70+ Maine Trivia Questions and Answers

Maine was predominantly inhabited by Native American tribes before the coming of the Europeans. It is a popular tourist destination hence the nickname “Vacationland”. The place attracts about 25 million visitors every year.

One of the oldest natural cat breeds in the U.S. can be found here. The state’s national animal – Maine Coon is also identified as a cat breed that loves water. In case you thought all cats hate water, you have the Maine Coon to prove otherwise.

Maine Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

Lobster farming yields 40 Million pounds annually. With only 4,500 active lobstermen, lobster fishing is a driving force in the economy of Maine. Feeling famished while in Maine? Drop by any restaurant to try out the succulent crustacean!

Whether you’re looking for Maine facts or just want to know everything about Maine, we hope these trivia questions feed your curiosity.


1. Maine is both the northernmost and easternmost portion of what region?

New England


2. What year was Rockland, Maine founded?

July 28, 1848


3. What is Maine’s largest town by population?



4. In which town is the Desert of Maine located?



5. Maine is the number one exporter of what agricultural product?

Low-bush blueberries


6. What is Maine’s state bird?



7. Where was the first European settlement in Maine in 1604, by the French?

Saint Croix Island


8. Maine is known as The Pine Tree State and what other nickname?



9. Maine is the only US state whose name has exactly one what?



10. Author Stephen King paid for a professional-quality Little League baseball diamond behind his house in Bangor, ME. What is the nickname that the locals call it?

Field of Screams


11. Who established the first English settlement in Maine?

The Plymouth Company in 1607


12. The ingredients in this sandwich are salami or ham, cheese, chopped onions, tomatoes, green peppers, pickles, black olives, olive oil, salt, pepper, and a freshly baked roll. What do Mainers call this sandwich?



13. What is Maine’s State fish?

Land-locked salmon.


14. What is Maine’s state animal?



15. Before 1820 Maine was part of the what?

Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


16. How many counties are there in Maine?



17. Based in Maine, the Jackson Laboratory is the world’s largest supplier of what?

Genetically purebred mice


18. Rockland, Maine is known best for its annual celebration of which festival?



19. On what date was Main admitted to the Union as the 23rd state?

On March 15, 1820.


20. This dessert consists of creamy white frosting sandwiched between two chocolate cake-like cookies. What is this dessert known as in Maine?

whoopie pies.


21. What is the State flower?

White Pinecone and Tassel.


22. What is the capital of Maine?



23. What is the smallest town in Maine by population?

Frye Island, a resort town


24. The Seashore Trolley Museum is located in which Maine town?



25. Of all the US states, Maine has the highest percentage of what?

French Americans


26. What is the state insect of Maine?



27. Where was the Strong Wood Products plant, the largest toothpick manufacturing plant in the United States which produced 20 million toothpicks a day, located?

In Strong, Maine


28. What is the only interstate highway in Maine (not counting 3-digit extensions)?



29. Where does Maine rank in population in relation to the other US states?

It’s the 41st most populous


30. In 2001, what movie was partly filmed in Rockland, Maine?

In the Bedroom


31. What is Maine’s State fossil?

Pertica Quadrifaria


32. Besides the common brown color, hot dogs of what color can be found in Maine?



33. Who is the only vice president whose official residence was Maine?

Hannibal Hamlin


34. What is Maine’s State cat?

Maine Coon


35. Of which county in Maine is Rockland located?



36. As far as crime rates go, many people think Maine is the what?

Safest state in the U.S.


37. What is the deepest lake in Maine?

Sebago Lake


38. Maine is the northernmost state in New England and Main is also the what?

The largest


39. What star appears on Maine’s flag?

North Star


40. Maine is the only state to border exactly one other state. What is the state that it borders?

New Hampshire


41. Who wrote the state song of Maine?

Roger Vinton Snow


42. What is the State gemstone?



43. Which Pulitzer Prize-winning poet came from Rockland, Maine?

Edna St Vincent Millay


44. What is the easternmost city in the United States and located in Maine?



45. “New England’s longest and tallest log flume ride” is located in which Maine amusement park?

Funtown U.S.A.


46. What is Maine’s most northern point?

Estcourt Station


47. What is the approximate average annual snowfall (in inches) in Augusta, Maine?



48. In Maine, what is the largest lake located entirely in New England?

Moosehead Lake


49. Where is Maine’s largest state fair held?


50. What is Maine’s State herb?



51. What Mainer invented ear muffs?

Chester Greenwood


52. Mount Katahdin is the northern terminus of the what?


53. Rockland was discovered by Lermond. What was his first name?



54. Machias Seal Island and North Rock, off Maine’s easternmost point, are claimed by both the U.S. and what other country?



55. The annual La Kermesse Franco-Americaine Festival takes place at the end of June in which Maine city?



56. What was the population of Maine on July 1, 2013?



57. In Maine, what is the average temperature in July?

80 degrees F


58. Main is home to the Old Sow, the largest “what” in the Western Hemisphere?

Tidal whirlpool


59. What is the largest city in Maine?



60. As far as population goes, Maine has the lowest population density of any U.S. state where?

East of the Mississippi River.


61. Who built the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse?

W.H. Glover Company


62. How much of Maine’s land is covered by forest?



64. What type of racing events are held at Scarborough Downs?

Harness racing


65. What is the State dessert?

Blueberry pie


66. What Mainer was known as “The Lily of the North?

Lillian Nordica


67. How many miles of coastline does Maine have?

Almost 230 miles


68. What is Maine’s second-largest city?



69. What is the State soft drink?



70. Whose diary gives a rate view of ordinary life in Maine just after the American Revolution?

Martha Moore Ballard


71. What is the easternmost piece of land in the contiguous 48 United States?

West Quoddy Head


72. Maine’s geomorphology was shaped primarily by “what” at the end of the last ice age?

Heavy glacial activity


73. It is said that this man’s dying word was, “Moose!”?

Henry David Thoreau


74. Bubble Rock, a “glacial erratic”, is a large boulder perched on the edge of what mountain in Acadia National Park.?

Bubble Mountain


75. What is the average number of tornadoes in Maine, per year?

Less than 2


76. The French established a Jesuit mission on Penobscot Bay in what year?



77. How many navy ships have been named “USS Maine” in honor of the state?



78. Where is the mean population center of Maine?

Kennebec County


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