State Quiz - Tennessee

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Tennessee?
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Last updated: September 2, 2020
First submittedAugust 1, 2014
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Capital and largest city
Nashville
Nickname of the above
Music City
Former largest city
Memphis
Street in the above called the
"birthplace of blues"
Beale Street
River on Tennessee's western border
Mississippi
Three letter federal agency that
electrified rural areas in the 1930s
TVA
Teacher who was tried for teaching
evolution in the "Monkey Trial" of 1925
John Scopes
City that makes Jack Daniel's whiskey
Lynchburg
President whose Tennessee estate
is called "The Hermitage"
Andrew Jackson
"Grand Ole" country music radio show
Grand Ole Opry
Dolly Parton's theme park
Dollywood
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Elvis's mansion
Graceland
State nickname
The Volunteer
State
"King of the Wild Frontier"
Davy Crockett
Senator from Tennessee who
almost became President in 2000
Al Gore
City established in 1942 as a secret
nuclear research site
Oak Ridge
Last name of Billy Ray and Miley
Cyrus
1982 World's Fair host city
Knoxville
Most-visited National Park
in the United States
Great Smoky
Mountains
There's an old song about a
"choo-choo" from this city
Chattanooga
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Level 81
Sep 21, 2014
Good quiz! I kept reading "River on Tennessee's western border" as eastern. Couldn't figure out why Cumberland wasn't correct.
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Level 61
Nov 21, 2017
You should change Oak Ridge and add something more known like the Sunsphere in Knoxville I'm just giving a suggestion, since I was born there. =)
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Level ∞
Sep 2, 2020
Do you mean the wig sphere?
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Level 66
Jan 31, 2021
I came here to make the wig sphere comment.
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Level 65
Jun 23, 2018
The ridge of the Smokey Mountains forms the eastern border, not the Cumberland River.
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Level 54
Sep 21, 2014
Didn't Great SmokEy Mountains? Come on!
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Level 71
Sep 21, 2014
Not sure what your saying. If you Google, it's spelled smoky.
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Level 72
Sep 5, 2020
It's spelled "you're".
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Level ∞
Sep 21, 2014
We will accept a couple misspellings for that one now.
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Level 81
Sep 29, 2015
Smokey Bear, the mascot owned by the US Forest Service and the Ad Council, is properly spelled "Smokey" (with an E). Smoky, meaning filled with, or smelling of, smoke - is spelled without an E.
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Level 33
Nov 5, 2014
I should get all these. I was raised in Tennessee.
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Level 66
Jun 25, 2017
The Rural Electrification Administration (REA), which was part of the Department of Agriculture, wster actually the only "federal" agency whose employees worked to provide electric power across US rural areas. REA, now RUS, provided public electric cooperatives with low-interest loans to these coops so most everyone could have electricity.

This was all part of FDR'S New Deal, which provided jobs and helped bring the US out of the Great Depression.

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Level 49
Feb 16, 2018
'World's Fair'? I think you mean 'Wod Fir'.
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Level 91
Nov 27, 2018
Looking through the comments for this. Not disappointed.
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Level 85
Jul 31, 2018
Poor Chattanooga...
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Level 74
Jan 18, 2021
Why? Chattanooga Choo Choo is one of my favourite 40s songs!
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Level 66
Feb 1, 2021
Have you only heard 40 songs in total? Just kidding... they were clearly very talented, and if I could tell a joke half as well as they could play you'd probably be laughing right now.
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Level 82
Sep 2, 2020
Apparently, Graceland has been renamed Defund the Police.
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Level 74
Jan 18, 2021
What?
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Level 86
Jan 31, 2021
It was vandalized with Black Lives Matter graffiti back in September.
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Level 58
Jan 31, 2021
I didn't see "choo choo" in quotations and spent a full minute wondering why it wasn't accepting the correct answer for the clue about "Last Train to Clarksville".
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Level 67
Jan 31, 2021
These states quizzes are getting a bit tougher... but still easier than country quizzes so far.
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Level 76
Jan 31, 2021
I hope the days will come when I revisit the states quizzes and my scores go up from my measly 1/5. If the question was asking for Monkey Trial I would have got it.