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Maryland, My Maryland

written by: calif1610
 
This is a quiz about the history and culture of Maryland.

Question 1:


The first European to explore the Chesapeake Bay surrounded by modern day Maryland and Virginia was the Italian Giovanni da Verrazzano.
False
True

Question 2:


Maryland is well known as a colony of religious tolerance. It was the first American colony to fully accept practitioners of which religion?
Presbyterians
Quakers
Jews
Catholics

Question 3:


Maryland Day is celebrated every year on what date?
March 25th
Preakness Saturday
The first day of crab season
March 1st

Question 4:


Which was the seat of colonial government in Maryland until 1708?
Port Tobacco
Baltimore
Annapolis
St. Mary’s City

Question 5:


The Mason Dixon Line is a demarcation line surveyed between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon to determine what?
The boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania
The boundary between southern colonies and northern colonies
The boundary between the confederacy and the union
The boundary between the slave states and free states

Question 6:


What are Maryland’s two official state nicknames?
“The Old Line State” and “The Free State”
“The Crab State” and “The Old Line State”
“The Crab State” and “Our Chesapeake Heritage”
“The Free State” and “Our Chesapeake Heritage”

Question 7:


Maryland derives its name from its Catholic founders, who named the state after which historic person?
The Virgin Mary
Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary Magdalene
Queen Henrietta Maria of France

Question 8:


What is the state sport of Maryland?
Steeplechase
Lacrosse
Horse racing
Jousting

Question 9:


Which of the following famous people is NOT a Marylander?
John Wilkes Booth
Frederick Douglass
Valerie Bertinelli
Tom Clancy

Question 10:


Which is the state flower of Maryland?
Peach Blossom
Flowering Dogwood
Black-eyed Susan
Mountain Laurel

 


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