Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|The Pilgrims left England in 1607 to escape religious persecution. What country did they spend appoximately 12 years in before embarking on their journey to the New World?||Plymouth, Massachusetts
|Shortly after the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, other ships came across the Atlantic and towns spread very quickly. What year did Harvard College (later University) open in Cambridge?||Plymouth, Massachusetts
|In the late 1700's, Mother Crewe (who was considered a witch) cursed Ansel Ring, his wife and their family. They all eventually died untimely and horrific deaths. In what Massachusetts city did the famous witch trials take place nearly 100 years earlier?||Plymouth, Massachusetts
Mercy Otis Warren. Mercy was married to James Warren, a famous general.
John Carver and William Bradford. John Carver collapsed while working in the fields in the spring of 1621. Bradford took over and governed for 30 years. 51 of 102 original passangers died the first winter.
|Who was the great Sachem of the Wampanoag Indian tribe who signed peace treaties with the Pilgrims?||Plymouth, Massachusetts
|When the Pilgrims began their journey to the New World, they tried to cross the Atlantic in two ships. The Mayflower was successful. What was the name of the leaky boat they ended up leaving back in England?||Plymouth, Massachusetts
The Speedwell. William Brewster had to be brought on the Mayflower from the Speedwell in a barrel, because he was wanted for treason for his religious beliefs. They tried three times to leave England with both boats, but had to return to England three times to do repairs. Finally they gave up on the Speedwell.
|What 'watchdog' group once had its state headquarters on Centre St in Jamaica Plain?||About Massachusetts
Greenpeace. Ever wonder about the 'Save The Whales' weathervane on the roof?
|The 'x miles to Boston' signs along the Massachusetts Turnpike refer to the distance from that point to where?||About Massachusetts
State House. Supposedly from that point to the 'gold dome'
576. James(5) Michael(7) Curley(6) ... 1st Boston Mayor with an automobile.
|What Massachusetts city was the beginning of the American Industrial Revolution?||About Massachusetts
Lowell. Actually was planned that way.
21. Months to get rid of the sticky goo - Salt water proved to be the best cleanser even though it was years before 'it' was gone entirely!
Chickadee. Easy one??? Hope you did not chose 'pigeon'! The chickadee, also known as the titmouse, tomtit,and the dickybird, was adopted by as the official state bird on March 21, 1941.
|What city was Calvin Coolidge from, and what position did he hold in Massachusetts prior to becoming Vice President, and then President?||Massachusetts Politics
Northampton and Governor. Though born in Vermont, Coolidge lived in Northampton in Western Massachusetts, was elected Governor, and was then on the Republican ticket with Harding in 1920 for Vice President.
Robert Travaglini. Tom Birmingham was President until stepping down to run for Governor. Travaglini, from East Boston, has since stepped up to the post.
0. A Republican was elected to Congress in Massachusetts in 1996.
1962. Kennedy was first elected in 1962, and held the seat continuously until his death.
|What position did William Bulger hold prior to being appointed President of the UMass system?||Massachusetts Politics
Senate President. Bulger was Senate President for quite a while before stepping down. Then Governor Weld rewarded Bulger with a job as UMASS President.
Eighth. The historic eighth district encompasses much of the city of Boston, as well as parts of Cambridge and Somerville. Joseph Kennedy also represented this district.
|In 2003, approximately how many people did a Massachusetts State Representative have in his or her constituency?||Massachusetts Politics
35,000. Divided up among 160 House districts.
House of Representatives.
|What governor was re-elected in 1994 on one of the largest margins of victory ever in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts?||Massachusetts Politics
Bill Weld. Weld was first elected with a slim majority in 1990. In '94, Weld beat then State Rep. Mark Roosevelt with over 70% of the vote.
|Since this quiz is about both Massachusetts and Zinn, it seems fitting to ask, what Massachusetts school has Zinn taught at, according to his biography? ||A People's History of Massachusetts
Boston University. According to his biography, Zinn has also taught at Spelman College and has been a visiting professor at University of Paris and University of Bologna.
Busing of black children to white schools. The civil rights movement had an impact in the North, as well as in the South. Unfortunately, according to Zinn many of the schools in Boston were inadequate both for poor whites and for poor blacks (Zinn, p. 467).
The women refused to take a 10% wage cut.. The women weavers refused to take the 10% wage cut though the male weavers had done so. They founded their own union, although the male weavers eventually gave their support. They started a strike, but it didn't last long as they had children that had needs (Zinn, p. 241).