Mooresville
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100

Mooresville, NC is located in this county. 

What is Iredell?

100

This three-season sport played on a diamond-shaped field was invented by Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown, NY. 

What is baseball?

100

This fictional English king supposedly had a round table in his castle at Camelot so that his knights would be represented as equals. 

Who is King Arthur?

100

This disaster is caused when the Earth's plates push together, and actually occurs about 55 times per day (most of which we don't notice). 

What is an earthquake?

100

These small, alliterative candies were invented by the Mars Candy Co. in 1941 and now come in varieties such as peanut, dark chocolate, and pretzel. 

What are M&Ms?

200

Mooresville is partially situated around the shores of this largest (by capacity) North Carolina lake. 

What is Lake Norman?

200

This popular round plastic projectile was invented by the Wham-O company in the 1950s. 

What is a frisbee?

200

This country launched a surprise bombing of the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor to force the United States into World War II. 

What is Japan?

200

This Japanese word describes tidal waves, often caused by earthquakes that reverberate through the ocean.

What is a tsunami?

200

These candies, originally called Mars Men, have the slogan "Sour, sweet, gone" and come in 4 flavors in a mixed bag (but everyone knows the red ones are the best). 

What are Sour Patch Kids?

300

This is the number of the town thoroughfare known as "River Highway".

What is 150?

300

This hockey team, which plays in Charlotte at the Bojangles Coliseum, is the minor league affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes. 

Who are the Charlotte Checkers?

300

This annual American holiday is inspired by a Celtic festival called Samhain, a date on which spirits supposedly walk the Earth and can interact with humans. 

What is Halloween?

300

This most damaging hurricane in US history (in terms of money) devastated the Gulf Coast and especially the city of New Orleans in 2005, causing more than $160 billion in damage. 

What is Hurricane Katrina?

300

The Hershey company in Pennsylvania makes over 70 million of these candies every single day!

What are Hershey Kisses?

400

This large home improvement company is headquartered in Mooresville, just off Exit 31 of Interstate 77. 

What is Lowe's?

400

In football, this penalty occurs when a player of the defense crosses the neutral zone and/or has a clear path to the quarterback before the snap. 

What is encroachment?

400

This person is the longest-reigning monarch in English history, at 69 years (for now).  You need to be specific here!

Who is Queen Elizabeth II?

400

The deadliest tornado in history was the Tri-State Tornado in 1925, which killed almost 700 people in these states (name one). 

What are Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana?

400

During Ronald Reagan's inauguration in 1981, over 3 tons of these small, many-flavored candies were served!  This was because the president had used them to help him quit smoking and had developed a liking for them. 

What are jelly beans?

500

Of the 11 Mooresville city parks, this one is furthest from Mooresville High School. 

What is Mazeppa Park?

500

This sport, growing steadily in popularity at high schools across America, is inspired by a Native American game called baaga'adowewin in Ojibwe. 

What is lacrosse?

500

This person, recognizable in modern culture through appearances on pizza boxes and in Snoopy comics, was actually a World War I flying ace named Manfred von Richtofen.  

Who is the Red Baron?

500

A haboob is this kind of natural disaster, occurring most often in dry areas of the planet.

What is a sandstorm or a dust storm?

500

This candy, sold in a blue and white wrapper, was named after the daughter of President Grover Cleveland in the 1800s.  

What is Baby Ruth?

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