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History of Maryland

Try to answer these questions about the history of the state of Maryland.
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What author of "The Raven" died in Baltimore of unknown causes in 1849?
Edgar Allan Poe
Who wrote the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" while watching the
bombardment of Fort McHenry?
Francis Scott Key
During what war was that song written?
War of 1812
What Maryland native assassinated Abraham Lincoln?
John Wilkes Booth
What was the profession of the assassin?
Actor
What battle, fought on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day in U.S. military history?
Battle of Antietam
Who was the top Union commander at that battle?
George B. McClellan
Who was the top Confederate commander at that battle?
Robert E. Lee
What musical, based on a John Waters movie, features the song "Good Morning Baltimore"?
Hairspray
In 1830, Tom Thumb raced a horse and lost. What was Tom Thumb?
Locomotive
What philanthropist is the namesake of a famous university and hospital in Baltimore?
Johns Hopkins
What surveyor's line, drawn in the 1760s, separated Maryland from Pennsylvania?
Mason Dixon
What message did Samuel Morse send via telegraph from Washington D.C. to Baltimore?
What Hath God
Wrought
What baseball player grew up at St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys?
Babe Ruth
What Triple Crown horse race was first held at Pimlico Race Course in 1873?
Preakness
What Baltimore native became the first African-American member
of the Supreme Court in 1967?
Thurgood Marshall
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Jul 6, 2017
Was expecting a question on the Supreme Court case McCulloch vs Maryland
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Dec 18, 2017
We must never forget that it is a Jetpunk quiz we are expounding.
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Jul 7, 2017
I was stuck, trying to think of what musical could possibly be based on a John Wayne movie. Then I re-read the question.
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Dec 18, 2017
I could not spell the name of that battle. Spelling Fail.
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Dec 23, 2017
Try the History of Oregon Quiz here
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Apr 12, 2018
The answer to the triple crown question gets a lot less obscure when you read the clue as 'what horse race' instead of 'what race horse.'
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Apr 23, 2018
The Mason-Dixon Line is, purportedly, the line which separates the Northern States from the South.