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1. There are six towns and several villages on the Island. Which 'shelter' area where the ferry docks is a village?
2. There are several lighthouses on Martha's Vineyard. Which "bright and showy" one was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987?
3. Oak Bluffs began as a tourist destination in the 19th century, well before any other place on the Vineyard. In the 1880's, it was also one of the focal points for what movement (that called Rutherford B. Hayes, Karen Carpenter, and Jackie Robinson members)?
4. West Tisbury is located near the center of the island, so its principal industry was different than the other settlements. What is the specialty of West Tisbury?
5. Martha's Vineyard, the Elizabeth Islands, and Noman's Land are in Dukes County. Which town is the county seat, is named after the young son of King James II, and was the first place to be settled on Martha's Vineyard?
6. Over the years, Martha's Vineyard has had a few shipwrecks, most of them occurring in the Chilmark area. One of the most memorable happened in 1884 to the SS City of Columbus with lives lost. What kind of ship was the City of Columbus?
7. What federal group has been responsible for maritime security of Martha's Vineyard Island since 1895? (In 1895, it was called the US Life-Saving Service.)
8. Who were the first known inhabitants of Martha's Vineyard that have descendants still residing there?
9. Martha's Vineyard was formed about 10,000 years ago when it was very cold. What kind of action made it?
10. Living on an island is a life lesson in self-sufficiency. There are no malls, specialized medical care, or other types of items needed. What item does nearly every island household keep on hand?
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