State Quiz - Maryland

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Maryland?
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Last updated: September 3, 2020
First submittedJuly 6, 2015
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State capital
Annapolis
Most populous city
Baltimore
Communications device first
tested between the above city
and D.C. in 1844
Telegraph
Surveyor's line on Maryland's
northern and eastern borders
Mason-Dixon
Large ocean bay
Chesapeake
State bird
Baltimore Oriole
River on the Virginia border
Potomac
Brand of spice blend used
to flavor seafood
Old Bay
Swimmer who has won 23
Olympic gold medals
Michael Phelps
D.C. suburb or
"National Lampoon" actor
Chevy Chase
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Answer
State crustacean
Blue Crab
Top-ranked medical school
Johns Hopkins
John Waters musical about the
pleasantly plump Tracy Turnblad
Hairspray
Official team sport of Maryland
(hint: has sticks)
Lacrosse
Author of "The Raven"
Edgar Allan Poe
Baseball's "Iron Man"
Cal Ripken, Jr.
What is a terrapin?
a Turtle
Song written by Francis Scott Key
The Star-Spangled
Banner
Deadliest one-day battle of
the Civil War
Antietam
The B&O, opened in 1830,
is the oldest _____ in the U.S.
Railroad
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Level 81
Jul 24, 2015
The "Bay" question is confusing. The Chesapeake is an inland bay or estuary. An "ocean bay" would be a bay formed between the mainland and a barrier island - such as Assawoman Bay.
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Level 73
Nov 17, 2015
Only confusing if you want it to be confusing. Or if you want to be deliberately obtuse. Easy question. Easy answer.
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Level 84
Aug 2, 2018
Because what bay springs to mind first and foremost light years ahead of any other in Maryland?
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Level 84
Aug 2, 2018
I think you just wanted an excuse to say Assawoman.
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Level 56
Feb 3, 2021
If you live in Virginia or Maryland, it is an ocean bay, especially if you have ever driven the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel. It absolutely feels like you're driving over the ocean for 17 miles.
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Level 43
Nov 15, 2015
Disagree- Not confusing at all. Just maybe not technically correct within a certain discipline, but who would know that? 0.001% of the population?
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Level 80
Nov 15, 2015
"River on the border with DC" would be okay on a Virginia quiz, but doesn't work here. It does form the Maryland/Virginia border and the D.C./Virginia border but not the Maryland/D.C. border, which is what the clue seems to be implying. The border of Maryland and D.C. is a land border.
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Level 55
Nov 16, 2015
The question should read "River on the border with Virginia".
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Level 73
Sep 3, 2020
"River on the border with Virginia" would work. Doesn't work for DC.
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Level ∞
Sep 3, 2020
Fixed
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Level 61
Nov 16, 2015
bloody hell you dont make it easy for us europeans to get points sometimes
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Level 44
Dec 31, 2019
Why would you take this quiz if you're european?
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Level 75
Dec 20, 2020
For the same reason Americans take quizzes about Europe.
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Level 76
Feb 3, 2021
Why would you take a quiz about dogs if you're a human?
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Level 85
Feb 3, 2021
I'm an American who was born and raised in Virginia, and I've taken European country quizzes that were easier than this.
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2021
Disagree. Most of the European country quizzes for me were oddly specific and usually I either missed the mark for the badge by a few questions or just barely got it. This is also oddly specific to a certain extent, but I'm more familiar with many of these answers, especially as a Pennsylvanian.

I understand it's difficult for Europeans, but this seems like a fair enough difficulty for Americans.

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Level 76
Dec 8, 2016
All too easy
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Level 70
Sep 7, 2019
Would you consider accepting just "Hopkins"? It's more common to hear that in Baltimore than the full name.
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Level ∞
Sep 3, 2020
Okay
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Level 74
Sep 3, 2020
Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics used in the Star Spangled Banner. He didn't write the song -- it was an English drinking song written by John Stafford Smith.
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Level 82
Sep 3, 2020
Knew the spice blend started with "Old," but the only thing that came to mind was "Old Spice" . . . which I would NOT recommend using to flavor seafood.
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Level 75
Dec 20, 2020
I KNEW I was doing something wrong at the dinner table last week!
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Level 25
Jan 21, 2021
Chesapeake means Large Shelfish not Large Ocean.

Also the baseball question accepts Cal Ripken, make it include Jr since his father didn't have the same title.

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Level 64
Jan 27, 2021
Dang it, I kept saying Morse code instead of telegraph! any chance that could be accepted, since telegraphs use Morse code?
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Level 70
Feb 3, 2021
Ha, probably for the best that you asked about our official team sport, and not our official sport.
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Level 66
Feb 3, 2021
Makes sense. Jousting is the everyman's sport. What Marylander doesn't have easy access to a stable of horses, riding tack, and jousting equipment? If you look up squiring on Glassdoor, there's no dearth of opportunities for young apprentices... just choose your liege lord carefully.
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Level 59
Feb 3, 2021
as a proud marylander this quiz was all too easy... nice work! any marylander worth their salt could get a 20 as well
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Level 63
Feb 3, 2021
the only state i have been to
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2021
I read "official team sport" as "official sports team" at first and I was shocked that Maryland had a *single* official sports team. A minute later, I realized I had the question all wrong :P
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Level 56
Feb 3, 2021
Im suprised he didn't add anything about Jousting!
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Level 51
Feb 4, 2021
Francis Scott Key only wrote the words to the Star Spangled Banner; he didn't write the music.
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Level 70
Feb 4, 2021
Accept "telegram" for telegraph?
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Level 66
Feb 14, 2021
Isn't Jousting the sport of Maryland??
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Level 70
Apr 22, 2021
Yes, but lacrosse is the state team sport.
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Level 70
Jun 3, 2021
Never heard of Old Bay Spice - is it any good?