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Quiz about Tour Europe Without Leaving The US Part 1
Quiz about Tour Europe Without Leaving The US Part 1

Tour Europe Without Leaving The US. Part 1 Quiz


Inspired by the John Prine song "(We're Not) The Jet Set", Kyle The Kennel Boy decided he would go on a Grand Tour of Europe - without leaving the USA. Let's trace his progress.

A multiple-choice quiz by darksplash. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
darksplash
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
401,464
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
509
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. "Meet me on the Spanish steps
Oh you will not wait long
Near the place where we first met
It was on the streets of Rome..." sang Kyle the Kennel Boy to himself, but he was not in the Eternal City, he was on a tour of the USA and had ended up in city called Rome in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Which state is the town in?
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Kyle the Kennel Boy felt he should be sprinting into action as he visited a place named after the location of the first Olympic Games of the modern era. This, though, was not Athens, Greece, this was Athens "the home of the hamburger" in a US border state. Which of these was it? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "Oh how I love Paris, the music, the fun," thought Kyle the Kennel Boy as he looked on a replica of the Eiffel Tower. But this was not Paris, France, this was one of the most southerly cities in the USA named after the capital of France. Which state is it in? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. "Slow down, you crazy child
You're so ambitious for a juvenile
But then if you're so smart, then tell me
Why are you still so afraid?..." sang Billy Joel on Kyle the Kennel Boy's iPod as he stepped off a Greyhound in Vienna. Fortunately of the two Viennas that he knew, he was in one once listed as the third best place to live in the USA. Which state in the east is it in?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "The Northern Lights of old Aberdeen..." hummed Kyle The Kennel Boy as the sound of the Alexander Brothers faded on his iPod. This was not the granite city, though it was Aberdeen in the only US state named after a President. In which state was Kyle?

Answer: (Ten letters)
Question 6 of 10
6. "Can you take me to Berlin?", Kyle The Kennel Boy asked the driver as he boarded a Greyhound bus. "Sure, I hope you like cheese," the driver replied. Which US state was Kyle bound for? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Feeling a bit like Jack Reacher - except he did not have an out-of-date passport or a folding toothbrush - Kyle the Kennel Boy surveyed the streets outside the bus station in a New England town named after the capital of Sweden. Where was he? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "At least if I break a leg I'll be in the right place", muttered Kyle the Kennel Boy as he stumbled getting off the bus in downtown Warsaw - the "Orthopaedic Capital of the World". This was not Poland, this was the Hoosier State of the USA. Where is that? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The sun was beating down on Saint Petersburg as Kyle the Kennel Boy stepped down from the train. He recalled reading that it had once had 768 days of consecutive sunshine. This was not St Petersburg, Russia, it was in a sunshine US state. Which one? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. As he stepped off the bus in Toledo, Kyle the Kennel Boy looked around at a town that the great songwriter John Denver had once been rather rude about. It wasn't the original Toledo in Spain, but which Great Lakes state was it? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Meet me on the Spanish steps Oh you will not wait long Near the place where we first met It was on the streets of Rome..." sang Kyle the Kennel Boy to himself, but he was not in the Eternal City, he was on a tour of the USA and had ended up in city called Rome in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Which state is the town in?

Answer: Georgia

The city was founded in 1834 on the site of a Cherokee village. Its fortune was built on the trade in cotton and farm produce.

It is said that the hilly terrain nearby put one founder in mind of the seven hills of Rome.

Nowadays, Floyd County and Rome GA are important locations for movie makers. Among the movies filmed there were "Sweet Home Alabama" (2002) and "Need For Speed" (2014).

In 2018, the population was given as a little over 36,000.
2. Kyle the Kennel Boy felt he should be sprinting into action as he visited a place named after the location of the first Olympic Games of the modern era. This, though, was not Athens, Greece, this was Athens "the home of the hamburger" in a US border state. Which of these was it?

Answer: Texas

Athens, Texas, claims that the hamburger was invented there in the 1880s by Uncle Fletcher Davis.

The city is also known as "Black-Eyed Pea Capital". It was established in April 1846.

It is also popular with tourists. Among the top attractions are Texas Freshwater Fisheries Centre and Lake Athens. Mind you, according to a well known tourism-rating organisation, four of the top ten attractions are alcohol-related. I'll drink to that.

In 2018, the population was given as just under 13,000.
3. "Oh how I love Paris, the music, the fun," thought Kyle the Kennel Boy as he looked on a replica of the Eiffel Tower. But this was not Paris, France, this was one of the most southerly cities in the USA named after the capital of France. Which state is it in?

Answer: Tennessee

There are at least 23 cities named Paris in the USA. If you want to visit all of them, the route is 6,270 miles long.

Paris TN is a county seat and was founded in 1823. The local chamber of commerce notes that the land between the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers was purchased from the Chickasaw tribe in 1818.

It was named Paris in honour of the French military leader Marquis de La Fayette, who had fought in the American War of Independence.

If you want to visit today, go in April for the "World's Biggest Fish Fry". And, yes, it does have a replica of the Eiffel Tower in the main square.

The population in 2018 was 10,000.
4. "Slow down, you crazy child You're so ambitious for a juvenile But then if you're so smart, then tell me Why are you still so afraid?..." sang Billy Joel on Kyle the Kennel Boy's iPod as he stepped off a Greyhound in Vienna. Fortunately of the two Viennas that he knew, he was in one once listed as the third best place to live in the USA. Which state in the east is it in?

Answer: Virginia

There is also a Vienna in New York State.

Vienna is just over 12 miles from Washington DC, which makes it a popular place for those who work in the nation's capital but want a more relaxed style of home life.

In November 2019, a survey claimed it was one of the safest places in Virginia in which to live.

The population in 2020 was given as about 16,500. The first recorded house in what was later renamed Vienna was built in 1756.
5. "The Northern Lights of old Aberdeen..." hummed Kyle The Kennel Boy as the sound of the Alexander Brothers faded on his iPod. This was not the granite city, though it was Aberdeen in the only US state named after a President. In which state was Kyle?

Answer: Washington

Aberdeen, Washington, was founded in 1884 and is located in Grays Harbor County.

Natural resources such as plentiful trees and abundant sea life brought setters to the area. The town was incorporated in 1880. The name came from a salmon cannery.

Timber exploitation was a major industry, but by the 1970s resources had been exploited.

In the 21s Century tourism has become a big industry. Many visitors are drawn to what was the home town of Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, who founded the band Nirvana.
6. "Can you take me to Berlin?", Kyle The Kennel Boy asked the driver as he boarded a Greyhound bus. "Sure, I hope you like cheese," the driver replied. Which US state was Kyle bound for?

Answer: Wisconsin

The city of Berlin was established in 1847 and really got on the map with the opening of the railway ten years later. It was named Berlin after the capital of Prussia.

The cranberry industry of Wisconsin was established in Berlin.

The population in 2020 was estimated at 5,500.

Wisconsin became known for its production of dairy products. By 1925 it was the USA's biggest producer of butter and cheese (Within a hundred years it had ceded that record to California.)
7. Feeling a bit like Jack Reacher - except he did not have an out-of-date passport or a folding toothbrush - Kyle the Kennel Boy surveyed the streets outside the bus station in a New England town named after the capital of Sweden. Where was he?

Answer: Maine

Reacher would probably have felt very much at home in Stockholm, Maine, - in fact he would probably have beaten up and maimed at least half of its 250 population within a few hours.

The town was the location of a Swedish colony that was established in 1881.

In those early years when French and Swedish were the leading languages, lumbering was a major occupation.
8. "At least if I break a leg I'll be in the right place", muttered Kyle the Kennel Boy as he stumbled getting off the bus in downtown Warsaw - the "Orthopaedic Capital of the World". This was not Poland, this was the Hoosier State of the USA. Where is that?

Answer: Indiana

With a population of about 15,000, Warsaw was one of the best places in Indiana to live in, the city's elders have claimed.

That orthopaedic capital nickname came from the foundation of DePuy Manufacturing in the town in 1895. It originally produced a fibre splint for setting broken bones.

Today, the various companies in the business attract graduates from a wide area.

With about 100 lakes on its doorstep, the town is popular for people from Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit who have holiday homes. The cost of living is also lower than in those larger centres.
9. The sun was beating down on Saint Petersburg as Kyle the Kennel Boy stepped down from the train. He recalled reading that it had once had 768 days of consecutive sunshine. This was not St Petersburg, Russia, it was in a sunshine US state. Which one?

Answer: Florida

Kyle kept a close eye on his possessions after having also read that a 2019 survey put St Petersburg among "the 15 least safe cities in America".

The city was incorporated in 1892, though there had been a settlement there from 1875, and was named after St Petersburg, Russia, where Peter Demens, one of the Florida's city's founders, had spent many years in his younger life.

The local tourist board recommends St Petersburg for its award-winning beaches, the renowned Salvador Dali Museum, and top restaurants and shops.

By 2018, St Petersburg had a population of over 265,000.
10. As he stepped off the bus in Toledo, Kyle the Kennel Boy looked around at a town that the great songwriter John Denver had once been rather rude about. It wasn't the original Toledo in Spain, but which Great Lakes state was it?

Answer: Ohio

"Saturday night in Toledo, Ohio, is like being nowhere at all
All through the day how the hours rush by
You sit in the park and you watch the grass die!..."

The original Toledo is an ancient town in Spain.

Known as 'The Glass City' because of its long history of glass industry, Toledo, Ohio, has a population of over 300,000.

Toledo was built on the site of a fort established in 1800. The city was incorporated in 1836.

Of course we could not leave our visit to Toledo, Ohio, without thinking of the conclusion to John Denver's song:

"And here's to the dogs of Toledo, Ohio
Ladies, we bid you goodbye!
Source: Author darksplash

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