History & Tourism

The Great Richland Quiz Number Two: Johnny Appleseed

20 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

This is the second in a quiz series on all things local. Our first quiz looked at Richland County geography.

That quiz can be accessed here.

Today we are looking at an icon of early local history, John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed, through a set of ten questions. We will be sharing the answers tomorrow here on 1812Blockhouse.

  1. A Perrysville woman remembered Johnny visiting her family home as a child. When sleeping, she remembered, he would lay on the floor and put his head on what?
  2. When did he move out of the Mansfield area, saying a final good-bye to his friends here?
    1. 1821
    2. 1828
    3. 1837
    4. 1838
  3. The last surviving tree planted by Johnny Appleseed in the Mansfield area was located on what road?
  4. According to popular legend, why did Appleseed not use campfires?
  5. In what year was the Johnny Appleseed monument in South Park dedicated?
    1. 1953
    2. 1940
    3. 1925
    4. 1910
  6. Johnny came to live in Mansfield itself at the home of his half sister. What street did she live on?
  7. He died in and was buried in what city?
  8. What word was used to describe him as a businessman?
    1. Shrewd
    2. Lazy
    3. Simple
    4. Content
  9. How long is the Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway (to the nearest five miles)?
  10. Which of the following is not on the Byway?
    1. Malabar Farm State Park
    2. Village of Lucas
    3. Old Drake Inn
    4. Oak Hill Cottage

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