History of Maryland Trivia Questions & Answers

1.For whom was the colony of Maryland named?

2.What were the names of the ships carrying Maryland's first settlers? [The A-- and the D---]

3.The first settlers were led by Leonard Calvert, younger brother to whom?

4.What was the first town in Maryland and the seat of the colonial government until 1708?

5.What line, drawn to establish the boundary between the colonies of Maryland and Pennsylvania, was later used as a boundary between the free and slave states of the US? [The M---- - D---- Line]

6.From November 26, 1783, to June 3, 1784, what city served as the capital of the United States?

7.What ship, constructed in Baltimore, was the first official US Navy ship to be put to sea?

8.The bombardment of what fort inspired Maryland native Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner"?

9.The state song, "Maryland, My Maryland" is set to the tune of what Christmas carol?

10.The first fatalities of the American Civil War occurred where?

11.The bloodiest single-day battle in American history occurred during the American Civil War, in Maryland. This battle is known by what name?

12.What Charles County, Maryland doctor famously set the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth following the assassination of President Lincoln? [Dr. S----- M---]

13.The grounds of the Maryland State House include a statue of this Supreme Court Chief Justice, a Maryland native who is most remembered for delivering the majority opinion in Dred Scott V. Sandford, that ruled African-Americans were not considered citizens of the United States.

14.In Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka, the Supreme Court ruled that "separate but equal" public education for African-Americans was unconstitutional. The plaintiff, in that case, was represented by what Baltimore native and later Supreme Court justice?

15.In 2002, Robert Ehrlich became the first Republican to be elected Governor since 1967. Who was elected Governor in 1967?

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