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Salem History Made Easy Quiz

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Try this West Virginia History Made Easy Quiz.
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Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1) What is the elevation of the City of Salem?

  • 1,050 feet
  • 1,150 feet
  • 1,250 feet
  • 1,350 feet

2) North Bend Rail Trail passes through Salem.

  • True or False?

3) Salem is located along Little Tenmile Creek, a tributary of Tenmile Creek.

  • True or False?

4) What religious group settled in Salem?

  • Seventh Day Adventist
  • Seventh Day Baptists
  • Mormons
  • Puritans

5) Salem has a history of large fires. The same full city block has burned down twice in the city's history. The north side of Main Street downtown burned once and again on March 2, 2006. The more recent fire burned the old city bank building, several store fronts, and several residences; five structures in all were damaged. The fire was determined to have been started by a hot water tank in an apartment. The fire departments' ability to put out the blaze was hampered by a limited city water supply; they were forced to draw water from the nearby creek. What year did the first fire happen?

  • 1901
  • 1921
  • 1941
  • 1961

6) Who was the United States Senator born Mar. 8, 1902 in Salem, WV?

  • Mary Katherine Babb
  • Napoleon Hill
  • Jennings Randolph
  • Morgan Rockefeller

7) Melvin Mayfield born March 24, 1919 in Salem, West Virginia. He was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in World War II. Where was Mayfield serving on July 29, 1945?

  • China
  • Germany
  • Iwo Jima
  • Philippines

8) The Salem historical markers read: Chartered, 1794, and settled by colony of families from New Jersey. Site of blockhouse where troops were stationed during Indian wars to guard the trail from the Ohio to the West Fork settlements. It is seat of Salem College. Where will you find the historical marker in Salem?

  • 100 block of West High Street
  • 100 block of West Liberty Street
  • 100 block of West Main Street
  • 100 block of North Oak Street

9) On Industrial Drive, south of County Route 38 (Long Run Road), you find the historical makers for the Industrial Home For Girls. The West Virginia Industrial Home for Girls was established by act of the Legislature, February 18, 1897, for the rehabilitation of girls who need assistance in becoming useful citizens of the State. When was the school formally opened?

  • May 5, 1899
  • May 5, 1909
  • May 5, 1919
  • May 5, 1929

10) The North Bend Rail Trail is a rail trail in north-central and western West Virginia that runs through the center of town. The trail is operated by West Virginia State Parks and is part of the American Discovery Trail.  How many miles is the trail?

  • 32 miles
  • 72 miles
  • 132 miles
  • 172 miles

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Salem [Answers]

  1. 1,050 feet
  2. True
  3. False. Salem is located along Salem Fork, a tributary of Tenmile Creek.
  4. Seventh Day Baptists
  5. 1901
  6. Jennings Randolph
  7. Philippines
  8. 100 block of West Main Street
  9. May 5, 1899
  10. 72 miles

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