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A new book provides the ultimate quiz on ‘Yankee Doodle’
August 23, 2013
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?
The ghosts of Lucy Keyes and her mother haunt the mountains of what popular New England ski resort?
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?
None, he was taken by surprise and immediately surrendered.
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?
Providence Plantations, later called Providence
Shawmut, later called Boston
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?
After a peddler was found murdered and robbed on his property in Franklin, Conn., what fruit cursed Micah Rood until his death?
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?
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?
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?
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 rabid dog or wolf
A spectral ghoul or vampire
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.