One last trip to New England! This time it’s Rhode Island Trivia for the 201st episode of Dorky Geeky Nerdy. Thirty questions about Rhode Island’s history, geography, and some of the famous people from there.
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It’s our last trip to New England!
Hey gang, I’m your host Brian Rollins and this is episode 201 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. With Rhode Island trivia, we are done with the New England states.
If you’re new or looking for other states, you can find more episodes at DorkyGeekyNerdy.com. We’ve got quizzes, score cards, and ways you can help support the show, including our show store. The holidays are coming up, so maybe look at getting a t-shirt for your trivia loving friends and family members.
That covers the basics, so let’s get this show on the road with…
The Dorky Round
- What is the capital of Rhode Island?
Providence. It’s also the state’s largest city.
- Peter, Lois, Meg, Chris, Stewie, and Brian all live in the fictional town of Quahog, RI in what animated series?
- Dimwitted Lloyd and Harry leave Rhode Island and head to Aspen in what 1994 comedy?
Dumb and Dumber
- Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer have to contend with Jack Nicholson in what 1987 fantasy-comedy?
The Witches of Eastwick
- By size, where does Rhode Island rank in the US?
50th. It’s the smallest US state
- What state borders Rhode Island to the North and East?
- What is the official state nickname of Rhode Island?
The Ocean State. Despite its small size, it has 400 miles of coastline.
- What kind of vehicle would you find on the 2001 quarter honoring Rhode Island?
- Rhode Island shares a water border (and only a water border) with what state to its southwest?
- Set and filmed in Rhode Island, what 1956 movie starred Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Louis Armstrong?
The Geeky Round
- What horror and science fiction author was born in Rhode Island in 1890 and died there in 1937?
- What actress from Newport starred in American Beauty and three American Pie films?
- Nicholas Colasanto played what beloved character on the sitcom Cheers until his death in 1985?
- What novelist from Providence wrote No Country For Old Men and The Road?
- What 2000 comedy had Jim Carrey portraying a Rhode Island State Trooper a split personality disorder?
Me, Myself, and Irene
- What is the second largest city in Rhode Island?
At almost half the size of Providence, it’s Cranston, RI
- What state borders Rhode Island to the West?
- What is the only Ivy League school in Rhode Island?
- What is the only word on the Rhode Island state flag?
- Though there is no town of Quahog, they are a real thing. What are they?
They’re a type of clam.
The Nerdy Round
- What actor and magician from Newport played Judge Harry Stone on Night Court?
- Born in Pawtucket, who composed the scores for A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and TRON?
- What general in the Continental Army aided Washington as his quartermaster general and by eroding British control in the South? Hint: There are 17 states that have counties named after him.
Nathanael Greene from Rhode Island
- What composer from Rhode Island scored five Rocky films, four Karate Kid films, and spent nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 for the theme from Dynasty?
- What 1998 film starred Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller and began in Rhode Island?
There’s Something About Mary
- What bay cuts it way into the southeast part of the state?
- What is the largest island in Narragansett Bay?
Aquidneck Island originally called Rhode Island, where the state gets its name
- Until 2020, what was the state’s official name?
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. In 2020, residents voted to remove the “and Providence Plantations”
- What is the name of the island South of Rhode Island and northeast of Long Island?
- What military senior service college can be found in Rhode Island?
The Naval War College
And that’s our last question for Rhode Island. Want some bonus trivia. Here you go:
- Rhode Island is the smallest state and 45th in population.
- However: Rhode Island has the second-highest population density in the US
Like the rest of New England, I’ve never made it up there. Let me know, Rhode Islanders, what I need to visit when I get up there.
We will be back next week with another show and another state. Here’s a clue for what to expect:
After New York, which state has the largest banking center in the US?
If you know anything about American banking, this one won’t be a surprise to you. And if not, you learned something new. See you back her next Wednesday.
This has been episode 201 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. The theme music was provided by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com.
This podcast was written, produced, and hosted by me, Brian Rollins. You can find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
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