Are You A Real Maine Expert? – Quiz

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Maine-flagTo commemorate the episode this week on the Amateur Traveler (Traveling to Acadia National Park in Maine – Episode 165) I came up with this quiz. How well do you know Maine?


  1. Augusta is the current capital of Maine, but what was the original capital?
  2. What president was born in Maine?
  3. What is a fiddlehead?
  4. What is unusual about the name of the state of Maine?
  5. True or False, in Maine it is illegal to catch a lobster with your bare hands?
  6. How many other states does Maine border?
  7. What percentage of the nation’s lobster is caught of the coast of Maine? 70%, 80% or 90%
  8. Great Smoky Mountains National Park was the most visited National Park in 2007, where did Acadia National Park rank in the top ten?
  9. What is the official insect of Maine?
  10. What well known poet was born in Portland on February 2, 1807?
  11. What fruit does Maine produce in greater quantities than any other state?
  12. Before 1820, Maine was part of what state?


  1. Maine’s original capital was Portland, the largest city in Maine, until it was moved to Augusta in 1832 to make it more central within the state [Maine]
  2. Trick question, no president of the United States has been born in Maine… yet. Two Vice Presidents of the United States were born in Maine – Haninal Hamlin and Nelson Rockefeller [WikiAnswers]
  3. a fern [Traveling to Acadia National Park in Maine – Episode 165]
  4. Maine is the only state in the United States whose name is just one syllable [unusual facts]
  5. True, but why would you want to? [unusual laws]
  6. Maine only borders New Hampshire, it is the only state that borders one and only one other state [interesting facts about Maine]
  7. Approximately 40 millions pounds (nearly 90 percent) of the nation’s lobster supply is caught off the coast of Maine. [interesting facts about Maine]
  8. Acadia was the 10th most visited National Park in 2007 with over 2 million visitors. [National Park System Attendance]
  9. The Honey Bee which is the official insect of the following states: Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin [Honey Bee]
  10. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who was considered the most influential poet of his day. His most popular works include “The Courtship of Miles Standish”, “Evangeline” and “Hiawatha”. [Interesting Facts about Maine]
  11. blueberries [Interesting Facts about Maine]
  12. Massachusetts [Maine History]
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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

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