State Quiz - South Carolina

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of South Carolina?
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Last updated: September 5, 2020
First submittedJuly 20, 2015
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Capital city
Columbia
Most populous city
Charleston
George Gershwin opera set in the above
Porgy and Bess
The first battle of the Civil War was at this fort
Fort Sumter
Most-visited beach town
Myrtle Beach
Well-known resort island
Hilton Head
Netflix show about South Carolina congressman Frank Underwood
House of Cards
College whose football team were national champions in 2016 and 2018
Clemson
100 year old Senator who died in 2003
Strom Thurmond
Type of "moss" commonly found on a live oak
Spanish Moss
Flag removed from the capital in 2015
Confederate Battle Flag
What were Hugo, Hazel, and Isabel?
Hurricanes
What is a palmetto?
a Palm Tree
What is the Carolina shag?
a Dance
What is a Carolina reaper?
A hot pepper
Type of bread that hushpuppies are made from
Cornbread
Tear-jerker movie starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
The Notebook
South Carolina was the first state to do this...
Secede from the Union
Pirate who terrorized the area in the 1700s with his ship, Queen Anne's Revenge
Blackbeard
Military college of South Carolina that first admitted women in 1995
The Citadel
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Level 81
Oct 2, 2015
Just to be picky, the controversial flag was a variant of the Confederate Battle Flag, not the flag of the Confederacy.
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Level 75
Dec 21, 2015
Yeah, but a lot of people don't know this fact. The average person would just say that it's the Confederated flag.
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Level 79
May 21, 2017
Confederate Battle Flag is still a Confederate flag ...
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Level 65
Jan 12, 2019
It was actually the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, but it did get incorporated into later versions of the flag of the Confederate States of America.
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Level 66
Feb 7, 2021
That's what it was at one point. Today, though, it is the de facto Confederate flag, and, really, that makes it the Confederate flag.
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Level 34
Dec 21, 2015
I'm from South Carolina, so this was a fun quiz. I would include something about South Carolina's state animal.
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Level 35
Dec 21, 2015
My dad was born in South Carolina
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Level 49
Dec 21, 2015
I know a guy who lives in South Carolina.
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Level 81
Dec 21, 2015
I used to know a girl named Caroline.
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Level 58
Mar 14, 2021
I've been to South Carolina.
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Level 82
Feb 23, 2017
My mom died in South Carolina.
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Level 86
Jan 9, 2019
I've been to South Carolina about two or three times.
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Level 69
Feb 7, 2021
I once took a quiz about South Carolina.
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Level 58
Mar 14, 2021
Link?
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Level 50
Jan 8, 2019
I got 100% on the quiz but only got 4 points
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Level 72
Jan 9, 2019
Featured today because of Clemson's win?
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Level 67
Jan 9, 2019
I kept spelling it "Fort SumPter". Have seen a lot worse spellings than this accepted on quizzes.
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Level 81
Jan 9, 2019
And I spelled it "confederation" for the flag and "Thrummond" for the senator. Also "storm" wasn't acceptable for the hurricane question. They are storms!
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Level ∞
Jan 9, 2019
No soup for you @sillie. However, Fort SumPter will work now.
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Level 73
Jan 9, 2019
I put "swing dance" for the Carolina shag. Is that acceptable?
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Level ∞
Jan 9, 2019
Yes that will work now.
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Level 77
Jan 9, 2019
Underwood was in the house not the senate.
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Level 70
Jan 9, 2019
I second this. While his background is a stint in the South Carolina state senate, he is known at the beginning of the series as the House Majority Whip.
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Level ∞
Jan 9, 2019
Fixed. Also has there ever been a show that's jumped the shark so badly? I loved the first two seasons and then it just went off the rails entirely.
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Level 78
Jan 11, 2019
Have you seen the original British version? I thought it was better, and they knew when to quit.
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Level 72
Sep 6, 2020
And British star was less "handsy". Although I don't think it was believable that the to-be Prime Minister would personally toss a reporter off the roof of Parliament. It seems more reasonable to assume that he'd delegate the task.
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Level 82
Feb 7, 2021
Never seen House of Cards but can't imagine it jumping the shark any more than.... season 3 of Gargoyles, season 8 of Dexter, the last season of Game of Thrones, or the final 2 episodes of Evangelion (fixed by the release of the End of Evangelion movie).
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Level 65
Jan 9, 2019
Wow! I'm very surprised over 50% knew what the Carolina shag is.
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Level 76
Jan 9, 2019
I got it but it was just a guess, my first thought was carpet...
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Level 78
Jan 11, 2019
If you were an Alabama fan you'd remember their song, "Dancin', Shaggin' on the Boulevard." They played a lot of clubs in Myrtle Beach. (Apologies to my British friends who have a somewhat different definition of shag.)
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Level 84
Feb 7, 2021
I guessed tobacco at first, but got the correct answer after a moment.
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Level 57
Jan 9, 2019
100% I better know this since I grew up in SC.
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Level 65
Jan 12, 2019
Why have I heard of Porgy and Bess? I don't know, but it sure is the first thing to come to mind when I hear "Porgy"
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Level 82
Feb 10, 2020
"Summertime, and the livin' is easy...."
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Level 82
Sep 5, 2020
South Carolina: The Palmetto Kudzu State.
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Level 69
Sep 6, 2020
Could you accept state tree as a type in for the question about palmettos?
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Level 84
Sep 6, 2020
How could Stephen Colbert be left out of this quiz?
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Level 84
Feb 6, 2021
“South Carolina is too small for a republic, but too large for an insane asylum.” - James Petigru
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Level 65
Feb 7, 2021
allow ‘storm’ for hurricane? i know they’re not strictly the same, but i would say knowing they’re extreme wind weather events is the spirit of the question
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Level 62
Feb 7, 2021
It's so hard, when we 're not american !
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Level 66
Feb 7, 2021
These state quizzes are far more particular than the country quizzes. Given that they're currently being featured for 50 straight days on the home page, it would be nice to make them a bit more inviting for our international friends.
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Level 66
Feb 7, 2021
South Carolina doesn't have a whole lot of stuff that even the average American knows about. It would be really hard to populate a quiz like this with questions that foreigners would know.
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Level 76
Feb 7, 2021
Since the country quizzes have a lot of generic questions, one could ask these about South Carolina: "Named after this English king" (Charles I.), "Borders this body of water" (Atlantic Ocean), "Above mentioned city [Charleston] was a major hub of this trade, for which it apologized in 2018" (slave trade), "Largest other state SC borders" (Georgia). That would make the quiz easier for foreigners but much less interesting and educational. I tend to prefer the way it is now.
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Level 76
Feb 7, 2021
And I just found out that the same Charleston has been voted "Number One City in the World" by Travel + Leisure. Wow.
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Level 51
Feb 7, 2021
Managed to get 13 (the average) on this one - pretty good for a Scotsman.
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Level 69
Feb 7, 2021
This Scot got 4/20. This might be the first quiz I got 0 points for. I usually avoid the States quizzes because I just don't know much at all about them.

I'm currently working on perfecting Africa, so maybe in a year or two...

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Level 86
Feb 8, 2021
Hushpuppies are made of cornmeal. No reason to make it into cornbread before making the hushpuppy.
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Level 50
Jul 6, 2021
I'd only heard of the shoes.... not bread at all!
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Level 28
Feb 21, 2021
with 1 second remaining I got Spanish moss O_o