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This Week in History: Settling Maryland
1. The first colonists arrived in Maryland on March 25, 1634. Who is the state named after?
   The Queen Consort, Henrietta Maria
   Mary, Queen of Scots
   Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa
   Queen Mary II of England
   Marie Antoinette, Queen of France
2. A charter was granted by King Charles to the Lord who shares the same name as this Maryland city. Which city is it?
   Annapolis
   Sandwich
   Baltimore
   Olney
   Chevy Chase
3. Lord Baltimore wanted to establish Maryland as a haven for what group?
   Puritans
   Catholics
   Pilgrims
   Cadets
   Native Americans
4. Annapolis has the oldest what, still in use, in the United States?
   Public park
   Library
   Shipping container
   State House
   Port
5. The bombardment of Fort McHenry inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner." What was Key's vocation?
   General
   Lawyer
   Merchant
   Tailor
   Barkeep
6. Maryland ceded territory to establish what?
   US Naval Academy
   Port of Baltimore
   District of Columbia
   The first railroad
   A national park
7. The Mason-Dixon Line marks the legal boundary between Maryland and which state?
   Delaware
   Virginia
   Arkansas
   West Virginia
   Pennsylvania
8. The Continental Congress convened in Annapolis to ratify what in 1783?
   Constitution
   Bill of Rights
   Stamp Act
   Treaty of Paris
   Writ of habeas corpus
9. What is the state bird of Maryland?
   Baltimore oriole
   Baltimore raven
   Baltimore robin
   Baltimore dove
   Annapolis blue jay
10. How did Maryland earn the nickname "Old Line State"?
   The Mason-Dixon Line
   Oldest road system in the US
   First telegraph line
   Its topographical features give it a wrinkled look
   Bravery during the Revolutionary War


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