100+ Connecticut Trivia Questions and Answers

Connecticut lies in the northeastern region of the United States. It has a total of 14,357 km² of land and water, making it America’s 3rd smallest state.

If you’re a music lover, you’ll be impressed to learn that the United States’ first music school (Music Vale) to be allowed to confer music teaching degrees, is located here.

Historically, the State of Connecticut had a great amount of political freedom which led to the formation of the very first constitution – Fundamental Orders of 1639. This became the first ever written constitution in Western culture.

Connecticut Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

It is home to two former U.S. Presidents; George H.W Bush and his son George W. Bush. The family was born in Connecticut although George W. Bush grew up in Texas.

Did you know that in 1844, the first use of anesthesia was made in Connecticut? Horace Wells was behind this invention that used Nitrous Oxide to help in the medical profession.

Get more insights about the state of Connecticut by taking the quiz below!


1. Connecticut is named after the Connecticut River and the name is derived from anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for what?

Long tidal river


2. Which star on the US flag represents CT?

None – the stars don’t represent individual states.


3. What is Connecticut’s hottest temperature, which occurred in Danbury on July 15, 1995?

106 °F


4. What is the highest peak in Connecticut?

Bear Mountain in Salisbury.


5. Which governor was re-elected in 2002?

John G. Rowland


6. In addition to the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, what are the four other executive officers that are elected directly by voters?

Secretary of the State, Treasurer, Comptroller and Attorney General.


7. What Connecticut native and Revolutionary patriot was famous for his saying, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country?”

Nathan Hale


8. What does Connecticut not have direct access to?

The sea


9. Where was the first nuclear submarine launched?



10. Where does Connecticut rank compared to the rest of the states in the area?

The third smallest state by area.


11. What is the state insect of Connecticut?

Praying Mantis


12. New Haven has the highest percentage of commuters of any major metropolitan center on the East Coast who do what?

Bicycle to work


13. What is the state flower?

Mountain Laurel


14. Who was the first European explorer in Connecticut in 1614?

Dutch explorer Adriaen Block


15. In 1954, the world’s first atomic-powered submarine was built at Groton. What was its name?



16. Where is Connecticut ranked in terms of population compared to the rest of the states?

It’s the 29th most populous


17. What town is home of ‘The Nut Museum’?

Old Lyme


18. What is the state animal of Connecticut?


19. As far as population density, where does Connecticut rank?

It’s the fourth most densely populated.


20. What is the name for a resident of Connecticut, according to Webster?



21. What borders Connecticut on the north?



22. What is the state shellfish of Connecticut?

Eastern Oyster


23. How many hours of sunshine does Connecticut average per year?



24. In New London, you can visit Monte Cristo Cottage, the boyhood home of what famous dramatist?

Eugene O’Neill


25. Originally, half of Connecticut was a part of what Dutch colony?

New Netherland


26. What Ivy League College is in Connecticut?



27. Which country established the first major settlements in Connecticut in the 1630s?



28. What is the official state song?

“Yankee Doodle”


29. What famous American lexicographer and author of ‘The Blue-Backed Speller’ and ‘The American Dictionary’ was born in Hartford in 1758?

Noah Webster


30. Who led a band of followers and founded what would become the Connecticut Colony?

Thomas Hooker


31. According to the 2010 Census, Connecticut has the highest per-capita what in the United States?



32. Connecticut was first at many things. When was the first lollipop machine used?



33. What borders Connecticut on the south?

Long Island Sound


34. What language is the word Connecticut from?



35. In what town were the first friction matches made?

Beacon Falls


36. What borders Connecticut on the east?


37. Who is the state heroine of Connecticut?

Prudence Crandall


38. What borders Connecticut on the west?

New York


39. The richest county in Connecticut is?

Fairfield County


40. In 1974 what woman was elected as the governor of Connecticut?

Ella Grasso


41. What is the state mineral?



42. What is the state capital and third-largest city in Connecticut?



43. In Canterbury, you can visit the Prudence Crandall Museum. What was noteworthy about the academy that Prudence founded in 1833?

It was the first academy for black women in New England


44. How many incorporated towns are there in Connecticut?



45. Where is the only steam-powered cider mill located?



46. What river flows into Long Island Sound after cutting through the center of the state?

The Connecticut River


47. What is the state bird of Connecticut?



48. How many tornados does Connecticut average per annum?



49. The background color on Connecticut’s flag is?


50. What was the coldest temperature ever recorded in Connecticut which occurred in Falls Village on February 16, 1943 and Coventry on January 22, 1946?

−32 °F


51. What date did Connecticut officially become a state?

January 9, 1788


52. In what year was Yale College established?

In 1701


53. Who were the four delegates designated by Connecticut to attend the Second Continental Congress?

Huntington, Roger Sherman, William Williams, and Oliver Wolcott.


54. What toy was developed by Yale students in 1920?



55. Connecticut supplied the Union forces with weapons and supplies and furnished 55,000 men during what war?


56. Starting in 1839 Connecticut began building railroads and by 1840 how many miles of track were operating?

102 miles


57. In 1875, the world’s first what was established in New Haven?

Telephone exchange


58. In what town is the oldest soda bottling plant in New England?

New Britain


59. The most destructive storm in history, to ever strike New England which killed hundreds of people, hit eastern Connecticut, on what date?

On September 21, 1938.


60. The name Connecticut means “long river” in what language?

Algonquin Indian


61. In 2004, which republican Governor resigned during a corruption investigation, and later plead guilty to federal charges?

John G. Rowland


62. What is Connecticut’s highest point?

Mount Frissell


63. Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people in the village of Newtown, Connecticut at what school on December 14, 2012?

Sandy Hook Elementary School


64. What was discovered by Thomas Osborne in New Haven in 1913?

Vitamin A


65. According to the United States Census Bureau, the population of Connecticut on July 1, 2013, was how many people?



66. Hartford is seat to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford, which is sovereign over the Diocese of Bridgeport and the Diocese of what?



67. What was the Connecticut total gross state product for 2012?

$229.3 billion


68. What is the state tree of Connecticut?

White Oak


69. The personal per capita income in 2013 for Connecticut was estimated at how much money per year?



70. The Scoville Memorial Library is the oldest public library in America. Who founded it?

Richard Smith


71. What is the state ship of Connecticut?



72. Running between New Haven and New York City, what highway is one of the most congested highways in the United States?



73. What city filed for bankruptcy in 1991?



74. What was the restaurant called before Pies and Pints?



75. What was Connecticut’s rank in population in the 1990 census?



76. What was the restaurant before Maggie McFly’s?



77. What town has its own ‘Antique District’?



78. Watts Electric is now what restaurant?

(Le Bobadel Gourmet Market)


78. What type of natural disaster destroyed much of the Naugatuck Valley on August 19, 1955?



79. Where was Meadowbrook Plantation and what’s there now?

On the south side of Route 64 in the center of town where Middlebury Station is (Dunkin Donuts).


80. The people of New Haven pride themselves on which type of food?



81. What is the oldest restaurant still in operation?

Maples, on Straits Turnpike


82. How many area codes are there in the state of Connecticut as of 2001?



83. What was located where Juniper’s Restaurant is now?

The County Gate Restaurant


84. How many of the first 43 U. S. presidents were born in Connecticut?



85. What is the largest visible rock/boulder in town?

Bissell Rock off Porter Avenue


86. Where was the first steel mill in America located?



87. What is the oldest Inn in Middlebury?

Lift the Latch


88. Where is ‘Pez’ candy made?



89. What were the riding stables named?



90. Mary Kies was the first woman to receive a U. S. patent. Where was she from?



91. Where was the old library located and who ruled the roost?

The library was originally in the Town Hall basement; after the fire of 1935 it was moved to the Center School house.


95. Where were the original Maples?

On the east side of Straits Turnpike where the strip-mall is now.


96. What librarian packed a .38? and why?

Delia Bronson; she was the first? policewoman, teacher, librarian, historian, founder of the 4-H Club.


97. Name a world-famous Middlebury artist?

Naum Gabo


98. Name any famous Middleburian?

Titus Bronson (founder of Kalamazoo), Theophil Prudden (famous pathologist), Grant Goodeve (Eight is Enough), Katie Stevens (musician, actress), etc.


99. What is the real name of Fenn’s Farm?

Brookdale Farm

100. Name three brooks that run through Middlebury?

Hop, Goat, Longmeadow, Wooster, Long Swamp


101. Where is a village of little houses and what is it called?

Little People’s Village, actually located in Waterbury off Old Waterbury Road.

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