The Pine Tree State by LearyField

Champion(s):

BeningoS


Runner(s)-Up:

Okrent


Quiz Description

Since I recently made a trip to Maine, I was inspired to come up with 12 questions about the easternmost state in the U.S.

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1 BeningoS 380 98 15
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2 Okrent 378 96 15
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Questions:

Until it was bought out by Nestle Waters, "What it means to be from Maine" was one of this company's marketing slogans.

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Poland Spring

From 1987 through 1999, what animal was featured on Maine's standard-issue passenger vehicle license plate?

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Lobster

Three of the eleven schools that compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference are located in Maine. These three schools also compete among themselves for the CBB championship. Name any one of the three colleges. (Unfortunately you won't get bonus points for naming the BEST one!)

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Colby, Bates or Bowdoin

As a result of this political deal, Maine was admitted to the Union as the 23rd state on March 15, 1820.

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Missouri Compromise

This Maine native will go down in history as the first-ever gold medal winner of the women's marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

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Joan Benoit (Samuelson)

The flagship campus of the University of Maine is located in this town, a favorite of crossword puzzle creators.

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Orono

Hannibal Hamlin of Paris was the 15th Vice President of the U.S., serving under which President?

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Abraham Lincoln

Travel between Presque Isle and Houlton, a distance of 40 miles, and along the way you'll find a scale model replica of this.

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the Solar System

Happy 100th birthday to this park, this year celebrating the centennial of its founding in 1916!

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Acadia National Park

This pioneering female politician from Skowhegan was the first woman to be elected to both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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Margaret Chase Smith

In recognition of Maine's close connection to the sea, name either of the two man-made objects found on the obverse side of the Maine state quarter.

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Lighthouse (Pemaquid Point Light), or schooner Victory Chimes

Of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, which one is NOT the name of a Maine town? Coincidentally, the three towns are located in the same county.

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Finland