Decisive Decade

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Decade Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The North Carolina Legislative Building opened in January 1963. From 1840 until that time, where did the General Assembly meet?
    • A. 

      State Court Building

    • B. 

      State Office Building

    • C. 

      State Capitol

  • 2. 
    The Battleship North Carolina came home to Wilmington on October 2, 1961. The Showboat now sits on what river?
    • A. 

      Pamlico River

    • B. 

      Neuse River

    • C. 

      Cape Fear River

  • 3. 
    According to the United State Census Bureau, about 9.4 million people lived in North Carolina in 2009. What was the state's estimated population in 1960?
    • A. 

      4.5 million

    • B. 

      6.1 million

    • C. 

      6.5 million

  • 4. 
    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Which North Carolina governor was in office on that fateful day?
    • A. 

      Luther Hodges

    • B. 

      Terry Sanford

    • C. 

      Jesse Helms

  • 5. 
    Higher learning in North Carolina received several boosts from the General Assembly during the 1960s. in 1965, officials expanded what school to create the University of North Carolina at Charlotte?
    • A. 

      Charlotte College

    • B. 

      Charlotte Technical Institute

    • C. 

      Charlotte Academy

  • 6. 
    The first ski resort in North Carolina opened in December 1961. Still in operation in Maggie Valley, this recreational landmark originally went by what name?
    • A. 

      Blue Ridge Ski Resort

    • B. 

      Cataloochee Ski Area

    • C. 

      Maggie Valley Slopes

  • 7. 
    Charlotte Motor Speedway played host to its first NASCAR race at the new track on June 19, 1960. What was this inaugural event called?
    • A. 

      Charlotte 500

    • B. 

      World 600

    • C. 

      Carolina 500