State Quiz - Rhode Island

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Rhode Island?
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Last updated: September 10, 2020
First submittedSeptember 6, 2019
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Capital city
Providence
Name one of the next three largest cities in Rhode Island
Warwick / Cranston /
Pawtucket
Only state with a higher population density than Rhode Island
New Jersey
States that border Rhode Island
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Rhode Island was the last of the 13 original colonies to sign this document
The Constitution
State nickname
The Ocean State
From 1930–1983, Rhode Island hosted the America's Cup races in this sport
Sailing
Sitcom set in the fictional town of Quahog
Family Guy
In real life, what is a quahog?
a Clam
Movie about a couple of morons who traveled from Rhode Island to Aspen
Dumb and Dumber
Ivy League university
Brown
Full official name of the state, before 2020
State of Rhode Island and
Providence Plantations
Bay that juts into Rhode Island (hint: starts with N)
Narragansett Bay
City where many rich people built summer mansions during the Gilded Age
Newport
Family that built "The Breakers" mansion in that city
Vanderbilt
Who did Jacqueline Bouvier marry in Rhode Island in 1953?
John F. Kennedy
Female heretic who co-founded Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1638
Anne Hutchinson
Person who founded Rhode Island after being banished from Massachusetts
Roger Williams
Singer who outraged fans by playing electric instruments at a folk festival
in Rhode Island in 1965
Bob Dylan
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Level 47
Nov 7, 2019
Grew up in Rhode Island and miss it! Would love a question about clam cakes or coffee milk! haha
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Level 57
Jan 18, 2020
I love how every New England State is so unique.
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2020
Plus the fact that Providence has the highest percentage of population to universities....or so I've heard. It's jammed packed with students.
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Level 78
Jan 11, 2020
I was taught in school that the nickname for Rhode Island was "Little Rhody". When I saw the clue I assumed it had something to do with the ocean, but never even thought to try just "ocean".
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Level 67
Feb 28, 2021
My APUSH teacher used to call it "Rogue Island," in part because it was the last original state to sign the Constitution and because it had a history of not listening to other states. I'm not sure if that's something others have said, or if he made it up himself.
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Level 40
Jan 12, 2020
This was super easy since I live in RI! There should be a question about the Big Blue Bug or coffee milk, but besides that I loved this quiz :-)
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Level 70
Jan 13, 2020
Thank you Family Guy!
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Level 82
Sep 10, 2020
Rhode Island's state bird is a chicken: the Rhode Island red.
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Level 72
Sep 11, 2020
That was someone's nickname in my middle school's locker room.
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Level 84
Sep 11, 2020
Sorry, "Rhode Island" is now (or will very soon be) the complete official name of the state. With all of today's "wokeness", the governor didn't want the word "Plantations" in the state's name, and signed an executive order to that effect.
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Level 72
Sep 11, 2020
Very few people in the USA knew about the official name and many of the people that did know were not offended by the word plantation.
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Level 72
Sep 11, 2020
Doesn't matter -- the state government has taken the action, and the quiz should reflect that. (Unless we're back in Nur-Sultan denial territory :) )
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Level ∞
Sep 12, 2020
The official name has not been changed yet. Governors can't just issue an executive order to change the name of a state. It will be voted on this November.

All hail Nursultan!

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Level 69
Jan 16, 2021
The voters have approved the change, so the quiz should reflect that. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/rhode-island-voters-drop-providence-plantations-state-name-n1246501
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Level ∞
Jan 16, 2021
Updated.
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Level 71
Sep 12, 2020
Which I considered one of the truly dumbest examples of wokeness....that is until USC suspended a professor for using a Chinese word in a lecture on business etiquette that sounds like a racial epithet in English. I expect next week, something even dumber will top that...
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Level 85
Sep 15, 2020
Before the USA was even a country, in 1652, Rhode Island outlawed slavery. So the reference to plantations has nothing to do with it (its simply an archaic term for "colony"), but gotta erase anything that might be remotely triggering for somebody. (Not to mention that they apparently voted on this in 2010 and more than 3/4 voted to keep the name as is.)
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Level 47
Nov 9, 2020
Rhode Island has removed "and the Providence Plantations" from their name as of Nov 3, 2020.
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Level 61
Feb 5, 2021
Dumb and dumber was in the Colorado quiz. you should put it here too
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Level 53
Feb 28, 2021
I just hate the 16th question - it breaks the standard question format.
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Level 86
Feb 28, 2021
I was gonna ask why but then I understood the joke.
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Level 62
Feb 28, 2021
Could you please accept shell or seashell for clam?
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Level 35
Feb 28, 2021
today I learned that I know nothing about Rhode Island