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Quiz about History of Louisville Kentucky
Quiz about History of Louisville Kentucky

History of Louisville, Kentucky Quiz


Try your hand at the early history of Louisville, Kentucky, from 1778 to 1875. Good luck on this short quiz!

A multiple-choice quiz by val9000. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
val9000
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
6,062
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
3 / 5
Plays
1271
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Question 1 of 5
1. Who officially founded Louisville, Kentucky on May 27, 1778? Hint


Question 2 of 5
2. Louisville is named for a French monarch, Louis. What 'number' was this Louis in the ruling line? Hint


Question 3 of 5
3. During the United States Civil War, Louisville wanted to remain neutral. However, geography made that nearly impossible. Which side of the war did the city end up serving... The Union or The Confederacy?

Answer: (Union or Confederacy .. U or C)
Question 4 of 5
4. Louisville became a center of horse racing attention on May 17, 1875, when Churchill Downs opened its doors for the first time. The first Kentucky Derby was run that day. What horse won? Hint


Question 5 of 5
5. In 1873, Louisville druggist John Colgan invented something that you can find in any just about every grocery store in the world. What was it? Hint



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1. Who officially founded Louisville, Kentucky on May 27, 1778?

Answer: George Rogers Clark

Although John Connolly owned most of the land that would become the heart of downtown Louisville, Clark and his settlers actually established the Louisville settlement on Corn Island, which was in the Ohio River. Corn Island was still visible in the river until the completion of the Falls Dam in the late 1920s, when it became completely sumerged.
2. Louisville is named for a French monarch, Louis. What 'number' was this Louis in the ruling line?

Answer: Louis XVI

The King's assent to the French alliance with the American revolutionists was acknowledged by the finest gesture Louisville's town builders could come up with... a namesake.
3. During the United States Civil War, Louisville wanted to remain neutral. However, geography made that nearly impossible. Which side of the war did the city end up serving... The Union or The Confederacy?

Answer: The Union

Louisville served as a temporary holding point for thousands of Confederate prisoners.
4. Louisville became a center of horse racing attention on May 17, 1875, when Churchill Downs opened its doors for the first time. The first Kentucky Derby was run that day. What horse won?

Answer: Aristides

Aristides won the first Kentucky Derby. Vagrant won the second Derby in 1876. Secretariat won in 1973, and Man of War never won the Kentucky Derby.
5. In 1873, Louisville druggist John Colgan invented something that you can find in any just about every grocery store in the world. What was it?

Answer: Chewing Gum

That first Chewing Gum called was 'Taffy Tolu.'
Source: Author val9000

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