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The Palmetto State

written by: calif1610
 
This is a quiz on the history and culture of the great state of South Carolina.

Question 1:


South Carolina was the ___ state to join the Union after the end of the Revolutionary War.
13th
5th
1st
8th

Question 2:


What was the name of the city that served as South Carolina's capital until 1790?
Beaufort
Charleston
Greenville
Camden

Question 3:


What is the name of the capital and largest city of South Carolina?
Greenville
Spartanburg
Charleston
Columbia

Question 4:


What is the State Tree of South Carolina?
flowering dogwood
longleaf pine
cabbage palmetto
magnolia

Question 5:


South Carolina and North Carolina were one colony under the British until 1712.
True
False

Question 6:


The 1991 Ryder Cup matches, known as the "War by the Shore", won by the US (or, more correctly lost by the Europeans) were played where in South Carolina?
Aiken's Palmetto Club
Kiawah Island's Ocean Course
Harbour Town Golf Links at Hilton Head
The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Dunes Course, in Myrtle Beach

Question 7:


The Chitlin' Strut Festival is held every year in Salley, South Carolina and the attendees take part in a feast of chitlins and barbecue. What are chitlins?
Deep fried beef tripe
A mixture of black-eyed peas and rice
A colorful mixture of chicken organs, such as hearts and livers, deep fried in batter, sliced and mixed with a peach mango salsa
The large intestine of a pig

Question 8:


On 12 April 1861, the first shots of the civil war were fired on the U.S. Army garrison in Beaufort South Carolina, thus beginning the Civil War. (Known to many in South Carolina as the war of Northern Aggression.)
False
True

Question 9:


South Carolina was the last of the southern states to secede from the Union in 1861.
True
False

Question 10:


What does the term "Gullah" refer to?
A dialect spoken in the barrier islands of South Carolina and Georgia
A type of basket woven in the South Carolina lowcountry
A type of green leafy vegetable, similar to collard greens, eaten frequently in the South
A kind of thick soup, made from shrimp and rice and flavored with a hot pepper sauce

 


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