State Quiz - Kentucky

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Kentucky?
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Last updated: September 5, 2020
First submittedAugust 1, 2014
Times taken18,796
Average score66.7%
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Capital city
Frankfort
Most populous cities
Louisville
Lexington
President born in Kentucky
Abraham Lincoln
Top cash crop, historically
Tobacco
Most famous frontiersman
Daniel Boone
Most famous horse race
Kentucky Derby
Track where that race is held
Churchill Downs
Style of music named for a
type of grass
Bluegrass
World's longest cave system
Mammoth Caves
What Harland Sanders was
famous for
Kentucky Fried
Chicken
Hint
Answer
Type of whiskey that Kentucky
is famous for
Bourbon
Appalachian mountain pass
Cumberland Gap
River on Kentucky's northern border
Ohio
The nation's winningest
men's college basketball program
Kentucky Wildcats
Famous feuding families
Hatfields
McCoys
Army fort that stores a lot of gold
Fort Knox
Famous athlete born Cassius Clay
Muhammad Ali
Current Senate Republican leader
Mitch McConnell
State song (hint: has Kentucky
in its name)
My Old
Kentucky Home
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Level 44
Aug 27, 2014
Disappointed there was no basketball question. A very good quiz notwithstanding.
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Level ∞
Apr 30, 2019
Added a basketball question.
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Level 56
May 8, 2019
Yes, but by praising the Wildcats, you have chosen your side in the red vs blue. And you have chosen unwisely. (I fully don't care about basketball, but I attended the University of Louisville. haha)
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Level 64
Aug 27, 2014
Kept thinking Davey Crockett...
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Level 79
Aug 27, 2014
same
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Level 61
Aug 28, 2014
Always thought Crockett had the coonskin cap.
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Level ∞
Aug 28, 2014
I removed the coonskin cap part of the clue, which was inaccurate.
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Level 52
Aug 12, 2015
I did the same, i forgot Crockett was from Tennessee. Close enough, right?
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Level 64
Aug 27, 2014
As an aside: Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president, was also born in Kentucky. Kentucky never officially seceded from the Union, but did have a Confederate government in Bowling Green.
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Level 50
Aug 27, 2014
Kentucky doesn't look like a word anymore... on the other hand, very excited to have the Hatfields and the McCoys mentioned. I'm a descendant of one of the minor families who was involved. Also, I found a game where the protagonist just 'happened' to be named McCoy and the antagonist just 'happened' to be named Hatfield. Hmm...
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Level 79
Aug 27, 2014
Who knew I know so much about Kentucky?
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Level 68
Aug 27, 2014
Marijuana is actually Kentucky's largest cash crop by a wide margin.
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Level ∞
Aug 27, 2014
Source? I've seen the NRML data, and it's very suspect.
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Level 68
Aug 29, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/kentucky-drug-trafficking-daniel-boone-national-forest/story?id=8935635

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/28/us/kentucky-journal-fighting-appalachia-s-top-cash-crop-marijuana.html

http://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs1/1540/marijuan.htm

Some are old, but a Google search brings up a lot of articles where law enforcement note that it's the largest cash crop. Obviously, it's difficult to compare to legal crops, but the figures given by many show it to be far-and-away a bigger seller than tobacco. It at least puts the answer in doubt.

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Level ∞
Apr 30, 2019
It just doesn't make any sense. I've seen the assertion repeated many times but it all traces back to NRML data. They compare the street value of marijuana to the crop value of tobacco. It doesn't make any sense at all. For example, the total value of the U.S. tobacco crop was about $1 billion in 2018. Meanwhile, tobacco retail sales were over $100 billion. Marijuana products have a similar markup from field to street. So, take the NRML data, divide it by 100, and you'll get something that's close to accurate.
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Level 39
Nov 8, 2016
False
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Level 77
Aug 27, 2014
At first I thought Kentucky Babe was the state song, and when that wasn't correct it just kept playing in my head and I couldn't think of anything else. Only one I missed.
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Level 77
May 5, 2019
Got it right this time and didn't even think of the other one.
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Level 38
Aug 25, 2015
I'm ashamed for missing the KFC one, being a Kentucky resident and all. I wasn't sure who Harland Sanders was; now if you said COLONEL Sanders, I would've got it!
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Level 87
Jul 29, 2018
Aw man, show Mohammed Ali some love.
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Level ∞
Apr 30, 2019
Okay
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Level 82
May 1, 2019
Just to be nit-picky - only the McCoys were from Kentucky; the Hatfields were from Virginia (later West Virginia). The feud caused a legal battle between those states regarding extradition across state lines, which was eventually decided by the Supreme Court in Mahon v. Justice, 1888.
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Level 90
Sep 6, 2019
Tried 'My Kentucky Home' and 'Old Kentucky Home.' To be so close...
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Level 37
May 6, 2020
Kentucky is a leading state nationally in tobacco production, but tobacco is not its leading cash crop. Cash receipts for corn were $743,455,000; soybeans and other oil crops, $906,051,000; tobacco $336,991, 000. Source: USDA Annual Cash Receipts by Commodity, filtered by state. Also, marijuana is not a leading cash crop, as another poster asserted. Marijuana is not even legal in Kentucky, even for medicinal purposes. Industrial hemp, however, which is not used as marijuana, is a growing specialty crop, though no where near the cash receipts of corn and beans. Perhaps a better agriculture trivia question would be, "Kentucky is the largest producer of this livestock commodity east of the Mississippi." Many people don't know this fact.
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Level ∞
Sep 5, 2020
This has been updated, thank you.
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Level 58
Nov 1, 2020
A question about the Kentucky bend would be nice :)
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Level 76
Jan 17, 2021
I want to kick myself for forgetting Frankfort.
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Level 87
Feb 10, 2021
I'll never forget the time I got that question wrong because I misspelled it as "Frankfurt."
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Level 64
Feb 15, 2021
Perhaps add something about the Corvette Museum and the sinkhole?
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Level 65
Feb 17, 2021
I got 21/21, as I should being a resident of a contiguous state and growing up only a few dozen miles from the border. Yet all this time I assumed Fort Knox was in Knoxville, TN. Yikes.
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Level 69
Sep 12, 2021
16/21 and no points? jeez the boundaries are high on these state quizzes and us non-americans are left in the dust. not complaining at all, i’m just amazed at how much some people know about kentucky
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Level 61
Dec 1, 2021
I always thought it was "bergin". :D