History of North Carolina

Can you answer these questions from the history of North Carolina?
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After which English king is North Carolina named?
King Charles
Near what town did the Wright brothers make the first successful airplane flight?
Kitty Hawk
Which three Presidents were born in North Carolina?
1829–1837
Andrew Jackson
1845–1849
James K. Polk
1865–1869
Andrew Johnson
What British colony became known as the "Lost Colony" - due to the unexplained
disappearance of its population in 1590?
Roanoke
What explorer who tried to find El Dorado, founded the above?
Walter Raleigh
Who was the first English person to be born in America in 1587, in that colony?
Virginia Dare
Who was the first wife of a president to be referred to as "First Lady"?
Dolley Madison
What doughnut company was founded by Vernon Rudolph in 1937?
Krispy Kreme
What retired North Carolinian basketball player is thought by many
to be the greatest of all time?
Michael Jordan
What was the main cash crop of North Carolina during its colonial era?
Tobacco
What military unit was founded in Fort Bragg in 1987?
Army Special Forces
Who was North Carolina's first female senator - she also ran for President in 2000?
Elizabeth Dole
What Scorsese movie, based on John D. MacDonald's "The Executioners" novel,
takes place in North Carolina?
Cape Fear
What NASCAR driver was known as "The Intimidator"?
Dale Earnhardt
What did North Carolina provide at least 125,000 of to the Confederacy during the
Civil War — far more than any other state?
Soldiers
Near what city did the Battle of Guilford Court House take place?
Greensboro
In what city was the University of North Carolina established in 1789?
Chapel Hill
What televangelist and spiritual was advisor to several Presidents?
Billy Graham
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