History of New Jersey

Try to answer these questions about the history of the state of New Jersey.
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Last updated: June 14, 2017
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Who shot Alexander Hamilton in Weehawken in 1804?
Aaron Burr
What inventor's laboratory was located in Menlo Park?
Thomas Edison
What zeppelin famously burst into flames while trying to dock in 1937?
The Hindenburg
What river did George Washington cross to launch a surprise attack in Trenton in 1776?
What U.S. President also served as President of Princeton University?
Woodrow Wilson
New Jersey is named after the island of Jersey. In what body of water would you find that island?
English Channel
What invention did Samuel Morse demonstrate for the first time in Morristown in 1838?
What coastal city was known as "The World's Playground" in the 1920s?
(It is the subject of the HBO show "Boardwalk Empire")
Atlantic City
What real estate board game, released in 1935, is based on the streets of that city?
What blue-eyed crooner was born in Hoboken in 1915?
Frank Sinatra
What suspension bridge, connecting New Jersey and New York,
was the longest in the world from 1931-1937?
George Washington
What governor's 2016 Presidential aspirations were torpedoed by the "Bridgegate" scandal?
Chris Christie
What Jewish scientist fled his native Germany to study at Princeton?
Albert Einstein
What aviator's son was kidnapped from his home in Hopewell, New Jersey in 1932?
Charles Lindbergh
What "superstorm" devastated New Jersey's beaches in 2012?
What city had race riots that resulted in 26 deaths in 1967?
What boxer defeated Michael Spinks in just 91 seconds in a 1988 bout in New Jersey?
Mike Tyson
What deadly bacteria was contained in four letters thought to be
mailed from New Jersey in 2001?
Level 86
Jun 14, 2017
You should accept George washington for the bridge. Without the picture, I would have given up, thinking I was wrong...
Level ∞
Jun 14, 2017
Yes, fixed. Sorry about that.
Level 85
Jun 14, 2017
Can you accept just "George Washington" for the bridge question? Bridge is part of the question.
Level 91
Jun 14, 2017
Didn't realise the question about the body of water referred to Jersey rather than New Jersey!
Level 78
Jun 14, 2017
Man...I knew the first one...but I had a mouth full of peanut butter and couldn't get it in time.
Level 79
Jun 30, 2017
Aawon Buw...
Level 68
Jun 14, 2017
Missed Tyson and Anthrax. Would have gotten Anthrax but I thought that it had to be four letters long lol
Level 77
Jun 15, 2017
I reread it after going through the thought "wait, AIDS is not bacteria".
Level 83
Jun 15, 2017
Wow, I didn't know I knew SO much about New Jersey history! A few were guesses based on part of the clue, but it's still amazing to miss only two.
Level 37
Mar 19, 2018
Exactly the same here. Surprised myself that I only missed Wilson and


Level 36
Dec 3, 2017
I got 17 of 18. As a life long resident of New Jersey I'm ashamed i didn't get 18 out of 18.
Level 82
Dec 28, 2017
Technically, anthrax is wrong. Anthrax is the disease, not the bacteria. The species of bacteria that causes anthrax is bacillus anthracis.
Level 89
Aug 2, 2018
Q: Which means what in Latin, class? A: Anthrax bacteria. I mean, seriously, come on. Sometimes I wish I had a banhammer.
Level 89
Apr 22, 2019
Bill Burr should work for the 1st one.