Great trivia quizzes about the US States, this one being about North Carolina!

 

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What states border North Carolina to the south?
A: South Carolina and Georgia.

What are the North Carolina State colors?
A: The red and blue of the N.C. and U.S. flags.

Who or what was the city of Raleigh named for?
A:  Sir Walter Raleigh.

Which U.S. State borders North Carolina to the west?
A: Tennessee.

What is the North Carolina State sport?
A: NASCAR.

North Carolina is bordered to the north by what state?
A:  Virginia.

 What is the North Carolina State folk dance?
A:  Clogging.

What is the North Carolina State flower?
A: Dogwood.

What borders North Carolina to the east?
A: The Atlantic Ocean.

Where does North Carolina rank among the states in population?
A:  It's the 10th most populous state.

What is the North Carolina State carnivorous plant?
A:  Venus Flytrap.

How many counties does North Carolina have?
A:  100.

North Carolina was the last of the Confederate states to do what in regards to the Union?
A: Declare secession from the Union.

What is North Carolina's capital city?
A:  Raleigh.

What is the North Carolina State mammal?
A: Eastern Gray Squirrel.

What is North Carolina's largest city?
A:  Charlotte.

What is North Carolina's highest point in elevation?
A:  Mount Mitchell at 6,684 feet.

What is the North Carolina State gemstone?
A:  Emerald.

The climate of North Carolina's coastal plains is strongly influenced by what body of water?
A:  Atlantic Ocean.

How many North Carolinians served in the military during the Civil War?
A: About 125,000.

What are the names of North Carolina's two sounds, the largest landlocked sounds in the United States?
A: Albemarle Sound and Pamlico Sound.

What is the North Carolina State rock?
A:  Granite.

 How many ships have been lost off the coast around Cape Hatteras which is known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic"?
A: More than 1,000 since 1526.

The western section of North Carolina is part of what mountain range?
A: Appalachian Mountain range.

What is the North Carolina State reptile?
A:  Eastern Box Turtle.

How many major river basins does North Carolina have?
A:  17.

What is the North Carolina State shell?
A:  Scotch bonnet.

During the Civil War, how many troops from North Carolina were killed in battle?
A: 20,000, the most of any state in the Confederacy.

Where do the river  basins west of the Blue Ridge Mountains flow to ?
A: The Gulf of Mexico.

How many of the 17 basins are contained entirely within the state's border s?
A: Four.

What is the North Carolina State bird?
A:  Cardinal

What river is the widest river in the United States at its mouth?
A: Neuse.

On the average, how often does a hurricane hit North Carolina?
A:  About once a decade.

What was the strongest storm to make landfall in North Carolina as a Category 4 in 1954?
A: Hurricane Hazel.

What was the most damaging storm of the 21st century?
A: Hurricane Isabel .

What is the North Carolina State beverage?
A:  Milk.

How often do Tropical storms strike North Carolina?
A: Every 3 or 4 years.

What is the North Carolina State tree?
A:  Longleaf Pine.

Only what two states are struck by hurricanes more often than North Carolina?
A: Florida and Louisiana.

On average, North Carolina has about how many days of thunderstorm activity per annum?
A: 50.

How many tornadoes does North Carolina experience on averages per annum?
A:  Less than 20.

What is the North Carolina State vegetable?
A:  Sweet potato.

The worst tornado outbreak in the state's history occurred in April 2011, when 30 confirmed tornadoes touched down,  killing how many people?
A: At least 24.

During Colonial times, what town was the state capital, beginning in 1722?
A: Edenton.

In 1788 what city was picked to be the new capital because as its location gave it some protection from attack?
A: Raleigh.

What is the North Carolina State red berry?
A:  Strawberry.

How many troops from North Carolina died from disease during the war?
A: 21,000.

North Carolina  was where the first successful flight was executed by what pair of brothers, near Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903?
A: Wright Brothers.

In the 1700s, a series of epidemics swept the South and a 1738 epidemic was said to have killed half of the Cherokee Indians.  What type of epidemics were they?
A: Smallpox.

Most of the English colonists were indentured servants, who hired themselves out as laborers to pay for their what?
A: Passage to America.

In the early years some Africans could earn their freedom before slavery became what?
A: A lifelong status.

What is the North Carolina State wildflower:?
A:  Carolina Lily.

North Carolina's economy  was based on slave labor for the production of what?
A: Tobacco.

A major American victory in the war took place when a force of 1000 mountain men from western North Carolina overwhelmed a force of some 1000 British troops led by who?
A:  Major Patrick Ferguson.

In 1795, North Carolina opened the first public "what"  in the United States?
A: University, the University of North Carolina.

What is the North Carolina State song?
A: "The Old North State".




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