Quizzes were a popular addition to the magazine in the ’30s and ’40s, and our editors at the time encouraged readers to grade themselves — and they weren’t pulling punches when they created their rubric: “We’re of the opinion that these questions are rather easy. There are thirty of them. If you get 27, 28, 29, or 30 right, give yourself a grade of Excellent. If you get 24, 25, or 26 correct — Good. If you get 21, 22, or 23 correct — only Fair. Below 21 shows that your knowledge of North Carolina needs a lot of bolstering.”
To commemorate our 90th anniversary, we’ve compiled a time line that highlights the stories, contributors, and themes that have shaped this magazine — and your view of the Old North State — using nine decades of our own words.