Test your local knowledge
How well do you know Spokane?
Try your luck at these questions.
1. Which of the following were old Spokane telephone exchanges?
A) Chestnut. B) Peccadillo. C) Hudson. D) Hippopotamus. E) Keystone. F) Conjunctivitis. G) Riverside. H) Bicuspid. I) Temple. J) Hammer. K) Walnut. L) Thalamus.
2. Which of these baseball players did a stint with the Spokane Indians?
A) Steve Garvey. B) Ian Kinsler. C) Bobby Valentine. D) Bill Buckner. E) Frank Howard.
3. Which of these movies featured Bing Crosby?
A) “Going My Way.” B) “Viva Las Vegas.” C) “High Society.” D) “Roustabout.” E) “Road to Rio.” F) “Jailhouse Rock.”
4. Who performed at Expo ’74?
A) N.W.A. B) Rolf Harris. C) Dolly Parton. D) Helen Reddy. E) The Beatles.
5. For what local team did a player nicknamed “The Missing Link” appear?
A) Spokane Shock. B) Spokane Shockers. C) Spokane Canaries. D) G-Prep debate team. E) Spokane Chiefs. F) Spokane Comets.
6. Who starred in “Vision Quest”?
A) Matthew Broderick. B) Matthew Dillon. C) Matthew Modine. D) Matthew McConaughey.
7. A guy from Spokane wound up being a member of The Byrds, in part, it’s said, because he resembled what rocker?
A) Edgar Winter. B) Joe Cocker. C) Brian Jones. D) Brian Wilson.
8. Which two were not editors of The Spokesman-Review?
A) J. Jonah Jameson. B) Chris Peck. C) Perry White. D) Gary Graham.
9. Who was not mayor of Spokane?
A) Vicki McNeill. B) Mary Verner. C) Sheri Barnard. D) George McGrath.
10. There used to be an Air Force base adjacent to which Inland Northwest community?
A) Colville. B) Moses Lake. C) Colfax. D) St. Maries.
11. What was the name of a long-closed downtown restaurant?
A) Big Bob’s Boom-Boom Room. B) Heimlich’s. C) House o’ Mutton. D) Partners.
12. The letters “ONB” atop a downtown building stood for what?
A) Our Naughty Burlesque. B) One Nice Building. C) October Ninth Building. D) Old National Bank.
13. What former president helped lay the cornerstone at Lewis and Clark High School?
A) Thomas Jefferson. B) Chester Arthur. C) Teddy Roosevelt. D) Rutherford B. Hayes.
14. What sitting president was here to help open Expo ’74?
A) Richard Nixon. B) Lyndon Johnson. C) Gerald Ford. D) Jimmy Carter.
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