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1. Other than Atlanta, in which US city can you root for home teams in both American football (NFL) and baseball (MLB)?
2. Our next "A" city is located 90 miles west of New York City on I-80, just across the Delaware Water Gap. Although its population was barely 120,000 (2013 estimate), it was still the third-largest city in its state. Nicknamed "The Queen City", "Band City USA", "Peanut City" and "Silk City", it is part of a metropolitan area that also includes the cities of Bethlehem and Easton. Which city is this?
3. The picture shows the downtown area of a city of 200,000 (2010 census) that stands 40 miles south of Lake Erie. Nicknamed "Rubber City", "City of Invention" and "Rubber Capital of the World", it was once home to the headquarters of General Tire, B.F. Goodrich, Firestone, and Goodyear. The World Championship finals of the Soap Box Derby have been held annually since 1934 in which "A" city?
4. Founded in 1824, the most significant event in this "A" city's history occurred thirteen years later, when the University of Michigan relocated from Detroit. Known as "The Big House", the official capacity at the home of the Wolverines was increased to 109,901 for the 2010 season, making it the largest stadium in the USA when work was completed. Which city is this?
5. Surrounded by a huge helium field, this city that sits astride I-40 and is also on the historic U.S. Route 66 was once dubbed "Helium Capital of the World". Today it is home to the country's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility, hence the nickname "Bomb City". Which "A" city is this?
6. This southern city is home to the first state-chartered university in the U.S, founded in 1785. The university basketball arena, Stegeman Coliseum, was the venue for the volleyball and rhythmic gymnastics events at the 1996 Olympics. The official state Museum of Art and the State Botanical Garden can also be found here. Which "A" city is this?
7. This magnificent skyline, with the mountains in the background, can surely only belong to one "A" city. More than 40% of the state population live here: the state's largest city has a higher proportion only in New York State. Which city is this?
8. This city is home to two major league sports franchises. One plays at an arena once called Arrowhead Pond and, since 2006, known as the Honda Centre (pictured), whilst the other was once called Edison International Field. The city itself was founded in 1857 by fifty families of German descent and was incorporated as a city twenty years later. Which "A" city is this?
9. Built in 1772, the pictured building is the USA's oldest state capitol building still in use today. It is located in the city that is both the smallest state capital (by land area) and the third-longest serving (after only Boston and Santa Fe). With a population of just 39,000 (2010 Census), it is only the seventh-largest city in its state. Which "A" city is this?
10. The picture is of the 495-yard, par 4 golf hole named "Camellia", one of the most famous areas of grass and woodland in the world. The city itself was named after the wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales and the mother of King George III of the U.K. Which "A" city is this?
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