Maine Trivia

Name these things associated with the state of Maine.
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Last updated: December 31, 2019
First submittedSeptember 4, 2019
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Capital city
Most populous city
The only other U.S. state that Maine borders
New Hampshire
Canadian provinces it borders
New Brunswick
Before 1820, Maine was part of this state
Many of this writer's stories are set in Maine, including "Pet Sematary" and "Cujo"
Stephen King
Official state animal of Maine; it can weigh over 1000 lbs
5.3% of Maine's residents speak this language at home, more than any other state
Maine is famous for this type of seafood
President whose summer home was in Kennebunkport
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
Term for a powerful cyclonic winter storm
Poet who wrote "The Song of Hiawatha"
Henry Wadsworth
This largest breed of domestic cat originally comes from Maine
Maine Coon
Level 79
Sep 4, 2019
Shouldn't the last clue read "largest breed of domestic cat?"
Level ∞
Sep 4, 2019
Level 81
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.
Level 67
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.
Level ∞
Dec 31, 2019
Fixed the spelling of Kennebunkport. I recently switched to Firefox from Chrome and it's better in many ways but the spellchecker is terrible.
Level 78
Dec 31, 2019
Do any of the old timers up there still call those storms "Roosefelts"?
Level 72
Sep 6, 2019
Is lobster some weird variant of lobstah?
Level 61
Dec 31, 2019
Level 77
Dec 31, 2019
Mmmm! Sooo good. A man/woman after my own haat.
Level 33
Dec 31, 2019
I typed halloween nor' easter and it won't work! The shortened name is nor' easter and the full, real name is halloween nor' easter.
Level 27
Jun 5, 2020
just type noreaster
Level 75
Dec 31, 2019
Wot - no Murder She Wrote question ;-)?
Level 78
Jan 1, 2020
I'm showing my age but I sort of hoped to see a question about Sloan Wilson's book, A Summer Place, which was made into a movie starring Troy Donahue and Sandra Dee. The story was set on Pine Island, Maine. The film was a staple of my teenage years, and considered really racy for the times which meant, of course, that we all wanted to see it.