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History of Georgia (U.S. State)

Try to answer these questions about the history of the state of Georgia.
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Last updated: June 14, 2017
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What beverage was invented by Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton in 1886?
Coca-Cola
What, until 1903, was the "active" ingredient in that beverage?
Cocaine
What civil rights activist was born in Atlanta in 1929?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Who is the only President to be born in Georgia?
Jimmy Carter
What major international event was hosted by Atlanta in 1996?
Summer Olympics
Who eclipsed Babe Ruth's career home run record while playing for the
Atlanta Braves in 1974?
Hank Aaron
What blockbuster 1939 movie tells the story of a southern belle during
the Civil War and Reconstruction?
Gone with the Wind
What President came to Warm Springs, Georgia to relieve his polio symptoms?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
What northern general marched through Georgia on his way to the sea?
William Tecumseh
Sherman
What was the most populous city in Georgia before the Civil War?
Savannah
What major golf tournament has been held in Augusta every year since 1934?
The Masters
What was invented by northern inventor Eli Whitney while living in Georgia?
Cotton Gin
What xenophobic organization, led by an Imperial Wizard, was founded
near Atlanta in 1915?
Second Ku Klux Klan
What University town was the home of musical groups R.E.M. and the B-52s?
Athens
What cable news channel was founded by Ted Turner in 1980?
CNN
What nickname for the city of Atlanta was promoted by mayor William B. Hartsfield?
The City Too Busy
to Hate
What civilized Native American tribe lived in northern Georgia before
being forced to move to Oklahoma?
Cherokee
What name has been given to that forced relocation?
The Trail of Tears
13 Comments
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Level 77
Jun 14, 2017
Should've gotten the peanut farmer.
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Level 86
Jun 15, 2017
Surprised that I got all of them, but the Athens question was featured on the Nat Geo Quiz today. That's the one I would have missed.
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Level 75
Dec 1, 2017
I really like these history quizzes on states and countries. I always learn something new. (And occasionally I even remember the new things I learned.)
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Level 75
Dec 1, 2017
Please make GWTW a standard abbreviation for Gone With the Wind, joining the ranks of LOTR, TMNT, etc.
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Level 49
Dec 1, 2017
I concur.
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Level 48
Dec 1, 2017
On a lark I tried Gone With Wind and found that you do in fact need "the".
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Level 77
Apr 9, 2018
Interesting that Coke is actually the answer for the first two questions.
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Level 69
Feb 4, 2021
The KKK was originally founded in 1865 in Tennessee. The second Klan was refounded in 1915 in Georgia. Refounded would probably be the more accurate term
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Level 78
Jan 11, 2023
Not that fun fact: I think the term “civilized” is here because the answer was one of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, but civilized and uncivilized are generally being phased out where I’m from. It’s due to the implied superiority of Europeans and such.
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Level 72
Jan 11, 2023
Ah, that makes sense now that you explained it. I have to admit I was a little taken aback by the quiz describing them as such. "Civilized?! What are you implying about the other native tribes?!"
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Level 87
Jan 11, 2023
"Muscogee" or "Creek" should also be acceptable answers for the penultimate question. They certainly lived in northern Georgia, and that was before being systemically pushed out and eventually forcibly removed to Oklahoma. Slightly changing the wording of the question could also make it more specific to the Cherokee if you want; maybe mention the Treaty of New Echota or something like that.

https://www.nps.gov/ocmu/learn/historyculture/upload/Accessible-Muscogee-Creek-Removal.pdf

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Level 56
Jan 12, 2023
Home of the back to back college football national champions, Go Dawgs!
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Level 80
Jan 12, 2023
Civilized should be in air quotes or perhaps use a different word like westernized or adopted western conventions.