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  • 1. 
    The General Assembly established the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker program in 1935. Today, at least one mile marker appears in every county. About how many stand statewide?
    • A. 

      1,000 markers

    • B. 

      1,400 markers

    • C. 

      2,000 markers

  • 2. 
    The first Highway Historical Marker, erected in 1936, honors John Penn, who signed the Declaration of Independence. The marker is in Stovall. What highway is it on?
    • A. 

      U.S. Highway 29

    • B. 

      U.S. Highway 15

    • C. 

      N.C. Highway 49

  • 3. 
    Wake County leads the state in the number of Highway Historical markers with 72 plaques. With almost 60 markers to its credit, including one at Fort Fisher, what coastal county comes in second place?
    • A. 

      New Hanover County

    • B. 

      Hyde County

    • C. 

      Onslow County

  • 4. 
    Mecklenberg County has about 30 markers, including several in Charlotte's uptown district. Erected in 1954, one maker on East Trade Street signifies the location of what Civil War facility?
    • A. 

      Prison camp

    • B. 

      Confederate Navy yard

    • C. 

      Gasworks

  • 5. 
    A marker at a State Historic Site Visitor Center in Beaufort County recognizes what town – the oldest in North Carolina – established in 1705?
    • A. 

      Manteo

    • B. 

      Hertford

    • C. 

      Bath

  • 6. 
    A marker on Gillespie Street in Fayetteville commemorates the first professional home run of what baseball legend in March 1914?
    • A. 

      Willie Mays

    • B. 

      Dizzy Dean

    • C. 

      Babe Ruth

  • 7. 
    On State Road 1511 near Blanch in Caswell County, a marker designates the 1839 discovery of what type of tobacco by a slave named Stephen on Abisha Slade's farm?
    • A. 

      Long leaf tobacco

    • B. 

      Bright leaf tobacco

    • C. 

      Big leaf tobacco

  • 8. 
    One of two makers in Greene County recognizes the March 1713 Battle of Nooherooka, in which 950 Tuscrora Indians were killed or captured. The marker stands on N.C. Highway 58 near what town?
    • A. 

      Oxford

    • B. 

      Snow Hill

    • C. 

      Elm City