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Quiz about Jack and Jills North Carolina Vacation
Quiz about Jack and Jills North Carolina Vacation

Jack and Jill's North Carolina Vacation Quiz


Jack and Jill are planning a vacation to my home state, and have asked me to help them plan their itinerary. Please join us as we visit ten cities and towns that I believe are "must sees" for visitors!

A multiple-choice quiz by Coonielady. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Coonielady
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
361,254
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
377
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 152 (10/10), lsward1960 (9/10), Guest 71 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Jill is a history buff, so I have the perfect suggestion for the first phase of her trip. This coastal town, filled with historic homes and burial grounds, was one of two first-place winners in "Budget Travel" magazine's 2012 "America's Coolest Small Towns" contest. Nearby Fort Macon hosted battles in both the War of 1812 and the US Civil War. What is the name of this quaint and beautiful village? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. After visiting the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, Jill is anxious to learn more about Edward Teach, so she decides to take the ferry to the nearby island that hosted Blackbeard's final battle in 1718. What is the name of this island, which lies in the southernmost area of North Carolina's Outer Banks? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Jack is ready for a break from history and wants to head to Pinehurst for a few days to indulge one of his favorite hobbies. What is the town's well-known attraction that has Jack ready to head west? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The next stop on Jack and Jill's agenda includes a tour of the state capital, a football game at the University of North Carolina, and a visit to the home of the 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball champions. What three cities, commonly known as the "Triangle", are they planning to see? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. After several days of shopping and sightseeing, our vacationers have decided to head west for a stop at the North Carolina Zoo. What town is next on their itinerary? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Jack is a huge fan of "The Andy Griffith Show" and is excited to learn that a visit to the actor's hometown is on the agenda. Located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, what is the name of this city? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. While having lunch at Aunt Bea's in Pilot Mountain, a waitress overhears Jack and Jill discussing their love of architecture and suggests a trip to Asheville. What landmark, known as the largest private home in America, is first on their list of things to see? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Less than an hour's drive west of Asheville lies the town of Cherokee. In which activity are Jack and Jill LEAST likely to participate during their visit to the headquarters of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Both of our friends are NASCAR fans, so no trip to North Carolina would be complete without a visit to the Charlotte area. What is the name of the Charlotte suburb that is headquarters to several race teams and home to one of the most well known tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Jack and Jill's vacation will end where it started, on the coast. This time, however, they've opted for a larger city that includes a state port, a movie studio, and a World War II battleship that is open to the public for tours. Which city is our final stop? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Jill is a history buff, so I have the perfect suggestion for the first phase of her trip. This coastal town, filled with historic homes and burial grounds, was one of two first-place winners in "Budget Travel" magazine's 2012 "America's Coolest Small Towns" contest. Nearby Fort Macon hosted battles in both the War of 1812 and the US Civil War. What is the name of this quaint and beautiful village?

Answer: Beaufort

Beaufort (pronounced Bow-fort) is located three miles east of Morehead City, one of North Carolina's two coastal shipping ports. Nearby Atlantic Beach is Fort Macon. The area also hosts two of North Carolina's largest annual events, the North Carolina Seafood Festival and the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

One of Beaufort's most notorious visitors, the pirate Blackbeard, used the town as a home port during the early 1700s.
2. After visiting the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, Jill is anxious to learn more about Edward Teach, so she decides to take the ferry to the nearby island that hosted Blackbeard's final battle in 1718. What is the name of this island, which lies in the southernmost area of North Carolina's Outer Banks?

Answer: Ocracoke Island

Ocracoke Island is accessible only by water or air, and is home to numerous attractions, including the Ocracoke Lighthouse and a colony of small horses believed to be descendants of feral horses of the 1600s. The British flag flies permanently over the final resting place of four sailors from the HMS Bedfordshire, which was attacked and sunk by German U boats in 1942.
3. Jack is ready for a break from history and wants to head to Pinehurst for a few days to indulge one of his favorite hobbies. What is the town's well-known attraction that has Jack ready to head west?

Answer: A famous golf course

Pinehurst Resort was established in 1895 and has hosted numerous championships. Located in the area known as the Sandhills, the resort and village attract thousands of amateur and professional golfers annually. Antique enthusiasts enjoy shopping in the nearby towns of Aberdeen and Southern Pines, and the city of Fayetteville (home to Fort Bragg) is just an hour's drive.
4. The next stop on Jack and Jill's agenda includes a tour of the state capital, a football game at the University of North Carolina, and a visit to the home of the 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball champions. What three cities, commonly known as the "Triangle", are they planning to see?

Answer: Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill

The state capital of Raleigh is also home to concerts and shopping, as well as many historical sites. Visitors to Chapel Hill can see UNC sporting events and enjoy art shows, fine restaurants and a variety of nightlife. Durham, known as the "City of Medicine", is the location of Duke University, whose Blue Devils have won at least four national men's basketball titles.
5. After several days of shopping and sightseeing, our vacationers have decided to head west for a stop at the North Carolina Zoo. What town is next on their itinerary?

Answer: Asheboro

The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is located approximately seventy miles west of the Triangle and thirty miles south of Greensboro. The park features open, natural habitats for a variety of African and North American animals.

Lexington, home of the Lexington Barbecue Festival, is a short thirty minute drive from Asheboro. Visitors can enjoy a bar-b-q sandwich, a visit to Bob Timberlake's gallery and a tour of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress's vineyards.
6. Jack is a huge fan of "The Andy Griffith Show" and is excited to learn that a visit to the actor's hometown is on the agenda. Located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, what is the name of this city?

Answer: Mt. Airy

Mt. Airy lies just inside the Virginia state line and is the host of "Mayberry Days", an annual festival honoring the show and its stars.

Mount Mitchell and Silar City are actual places. The name "Mt. Pilot" was created by the show's writers and was inspired by the town of Pilot Mountain, which is located about ten miles from Mt. Airy.

Pilot Mountain State Park features picnic areas, nature trails and a breathtaking view of surrounding areas from the mountaintop.
7. While having lunch at Aunt Bea's in Pilot Mountain, a waitress overhears Jack and Jill discussing their love of architecture and suggests a trip to Asheville. What landmark, known as the largest private home in America, is first on their list of things to see?

Answer: Biltmore

It took George Vanderbilt II six years to complete his vision, but the 250 room Biltmore House, surrounded by thousands of acres in the North Carolina mountains, became a popular summer retreat for influential people of the early twentieth century. Surrounding grounds and sites include beautiful gardens, a winery and a working farm area.

Biltmore Village, built to provide housing for laborers and servants, is now a unique collection of shops and restaurants. All Souls Cathedral, the Episcopal church built by Vanderbilt, is in operation and is part of the Diocese of Western North Carolina.

Other famous Asheville landmarks include Grove Park Inn and Thomas Wolfe House.
8. Less than an hour's drive west of Asheville lies the town of Cherokee. In which activity are Jack and Jill LEAST likely to participate during their visit to the headquarters of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians?

Answer: Having cocktails with dinner

The friendly mountain town and surrounding areas offer many activities, including the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, white water rafting and the outdoor drama "Unto These Hills". Harrah's Cherokee Casino became the first business in town to offer alcohol in late 2009, but sales within the Qualla Boundary remain limited.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers hiking, backpacking, and fishing. Shoppers can buy locally made items at the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, while gaming enthusiasts enjoy Harrah's and the Tribal Bingo.

The Cherokee Bear Project began in 2005 and features locally painted, life size bears placed throughout the town for the enjoyment of both visitors and locals.
9. Both of our friends are NASCAR fans, so no trip to North Carolina would be complete without a visit to the Charlotte area. What is the name of the Charlotte suburb that is headquarters to several race teams and home to one of the most well known tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit?

Answer: Concord

Team headquarters in Concord include Roush Fenway Racing and Hendrick Motorsports, which are both just minutes from Charlotte Motor Speedway. The neighboring cities of Huntersville, Kannapolis, and Mooresville are also home to some of the sport's top organizations and the entire area is rich with motor racing history.

The Charlotte area is also home to great shopping and night life, the Carolina Panthers and the amusement park Carowinds.
10. Jack and Jill's vacation will end where it started, on the coast. This time, however, they've opted for a larger city that includes a state port, a movie studio, and a World War II battleship that is open to the public for tours. Which city is our final stop?

Answer: Wilmington

This port city is the largest city on the North Carolina coast and is home to many historical landmarks. EUE Screen Gems has produced a number of television shows and movies at its Wilmington location, including "One Tree Hill" and "Dawson's Creek." The USS North Carolina attracts thousands of visitors annually, and two nearby islands, Wrightsville Beach and Pleasure Island, offer public beaches, deep sea fishing and the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

Each April, hundreds of thousands attend the Azalea Festival, held to celebrate the historic homes and gardens located throughout the city.

Famous Wilmington natives include Charles Kuralt, Michael Jordan, and country legend Charlie Daniels.
Source: Author Coonielady

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