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Ten Interesting Things about Vermont
"Vermont is the sixth-smallest state in the United States in area, and the second-smallest in population. And yet in many ways it is the most intriguing state. Take this quiz and find out why."
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Which river forms the border between Vermont and New Hampshire?
St. Lawrence River
Which is the longest river entirely within Vermont?
What proportion of Vermont residents live in rural areas, defined as either in the country or in towns of less than 2,500 people?
Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain boys occupy a prominent place in American history. Why did Ethan Allen originally organize his group in 1770?
To protect settlers against Indian raids.
To build roads.
To collect taxes.
To defend the claims of New Hampshire land grantees against New York grantees.
Not being one of the original thirteen colonies, Vermont adopted its own constitution in 1777. This document made Vermont the first political body in the U.S. to do what?
guarantee freedom of speech
give women the right to vote
adopt tort reform
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?
William Wirt of the Anti-Masonic Party
Martin Van Buren of the Free Soiler Party
John Floyd of the Nullifier Party
Millard Fillmore of the Know Nothing Party
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?
What did Vermont ban in 1993?
text messaging while driving a motor vehicle
air conditioning in cars that use chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
trans fat in restaurant food
Vermont is the U.S.'s largest producer of which product?
Vermont has an active secessionist movement. What name does this movement go by?
The Conch Republic
State of Jefferson
Republic of Cascadia
The Second Republic
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