State Quiz - Massachusetts

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Massachusetts?
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Last updated: December 12, 2019
First submittedJuly 8, 2015
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State capital
Boston
Oldest university
Harvard
Hook-shaped peninsula
Cape Cod
Ship that landed on Plymouth Rock
Mayflower
Religious group that founded
Massachusetts
Puritans
Pond where Thoreau sojourned
Walden Pond
Stadium with a green monster
Fenway Park
Witch trial city
Salem
Captain Ahab's island,
oft-mentioned in limericks
Nantucket
Family name of John, Robert,
Ted, and Rose
Kennedy
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State nickname
The Bay State
Mountain range in the west of the state
(part of the Appalachians, starts with B)
Berkshires
Massachusetts was the first state
to legalize this, in 2004
Same-Sex Marriage
City famous for textile mills in the 1800s
Lowell
Candlepin is a variety of what?
Bowling
In Manhattan, it has tomatoes.
In New England it doesn't. What is it?
Clam Chowder
Island for rich people
Martha's Vineyard
Fill in the quote: My boy's ______ smaht
Wicked
Fruit that grows in a bog
Cranberries
Holiday first celebrated in 1621
Thanksgiving
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Level 76
Jul 23, 2015
You misspelled chowdah
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Level 71
Oct 28, 2015
And Hahvahd
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Level 64
Jul 19, 2018
What about Mahtha's Vineyahd?
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Level 77
Nov 19, 2015
Missed four. Should have gotten three of them, but had to look up "my boy's ___ smaht". Saw that movie years ago but had no idea about the quote.
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Level 77
Mar 30, 2020
Missed it and had to look it up to see what it meant. Now I'm embarrassed to see I posted the same comment in 2015. Obviously I'm not what it says.
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Level 68
Nov 19, 2015
Too much Fallout 4 had me questioning a few answers...
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Level 60
Jan 25, 2017
Me too - Children of Atom instead of Puritans! :o)
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Level 56
Nov 20, 2015
I had never heard the "My boy's _____ smaht" one. I tried "friggin."
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Level 67
Sep 7, 2019
It's from Good Will Hunting, but more generally, people from Boston love to use "wicked" as an adverb. You don't really hear that anywhere outside Boston and the surrounding areas.
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Level 73
Mar 30, 2020
It's common in parts of the UK, and so is the disdain for the letter R in a few places (mainly Liverpool and Cardiff).
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Level 78
Jan 31, 2021
It's all over Mass. and parts of New England. It just sounds better with the accent, or maybe it doesn't.
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Level 72
Feb 3, 2021
Certainly also in Maine, where the song "Wicked Good" was released by the group LL Cool Bean.
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Level 58
May 17, 2022
wicked is definitely an all of Massachusetts thing
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Level 60
Nov 20, 2015
Salem witch trials were not Oregon?
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Level 58
Nov 23, 2015
The Salem witch trials were in 1692-1693. Oregon would not be settled by Europeans for another century or so.
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Level 87
Jul 4, 2018
His comment up here, your head way down here.
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Level 61
Nov 20, 2015
Please make the comma bigger.

I don't know any limericks about Captain Ahab.

"Captain Ahab's island, oft-mentioned in limericks"

J/K. My prescription ran out :D

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Level 82
Feb 19, 2017
There once was a man from Nantucket

Who kept all his cash in a bucket.

But his daughter named Nan

Ran away with a man.

And as for the bucket?

Nantucket.

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Level 87
Jul 4, 2018
There are two other two-word phrases that rhyme with the end of Nantucket in 99.99% of those limericks.
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Level 82
Dec 23, 2021
Of course, but I'm trying to be a good boy.
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Level 24
Dec 27, 2015
Great quiz! Here's the link to the RI trivia quiz! http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/166027/rhode-island-trivia-quiz
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2020
Accept vinyard for vineyard?
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Level ∞
Mar 28, 2020
Okay
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Level 62
Mar 30, 2020
I can imagine that would be somewhat difficult for non-Massholes. Which, btw would be a good addition. Official denonym: Bay Stater, non-official denonym: see above 😂
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Level 65
Mar 30, 2020
Some fun New England trivia- https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/161535/new-england-trivia
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Level 75
Jan 16, 2021
Fun fact: Massachusetts has the oldest constitution in the world, dating from 1780 - 9 years before the US Constitution was ratified.
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Level 68
Jan 30, 2021
You're right, that was super fun. I'm having a bunch of people over later to show them this comment. It's gonna be epic!
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Level 75
Jan 30, 2021
Haha thanks! But for real, this is only one reason why Massachusetts is objectively the best state in the Union
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Level 78
Jan 31, 2021
You mean, wicked epic, right?
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Level 69
Jan 29, 2021
typed puritan, only for the answer to be puritans.
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Level 55
Jan 30, 2021
remind me to never go to manhattan again
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Level 67
Jan 30, 2021
extremely difficult
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Level 58
Jan 30, 2021
A below-average performance by me there. Enjoying the US state quizzes though.
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Level 67
Jan 30, 2021
Cheers for candlepin bowling! Much more fun than ten pin, and harder.
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Level 78
Jan 31, 2021
Candlepin is so much fun. It's becoming hard to find though, which is too bad. Duckpin too.
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Level 74
Jan 31, 2021
could you accept puritan for puritans? Usually the s isn't required on jetpunk quizzes
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Level 59
Jan 31, 2021
Should homosexuality be accepted for same-sex marriage?
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Level 69
Jul 28, 2021
they're definitely not the same thing
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Level 41
May 12, 2021
Personally offended as a born-n'-raised that 'The Cape' wasn't accepted lol