Geography Quiz / New England States Trivia

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Can you answer the following questions about the six US states that make up New England?

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State Capital 
Largest City 
State Nickname(s) 
Year Admitted To Union 
Birthplace of this former US President 
Ivy League University in New Haven 
Actress (1907-2003), winner of four Best Actress Oscars (for films including Morning Glory, The Lion In Winter and On Golden Pond); named greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema by AFI 
Unusually large white oak growing on Wyllys Hyll until felled by a storm in 1856; a symbol of American independence, commemorated on the Connecticut State Quarter 
Short story written by Connecticut-born writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) in 1890, first published in 1892; the all-time best-selling book published by the Feminist Press 
Soldier (1755-1776) who spied for Continental Army during American Revolutionary War; executed by the British, he was officially designated Connecticut's state hero in 1985 
State Capital 
Largest City 
State Motto 
State Nickname(s) 
Year Admitted To Union 
First English settlement in Maine, founded in 1607 by the Plymouth Company, but only lasted around a year before being abandoned 
Film director (1894-1973) born in Cape Elizabeth, known for Westerns and dramas, winner of four Best Director Oscars (for films including The Grapes Of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley and The Quiet Man) 
Maine-born horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy author- writer of It, Needful Things, and 'Salem's Lot- whose works are often set in the fictional Maine towns of Castle Rock and Derry 
Maine-born poet (1892-1950), writer of 'Renascence', 'Dirge Without Music', and the collection A Few Figs From Thistles, winner of 1923 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 
Fictional Maine village, setting for the detective series Murder, She Wrote 
Official State Title 
State Capital 
State Nickname(s) 
Year Admitted To Union 
Birthplace of these four former US Presidents (name any) 
Ivy League University in Cambridge 
Plymouth, the second New England colony, was founded in 1620 by the passengers of this English ship 
This Massachusetts town is synonymous with the hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft which took place between 1692-1693, resulting in the hanging of 19 people 
This armed uprising against economic and civil rights injustices, led by an American Revolutionary War veteran, took place between 1786-1787 
NBA team, founded 1946 as one of the league's original eight teams, based in State Capital, who play in the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division 
State Capital 
Largest City 
State Motto 
State Nickname(s) 
Year Admitted To Union 
Ivy League University in Hanover 
Birthplace of this former US President 
Mary Baker Eddy, founder of this religion (which holds the belief that sickness is an illusion that can be corrected by prayer alone), was born in New Hampshire in 1821 
Astronaut (1923-1998), one of NASA's original Mercury Seven, was the first American to travel into space (in 1961) and also walked on the moon (in 1971), hitting two golf balls on the lunar surface 
Township (population 12 at 2010 census) in north New Hampshire known for being one of the first places to declare results in US Presidential elections and the New Hampshire primary, with voting often taking place at midnight 
Official State Name 
State Capital 
State Nickname(s) 
Year Admitted To Union 
Ivy League University in State Capital 
Breed of chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) which is the state bird of Rhode Island 
Rhode Island-born writer (1890-1937), author of At The Mountains Of Madness, and The Shadow Over Innsmouth, now considered a significant horror and weird fiction author but was virtually unknown during his lifetime 
Rhode Island is the only US state to still celebrate this day (on first Monday in August), which commemorates Imperial Japan's surrender in World War II 
Rhode-Island born entertainer, composer, lyricist, and actor (1878-1942) known for writing the songs 'Give My Regards To Broadway', 'Over There' and 'You're A Grand Old Flag'; he was portrated by James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy 
Animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, set in the fictional Rhode Island town of Quahog 
State Capital 
Largest City 
State Nickname(s) 
Year Admitted To Union 
Birthplace of these two former US Presidents (name either) 
Medium-sized songbird (Catharus guttatus) which is state bird of Vermont 
Ice cream firm founded in Vermont in 1978, whose flavours include Cherry Garcia, Chubby Hubby, and Keep Caramel & Cookie On 
Poet, famous for 'Fire And Ice' and 'The Road Not Taken', who was US Poet Laureate 1958-1959 and Poet Laureate of Vermont in 1961; although born in California, he had a strong association with Vermont 
Rock band founded at the University of Vermont in 1983, whose members include Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Miike Gordon, and Page McConnell - their songs include 'Free' and 'Heavy Things' 
As of 2015, Vermont is the leading US producer of this sticky, sweet substance, used as a condiment and a baking ingredient 

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