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Orange You Glad You're Alive? Trivia Quiz


This quiz is all about places to live or visit that are Orange! Orange you glad?

A multiple-choice quiz by mlcmlc. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
mlcmlc
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
378,124
Updated
Jul 28 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. The New Jersey township of Orange separated from the town of Newark in 1806. Once Orange was incorporated into a town in 1860, it was again divided into smaller communities. What name is used collectively for these communities? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. When Marjorie Kinna Rawlings published her book, "The Yearling", it brought attention to the area where Orange Lake, Florida, is connected to Lake Lochloosa by a stream. Which of the Florida waterways below fit the description? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In which of the following African nations would a tourist go to view the Augrabies Falls found on the Orange River? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In order to be granted a post office, this community changed its name to Orange, California, in 1873. What was the original name of the community? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In France, the city of Orange has two structures which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sights. The first is the Triumphal Arch of Orange. The second is a Roman theatre which is home to the Chorégies d'Orange, an annual opera festival. Which of the Roman theatres listed below would be found in Orange, France? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. A U.S. Naval Station was opened in Orange, Texas, to build warships. What river, forming part of the border between Texas and Louisiana, was used to transport the ships to the Gulf of Mexico? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Orange Isle, China, was once walked by young Mao Zedong. In 2009 the "Youth Mao Zedong Statue" was built in his honor on the island. In which of the following provinces would you find the island, situated in the Xiang River? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Orangetown, New York, was where an army embarkation port was built during World War II. The army purchased the residents' homes and built the camp. What was the name of the camp which was nicknamed "Last Stop, USA"? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Originally named Holland, Orange City, Iowa, has many windmills. One of these is the Vogel Windmill built in 1967. Though tours can be arranged, the windmill is open to the public during which annual festival? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In Australia, the city of Orange was established in 1846. Andrew Barton "Banjo" Patterson author of "Waltzing Matilda", was born not far from Orange. Both Lake Canobolas and the Mount Canobolas lookout are located not far from the city. In which Australian state can the city of Orange be found? Hint



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1. The New Jersey township of Orange separated from the town of Newark in 1806. Once Orange was incorporated into a town in 1860, it was again divided into smaller communities. What name is used collectively for these communities?

Answer: The Oranges

Orange was incorporated in 1860, but by 1863 it had been subdivided into four separate cities. Orange split into what we know today as Orange, East Orange, West Orange and South Orange. Collectively they continue to be known as "the Oranges".
2. When Marjorie Kinna Rawlings published her book, "The Yearling", it brought attention to the area where Orange Lake, Florida, is connected to Lake Lochloosa by a stream. Which of the Florida waterways below fit the description?

Answer: Cross Creek

"The Yearling" was published in 1938, approximately ten years after Rawlings moved to Cross Creek, Florida. Her autobiography "Cross Creek" was published in 1942.

There is both a community called Orange Lake and the lake itself. The shallow lake is a tourist destination for birdwatchers, canoeists, kayakers and anglers. In the 1950s, a sinkhole opened below the lake and the hole was filled with lots of junk cars and other debris until the water level was stable. In the 2000s, another sinkhole opened and debate began concerning how best to save the lake.
3. In which of the following African nations would a tourist go to view the Augrabies Falls found on the Orange River?

Answer: Republic of South Africa

The name of the falls came from the name given them by the Khoi people, "Aukoerebis", or Place of Great Noise.

Visitors to the Augrabies Falls National Park can view the spectacular 183 foot (56m) falls from several outlook points, or while walking on any of several nature hikes. The park has campsites and other facilities for visitors. Visitors might also be interested in the fantastic local flora and fauna.
4. In order to be granted a post office, this community changed its name to Orange, California, in 1873. What was the original name of the community?

Answer: Richland

The application for a post office for the original community, Richland, was not granted because there was another Richland, California.

In an attempt to beautify the town, plans were approved in 1887 for a central plaza, and the first fountain was installed. This central plaza earned the town the nickname of "Plaza City". Today the plaza in Orange is surrounded by shops.
5. In France, the city of Orange has two structures which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sights. The first is the Triumphal Arch of Orange. The second is a Roman theatre which is home to the Chorégies d'Orange, an annual opera festival. Which of the Roman theatres listed below would be found in Orange, France?

Answer: Théâtre antique d'Orange

Debates are still ongoing concerning the date that The Triumphal Arch of Orange was built but using the inscription to date the arch places its origination between 27 BC and 14 AD. There is also an inscription dedicating the Arch to Tiberius which is dated 27 AD.

The Théâtre antique d'Orange was erected in the first century AD. It was closed in 391 AD. Prosper Mérimée began restoration work in 1825 to revive the theatre. The Chorégies d'Orange began in 1902 and it was not until 1969 that it became an opera festival.
6. A U.S. Naval Station was opened in Orange, Texas, to build warships. What river, forming part of the border between Texas and Louisiana, was used to transport the ships to the Gulf of Mexico?

Answer: Sabine

The town wasn't named Orange until 1858. It grew with the lumber industry. Miriam Melissa Lutcher and her husband William Henry Stark, president of Lutcher & Moore Cypress Lumber Company, were art collectors and left a sizable collection now housed in the Stark Museum of Art.

In 1975, it was announced that the U.S. Naval Station facility would be closed and ships were moved out of the facility. The facility was put up for sale in 2006 and then closed in 2008.
7. Orange Isle, China, was once walked by young Mao Zedong. In 2009 the "Youth Mao Zedong Statue" was built in his honor on the island. In which of the following provinces would you find the island, situated in the Xiang River?

Answer: Hunan

The island is a city park with a total area of about 70 kms. Visitors can walk, rent bicycles or catch a trolley to tour the island. Mao's poem "Changsha" begins with the following line:

"Alone I stand in the autumn cold
On the tip of Orange Island,
The Hsiang flowing northward;
I see a thousand hills crimsoned through
By their serried woods deep-dyed,
And a hundred barges vying
Over crystal blue waters."
8. Orangetown, New York, was where an army embarkation port was built during World War II. The army purchased the residents' homes and built the camp. What was the name of the camp which was nicknamed "Last Stop, USA"?

Answer: Camp Shanks

Camp Shanks was built in a hamlet of Orangetown named Orangeburg. In 1942, the army purchased the homes of about one hundred and thirty families and erected the camp in short order, some reports claiming within three months. Over 1.3 million soldiers would embark from this camp, averaging 40,000 per month.

The camp would close in 1946, and today only a monument and a museum remind us of its history.
9. Originally named Holland, Orange City, Iowa, has many windmills. One of these is the Vogel Windmill built in 1967. Though tours can be arranged, the windmill is open to the public during which annual festival?

Answer: Tulip Festival

The Tulip Festival began as the Tulip Show in 1933. It has grown through the years and now includes parades, costuming, music and dancing among other entertainments.

The Vogel Windmill was built by Andrew Vogel after his retirement from Diamond Vogel Paint. The 120-year-old stone grinder demonstrates how paint pigments were ground.

There are many windmills in Orange City including the Chamber of Commerce building (once a bank), and a telephone booth!
10. In Australia, the city of Orange was established in 1846. Andrew Barton "Banjo" Patterson author of "Waltzing Matilda", was born not far from Orange. Both Lake Canobolas and the Mount Canobolas lookout are located not far from the city. In which Australian state can the city of Orange be found?

Answer: New South Wales

The summit at Mount Canobolas has a 360-degree view and is the highest point in the Central Tablelands of NSW. The mountain is included as part of the area controlled by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Lake Canobolas, a man-made reservoir, once provided water to Orange, but is now used for recreation.

Orange is a popular area to grow fruit. Many vineyards have been planted to capitalize on the growth of the wine industry.
Source: Author mlcmlc

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