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  • 1. 

    Folks worldwide have reported seeing hairy, humanlike creatures such as Sasquatch and the Yeti. North Carolina has had reports of a malodorous creature of this nature that goes by what nickname?

    • A.

      Skunk Ape

    • B.

      Polecat Pete

    • C.

      Swamp Stinker

    Correct Answer
    A. Skunk Ape
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Skunk Ape. The question asks for the nickname of a malodorous creature similar to Sasquatch and the Yeti that has been reported in North Carolina. The term "Skunk Ape" is commonly used to refer to this creature, implying that it has a strong, unpleasant odor similar to that of a skunk. The other options, "Polecat Pete" and "Swamp Stinker," are not commonly used nicknames for this creature.

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  • 2. 

    Since the early 1900s, Cape Hatteras residents have reported seeing an apparition on the beach who warns of impending storms. Who is this ghost, whose name is like the color of an angry sea?

    • A.

      Blue Man

    • B.

      Green Man

    • C.

      Gray Man

    Correct Answer
    C. Gray Man
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Gray Man. The question mentions that Cape Hatteras residents have reported seeing an apparition on the beach who warns of impending storms. The clue given is that the ghost's name is like the color of an angry sea. Among the options, Gray Man is the only one that fits this description.

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  • 3. 

    In 1921, the schooner Carroll A. Deering was discovered beached on the Outer Banks. Its crew was missing, but dinner was laid out on the galley table. Near what location, with its black-and-white lighthouse, did this event take place?

    • A.

      Ocracoke Island

    • B.

      Cape Hatteras

    • C.

      Manteo

    Correct Answer
    B. Cape Hatteras
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cape Hatteras. In 1921, the schooner Carroll A. Deering was found beached on the Outer Banks, and its crew was nowhere to be found. The fact that dinner was laid out on the galley table suggests that something unexpected happened to the crew. Cape Hatteras, known for its black-and-white lighthouse, is a location on the Outer Banks, making it the likely place where this event took place.

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  • 4. 

    There are several peaks named Brown Mountain in our state, but the one with the eerie Brown Mountain Lights is located on the line between which two counties?

    • A.

      Ashe and Buncombe

    • B.

      Burke and Caldwell

    • C.

      Jackson and Swain

    Correct Answer
    B. Burke and Caldwell
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Burke and Caldwell. The question asks for the location of the peak with the eerie Brown Mountain Lights. By stating that there are several peaks named Brown Mountain in the state, it implies that the peak in question is named Brown Mountain. Therefore, the peak with the eerie lights is located on the line between Burke and Caldwell counties.

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  • 5. 

    In Chatham County, about 10 miles south of Siler City, there’s a circular place in the ground that locals declare is the spot where Satan strolls. What’s the name of this peculiar path?

    • A.

      Devil's Tramping Ground

    • B.

      Satan's Circle

    • C.

      Beelzebub's Beating Ground

    Correct Answer
    A. Devil's Tramping Ground
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Devil's Tramping Ground. This answer is supported by the information provided in the question, which states that there is a circular place in Chatham County where locals believe Satan strolls. The name "Devil's Tramping Ground" accurately describes this peculiar path where Satan is believed to walk.

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  • 6. 

    A Greensboro ghost story tells of a young lady who died in a 1923 car accident, whose spirit has been seen hitchhiking to High Point near the U.S. Highway 70 underpass. What is this apparition’s name?

    • A.

      Sophia

    • B.

      Susie

    • C.

      Lydia

    Correct Answer
    C. Lydia
  • 7. 

    According to legend, a gigantic ghost dog with glowing eyes has paid visits to Valle Crucis. The town, whose name means “Vale of the Cross,” is located in what county?

    • A.

      Buncombe

    • B.

      Watauga

    • C.

      Cherokee

    Correct Answer
    B. Watauga
    Explanation
    Valle Crucis, meaning "Vale of the Cross," is located in Watauga County. The legend of a gigantic ghost dog with glowing eyes visiting Valle Crucis suggests a connection to the county where the town is situated.

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  • 8. 

    In Cherokee mythology, Asheville’s French Broad River is home to a female spirit whose singing lures travelers into the rapid, chilly water. What is this creature?

    • A.

      Siren

    • B.

      Harpy

    • C.

      Succubus

    Correct Answer
    A. Siren
    Explanation
    In Cherokee mythology, the female spirit that lures travelers into the rapid, chilly waters of Asheville's French Broad River is known as a Siren. Sirens are mythical creatures often depicted as beautiful women who use their enchanting voices to attract sailors and lead them to their doom. In this case, the Siren uses her singing to lure unsuspecting travelers into the treacherous waters of the river.

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  • 9. 

    For many years after the 1867 train wreck that killed conductor Joe Baldwin in Brunswick County, witnesses claimed to see the ghostly light from Joe’s lantern, which goes by what name?

    • A.

      Waco Light

    • B.

      Maco Light

    • C.

      Baldwin's Beacon

    Correct Answer
    B. Maco Light
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Maco Light. After the train wreck in 1867, witnesses reported seeing a ghostly light from Joe Baldwin's lantern at the site of the accident in Brunswick County. This phenomenon became known as the Maco Light.

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