Can you answer any of these trivia questions from our first trivia night?
Local History Round:
1. A huge portion of Boston is built on landfill which is dirt used to make land where there is water, including most of where the airport is. Name at least two of the three islands that the current Boston Logan airport stands on.
2. In the early 20th century, which neighborhood of Boston was considered the second largest port of immigration after Ellis Island?
3. What sticky substance exploded out of a tank in 1919 in Boston, sending a 40-foot wave down the street, killing 21 people in a horrible tragedy?
4. What type of food was stored in Somerville’s Old Powder House, which also stored the most gunpowder in Massachusetts at one point?
5. What is the official state berry of Massachusetts?
6. What famous Boston dessert is referred to as a “pie in cake’s clothing”?
7. Name three micro-beer breweries in Somerville, MA?
8. What % alcohol by volume or ABV did Yuengling produce in order to remain open during prohibition?
9. What beer was called “The Champagne of Bottled Beers”?
See you on Monday! And please help us get the word out by sharing widely. All ages welcome, and if you don’t drink beer they have delicious coffee drinks and kombucha.
1. The airport stands on what used to be 3 islands: Governor’s Island, Bird Island, and Apple Island.
2. East Boston was the 2nd largest port of immigration, after Ellis Island. It was 2 days closer by boat from Europe, so many people went here instead of New York. That’s why Boston is such a melting pot of cultures.
3. Molasses (not fluff)
5. Cranberry! It was designated as such in 1994, and Cranberry Juice is our official state beverage as of 1970.
6. The Boston Cream Pie
7. Remnant Brewery, Aeronaut Brewery, SlumBrew or Somerville Brewing Company, Winter Hill Brewing Company
8. 0.5% ABV
9. Miller High Life
HOW MANY DID YOU GET RIGHT!? Tell us!