We’ve got Carolina on our minds this week. Specifically, North Carolina. Hey gang, this is episode 202 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins and this week, it’s North Carolina Trivia that we’re covering.
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We’ve got Carolina on our minds this week. Specifically, North Carolina.
Hey gang, this is episode 202 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins and this week, it’s North Carolina Trivia that we’re covering.
As always, we’ve got three rounds of ten questions each. I ask, you get a timer, then we see how you did. Simple enough? I think so.
With that, let’s start things off with…
The Dorky Round
- What is the largest city in North Carolina?
- Born in Wilkesboro, what actor starred in the The Hangover trilogy and also interviews people Between Two Ferns?
- What North Carolinian plays the title character in the Showtime series, Dexter?
Michael C Hall
- Born in North Carolina, who was the first US President to be impeached?
- Called various things like traitor, whistleblower, and hero, what security consultant fled the US in 2013 and was granted Russian citizenship in 2022?
Edward Snowden from Elizabeth City, NC
- Born in Winston-Salem in 1918, what bombastic sportscaster covered boxing, football, and even the Olympics?
- What state borders North Carolina to the North?
- What popular soft drink was born in New Bern, NC?
- What doughnut shop first opened in North Carolina back in 1937?
Krispy Kreme Donuts
- What aircraft first took flight on December 17, 1903 in Kitty Hawk?
The Wright Flyer. It was the first heavier-than-air powered flight.
The Geeky Round
- What is the capital of North Carolina?
- What North Carolina actress played a vampire queen in True Blood and a sentient android on the series Westworld?
Evan Rachel Wood
- What 2003 Civil War movie starred Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renee Zellweger?
- Four teenagers make a very bad 4th of July choice in what 1997 North Carolina based slasher film?
I Know What You Did Last Summer
- Born in Kannapolis, what beloved NASCAR driver died in a sudden last-lap crash in Daytona in 2001?
- What state borders North Carolina to the West?
- What is the nickname for the University of North Carolina?
The Tar Heels
- What modern conveyance is not allowed on Bald Head Island?
Cars. Travelers have to use golf carts or bikes to get around.
- What jazz pianist from Rocky Mount gave us Round Midnight, Ruby, My Dear, and In Walked Bud?
- What infamous pirate hunted the coastline of North Carolina and met his end in the Outer Banks in 1718?
Edward Teach better known as Blackbeard
The Nerdy Round
- What 1988 movie was listed as the #1 sports movie of all time by Sports Illustrated?
- What actress played Ainsley Hayes on The West Wing and Det. Calleigh Duquesne on CSI: Miami?
- Born in Grabtown, what actress was married to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw, and Frank Sinatra?
- What actress played an animal behaviorist in the second Jurassic Park movie as well as a rebel leader in the last two Hunger Games movies?
- Born in Pinehurst, who was the chairman of the WWE from its inception until his retirement in 2022?
- Born in Pineville, what President added Texas, Oregon, and the Mexican Succession to the United States between 1845 and 1849?
James K Polk
- What newscaster from NC rose to national fame both as a WWII correspondent and as a leading critic of McCarthyism?
Edward R Murrow
- What current owner of the Charlotte Hornets once played basketball for the University of North Carolina in the early 1980s?
Michael Jordan. He did a few other things in basketball as well.
- Located in Asheville, what is the largest mansion in the United States?
The Biltmore Estate
- Greensboro pharmacist Lunsford Richarson created what to help with his son’s croup?
Vicks Vapor Rub
And that’s all the questions we’ve got for North Carolina. Here are a few bonus facts:
- Unofficially, North Carolina was the last state to secede from the Union during the Civil War. Tennessee had unofficially left before North Carolina, but didn’t make it official until after.
- While a slave state, it wasn’t until Lincoln called for the invasion of South Carolina that North Carolina decided to join the Confederacy.
- It’s the 9th largest state by population and 28th in land mass.
- North Carolina is the 12th state to enter, making it one of the last of the thirteen colonies to ratify the Constitution.
So, North Carolinians, did I miss anything interesting about your state? Let me know on DorkyGeekyNerdy.com or via social media.
I’ll warn you, I’ve recorded this episode way in advance because I’m currently on a much-delayed anniversary trip with my wife to Universal Orlando and Disney World. If I don’t respond to you this week, it’s nothing personal. I promise.
We’ll be back next week with another episode of Dorky Geeky Nerdy. Here’s a clue to tide you over:
What state has had more US Presidents born there than any other?
Hardcore history nerds should know this one. Plus we’re running out of states. In fact, we’ve only got 10 left. So that ought to narrow things down a bit. See you back here next Wednesday.
This has been episode 202 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. The music was provided by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com.
This podcast was written, produced, and hosted by me, Brian Rollins. You can find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
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