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Another trip to New England? Why not? We’ll take in the Fall colors.
Hey gang, I’m your host, Brian Rollins and this is episode 194 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. This week we’ve got Vermont Trivia. It’s small, but being one of the oldest states, packs a lot of history in it.
As always, we’ve got three rounds of ten questions each. I ask the question, you take a guess, and then we see how you did. If you need rules or score cards, visit the show’s website DorkyGeekyNerdy.com.
That covers the essentials, so let’s get on with the show.
The Dorky Round
- What Vermont Senator became a meme wearing knit mittens during the 2020 presidential inauguration?
- What blacksmith and inventor from Rutland, VT, lends his name to line of distinctively green tractors?
- What holiday film, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney takes place in Pine Tree, Vermont?
- What Canadian province borders Vermont to the North?
- What state borders Vermont to the West?
- Named after its two founders, what ice cream company hails from Vermont?
Ben & Jerry’s
- We mentioned them a few times in our Arkansas episode, but Vermont was the last state to get what retailer?
- Vermont means what in French?
- In 1777, Vermont was the first state to outlaw what horrible practice?
- Vermont is the only New England state without access to what body of water?
The Atlantic Ocean
The Geeky Round
- Born in Brandon, VT, what Senator gained national fame debating Abraham Lincoln in 1860?
- What Latter-Day Saints co-founder has a massive university named after him in Provo, UT?
- Born in Sharon, VT, who put down his revelations in the Book of Mormon?
Joseph Smith Jr
- What 2011 Zack Snyder film was set in a Vermont Mental institution and starred Emily Browning as Babydoll?
- What TV show from the 1980s was set in rural Vermont and featured colorful characters like Larry and his two brothers Darryl and Darryl?
- What state borders Vermont to the East?
- What is the largest city in Vermont?
- What lake separates northern Vermont from New York?
- In terms of population, where does Vermont rank in the US?
It’s the 49th. Second from the last.
- While living in Vermont, avid skier Jake Burton developed the first modern what?
The Nerdy Round
- What is the capital of Vermont?
- Born in Fairfield, VT, who became the 21st President after James Garfield was assassinated?
Chester A Arthur
- Blamed, in part, for the Great Depression, who was the 30th President of the United States?
Calvin Coolidge from Plymouth Notch
- What actor from Burlington was a longtime panelist on To Tell the Truth and appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson more than 200 times?
- Susan Bennett from Vermont has been a backup singer for Roy Orbison and Burt Bacharach, but is known the world over as the voice of what technology?
Susan Bennett is the voice of Siri.
- Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck starred in what 1945 Alfred Hitchcock film?
- What river that shares its name with a state that does not border Vermont or New Hampshire, makes up the entire Vermont-New Hampshire border?
The Connecticut River
- What activity is depicted on the 2001 quarter honoring Vermont?
Maple syrup collection
- What English author published his book of poetry, The Seven Seas, while living in Vermont?
Rudyard Kipling, better known as the author of The Jungle Book.
- Vermont made what illegal in 1968? Hint: They’re also illegal in Hawaii, Maine, and Alaska.
And that’s it for Vermont. By my reckoning, we’ve only got one New England state left and we’ll visit there in November. But, before we leave Vermont, how about a little extra trivia?
Bonus Vermont Facts
- As we mentioned in last week’s teaser, Vermont is the 14th state joining the Union in 1791. Prior to that, it was its own republic.
- It’s the second-smallest state in population and 45th in area.
- Its lowest point varies in elevation from 95 to 100 ft above sea level due to it being Lake Champlain.
- Two towns in Vermont in 2008 issued warrants for George W Bush and Dick Cheney. They felt the pair had violated the Constitution.
- There are no skyscrapers in Vermont. The tallest building is only 11 stories tall.
I’ve never been up to Vermont, but it looks beautiful. It seems to feature in a lot of vacation episodes of New York-based Sitcoms. If I ever make it up there, what do I need to see? Let me know on Social Media or at DorkyGeekyNerdy.com.
We’ll be back here next week with another episode. Here’s a clue about what state we’ll be featuring:
What state is home to 20% of all caves in the US?
I’m a bit of a geology nerd, so this was an interesting fact. What’s your guess? I’ll see you back here next Wednesday.
This has been episode 194 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. The music has been by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com.
This show was written, produced, and hosted by me, Brian Rollins. Come find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com. I narrate a variety of audiobooks including mystery and fantasy novels. Come check them out.
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