Quiz: Only A Boston Native Can Ace This Boston History Quiz. Can You?

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How well do you know Beantown?

Take this quiz about Boston's great history to see if you could fit in with all the Beantown locals!

 Jan 23, 2019

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What rock and roll icon helped dedicate the Leonard P. Zakim/Bunker Hill Bridge?
Bruce Springsteen
Paul McCartney
Bob Seger

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What tradition originally started in a retail apparel store located in Boston's Downtown Crossing?
The running of the brides
The polar bear plunge
SantaCon

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What Red Sox great was known as the "Splendid Splinter"'?
Babe Ruth
David Ortiz
Ted Williams

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What significant historic event began in Boston?
The Civil War
The War of 1812
American Revolution

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Boston is named after a town in what country?
Ireland
England
France

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The oldest park in the US is located in Boston and is called:
Boston Common
Boston Plaza
Boston Park

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A deadly wave of _______ flooded the North End in 1919.
Molasses
Mustard
Sauce

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The _______ Subway is the first subway system in the U.S.
Tremont Street
Park Avenue
Boston Common

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The nickname is Beantown is due to the popularity of what among early residents?
Refried beans
Garbanzo beans
Baked beans

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

True or false: Christmas was once banned in Boston.
True
False

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Paul Revere's ride happened on which date?
April 18, 1775
July 4, 1776
November 19, 1620

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

From which Boston museum were $200 million worth of paintings stolen in 1990?
MIT Museum
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Museum of Fine Arts

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which Boston disc jockey hosted "The Lost 45s" radio program?
Wolfman Jack
Barry Scott
Casey Kasem

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was the name of the horse that Paul Revere rode on the night of his famous ride?
Seabiscuit
Brown Beauty
Black Beauty

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which of the following is a nickname given to the city of Boston?
The City of Angels
Athens of America
The City of Liberty

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Where was the Boston Museum of Fine Arts located before opening on Huntington Avenue?
Cambridge
Boston Common
Copley Square

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In 1750, Boston Puritans prohibited what activity?
Drinking
Performing plays
Spitting

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Bostonian John Adams, was known as the what?
Atlas of Independence
The King of Boston
Beantown's Only Son
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Are you from Boston? Do you know the city and its landmarks? Do you know the character of the people? Is Boston one of your favorite places to visit? And—most importantly—do you know the history of Beantown? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the quiz for you! That's right—you'll answer questions about the rich history of this great American city!

Boston has been around since before the USA WAS the USA! It is, after all, where the country started! It is home to some of the oldest places in the country, and while we won't divulge where they are or what they are (hey, they may be on this quiz), we can tell you that Boston played a big part in the forming of the country! So, show you what you know about Boston's history by answering the eighteen fun but challenging questions on this quiz! Are you ready? Let's go!

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