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- Where did the name “Vermont” come from?
- What is Vermont’s state motto?
- When did Vermont join the United States?
- True or False: Before Vermont joined the United States, it was its own independent republic.
- On May 10, 1775, Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys helped capture this fort from the British: ______________.
- True or False: The Revolutionary War battle of Bennington, on August 16, 1777, was fought in Vermont.
- The Declaration of Independence, which listed the colonists’ complaints about the British king, proclaimed that “all men” are created equal and have the unalienable rights of: _____________ , _____________ and _____________.
- True or False: The first ship bearing enslaved Africans to the British colonies arrived in Virginia 400 years ago, in 1619.
- True or False: The U.S. Civil War, between the North and the South, was fought between 1861-1865.
- True or False: The mills in Winooski provided wool for Confederate soldiers’ uniforms and blankets.
- The Union generals buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington include:
- Gen. William Wells
- Gen. Oliver Otis Howard
- Gen. George Stannard
- All of the above
- Two U.S. presidents were born in Vermont. They are: __________ and ___________.
- True or False: The Vermont Historical Society has published the Civil War diaries of several Vermont soldiers on its website.
- True or False: The second Monday in October is a national holiday commemorating the day explorer Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas. In 2019, Vermont became one of several states to officially rename the holiday.
- True or False: The Abenaki people lived in Vermont for many years before the colonists arrived.
- True or False: The United States entered World War I after the surprise bombing attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
- What year did the United States enter World War I?
- True or False: The Great Depression, during which millions of Americans lost their jobs and their homes, lasted from 1929 until 1939.
- Americans born between 1946 and 1964 are called: ______________.
- Vermonter Russell Porter, an architect, artist, Arctic explorer and astrophysicist, founded a telescope-makers group — the first of its kind in the country — in this Vermont town: ______________.
- True or False: Marble from a quarry in Danby, Vermont, was used in the construction of the Supreme Court building and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
- In 1823, Rev. Alexander Twilight became the first African-American to earn a degree from an American college or university. This school that gave Twilight his degree was: ______________.
- Which was the last state to join the United States?
- True or False: The U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001, shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11. Thousands of U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan.
- True or False: The U.S. government built two nuclear missile silos in Vermont in the 1960s, during the Cold War.