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  1) What is the capital city of Maryland?
  a. Annapolis
b.  Baltimore
c.  Bethesda
 
2) The Maryland State House supports the largest wooden dome in the country built without nails and is the oldest capital building in current use. When was the Maryland State House built?
  a.  1772
b.  1752
c.  1764
 
3) What is the official floral emblem of Maryland?
  a.  Common Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
b.  Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
c.  Goldenrod (Solidago serotina)
 
4) Which of these rivers does not run through Maryland?
  a.  The Patapsco River
b.  The James River
c.  The Susquehanna River
 
5) Francis Scott Key wrote the words to "The Star Spangled Banner" as he watched the British attack on what fort?
a.  Fort Sumter
b.  Fort William and Mary
c.  Fort McHenry
 
6) The "colors" of two families are represented on the Maryland State flag. Who are those families?
a.  The DuShanes and the Calverts
b.  The Calverts and the Crosslands
c.  The Crosslands and the Grandmaisons
 
7) What is the highest point in Maryland?
  a.  Backbone Mountain (3,360 feet)
b.  Spruce Knob (4,861 feet)
c.  Mount Rogers (5,729 feet)
 
8) What treaty was signed in the Maryland State House that put an end to the Revolutionary War?
  a.  The Versailles Treaty
b.  The Treaty of Paris
c.  The Treaty of 1781
 
9) In what year did Maryland ratify the United States Constitution?
  a.  1778
b.  1789
c.  1788
 
10)  What famous baseball player was born in Baltimore, Maryland?
  a.  George Herman (Babe) Ruth
b.  Henry Louis (Lou) Gehrig
c.  Roger Eugene Maris
 
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