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?
Paul McCartney
Bob Seger
Bruce Springsteen

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
SantaCon
The polar bear plunge

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

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.
Boston Common
Tremont Street
Park Avenue

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

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?
The King of Boston
Beantown's Only Son
Atlas of Independence
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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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