G Cover A new book provides the ultimate quiz on ‘Yankee Doodle’ ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page If you can answer half of these questions, consider yourself a true Yankee. And if you answer all 21 of them, well, congratulations (but you might want to get out in the sun in a little more, because if you know this much New England trivia, we’re a little worried about you). Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born, died and is buried in what New England city? New Haven Worcester Providence Portsmouth, N.H. The ghosts of Lucy Keyes and her mother haunt the mountains of what popular New England ski resort? Sunday River Wachusett Mountain Mt. Snow Bretton Woods The Eddy family home in Chittenden, Vt., once known as the spirit capital of New England, is now home to what organization? The Vermont Historical Society Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site Rutland County Humane Society The High Life Ski Club How many shots were fired during the capture of Annowan at the now famous Anawan Rock in Rehoboth? 12 100 None, he was taken by surprise and immediately surrendered. 1 In what Rhode Island cemetery is New England’s only known Stigmatist buried? Precious Blood in Woonsocket West Burial Ground in Providence Mineral Springs Cemetery in Pawtucket Friends' Cemetery in Jamestown What grisly discovery was found under the streets of Portsmouth, N.H. in 2003? A Native American burial ground A pet cemetery An African-American burial ground Remains of a colonial-era hospital The famous “Leatherman” walked a ceaseless circuit in western Connecticut during the middle to late 19th century. What was the name of the wanderer who roamed the eastern side of Connecticut, western Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts during the first half of the 1800s? The Winding or Wandering Vagabond The Bloody Bender The Connecticut River Goner The Darn Man or Old Darn Coat William Blackstone is credited for founding what famous New England city? Worcester Providence Plantations, later called Providence Shawmut, later called Boston Springfield On a hot July night in the 1750s, the small town of Windham, Conn., was roused from its slumber by a frightful noise. The din created fear among the people for the whole night. What was the source of their fears? Owls Frogs Bears Wolves After a peddler was found murdered and robbed on his property in Franklin, Conn., what fruit cursed Micah Rood until his death? Pears Cranberries Strawberries Blueberries Apples The Foster Woolen Manufactory is the official haunt of what New England state? Connecticut, according to a statute passed by the state legislature in 1896. Rhode Island, as listed on page 36 in the 1885 State Census. Who was the first known person to be executed for being a witch in the New England colonies? Bridget Bishop of Salem Elizabeth Proctor of Salem Alse Young of Windsor, Conn. Goodwife Bassett of Fairfield, Conn. What is the official name for Webster Lake in Southern Massachusetts? Lake Usi-a-di-en-uk Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg Lake Ii Lake Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Thomas Cornell was hanged for the murder of his mother on May 23, 1673, based on a ghostly visitation from her to her brother. His wife, who was pregnant at the time of his death named their daughter Innocent in protest of the execution. Who is Innocent’s great, great, great, great granddaughter? Lizzie Borden of Fall River Innocent Smith of Worcester Emily Dickinson of Amherst Julia Ward Howe of Boston The famous Commons Settlement in the heart of Cape Ann is better known as what name? Annisquam Plum Cove Dogtown Halibut Point Famous New England author Samuel Adams Drake called this lighthouse, the tallest light tower in New England, one of the most forlorn places on Earth. The Boon Island Light The Bridgeport Light The New London Harbor Light The Mt. Greylock Light The story of the frozen Vermonters by Allen Morse takes place in what Vermont town? Groveton Hardwick Calais Enosburg What date did the famous Willey Slide of Crawford Notch take place? February 28, 1994 September 15, 1787 May 22, 1806 August 28, 1826 According to records, from 1784 to 1892, scores of New England families dug up their loved ones in search of what creature they feared was killing them off? A zombie A rabid dog or wolf A spectral ghoul or vampire A witch What is the name of the last wooden whaling ship and where is it docked? The Essex in Nantucket The Charles Morgan at Mystic Seaport The Pequod in New Bedford The Penn at Mystic Seaport What is a “Yankee Doodle”? A phrase used by British troops to mock Americans. Yankee was a way of describing a backwoods New Englander while doodle in German (or dudel) loosely means “fool.” A piece of artwork done by an American. A dance popular in New England in the 1700s. A New England version of a popular German dessert.