Georgia State History Quiz 20

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Georgia State History Quiz 20 - Quiz

This quiz is over key people, places, and dates from Georgia history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Explain why Georgia was founded and who was instumental in founding it.

  • 2. 

    Name the Spanish explorer who crossed Georgia on an expedition to the west.

    • A.

      Ponce de Leon

    • B.

      Hernando de Soto

    • C.

      Francisco de Pizzaro

    Correct Answer
    B. Hernando de Soto
    Explanation
    Hernando de Soto is the correct answer because he was a Spanish explorer who led an expedition to the west, including crossing Georgia. He is known for exploring and conquering various parts of the Americas, including the southeastern United States.

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  • 3. 

    At first, slavery and Liquor were not allowed in Georgia.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because when Georgia was first established as a colony in 1732, its founder James Oglethorpe prohibited both slavery and the importation of liquor. Oglethorpe wanted Georgia to be a utopian society where debtors and the poor could have a fresh start, and he believed that allowing slavery and alcohol would lead to corruption and social problems. However, these restrictions were eventually lifted in the early 1750s as the colony faced economic challenges and pressure from colonists who wanted to engage in the slave trade and sell alcohol.

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  • 4. 

    Which Indian tribe was forced to leave Georgia on the "Trail of Tears"

    • A.

      Creeks

    • B.

      Mound Builders

    • C.

      Apaches

    • D.

      Cherokees

    Correct Answer
    D. Cherokees
    Explanation
    The Cherokees were the Indian tribe that was forced to leave Georgia on the "Trail of Tears." This refers to the forced relocation of the Cherokee Nation from their ancestral lands in Georgia to present-day Oklahoma in the 1830s. This removal was a result of the Indian Removal Act signed into law by President Andrew Jackson, which aimed to clear Native American lands for white settlement. The Cherokees were subjected to a long and arduous journey, resulting in the deaths of thousands due to disease, starvation, and exposure.

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  • 5. 

    What did General Sherman do in Georgia? Check all that are correct.

    • A.

      Visited Zoo Atlanta

    • B.

      Captured, but did not burn, Savannah

    • C.

      Laid Siege to Atlanta

    • D.

      Went Bass Fishing At Clarks Hill Lake in Augusta

    • E.

      Burned Atlanta to the Ground

    • F.

      Marched from Atlanta to the sea, burning everything in his path

    • G.

      Freed the slaves

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Captured, but did not burn, Savannah
    C. Laid Siege to Atlanta
    E. Burned Atlanta to the Ground
    F. Marched from Atlanta to the sea, burning everything in his path
    Explanation
    During the Civil War, General Sherman captured Savannah and laid siege to Atlanta. He also burned Atlanta to the ground and marched from Atlanta to the sea, burning everything in his path. These actions were part of his strategy known as the "March to the Sea," which aimed to destroy the Confederacy's infrastructure and demoralize its population.

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  • 6. 

    Which African-American was elected mayor of Atlanta in 1973?

    Correct Answer(s)
    Maynard Jackson Jr.
    Explanation
    Maynard Jackson Jr. was elected mayor of Atlanta in 1973. He became the first African-American mayor of the city and served three terms in office. Jackson was a prominent figure in the civil rights movement and played a significant role in promoting equality and diversity in Atlanta. His election as mayor marked a significant milestone in the city's history and his leadership had a lasting impact on the development and progress of Atlanta.

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  • 7. 

    Which Georgia Governor became US President in 1977?

    • A.

      Zell Miller

    • B.

      George H. W. Bush

    • C.

      Jimmy Carter

    • D.

      Frank Harris

    • E.

      Julian Bond

    • F.

      William Clinton

    Correct Answer
    C. Jimmy Carter
    Explanation
    Jimmy Carter became the US President in 1977. He served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. Prior to his presidency, Carter was the Governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975. He is known for his efforts in promoting human rights, energy conservation, and peace negotiations. Carter's presidency was marked by challenges such as the Iran hostage crisis and economic struggles, but he is also recognized for his post-presidential work in humanitarian causes.

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  • 8. 

    In 1994, Georgian Newt Gingrich became the US House Majority Leader.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In 1994, Newt Gingrich did not become the US House Majority Leader. The correct answer is False.

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  • 9. 

    What sporting event came to Atlanta in 1996?

    • A.

      The International Foosball Championships

    • B.

      The World Series

    • C.

      Super Bowl XXLI

    • D.

      The Olympic Games

    • E.

      The World Cup

    Correct Answer
    D. The Olympic Games
    Explanation
    In 1996, the Olympic Games came to Atlanta. This was a significant sporting event that attracted athletes from all over the world to compete in various sports. The Olympic Games are held every four years and are considered one of the most prestigious and highly anticipated sporting events globally. Atlanta had the honor of hosting the games in 1996, which brought attention and excitement to the city and showcased its capabilities as a host for such a large-scale event.

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