South Carolina Trivia Quiz - US States Trivia Quizzes With Answers
South Carolina is bordered to the north by what state?
A: North Carolina.
What body of water forms the eastern border of South
A: The Atlantic Ocean.
South Carolina was the first state to ratify what document?
A: The Articles of Confederation.
South Carolina was the 8th state to ratify what document on
May 23, 1788?
A: The United States Constitution.
South Carolina later became the first state to vote to do
A: Secede from the Union.
On what date was South Carolina readmitted to the Union?
A: June 25, 1868.
How many counties does South Carolina have?
What city is the capital of South Carolina?
What is South Carolina's highest point?
A: Sassafras Mountain, at 3,560 feet .
On the border between South Carolina and
Georgia, lies the
Chattooga River which is a favorite destination for what activity?
A: Whitewater rafting.
Earthquakes do happen in South Carolina, which averages
10–15 earthquakes a year below what magnitude?
What was the name of the largest earth quake to hit the
Southeastern United States?
A: The Charleston Earthquake of 1886.
The Charleston Earthquake of 1886 had a 7.2 magnitude and
killed how many people?
What is the highest ever recorded temperature in South
A: 113 °F in Johnston and Columbia on June 29, 2012.
What is the lowest ever recorded temperature in South
A: −19 °F at Caesars Head on January 21,
South Carolina is sometimes affected by tropical cyclones
which is of concern during what season?
How many days of thunderstorms does South Carolina usually
average per annum?
A: Around 50 days.
How many tornadoes does South Carolina experience per year
A: About 14 tornadoes per year.
Slaves imported from rice-growing regions of Africa created
the dams and canals used to irrigate the South Carolina what?
A: Fields of rice.
The cultivation and processing a blue flowering plant,
Indigo, became an important commodity crop for what?
A: The dyeing of textiles.
What type of labor was necessary for the economic success
of the rice and indigo crops in South Carolina?
After 1708, what group of people made up a majority of the
population of South Carolina?
South Carolina was the 8th state to ratify what, on May
A: The United States Constitution.
The American Revolution disrupted slavery in the South, and
thousands of slaves fled to British authorities to obtain what?
Many of the slaves that escaped during the Revolutionary
war left with who in the last days of the
A: The British.
By 1800, South Carolina had the largest population of what
type of people in the country?
In 1856, what Democrat South Carolina congressman, in the
United States Senate chamber beat
Republican Senator Charles Sumner with his
metal tipped cane?
A: Preston Brooks.
What began on April 12, 1861, when the Confederate
batteries began shelling Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor?
A: The American Civil War.
The South Carolina troops suffered how many
during the Civil War, almost one-third of the white male population of fighting
In 2011, where did South Carolina rank in the rate of
who were killed by men?
A: Number 1.
South Carolina became the last
US state to remove what
flag, from over its statehouse?
A: Confederate flag.
In 2014, how was South Carolina rated in terms of public
A: America's worst state.
According to the Census Bureau the population of South
Carolina on July 1, 2012, was how many people?
How many passenger routes in South Carolina does
A: Four. The Crescent, the Palmetto, the Silver Meteor, and the Silver Star.
By passenger volume, the busiest airport in South Carolina
A: Charleston International Airport.
The College of Charleston, founded in 1770 is the oldest
institution of higher learning in South Carolina, and the first what in the
A: Municipal college.
Furman University is a private, coeducational,
non-sectarian, liberal arts university in Greenville and is the largest what in
A: Private institution.
Where is South Carolina ranked for overall health care
compared with the other US States?
A: South Carolina is ranked 33rd out of the 50 states.
South Carolina is the only state in the union that has
mandatory videotaping by the arresting officer of any what?
A: DUI arrests and breath tests.