Map: The Mid-Atlantic States

Mid-Atlantic Quiz

Part 1: The Map

Part 2: Information
1) George Washington and his Colonial forces survived the winter of 1777-1778 at 
Valley Forge, which is located in which state?

Answer: Pennsylvania

2) Which state was originally founded as a haven for Catholics and by whom?

Answer: Maryland

3) A) Name the first state in this region to ratify the Constitution. B) List the number of the state's admission into the Union.

Answer: A) Pennsylvania, B) 2nd

4) Who represents the sixth district of Maryland in the House of Representatives? Name his political party.

Answer: Roscoe Bartlett (Republican)

5) Who did George Pataki replace as governor of New York?

Answer: Mario Cuomo

6) Name this region's environmental problem caused by industry, overcrowding, and use of cars.

Answer: Air pollution or acid rain.

7) Which state in the region is the number one coal and steel producer?

Answer: Pennsylvania

8) Which state is nicknamed "the Garden State" but is also very industrial in the north?

Answer: New Jersey

9) List the three largest cities in Maryland in order of population. (1990 census)

Answer: Baltimore, Rockville, Frederick.

10) Name two states in the region that lead in poultry farming.

Answer: Maryland and Delaware

11) Which state of this region elected Christine Todd Whitman as its governor in 1994?

Answer: New Jersey

12) The Delaware River acts as a border between which two states of this region?

Answer: Pennsylvania and New Jersey

13) Which state capital is situated on the Hudson River?

Answer: Albany, New York

14) Which of this regions major cities is divided into five sections, or boroughs?

Answer: New York

15) In which city was the Constitutional Convention of 1787 held?

Answer: Philadelphia, PA

16) Name two of the three rivers that surround Pittsburgh?

Answer: The Ohio, Monongahela, and Allegheny

17) The Potomac River acts as a border between which two states?

Answer: Maryland and Virginia

18) Name the mountain range that runs through this region, starting in Georgia in the South and ending in Maine in the North?

Answer: The Appalachian Mountains

19) How many electoral votes does Maryland have?

Answer: 10

20) Maryland donated 60 square miles in 1791 to the US government to form what federal district?

Answer: Washington, D.C.

Extra Credit #1: Name the 1862 Civil War battle often called the "bloodiest day of the war," where General Robert E. Lee was stopped in his move northward toward the Union capitol, forcing him into Pennsylvania. Answer: the Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg

Extra credit #2: Which European nation settled New York until it was taken from them by the British in the mid-1600s?

Answer: the Netherlands


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