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Vineyard Tri-Vets Answers …

Trivia answers…

#1 – which is further north… West Chop or East Chop — West Chop

#2 – name 4 presidents who have spent a night or more on the Vineyard — Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Clinton, Obama

#3 – what does the name ‘beetlebung’ mean — the wood was used for making mallets (beetles) which were used to bang the bungs (plugs) on the casks

#4 – why did Alexander Graham Bell visit MV in 1895 — Bell visited MV in 1895 to study the deaf community in Chilmark

#5 – what town is the only town in the world with its name — Edgartown

Snippets answers…

#1 – 100_8645  Bank of Martha’s Vineyard
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#2 – snippet #2  Gingerbread houses in the Campground
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#4 –  100_1524 snippet #4   plaque on The Edgartown Inn
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#5 –  DSC_0052 snippet #5  Edgartown lighthouse
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 Bonus question: do you know the name of my photography blog?

Through Jersey Eyes (CLICK HERE TO VISIT)

Hope you enjoyed MV Tri-vets

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Vineyard Tri-Vets …

MV Triv-Ets

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I’ve been doing trivia questions since March 2009… and snippet pictures since June 2012…  I thought I might combine them and thus the post title… Triv-Ets.

Trivia…

Trivia question #1 –  which is further north… West Chop or East Chop

Trivia question #2 – name 4 presidents who have spent a night or more on the Vineyard

Trivia question #3 – what does the name ‘beetlebung’ mean

Trivia question #4 – why did Alexander Graham Bell visit MV in 1895

Trivia question #5 – what town is the only town in the world with its name

Snippets…

How many places can you name.

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So how did you do?   Full size snippet pictures and trivia answers in a few day.

Bonus question:  do you know the name of my photography blog ?

 

If you enjoyed this you might like to visit previous posts.

CLICK HERE for Snippets

CLICK HERE for trivia questions.

 

 


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Vineyard Trivia XIII Answers …

1 – Which is further north, West Chop or East Chop.

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West Chop

2 – Who makes a Nantucket cookie but no Vineyard cookie.

Pepperidge Farm

3 – What street sign has eyeballs.

Look Street in Vineyard Haven

4 – What is unusual about the Civil War monument in Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs.

It is of a Confederate Soldier

5 – What is the name of this island off of Gay Head.

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The small island off Gay Head is Nomans Land (click here)

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6 – Where can you get a wooden nickel and how do you get them.

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Newes From America Pub in Edgartown.  For every beer you order you get a wooden nickel… collect a certain number and make their ‘wall of fame.’

7 – what is this building and what town is it in

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The Arcade Building – Circuit Ave, Oak Bluffs

8 – For extra credit here’s a personal question.  What is my favorite Vineyard breakfast and where?

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Blueberry scone and
coffee
at Espresso Love in Edgartown.

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How did you do ?  🙂


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Vineyard Trivia XIII …

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For trivia #13 let’s revisit some former questions.

 1 – Which is further north, West Chop or East Chop.

 2 – Who makes a Nantucket cookie but no Vineyard cookie.

 3 – What street sign has eyeballs.

4 – What is unusual about the Civil War monument in Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs.

5 – What is the name of this island off of Gay Head.

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6 – Where can you get a wooden nickel and how do you get them.

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7 – what is this building and what town is it in

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8 – For extra credit here’s a personal question.  What is my favorite Vineyard breakfast and where?

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Think you know the answers?  Leave a comment and check back in a few days and see how you did 🙂


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Trivia XII Answers …

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100_5681_001-When was the Vineyard Gazette first published.

1- 1846

2DSC_0118 2-When was Martha’s Vineyard formed.

2-12,000 – 18,000 years ago

3-What is the name of the local Portuguese sausage.

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4-What does the name ‘Beetlebung’ mean

4-the wood was used for making mallets (beetles) which were used to bang in the bung (plugs) on casks

5-What does the Possible Dreams Auction benefit.

5-Martha’s Vineyard Community Services

DSC_02376-Which town is the only town in the world with its name.

6-Edgartown

7-What former first lady had a home on the Vineyard.

7-Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

100_99118-Name three ice cream stores on Circuit Ave in Oak Bluffs.

8-Mad Martha’s  – Carousel  – Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium

So, how’d you do on this one ?


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Vineyard Trivia XII …

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1-When was the Vineyard Gazette first published.

2-When was Martha’s Vineyard formed.

3-What is the name of the local Portuguese sausage.

4-What does the name ‘Beetlebung’ mean.

5-What does the Possible Dreams Auction benefit.

6-Which town is the only town in the world with its name.

7-What former first lady had a home on the Vineyard.

8-Name three ice cream stores on Circuit Ave in Oak Bluffs.

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Leave your answers in the comment section and come back in a few days to see the answers 🙂


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Vineyard Trivia XI – Gay Head Lighthouse Answers …

1 – How far from the edge of the  cliffs is the Gay Head Lighthouse.

Answer : 47 feet

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2 – Who was the first lighthousekeeper.

Answer: Ebenezer Skiff was the lighthousekeeper for 29 years from 1799 to 1828.. his salary was $200 a year.

3 – What year was the current red brick lighthouse built.

Answer : 1856.. the bricks were composed of clay from the cliffs or from the nearby Chilmark Brick Works.

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4 – What year were the Fresnel lenses installed, and where are they now.

Answer: the Fresnel lenses were installed in 1856 and in 1952 moved to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Edgartown.  CLICK HERE

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5 – What were the Fresnel lenses replaced with.

Answer: in 1952 the Fresnel lenses were replaced with high intensity electric beacons.

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6 – How many times has the Gay Head Lighthouse been moved.

Answer: The lighthouse has been moved once.  In 1844 the first Gay Head Lighthouse had to be moved back 75 feet from the edge of the bluff.

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How did you do ?

(If you wish to contribute to the Save The Gay Head Lighthouse fund please CLICK HERE)