South Carolina History Early South Carolina Trivia


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South Carolina History

  • Early South Carolina Trivia


Which river is the border between South Carolina and Georgia? a. Edisto River b. Cooper River c. Savannah River d. Ashley River



C. Savannah River



Mountains and waterfalls a. Blue Ridge Region b. Piedmont c. Sandhills d. Coastal Zone



a. Blue Ridge Region



Area that was once a beach a. Blue Ridge Region b. Piedmont c. Sandhills d. Coastal Zone



C. Sandhills



Oceans, Beaches, borders Atlantic Ocean a. Blue Ridge Region b. Piedmont c. Sandhills d. Coastal Zone



d. Coastal Zone



Which of the following was the greatest motive for explorers exploring the land we now call South Carolina? a. for fun b. to find land to name after their king c. to claim land for their king and country d. to find diamonds



c. to claim land for their king and country



Which explorer learned the customs of the Native Americans and was known as the “The First English Settler in South Carolina”? He also started a trading system between the colonists and Native Americans. a. William Hilton b. Jean Ribault c. Henry Woodward d. Juan Pardo



C. Henry Woodward



Which explorer discovered Hilton Head Island? a. William Hilton b. Jean Ribault c. Henry Woodward d. Juan Pardo



a. William Hilton



What is Francis Marion’s nickname? a. “The Gamecock” b. “Wizard Owl” c. “Swamp Man” d. “Swamp Fox”



d. “Swamp Fox”



Which branch of government? Makes laws, House of Representatives and Senate a. Legislative Branch b. Executive Branch c. Judicial Branch



a. Legislative Branch



Which branch of government? Governor a. Legislative Branch b. Executive Branch c. Judicial Branch



b. Executive Branch



Which branch of government? Explains the laws, judges and courts a. Legislative Branch b. Executive Branch c. Judicial Branch



c. Judicial Branch



After the Patriots won the Revolutionary War, the 13 colonies became states. They had to create a … a. constitution to set up a new government b. new ship to use in the Army c. write a letter of apology to the King of England for winning the war



a. constitution to set up a new government



What invention created a greater need for slavery in South Carolina? a. railroad b. truck c. electricity d. cotton gin



d. cotton gin



Where did the Civil War start? a. at Fort Sumter in Charleston b. in North Carolina c. in the Blue Ridge Mountains d. in Georgia



a. at Fort Sumter in Charleston



Which submarine became the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in war? a. Submarine 1 b. S.C. Submarine c. CSS Hunley d. Sea Man



c. CSS Hunley



Which insect damaged the cotton crop? a. boll weevil b. cricket c. Carolina mantid d. beetle bug



a. boll weevil



South Carolina’s four main river systems are the... a. Santee, Waccamaw, Savannah, Atlantic b. Beaufort, Santee, Pee Dee, Edisto c. Santee, Savannah, Pee Dee, Edisto d. Catawba, Pee Dee, Charleston, Blue Ridge



c. Santee, Savannah, Pee Dee, Edisto



In which city might you live if you made living harvesting oysters? a. Greenville b. Walterboro c. Manning d. Georgetown



d. Georgetown



The six land in our state are the Blue Ridge, Piedmont,: a. Santee, Atlantic, Inner Coastal Plain, Outer Coastal Plain b. Sand Hills, Inner Coastal Plain, Outer Coastal Plain, Coastal Zone c. Upcountry, Coastal Zone, Outer Coastal Plain, Coastal Zone d. Table Rock, Coastal Plain, Palmetto, Atlantic



b. Sand Hills, Inner Coastal Plain, Outer Coastal Plain, Coastal Zone



Which physical features describe the Blue Ridge Mountain regions? a. sandy beaches, Ashley River, Sea Islands b. waterfalls, Table Rock, Chattooga River c. swamps, deserts, Spartanburg d. Jocassee Dam, waterfalls, palmetto trees



b. waterfalls, Table Rock, Chattooga River



Columbia, sandy hills, and peach orchards are all found in the: a. upcountry b. Coastal Zone Region c. Sea Island Region d. Sand Hills Region



d. Sand Hills Region



What human features describe the Coastal Zone Region? a. beaches, waterfalls, golf courses b. mountains, Columbia, Lake Marion c. Charleston, golf courses, historic homes d. hotel resorts, rolling hills, race track



c. Charleston, golf courses, historic homes



Which describes the Cherokee nation? a. lived in the mountains, “The Principle People”, had 2 chiefs b. lived on the coast, wore heavy robes, are famous for making pottery c. lived in the Sand Hills region, covered their homes in palmetto leaves, rode horses d. lived near the beach, built wigwams, made dugout canoes



a. lived in the mountains, “The Principle People”, had 2 chiefs



Which describes the Catawba nation? a. lived in the mountains, “The Principle People”, had 2 chiefs b. lived on the coast, wore heavy robes, are famous for making pottery c. lived in the Piedmont region, “People of the River”, known for making pottery d. lived near the beach, built wigwams, made dugout canoes



c. lived in the Piedmont region, “People of the River”, known for making pottery



Which describes the Yemasee nation? a. lived in the mountains, “The Principle People”, had 2 chiefs b. lived on the coast, caught clams and oysters for trade, fought against the colonists and lost, forcing them to leave their land c. lived in the Sand Hills region, covered their homes in palmetto leaves, rode horses d. lived near the beach, built wigwams, made dugout canoes



b. lived on the coast, caught clams and oysters for trade, fought against the colonists and lost, forcing them to leave their land



Two reasons Europeans explored South Carolina were to... a. get new lands and find new kinds of animals b. hide from the law and learn new ways of farming c. get new lands and riches d. learn about native people and hide from the law



c. get new lands and riches



“For king and country” meant: a. when explorers found land, it belonged to their king and country b. the king would visit a new country c. kings were named after countries d. explorers could keep everything they found in a new country



a. when explorers found land, it belonged to their king and country



The first English rulers of Carolina were: a. Juan Pardo and Anthony Ashley Cooper b. the Lords Proprietors c. settlers from Barbados d. the Kiawah



b. the Lords Proprietors



William Hilton was an explorer who... a. was sent to find a good place for English settlers to build a colony b. built a resort on Hilton Head Island c. started a rice plantation in Carolina d. was sent to find gold and silver



a. was sent to find a good place for English settlers to build a colony



The Yemasee War was fought because... a. the colonists were tired of being pushed off their land b. the Yemasee wanted the colonists’ farms c. the Yemasee were trying to defend their homeland d. the Lords Proprietors would not send supplies



c. the Yemasee were trying to defend their homeland



The colonists were unhappy with how the Lords Proprietors were ruling the colony, so they... a. started the Yemasee War b. governed themselves c. asked pirates to take control of the colony d. asked for the royal government to take over the colony



d. asked for the royal government to take over the colony



Which is NOT a way slaves helped start rice plantations? a. They knew how to grow rice. b. They built dikes to keep the rivers from flooding the fields. c. They hired other people to plant the rice. d. They harvested the rice.



c. They hired other people to plant the rice.



Which is NOT a way slaves kept their African culture alive? a. They played music, sang, and danced like they had in Africa. b. They traveled to Africa to visit their relatives. c. They cooked African foods. d. They developed a language and culture called Gullah.



b. They traveled to Africa to visit their relatives.



Slaves resisted against their owners by… a. working slowly, open rebellion, getting new jobs b. spending lots of money, running away, taking their owners to court c. keeping their African culture alive, running away, open rebellion d. burning the rice crops, reading books, keeping their African culture alive



c. keeping their African culture alive, running away, open rebellion



Which was NOT a cause of the American Revolution? a. the Tea Act b. the Intolerable Acts c. the Declaration of Independence d. a slave rebellion



d. a slave rebellion



Charles Town had to surrender to the British because… a. the British blockade and soldiers kept supplies and food from getting into the city b. there was not enough soldiers in Charles Town to fight the British c. citizens of Charles Town had signed an oath they would surrender d. everyone in Charles Town was sick



a. the British blockade and soldiers kept supplies and food from getting into the city



Thomas Sumter’s militia helped fight the British by… a. building forts b. sneaking through the woods and swamps, attacking British camps, and then disappearing back into the woods c. stealing British ships d. training fighting roosters to attack British forts



b. sneaking through the woods and swamps, attacking British camps, and then disappearing back into the woods



Francis Marion was called the Swamp Fox because ... a. he had a pet fox b. he lived in a swamp c. he liked to swim through swamps, looking for foxes to hunt d. his militia traveled through swamps, attacking the British at night, and then disappearing



d. his militia traveled through swamps, attacking the British at night, and then disappearing



What happened during the Battle of Kings Mountain? a. The British won the battle. b. The Patriots defended Fort Moultrie. c. The Patriots wouldn’t let the British surrender, and the British were defeated. d. Kate Barry killed.



c. The Patriots wouldn’t let the British surrender, and the British were defeated.



The Battle of Kings Mountain and Cowpens were important because… a. they weakened the British army b. few soldiers were killed c. the Swamp Fox was captured d. women and children fought in the battles



a. they weakened the British army



Andrew Pickens led a group of Patriots in… a. the Battle of Fort Moultrie b. a fight against Daniel Morgan c. the Battle of Cowpens d. a search for supplies



c. the Battle of Cowpens



What was one effect of the American Revolution? a. The British raised taxes to pay for the war. b. America was a free country. c. Americans had to move back to England. d. The British gained control of the fur trade.



b. America was a free country.



The state capital was moved to present-day Columbia because... a. Columbia has nicer land than Charleston. b. a capital city in the middle of the state would better serve all the people c. Charleston was getting too crowded d. backcountry settlers paid the government to move it there



b. a capital city in the middle of the state would better serve all the people



Courts are part of the... a. Constitution b. judicial branch c. legislative branch d. executive branch



b. judicial branch



What are three changes that helped backcountry settlers after the American Revolution? a. fairer taxes, more slaves, more prisons b. more land, no taxes, better farming tools c. fairer taxes, creation of counties, moving the state capital closer d. new highways, creation of counties, more firewood



c. fairer taxes, creation of counties, moving the state capital closer



Which describes the General Assembly, our state legislative branch? a. makes the laws and decides how the money is spent b. carries out the laws c. made up of the senate and the house of republicans d. elects the governor and runs the schools



a. makes the laws and decides how the money is spent



Local government is important because it... a. decides how the state’s money is spent b. elects the president and Congress c. is one of the three branches of government d. makes laws that fit the people of a community and provides services



d. makes laws that fit the people of a community and provides services



Which is NOT a way people can be good citizens? a. voting b. breaking laws c. volunteering in the community d. go to town meetings



b. breaking laws



Which was NOT an effect of the invention of the cotton gin? a. Cotton was easier and faster to clean. b. Slavery expanded. c. Indigo became a cash crop. d. Cotton became a cash crop.



c. Indigo became a cash crop.



Which sentence does NOT describe the elite class? a. They built canals and worked in cotton fields. b. They owned at least 20 slaves and 500 acres of land. c. They went to parties and wore fancy clothes. d. They served as government leaders.



a. They built canals and worked in cotton fields.



People who were part of the lower class… a. wore fancy clothes b. did manual work c. owned good farming land d. hired people t work for them



b. did manual work



Which statement best describes the middle class? a. They were not as rich as the elite, owned slaves to do household chores, and ran stores in new towns. b. They hosted nice parties, worked as nurses and teachers, and worked under the gang system. c. They had enough to eat, paid a yearly tax to remain free, and had summer homes. d. They were well-educated, recived food rations, and worked as overseers.



a. They were not as rich as the elite, owned slaves to do household chores, and ran stores in new towns.



Independent farmers... a. worked the land themselves b. hired women to work the land c. owned lots of slaves d. were well-educated



a. worked the land themselves



Which sentence describes enslaved African Americans? a. They built canals, hosted parties, and worked as overseers. b. They worked under the gang system, received food rations, and owned land. c. They worked in cotton fields, received clothes twice a year, and were sometimes treated cruelly. d. They lived in slave rows, ran plantations, and wore fancy clothes.



c. They worked in cotton fields, received clothes twice a year, and were sometimes treated cruelly.



Free African Americans were... a. paid to vote b. better off than slaves but not as free as whites c. government leaders d. forced to move back to Africa



b. better off than slaves but not as free as whites



People who worked to end slavery were called... a. southerners b. abolitionists c. blockades d. cartridges



b. abolitionists



Southerners were upset when Lincoln was elected president because... a. they believed he might one day end slavery, which would threaten their way of life b. he had a plan to raise taxes c. he wanted the northern states to secede from the Union d. they wanted a president who would support abolition of slavery



a. they believed he might one day end slavery, which would threaten their way of life



What happened at the Secession convention? a. The leaders all got sick with yellow fever. b. The leaders decided not to secede. c. The leaders got into a fight, and nothing was solved. d. The leaders signed the Ordinance of Secession, which said South Carolina had left the Union.



d. The leaders signed the Ordinance of Secession, which said South Carolina had left the Union.



The firing on Fort Sumter took place because the... a. Confederates wanted to destroy the fort b. Union wanted to get control of the fort c. Confederates wanted to punish the soldiers there d. Confederates were upset that the U.S. still had control over a fort in the South



d. Confederates were upset that the U.S. still had control over a fort in the South



Lincoln ordered the blockade of Charleston and the entire South to... a. keep Southerners from escaping to the North b. keep the South from getting any supplies c. keep a closer watch on he South d. catch seafood along the coast



b. keep the South from getting any supplies



Why did the Union take over Port Royal? a. to get a base in the South where it could keep soldiers and supplies b. to capture the slaves there and make them work for Union c. to force the white plantation owners there to leave d. to have a place in the South where it could build textile mills



a. to get a base in the South where it could keep soldiers and supplies



Why did people in Charleston send their families and belongings to Columbia during Sherman’s march? a. They wanted to be closer to the action of the war. B. Union soldiers forced them to move to Columbia. C. They thought Sherman would attack Charleston, and they would be safe in Columbia. D. They were trying to get away from a disease that broke out in Charleston.



C. They thought Sherman would attack Charleston, and they would be safe in Columbia.



Many people became sharecroppers after the Civil War because... a. they liked moving around b. our state’s economy was in bad shape, and sharecropping was a way to survive c. they liked working for other people instead of owning their own land d. sharecropping was a way people could stay close to their hometowns



b. our state’s economy was in bad shape, and sharecropping was a way to survive



What was Reconstruction? a. a plan to rebuild plantation owners’ homes b. a way to get freed slaves their own land c. an idea that only African Americans could be sharecroppers d. a plan to rebuild the country after the Civil War



d. a plan to rebuild the country after the Civil War



Which is one way white leaders tried to take away African Americans’ rights? a. They passed the Fourteenth Amendment. b. They voted for black leaders. c. They passed the Black Codes. d. They set up public schools.



c. They passed the Black Codes.



The Constitution of 1868… a. gave everyone equal rights, every man the right to vote, and provided public education b. allowed women to vote c. said that public schools had to be segregated d. created Jim Crow laws



a. gave everyone equal rights, every man the right to vote, and provided public education



The new public schools created a problem because… a. there was not enough money to build them b. nobody wanted to attend the new schools c. black people wanted the schools to be segregated d. white people wanted the schools to be segregated



d. white people wanted the schools to be segregated



Railroads were so important to South Carolina because.. a. they helped farmers ship their goods, which helped our industries grow b. people liked to ride trains for fun c. they provided a way for people to get to South Carolina’s beaches d. people were tired of riding horses everywhere



a. they helped farmers ship their goods, which helped our industries grow



Which of the following colonial practices was brought from Barbados?



plantations




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