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Davey Crockett Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

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Davey Crockett Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Who was Davy Crockett?
A: He was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician.

Crockett is commonly referred to in popular culture by what epithet?
A:  "King of the Wild Frontier".

What was Davey Crockett's birth name?
A: David Stern Crockett.

Where was David born?
A: In what is now Greene County, Tennessee, close to the Nolichucky River, near the community of Limestone.

On what date was Davy Crocket born?
A: August 17, 1786.

David Crocket represented what state in the U.S. House of Representatives?
A: Tennessee.

He served in the Texas Revolution, and died at what battle?
A: The Battle of the Alamo.

 

Where did Crockett grow up?
A: In East Tennessee, where he gained a reputation for hunting and storytelling.

After being made a colonel in the militia of Lawrence County, Tennessee, he was elected to the what?
A: Tennessee state legislature in 1821.

In 1825, Crockett was elected to the U.S. Congress, where he did what?
A: Vehemently opposed many of the policies of President Andrew Jackson, most notably the Indian Removal Act.

Crockett's opposition to Jackson's policies led to his defeat in what elections?
A: The elections of 1831.

Crockett won in 1833, then narrowly lost in 1835, prompting his angry departure to where?
A: Texas (then the Mexican state of Tejas) shortly thereafter.

Crockett became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by what?
A: Stage plays and almanacs.

Of what ancestry were the Crockett's?
A: They were of Irish, English, Scottish, and French-Huguenot ancestry.

 

John, Davey's father, continually struggled to make ends meet, and in 1792, the Crockett's moved where?
A: To a tract of land on Lick Creek.

Selling that tract of land in 1794, John moved the family to where?
A:  Cove Creek and built a gristmill with partner Thomas Galbraith.

A flood destroyed the gristmill and what?
A: The Crockett homestead.

In 1792, the Crockett's moved to where?
A: Mossy Creek in Jefferson County.

John forfeited his property in bankruptcy in what year?
A: 1795.

When David was 12 years old, his father indentured him to whom?
A: Jacob Siler to help with the Crockett family indebtedness.

David helped tend Siler's cattle on a what?
A: A 400-mile trip to near Natural Bridge in Virginia.

 

He was well-treated and paid for his services, but after several weeks in Virginia decided to do what?
A:  Return home to Tennessee.

The next year, John enrolled his sons in what?
A: School.

After an altercation with a fellow student, what did David do?
A: He played hookey from school.

Upon learning of this, John attempted to whip David but was what?
A: Outrun by his son David.

David joined a what, to Front Royal Virginia for Jesse Cheek.?
A: Cattle drive.

In 1802 he journeyed by foot back to where?
A: His father's tavern in Tennessee.

His father was in debt to Abraham Wilson for $36, so David was hired out to Wilson to do what?
A: To pay off the debt.

 

On September 20, Crockett left his family and enlisted as a what?
A: A scout for an initial term of 90 days with Francis Jones's Company of Mounted Rifleman.

They served under whom in the war, marching south into present day Alabama and taking an active part in the fighting?
A: Colonel John Coffee.

Crockett often hunted wild game for what?
A: For the soldiers, and felt better suited to that role than the killing of Creek warriors and families.

He served until when?
A: December 24, 1813.