Maine, the northeasternmost U.S. state, is known for its rough coastline, oceanic history, and nature areas like the rock and spruce islands of Acadia National Park. Moose are plentiful in Baxter State Park, home to Mt. Katahdin, the endpoint of the Appalachian Trail. Lighthouses such as the red striped guide at West Quoddy Head, dab the coast, as do lobster shacks and sandy beaches like Ogunquit and Old Orchard.
Here we have gathered some informative Maine trivia questions for you to enjoy and get some information.
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Maine trivia questions
1 What year was Rockland, Maine founded?
2 In which town is the Desert of Maine located?
3 What is Maine’s state bird?
4 Maine is known as The Pine Tree State and what other nickname?
5 Author Stephen King paid for a professional-quality Little League baseball diamond behind his house in Bangor, ME. What is the nickname that the locals call it?
6 The ingredients in this sandwich are salami or ham, cheese, chopped onions, tomatoes, green peppers, pickles, black olives, olive oil, salt, pepper, and a freshly baked roll. What do Mainers call this sandwich?
7 Maine was the _____ state to join the Union.
8 What is Maine’s state animal?
9 How many counties are there in Maine?
10 Rockland, Maine is known best for its annual celebration of which festival?
11 This dessert consists of creamy white frosting sandwiched between two chocolate cake-like cookies. What is this dessert known as in Maine?
12 Which is NOT a county in Maine?
13 What is the state fish of Maine?
14 What is the capital of Maine?
15 The Seashore Trolley Museum is located in which Maine town?
Maine trivia facts
16 What is the state insect of Maine?
17 What is the only interstate highway in Maine?
18 In 2001, what movie was partly filmed in Rockland, Maine?
19 Besides the common brown color, hot dogs of what color can be found in Maine?
20 Who is the only vice president whose official residence was Maine?
21 Of which county in Maine is Rockland located?
22 What is the deepest lake in Maine?
23 What star appears on Maine’s flag?
24 Who wrote the state song of Maine?
25 What is the only state that borders Maine?
26 Which Pulitzer Prize winning poet came from Rockland, Maine?
27 “New England’s longest and tallest log flume ride” is located in which Maine amusement park?
28 What is the approximate average annual snowfall (in inches) in Augusta, Maine?
29 Where is Maine’s largest state fair held?
30 What Mainer invented ear muffs?
Maine history Quiz
31 Rockland was discovered by Lermond. What was his first name?
32 The annual La Kermesse Franco-Americaine Festival takes place at the end of June in which Maine city?
33 In Maine, what is the average temperature in July?
34 What is the largest city in Maine?
35 Who built the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse?
36 What was the name of the minor league baseball team that played its home games in Old Orchard Beach in the mid-1980s?
37 What is the average temperature of Maine in January?
38 Which of the following is NOT a town in Maine?
39 In addition to seafood, what other industries have played a prominent part in the development of Rockland?
40 What type of racing events are held at Scarborough Downs?
41 What is the approximate average temperature (degrees Fahrenheit) in Augusta, Maine in the month of January?
42 How many state parks are there in Maine?
43 Local dialects: what is a dooryard?
44 What Mainer was known as “The Lily of the North?
45 What is Maine’s second largest city?
Maine trivia quiz
46 What is the average annual precipitation in Maine?
47 Whose diary gives a rate view of ordinary life in Maine just after the American Revolution?
48 It is said that this man’s dying word was, “Moose!”?
49 Maine is both the northernmost and easternmost portion of what region?
50 What is Maine’s largest town by population?
51 Maine is the number one exporter of what agricultural product?
52 Where was the first European settlement in Maine in 1604, by the French?
53 Maine is the only US state whose name has exactly one what?
54 Who established the first English settlement in Maine?
55 What is Maine’s State fish?
56 Before 1820 Maine was part of the what?
57 Based in Maine, the Jackson Laboratory is the world’s largest supplier of what?