West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature

Meet John Henry Activity

The ballad "John Henry" is a West Virginia folk song. John Henry helped our country grow by extending the railroad through the mountains of southern West Virginia.

You can help John Henry build the C&O railroad by answering the questions in the quiz below. If you haven't read about John Henry, click here to meet John Henry. (If the quiz does not work on your screen, click here for a plain copy of the quiz and answers. The version on this page will calculate your score on the quiz.)

 


 
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