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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.
If you need rules or score cards, visit the show’s website at DorkyGeekyNerdy.com. You can also chat with me and other fans on Facebook, Twitter, or Reddit. Recently, folks have started throwing questions back at me and it’s been wonderful.
That’s enough chit-chat, so let’s get started with the show.
The Dorky Round
1. Born in Barnwell, SC, who is often referred to as 'The Godfather of Soul'?
2. What actress made her debut in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan and also appeared in Groundhog Day and Four Weddings & a Funeral?
3. Shoeless Joe Jackson received a lifetime ban from what sports league in 1921?
4. What South Carolina senator is, to date, the only member of the US Congress to reach 100 while in office?
5. What ocean borders South Carolina to the East?
6. Who has co-hosted Wheel of Fortune with Pat Sajak since 1983?
7. How many states border South Carolina?
8. What actress and star of 'How to Get Away with Murder' has been nominated for four Oscars?
9. Who is the only US president born in South Carolina?
10. SC was the last state to remove what flag from its capital building?
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?
2. What is the capital of South Carolina?
3. What civil rights activist helped found Operation PUSH and ran for president in 1984 and 1988?
4. At 14 feet in diameter, the world's largest what are made in Lexington, SC?
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?
6. What South Carolina singer suggested 'Let's Twist Again' back in 1962?
7. Barbara Streisand directed herself and Nick Nolte in what 1991 movie, based in SC?
8. Several states seceded from the Union at the start of the Civil War. In order of secession, where does SC rank?
9. What jazz musician is known for his improvisation, giant cheeks, and bent trumpet?
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’?
2. Sumter, South Carolina is home to the largest farm for what tree, native to China?
3. What is the official state nickname of South Carolina?
5. What is the largest city in South Carolina?
6. Christianity is by far the most commonly practiced religion in SC. What's the second?
7. What resort town is located 20 miles northeast of Savannah, GA?
8. Taking place in SC, what 2006 horror comedy was directed by James Gunn and starred Nathon Fillion and Elizabeth Banks?
9. What 1991 movie, starring Michael J Fox, is often cited as the template for Pixar's Cars?
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.
This has been episode 174 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. The music has been by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. You can find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
Thanks for listening.
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