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Rhode Island Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

Rhode Island trivia quiz questions about the state of Rhode Island and its people.

 

Rhode Island Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

Among the US States, where does Rhode Island rank in size?
A: It is the smallest.

 Where does Rhode Island rank as far as population density with the other states?
A: It's the second most densely populated of the 50 states.

 Rhode Island is bordered by what state to the west?
A: Connecticut.

 Which US state borders Rhode Island to the north and east?
A: Massachusetts.

Of all the states, Rhode Island has the longest what?
A: Name. (State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations)

Rhode Island was the first of the original thirteen colonies to do what on May 4, 1776?
A: Declare independence from British rule.

Rhode Island was the last of the thirteen original colonies to ratify what?
A: The United States Constitution.

 

What is Rhode Island's official nickname?
A: The Ocean State.

How many square miles of land area does Rhode Island have in square miles?
A: 1,045.

 

 

 

 

How long and wide is the state of Rhode Island?
A: 37 miles wide and 48 miles long.

What is Rhode Island's nickname?
A: The Ocean State.

What is Rhode Island's  highest point?
A:  Jerimoth Hill, at 812 feet above sea level.

A rare type of rock found only in Rhode Island in the town of Cumberland, is known as what?
A: Cumberlandite.

Originally  there were two known deposits of the mineral Cumberlandite , one of the deposits was extensively mined for its  what?
A: Ferrous content.

 

What is the highest temperature ever recorded in Rhode Island?
A: 104 °F, in Providence on August 2, 1975.

What is the lowest recorded temperature in Rhode Island?
A:  −23 °F, on February 5, 1996, in Greene.

Portsmouth was the site of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment  which was the first African-American military unit, to fight for the U.S. in what battle?
A:  Battle of Rhode Island of August 29, 1778.

Rhode Island was heavily involved in what kind of trade after the revolution?
A: The slave trade.

 In 1774, the slave population of the state was nearly twice as high as any other what?
A: New England colony.

 After the Revolution, Rhode Island merchants controlled what percent of the African slave trade?
A: Between 60% and 90%.

Teaming up with Samuel Slater, Moses Brown helped to create the second "what" in America?
A: Cotton mill.

 

During the American Civil War, Rhode Island was the first Union state to send troops in response to President Lincoln's request for help from the states.

For the Civil War, how many troops did Rhode Island provide to the war effort?
A:  25,236.

What institution was moved to Rhode Island temporarily during the war?
A: The United States Naval Academy.

In 1866, what did Rhode Island do in the public schools throughout the state?
A:  Abolished racial segregation.

How many troops did Rhode Island provide during World War I?
A: 28,817.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Rhode Island saw a big increase in the membership of what group?
A: Ku Klux Klan.

In 2003, a fire in a nightclub in West Warwick took the lives of how many people?
A: Over a hundred.

What city is the capital of Rhode Island?
A: Providence.

 

The State of Rhode Island does not have an official  residence for the what?
A: Governor.

Rhode Island had one of the best voter turnouts in America for the 2008 presidential election, with what percentage  of turnout?
A: 83%.

Rhode Island is one of the 15 U.S. States that has abolished the what?
A: Death penalty.

In Rhode Island, until November 2009, the law made prostitution legal if it occurred where?
A: Indoors.

In 2011 Rhode Island was the third US state to allow the use of medical what?
A: Marijuana.

In Rhode Island, same-Sex Marriage became legal on  what date?
A: May 2, 2013.

According to the U S Census Bureau the population of Rhode Island was what  on July 1, 2013?
A: 1,051,511.

 

How many counties does Rhode Island have?
A: Five.

How many cities and towns are there in Rhode Island.
A: 39.

Where is Rhode Island ranked as far as energy efficiency compared with the other states?
A:  It's the 5th most energy efficient.

What industry is Rhode Island's largest?
A: Health services.

What is Rhode Island's primary airport for passenger and cargo transport?
A:  T. F. Green Airport in Warwick.