The state is home to the very first public park to ever exist. Boston Common Park dates all the way back to 1634 when it became the first public green space.
Massachusetts Facts Trivia Questions and Answers
How much do you know about the NBA? If basketball is among your favorite sports then this fact will woo you. James Naismith invented basketball at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Research shows that Massachusetts is the most educated state in America. The state has numerous high–ranking state colleges and universities. Want to go to Havard, Amherst, or Boston College? This trivia will give you a glimpse of what Massachusetts is like!
Take up these trivia questions and see how well you know Massachusetts!
1. What is the capital of Massachusetts?
2. Which US state borders Massachusetts to the west?
3. What does “Massachusetts” mean?
4. How many miles of interstates and other highways are there in the state of Massachusetts?
5. Which Massachusetts city is infamous for a case of mass hysteria?
6. What is the Massachusetts state marine mammal?
7. Massachusetts is home to the world’s largest?
8. Where does Massachusetts rank among the states?
9. What did protestors disguise themselves as at the Boston Tea Party?
10. Massachusetts is the _____ state?
11. The state of Massachusetts was the first to form a Black regiment with white officers, and it was called the what?
12. What is the oldest city in Massachusetts?
13. Where was George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States born?
14. Which Massachusetts town celebrated the first Thanksgiving?
15. What is the Massachusetts state fossil?
16. How many “witches” were burned at the stake in the Salem Witch Trials?
17. In Massachusetts how many counties are there?
18. What is the official state flower of Massachusetts?
19. Massachusetts is located along the Atlantic Flyway, a major route for what?
20. How many cups of tea were destroyed at the Boston Tea Party?
21. Massachusetts has two separate metropolitan areas: Greater Boston in the east and what in the west?
22. What Native American was honored at the first Thanksgiving feast?
23. What is the official term for someone from Massachusetts?
24. How much of Massachusetts’ population lives in Greater Boston?
25. What flooded a Boston neighborhood in 1919?
26. What is the Massachusetts state bird?
27. What is the name of the lake located in Webster, Massachusetts?
28. Massachusetts is the home of what university, founded in 1636, and the oldest institution of higher learning in America?
29. What is the state bird of Massachusetts?
30. What was the name of the United States’ first college for women, opened in 1837?
31. The oldest college in the US is Harvard University, founded in Massachusetts in what year?
32. What popular sitcom was set in Massachusetts?
33. What is the Massachusetts state fish?
34. Which American writer made a lake in Concord, Massachusetts famous?
35. What popular cookie was named after a town in Massachusetts?
36. As of 2005, how many farms were located in the state?
37. In 2004, Massachusetts was the first state to legally recognize what kind of marriage?
38. What is the “official” name of the state of Massachusetts?
39. Which section of Boston is home to Mike’s Pastry, La Dolce Vita, and The Improv Asylum?
40. What is the Massachusetts state beverage?
41. What National League baseball team, now located in the southeast, was a Boston team until the 1950s?
42. What is the area of Massachusetts in square miles?
43. What does the red brick or painted line on the ground running through Boston signify?
44. What percentage of the state is covered in forest?
45. What was the name of Boston’s highway reconstruction project that involved “burying” the major routes through the city?
46. The gray wolf, elk, wolverine, and eastern cougar are animals that have become locally “what” in Massachusetts?
47. What rock and roll icon helped dedicate the Leonard P. Zakim/Bunker Hill Bridge?
48. Located in Holyoke is what hall of fame?
49. The J.F.K. museum is located in which section of Boston?
50. How many NBA Championships have the Boston Celtics won?
51. What Civil War Regiment is honored outside the State House?
52. In 2005, what percentage of the population of Massachusetts spoke English?
53. What tradition originally started in a retail apparel store located in Boston’s Downtown Crossing?
54. Large numbers of the indigenous people in the northeast of what is now the US were killed by epidemics and from 1617 to 1619, smallpox reportedly killed what percentage of the Massachusetts Bay Native Americans?
55. What Red Sox great was known as the ‘Splendid Splinter’?
56. What is the Massachusetts state dog?
57. Name the music conductor most associated with the Boston Pops Orchestra?
58. The pilgrims established their settlement at Plymouth in 1620, and developed friendly relations with what native American Indian tribe?
59. What Boston Bruins player was gifted with the old Boston Garden penalty box, when construction on the new Boston Garden began?
60. Massachusetts was the first state to pass compulsory what?
61. What former Massachusetts Senator, who died in 2009, is the brother of a former president?
62. What is the Massachusetts state cat?
63. What legendary baseball player was considered the cause of the Red Sox’ longtime losing streak through most of the 20th Century?
64. In 1636, Roger Williams founded what colony?
65. What act performs on the Esplanade every fourth of July?
66. George Washington took over what would become the Continental Army and his first victory was the Siege of what city in the winter of 1775–76?
67. What local ice cream shop got its start in Post Office Square and now serves “Big Dig” flavored ice cream all over the state of Massachusetts?
68. How many Superbowls have the New England Patriots won?
69. Which Boston monument became the logo of a famous publisher?
70. Bostonian John Adams, was known as the what?
71. Which famous opera was the inspiration for the Swan Boats?
72. What is the longest interstate in Massachusetts?
73. There are a total of 34 small islands off the coast of Boston. Eleven of them are accessible to explore by the public. Which of these islands is home to Fort Warren and boasts the legend of “The Lady in Black”?
74. John Adams was an important figure in both the struggle for independence and the formation of the now what?
75. Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue cross over each other at what location?
76. What is the Massachusetts state horse?
77. Besides swans and seagulls, what other birds are connected with Boston (especially in one specific area)?
78. How many Stanley Cups have the Boston Bruins won?
79. The author of ‘The Man Without A Country’ has a statue of him in the Boston Public Garden. Name him.
80. John Adams succeeded George Washington as US President, and his son, John Quincy Adams, would go on to become the what?
81. Which poet was instrumental in saving U.S.S. Constitution?
82. What is the Massachusetts state game bird?
83. What was the vocation of famed freedom rider Paul Revere?
84. During World War II, what percentage of the US armaments were produced in Massachusetts?
85. Name the black patriot who died in the Boston Massacre?
86. Approximately how big is Massachusetts?
87. The Kennedy family, prominent in Massachusetts politics in the 20th century, included John F. Kennedy, who was a US president in 1963 when he was what?
88. What colors are on the Massachusetts State Flag?
89. What is the Massachusetts state Reptile?
90. What happened during the Boston Massacre?
91. What is the Massachusetts state insect?
92. Why was the first railroad in America built in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1826?
93. Where in Massachusetts is the famous Kennedy Compound locate?
94. Who published the abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, in Boston from 1831-1866?
95. Who is the Massachusetts state artist?
96. Who demonstrated the first telephone in Boston?
97. In what year was Massachusetts ranked as the most energy-efficient state in the union?
98. What modern invention was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology in 1928?
99. What is the major airport in the state?
100. Massachusetts is home to The Mather School, founded in 1639, and it is America’s oldest public what?
101. How many times have the Boston Red Sox won the World Series?
102. What is the Massachusetts state tree?