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Quiz about Greensboro North Carolina
Quiz about Greensboro North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina Trivia Quiz


North Carolina's third largest city is the subject of this quiz.

A multiple-choice quiz by cag1970. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
cag1970
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
298,162
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
604
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 152 (8/10), Guest 209 (6/10), Guest 76 (5/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Greensboro is the seat of which North Carolina county? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. WFMY-TV, North Carolina's second commercial TV station, signed on the air on September 22, 1949. What channel number does WFMY-TV occupy? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. George Preddy, the man for whom one of Greensboro's freeways is named, is best known for doing what? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, one of the 16 member schools of the University of North Carolina system, was established on March 9, 1891. The school's athletic teams are known by what nickname? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. February 1, 1960, marked a watershed for Greensboro and the modern civil rights movement, when four black college students staged a sit-in in what store? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. November 3, 1979, marked one of Greensboro's darkest days. Five people belonging to what organization were killed during an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally that turned tragically violent? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The Greensboro Coliseum is North Carolina's largest basketball arena, boasting a capacity of over 23,000. What was the original name of the facility, when it opened in 1959? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Blandwood Mansion, a U.S. National Historic Landmark in Greensboro, served as the home to which North Carolina governor from 1827 until his death in 1866? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A segment of Greensboro's freeway system is known by natives and visitors as "Death Valley"


Question 10 of 10
10. Which of the following famous people was NOT a native of Greensboro? Hint



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1. Greensboro is the seat of which North Carolina county?

Answer: Guilford

Greensboro is the largest of the three cities that make up the Piedmont Triad. Winston-Salem, which is in Forsyth County, and High Point, in southwestern Guilford County, are the other points of the triad. Greensboro was designated as the county seat, as it was closer to the geographical center of the county than the previous seat of Guilford Court House.
2. WFMY-TV, North Carolina's second commercial TV station, signed on the air on September 22, 1949. What channel number does WFMY-TV occupy?

Answer: Channel 2

Originally owned by the Greensboro News Company, which published the Greensboro Daily News and the Daily Record newspapers, WFMY-TV is owned today by an even better-known publisher in the Gannett Company, which publishes USA Today. Like WBTV, which broadcasts in Charlotte, WFMY has been primarily a CBS affiliate during its existence.
3. George Preddy, the man for whom one of Greensboro's freeways is named, is best known for doing what?

Answer: Becoming a flying ace during World War II

I-85 Business is named Preddy Boulevard, in honor of a native son who was one of America's most prolific combat flyers. Preddy was credited with 27 kills, including six in a single mission in August, 1944. Preddy died on Christmas Day, 1944, when American anti-aircraft forces accidentally shot him down. He and his brother, William, who also died in combat, are buried in France.
4. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, one of the 16 member schools of the University of North Carolina system, was established on March 9, 1891. The school's athletic teams are known by what nickname?

Answer: Aggies

The North Carolina state legislature established A & T, as the school is more popularly known, four years to the day that it established North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College (today known as North Carolina State University) in Raleigh. A & T was founded specifically to educate black students, as they were not allowed to attend A & M due to segregation.

A & T is well known for its science and engineering programs, and has produced a number of notable alumni, including the late astronaut Dr. Ronald McNair.

A & T's sports teams participate in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
5. February 1, 1960, marked a watershed for Greensboro and the modern civil rights movement, when four black college students staged a sit-in in what store?

Answer: Woolworth's

In North Carolina, as was true in much of the South at the time, blacks were not given the same accommodations in public places as whites. The Woolworth's lunch counter was no exception--while whites had stools on which to sit and eat their meals, blacks had to stand.

When North Carolina A & T State students Ezell Blair, David Richmond, Joseph McNeil and Franklin McCain decided to stand up to the prejudice sit down at the counter, it made national headlines. Ultimately, their actions were among many in that era that helped bring an end to segregation.
6. November 3, 1979, marked one of Greensboro's darkest days. Five people belonging to what organization were killed during an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally that turned tragically violent?

Answer: Communist Workers Party

Unlike the lunch counter sit-ins, which affected positive change, the coverage of what is now known as the Greensboro Massacre showed that bitterness still ran deep, especially as black textile workers in the South were encouraged to unionize. The KKK and neo-Nazis battled the Communists in Greensboro's streets, taking down five people and wounding seven others.

The Communist Workers Party eventually disbanded several years later.
7. The Greensboro Coliseum is North Carolina's largest basketball arena, boasting a capacity of over 23,000. What was the original name of the facility, when it opened in 1959?

Answer: War Memorial Coliseum

After the destruction of the second Charlotte Coliseum in 2007, the Greensboro Coliseum regained its claim as the state's premier basketball venue--holding more people than the Dean Smith Center (on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), the PNC Arena (NC State University's basketball home, near the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh), and Time Warner Cable Arena (the home of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA).

The original 9,200-seat building has been renovated several times and is a popular concert venue.
8. Blandwood Mansion, a U.S. National Historic Landmark in Greensboro, served as the home to which North Carolina governor from 1827 until his death in 1866?

Answer: John Motley Morehead

The second of four consecutive Whigs to serve as governor of North Carolina, and the second governor to ever be elected by popular vote, Virginia-born John Motley Morehead graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1817 and eventually became a lawyer. As governor, Morehead was instrumental in improving rail and road networks throughout the state, and supported a public school system that has grown over the years. Morehead's grandson, chemist John Motley Morehead III, is one of the namesakes of the famed Morehead-Cain Scholarships given by Morehead's alma mater.

Blandwood Mansion, designed by influential architect Alexander Jackson Davis, was preserved as a museum in 1966; listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970; and became a National Historical Landmark in 1988.
9. A segment of Greensboro's freeway system is known by natives and visitors as "Death Valley"

Answer: True

For many years, travelers headed east on Interstate 40 (Fordham Boulevard) met travelers headed north on Interstate 85 (Preddy Boulevard) at Randleman Road--a place due to its unusual design and frequent crashes earned the nickname "Death Valley". A total of six routes--two interstates and four US highways--shared a 2.5 mile stretch of road, making for one large multiplex.

In 2004, mainline I-85 was rerouted onto the southeastern quadrant of the Greensboro Urban Loop (or Painter Boulevard), reducing traffic on the old stretch of road, which was designated as I-85 Business.
10. Which of the following famous people was NOT a native of Greensboro?

Answer: Orson Scott Card

Olympic rowing champion Caroline Lind, First Lady Dolley Madison, and longtime CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow were all born in Greensboro. Groundbreaking science fiction writer Orson Scott Card was born in Richland, Washington and lived in California, Arizona and Utah before settling in Greensboro. Card's best known character, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, began life in Greensboro before becoming a military hero in the celebrated novel "Ender's Game".
Source: Author cag1970

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