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The Palmetto State, Part II

written by: calif1610
 
This quiz contains some more useful and fun information about the great state of South Carolina.

Question 1:


Which of the following famous people is NOT a native of South Carolina?
Shoeless Joe Jackson
James Dickey
Jesse Jackson
Andie McDowell

Question 2:


Which motto graces the license plates of South Carolina automobiles?
The Tastier Peach State
Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places
First in Flight
The Peach State

Question 3:


South Carolina declared its independence from Great Britain at the same time as the rest of the colonies, on July 4th, 1776.
True
False

Question 4:


Two agricultural crops, both cultivated by slave labor, were the primary reason that South Carolina was one of the wealthiest of the colonies before the American Revolution. What were the two crops?
cotton and silk
rice and indigo
indigo and cotton
rice and cotton

Question 5:


As of 1830, South Carolina had the largest population of any of the states of this class of people.
Catholics
Anglicans
Jews
Germans

Question 6:

View the provided image.
Edmund Ruffin is credited with firing the first shot on Fort Sumter in April 1861 to begin the U.S. Civil War. How did Edmund Ruffin die?
He was killed by a jealous husband shortly after the Civil War.
He committed suicide shortly after Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
He died at the battle of Bull Run.
He died defending Charleston from the Union army in 1864.


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Question 7:


This American Revolutionary battle is considered to be the turning point in the southern campaigns since it forced General Cornwallis to split his troops, making his plan for a major push north impossible.
King's Mountain
Cowpens
The First Battle of Charleston
The Siege of Camden

Question 8:


What was the first public university in South Carolina to admit a black student in the 20th century and in what year did this happen?
The University of South Carolina, 1954
The Citadel, 1942
Francis Marion, 1956
Clemson University, 1962

Question 9:


This beautiful small city in South Carolina was named for the president of the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company, who built the first railroad that went through it. It was famous for years for its winter colony and its horse industry, and later as a center of nuclear technology. Polo matches are played on Sunday afternoons there.
Sumter
North Augusta
Aiken
Orangeburg

Question 10:


This university was established as South Carolina College in 1801. Its first class had 9 students. Its most notable architectural feature is called the horseshoe.
The University of South Carolina
The Citadel
Clemson University
Winthrop College

 


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