Kentucky Trivia

Based on the clues, name these things associated with the state of Kentucky.
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Last updated: April 30, 2019
First submittedAugust 1, 2014
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Capital city
Frankfort
Most populous cities
Louisville
Lexington
President born in Kentucky
Abraham Lincoln
Top cash crop
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 54
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 50
Aug 27, 2014
Kept thinking Davey Crockett...
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Level 77
Aug 27, 2014
same
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Level 55
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 53
Aug 12, 2015
I did the same, i forgot Crockett was from Tennessee. Close enough, right?
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Level 53
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 66
Aug 27, 2014
Who knew I know so much about Kentucky?
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Level 65
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 65
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 78
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 78
May 5, 2019
Got it right this time and didn't even think of the other one.
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Level 37
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 77
Jun 2, 2017
Somehow dredged up Cumberland Gap from the recesses of my brain. Only Gap name that came to mind. Surprised to have aced this one. Not bad for a Joisey boy.
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Level 71
Sep 3, 2017
Except that if you're pure Jersey, you know it's not "Joisey" - ever, by anyone - and you should have thought of the Delaware Water Gap first :) Our little part of the Appalachian Trail, after all!
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Level 77
Feb 5, 2020
I've lived in New Jersey for more than 50 years. I don't have as thick a Jersey accent as some, as I've deliberately tried to soften my accent in pursuit of more accurate pronunciation. But I know how people perceive Jerseyans' accents. (think: hey, fuhgeddabowdit!) That's who my "Joisey" comment was aimed at. It's called self-depricating humor.

And you're right, I should have thought of Delaware Water Gap. But I didn't. As a result, the only Gap (other than the one between my ears) that came to mind was "Cumberland". But thank you for telling me what I should have thought. *rolls eyes*
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Level 81
Jul 29, 2018
Aw man, show Mohammed Ali some love.
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Level ∞
Apr 30, 2019
Okay
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Level 79
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 87
Sep 6, 2019
Tried 'My Kentucky Home' and 'Old Kentucky Home.' To be so close...
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Level 34
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.