Last week, all eyes were on Boston in the aftermath of the attack at the Boston Marathon and the citywide manhunt for the suspects.

It was surreal to watch it unfold, but through it all, the people of Boston were courageous and unbowed.

In tribute to a remarkable city, Head2Head brings you some Beantown trivia.

Current champ Craig Elton is being challenged by Steve Zimmer, a tourist from Washington who was checking out the Charleston Farmers Market at Marion Square.


1. When was Boston founded?

2. The famous command not to fire “until you see the whites of their eyes” is from which battle?

3. What popular beer is named for a Boston patriot?

4. What year did the Red Sox win the World Series after an 86-year drought?

5. Name the (mostly) red brick path through downtown Boston that leads to 16 historical sites, including the Paul Revere House and the spot where the Boston Massacre took place.

6. Which of the following bands is not from Boston: Dropkick Murphys, New Edition, Foreigner or The Pixies?

7. The Bull and Finch Pub is better known as this fictional bar.

8. The movie “The Social Network” takes place at what Boston-area university?

9. Finish the quotation: “And this is good old Boston, the home of the bean and the cod, Where the Lowells talk only to Cabots and the Cabots talk only to ...”

10. What nickname for Boston is attributed to Oliver Wendell Holmes and has become a reference to the superiority and pride Bostonians feel about their city?


1. 1650

2. Lexington and Concord

3. Samuel Adams

4. 2004

5. The Freedom Trail

6. Foreigner

7. Cheers bar

8. Harvard

9. God would rhyme.

10. Beantown


1. Probably not long after the pilgrims, so I’ll say 1630.

2. Bunker Hill?

3. Sam Adams

4. 2004. I remember it well.

5. Huh. I don’t know.

6. Am I right in thinking New Edition is from Philly?

7. Cheers

8. Harvard University

9. Themselves?

10. They call it “The Hub of the Universe.”


Ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a tie. It doesn’t happen very often, and since there’s no tie breaker, both contestants will return next week to see whether Craig will remain as our Head2Head champion or if Steve will take over the title.


1. 1630

2. The Battle of Bunker Hill

3. Samuel Adams

4. 2004

5. The Freedom Trail

6. Foreigner

7. Cheers

8. Harvard

9. God

10. “The Hub of the Universe”