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Baltimore Industrial History Quiz

Was Baltimore's harbor more polluted in the late 19th century, when it was lined with heavy industry, or today?
19th century
Today
Same amount of pollution
Before advances in transportation and preservation enabled oysters to be eaten year-round, they were a seasonal delicacy. In which month would you NOT want to eat an oyster?
March
June
September
December
What invention--on display at the Baltimore Museum of Industry--did Thomas Edison call "the eighth wonder of the world"?
Rembrandt Peale's Ring of Fire
A. K. Shriver's Steam Retort
Ottmar Mergenthaler's Linotype
Gustav Brunn's Old Bay spice mix
Printers used to lay every letter individually to create text. What's the most commonly used letter in the alphabet?
E
A
I
O
What year did electricity come to Baltimore?
1874
1913
1898
1881
Which public figure is thought to have brought the heyday of men's hats--most of which were made in Baltimore--to an end?
John F. Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
William Donald Schaefer
Which of these is NOT a child of the famous Baltimore artist and museum visionary Charles Willson Peale?
Raphaelle
Rembrandt
Titian
da Vinci
Who founded Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock in 1866?
Frederick Douglass
Isaac Myers
William Applegarth
John Smith
Which company invented the first portable electric drill?
De Walt
Husqvarna
Black and Decker
Bostitch
What was the first Black-owned business listed on the New York Stock Exchange?
Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company
The Afro-American Newspaper
Parks Sausage Co.
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company i
What is the historic nickname of Lombard Street in Baltimore's Jonestown neighborhood?
Corned Beef Row
Star-Spangled Alley
Little Little Italy
Deli Street
How many pounds of raw sugar cane does Baltimore's Domino Sugars plant process each day?
3 million
5 million
6.5 million
10 million
Which material was NOT used in the first airplane built by the Glenn L. Martin Company in 1909?
Bamboo
Spruce
Muslin
Balsa
Approximately how much would you have paid for a new, custom car in Baltimore in the 1890s?
$5,000
$6,500
$10,000
$15,000
About what percentage of Baltimore's workforce was employed in the garment industry in the early 20th century?
10%
25%
30%
40%
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