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Cumberland River: Quiz


Question 1: The river was also known as the ________ River (or Shawanoe River) for years after Walker's trip.

Question 2: In 1748, Dr. Thomas Walker led a party of hunters across the ________ from Virginia.
Rocky MountainsAppalachian MountainsWest VirginiaGreat Plains

Question 3: A 90-mile section of its Big South Fork is protected by the ________ as Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
National Park Passport StampsNational Park ServiceAppalachian TrailYellowstone National Park

Question 4: Most of the river below Lake Cumberland's ________ is navigable because of several locks and dams.
Creelsboro, KentuckyWolf Creek DamCumberland RiverHydroelectricity

Question 5: Several ________ battles occurred near the Cumberland River, including the battle for Fort Donelson.
United StatesTennesseeAmerican Civil WarBleeding Kansas

Question 6: The city of ________ sits along the banks of the Cumberland River.
BostonMemphis, TennesseeNashville, TennesseeColumbus, Ohio

Question 7: The Cumberland River is an important waterway in the ________.
Southern United StatesNew EnglandMidwestern United StatesNortheastern United States


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