It’s election time in Georgia!
This week millions of Georgians will go to the polls to exercise their constitutional right to vote for the candidate of their choice.
If you’re one of the millions who votes this week, congratulations, you’re a great Georgian. But if you truly want to know how great a Georgian you are, try taking this quick test to find out your knowledge of our great state.
1) How many counties are there in the state of Georgia? A) 129 B) 180 C) 159 D) 161
2) Name the second oldest city in the nation. (Hint- it’s in Georgia) A) Savannah B) Atlanta C) St. Marys D) Augusta
3) This city claims to be the watermelon capital of the world. A) Cordele B) Thomasville C) Byron D) Tifton
4) This is the largest city in the largest county in the largest state east of the Mississippi. A) Atlanta B) Waycross C) Columbus D) Macon
5) This is the only county in Georgia named for a woman. A) Butts B) Peach C) Hart D) Crisp
6) Georgia was named for this person. A) King George of Spain B) King George II of England C) King Edwards daughter, Georgia D) Queen Georgia of England
7) Georgia is often referred to by this nickname. A) Empire State of the South B) Peach State C) Cracker State D) all of the above
8) This Georgia county gained its name from the large number of “damn Yankee” sympathizers during the war of northern aggression. A) Towns B) Jasper C) Union D) Liberty
9) The two longest roads in the continental United States intersect in this Georgia city. A) Atlanta B) Macon C) Pooler D) Albany
10) This was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. A) University of Georgia B) Georgia Women’s College C) Wesleyan College D) Brenau
11) This Georgia city was the site of the first Gold rush in America. A) Dahlonega B) Dalton C) Blairsville D) McCaysville.
12) This man was the first Georgian to win the Nobel Peace Prize. A) Martin Luther King, Jr. B) Jimmy Carter C) Ralph Bunche D) Lester Maddox E) Glenn Richardson
13) This Georgia city, known as the Chicken Capital of the World, has made it illegal to eat chicken with a fork. A) Claxton B) Gainesville C) Sylvester D) Commerce
14) All of the following figures are carved on the face of Stone Mountain except A) Robert E. Lee B) Stonewall Jackson C) Traveler D) William Sherman
15) The highest point in Georgia is A) Springer Mountain B) Brasstown Bald Mountain C) Blood Mountain D) Double Knobs
Name the three counties in Georgia not named after a person or without an Indian derived name. (Hint: all three are mentioned above)
Answers: 1) C, 2) C, 3) A, 4) B, 5) C, 6) B, 7) D, 8) C, 9) C, 10) C, 11) A, 12) C, 13) B, 14) D, 15) B.
Bonus question: Liberty, Peach, Union.