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History of North Carolina

Can you answer these questions from the history of North Carolina?
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After which English king is North Carolina named?
King Charles I
What English colony was established in 1585 but vanished shortly thereafter?
Roanoke
Who established that colony?
Sir Walter Raleigh
Who was the first English person to be born in America in 1587, in that colony?
Virginia Dare
Near what town did the Wright brothers make the first successful airplane flight?
Kitty Hawk
What was the main cash crop of North Carolina during its colonial era?
Tobacco
What doughnut company was founded by Vernon Rudolph in 1937?
Krispy Kreme
What title in the White House was Dolley Madison the first wife
of a president to be referred to as?
First Lady
In what city did the Battle of Guilford Court House take place in 1781?
Greensboro
What North Carolina university was the alma mater of Richard Nixon?
Duke University
What national park between North Carolina and Tennessee has been the
most-visited park in the U.S. since 1944?
Great Smoky
Mountains
What pirate's "Queen Anne's Revenge" ran aground on the North Carolinian coast in 1718?
Blackbeard
What soda brand was first introduced as "Brad's Drink"in New Bern, North Carolina?
Pepsi
What did North Carolina provide at least 125,000 of to the Confederacy during
the Civil War — far more than any other state?
Soldiers
The Hall of Fame of what sport was opened in Charlotte in 2010?
NASCAR
Who became North Carolina's first female senator, and also ran for President in 2000?
Elizabeth Dole
What famous Charlotte-based bank was formed with mergence of two banks in 1998?
Bank Of America
Name the three U.S. Presidents who
were born in North Carolina
Fought 13 duels
Andrew Jackson
First to be impeached
Andrew Johnson
Led the U.S. into the Mexican–American War
James K. Polk
3 Comments
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Level 65
Sep 25, 2021
aren't the army special forces known as "the green berets"? they existed at least as early as the vietnam war in the 60's.
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Level 90
Nov 8, 2022
Great quiz!
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Level 61
Apr 21, 2023
Interesting that all three of the presidents who were born in North Carolina died in Tennessee.