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
Most populous city
Communications device first
tested between the above city
and D.C. in 1844
Surveyor's line on Maryland's
northern and eastern borders
Large ocean bay
State bird
Baltimore Oriole
River on the Virginia border
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
State crustacean
Blue Crab
Top-ranked medical school
Johns Hopkins
John Waters musical about the
pleasantly plump Tracy Turnblad
Official team sport of Maryland
(hint: has sticks)
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
Deadliest one-day battle of
the Civil War
The B&O, opened in 1830,
is the oldest _____ in the U.S.
Level 80
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.
Level 72
Nov 17, 2015
Only confusing if you want it to be confusing. Or if you want to be deliberately obtuse. Easy question. Easy answer.
Level 82
Aug 2, 2018
Because what bay springs to mind first and foremost light years ahead of any other in Maryland?
Level 82
Aug 2, 2018
I think you just wanted an excuse to say Assawoman.
Level 41
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?
Level 79
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.
Level 56
Nov 16, 2015
The question should read "River on the border with Virginia".
Level 72
Sep 3, 2020
"River on the border with Virginia" would work. Doesn't work for DC.
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Level 60
Nov 16, 2015
bloody hell you dont make it easy for us europeans to get points sometimes
Level 44
Dec 31, 2019
Why would you take this quiz if you're european?
Level 72
Dec 20, 2020
For the same reason Americans take quizzes about Europe.
Level 74
Dec 8, 2016
All too easy
Level 68
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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Sep 3, 2020
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.
Level 81
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.
Level 72
Dec 20, 2020
I KNEW I was doing something wrong at the dinner table last week!