Georgia by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

BoyleJ


Runner(s)-Up:

IngramB
Oh shit

PerryS


Quiz Description

Whether you've had a Coke, ate a peach (even though SC makes more than we do) or changed planes in Atlanta on your way to Heaven or Hell, we're sure these things will have you keeping all things Georgia on your mind. If not, Delta's ready when you are. :)

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Questions:

Georgia was the _____ state to join the Union on Jan 2, 1788. (Looking for an ordinal number here).

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4th

Savannah was the first capital of Georgia and Atlanta is the fifth capitol. Name any one of the three towns in between that served as Georgia's capital.

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Milledgeville, Augusta, Louisville

This 42' tall by 365' long painting depicting The Battle of Atlanta is in the process of leaving its Grant Park home for a new location at the Atlanta History Center. There is a similar one in Gettysburg depicting a battle that took place there.

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Cyclorama

On April 12, 1862, this 4-4-0 locomotive was stolen as its crew ate breakfast in the town of Big Shanty. The ensuing chase to recapture it became known as "The Great Locomotive Chase." It shares its name with a 1926 Buster Keaton comedy depicting the same events (sort of).

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The General

This former military installation outside of Savannah, named for the Polish count who died defending the city, was the first masonry fort to be bombarded by rifled cannon shells. Its capture effectively cut Savannah off from most world trade.

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Ft. Pulaski

Forming part of the western border with Alabama, this waterway's locales can, according to Alan Jackson, get "hotter than a hoochie-coochie." People "shoot" it thousands of times every weekend during the summer.

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Chatthoochee

Much to the author's dismay, no one on the July 17, 2015, episode of J! got the name of Georgia's largest lake, named after this poet of "The Marshes of Glynn." And here I sit writing Alpaca quiz questions about him. Sigh. :)

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Lanier

In front of Parliament in 1738, Captain Robert Jenkins displayed this object to demonstrate Spanish atrocities in the Georgia colony (although no record exists of this ever happening). The namesake object's war broke out as a result.

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his ear [left to be exact]

The first steamship to cross the Atlantic entirely under full power and the first nuclear merchant ship share the name of this Georgia city.

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Savannah

This GA barrier island, once the private playground of Morgan, Vanderbilt and Rockefeller, was also the birthplace of the Federal Reserve System, often called "The Creature from [blank.]"

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Jekyll Island

Referred to by this author as the most desolate stretch of Interstate outside of Kansas (where he's never driven), this is the only two-digit Intrastate highway in GA. It connects Savannah to Macon and takes roughly over two hours to travel (making it feel like an entire day in the process).

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I-16

If you know the author, you knew there would be a UGA football question coming, so: 1- Born in Wrightsville 2- Only player to finish in the top three of Heisman voting every year he played. 3- Won the 1982 Heisman (beating John Elway in the process) 4- Played for the NJ Generals in the USFL 5- Named best college running back of all time by ESPN

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Hershel Walker