We’re heading back down south for this week’s episode with a little South Carolina Trivia. Time to test your skills with the history, geography, and famous people of the Eighth State in the US. It’s colorful and varied, just like South Carolina.
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We’re heading back down South this week.
Hey folks, I’m your host Brian Rollins and this is episode 174 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. For this week’s show, we’re visiting one of the original 13 colonies, South Carolina.
If you’re new to the show, welcome. Every week, I ask three rounds of ten questions about a different trivia topic. We’re working our way through the US of A this season and we’ve got thirty questions all about South Carolina trivia.
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That’s enough chit-chat, so let’s get started with the show.
The Dorky Round
2. What actress made her debut in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan and also appeared in Groundhog Day and Four Weddings & a Funeral?
4. What South Carolina senator is, to date, the only member of the US Congress to reach 100 while in office?
The Geeky Round
1. What South Carolinian was one of the Catwomen on the 1960s Batman series as well as the voice of Yzma in The Emperor's New Groove?
5. Born in SC, what actor appeared in the series, Parks & Recreation as well as starred in and created the Netflix series, Master of None?
8. Several states seceded from the Union at the start of the Civil War. In order of secession, where does SC rank?
10. Filmed in Long Creek, SC, what 1971 movie featured Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, and possibly the worst camping trip ever?
The Nerdy Round
1. What boxer, from Beaufort, SC, fought Mohamad Ali three times, the last in the ‘Thrilla in Manilla’?
8. Taking place in SC, what 2006 horror comedy was directed by James Gunn and starred Nathon Fillion and Elizabeth Banks?
10. We mentioned Robert Gould Shaw and his all-Black regiment back in our Massachusetts episode. Where did he and his unit meet their end?
And that’s it for South Carolina. It’s a beautiful looking state that I’d love to visit some day. Here are a few bonus facts about the Palmetto State.
Palmettos were used in early fort construction. Their spongy structure meant that cannonballs would often bounce back at the people firing them.
The highest point is Sassafras Mountain at 3500 feet. There is no sassafras actually growing there.
South Carolina was the eighth state to join the Union.
It’s the 24th largest state by population, putting it almost smack in the middle.
We’ll be back again next week with 30 more trivia questions. Here’s a clue to tide you over:
What state’s name comes from the Seneca meaning, ‘the Great River’?
That doesn’t help most folks. I’ll narrow it down, it’s in the Central Time Zone. Not much more help, huh? Oh well. You’ll find out soon enough.
Thanks for listening.
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