Famous Kentuckians Quiz

Name these famous people from the state of Kentucky.
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Last updated: January 1, 2020
First submittedJuly 8, 2012
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Clue
Hometown
Kentuckian
Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken
Corbin
Harland Sanders
Starred as Danny Ocean in "Ocean's Eleven"
Lexington
George Clooney
"Achy Breaky Heart"
Flatwoods
Billy Ray Cyrus
"Coal Miner's Daughter"
Butcher Holler
Loretta Lynn
U.S. President during the Civil War
Hodgenville
Abraham Lincoln
President of the Confederacy
Fairview
Jefferson Davis
The "Louisville Lip". He floated like a butterfly, and stung like a bee.
Louisville
Muhammad Ali
Senate Majority Leader
Louisville
Mitch McConnell
Led settlers into Kentucky
Boonesborough
Daniel Boone
"Monkey Trial" defendant
Paducah
John T. Scopes
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" author
Louisville
Hunter S. Thompson
First Jewish Supreme Court justice
Louisville
Louis Brandeis
Mother/daughter country duo
Ashland
The Judds
Kentucky hoops coach, 1930-1972
Lexington
Adolph Rupp
"Ernest Goes to Jail"
Lexington
Jim Varney
Female ABC news anchor
Louisville
Diane Sawyer
Started a society of bird lovers
Louisville
John James Audubon
Family that famously feuded with the Hatfields of West Virginia
Pike County
McCoys
Director of "Halloween"
Bowling Green
John Carpenter
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Level 36
Jul 5, 2012
Hmmmm...
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Level 55
Jul 7, 2012
Cassius Clay should be acceptable for Mohammad Ali
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Level ∞
Jul 8, 2012
Okay. That will work now.
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Level 54
Jul 30, 2015
Ali would graaaaavely disagree with accepting Cassius Clay, but that was his name before.
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Level 85
Aug 1, 2018
LosScorpions must be Howard Cossell's internet handle.
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Level 82
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.
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Level 85
Aug 1, 2018
Is Autobahn Society like Triple A?
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Level 59
Jul 29, 2015
Audubon was born in Haiti and only lived in Kentucky a short time.
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Level 52
Jul 29, 2015
I thought "coal miner's daughter" was a reference to Jennifer Lawrence in the Hunger Games -_-
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Level 84
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 :(
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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.
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Level 47
Aug 1, 2015
This quiz doesn't include Jennifer Lawrence!? Seriously?
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Level 74
Apr 11, 2016
Maybe don't accept "Lin" for "Lynn." Once you start typing Lincoln, you automatically get Lynn.
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Level 85
Aug 1, 2018
She was a Chinese coal miner's daughter.
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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
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Level 85
Aug 1, 2018
Am I the only one who wants to hear Diane Sawyer break into her Kentucky twang?
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Level 63
Feb 13, 2019
Surprised to learn Hunter S. Thompson was a Kentuckian. Not surprised to learn Jim Varney was.
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Level 60
Jul 20, 2019
This should include both J Law and Johnny Depp, both of them were born in Kentucky
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Level 34
Apr 25, 2021
How were people more likely to get George Clooney than Abraham Lincoln?
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Level 74
Apr 28, 2021
McConnell is no longer Senate Majority Leader.
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Level 51
May 19, 2021
Former Senate Majority Leader
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Level 51
May 19, 2021
Am I the first one to notice that the presidents of the Union and Confederacy were both Kentuckians?
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Level 67
May 25, 2021
McConnell is now the senate minority leader, not the majority leader.