We're going to put your Hilton Head and Bluffton history knowledge to the test with a fun quiz! From the first inhabitants to the present day, Hilton Head and Bluffton have a rich and fascinating Historyhistory that is worth exploring. Noel Turner, who successfully completed the Hilton Head Ambassador Program through USCB, has put together this quiz to challenge your knowledge and inspire you to learn more.  Don't worry, this quiz won't be graded! Our goal is to have fun and learn a thing or two about the fascinating history of Hilton Head and Bluffton. Grab a pen and paper, and let's get started with the quiz!

1. How did Hilton Head get named?
a. An English Captain named William Hilton, was exploring Port Royal Sound and saw the headlands of the island and named it for himself – Hilton Head.
b. The head surveyor of a land company called Hilton Land Company, sighted the island’s headwaters while exploring and proclaimed the name shall be Hilton Head.
c. The island is shaped like a human head, and a woman called Elizabeth named the island for her husband, John Hilton.
2. What famous writer called Daufuskie Island home in 1969?
a. Leonard Cohen
b. Joseph Heller
c. Pat Conroy
3. What year did Hilton Head get its name?
a. 1663
b. 1763
c. 1973
4. Who owns the Sea Pines Resort?
a. Beaufort County, South Carolina
b. Riverstone Group of Richmond, Virginia
c. The Disney Corporation of Los Angeles, California
5. Where is the best real estate company in the Lowcountry?!  This is a freebie!
a. 104 Buckwalter Parkway, Suite 2B , Bluffton, SC 29910
b. 23C Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 100A, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
c. Both a. and b.
6. Besides the delicious local seafood, what are Hilton Head and nearby Bluffton known for?
a. World-class golf courses
b. Golf cart racing
c. The occasional shank
7. Gullah Geechee is ____?
a. An area located in the Lowcountry
b. The only distinctly African Creole language in the United States
c. A Southern rice dish
8. "The Promenade" is located
a. At the far end of Hilton Head Island
b. In Shelter Cove
c. In Old Town Bluffton
9. What happened on November 7, 1861?
a. The famous chef, Daniel Smith, was born on Hilton Head Island
b. Hilton Head became the scene of the largest amphibious landing by US forces until D-Day
c. Cows stampeded the town of Bluffton
10. Who won the Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award in 2022?  This is another freebie!
a. Key West, Florida
b. Oahu, Hawaii
c. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Bluffton ChurchAnd now, the moment you've all been waiting for......the answers to the quiz!  1. a 2. c 3. a 4. b 5. c 6. a 7. b 8. c 9. b 10. c   How did you do?  if you feel like you didn't do as well as you wanted, don't worry! Through the Hilton Head or Bluffton Ambassador Program, we are happy to share these additional resources that can help you earn an A+ grade the next time you take the quiz. 

Contributed by Noel Turner

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