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Quiz about Im Singin in the Rain Seattle
Quiz about Im Singin in the Rain Seattle

I'm Singin' in the Rain: Seattle Quiz


This is a quiz about the culture, geography, and history of my hometown of Seattle, Washington. Have Fun. :-)

A multiple-choice quiz by irisfreamon. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
irisfreamon
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
209,868
Updated
Jun 16 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1748
Last 3 plays: Guest 47 (9/10), Guest 50 (9/10), psnz (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What is widely believed to be the cause of the Great Seattle Fire of 1889? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Paul Allen and Bill Gates, who were both born in Seattle, were co-founders of what successful software company? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. All of these musicians were born in Seattle. Except... Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which company was founded in Seattle? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Since 1981, what is Seattle's official nickname? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which of Seattle's skyscrapers was at one time the tallest building west of Chicago? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Seattle has many sister cities. Which is NOT one of its sister cities? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which of the following professional sports teams does not belong to Seattle? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Seattle is the seat of what county? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What discovery helped put Seattle on the map? Hint



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Most Recent Scores
Jun 28 2024 : Guest 47: 9/10
Jun 27 2024 : Guest 50: 9/10
Jun 13 2024 : psnz: 10/10
Jun 04 2024 : Joshua406: 7/10
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is widely believed to be the cause of the Great Seattle Fire of 1889?

Answer: The tipping over of a glue pot.

There are many different stories of how the Great Seattle Fire started. Regardless of how it started, it destroyed, among other things, 29 city blocks.
2. Paul Allen and Bill Gates, who were both born in Seattle, were co-founders of what successful software company?

Answer: Microsoft

Who would have guessed that two boys from Seattle would get together and form arguably the largest software company in the country?
3. All of these musicians were born in Seattle. Except...

Answer: Kurt Cobain

It is a common misconception that Kurt Cobain was born in Seattle. In actuality he was born in Aberdeen, Washington, a good 50 miles south of Seattle. He did move to Seattle eventually.
4. Which company was founded in Seattle?

Answer: Starbucks

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! Seattle is generally accepted to be the coffee capital of the United States. Other companies founded in Seattle include Amazon.com, Nordstrom, and Rainier Beer.
5. Since 1981, what is Seattle's official nickname?

Answer: The Emerald City

Did you think it was The Evergreen City? That's actually the nickname of Washington State. Seattle used to be known as The Queen City. In fact, we have a casino called The Emerald Queen Casino. The Empire just came out of my head.
6. Which of Seattle's skyscrapers was at one time the tallest building west of Chicago?

Answer: The Smith Tower

Constructed on July 3, 1914, it held the distinction for 50 years. At the same time it was also the fourth tallest building in the world. And it still boasts the last manually operated elevator on the West Coast.
7. Seattle has many sister cities. Which is NOT one of its sister cities?

Answer: Paris, France

Some of our other sister cities are Chongqing, China; Christchurch, New Zealand; Preah Seihanu, Cambodia; and Perugia, Italy.
8. Which of the following professional sports teams does not belong to Seattle?

Answer: Silvertips

The Silvertips actually belong to Everett, a city about 30 minutes north of Seattle. The Seahawks are our NFL team, the Mariners are our MLB team and the Sounders are our USL team.
9. Seattle is the seat of what county?

Answer: King County

In 1852 King County was named after William Rufus King, Vice-President under President Franklin Pierce. In 1986 it was renamed after Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thurston County's seat is Olympia, which is also Washington's capital.
10. What discovery helped put Seattle on the map?

Answer: The discovery of gold in Alaska

Thousands of prospectors traveled from all over the country in the 1800s to try and strike it rich in Alaska. People had to travel through Washington State to get there. There was a little town that provided everything that the prospectors needed. That little town was Seattle. Thanks in part to those prospectors, Seattle has become a thriving, melting pot of cultures.
Source: Author irisfreamon

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