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State of Maryland Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Maryland trivia quiz questions and answers.

 

State of Maryland Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Maryland has three sometimes-used nicknames, what are they?
A: The Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State.

Maryland is considered by many to be the birthplace of what?
A: Religious freedom in America.

Most of the English colonists arrived in Maryland as indentured servants, and had to serve a several years' term as laborers to pay for what?
A: Their passage.

What was the first capitol of Maryland?
A:  St. Mary's City.

In its earliest colonial days, Maryland was a refuge for persecuted what?
A: Catholics from England.

In April 2007 Maryland joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and three Canadian provinces to reduce what?
A: Greenhouse gas emissions.

During the War of 1812, the British attempted to capture Fort McHenry and during the bombardment of the Fort, what song was written?
A: Star Spangled Banner.

 

What is Maryland's largest city?
A: Baltimore.

The purebred Chesapeake Bay Retriever dog was bred specifically for water sports, hunting and search and was the first individual retriever breed recognized by who?
A: The American Kennel Club.

What is Maryland's capital?
A: Annapolis.

How big is Maryland in square miles?
A: 12,406.

What is next largest state to Maryland and is almost twice its size?
A:  West Virginia.

On February 2, 1781, Maryland became the 13th state to do what?
A: Approve the ratification of the Articles of Confederation.

Where does Maryland rank  in total energy consumption compared to the rest of the states?
A: 40th.

 

Which state borders Maryland on its north?
A: Pennsylvania.

How many of the 115,000 men from Maryland who joined the military during the Civil War, joined the Union army?
A: 85,000.

What US state borders Maryland on its west?
A: West Virginia.

Most of Maryland's waterways are part of the what?
A:  Chesapeake Bay watershed.

What is the highest point in the state with an elevation of 3,360 feet?
A:  Hoye Crest on Backbone Mountain.

Although Maryland has numerous ponds, there are no natural what?
A: Lakes.

The largest man made lake, a reservoir in Garrett County in westernmost Maryland, is named what?/
A: The Deep Creek Lake.

 

Maryland's eastern half lies on the Atlantic what?
A:  Coastal Plain.

In 1864 Maryland held a constitutional convention that resulted in the passage of a new state constitution which included an Article 24 which  abolished what?
A: Slavery.

Maryland is somewhat vulnerable to what type of weather events?
A: Tropical cyclones.

Maryland was the destination for tens of thousands of English convicts that were to be what?
A: Indentured servants.

How many days of thunder storms does Maryland average per year?
A:  Around 30–40.

How many tornado strikes does Maryland receive on average per year?
A: About six .

There are rare wild horses on Assateague Island, and each year during the last week of July, they are captured and put up for sale as a conservation technique where?
A:  Chincoteague, Virginia.

 

The wild horses on Assateague Island are believed to be descended from what?
A: Horses from shipwrecks.

What kind of animal is the mascot of University of Maryland, College Park?
A: Diamondback Terrapin turtle.

To obtain more settlers, Maryland gave 50 acres of land to settlers for each person they brought into the colony, whether as settler, indentured servant or what?
A:  slave.

In the Puritan revolt, during the persecution of Catholics, what did tghe Protestants burn down?|
A:  All of the original Catholic churches of southern Maryland.

Even though the majority of the settlers were Protestant, Maryland soon became one of the few regions in the English Empire where Catholics held what?
A: The highest positions of political authority.

What was the reason for the founding of Maryland?
A:  To provide religious tolerance of England's Roman Catholic minority.

Except for a couple of years in the 1640s, religious tolerance was achieved for how many years in the Maryland colony.?
A: 60 years .

 

When William of Orange came to the throne in England,  and established the Protestant faith, Maryland outlawed what?
A: Catholicism.

St. Mary's City was the site of the largest original Maryland colony, and the capitol until 1695, when what happened?
A: The capitol was moved to Annapolis.

In December 1790, Maryland donated land to the federal government for the creation of the new capital of Washington, D.C.. Who selected the land to be donated?
A: George Washington.

Opening its first section of track for regular operation in 1830,what was the first chartered railroad in the U.S.?
A: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O).

How many casualties were there at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, the single bloodiest day in American military history?
A:  Nearly 23,000 casualties.

By 1860, 49% of the Maryland population were free black people which contributed to the state's remaining loyal to the Union during what?
A: The Civil War.

President Abraham Lincoln ordered U.S. troops to place artillery so as to threaten what city to help ensure the election of a pro-union governor and legislature?
A: Baltimore.

 

Lincoln ordered some pro-South members of the state legislature and others including the Mayor of Baltimore jailed where?
A: At Fort McHenry.

In April 1861, troops marched through Baltimore towards the B&O Camden Station to continue their journey to Washington, D.C.,  and along the way were attacked by an unruly mob marking what?
A:  The first bloodshed in the Civil War.

More than 1,231 firefighters, coming from cities as far away as New York, worked to bring the Great Baltimore Fire of February 8, 1904 under control as the fire burned for how long?
A: Over 30 hour and destroying 1,526 buildings.

In 1952, the eastern and western halves of the state became linked for the long what?
A:  Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which replaced a nearby ferry service.