1. “At the first gesture of morning, flies began stirring” — in what novel is this the opening sentence?
2. Billy Graham attracted his largest single-day audience — more than 1.1 million — in 1973. Where was it?
3. Which first name is more common in North Carolina than in any other state: Flake, Flay or Opie?
4. Thanks to a purchase from a Connecticut man, the Duke Homestead State Historic Site in Durham now boasts the world’s largest collection of what?
5. Accepting an honorary degree from Davidson, whence he had fled after a “miserable” freshman year, this Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist offered a vivid recollection: “Some say the 1940s were the period when America lost its innocence. I lost my innocence at 17, to a professional woman in a second-floor walk-up in Charlotte at the Green Hotel.” Who was he?
1. “Cold Mountain” by Raleigh’s Charles Frazier. Published in 1997, it won the National Book Award for fiction and sold more than 1 million copies in hardback.
2. Seoul, South Korea.
3 Flake and Flay. West Virginia has a big lead in Opies.
4. Spitoons — more than 240 of them.