NEW! NCpedia Online North Carolina History Quizzes

Monday, September 23, 2019

NCpedia now has online quizzes! 

Librarians at the North Carolina Government & Heritage Library (GHL) have developed an online quiz feature in NCpedia to give users a fun way to interact and engage with North Carolina history. 

Test your knowledge!

Our first quiz is available now, and consists of ten questions designed to test your knowledge of women’s history in our state. For example, do you know the name of the first women’s college in North Carolina? Or who the current poet laureate of North Carolina is? When you complete the NCpedia Women’s History quiz, you will be provided not only with the answers to these questions (and more!), but you can read a short paragraph with further information about each answer, as well as a link to an NCpedia article to learn more about the topic and explore related NCpedia resources.

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“She Changed the World”

The first group to take our women’s history quiz were visitors to the “She Changed the World” Kick-off event held at the State Capitol on September 7, 2019. The event launched a year-long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in August of 1920. Their response to the quiz was positive—and we hope you enjoy it, too.

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So much to choose from!

Future online quizzes will continue to focus on different periods and populations in North Carolina history. Questions will be taken not only from NCpedia, but also from ANCHOR (A North Carolina History Online Resource) digital textbook articles and from our newest collection, The Way We Lived in North Carolina. The latter is a collection of short essays within NCpedia that tell the social history of the state from its first peoples through the early 2000s. Together, NCpedia and ANCHOR comprise more than 9,000 entries covering several hundred years of North Carolina history, culture, and natural heritage, so there is much to choose from! 

Our next quiz, on North Carolina State Symbols, will be available soon. New quizzes will be announced via Twitter, so follow us there and be on the lookout for them! You can take our quizzes on a PC, laptop, tablet, or phone. 

Example of a quiz question

If you have a North Carolina-related topic suggestion for a new quiz, contact us and share your ideas!  

Author: 
Kelly Agan, Digital Projects Librarian
Mike Millner, Systems Support Librarian