Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Rutland. It is held in Rutland in early September.
Apple. Vermont chose its official state fruit and pie in 1999. The legislature declared that citizens shall make a "good faith" effort to meet certain conditions when serving apple pie. They are: 1)with a glass of milk, 2)with a slice of cheddar cheese weighing a minimum of 1/2 ounce, and 3) with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Mount Mansfield. Mount Mansfield is 4,393 feet tall.
Washington. The center is in Washington County, three miles east of Roxbury
Burlington. Burlington is the largest out of 246.
Talc. Vermont is the nation's second largest producer of talc, after California.
All of these (Granite, Marble, Slate). Granite is used as building stone all over the world, including the state capitol. Vermont's marble was used for several buildings in Washington D.C. Slate is used for roofs and floor tiles.
Yes. Railroad workers found the fossilized bones of "Charlotte" in 1849. Charlotte was a white whale who lived about 12,500 years ago.
Milk. Milk is Vermont's number-one farm product.
Both. The brook trout is the state cold-water fish. The walleye pike is the state warm-water fish.
Northern Leopard Frog. Northern leopard frogs are bright green with large black spots, and are also called meadow or grass frogs.
Morgan horse. The sire of all Morgan horses was a stallion belonging to Justin Morgan, a composer and music teacher from Randolph. More than 200 years later, Morgan horses show the same traits as their ancestors.
Honeybee. European colonists first brought honeybees to the Americas. Farmers depend on them to pollinate their crops, but the bees are best known for making honey.
Monarch. Monarchs are large butterflies with orange and black wings. They are native to Vermont and breed there. The 1987 fifth-grade class at Cornwall Elementary School first had the idea of making the monarch the state butterfly. That same year, the state legislature made it official.
t. From the French words "vert" (green) and "mont" (mountain). The Green Mountains were named by Samuel de Champlain. In 1777, Dr. Thomas Young suggested combining the words into "Vermont".
|In which Vermont town was the northern-most battle of the American Civil War fought?||Facts About Vermont
St. Albans. St. Albans, Vermont was the farthest north that any Civil War battle took place.
|What famous Vermont hero was commander of "The Green Mountain Boys" from 1770-1775?||Facts About Vermont
Ethan Allen. Calvin Coolidge was a U.S. president who hailed from Vermont, Jim Jeffords is a current Vermont Senator, and Howard Dean is a former governor of Vermont.
1791. Vermont was the fourteenth state to be admitted into the union.
|Vermont has the smallest population of any U.S. state east of the Mississippi River, true or false?||Facts About Vermont
t. Vermont's capital also has the smallest population of any state capital in the U.S.
|It is rumored that there is a sea monster living in one of Vermont's lakes. What is his name?||Facts About Vermont
Champ. Champ was named after the lake he is rumored to be living in, Lake Champlain. He has reportedly been spotted by many people. In fact, there are photographs of what appear to be some sort of sea monster in Lake Champlain. Although there is no solid proof of Champ's existence, many Vermonters believe that he is real, and he is believed to be friendly but shy. Another interesting fact: The story of Champ was featured on the television series "Unsolved Mysteries."
Burlington. Fletcher Allen is one of Vermont's largest and most technologically advanced hospitals.
Cabot. Cabot cheese is a favorite among Vermont natives and comes in many different kinds. The most famous is cheddar.
The Green Mountain State. Although Vermont contains plenty of granite, it is actually known as "The Green Mountain State" due to the fact that it contains many mountains which are covered with evergreen trees. Vermont is also known for its maple syrup, but 'The Maple Syrup State' is not the correct answer.
stag. Vermont's flag has a blue background. In the middle is a scene. Beneath the scene the word "Vermont" and Vermont's motto appear one the red banner. Above the scene is a stag's head.
"freedom and unity". "Live free or die" is New Hampshire's motto. The other two choices are made up mottoes. This motto also appears on the flag.
The Second Republic. This name refers to the fact that Vermont was a republic originally from 1775 to 1791 when it joined the U.S. The secessionist movement seeks to return it to republic status.
The Conch Republic is an independence movement in Key West, and the other two wrong answers refer to independence movements in the in the Pacific Northwest.
maple syrup. Vermont is by far the biggest U.S. producer of maple syrup, with Maine a distant second. Freezing nights and warm days are needed to induce the flow of the sap, so the usual time period for maple syrup production is when winter is changing into spring.
air conditioning in cars that use chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Vermont became the first state to ban air conditioners using CFC's. Testimony had established that car air conditioners are the largest source of the U.S. contribution to ozone depletion.
|In 1990 Bernie Sanders became Vermont's representative in Congress, and served in that job for sixteen years before being elected to the Senate. Although he ran as an independent on the ballot, Sanders declared himself to be a member of which party?||Ten Interesting Things about Vermont
Socialist. Sanders had been a member of the Liberty Union party until he resigned in 1979 and started gravitating toward the Socialist party. Upon his election to the House in 1990, Sanders became the first Socialist member of the House in sixty years.
Vermont had been solidly Republican in its politics until 1958, when a Democrat finally won statewide office, and Democrats have been competitive ever since.
|Foreshadowing the independent streak which Vermont has long been known for, Vermont in 1832 gave its presidential electoral votes to a third-party candidate. Which candidate and which party received Vermont's electoral votes in 1832?||Ten Interesting Things about Vermont
William Wirt of the Anti-Masonic Party. The Anti-Masonic Party was formed in New York in 1828. It was the first party to have a nominating convention and the first to adopt a national platform. It elected governors in Vermont and Pennsylvania during the 1830's, but after that it died out and was absorbed into the other existing parties.