Saturday, February 5, 2011

Do You Know CT?

So maybe you know a thing or two about Stamford, but what do you know about your state? Test your knowledge with this little Connecticut quiz my very clever parents came up with:

1. The name Connecticut comes from the Mohegan word Quinnehtukqut which means:
a. Small but mighty
b. Beside the long tidal river
c. Fruitful waters

2. Connecticut's motto is Qui Transtulit Susinet which means:
a. He Who Transplanted Still Sustains
b. One Who Looks to the Stars
c. Move Forward but Maintain

3. Put these cities in order of population size with one being the largest:
a. __ Waterbury
b. __ Bridgeport
c. __ Stamford
d. __ New Haven

4. State insect is:
a. Monarch butterfly
b. Bumble bee
c. Praying mantis

5. Poet Laureate of CT is:
a. Emily Dickinson
b. John Holander
c. ee cummings

6. State Mineral is:
a. Granite
b. Jade
c. Garnet

7. State Composer is:
a. Charles Ives
b. John Philip Sousa
c. Aaron Copeland

8. Connecticut's state flower is:
a. Mountain Laurel
b. Rose
c. Chrysanthemum

9. Connecticut First - select all that are true:
a. First public art museum
b. First lollipop
c. First cotton gin
d. First FM radio station
e. First vacuum cleaner
f. First tape measure
g. First Frisbee
h. First dictionary
i. First pay telephone
j. First can opener
k. First sewing machine

10. Connecticut's State Heroine, Prudence Crandall is famous because:
a. She organized a campaign for women's voting rights
b. She established the first academy for African-American women in New England
c. She was the first woman to attend Litchfield Law School, the first law school in the US

1. b; 2. a; 3. from 1 to 4 it's Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury; 4. c; 5. b; 6. c; 7. a; 8. a; 9. all of them!; 10. b

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