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North Carolina Trivia Questions

posted Mar 11, 2013, 7:10 PM by Simon Nguyen

This North Carolina trivia quiz has 12 multiple-choice questions. Answers to the North Carolina trivia questions can be found at the end of the quiz. Have fun and share them with family & friends.

1. North Carolina is known by two nicknames. The more popular one is Tar Heel State; the less popular one is ________.
a) Glory North b) Ocean State c) Old North d) Palmetto State

2. What is the capital city of North Carolina?
a) Raleigh b) Charlotte c) Charleston d) Greensboro

3. North Carolina is home to one of the fiercest rivalries in college basketball. The two rival teams are UNC (Chapel Hill) and ______.
a) NC State b) Appalachian State c) Wake Forest d) Duke

4. What is the most popular cuisine or food in North Carolina?
a) Doughnut b) Hot dog c) Pork barbecue d) Chicken sandwich

5. North Carolina officially became a U.S. state (member of the Union) on November 21 in ________.
a) 1787 b) 1788 c) 1789 d) 1790 e) 1890

6. True or False. The first manned airplane flight in history (the Wright Brothers) was in North Carolina.

7. The official state flower of North Carolina is ______.
a) Purple Lilac b) Dogwood c) Cherokee rose d) Yellow jessamine

8. Whites are the largest race group in North Carolina. What is the second largest group?
a) Blacks b) Hispanics/Latinos c) Asians/Pacific Islanders d) Native Americans

9. The seal of North Carolina depicts two women, each holding two different objects. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
a) A pole with capped top b) A scroll with an inscription c) A waving flag d) A cornucopia (or horn-shape basket of fruits)

10. Which of these major fort or military installation is located in North Carolina?
a) Fort Gordon b) Fort Bragg c) Fort Jackson d) Fort Hood

11. The official (state) bird of North Carolina is ______.
a) Bluebird b) Mockingbird c) Robin d) Cardinal

12. True or False. In 2012, voters in North Carolina rejected a measure to ban gay marriage.

Answer key:
1)c 2)a 3)d 4)c 5)c 6)True 7)b 8)a 9)c 10)b 11)d 12)False

Classifications: # of correct answers
10-12 Master, 7-9 Expert, 4-6 Intermediate, 0-3 Novice