History Quiz: New England Edition! Barely Anyone Can Score Above 75%

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Are you a New England historian?

Take this fun and challenging quiz about the history of New England and see how much you know about where America started.

 Jul 19, 2018
1 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Connecticut is home to the United States' oldest ______, which is older than the country itself.
McDonald's
newspaper
surf shop
2 of 30Pick the correct answer!
The original ______ colonies of Great Britain all lay along the East Coast.
100
7
13
3 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Boston is home to the first _____ system in America.
cruise
subway
mathematical
4 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Basketball was invented in Massachusetts. True or False?
True
False
5 of 30Pick the correct answer!
What sport was invented in New England?
spike ball
volleyball
soccer
6 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Which state was the first to declare independence from Great Britian?
Florida
New Hampshire
Indiana
7 of 30Pick the correct answer!
What is the name of the first public park in America, located in Boston?
The Public Garden
Piers Park
Boston Common
8 of 30Pick the correct answer!
This landmark is NOT located on the East Coast:
The Library of Congress
The Statue of Liberty
Hollywood Walk of Fame
9 of 30Pick the correct answer!
ESPN was launched in this East Coast state in 1979:
North Dakota
Washington
Connecticut
10 of 30Pick the correct answer!
The Boston Tea Party was a protest against ______.
Taxation
Caffeinated goods
Native Americans
11 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Where was the Battle of Bunker Hill?
Boston
Providence
Philadelphia
12 of 30Pick the correct answer!
In which city did Dunkin' Donuts first open?
Boston
Quincy
Salem
13 of 30Pick the correct answer!
What did the patriots disguise themselves as at the Boston Tea Party?
Native Americans
British
Canadians
14 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Which state was not a part of the New England Colonies?
Indiana
Rhode Island
New Hampshire
15 of 30Pick the correct answer!
What state was a part of the New England Colonies?
Massachusetts
Alabama
Florida
16 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Which state in the colonies was the last to ratify, or accept, the Constitution?
Virigina
Rhode Island
South Carolina
17 of 30Pick the correct answer!
______ was the main industry for the New England Colonies.
Trade and shipbuilding
Textiles and production of milk
Milling
18 of 30Pick the correct answer!
The settlers of the New England colonies were referred to as:
Pilgrims
Slaves
Traders
19 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Which classic American holiday started in New England with the pilgrims and Native Americans?
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Tax Day
20 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Where did the American Revolution start?
Austin
Lexington and Concord
Tallahassee
21 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Witch trials famously happened in which New England city?
Springfield
Worcester
Salem
22 of 30Pick the correct answer!
What was the nickname of the first colony?
A city upon a hill
New England
A fresh start
23 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Separatists wanted to _____.
create a religion with Puritans
break away from the Church of England
destroy the Puritans
24 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Colonists started the first college in the U.S., which is called what?
Harvard University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Duke
25 of 30Pick the correct answer!
When was New England founded?
1800s
1600s
1200s
26 of 30Pick the correct answer!
What ship brought over the pilgrims?
The Titanic
The Mayflower
The Flagship
27 of 30Pick the correct answer!
What religion were many of the people of New England?
Buddhists
Puritans
Atheists
28 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Settlers of New England were mainly _____.
farmers
women
preachers
29 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Which state was called Quinnehtukqut by Native Americans?
Nevada
Connecticut
Michigan
30 of 30Pick the correct answer!
The pilgrims settled in America after arriving at ___________ Rock.
Pilgrim
Fraggle
Plymouth
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