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State Quiz - Vermont

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Vermont?
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Last updated: September 10, 2020
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First submittedJuly 7, 2015
Times taken16,600
Average score65.0%
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State capital
Montpelier
Largest city
Burlington
Famous ice cream brand
Ben and Jerry's
States that border Vermont
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New York
Vermont's mountain range
Green Mountains
Largest animal
Moose
Large lake found on the
western border
Champlain
Socialist who ran for President
in 2016 and 2020
Bernie Sanders
Governor who ran for President
in 2004
Howard Dean
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Answer
Vermonter who captured
Fort Ticonderoga
Ethan Allen
Vermont is the leading producer
of this breakfast item
Maple Syrup
This form of advertising is banned
Billboards
Fall foliage tourists
Leaf Peepers
Mormon founder born in Vermont
Joseph Smith
President born in Vermont in 1872
and elected in 1924
Calvin Coolidge
What is a catamount?
Mountain Lion
What you might do at Sugarbush
or Smuggler's Notch
Ski
Former poet laureate of Vermont
who wrote "The Road Not Taken"
Robert Frost
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Level 76
Jul 10, 2015
suggestions: a little leniency with Montpelier and maybe accept "syrup" for maple syrup?
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Level 19
Nov 16, 2015
It has to be maple syrup, as opposed to corn.
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Level 71
Sep 11, 2020
And especially not "high fructose corn syrup".
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Level 79
Dec 22, 2015
I typed syrup first and when it wasn't accepted realized that Maple Syrup has to be the right answer, there are too many other types and Vermont is famous for its Maple Syrup.
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Level 37
Aug 17, 2022
Isnt maple syrup Canadian?
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Level 74
Aug 21, 2022
Canada is known for it, but so is Vermont. Canada doesn't have a monopoly on maple trees and the syrup that one can make from them lol
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Level 87
Aug 2, 2018
This is about Vermont, it's key.
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Level 77
Jan 18, 2021
I tried honey. So close!
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Level 58
Mar 5, 2021
Could you do two blanks to signify it’s two words?

Like _____ _____? That way you don’t have to change the answer.

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Level 67
Apr 7, 2021
Maple syrup for breakfast?! More like for dessert here. Yum!
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Level 56
Dec 22, 2015
Please accept 'posters' or 'roadside' (for roadside advertising'). Couldn't think of the American word.
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Level 86
Nov 11, 2021
I agree, @LarryLovage. Also ‘outdoor’.
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Level 76
Dec 22, 2015
I didn't think Vermont had a largest city. ;-)
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Level 63
Dec 22, 2015
one of those three-horse towns has to be the largest within the border...
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Level 28
Dec 22, 2015
Funny thing is, the capital city is answered correctly by 80% of quiz takers and the largest city only 52%
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Level 74
Dec 24, 2015
Vermont is the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States. Across the border, Quebec produces about five times as much.
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Level 53
Dec 25, 2015
What's your point? It's not like it claimed that it was the world's biggest producer.
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Level 81
May 4, 2017
What else does "the leading producer" mean?
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Level 37
Aug 17, 2022
Thats right its not like the usa is the whole word it something
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Level 23
Dec 7, 2016
love it
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Level 86
Sep 15, 2020
Vermont - 23,957 square km

Quebec - 1,365,128 km

If you're not a math person, that's 57X as large. Shall we talk population as well?

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Level 58
Aug 16, 2022
and so what ? it's still not "leading producer", but "leading producer in the US".
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2021
I live in NZ and everyone knows that the world's leading producer of maple syrup is Canada.
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Level 37
Aug 17, 2022
I even know and i am dutch and lees then 12 years old
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Level 68
Jan 15, 2023
It really should specify that Vermont is the leading producer in the US. This seems like it should be fairly simple and uncontroversial and should've been fixed years ago.
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Level 8
Nov 5, 2017
When you type syrup stead of maple syrup
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Level 49
Feb 24, 2021
Those of us from New England differentiate. When I say syrup I'm talking about a racist plastic bottle I keep in the cabinet. Maple syrup is leaf or jug shaped and often glass, inevitably found in the waaay back of the fridge :)
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Level 91
Sep 10, 2020
Lake Champlain is on the western border of Vermont, not the eastern.
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2020
Fixed, thanks.
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Level 82
Sep 11, 2020
I typed "Ben and Jerry's" without reading any of the questions. I knew it would be in there somewhere.
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Level 82
Sep 13, 2020
Bernie isn't a mere socialist - he's a Democratic Socialist - there's a difference.
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Level 86
Sep 15, 2020
Does that make it better?
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Level 82
Sep 19, 2020
It makes the difference that in most European countries the left/socialist parties would describe him as moderate.
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Level 73
Mar 5, 2021
In most European countries Sanders would be considered right-winger or middle-right. Not a socialist in any case.
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Level 58
Mar 5, 2021
I hate when people just assume all American politics are somehow to the far far right for “European” standards. No, raising the minimum wage and wanting more healthcare are not right-wing positions.
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Level 68
Jan 15, 2023
I mean it depends how you look at. If it's from the perspective of what should change (ie. raising the minimum wage) then sure but if you look at it from a more absolute viewpoint (ie. minimum wage should $15) then no.
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Level 86
Sep 17, 2020
Notice the word socialist still and how you knew that was the answer, it's alright, he's not going to be president this term (like our other choices are any better LOLZ)
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Level 73
Feb 25, 2021
If you want to get super technical, he's not affiliated with a political party (unless he's campaigning).
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Level 51
Dec 30, 2020
Tied as the best performance on a state quiz, along with North Dakota, Maine, and Delaware...
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Level 68
Jan 17, 2021
Too Vermont-centric
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Level 77
Jan 18, 2021
🙄
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Level 33
Jan 19, 2021
No bobcat or panther for catamount?
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Level 73
Feb 25, 2021
Panther would be a good one. A bobcat is a totally different animal, though.
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2021
Bernie is a DEMOCRATIC socialist not a socialist. And no it isn't just semantics; they aren't the same thing. The second term is just used by the right to scare people.
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Level 71
Feb 25, 2021
Agreed. Calling Bernie Sanders a socialist is wildly inaccurate. Even "democratic socialist" is a misleading term, but it's better at least. "Progressive" or "liberal" would also work I feel, but definitely not "socialist."
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Level ∞
Feb 25, 2021
It's complicated, but go here and then search for "Socialist" to see all the ways that Bernie Sanders is described by himself and others as Socialist:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Sanders

Now, the original meaning of the "socialism" is that workers own the means of production, and is sometimes used to describe a country such as the USSR or Cuba. However, socialism also means things like publicly owned health care, or generous welfare systems, or other things such as you might find in a country like Sweden. Going back to Wikipedia:

"Socialists disagree about the degree to which social control or regulation of the economy is necessary, how far society should intervene and whether government, particularly existing government, is the correct vehicle for change."

So yeah, I'm pretty comfortable calling Bernie Sanders a socialist, and I doubt he would disagree with me. It's not meant as an insult, merely a statement of fact.

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Level 68
Mar 24, 2021
According to Wikipedia "Sanders self-identifies as a democratic socialist." I think describing him as a democratic socialist would be more accurate.
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Level 71
Feb 25, 2021
Personally, I still can't say I agree. I get that "socialist" is a vague term that can have many connotations... and I get that he is identified by a large portion of the American public (and himself) as a socialist, and that in and of itself can affect how people perceive socialism... but, at the end of the day, "socialism" is still mostly identified with the government ownership of wealth/the means of production. The problem with this is that "socialism" has become a trigger word among many Americans that evokes the idea of countries like the USSR and Cuba (among members of both parties I might add), which is not what Bernie advocates for at all. The model he wants is more of a mixed economy that still leans toward free market capitalism, just with large amounts of government intervention and welfare (like Norway and Sweden).
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Level 67
Mar 5, 2021
Americans' ignorance of what socialism can be doesn't make the definition of socialism wrong. It makes Americans wrong. That happens a lot.
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Level 71
Feb 25, 2021
When people call Bernie just a "socialist" without the "democratic" part, they typically aren't accurately portraying him. Regardless of what people think of him personally, it's important that we strive for accurate portrayals of politicians so that the public can make informed decisions when they vote and engage in public discourse.

That all being said, I won't argue too much with you over this. I'm assuming most of the people here know what you mean when you call Bernie a "socialist," and I think your argument has merit to it. I just think that we as a society need to more careful about our use of that word, and make sure everyone understands what it means in the context that Bernie uses it in.

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Level 67
Mar 5, 2021
Remember when Howard Dean was a leading presidential candidate until he committed the cardinal sin of making a weird screeching noise on TV? Remember when even that negligible breach of decorum sunk a presidential campaign? Pepperidge Farm remembers.
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Level 67
Mar 5, 2021
Speaking of which, is Pepperidge Farm in Vermont? Feels like it should be.
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Level 88
Mar 5, 2021
It's in Connecticut, I think.
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Level 66
Mar 5, 2021
Apparently Ft Ticonderoga was captured for its vital supply of furniture.
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Level 43
Mar 7, 2021
How could I forget the Dean scream?
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Level 68
Mar 24, 2021
I really feel like the maple syrup question should specify that Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the US. Just saying that it is the largest producer of maple syrup is at worst wrong and at best misleading.
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Level 25
Apr 3, 2021
Bernie Sanders isn't actually a socialist, he's a democratic-socialist, a big difference.
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2021
I was a bit worried starting this quiz as I know nothing about Vermont except that the von Trapp family moved there, of "The Sound of Music" fame, but there wasn't even a question on that! I was quite pleased I ended up getting 10 though.
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Level 41
May 10, 2021
Normie ski tourist, perfect score with 1:33 to spare.
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Level 56
May 28, 2022
Please accept panther and cougar for catamount, as they and the mountain lion are all the same thing.
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Level 37
Aug 17, 2022
I only had 2 good maple syrup (What is definently Canardianhe) and the border states