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North Carolina

written by: silverqueen
"There is nothing finer than to be in Carolina" sings Dean Martin. Here are some general questions about the people and places that make North Carolina home to me.

Question 1:

What motto do North Carolina license plates carry?
Tarheel State
First In Flight
The Old North State
Nothing Finer

Question 2:

North Carolina has been well represented on the American Idol TV series Which contestant from the state became America's Idol in 2004?
Taylor Hicks
Clay Aiken
Fantasia Barrino
Kerrier Ann Pickler

Question 3:

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During Michael Jordan's entire professional career with the Chicago Bulls, under his uniform, he wore the shorts from his playing days with this University.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina State University
North Carolina Central University
University of North Carolina at Asheville

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This scenic park situated partly in North Carolina is the longest and narrowest national park in the world and the most visited in the National Park System.
Appalachain Scenic Highway
Skyland Drive
The Blue Ridge Parkway
Cumberland Gap Drive

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Question 5:

In 1838 the Federal Indian Removal Policy was forced into effect by 'The Treaty of New Echota". Twenty Cherokee Indians, none elected officials of the Cherokee Nation, signed over all Cherokee Territory east of the Mississippi for five million dollars. The Cherokee Indians were then forced to march from their home in the mountain of North Carolina to Okalahoma. This journey became know by what name?
Cherokee Death March
Trail of Tears
Journey of No Return
March of Sorrow

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This former moonshiner and NASCAR great is the basis for Tom Wolfe’s story 'The Last Great American Hero, Yes!'
Richard Petty
Fireball Roberts
Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Junior Johnson

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'The Lost Colony” of North Carolina remains one of history's enduring legends. In 1590, three years after Governor White was forced to return to England for supplies, he returned to find all 157 men, women, and children had disappeared. Only this one-word clue was carved on a tree.

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Question 8:

This military complex in North Carolina is one of the largest in the world and home to the 82 Airborne, the Golden Knights, and U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
Fort Polk
Fort Dix
Fort Bragg
Fort Campbell

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Lieutenant Robert Maynard fought this pirate at the 'Battle of Ocracoke' and won. It took 5 pistol shots and over 20 stab wounds before the Lieutenant was able to decapitate and place his head on the bow of his ship. Name this notorious pirate.
Edward Teach
William Kidd
John 'Calico Jack' Rackham
Henry Morgan

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Eugene Gant's father carved gravestones in this coming of age novel written by one of America's greatest writers. His first novel, published when the author was only twenty nine, is considered by many to be his finest work. Name this great novelist born in Asheville, North Carolina.
Scott Fitizgerald
Sinclair Lewis
Thomas Wolfe
Tom Wolfe

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