So you think you know North Carolina…. No. 23

1. True or false: More than one in four of the Americans named Zeb live in North Carolina.

2. Sherwood Anderson based his 1932 novel “Beyond Desire” on what N.C. event?

3. What late U.S. senator was born in North Carolina as Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr.?

4. What 17-year-old gave up painting and turned to folk music after attending the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville in 1936?

5. “Disraeli saw two nations, the rich and the poor, in 19th-century England. That day in Durham, North Carolina, I for the first time saw two nations, black and white, in 20th-century America.” Who wrote those words — Richard Nixon, Terry Sanford or John Edwards?

Answers….

 

 

 

1. True. Zebulon “Zeb” Vance, governor during the Civil War, has been called the state’s most popular political figure.

2. The Gastonia textile workers’ strike of 1929.

3. Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., born in Wilkesboro in 1917. His mother died a year later, and young Cornelius was adopted by aunt and uncle Vlurma and Titus Byrd, with whom he moved to West Virginia when he was about 2.

4. Pete Seeger, for whom hearing the five-string banjo proved a life-changing experience.

5. Nixon, recalling the sight of a shift change at a downtown tobacco plant while a law student at Duke.

 

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