their picture taken holding on to the chain, with the city of Pineville in the background, safe from the boulders!

Cumberland State Park and Middlesboro State Park do not exist. Cumberland Gap National Park is located in 3 states- Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. At the Cumberland Gap Overlook, a person can stand in all three states!
2. There is a replica of the first cabin built in Kentucky located just outside of Barbourville in Knox County. What is the name of this state historic site?

Answer: Dr. Thomas Walker State Historical Site

Dr. Thomas Walker, who was a physician and surveyor, led the first expedition through Cumberland Gap in 1750. Dr. Walker was surveying for the railroad and settled near the river (which he named the Cumberland) and built the first cabin in Kentucky. The replica sits on the same site as the original. The site is in Dr. Thomas Walker State Park, just outside of Barbourville in the southeastern area of the state.

There may be historical sites by the other names, but not what I was looking for!
3. This lady was born in Butcher Hollow in Johnson County, Kentucky, got married at 13, and became one of the Queens of Country Music. Who is she?

Answer: Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn's autobiography "Coal Miner's Daughter" became an Academy Award winning film starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones. Ms. Lynn had over 70 country hits, with 16 making it to #1 in the 1960s and 1970s.

Patty Loveless, a country singer, is a distant cousin of Ms. Lynn, and Patsy Cline was a popular country singer and Loretta's best friend. Barbara Mandrell is also a country singer.
4. The tallest mountain in Kentucky is located in Harlan County, near the Virginia border. The town of Lynch is nearby. What is the name of this 4,145 foot summit?

Answer: Black Mountain

Black Mountain is one of the highest peaks of the Appalachian Mountain chain, outside of the Blue Ridge Mountains. White Mountain is located in Bell County and is only a hill compared to Black Mountain!
5. This was the largest Civil War battle of Kentucky and was deemed one of the bloodiest. What was the name of this battle fought on October 8, 1862?

Answer: The Battle of Perryville

Fought in Boyle County, the casualties were over 4,000 for the Union Army and over 3,000 for the Confederate Army. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's Army of Mississippi withdrew to Tennessee, and Kentucky became a Union stronghold for the rest of the war. Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell's Union Army of the Ohio was the Union leader.

The other Civil War Battles listed were not fought in Kentucky.
6. This US Army installation is located between Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and Clarksville, Tennessee, and is home to the 101st Airborne Division. It is named for the last Whig Governor of Tennessee. What is its name?

Answer: Fort Campbell

Fort Campbell is named for BG William Boren Campbell.

Fort Sumpter is in South Carolina. Fort Ticonderoga is located at the junction of Lake Champlain and Lake George, in New York. Fort Knox is located 35 miles from Louisville, Kentucky.
7. This Congressman and 23rd vice president was from Christian County, KY. Who is he?

Answer: Adlai Stevenson

He was born in Kentucky in 1835 and moved to Illinois with his parents in 1852. Vice president under Grover Cleveland, Mr. Stevenson graduated from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and practiced law in Metamora, Illinois. He died in 1914. His namesake and grandson, Adlai Stevenson III, was governor of Illinois, and ran for president twice.
8. Which river is the northern border of Kentucky?

Answer: Ohio River

Kentucky is the only state to be bordered on three sides by rivers. The Ohio River separates Kentucky from Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana, to the north.

The Mississippi River separates Kentucky from Missouri, making up the western border.

The Big Sandy River and The Tug River make up the eastern border, with Virginia and West Virginia.

The Tennessee River runs through Kentucky, but does not form one of its borders.
9. What is the name of the Army installation in Kentucky that is home to the Army Armor Center and the only United States Bullion Depository?

Answer: Fort Knox

The United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox houses all of the United States' gold reserves. Items of historic value have also been stored there at various times. The original Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are just two of the many items temporarily stored at Fort Knox for safety.
Read more fun facts about the US Mint at
http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/fun_facts/index.cfm?flash=yes&action=fun_facts13

Kessler Air Force Base is located in Mississippi.
Fort Bragg is in North Carolina.
Fort Campbell is located between Tennessee and Kentucky.
10. Who is the state capital of Kentucky named after?

Answer: Stephen Frank

The capitol sits on a ford on the Kentucky River. It was named Frank's Ford after pioneer Stephen Frank. Later this name was shortened to Frankfort.

The city of Lexington was named after the Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington in Massachusetts.

Owensboro is named after Colonel Abraham Owen.

Louisville was named after the King of France by George Rogers Clark.
Source: Author blusuzyq

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