So you think you know North Carolina…. No. 35

1. Before they settled into new facilities in Charlotte and Raleigh, the Carolina Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes played in what cities?

2. Seven states can be seen from Rock City Gardens, the widely advertised attraction atop Lookout Mountain in Tennessee. Is North Carolina one of them?

3. What N.C. product is cited in Jimmy Buffett’s 1999 song, “I Will Play for Gumbo”?

4. The villain in which of these movies is described as “former art consultant to Jesse Helms”: “Wag the Dog,” “Air Force One” or “Naked Gun 21/2”?

5. True or false: North Carolina’s state tree is the dogwood.

Answers below






1. Clemson and Greensboro, respectively.

2. Yes — along with Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

3. Krispy Kreme doughnuts: “I’m not talking quesadillas or a dozen Krispy Kremes/Or a pound of caviar, that’s a rich man’s dream/No banana split or fillet of pompano/No, I will play for gumbo.” (Buffett has owned a number of Krispy Kreme franchises.)

4. “Naked Gun 21/2.”

5. False. The state tree is the pine (the dogwood is the state flower).