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Townie Trivia: How Much Do You Know About Plymouth?

May 16, 2014 6:15 AM

(Photo by Harvey Meston/Getty Images)

(Photo by Harvey Meston/Getty Images)

 (Photo by Harvey Meston/Getty Images)

(Photo by Harvey Meston/Getty Images)

We all learned in school about the first permanent colony in the United States. But how much do you know about Plymouth? Take the test, tell your friends.

1. When Samuel de Champlain sailed into Plymouth Harbor in 1605, what was the name he gave to the area of land that is now Plymouth?

A. Jamestown
B. Port St. Louis
C. Charlestown
D. Port St. Anthony

2. Plymouth is home to the only power plant in Massachusetts that relies on what type of fuel?

A. Solar
B. Wind
C. Nuclear
D. Hydro

3. Which golfer, who won a Masters, a PGA Championship and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame learned to play golf while caddying at the Plymouth Country Club?

A. Ben Crenshaw
B. Jack Nicklaus
C. Nick Price
D. Henry Picard

4. Modern day Plymouth Rock is about 1/3 if its original size. The rock that marks the spot of the first Pilgrim settlement is believed to have weighed how much in its original state?

A. 500 lbs.
B. 11,000 lbs.
C. 20,000 lbs.
D. 450,000 lbs.

5. The ships that sailed with the Mayflower to America were The NiƱa, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.

A. True
B. False

6. Of the 14,400 acres set aside in Massachusetts for ______, parts of Plymouth and four other towns account for 60% of that land.

A. Apple Orchards
B. State Parks
C. Oyster Beds
D. Cranberry Bogs

7. The Old Colony Club, one of the oldest Gentlemen’s Clubs in the United States, was founded in 1769 in Plymouth.

A. True
B. False

8. The Olympic Torch visited Plymouth in what year

A. 1964
B. 1976
C. 1992
D. 2004

9. Which of these famous/infamous prisoners did NOT spend time behind bars in Plymouth?

A. Christian Gerhartsreiter (Clark Rockefeller)
B. Shoe-bomber Richard Reid
C. Former President of Liberia Charles Taylor
D. Mobster Whitey Bulger

10. The title of oldest Thanksgiving Parade in the U.S. does not belong to Plymouth. What city owns it?

A. Philadelphia, PA
B. Jamestown, VA
C. Providence, RI
D. New York, NY

Answers on Page 2


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