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  • 1. 
    Fort Dobbs near Statesville chronicles life there during the years 1754-1763. It is the only state historic site in North Carolina that examines what conflict that took place during those years?
    • A. 

      Whiskey Rebellion

    • B. 

      War of the Regulation

    • C. 

      French and Indian War

  • 2. 
    Reed Gold Mine near Midland is where the precious metal was first discovered in America. How big was the nugget that Conrad Reed discovered in nearby Little Meadow Creek in 1799?
    • A. 

      Two pounds

    • B. 

      Four pounds

    • C. 

      Seventeen pounds

  • 3. 
    The N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer displays restored locomotives, antique aircraft, and vintage cars. The museum is situated on the property once occupied by the repair shops for what railway?
    • A. 

      Southern

    • B. 

      Piedmont & Northern

    • C. 

      Seaboard

  • 4. 
    Horne Creek Living Historical Farm shows what agricultural lifestyles were like at the turn of the 20th century. The farm is located near Pinnacle in what county?
    • A. 

      Stokes

    • B. 

      Wilkes

    • C. 

      Ashe

  • 5. 
    Bennett Place near Durham is the site of the largest troop surrender of the Civil War. What Union general accepted the April 26, 1865, surrender of Gen. Joseph Johnston and his men?
    • A. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • B. 

      William T. Sherman

    • C. 

      Winfield S. Hancock

  • 6. 
    Alamance Battleground near Burlington was the site of a pre-Revolutionary War engagement that saw a group of farmers called the Regulators fight against royal governor William Tryon’s troops. What year did the battle take place?
    • A. 

      1777

    • B. 

      1776

    • C. 

      1771 1771

  • 7. 
    Completed in 1840, the State Capitol in Raleigh serves as both a state historic site and a civic building. The capitol is an example of what architectural style?
    • A. 

      Greek Revival

    • B. 

      Early American

    • C. 

      Greco-Roman

  • 8. 
    Historic Bath in Beaufort County is both a state historic site and a National Historic Landmark. Bath, North Carolina’s first town, was founded in what year?
    • A. 

      1650

    • B. 

      1675

    • C. 

      1705

  • 9. 
    Early American Indians in North Carolina gathered at what is now known as Town Creek Indian Mound. This popular attraction is located on Little River near what town in Montgomery County?
    • A. 

      Mount Gilead

    • B. 

      Troy

    • C. 

      Eldorado

  • 10. 
    The Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville is located in the boardinghouse Wolfe’s mother ran at 52 North Market Street. This magnificent Victorian dwelling goes by what name?
    • A. 

      Tara

    • B. 

      Old Kentucky Home

    • C. 

      Homeleigh