How Well Do You Actually Know North Carolina?

How much do you really know about the Tar Heel state?

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  1. Joe Parks / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: parksjd
    Raleigh, NC
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    Raleigh, NC
    Charlotte, NC
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    Charlotte, NC
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina.

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    James K. Polk
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    James K. Polk
    Andrew Johnson
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    Andrew Johnson
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    Wrong!

    James K. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County.

  3. Michael Newton / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: newton
    The Possum
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    The Possum
    The Gray Squirrel
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    The Gray Squirrel
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    Wrong!

    The gray squirrel is the official state mammal.

  4. Duke University Archives / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: dukeyearlook
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Duke University
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    Duke University
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    Wrong!

    UNC Chapel Hill the flagship public university in the state.

  5. coloneljohnbritt / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: coloneljohnbritt
    Pilot Mountain
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    Pilot Mountain
    Mount Mitchell
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    Mount Mitchell
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    Wrong!

    Mount Mitchell is the highest point in North Carolina.

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    Que Sera, Sera
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    Que Sera, Sera
    Esse Quam Videri
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    Esse Quam Videri
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Esse Quam Videri is the state motto. It means "To be, rather than to seem (to be)."

  7. TimothyJ / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: tjc
    The Neuse
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    The Neuse
    The Waccamaw
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    The Waccamaw
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    Wrong!

    Waccamaw is actually a lake, not a river, in Columbus County, NC.

  8. J. Stephen Conn / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: jstephenconn
    West Virginia
    West Virginia
    Georgia
    Georgia
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    West Virginia does not border North Carolina, however, Georgia does, but just barely.

  9. Joe Haupt / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: 51764518@N02
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    Joe Haupt / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: 51764518@N02
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Wright brothers were named Wilbur and Orville, and they're credited with pioneering aviation.

  10. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse / Via Flickr: 21953562@N07
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Cape Hatteras is the tallest lighthouse in the United States.

  11. Universal Pops / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: universalpops
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    There are just 100 counties in the state of N.C.

  12. roadsidepictures / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: roadsidepictures
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    Wrong!

    The first Pepsi, which was called "Brad's Drink" at the time, was drank and sold in New Bern, NC.

How Well Do You Actually Know North Carolina?