North Carolina New Year

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North Carolina New Year

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    For more than 200 years, men in the Cherryville area have gathered each New Year’s Eve to fire muskets, chant, and visit neighbors. Cherryville is located in what county?
    • A. 

      Mecklenburg

    • B. 

      Cleveland

    • C. 

      Gaston

  • 2. 
    First Night Charlotte is the name of the Queen City’s annual New Year’s Eve event. In addition to music and food, Charlotte celebrates by raising what lighted symbol at midnight?
    • A. 

      Crescent moon

    • B. 

      Star

    • C. 

      Crown

  • 3. 
    Perhaps the most unusual, and controversial, New Year’s Eve “drop” has taken place in Brasstown in Clay County. As midnight strikes, what marsupial is traditionally lowered to the ground?
    • A. 

      Skunk

    • B. 

      Raccoon

    • C. 

      Opossum

  • 4. 
    Located on the Neuse River, the town of Oriental celebrates New Year’s Eve with a tradition in which locals bang pots and make noise in an attempt to drive away what mythical creature?
    • A. 

      Dragon

    • B. 

      Unicorn

    • C. 

      Griffin

  • 5. 
    Historic Rural Hill Farm near Huntersville holds an annual New Year’s celebration that includes recreating the ancient practice of first-footing. Settlers brought this tradition to North Carolina from what country?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Scotland

  • 6. 
    Raleigh’s New Year’s celebration includes processions, fireworks, music, and the dropping of what tree nut that nods to the city’s nickname?
    • A. 

      Acorn

    • B. 

      Walnut

    • C. 

      Pecan

  • 7. 
    One of North Carolina’s newest New Year’s traditions takes place in Cumberland County, where the locals drop a 30-pound wooden flea in what town?
    • A. 

      Lumberton

    • B. 

      Spivey’s Corner

    • C. 

      Eastover

  • 8. 
    The Island of Lights New Year’s Eve celebration in New Hanover County drops a lighted beach ball at midnight. The annual event takes place in what town south of Carolina Beach?
    • A. 

      Calabash

    • B. 

      Kure Beach

    • C. 

      Southport

  • 9. 
    Fayetteville welcomes the New Year by dropping what well-known bloom that is North Carolina’s official state flower?
    • A. 

      Rhododendron

    • B. 

      Camellia

    • C. 

      Dogwood Dogwood

  • 10. 
    Crystal Coast residents gather in Morehead City to drop what box-like implement used to catch crabs?
    • A. 

      Crab pot

    • B. 

      Crab hook

    • C. 

      Sand trap