Back to the East Coast (again) with Delaware Trivia this week. The state might be small, but it’s packed full of history and geography. Good luck and enjoy!
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Shipwrecks of the Delaware Coast: Tales of Pirates, Squalls & Treasure
Under the hot summer sun, vacationers stroll the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, chewing saltwater taffy and listening to the gulls’ raucous cackle. Few realize that under the sparkling water rests a graveyard. Horrific nor’easters, treacherous shoals and simple human error caused the demise of countless ships, giving birth to legends of treasure and terror. There is De Braak, rumored to hold millions of dollars in gold; the Mohawk, which burned like a torch in the Delaware Bay; and the vessels that fell victim to the Great White Hurricane, which froze dead men to the mast. Journey with local author Pam George as she deftly picks her way through the history of Delaware’s most intriguing and mysterious shipwrecks.
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Let’s visit the East Coast one more time.
Hey gang, I’m your host, Brian Rollins and this is Episode 179 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. This week, we’ve got three rounds of Delaware Trivia. It might be small, but it’s got history to spare seeing as it’s one of the original thirteen colonies.
As always, it’s a simple setup. I ask the questions, you guess the answers. Three rounds of ten questions each. If you need rules or score cards, check out our website DorkyGeekyNerdy.com.
That covers the basic intro, so why don’t we start things off with…
The Dorky Round
1. In order of admission into the US, where does Delaware rank?
2. What actress starred in The Karate Kid, Adventures in Babysitting, and the last two Back to the Future Movies?
3. Despite staying in the Union, what practice was still legal in Delaware during the Civil War?
4. What state is located due East of Delaware?
5. What is the geographic significance of Ebright Azimuth?
6. What school has the mascot, The Fightin' Blue Hens?
7. What actress starred in One Day at a Time and was married to Eddie Van Halen?
8. What politician and presidential son was born in Delaware and died in 2015 from brain cancer?
9. At ten-stories tall and located on the Christina River, what is the Kalmar Nyckel?
10. What is the capital of Delaware?
The Geeky Round
1. What is the largest city in Delaware?
2. How many US Presidents were born in Delaware?
3. What 1989 Robin Williams film was filmed in Delaware?
4. What state borders Delaware to the South?
5. 66% of Fortune 500 companies have what in common?
6. What is the official nickname of Delaware?
7. Who were the first European settlers to come to Delaware?
8. What actor from Delaware starred in One Life to Live as well as the films Cruel Intentions and I Know What You Did Last Summer?
9. In terms of landmass, where does Delaware rank in the US?
10. Du Pont first produced what synthetic material Seaford, DE?
The Nerdy Round
1. What Parks & Recreation actress, born in Delaware, got her film debut in Safety Not Guaranteed?
2. What musician from Delaware is famous for his songs 'Bad to the Bone' and 'I Drink Alone'?
3. How many counties does Delaware have?
4. What state borders Delaware to the North?
5. What bay is formed in the gap between Delaware and New Jersey?
6. Delaware has the largest population of what invertebrates? Hint: These creatures predate the dinosaurs.
7. What founding father is etched onto the US quarter honoring Delaware?
8. What date is on the Delaware state flag?
9. What Protestant branch was created in Delaware in 1784?
10. What town is partly in Delaware and partly in Maryland?
And we are done with Delaware. Here’s a few extra facts about the state.
- It has the lowest mean elevation of any US state.
- It’s 46th in population with only one US representative.
- Bob Marley lived in Delaware for a time in the 1960s. His son Stephen was born there.
- We mentioned Cesar Rodney earlier. He cast the deciding vote on whether or not to declare independence from Britain. He famously rode 80 miles through wind and rain to make it to Philadelphia.
So, if you’re from Delaware, let me know what I must see whenever I get up there. We’ll have more trivia next week. Here’s a clue to tide you over:
What state is home to the oldest continuously run horse race in the world?
It’s not a tough teaser, I know. I hope to see you back here next Wednesday.
This has been episode 179 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. You can find out more about the show at DorkyGeekyNerdy.com.
The music has been by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com.
I’m your host, Brian Rollins. You can find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
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