South Carolina Quiz

Do you live in South Carolina? Have you visited there? How much do you know about the culture, the history, or the tourism industry of the eighth state? Do you know that South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union before the Civil War? Have you seen the Lake Murray Dam or the Edisto Memorial Gardens? Have you played a round of golf or seen a show at Myrtle Beach? Have you attended a Riverdogs game? Do you know where the state's only remaining covered bridge is?

Well, these questions are not on this quiz, but lots of others are! Give it a try! How well do you know the great state of South Carolina? How many peaches do you deserve?

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1. What zoo boasts over 2000 animals and no bars or cages?
Asheboro
Greenville
Hollywild
Riverbanks
2. Which is located on South Carolina's 60-mile Grand Strand?
Batesburg-Leesville
Lancaster
Myrtle Beach
Orangeburg
3. Where were the first shots of the Civil War fired on April 12, 1861?
Gettysburg
Georgetown
Muncks Corner
Fort Sumter
4. Which is not on the South Carolina state quarter?
A Bollweevil
A Carolina Wren
A Palmetto Tree
A Yellow Jessamine
5. Who was the first U.S. senator ever elected by a write-in vote?
John C. Calhoun
Jim DeMint
Lindsey Graham
Strom Thurmond
6. Which does not border South Carolina?
Alabama
The Atlantic Ocean
Georgia
North Carolina
7. Where does Nessie's cousin Messie live?
Coward
Due West
Irmo
Ninetimes
8. What are the Gamecock colors?
black and gold
garnet and black
orange and blue
pale blue and white
9. Hold up the glories of thy dead; Say how thy elder children bled, And point to Eutaw's battle-_____, Carolina! Carolina!
bed
fed
head
said
10. Which movie was not filmed in South Carolina?
The Big Chill
Forrest Gump
Home Alone 2
The Notebook
11. What island is foot-shaped and its sections referred to as toe, instep, heel and ankle?
Edisto Island
Hilton Head Island
North Island
Pritchards Island
12. What tourist stop features a sombrero-topped observation tower, amusement rides, miniature golf, souvenir shops, and Pedro the mascot?
Cowpens
Ninety Six
Promised Land
South of the Border
13. What stew do you get when you mix smoked beef sausage, corn-on-the-cob, crab, shrimp, and seafood seasoning, served on newspaper?
Brunswick
Chicken bog
Frogmore
Mulligan's
14. Which of these annual South Carolina Festivals is held in Salley the Saturday before Thanksgiving?
Chitlin' Strut
Colleton County Rice Festival
Kudzu Festival
World Grits Festival
15. Which was not born in South Carolina?
Andrew Jackson
Jesse Jackson
Richard Nixon
Vanna White
16. Who violently crashed into South Carolina on Sept. 21, 1989?
Hazel
Hugo
Katrina
Mitch
17. What is South Carolina's largest county?
Berkeley
Dorchester
Horry
McCormick
18. Where is SC's egg-shaped NASCAR track?
Chester
Darlington
Newberry
Seneca
19. Lake Murray's bomb Island is the largest roost in the country for which of these?
Canadian geese
Chickens
Purple Martins
Red-tailed Hawks
20. Which of the following is not from South Carolina?
James Brown
Chubby Checker
Celia Cruz
Dizzy Gillespie
21. Dum spiro spero
The end of the spear
While I breathe, I hope
To be or not to be
To be rather than to seem
22. Which is Clemson University's mascot?
Bollweevils
Gamecocks
Peaches
Tigers
23. Which is not located in South Carolina?
Bob Jones University
The Citadel
Villanova
Winthrop University
24. Where is the largest Gingko farm in the world?
Anderson
Dillon
Greenwood
Sumter
25. If you stop for a curbside lunch at the 1946 Beacon Drive-In Restaurant, where are you?
Florence
Greenville
Rock Hill
Spartanburg
26. Which is South Carolina's highest point at 3,560 ft.?
Cowpens
Mt. Pleasant
Promised Land
Sassafras Mtn.
27. Mark Sanford
actor
governor
jazz musician
one of the Wiggles
28. Which is South Carolina's largest city?
Columbia
Greenville
Myrtle Beach
Newberry
29. Which is the correct SC pronuniciation of Beaufort?
bew-fort
boe-fort
30. Which dance is thought to have originated in Myrtle Beach?
Cha Cha
Charleston
Shag
Twist
31. Where is the peach-shaped water tank?
Charleston
Gaffney
Ninety Six
Walterboro
32. What commodity is centered in the Camden / Aiken area?
horses
okra
sweetgrass baskets
wild turkeys
33. Where was the state's first permanent European settlement established in 1670?
Albemarle Point
Hartsville
Mullins
Union
34. For whom was SC named?
Carol Burnett
Charles I
Princess Caroline
Christopher Columbus
35. Which is not a SC claim?
the world's longest free-flowing blackwater stream
the most major league sports teams of any Southern state
the largest military training base in the U.S.
the highest cascade in the Eastern U.S.
36. Who is the Catawba Indian immortalized as a life-sized weather vane overlooking Camden?
Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates
Joe Frazier
King Haiglar
Sitting Bull
37. Where should one go to hunt ghosts?
Five Forks
Georgetown
Tigerville
Winnsboro
38. South Carolina is second only to California in the number of _____ it grows.
apples
bananas
olives
peaches
39. Which interstate is not accessible in Columbia?
20
26
77
90
40. Which armed service branch has boot camp at Parris Island?
Airforce
Army
Marines
Navy

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