Get your horses ready, it’s time for some Kentucky Trivia. This week, it’s thirty questions about the state, its history, its geography, and some of its famous residents. As always, we’ve broken them up into three rounds of ten questions each.
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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'?
6. What type of American whiskey is produced primarily from corn mash and is often made in Kentucky?
10. Galahad, played by Colin Firth, has a spectacular shootout in a Kentucky church in what 2014 movie?
The Geeky Round
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.
The Nerdy Round
3. In addition to being the birthplace of Lincoln, what Confederate States of America president was also 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'?
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.
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