Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Trivia Tuesday

I'm taking a break from the Sporcle quizzes this week and going back to basics. Your challenge is to name the American cities listed below referred to by each of these nicknames:

1. Valley of the Sun, Birdtown

2. Charm City, America’s Comeback City

3. Gateway to the West, Mound City

4. The Biggest Little City in the World, Neon Babylon

5. Mistake on the Lake, America’s North Coast

6. Rose City, Stumptown

7. Cradle of the Confederacy, Capitol of the South

8. The City of the Big Shoulders, The Second City

9. Birthplace of Basketball, City of Homes

10. Hitsville USA, Hockeytown

As always, please do not use the internet for the answers. Either you know it or you don’t. Please leave your answers in the comments section. Good luck!

In case you were wondering, we got 9 of the 10 correct.

Thanks to Stump Trivia for providing these fun quizzes!


Gilahi said...

Wow. Tough. I think that #2 is Baltimore. #7 has got to be either Richmond or Montgomery, AL.

Wv: potsk - What Popeye cooks his spinachk in.

neena said...

1. Phoenix, AZ
2. Baltimore, MD (Ravens Suck)
3. St. Louis, MO
4. Reno, NV
5. Cleveland, OH (Ohio Sucks)
6. Portland, OR
7. Montgomery, AL
8. Chicago, IL
9. Springfield, MA
10. Detroit, MI

Some are straight up guesses. I used to play this game (http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq/usa) a lot, and the later rounds involve city nicknames!

Sean said...

Gilahi - #2 is Baltimore and #7 is Montgomery. We guessed Richmond. Who knew that Montgomery was the Cradle of the Confederacy and Capitol of the South? Wasn't Richmond the capitol of the South? I did like your word verification!

Neena - A very impressive 10 for 10. Gold star for you!

Gilahi said...

Montgomery was the FIRST capital of the Confederacy. It was moved to Richmond later on.