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Boston Trivia

Name these things associated with the city of Boston.
Last updated: October 21, 2018
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"Party" that took place in 1773
Boston Tea Party
Baseball stadium
Fenway
Suburb famous for witch trials
Salem
Ivy League school
Harvard
Popular 1980s sitcom set in Boston
Cheers
Red brick path leading to
historical sights
Freedom Trail
Rock band that sang "Walk This Way"
Aerosmith
Oldest public park in the United States
Boston Common
Daily newspaper (non-tabloid)
Boston Globe
Battle fought on June 17th, 1775
Battle of
Bunker Hill
Ship called "Old Ironsides" even
though its built of wood
USS Constitution
Popular beer brand named
for a founding father
Sam Adams
Clue
Answer
NFL team
Patriots
NBA team
Celtics
Major river
Charles
Boston's most famous nickname
Beantown
Most common European ancestry
Irish
Variety of bowling played in Boston
Candlepin
Event that killed Crispus Attucks
and four others
Boston
Massacre
Sporting event that attracts
500,000 spectators each year
Boston
Marathon
International airport
Logan
Founding father for whom
Boston's tallest building is named
John Hancock
Tunnel project famous for
being over budget
Big Dig
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level 55
Dec 1, 2012
What about "candlestick" for bowling?
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level 28
Dec 3, 2012
i have to respectfully say I have never heard of candle stick bowling. And I have lived in new england my whole life.
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level 46
Feb 17, 2015
I'm from Worcester and Candlepin bowling was invented here, but its still not as popular as traditional style
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level 70
Jun 14, 2016
Candlepin and duckpin, no candlestick.
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level 70
Oct 26, 2018
I tried that too. So close, but not quite right.
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level 28
Dec 3, 2012
You should also be able to accept duck pin if you accept candle pin. They are very similar. And in the same region.
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level 80
Dec 4, 2012
I second that.
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level 47
Dec 5, 2012
I disagree, we are known for candlepin bowling up here.
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level 63
Jan 22, 2015
Duckpin is CT and RI.
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level 70
Jun 14, 2016
Duckpin is different than candlepin. Duckpin is in Rhode Island. Fatter bottoms than candlepin.
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level ∞
Dec 9, 2012
Added duckpin as an acceptable answer.
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level 69
Dec 15, 2017
You shouldn't have caved! Duckpin just isn't a thing in Boston. Down near the Cape, yes – but not in Boston.
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level 63
Jul 20, 2018
Boooo,
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level 32
Jun 13, 2013
You know you're from MA when you've never done bowling with those balls with the holes in them.
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level 75
Nov 9, 2015
'seems I don't know much about Boston. I love Pixies though :p.
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level 69
Dec 15, 2017
5/5! It's good to know you can take the girl out of Boston, but you can't take Boston out of the girl <3
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level 71
Jul 18, 2018
No Bruins or Sox? :(
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level 74
Jul 18, 2018
I think having both Fenway and the Sox would be overkill.
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level 68
Jul 18, 2018
Only missed the tunnel question. Couldn't get Charlie on the MTA out of my mind!
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level 48
Jul 18, 2018
i didn't realize there were other types of bowling! i thought the balls with the holes in them that you see in cartoons were some old way no one does it anymore
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level 53
Jul 18, 2018
Got them all but one. Thanks, Fallout 4!
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level 63
Jul 18, 2018
Wicked awesome quiz!
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level 62
Oct 26, 2018
Calling Salem a suburb of Boston doesn't seem right. Salem is considered to be part of New England City and Town Area (NECTA).
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level 52
Oct 26, 2018
It's totally a suburb! It has its own commuter rail station and everything. The suburbs are generally considered to be what is within 495, but Salem is also within 128.
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level 61
Oct 27, 2018
This is just semantics, but technically, the tallest building in Boston isn't named for John Hancock- it's named for the Hancock Insurance, which used to be the main tenant in that building. That company moved, so the official name of the building is 200 Clarendon (no one calls it that though- people still call it the Hancock Tower).