Gallery Guides Trivia Answers

1. (A): Harper Lee's Novel To Kill A Mockingbird, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in the spring of 1961 (Mobile Register, May 2, 1961).


2. (C): Sixteen months. Lurleen Wallace was elected in 1966 and was the first woman governor ever elected in Alabama. She died in May 1968. Therefore, her term was from January 16, 1967 to May 7, 1968.


3. (A): Blount County's Horton Mill Bridge is the highest covered bridge over water in the United States. It stands 70 feet above the Calvert Prong of the Warrior River. (Montgomery Advertiser, Sunday, October 20, 1996).


4. (C): Live Oak Cemetery (Selma). First buried on his plantation, King's Bend, King's remains later were moved to Live Oak Cemetery. Two U.S. Senators, Edmund Pettus and John Tyler Morgan, are also buried at Live Oak. (Virginia Van der Veer Hamilton and Jacqueline A. Matte, Seeing Historic Alabama, p. 154.)


5. (B): Alexander McGillivray. This son of an Englishman and a Creek woman rose to prominence fighting the Americans during the Revolutionary War. Afterward, he led the Creeks in the struggle against encroaching American settlers, but eventually signed a peace treaty to end the fighting. For this he received much acclaim and a generalship in the U.S. Army (Carroll, This is Alabama, pp. 61-64).


6. (B): Sequoyah. His true parentage is not known, but it is believed he was the son of a Cherokee woman and a Caucasian man. He was a silversmith and leader in the Cherokee country in Georgia when he became interested in developing a written language for the Cherokee. He created a table of 85 characters, some of which were modifications of the English alphabet. Much of his work on the alphabet was done near Will’s Town in North Alabama. (Marie Bankhead Owen, Our State Alabama).


7. (A): Reconstruction. The South's physical destruction as a result of the Civil War also brought economic and social collapse. During the Reconstruction period from 1865-1877, the South had to rebuild homes, farms, and businesses, as well as roads and railroads (Rogers/Ward/Atkins/Flynt, Alabama: The History of a Deep South State, pp. 225-258).


8. (C): Boll Weevil. The Boll Weevil monument is located in Enterprise and is dedicated to the insect which caused an agricultural revolution. The devastation caused by the insect was the major reason why Alabama changed from a one-crop economy (Virginia Van der Veer Hamilton, Seeing Historic Alabama, p. 197).


9. (B): Fort Morgan near Gulf Shores (Kathryn Tucker Windham, Alabama: One Big Front Porch, pp.10-11).


10. (A): "Water." Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher, held Helen's hand under the water while spelling the word "water" in her other hand ((AIMS) Multi-media Video, Helen Keller: Voice and Vision in the Soul).