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 79
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 71
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 77
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 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 79
Dec 21, 2015
I used to know a girl named Caroline.
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Level 78
Feb 23, 2017
My mom died in South Carolina.
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Level 83
Jan 9, 2019
I've been to South Carolina about two or three times.
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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 70
Jan 9, 2019
Featured today because of Clemson's win?
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Level 68
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 82
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 70
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 73
Jan 9, 2019
Underwood was in the house not the senate.
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Level 68
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 79
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 69
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 63
Jan 9, 2019
Wow! I'm very surprised over 50% knew what the Carolina shag is.
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Level 74
Jan 9, 2019
I got it but it was just a guess, my first thought was carpet...
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Level 79
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 55
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 78
Feb 10, 2020
"Summertime, and the livin' is easy...."
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Level 78
Sep 5, 2020
South Carolina: The Palmetto Kudzu State.
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Level 67
Sep 6, 2020
Could you accept state tree as a type in for the question about palmettos?
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Level 83
Sep 6, 2020
How could Stephen Colbert be left out of this quiz?