Boston Multiple Choice

Can you answer these multiple choice questions about the city of Boston?
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Last updated: February 4, 2019
First submittedFebruary 4, 2019
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1. What quarterback has led the New England Patriots to six Super Bowl wins?
Peyton Manning
Joe Namath
Tom Brady
Stephen Curry
2. Which of these movies took place in Boston?
Good Will Hunting
Fight Club
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
3. How did Boston get its name?
Named after a port town in England
The Patuxet word for "thin neck"
No one knows
Named after John Boston, the founder of Boston
4. What "curse" supposedly prevented the Red Sox from winning the World Series for 85 years?
Beantown Curse
The Hundred-Year Curse
Curse of the Billy Goat
Curse of the Bambino
5. What is the largest ethnic group in Boston?
6. Which of these Revolutionary War battles happened in Boston?
Battle of Monmouth
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Saratoga
Battle of Long Island
7. Which of these bands got its start in Boston?
The Doors
The Supremes
The Rolling Stones
8. Which of these neighborhoods is NOT in Boston?
Beacon Hill
Jamaica Plain
Flatbush is in Brooklyn
9. What did most Harvard students study during its first decades of existence?
10. What are the old rich families of Boston known as?
Boston Bulldogs
Boston Bigshots
Boston Beaneaters
Boston Brahmins
11. Which of these authors was from Boston?
John Steinbeck
William Faulkner
Jane Austen
Ralph Waldo Emerson
12. Which of these Presidents was born in the Boston area?
Ronald Reagan
Barack Obama
John F. Kennedy
Andrew Jackson
13. What is a Nor'easter?
A severe winter storm
A lobster roll
A person from New England
A station wagon
14. Which of these words is peculiar to the Boston dialect?
15. What is the name of Boston's largest newspaper?
Boston Free Press
Boston Globe
Boston Times-Picayune
Boston Patriot
Level 80
Feb 4, 2019
It's not really the word "wicked" but its usage and meaning that are peculiar to the Boston dialect.
Level 82
Feb 6, 2019
this comment is wicked pissah
Level 72
Feb 8, 2019
It's even wicked awesome pissah!
Level 64
Feb 5, 2019
Wow, a multiple choice quiz on Jetpunk. I was wondering if it would ever happen.
Level 87
Feb 5, 2019
I take it you don't come on this website very often...
Level 56
Feb 5, 2019
It's the first one I've seen, and I've been here often...
Level 68
Feb 6, 2019
Yeah, I'm here every day for years and it's the first time I see one.
Level 66
Feb 5, 2019
Hardly a port, it has one (on the river), but more agricultaral than coastal (look at the map......)
Level 81
Feb 11, 2019
It most definitely has an ocean port with a lot of landfill. Been to it by boat, car, plane and train enough times. Seen all sorts of maps, charts, satellite photos and aerial views.
Level 75
Feb 20, 2019
It has a tiny port but there's no way I would describe it as a port town - it's hardly a defining feature
Level 75
Feb 20, 2019
Although I suppose it makes for quite a succinct clue
Level 75
Feb 5, 2019
Boston! Looking for a sweep of the championships this year. Celts have a good chance. Bruins are in it, but it will be tough to take down the Lighting.
Level 56
Feb 5, 2019
The Bruins need secondary scoring to win a Cup. That first line is dynamite, but after that, it falls off pretty quick.
Level 61
Feb 5, 2019
"John Boston" Best answer I've seen yet.
Level 59
May 8, 2019
Curse of the Bambino was 86 years, not 85 years.
Level 65
Aug 21, 2019
Can you clarify the "it" in the Harvard question? I thought the antecedent for "it" was the discipline because "what" is the only singular noun in the sentence, so I picked psychology because it developed later than the others. I did not think "religion" could be the answer because religion existed long before Harvard, so students could not study religion during its first year of existence. The question as phrased is incorrect because "Harvard" is being used as an adjective, so it can't be the antecedent of "its." If you just changed "its" to "the school's," then the question would be correct.
Level 74
Sep 3, 2019
Wow. This is... I mean... Just... Wow.
Level 59
Jun 6, 2020