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.
newspaper
McDonald's
surf shop

2 of 30Pick the correct answer!

The original ______ colonies of Great Britain all lay along the East Coast.
100
13
7

3 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Boston is home to the first _____ system in America.
mathematical
subway
cruise

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?
soccer
spike ball
volleyball

6 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Which state was the first to declare independence from Great Britian?
Indiana
New Hampshire
Florida

7 of 30Pick the correct answer!

What is the name of the first public park in America, located in Boston?
Boston Common
Piers Park
The Public Garden

8 of 30Pick the correct answer!

This landmark is NOT located on the East Coast:
The Statue of Liberty
Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Library of Congress

9 of 30Pick the correct answer!

ESPN was launched in this East Coast state in 1979:
Washington
North Dakota
Connecticut

10 of 30Pick the correct answer!

The Boston Tea Party was a protest against ______.
Native Americans
Taxation
Caffeinated goods

11 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Where was the Battle of Bunker Hill?
Philadelphia
Boston
Providence

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
Canadians
British

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?
Alabama
Florida
Massachusetts

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.
Textiles and production of milk
Trade and shipbuilding
Milling

18 of 30Pick the correct answer!

The settlers of the New England colonies were referred to as:
Pilgrims
Traders
Slaves

19 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Which classic American holiday started in New England with the pilgrims and Native Americans?
Tax Day
Halloween
Thanksgiving

20 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Where did the American Revolution start?
Tallahassee
Austin
Lexington and Concord

21 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Witch trials famously happened in which New England city?
Springfield
Salem
Worcester

22 of 30Pick the correct answer!

What was the nickname of the first colony?
A city upon a hill
A fresh start
New England

23 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Separatists wanted to _____.
destroy the Puritans
break away from the Church of England
create a religion with Puritans

24 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Colonists started the first college in the U.S., which is called what?
Duke
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Harvard University

25 of 30Pick the correct answer!

When was New England founded?
1200s
1800s
1600s

26 of 30Pick the correct answer!

What ship brought over the pilgrims?
The Flagship
The Titanic
The Mayflower

27 of 30Pick the correct answer!

What religion were many of the people of New England?
Puritans
Atheists
Buddhists

28 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Settlers of New England were mainly _____.
farmers
preachers
women

29 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Which state was called Quinnehtukqut by Native Americans?
Michigan
Connecticut
Nevada

30 of 30Pick the correct answer!

The pilgrims settled in America after arriving at ___________ Rock.
Pilgrim
Plymouth
Fraggle
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

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