An interesting quiz to learn the facts about North Carolina's past.
1.What is the name of the oldest town in North Carolina?|
A. Bath B. New Bern C. Raleigh D. Manteo
2. Who was the Governor of the Lost Colony?
A. John White B. Richard Grenville C. John Smith D. Sir Walter Raleigh
3. The first English child born in America was born on Roanoke Island in North Carolina in 1587. What was her name?
A. Eleanor White B. Virginia Dare C. Rebecca Raleigh D. Elizabeth Lane
4. The Wright Brothers made the first successful powered flight by man at Kill Devil Hill near Kitty Hawk in North Carolina. In what year did this occur?
A. 1908 B. 1893 C. 1903 D. 1905
5. During the Civil War, North Carolina was the scene of a number of major battles. In March of 1865 the Union's General Sherman defeated the Confederacy's General Johnston in a bloody battle over three days. Where was this battle fought, which was the largest battle ever fought in North Carolina?
6. North Carolina has been the birthplace of many famous entertainers, artists and performers in history. Which of the following was/is NOT a North Carolina native?
A. Singer Patsy Cline B. Actress Ava Gardner C. Singer Roberta Flack D. Director Robert McNeil
7. What town or area of North Carolina did the British General Cornwallis refer to as a 'hornet's nest' due to the fact the area's citizens fought so fiercely and were constantly a thorn in the side of the British?
8. North Carolina is known as the 'Old North State' and the 'Tar Heel State'. Which of the following could NOT be given as the origin of the nickname 'Tar Heel' ?
A. The name came from production of naval stores - tar, pitch and turpentine - extracted from the vast pine forests of the state. North Carolina became an important source of tar and pitch for shipbuilding.
B. This is due to the tremendous success of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball program.
C. After some taunting of the N.C. troops after a firece battle in Virginia where the N.C. troops had stood their ground, a soldier replied "He's going to put more tar on you'ns heels to make you stick better in the next battle"
D. General Robert E. Lee's comment after an intense Virginia battle, uttering the phrase 'God Bless the Tar Heel Boys!"
9. The first piece of gold discovered in the U.S. was in North Carolina.
A. True B. False
10. On February 1st, 1960 the nation's first lunch counter sit-ins began in protest against the refusal to be served at a Woolworth's Dept. Store when four black students from a nearby college refused to leave. In what North Carolina city did this occur? This form of civil rights protest was to spread quickly throughout the South.
A. Wilmington B. Charlotte C. Durham D. Greensboro