Take another quiz >

Famous Kentuckians Quiz

Name these famous people from the state of Kentucky.
Quiz by CBTemple
Last updated: October 1, 2015
First submittedJuly 8, 2012
Times taken3,915
Enter answer here:
 / 19 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Danny Ocean
George Clooney
KFC founder
Harland Sanders
"Achy Breaky Heart"
Billy Ray Cyrus
"Coal Miner's Daughter"
Butcher Holler
Loretta Lynn
U.S. President during the Civil War
Abraham Lincoln
President of the Confederacy
Jefferson Davis
The "Louisville Lip". He floated like a butterfly, and stung like a bee
Muhammad Ali
Senate Majority Leader
Mitch McConnell
Led settlers into Kentucky
Daniel Boone
"Monkey Trial" defendant
John T. Scopes
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" author
Hunter S. Thompson
First Jewish Supreme Court justice
Louis Brandeis
Mother/daughter country duo
The Judds
Kentucky hoops coach, 1930-1972
Adolph Rupp
"Ernest Goes to Jail"
Jim Varney
Female ABC news anchor
Diane Sawyer
Started a society of bird lovers
John James Audubon
Family that famously feuded with the Hatfields of West Virginia
Pike County
Director of "Halloween"
Bowling Green
John Carpenter
level 36
Jul 5, 2012
level 55
Jul 7, 2012
Cassius Clay should be acceptable for Mohammad Ali
level ∞
Jul 8, 2012
Okay. That will work now.
level 54
Jul 30, 2015
Ali would graaaaavely disagree with accepting Cassius Clay, but that was his name before.
level 73
Aug 1, 2018
LosScorpions must be Howard Cossell's internet handle.
level 77
Jul 29, 2015
I could picture the Senate turtle man... couldn't think of his name. I knew who Hunter S Thompson was, but didn't know he wrote Fear and Loathing. I knew Audubon, but couldn't spell his name (I knew it wasn't "Autobahn," but that's about as close as I got). And Carpenter escaped me... I kept thinking of Craven. Not a good performance.
level 73
Aug 1, 2018
Is Autobahn Society like Triple A?
level 51
Jul 29, 2015
Audubon was born in Haiti and only lived in Kentucky a short time.
level 50
Jul 29, 2015
I thought "coal miner's daughter" was a reference to Jennifer Lawrence in the Hunger Games -_-
level 79
Jul 29, 2015
I got the first ten and got cocky and thought, "This is easy." Then I only got three more from there down :(
level 56
Jul 30, 2015
Can you add other spelling variations for the bird one? I guess I've lived in Germany too long and I spelled it nearly the same way as the road system here.
level 57
Jul 31, 2015
There's no Mingo County in Kentucky. The Hatfields are from Mingo County, WV and the McCoys are from Pike County, KY.
level 57
Sep 30, 2015
Two months later, and there's still no Mingo County, KY. Just saying....
level ∞
Oct 1, 2015
This has been fixed
level 46
Aug 1, 2015
This quiz doesn't include Jennifer Lawrence!? Seriously?
level 73
Apr 11, 2016
Maybe don't accept "Lin" for "Lynn." Once you start typing Lincoln, you automatically get Lynn.
level 73
Aug 1, 2018
She was a Chinese coal miner's daughter.
level 80
Feb 24, 2017
You should serious change the George Clooney clue. I kept thinking, "Sinatra wasn't from Kentucky..." It's really frustrating
level 73
Aug 1, 2018
Am I the only one who wants to hear Diane Sawyer break into her Kentucky twang?
level 58
Feb 13, 2019
Surprised to learn Hunter S. Thompson was a Kentuckian. Not surprised to learn Jim Varney was.
level 53
Jul 20, 2019
This should include both J Law and Johnny Depp, both of them were born in Kentucky