State Quiz - Maine

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Maine?
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Last updated: September 10, 2020
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First submittedSeptember 4, 2019
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Capital city
Most populous city
The only other U.S. state that Maine borders
New Hampshire
Canadian provinces that Maine borders
New Brunswick
Before 1820, Maine was part of this state
89.5% of Maine's land area is covered by this, more than any other state
Many of this writer's stories are set in Maine, including "Pet Sematary" and "Cujo"
Stephen King
Official state animal of Maine; it can weigh over 1000 lbs
5.3% of Maine's residents speak this language at home, more than any other state
Like many states, Maine claims to be the birthplace of this legendary lumberjack
Paul Bunyan
Maine is famous for this type of seafood
Maine is the only state in the U.S. whose name has just one _______
2,200 mile trail whose northern terminus can be found in Maine
Appalachian Trail
President whose summer home was in Kennebunkport
George H. W. Bush
Outdoor retailer, famous for its boots, that had an unlimited return policy until 2018
L.L. Bean
National park on the coast of Maine
Term for a powerful cyclonic winter storm
Poet who wrote "The Song of Hiawatha"
Henry Wadsworth
This largest breed of domestic cat originally comes from Maine
Maine Coon
Level 85
Sep 4, 2019
Shouldn't the last clue read "largest breed of domestic cat?"
Level ∞
Sep 4, 2019
Level 89
Sep 4, 2019
It's Kennebunk, not buck, just for the record.

"Nor'easter" is a writer's term or another state's term that has taken root with weathermen the last couple decades. Having grown up on an island in Maine with generations going all the way back, the term was seen puzzlingly by old timers when in print it was claimed it was a traditional term. On the coast of Maine the wind direction is nōtheast, with a long O and hard th as in loathe the term nor'easter.

But that's just my take. It works for a quiz I guess.

Level 70
Sep 9, 2019
Agreed on both. Having lived in Philadelphia for a while, nor'easter is a common term there too. Quick Google research seems to suggest the term has been around since at least the early 1800's, maybe 1700's, and originated most likely in New England, but not specifically in Maine.
Level ∞
Dec 31, 2019
Fixed the spelling of Kennebunkport. I recently switched to Firefox from Chrome and it's better in many ways but the spellchecker is terrible.
Level 57
Feb 27, 2021
I’ve switched to Firefox too since Chrome kept killing my battery.
Level 84
Dec 31, 2019
Do any of the old timers up there still call those storms "Roosefelts"?
Level 73
Sep 6, 2019
Is lobster some weird variant of lobstah?
Level 69
Dec 31, 2019
Level 84
Sep 15, 2020
Type in needed for "lobstah"; I tried it.
Level 72
Feb 26, 2021
I also initially tried "lobstah."
Level 77
Feb 26, 2021
I did too!
Level 31
Dec 31, 2019
I typed halloween nor' easter and it won't work! The shortened name is nor' easter and the full, real name is halloween nor' easter.
Level 59
Jun 5, 2020
just type noreaster
Level 89
Sep 10, 2020
The Halloween storm was later turned into "The Perfect Storm" of the early 1990s. It blew by and hit between Sable Island and the Grand Banks. I don't get why anyone would say Halloween is attached to every storm out of the northeast. They occur year round, but not so much in the 6 weeks of summer.
Level 74
Dec 31, 2019
Wot - no Murder She Wrote question ;-)?
Level 75
Jan 1, 2020
I'm showing my age but I sort of hoped to see a question about Sloan Wilson's book, A Summer Place, which was made into a movie starring Troy Donahue and Sandra Dee. The story was set on Pine Island, Maine. The film was a staple of my teenage years, and considered really racy for the times which meant, of course, that we all wanted to see it.
Level 85
Sep 10, 2020
Interesting. Historically, the state boundaries in New England were surprisingly fluid.
Level 87
Sep 11, 2020
For some reason I thought the store was LL Cool Bean.
Level 51
Dec 30, 2020
Maine is tied as best performance on state quiz by me, with North Dakota :|
Level 89
Feb 26, 2021
I ended up doing better on this quiz than I expected but it's far from my best state quiz performance.
Level 51
Feb 26, 2021
I did best in Arkansas and Maine, and I've never been to either.
Level 64
Feb 26, 2021
The question about the poet is too easy. It's essentially "Name a poet whose name starts with 'Henry Wadsworth.'"
Level 61
Mar 15, 2021
cemetery is spelled wrong
Level 78
Jun 2, 2021
You think? Tell Stephen King.
Level 38
Dec 28, 2021
Five stars for the Maine Coon question ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 😻
Level 34
Mar 8, 2022
As a Mainer, I love it here and hate it but one fond memory is the time I met the late George Bush and his wife Barbera, and their dog.
Level 17
May 10, 2023
I’m a Mainer too and I love it here. Don’t see why you could hate it. I also got all but one of the questions.