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Trivia Tuesday: Holiday, Oklahoma history

Put your holiday and Oklahoma history knowledge to the test.

Check out the video above for the first set of questions and take our bonus round below.

Questions compiled by Linda Lynn

Q1: The USS Oklahoma anchor has been displayed through the years to honor those who fought and died at Pearl Harbor. Where was it first placed in Oklahoma City in 1960?

a.      Science Museum Oklahoma

b.      Campbell Park

c.      Civic Center

d.      The Skirvin Hotel

Q2: In December 1962, the Oklahoma City Times announced which zoo animal was to become a bride?

a.      Matilda the hippopotamus

b.      Leapy the leopard

c.      Judy the elephant

d.      Minnie the chimpanzee

Q3: Gov. Frank Keating said he hoped the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the north entrance of the state Capitol in 1996 would be the beginning of a tradition. What were the live trees?

a.      Blue spruce

b.      Red cedars

c.      Austrian pines

d.      Maple

Q4: In 1985, the Christmas tree inside the state Capitol rotunda drew some complaints because it wasn’t actually a traditional tree. What was it?

a.      A tower of poinsettias

b.      An abstract art piece

c.      A spiral of holly berry wreaths

d.      An old-fashioned silver foil tree

Post your answers in the comments below.


Q5: Who was the first chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court?

Q6: On Dec. 1, 1967, this man was the first to successfully ride the legendary bull Tornado

Q7: Who was the first woman named to the Oklahoma Supreme Court?

Q8: A Christmas tree was placed atop this hospital’s new building construction on Dec. 12, 1972.

Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›

Tiffany Gibson

Tiffany Gibson has worked for The Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the enterprise team and digital desk. In addition to writing and web editing, she creates interactive features for and assists with data visualization and... Read more ›