Carolina Early History Trivia
What do you know about
North Carolina Early History?
Alan's US States Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.
1) The earliest discovered human settlements
in what eventually became North Carolina are found at the
Hardaway Site near the town of Badin in the south-central part
of the state.
What is the site approximate date?
2) From 1000 BC until the time of European
settlement marks a time period known as the "Woodland period".
Permanent villages, based on settled agriculture, existed
throughout the state.
What was the period known as?
- Moon period
- Skye period
- Woodland period
3) By about 800 AD, fortified towns appeared
throughout the Piedmont region, suggesting the existence of
organized tribal warfare.
4) Town Creek Indian Mound is a National
Historic Landmark near Mount Gilead, Montgomery County, North
Carolina. The site preserves a ceremonial mound built by the Pee
Dee, a group of Mississippian mound building people that thrived
in the Pee Dee region of North and South Carolina during the Pre
Columbian era of American History.
What is believed
to be Town Creek Indian Mound’s date?
- about 1400 BC - 1100 BC
- about 100 AD - 400 AD
- about 1100 AD - 1400 AD
5) Who is believed to be the earliest European
exploration of North Carolina in 1524?
- John Cabot
- Ferdinand Magellan
- Giovanni da Verrazzano
6) In 1526, a group of Spanish colonists
from Hispaniola led by Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón landed at the
mouth of a river they called the "Rio Jordan".
is believed to bee the river?
- Cape Fear River
- Mayo River
- Pungo River
7) Hernando de Soto first explored
west-central North Carolina during his 1539-1540 expedition. His
first encounter with a native settlement in North Carolina may
have been at Guaquilli.
What is believed to be the
- High Point
8) The earliest English attempt at
colonization in North America was Roanoke Colony of 1584–1587,
the famed "Lost Colony" of Sir Walter Raleigh. The colony was
established at Roanoke Island in the Croatan Sound on the
leeward side of the Outer Banks.
9) A major American victory took place at
King's Mountain along the North Carolina–South Carolina border.
A force of 1000 mountain men from western North Carolina
(including what is today part of Tennessee) overwhelmed a force
of some 1000 Loyalist and British troops led by Major Patrick
What was date of the battle?
- October 7, 1780
- October 17, 1780
- October 27, 1780
10) On November 21, 1789, North Carolina
became the fifth state to ratify the Constitution.