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History and Prehistory

There are 10 questions in this Quiz

See how much you know about the state’s history — all the way back to prehistoric times.

  1. Which of the following generally is NOT considered to be one of the causes of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud?
    1. Civil War
    2. Disputed inheritance
    3. Romantic tryst
    4. Stolen pig
  2. Which TWO of the following scenic attractions were used for military training during World War II?
    1. Blackwater Falls and Twin Falls
    2. Cranberry Glades and Spruce Knob
    3. New River Gorge and the Smoke Hole
    4. Dolly Sods and Seneca Rocks
  3. Which one of the following statements about aviator Marion County's George "Spanky" Roberts is true?
    1. As a test pilot, he broke numerous speed records.
    2. He served under General Billy Mitchell as an aviator during World War I.
    3. He was honored with the Medal of Honor.
    4. He was a member of the famous Tuskegee Airmen.
  4. During World War II, the U.S. government interned Japanese, German, and Italian diplomats at what West Virginia landmark?
    1. The Greenbrier
    2. West Virginia Governor's Mansion
    3. West Virginia Independence Hall
    4. West Virginia University's Woodburn Hall
  5. Who was West Virginia's first African-American legislator?
    1. Christopher Payne
    2. Harry Capehart
    3. T. G. Nutter
    4. T. J. Coleman
  6. Where is the largest prehistoric conical burial mound in North America?
    1. Moundsville
    2. Romney
    3. South Charleston
    4. St. Marys
  7. What was the first economically successful industry in present West Virginia based on natural resources?
    1. Coal
    2. Gas
    3. Oil
    4. Salt
  8. What early West Virginia industry produced cannonballs for Commodore Oliver Perry’s successful campaign against the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812?
    1. Blenko Glass Company
    2. Kelly Axe and Tool Company
    3. Peter Tarr Iron Furnace
    4. Wheeling Steel Company
  9. When do archeologists believe the first prehistoric people ventured into present West Virginia?
    1. 10,500 BC
    2. 12,500 BC
    3. 5000 BC
    4. 8000 BC
  10. In what year did West Virginia adopt its current constitution?
    1. 1863
    2. 1872
    3. 1888
    4. 1913