Quiz 2: Test your knowledge of Anniston's history
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Hint: All questions are from items in the second installment of our anniversary series. 1. Anniston lawyer John Knox was instrumental in creating this document:

(a.) Bylaws of Anniston YMCA

(b.) 1901 state Constitution

(c.) City employee handbook

2. First Anniston resident to win governor's election:

(a.) Bibb Graves

(b.) William Jelks

(c.) Thomas Kilby

3. Anniston church whose minister consistently voted for Socialist presidential candidates from 1920s to 1940s:

(a.) Church of St. Michael and All Angels

(b.) All Saints Church

(c.) Parker Memorial

4. In 1964, this Anniston Republican congressman broke the Democrats' dominance in his northeast Alabama's congressional district:

(a.) Arthur Glenn Andrews

(b.) Bob Riley

(c.) Taul Bradford

5. Parker Memorial Baptist Church was named in honor of Duncan T. Parker, who was known for:

(a.) Established Anniston's First National Bank

(a.) Writing a book of hymns

(c.) Founding R.J. Riddle and Co.

6. Anniston's Temple Beth El first opened its doors in:

(a.) 1900

(b.) 1875

(c.) 1893

7. Quintard Avenue is named for C.T. Quintard, whose claim to fame is:

(a.) Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee

(b.) Stone mason who worked on many acclaimed Anniston structures

(c.) First mayor of Oxford

8. In 1940, the city purchased 18 acres formerly belonging to the Tyler family. The sale price for property that would eventually become Regional Medical Center was:

(a.) $100,000

(b.) $475,000

(c.) $40,000

9. On May 10, 1951, ground was broken on:

(a.) YMCA building

(b.) Zinn Park gazebo

(c.) Big chair on Noble Street

10. In 1935, Works Progress Administration employees began work on this project:

(a.) Tree-plantings along Quintard

(b.) Stone-walled channel for Snow Creek

(c.) Railroad bridge between Anniston and Oxford
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