Delaware is a tiny Mid-Atlantic state in the United States with Dover as the capital. It sits on a peninsula marked by dune-backed beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware River, and Delaware Bay.
Delaware is the first state and is well known for having no state sale tax. Although Dover is the Capital city, it is mostly famous for the city of Wilmington.
Delaware Facts Trivia Questions and Answers
The Mid-Atlantic state is a hub for leadership, innovation, and talent. Delaware has the popular beaches of Bethany, Rehoboth, and Dewey. Lucky are you to find yourself here during the summer!
There’s a lot more to know about this U.S. State, and the following trivia questions will jog your brain. Let’s see how many Delaware Trivia Questions you get right.
1. What is the State Song?
2. What are the State-Nicknames?
3. Which is the State-Fish?
4. What is the capital of Delaware?
5. What is Delaware’s area coverage?
6. Delaware was originally inhabited by several groups of American Indians, including the Lenape in the north and what tribe in the south?
7. What are the names of the three counties in Delaware?
8. Where is Delaware’s highest point?
9. The Nation’s Summer Capital?
10. Delaware got its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia’s first what?
11. At the end of the colonial period, the number of enslaved people in Delaware began to decline and local Methodists and Quakers encouraged slaveholders to do what?
12. Delaware was first colonized by Dutch traders in 1631,at Zwaanendael, located near the present town of what?
13. Where does Delaware rank in size compared to the other states?
14. Small parts of Delaware are on the eastern side of the Delaware River and thus share a border with what state?
15. What was the county seat of New Castle County before Wilmington?
16. What is the length of the Delaware River?
17. How does Delaware rank as far as population density with the other states?
18. What was Delaware’s all time record high temperature, recorded at Millsboro on July 21, 1930?
19. One of the 13 colonies involved in the American Revolution, Delaware became the first state to what?
20. After the American Revolution, statesmen from Delaware were among the leading proponents of a strong what?
21. How many of all U.S. publicly traded companies are incorporated in the state of Delaware?
22. Delaware Bicycle Route 1, What type of route spans the north-south length of the state?
23. Who conquered New Sweden in 1655?
24. Who was New Sweden’s governor from 1643-1653?
25. Approximately how many bridges does Delaware have?
26. ILC and ILG are both important to Delaware. What are they?
27. How many counties does Delaware have?
28. The University of Delaware as the Science, Technology & Advanced Research Center used to be a Chrysler auto assembly plant. What model of vehicle was made on the site from 1951-59?
29. What is the established date of Delaware?
30. What is Delaware’s state fossil?
31. How tall is YoUDee, the University of Delaware mascot?
32. What is the Source of the Delaware River?
33. Most of the English colonists who arrived in Delaware, did so as indentured servants, and hired themselves out to pay for their what?
34. What first belongs to Delawarean Antoni Swart?
35. In 1777, when John Dickinson, Delaware’s largest slave owner, freed his slaves, how many did he have?
36. If you mix pork stock, pork livers, pork fat, pork snouts, corn meal, pork hearts, wheat flour, salt and spices, what do you get?
37. What state borders Delaware to the north?
38. What is Delaware Punch?
39. At what trading post were all the settlers killed in a dispute with area Indian tribes?
40. What are the names of the three ferries that operate in the state of Delaware?
41. The chicken industry is important to not only Delaware but Maryland. Explain these terms: chicken Maryland, Maryland Chicken, Maryland Fried Chicken and chicken a la Maryland?
42. Who were the first Europeans to reach Delaware?
43. What is the State-Bird?
44. What is the State Motto?
45. Where does the “blue hen” nickname come from?
46. The all-time record low temperature of −17 °F was recorded at Millsboro on what date?
47. Situated on a level plain, Delaware has the lowest what of any state?
48. Who was Delaware’s “gentleman bandit?”
49. What is the State-Fruit?
50. What is the State-Insect?
51. What is the State Crop?
52. Capriotti’s was started on Union Street in Wilmington’s Little Italy in 1976. Where is Capriotti’s headquartered today?
53. Delaware ranges from 9 miles to 35 miles wide and is how long?
54. Where is the world’s largest banana port?
55. Where is the world’s largest collection of operating Stanley steam-powered cars?
56. In 2005, how much was the average weekly wage in Delaware?
57. Delaware provided one of the premier regiments to the Continental Army, and were known as the what?
58. Which is Delaware the nation’s leading producer?
59. What is the name of the Dover Downs mascot?
60. The DuPont Co.’s famous concern for safety started in the gunpowder mills. For safety, what were workers at the mills banned from having?
61. How far across is the Delaware River?
62. What TV show included this line: “Live from the famous brown sands of Public Beach, Delaware, it’s the Grand Nationals of Sand Castle Building?”
63. Thrasher’s Fries has been a tradition in Bethany Beach and Ocean City, Md., since 1929. Besides a drink, what else can you order to eat with your fries?
64. What is the State-Flower?
65. What is the State-Mineral?
66. Before the du Ponts branded their black powder “Du Pont” in 1808, what did they call it?
67. Which is the State Tree?
68. What Delaware actor played the first gay teen in a soap opera?
69. What Delawarean was the original Phillie Phanatic?
70. Which Delaware city has a Little Italy?
71. Where is the world’s largest population of horseshoe crabs?
72. In South Dover, you can visit the home of the man known as the ‘Penman of the Revolution’. Who was he?
73. What sport do the Wilmington Blue Rocks play?
74. Who is the only patriot who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution for Delaware?
75. What is the Kalmar Nyckel?
76. What Delawarean was honored by being named a flag bearer for the Olympics?
77. What branch of Protestantism was started in Delaware in 1784?