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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.
True
False

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?
Quakers
Presbyterians
Catholics
Jews

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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 Crab State” and “The Old Line State”
“The Free State” and “Our Chesapeake Heritage”
“The Old Line State” and “The Free State”
“The Crab State” and “Our Chesapeake Heritage”

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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