Cabin fever setting in? Time for another edition of the Dan Rodricks snow-day quiz, a test of your knowledge of Baltimore and Maryland history and culture. Please, don't do the Google. See how many you can get correct.
1. Jehosie Heard is not a name you hear much anymore, but he was the first black man to what?
A. Play for the modern Orioles.
B. Play for the Baltimore Colts.
C. Serve as Baltimore City fire chief
2. Who was Moses Hightower?
A. Maryland abolitionist who joined John Brown in his raid on Harper's Ferry.
B. Character played by former Baltimore Colt Bubba Smith in "Police Academy."
C. First county executive of Baltimore County.
3. "They might be giants" might have been something Capt. John Smith said when he saw them for the first time.
A. The Susquehannocks.
B. Blue crabs his crew harvested from the Chesapeake.
C. The bison of the Patapsco River Valley.
4. Rocker Joan Jett, who once lived in Wheaton, had a hit with a cover of what TV theme song?
A. "Greatest American Hero"
B. "Hill Street Blues"
C. "Mary Tyler Moore Show"
5. He once coached Baltimore's entry in the United States Football League, as well as both teams in Sunday's Super Bowl in Miami.
A. Jim Mora Sr.
B. Ted Marchibroda.
C. Chuck Fusina.
6. This short-lived comedy, produced by Norman Lear, sparked some controversy because its characters included two Baltimore prostitutes and one of the first gay couples on American television.
B. "HOT L BALTIMORE"
C. "Steamed Females"
7. The City Paper used to run this comic strip by film director David Lynch, about a character who "cannot move, cannot eat, cannot sleep." Can you name it?
A. The Angriest Dog in the World
B. Twin Peaks
C. Bottomless Belly Button
8. Speaking of the CP, in its 2006 Best of Baltimore issue, the free weekly declared this the "Best Place to Witness Relationship Drama." Was it:
A. North Avenue District Court building.
B. Fells Point side streets.
C. Second-level dining area, Lexington Market
9. Who were the Feather Merchants?
A. Sales agents for Eastern Shore chicken farmers at poultry and egg auctions.
B. Booking agents for strippers who make appearances in clubs along Baltimore's Block.
C. Workers who applied asbestos insulation to pipes inside ships and mills.
10. When the Ravens went to the Super Bowl in Tampa in 2001, who performed the National Anthem?
A. Backstreet Boys
B. Ray Charles
C. 'N Sync