Top North Carolina Quizzes & Trivia

The Tar Heel State has a long and varied history but just how much do you know about North Carolina? Take our awesome quizzes about the state and you’ll soon find out how knowledgeable you are. For example, can you tell us the answers to questions such as: How many river basins are there in the state of North Carolina? When did the state open the first public university in the USA? What is the name of the NFL team in Carolina? Where would you find the Hickory Motor Speedway? Why will fans of doughnuts be forever grateful to the state of North Carolina?

If you can give us the answers to questions like these then you’re well on the way to being a superstar. We’re sure that you’ll not only find the quizzes a real challenge but also ones that are informative as well as entertaining.

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  • Which of the following presidents is NOT claimed by the state of North Carolina?

  • What is the name of the longtime political column of The (Raleigh) News & Observer? 

  • How many terms did Jesse Helms serve in the U.S. Senate?

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  • 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?
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  • 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?
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  • 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?
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  • In 1835, state Supreme Court justice William Gaston wrote the lyrics to what became North Carolina's official state song. Adopted by the General Assembly in 1927, the song is known by what name?
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  • General Norman Johnson and his Charimen of the Board sing the praises of beautiful North Carolina women in what 1980 beach music hit?
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  • Wreck of the Old 97 is a 1924 song about a fatal train derailment near Danville, Virginia. The song's lyrics say the train was en route to what Southern Railway depot in Rowan County?
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