State Quiz - Massachusetts

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Massachusetts?
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Last updated: December 12, 2019
First submittedJuly 8, 2015
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State capital
Oldest university
Hook-shaped peninsula
Cape Cod
Ship that landed on Plymouth Rock
Religious group that founded
Pond where Thoreau sojourned
Walden Pond
Stadium with a green monster
Fenway Park
Witch trial city
Captain Ahab's island,
oft-mentioned in limericks
Family name of John, Robert,
Ted, and Rose
State nickname
The Bay State
Mountain range in the west of the state
(part of the Appalachians, starts with B)
Massachusetts was the first state
to legalize this, in 2004
Same-Sex Marriage
City famous for textile mills in the 1800s
Candlepin is a variety of what?
In Manhattan, it has tomatoes.
In New England it doesn't. What is it?
Clam Chowder
Island for rich people
Martha's Vineyard
Fill in the quote: My boy's ______ smaht
Fruit that grows in a bog
Holiday first celebrated in 1621
Level 72
Jul 23, 2015
You misspelled chowdah
Level 71
Oct 28, 2015
And Hahvahd
Level 62
Jul 19, 2018
What about Mahtha's Vineyahd?
Level 79
Nov 19, 2015
Missed four. Should have gotten three of them, but had to look up "my boy's ___ smaht". Saw that movie years ago but had no idea about the quote.
Level 79
Mar 30, 2020
Missed it and had to look it up to see what it meant. Now I'm embarrassed to see I posted the same comment in 2015. Obviously I'm not what it says.
Level 67
Nov 19, 2015
Too much Fallout 4 had me questioning a few answers...
Level 62
Jan 25, 2017
Me too - Children of Atom instead of Puritans! :o)
Level 53
Nov 20, 2015
I had never heard the "My boy's _____ smaht" one. I tried "friggin."
Level 65
Sep 7, 2019
It's from Good Will Hunting, but more generally, people from Boston love to use "wicked" as an adverb. You don't really hear that anywhere outside Boston and the surrounding areas.
Level 71
Mar 30, 2020
It's common in parts of the UK, and so is the disdain for the letter R in a few places (mainly Liverpool and Cardiff).
Level 60
Nov 20, 2015
Salem witch trials were not Oregon?
Level 55
Nov 23, 2015
The Salem witch trials were in 1692-1693. Oregon would not be settled by Europeans for another century or so.
Level 81
Jul 4, 2018
His comment up here, your head way down here.
Level 59
Nov 20, 2015
Please make the comma bigger.

I don't know any limericks about Captain Ahab.

"Captain Ahab's island, oft-mentioned in limericks"

J/K. My prescription ran out :D

Level 69
Feb 19, 2017
There once was a man from Nantucket

Who kept all his cash in a bucket.

But his daughter named Nan

Ran away with a man.

And as for the bucket?


Level 81
Jul 4, 2018
There are two other two-word phrases that rhyme with the end of Nantucket in 99.99% of those limericks.
Level 24
Dec 27, 2015
Great quiz! Here's the link to the RI trivia quiz!
Level 66
Mar 28, 2020
Accept vinyard for vineyard?
Level ∞
Mar 28, 2020
Level 56
Mar 30, 2020
I can imagine that would be somewhat difficult for non-Massholes. Which, btw would be a good addition. Official denonym: Bay Stater, non-official denonym: see above 😂
Level 62
Mar 30, 2020
Some fun New England trivia-