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Quiz about Another Day In Paradise
Quiz about Another Day In Paradise

Another Day In Paradise Trivia Quiz


Warm sunshine, lovely scenery, a good book and plenty of chocolate sounds like a day in paradise to me. Another day in Paradise should be idyllic, too, but could be quite different.

A multiple-choice quiz by Lottie1001. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Lottie1001
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
361,819
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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588
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Question 1 of 10
1. Paradise is an area of Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the Scotswood Road in England. What might you hope to see if you go along the Scotswood Road? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Paradise is in a National Park in Washington state, USA, with views of an active volcano. Which park is it? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. An island in the Caribbean sounds idyllic, but, as far as I know, only one of them has a village called Paradise. It is located on Grenada, near the town of Grenville, in a parish dedicated to which patron saint of the British Isles? He is also known to protect Greece and fishermen. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Paradise, on the shores of Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior is, I'm sure, a lovely little town. However the crew of which ship found it anything but paradisical as they tried to reach the shelter of the bay one stormy night in November 1975? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. If you want to find Paradise in Canada, you'll need to go to the east coast. In which province is it located? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. John Prine wrote a song in 1971 about what happened at Paradise, Kentucky. An electricity plant was built nearby, and there were health concerns because of it. What sort of plant was it? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In Australia, Paradise is a suburb of which city, known as the City of Churches? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. For Paradise in Nevada, fly into McCarran International Airport and visit The Strip, well-known for its hotels and casinos. Many people doing so assume that they are in which city? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A corner of south-east Arizona might have seemed like Paradise when copper was found there at the beginning of the twentieth century. That may be why the town which grew up there was given the name, but it lasted less than fifty years and became a ___ town. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Paradise in New Zealand was chosen by Peter Jackson as the setting for part of which series of films? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Paradise is an area of Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the Scotswood Road in England. What might you hope to see if you go along the Scotswood Road?

Answer: The Blaydon Races

The well-known song tells the story of one man's trip from Newcastle to the horse racing at Blaydon in 1862. Those races were stopped in 1916. Since 1981, an annual road race has been run along the route described in the song.

The Grand National is a horse race, which is run at Aintree every April.
The Boat Race is rowed annually on the River Thames between crews from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
The Great North Run is a half marathon which also starts in Newcastle, but finishes on the North Sea coast at South Shields.
2. Paradise is in a National Park in Washington state, USA, with views of an active volcano. Which park is it?

Answer: Mount Rainier

All four parks are, no doubt, beautiful, but only one contains Paradise.

Paradise is an area on the south side of Mount Rainier. It is said to have got its name when Martha, James Longmire's daughter-in-law, exclaimed upon the beauty of the area when she first saw it. James Longmire and his family were some of the earliest settlers from the east, arriving in Washington in the 1850s.

Olympic National Park is on the Olympic peninsula.
San Juan Island is a National Historic park in the Puget Sound.
The North Cascades National Park is just south of the Canadian border.
3. An island in the Caribbean sounds idyllic, but, as far as I know, only one of them has a village called Paradise. It is located on Grenada, near the town of Grenville, in a parish dedicated to which patron saint of the British Isles? He is also known to protect Greece and fishermen.

Answer: St. Andrew

St. Andrew's is the largest parish in Grenada; it is in the east of the island. Grenville is the second largest city; it is situated on the east coast.

St. Andrew was Jesus' first disciple; he, and his brother, Peter, were both fishermen. He is the patron saint of sailors as well as fishermen. Both Scotland and Russia, as well as Greece, are amongst the countries which regard Andrew as their patron saint. His feast day is celebrated on 30th November each year; it has been made a public holiday in Scotland.

St. George is the patron saint of England.
St. David is the patron saint of Wales.
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.
4. Paradise, on the shores of Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior is, I'm sure, a lovely little town. However the crew of which ship found it anything but paradisical as they tried to reach the shelter of the bay one stormy night in November 1975?

Answer: SS Edmund Fitzgerald

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald ran into difficulties as a storm blew up on Lake Superior. It appears that she suffered some damage, and began taking on water. Unfortunately she sank, and all of the twenty-nine crew members lost their lives that night.

Paradise is a convenient base for a visit to the lighthouse at Whitefish Point and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum there. The museum is home to the bell from the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, which acts as a memorial to the crew.

The Mary Celeste sailed from New York in November 1872 bound for Genoa; she was found unmanned and abandoned about a month later off the coast of Gibraltar.
The RMS Titanic hit an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, and sank in April 1912.
The Exxon Valdez ran aground off the coast of Alaska in March 1989.
5. If you want to find Paradise in Canada, you'll need to go to the east coast. In which province is it located?

Answer: Newfoundland and Labrador

Paradise is on the Avalon peninsula near St. Johns, the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador. It has been considered one of the fastest growing towns in Canada, having more than doubled in population during the last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the following one. In 2009, it had the distinction of having the youngest mayor in Canada for a few days when a nineteen year-old student, Kurtis Coombs, was elected. However, the result was so close that a recount was held, which resulted in a tie (twice) so the winner was drawn at random, and his opponent, Ralph Wiseman was appointed for a second term.

British Columbia is on the Pacific coast in the west.
Saskatchewan is one of the prairie provinces, and has no coastline.
Ontario is further east, but only has coasts on the Great Lakes to the south and Hudson Bay in the north.
6. John Prine wrote a song in 1971 about what happened at Paradise, Kentucky. An electricity plant was built nearby, and there were health concerns because of it. What sort of plant was it?

Answer: Coal-fired

Paradise is in western Kentucky, on the Green River. It is possible that it got its name after a family with a sick child spent the night there and woke up in the morning to find that the girl was cured.

The Paradise Fossil Plant was a coal-fired plant built near to the coal mines in the area. After it was built, in 1959, the town suffered from ash and cinders being blown in when the wind was in the wrong direction. By 1967 the Tennessee Valley Authority offered to buy the properties of the few remaining inhabitants, the Post Office was closed, and the town was no more.

Many other people have covered the song, including John Denver on his album, "Rocky Mountain High" in 1972. The song was also used for the end credits of the film "Fire Down Below" in 1997.
7. In Australia, Paradise is a suburb of which city, known as the City of Churches?

Answer: Adelaide

Paradise is in the north-east of Adelaide, capital of South Australia, and lies close to the Torrens River. Originally called Shepley, its name was changed by Joseph Ind, the owner of an orange orchard, to Paradise after his Paradise Bridge Hotel, which, in its turn, had been named after a property called Paradise in his native Gloucestershire, UK.

Paradise in South Australia shouldn't be confused with Surfers Paradise, a resort on the Gold Coast in southern Queensland.

Melbourne is the capital of Victoria.
Perth is the capital of Western Australia.
Sydney is the capital of New South Wales.
8. For Paradise in Nevada, fly into McCarran International Airport and visit The Strip, well-known for its hotels and casinos. Many people doing so assume that they are in which city?

Answer: Las Vegas

Las Vegas City is only one part of the Las Vegas Township, which together with the North Las Vegas and Henderson Townships form one large metropolitan area in the south-east of Nevada. Paradise is one of the unincorporated towns there, and is a census-designated place, which means that statistics are compiled separately for it.

The Strip is officially the part of Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara Avenue in the north and Russell Road in the south. The airport is east of The Strip.

Carson City is the capital of Nevada.
Reno, in north-west Nevada, is the largest town in the state outside the Las Vegas area.
Atlantic City is also renowned for its casinos, but it's in New Jersey, on the east coast of the USA.
9. A corner of south-east Arizona might have seemed like Paradise when copper was found there at the beginning of the twentieth century. That may be why the town which grew up there was given the name, but it lasted less than fifty years and became a ___ town.

Answer: ghost

While all four words mean substantially the same thing, the usual phrase to describe a once thriving, but now deserted, place is a 'ghost town'.

Paradise still had a few residents at the end of the twentieth century, unlike neighbouring Galeyville, which had been abandoned by the end of the nineteenth century, so some of the buildings were moved to Paradise.
10. Paradise in New Zealand was chosen by Peter Jackson as the setting for part of which series of films?

Answer: The Lord of the Rings

Paradise is an area near the small village of Glenorchy in the province of Otago on South Island. It was used to represent Parth Galen and Lothlórien in the first of the trilogy - "The Fellowship of the Ring".

The origin of the name Paradise for the area is uncertain. It could have been simply because of the beauty of the scenery, or it might have been named after the large number of Paradise shelducks found there.

The "Harry Potter" series was filmed in Great Britain.
"The Hunger Games" was filmed in South Carolina, USA.
The "Twilight" saga was filmed in California, Oregon and Washington, USA; British Columbia, Canada; and in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Source: Author Lottie1001

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