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Devious Demons' Tour: My Home Town Quiz


Team members of The Devious Demons come from many areas around the globe. Come join the tour to some of the members' home towns.

A multiple-choice quiz by Team The Devious Demons. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
mlcmlc
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
343,264
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
576
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Question 1 of 10
1. My grandchildren will be visiting us at home in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. Though the city has many historical places of interest for tourists, for the grandkids I've found a Pirate Adventure on a sailboat for an hour. On which body of water will we be sailing? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. My hometown is rather small, but has several locations that have great political and religious heritage. Which location in the Western Hemisphere boasts of the third oldest recorded synagogue and the third oldest legislature building of the hemisphere within a mile of each other? The name is a bit confusing as there is no river to cross!

Answer: (one word Pelicans seen overhead )
Question 3 of 10
3. I just moved to my hometown very recently. I left New York, where I was born and raised, and settled in the great and historic state of Pennsylvania, USA. My new hometown is quite small with a 2011 population of approximately 2000. This little town is referred to as "the heart of the Poconos", as it is situated in the Pocono Mountains. There are ski resorts, bed and breakfasts, and a few restaurants. We are located at the corner of PA Routes 447 and 390, which is known as "the crossroads" to the locals, and it has the only traffic light in the town. What is the name of my new little mountain town? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. My home city is Preston in the northwest of England. It is the administrative centre of the county of Lancashire. On a recurring cycle, an event called the "Preston Guild" is held which celebrates the history, traditions and businesses of the city. How often is "Preston Guild" held? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Without a doubt the American "founding fathers" were extremely brave. They were brave not only for taking on the might of the British monarchy, but also brave for travelling outside of their country's borders when intercontinental travel was not as easy as it now is.

What is the only foreign town and country that George Washington, the Father of American Independence, visited in his life?
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The Norfolk Broads are made up of sixty-three Broads, but how did the Broads come about? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. My hometown of Nottingham has something that is the largest in England. Do you know what it is? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. My hometown of Great Yarmouth is known as the Blackpool of the East Coast of England, and is famous as a summer holiday destination. In the early part of 20th century, however, it was famous for a type of fishing, and had the largest fleet in Europe. What fish made the port famous? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which US city is home to the "World of Coca-Cola"? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What city's art museum, one of the largest in the US, is perhaps best known for its steps which were featured in a 1976 Academy Award-winning movie? Hint



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1. My grandchildren will be visiting us at home in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. Though the city has many historical places of interest for tourists, for the grandkids I've found a Pirate Adventure on a sailboat for an hour. On which body of water will we be sailing?

Answer: Chesapeake Bay

Annapolis is very much a water community, being located on the Chesapeake Bay, the Severn River and many smaller waterways. During the spring and summer months, the water surrounding the town is liberally dotted with boats of all kinds and sizes.

There are many historical sites and several museums as well. The townspeople have worked hard to create a downtown area that contains food and shopping opportunities within walking distance.

This question created by mlcmlc.
2. My hometown is rather small, but has several locations that have great political and religious heritage. Which location in the Western Hemisphere boasts of the third oldest recorded synagogue and the third oldest legislature building of the hemisphere within a mile of each other? The name is a bit confusing as there is no river to cross!

Answer: Bridgetown

Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados. The Barbados legislature first met in 1639 and is only predated by the Virginia House of Burgesses and the Bermuda House of Assembly. The Nidhe Israel Synagogue was established in 1654 by Jewish settlers driven from Brazil.

Question posted by MikeStears1312.
3. I just moved to my hometown very recently. I left New York, where I was born and raised, and settled in the great and historic state of Pennsylvania, USA. My new hometown is quite small with a 2011 population of approximately 2000. This little town is referred to as "the heart of the Poconos", as it is situated in the Pocono Mountains. There are ski resorts, bed and breakfasts, and a few restaurants. We are located at the corner of PA Routes 447 and 390, which is known as "the crossroads" to the locals, and it has the only traffic light in the town. What is the name of my new little mountain town?

Answer: Canadensis

The name Canadensis is derived from the Latin for "Of Canada".

Canadensis is located in Barrett Township which consists of five villages. They are Canadensis, Mountainhome, Bushkill Falls, Skytop, and Cresco. There are many things to do here in both summer and winter. Chili cook-offs, rodeos, Oktoberfest, all year long flea markets, and of course the Mount Airy Lodge Casino, just to name a few. There is also Camp Canadensis, which serves as a sleep away camp for many children located in the tri-state area.

Question submitted by nycdmc70.
4. My home city is Preston in the northwest of England. It is the administrative centre of the county of Lancashire. On a recurring cycle, an event called the "Preston Guild" is held which celebrates the history, traditions and businesses of the city. How often is "Preston Guild" held?

Answer: Every 20 years

The first Preston Guild was held in 1179. Since 1542 it has been held every 20 years except for 1942, due to the war; it was moved to 1952.

Question submitted by alan56.
5. Without a doubt the American "founding fathers" were extremely brave. They were brave not only for taking on the might of the British monarchy, but also brave for travelling outside of their country's borders when intercontinental travel was not as easy as it now is. What is the only foreign town and country that George Washington, the Father of American Independence, visited in his life?

Answer: Bridgetown, Barbados

At age 19, Washington and his half-brother Lawrence spent time on the island of Barbados, hoping the climate would benefit Lawrence. Lawrence was ill with tuberculosis. Around this time George developed a severe case of smallpox, which ultimately left his skin scarred for life.

The ship on which they travelled was called "Success" - an ominous portent for King George and his armies!

The house that they stayed in has been fully refurbished and is known as George Washington House. It is a favourite visiting place for locals and tourists (even British ones, it is rumoured).

Question posted by MikeStears1312.
6. The Norfolk Broads are made up of sixty-three Broads, but how did the Broads come about?

Answer: Medieval Peat Diggings

Of the sixty-three Broads, Hickling is the largest, and most are no deeper than thirteen feet. The Broads are connected by six rivers that discharge into the sea at Great Yarmouth through Breydon Water and at Lowestoft through Oulton Broad. Large parts of the Broads are tidal.

This question created by pmarney.
7. My hometown of Nottingham has something that is the largest in England. Do you know what it is?

Answer: Market Square

Covering an area of approximately 22,000 square metres, the Old Market Square has in the past been the site of Nottingham's Goose Fair, which dates back over 700 years, and is reputed to have been the location where Robin Hood won the 'Silver Arrow' in a contest arranged by the Sheriff of Nottingham.

This question created by Surdoux.
8. My hometown of Great Yarmouth is known as the Blackpool of the East Coast of England, and is famous as a summer holiday destination. In the early part of 20th century, however, it was famous for a type of fishing, and had the largest fleet in Europe. What fish made the port famous?

Answer: Herring

Great Yarmouth was once home to the largest herring fishing fleet in Europe. It had a total of up to 1000 boats called "Herring Drifters" and 10000 fishermen.

This question created by pmarney.
9. Which US city is home to the "World of Coca-Cola"?

Answer: Atlanta

Coca-Cola was originally developed by John Pemberton in 1886. Its formula was bought by Asa Griggs Candler, who was responsible for the marketing that led to its worldwide success. Interestingly, the key ingredients in the original formula included caffeine and cocaine, which gave the drink its name. According to Wikipedia, "The cocaine was derived from the coca leaf and the caffeine from kola nut, leading to the name Coca-Cola (the 'K' in Kola was replaced with a 'C' for marketing purposes)." The cocaine was removed in 1903.

The World of Coca-Cola includes information on the history of Coke; a gallery of prized Coke artifacts, including a 1920 delivery truck, old-fashioned Coke machines, samples of bottle styles through the years, and other memorabilia; and the "Bottle Works," where you can see Coca-Cola being made before your eyes.

(Thanks to Wikipedia and worldofcoca-cola.com for information)

Question submitted by LBaggins.
10. What city's art museum, one of the largest in the US, is perhaps best known for its steps which were featured in a 1976 Academy Award-winning movie?

Answer: Philadelphia

The museum had much broader exposure as the steps that Rock Balboa ran up during training in "Rocky" than for its massive art holdings.

The museum was originally established in conjunction with the US Centennial Exposition. It is only fitting that it was featured in some of the memorable events of the bicentennial year.

Question submitted by jmarlin.
Source: Author mlcmlc

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