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Johnny Appleseed Quiz

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What was the true name of the folk hero known commonly as Johnny Appleseed?
John Bertrum
John O'Sullivan
John Kilmitzer
John Chapman

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Johnny Appleseed happened to wear a peculiar hat on his travels that could double as what kind of item?
A fire-starter
An axe
A pot
A watering can

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Despite most of Appleseed's journeys taking him throughout the Midwest, we was originally born in what state?
Vermont
Georgia
New York
Massachusetts

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The apple trees that Johnny Appleseed planted didn't actually produce apples meant for eating. What purpose did these apples actually serve?
They were used for animal feed
They were used to produce a potent cough medicine
They were used to brew alcohol
They were processed to make gunpowder

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Johnny Appleseed walked the earth as a missionary in support of what religion?
Swedenborgianism
Presbyterianism
Moto-Anglicanism
Tepus-Mandelism

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Appleseed didn't just plant his trees, he also raised them up from seeds until they were of a sustainable age. What is the term for the type of individual who would partake in such work?
A nurseryman
A Porritsman
A gallavodist
A Minadoist

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Which of the following facts is true of Appleseed's death?
He died without a wife or children
He was killed in a bear attack
He died while trying to save the life of a drowning dog
He was killed the day before being elected senator

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It is said in the folk tales collected by Eric Braun, that Johnny Appleseed was followed by what peculiar animal which he kept as a pet?
A bear
A wolf
A bald eagle
A beaver

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One of the more controversial aspects of Appleseed's legacy was how he spread an invasive weed called eupatorium capillifolium which he mistook as an herb. What is the common name of this weed?
Dogfennel
Foxglove
Lavender
Rhubarb

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Legends say Appleseed once dowsed a campfire after realizing it was harming what animals in the wilderness?
Birds
Mice
Snakes
Mosquitoes

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Appleseed partially planted his apple trees in order to secure a financial future. In his day, homesteading laws stated you could legally lay claim to a plot of land by panting at least how many apple trees on it?
Twelve
Fifty
One hundred
Five hundred

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What is the Fort Wayne, Indiana minor league baseball team that was named after Johnny Appleseed?
The Tincaps
The Seeders
The Planters
The Wanderers

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Johnny Appleseed Park is located in what city which is believed to be the death place of Johnny Appleseed?
Little Rock
St. Louis
Fort Wayne
Minneapolis

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