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  1) What is the motto of North Carolina?
  a. To be, rather than to seem
b.  Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable
c.  Virtue, liberty and independence
 
2) What is the name of the islands that lay off the coast of North Carolina?
  a.  East Shore Islands
b.  The Outer Banks
c.  The Pawley Islands
 
3) In 1865, a bill was passed that gave us the North Carolina State flag. Who introduced that bill?
  a.  Zebulon Baird Vance
b.  Thomas Lanier Clingman
c.  General Johnstone Jones
 
4) What is the capital city of North Carolina?
  a.  Greensboro
b.  Charlotte
c.  Raleigh
 
5) What is the highest point in North Carolina?
a.  Mount Washington (6,288 feet)
b.  Mount Mitchell (6,684 feet)
c.  Clingman's Dome (6,643 feet)
 
6) Which of these United States Presidents was born in Raleigh, North Carolina?
a.  Andrew Johnson
b.  William Henry Harrison
c.  James Knox Polk
 
7) Which of these is a nickname for North Carolina?
  a.  The Tarheel State
b.  The Palmetto State
c.  Old Dominion
 
8) Two figures are depicted on the Great Seal of North Carolina. Who are they?
  a.  Virtus and Liberty
b.  Plenty and Liberty
c.  Virtus and Ceres
 
9) What is the official state mammal of North Carolina?
  a.  Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
b.  White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
c.  Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
 
10)  Who was riding in the the "Flyer" when it made the first successful heavier-than-air, machine-powerd flight at Kitty Hawk?
  a.  Adam Macon
b.  Wilber Wright
c.  Orville Wright
 
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