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Maine Trivia

Name these things associated with the state of Maine.
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Last updated: September 4, 2019
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Capital city
Augusta
Most populous city
Portland
U.S. state it borders
New Hampshire
Canadian provinces it borders
New Brunswick
Quebec
Before 1820, Maine was part of this state
Massachusetts
Many of this writer's stories are sent in Maine, including "Pet Sematary" and "Cujo"
Stephen King
Official state animal of Maine; it can weigh over 1000 lbs
Moose
5.3% of Maine's residents speak this language at home, more than any other state
French
Maine is famous for this type of seafood
Lobster
President whose summer home was in Kennebuckport
George H. W. Bush
Outdoor retailer, famous for its boots, that had an unlimited return policy until 2018
L.L. Bean
National park on the coast of Maine
Acadia
Term for a powerful cyclonic winter storm
Nor'easter
Poet who wrote "The Song of Hiawatha"
Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow
This largest breed of domestic cat originally comes from Maine
Maine Coon
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level 76
Sep 4, 2019
Shouldn't the last clue read "largest breed of domestic cat?"
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level ∞
Sep 4, 2019
Okay
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level 76
Sep 4, 2019
"Many of this writers are set in Maine."
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level 73
Sep 4, 2019
It's Kennebunk, not buck, just for the record.
"Nor'easter" is a writer's term or another state's term that has taken root with weathermen the last couple decades. Having grown up on an island in Maine with generations going all the way back, the term was seen puzzlingly by old timers when in print it was claimed it was a traditional term. On the coast of Maine the wind direction is nōtheast, with a long O and hard th as in loathe the term nor'easter.
But that's just my take. It works for a quiz I guess.
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level 65
Sep 9, 2019
Agreed on both. Having lived in Philadelphia for a while, nor'easter is a common term there too. Quick Google research seems to suggest the term has been around since at least the early 1800's, maybe 1700's, and originated most likely in New England, but not specifically in Maine.
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level 72
Sep 6, 2019
Is lobster some weird variant of lobstah?
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