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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?
Catholics
Quakers
Jews
Presbyterians

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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 southern colonies and northern colonies
The boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania
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?
Queen Henrietta Maria of France
The Virgin Mary
Mary Magdalene
Mary, Queen of Scots

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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