Kentucky Trivia Questions And Answers
Kentucky is one of how many states formed as a
What is Kentucky's official state bird?
What did the Governor of Kentucky deploy to end the Black
Patch Tobacco Wars?
A: The Kentucky Militia.
In June 2007, the speed limit on rural portions of Kentucky
Interstates was raised from 65 to how many miles per hour?
What is the official state motto?
A: "United We Stand Divided We Fall".
Kentucky was one of the border states during what?
A: The Civil War.
How many counties does Kentucky have?
Originally a part of Virginia, Kentucky became the 15th
state to do what?
A: Join the Union.
Where does Kentucky rank in population with respect to the
How did Kentucky get its nickname, the "Bluegrass State"?
A: It's based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures.
What is Kentucky's official sate
A: Viceroy Butterfly.
Kentucky hosts one of the biggest races in American
racing called the what?
A: The Kentucky Derby.
Where does Kentucky rank in goat farming?
A: 5th nationally.
What is the official state fruit?
A: The Blackberry.
Which two of Kentucky's major cities are located in the
A: Louisville and Lexington.
On January 30, 1900, what Governor was mortally shot by an
assassin while walking to the State and died of his wounds?
A: Governor William Goebel.
What is the official state
dance for Kentucky?
Kentucky has the world's longest what?
A: Cave system at Mammoth Cave
What is the official state horse?
The state of Kentucky has the highest per capita number of
"what" in the US?
A: Deer and turkey.
How many states share a border with Kentucky?
What is Kentucky's official state gemstone?
A: Freshwater Pearl
Which US state lies to the east?
A: West Virginia.
Old Louisville hosts the St. James Court Art Show which is
A: The largest outdoor art show in the United States .
Which state borders Kentucky to the south?
Governor William Goebel is the only governor of a U.S.
state that has been assassinated while what?
A: Still in office.
What is the official state fossil for Kentucky?
What river forms Kentucky's northern border?
A: The Ohio River.
A vigilante wing, the "Night Riders", terrorized and burned
several tobacco warehouses in what cities?
A: Hopkinsville and Princeton.
Kentucky's official state mineral is what?
Hundreds of what kind of farms are located in Kentucky's
Inner Bluegrass region?
A: Horse farms.
ln Kentucky, the average annual rainfall is how many
A: 46 inches.
What was the highest temperature ever recorded in Kentucky?
A: 114 °F at Greensburg on July 28,
The birthplace of Abraham Lincoln is in Hodgenville and
hosts the annual what?
A: Lincoln Days Celebration.
What is the official state beverage?
What was the lowest ever record temperature in Kentucky?
A: −37 °F at Shelbyville on January 19, 1994.
Kentucky has the only domestic site for enriched uranium
rods which are produced at what plant?
A: The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
What is the official state rock for Kentucky?
A: Kentucky Agate.
Lake Cumberland in Kentucky is the largest artificial lake
east of the Mississippi in terms of what?
A: Water volume and surface area .
Kentucky is the only state that is bordered on three sides
A: Rivers, the Mississippi, the Ohio, and the Big Sandy River.
The official state tree is what?
A: Tulip Poplar.
Except for Alaska, Kentucky has more navigable miles of
what than any other state?
Kentucky has been part of a successful wildlife
reintroduction project after restoring what population, that had been extinct
from the area for over 150 years?
The state of Kentucky stocked what type of birds in the
1950s that had long been extinct there??
A: Wild turkeys.
What is Kentucky's official state flower?
In 2013 in Hart County, Kentucky, what was shot by a
hunter, a first in modern
A: A gray wolf.
Where is the only place in the Western Hemisphere that a
"moon-bow" can be regularly seen?
A: Cumberland Falls, Kentucky.
Black Mountain is Kentucky's what?
A: Highest point.
How many miles of shoreline does Lake Cumberland have?
A: 1,255 miles .
What are the two recognized Indian tribes in Kentucky?
A: The Southern Cherokee Nation of Kentucky and the Ridgetop Shawnee.
What is Kentucky's official state song?
A: "My Old Kentucky Home".
Who was the first elected Governor of the Commonwealth of
A: Isaac Shelby.
During the 19th century, which Kentucky city was a major
slave market and departure port for slaves?
A: Louisville .
Kentucky was officially a "neutral" state during the Civil
War due to what?
A: Union sympathies of some of the Commonwealth's citizens.
The Black Patch Tobacco Wars was a vigilante action
resulting from the tobacco industry monopoly, which forced tobacco farmers to
sell their tobacco at what?
A: Low prices.
Kentucky is one of five U.S. states that elects its state
officials in what?
A: Odd-numbered years.
Kentucky was the site of the first commercial what in the
Kentucky is served by six How many major interstate
highways does Kentucky have?
A: Six. I-24, I-64, I-65, I-69, I-71, and I-75.
In the nineteenth century Louisville was a major port for
What is the largest county in Kentucky?
A: Pike County.
Bowling Green is Kentucky's third-largest city and the
location of the only plant in the world that assembles the what?
A: Chevrolet Corvette.
What is the official Kentucky state fish?
A: Kentucky Spotted Bass.
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