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  • 1. 

    Born in 1931, NASCAR legend Junior Johnson of Wilkes County honed his driving skills hauling what type of beverage on back roads?

    • A.

      Moonshine

    • B.

      Buttermilk

    • C.

      Persimmon beer

    Correct Answer
    A. Moonshine
    Explanation
    Junior Johnson, a NASCAR legend from Wilkes County, honed his driving skills by hauling moonshine on back roads. Moonshine refers to illegally distilled homemade alcohol, typically made in rural areas. During the Prohibition era, moonshine production and distribution were widespread, and Johnson's involvement in this activity allowed him to develop his driving abilities, which later translated into success on the racetrack.

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  • 2. 

    North Carolina’s first beer brewery, founded in 1774 by unmarried Moravian men in what was then Salem, went by what name?

    • A.

      Moravian Mash Haus

    • B.

      Bachelors' Brew House

    • C.

      Single Brothers' Brewery

    Correct Answer
    C. Single Brothers' Brewery
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Single Brothers' Brewery. This brewery was founded in 1774 by unmarried Moravian men in Salem, North Carolina. The name "Single Brothers' Brewery" reflects the fact that it was established by single men.

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  • 3. 

    The land where Sidney Weller established our state’s first commercial winery in 1835 is now occupied by what state park in Halifax County?

    • A.

      Morrow Mountain State Park

    • B.

      Medoc Mountain State Park

    • C.

      Crowders Mountain State Park

    Correct Answer
    B. Medoc Mountain State Park
    Explanation
    Sidney Weller established our state's first commercial winery in 1835, and the land where it was located is now occupied by Medoc Mountain State Park in Halifax County.

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  • 4. 

    Marvin Sutton, one of our state’s most famous moonshiners, went by what nickname?

    • A.

      Cracker Jack

    • B.

      Popcorn

    • C.

      Peanut

    Correct Answer
    B. Popcorn
    Explanation
    Marvin Sutton, a renowned moonshiner, was famously known by the nickname "Popcorn".

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  • 5. 

    Before there was iced tea, Native Americans and early settlers drank a type of tea made from the leaves of what shrub found on our coast?

    • A.

      Yaupon

    • B.

      Live oak

    • C.

      Juniper

    Correct Answer
    A. Yaupon
    Explanation
    Yaupon is the correct answer because before iced tea was introduced, Native Americans and early settlers used to drink a type of tea made from the leaves of the Yaupon shrub, which is found on our coast.

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  • 6. 

    North Carolina’s official state fruit is what variety of grape whose “Mother Vine” is more than 400 years old and grows on Roanoke Island?

    • A.

      Concord

    • B.

      Scuppernong

    • C.

      Merlot

    Correct Answer
    B. Scuppernong
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Scuppernong. North Carolina's official state fruit is the Scuppernong grape. The "Mother Vine" of the Scuppernong grape is over 400 years old and grows on Roanoke Island.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the first U.S. president to try Cheerwine when he visited Salisbury for the 200th anniversary of Rowan County in 1953?

    • A.

      Harry Truman

    • B.

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • C.

      Dwight Eisenhower

    Correct Answer
    C. Dwight Eisenhower
    Explanation
    Dwight Eisenhower was the first U.S. president to try Cheerwine when he visited Salisbury for the 200th anniversary of Rowan County in 1953.

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  • 8. 

    Pepsi-Cola was invented by New Bern pharmacist Caleb Bradham in 1893. What name did this popular soft drink first go by?

    • A.

      Brad's Drink

    • B.

      Caleb's Cola

    • C.

      New Bern Fizz

    Correct Answer
    A. Brad's Drink
    Explanation
    The popular soft drink, Pepsi-Cola, was initially known as "Brad's Drink" before it was rebranded. It was invented by Caleb Bradham, a pharmacist from New Bern in 1893.

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  • 9. 

    Founded in 1871, Midas Spring Water claims to be the oldest manufacturer in Mecklenburg County. Midas is on Beatties Ford Road near what town?

    • A.

      Matthews

    • B.

      Pineville

    • C.

      Huntersville

    Correct Answer
    C. Huntersville
    Explanation
    Midas Spring Water, founded in 1871, claims to be the oldest manufacturer in Mecklenburg County. The question asks for the town near which Midas is located on Beatties Ford Road. The correct answer is Huntersville.

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  • 10. 

    Our official state beverage is milk. About how many gallons did N.C. cows produce in 2012?

    • A.

      50 million

    • B.

      75 million

    • C.

      112 million

    Correct Answer
    C. 112 million
    Explanation
    In 2012, North Carolina cows produced 112 million gallons of milk, making it the official state beverage. This indicates that the dairy industry in North Carolina was thriving and productive during that year.

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