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University of Kentucky Archive's Trivia Quiz

Welcome to the University of Kentucky's Trivia Quiz for history afficionados. Test your knowledge of the important historical (and perhaps not so important) events that have happened at the University of Kentucky.

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1. The building below was one of the three original A&M College buildings erected on the present campus. It served a variety of uses - men's dormitory, theater, classroom building, home of the Music and Art departments, etc. - before being raized in 1967 to make way for the construction of the Patterson Office Tower. Name this building!

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Buell ArmoryI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | Phipps HallI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | White Hall Yes, that is correct!! White Hall was one of the three original A&M College buildings erected on the present campus. It served a variety of uses - men's dormitory, theater, classroom building, home of the Music and Art departments, etc. - before being raizzed in 1967 to make way for the construction of the Patterson Office Tower.


 

2. What president of the University served longer than any other?

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President JohnsonI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | President Patterson Yes, that is correct!! James Kennedy Patterson served longer than any other President of the University of Kentucky! | President MellickI am sorry but that is not the correct answer.


3. This former Professor of Mathematics, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Business Agent was the University's first Acting President -- from January 1910 to January 1911. Who was he?

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Peter GuyI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | Frank WillburyI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | James White Yes, that is correct!! James Garrard White served the longest as Acting President!

 


4. What was the original site on campus of the James Kennedy Patterson statue?

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Between the Administration Building and Miller Hall Yes, that is correct!! A landscaped terrace between the south end of the Administration Building and Miller Hall (the statue faced south). The statue was moved after the construction of the Patterson Office Tower.

In front of Memorial HallI am sorry but that is not the correct answer.

Between Buell Armory and Moffit FieldI am sorry but that is not the correct answer.


5. In 1916, a portion of railroad track was restored and erected on the campus near the College of Engineering (Anderson Hall). Name the railroad company and state the significance of the track.

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Southern RailroadI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | B and O RailroadI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | Lexington and Ohio Railroad Yes, that is correct!! This was a portion of original track of the Lexington and Ohio Railroad (later it became the Louisville and Nashville Railroad), laid at Lexington in 1831.


6. What UK president was an attorney and had been Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals before assuming the presidency of the University?

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Henry S.Barker Yes, that is correct!! Henry S. Barker had been an attorney and served as Chief Justice of Kentucky's Court of Appeals before becoming President of the University. | Adian DorenI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | Otis SingletaryI am sorry but that is not the correct answer.


7. This photograph shows the preparation of a area of land on the campus for a specific purpose. To what use was this tract of land to be put?

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U.K. Medical CenterI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | Donovan HallI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | Botanical Gardens Yes, that is correct!! It became the Botanical Gardens.


8. In what country and year was the cannon mounted in front of the Administration building manufactured? During what war was it procured?

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France - 1803I am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | England - 1776I am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | Spain - 1785 Yes, that is correct!! Spain - 1785 It was taken by the United States as spoils of war during the Spanish-American War, given by the U.S. government to the city of Lexington, and salvaged by the University from a dump on the present site of Dickey Hall.


9. Whom does Memorial Hall memorialize?

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Kentucky's war dead of World War I Yes, that is correct!! Kentucky's war dead of World War I.

Kentucky's war dead of World War III am sorry but that is not the correct answer.

Kentucky's war dead of the Korean WarI am sorry but that is not the correct answer.


10. What former UK staff member directed the project of compiling the names of Kentucky's World War II dead, to be inscribed on the walls of Memorial Coliseum?

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Gerry Benoit I am sorry but that is not the correct answer.

Ezra Gillis Yes, that is correct!! Ezra Gillis (former Registar)

Dr. Harold RosenbaumI am sorry but that is not the correct answer.

 


11. To what use was this house on campus put?

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The first hospital on campusI am sorry but that is not the correct answer.

The first library at the University of KentuckyI am sorry but that is not the correct answer.

Home of President Patterson Yes, that is correct!! It was located approximately on the east end of the classroom building. a) Home of President James Kennedy Patterson. b) Home of Patterson's brother, who refused to move during his life. c) Gathering place for women's students (Women's Building). d) Housed the University "Faculty Club". e) Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

 


12. This woman established Spindletop Farm in 1935 and built Spindletop Mansion in 1937. In 1959, the University aquired the farm and mansion from her by "gift purchase". Who was she?

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Mrs. Stephanie BallardI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | Mrs. Margaret I KingI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | Mrs. Miles F. Yount Yes, that is correct!! Mrs. Miles F. Yount.

 


13. Shown here is Lyndon B. Johnson, who was given an honorary degree to mark the occasion of a speech which he delivered on the UK campus. What was the occasion?

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Centennial Convocation, February 22, 1965 Yes, that is correct!! Centennial Convocation - February 22, 1965.

1965 Graduation Ceremony I am sorry but that is not the correct answer.

President Johnson DayI am sorry but that is not the correct answer.


14. Who was Aldoph Rupp's immediate predecessor as coach of the UK basketball team?

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E. R. SweetlandI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | Basil HaydenI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | John Mauer Yes, that is correct!! John W. Mauer


15. Identify the man pictured.

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Adolph RuppI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | Jerry Claiborne Yes, that is correct!! Jerry Claiborne U.K.- Football Coach 1982 - 1989. | Lee ToddI am sorry but that is not the correct answer.


16. To this Mississippi native, a UK professor emeritus, standing at the extreme left in this picture, goes the credit for the establishment of the Kentucky State Archives. Name him.

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Lance BukeI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | Michael WilsonI am sorry but that is not the correct answer. | Thomas D. Clark Yes, that is correct!! Thomas D. Clark Kentucky Historian Laureate.