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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
Andie McDowell
Jesse Jackson
James Dickey

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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?
rice and indigo
rice and cotton
indigo and cotton
cotton and silk

Question 5:


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

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 died at the battle of Bull Run.
He committed suicide shortly after Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
He was killed by a jealous husband shortly after the Civil War.
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
The First Battle of Charleston
The Siege of Camden
Cowpens

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
Francis Marion, 1956
The Citadel, 1942
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
Orangeburg
North Augusta
Aiken

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
Winthrop College
Clemson University
The Citadel

 


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