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Auburn, Maine: Quiz


Question 1: As of the ________[5] of 2000, there were 23,203 people, 9,764 households, and 5,907 families residing in the city.

Question 2: The city's governing body is a City Council, consisting of a ________ and 7 councilmembers (one from each of the five wards, and two elected at large).

Question 3: Auburn is drained by the Little Androscoggin River and ________.
New HampshireAndroscoggin RiverMaineKennebec River

Question 4: Other firms manufactured cotton and woolen textiles, ________, iron goods, bricks and furniture.
Driving (horse)AutomobileCarriageHorse-drawn vehicle

Question 5: Auburn is across the ________ from Lewiston.
New HampshireBerlin, New HampshireAndroscoggin RiverKennebec River

Question 6: Originally part of Cumberland County, the town became ________ of Androscoggin County at its creation in 1854.
New YorkArkansasCounty seatMississippi

Question 7: ________, US Senator, US Congresswoman
Susan CollinsJohn McCainJohn KerryOlympia Snowe

Question 8: The city's population in 1860 was only about 4,000 but by 1890 it was about 12,000, when its shoe factories attracted many ________ immigrants, many of whom arrived by train from Quebec.
CanadaFrench CanadianCajunAcadians

Question 9: The area was originally part of the Pejepscot Purchase, land bought in 1714 by a consortium from Boston and Portsmouth following the Treaty of Portsmouth, which brought peace between the ________ Indians and English settlements.

Question 10: Conflicting claims led to prolonged ________.
Class actionLawsuitDefault judgmentAnswer


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