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Dartmouth Quiz

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How sharp is your Dartmouth, MA knowledge?

Because the town is home to 2 Colonial dealerships, Colonial South Chevrolet and Colonial Honda of Dartmouth, we thought it’d be fun to put together a quiz honoring Dartmouth’s past and present.

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Question 1

History:

In 1652, the Wampanoag sold the land that would become North Dartmouth to the elders of the Plymouth Colony. Which of the following was reportedly NOT part of the trade?

A
15 pairs of shoes
B
8 moose skins
C
12 DVDs of Glitter, starring Mariah Carey
D
30 yards of cloth
E
1 iron pot
Question 1 Explanation: 
Correct! Miles Standish and the rest of the Plymouth leaders were staunch Mariah Carey fans and would never have parted with their Glitter DVDs.
Question 2

History:

Dartmouth MA Round Hill Antenna

Round Hill, the site of a massive radio antenna operated by MIT until its demolition in 2007, was used for research into:

A
Radio and microwaves
B
Disrupting New York Yankees pitching
C
Orbital satellite communication
D
Weather patterns
Question 2 Explanation: 
That's right! And the land was also occupied by Green Mansion, the estate owned by Hetty Green, known in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "World's Greatest Miser."
Question 3

Education:

In terms of number of students, how does UMass Dartmouth rank against other Massachusetts colleges?

A
Number 1! UMD forever.
B
5th.
C
9th.
D
13th.
E
15th.
Question 3 Explanation: 
According to CollegeStats.org, UMD ranks as the 13th biggest college in MA by total number of students. Not bad at all, considering the list is 123 schools long!
Question 4

Geography:

Which of these is NOT a river in Dartmouth?

A
Copicut River
B
Shingle Island River
C
Destruction Brook
D
Seekonk River
E
Paskamanset River
Question 4 Explanation: 
You're right! That river's farther west.
Question 5

Trivia:

Dartmouth MA Lincoln Park Rollercoaster Ruins

Before it closed in 1987, Lincoln Park was Dartmouth's amusement park. What was the name of its star rollercoaster, the ruins of which are pictured to the left?

A
The Twister
B
The Comet
C
The Nor'easter
D
The Dartmouth Dizzy
E
Wide the Wampanoag
Question 5 Explanation: 
It even reached speeds of 55 mph - not bad for a ride originally opened in 1946! There's even a fansite for the coaster here.
Question 6

Trivia:

Town of Dartmouth Seal

What does "Utile Dulci" on the seal of the town of Dartmouth mean?

A
Utility and devotion.
B
Don't mess with Dartmouth.
C
Don't EVER mess with Dartmouth.
D
Service through kindness and peaceful means.
Question 6 Explanation: 
Strange how 2 words in Latin becomes 6 in English.
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