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Hey gang, this is episode 180 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins and this week, we’ve got loads of Kentucky Trivia for this week’s show.
Famous for many things, we’ve distilled the state down to thirty trivia questions broken into the three rounds of ten questions each.
If you need rules or score cards, you can find them at DorkyGeekyNerdy.com. Additionally, you can send me a note from there or any feedback you might want to share.
That covers the intro, so let’s get the trivia started.
The Dorky Round
1. What horse race, held on the first Saturday of May, is called 'The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports'?
2. What military complex houses the US gold reserves?
3. What Pirates of the Caribbean actor was born in Owensboro, KY?
4. What state forms the southern border of Kentucky?
5. What is the Kentucky state mineral?
6. What type of American whiskey is produced primarily from corn mash and is often made in Kentucky?
7. What Kentucky family famously feuded with Hatfields of West Virginia?
8. What is the only James Bond film set in Kentucky?
9. What 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe novel is set in Kentucky?
10. Galahad, played by Colin Firth, has a spectacular shootout in a Kentucky church in what 2014 movie?
The Geeky Round
1. What is the capital of Kentucky?
2. What world-famous boxer was born in Kentucky on January 17, 1942?
3. Kentucky has produced one US president. Which one?
4. Made by 3M, every single one of what is produced in Cynthiana, Kentucky?
5. What Japanese-owned car maker has its largest factory in Kentucky?
6. What fast-food chain was born out of a service station in Corbin, KY in the 1930s?
7. Patty and Mildred Hill, from Kentucky, are the writers of what song? Hint: It's one of the most famous English-language songs in history.
8. What is the largest city in Kentucky?
9. What river forms the northern border of Kentucky?
10. What music genre shares its name with a Kentucky plant?
The Nerdy Round
1. Since 1981, every single model of what sports car has been made in Bowling Green, Kentucky?
2. What wood is traditionally used to make the famous Louisville Slugger bat?
3. In addition to being the birthplace of Lincoln, what Confederate States of America president was also born in Kentucky?
4. What star of the medical drama, ER, was born in Kentucky?
5. What country music star and Kentuckian made a name for herself with songs like Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' and 'Coal Miner's Daughter'?
6. What broadcast journalist was the first woman correspondent on 60 Minutes?
7. 64% of the American deaths in which war were from Kentucky?
8. The National Forest located in south-eastern Kentucky is named for what frontiersman?
9. In addition to 'Commonwealth of Kentucky', what phrase is on the state flag?
10. The Vent Haven Museum in Kentucky is home to the world's largest collection of what?
And we’re done with Kentucky. Scratch that one off the list. Want some more facts about Kentucky? Well here you go:
- Kentucky is the 15th state and joining the US in 1792.
- It’s 26th in population and 37th in size
- It borders seven states
- The highest point is Black Mountain at 4,145 ft (or 1263 m)
I’ve never been to Kentucky, but it looks beautiful. I’ll have to visit one day. Just not that Ventriloquist dummy museum.
We’ll be back again for more trivia next week. Here’s a hint:
Which is the only one of the original thirteen colonies not to border the ocean?
No cheating and using a map. Try to solve it in your head. I’ll see you back here next Wednesday.
This has been episode 180 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. The theme music has been by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. You can find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
Thanks for listening.
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