Famous Streets by FlaxmanR

Champion(s):

RichmondJ


Runner(s)-Up:

KaufmanK


Quiz Description

Ace this quiz and you'll be streets ahead!

Full Results:

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1 RichmondJ 379 99 15
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Questions:

Running generally west-east, this street begins at Presidio Boulevard in the west and runs roughly 2.5 miles to Telegraph Hill Boulevard. Though it shares pavement with US Highway 101 for part of this stretch, what street is far and away most well-known for an oft-photographed block between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets?

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LOMBARD STREET

For years, the Guinness Book of World Records claimed that it was the longest street in the world at almost 1,900 kilometers, due to the mistaken belief that it continued as Provincial Highway 11. What street does not in fact cross the Rainy River into Minnesota, rather stopping in Barrie after a respectable but significantly shorter journey of 86 kilometers from Queens Quay?

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YONGE STREET

Lake Street on the north, Wells Street on the west, Van Buren Street on the south, and Wabash Avenue on the east are the four streets that serve as the bases for what section of public transportation that has metonymically come to apply to the entirety of downtown Chicago?

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THE LOOP

The Manhattan neighborhood known as Tribeca takes its name from a shortened version of a description of its boundaries as "Triangle below" which New York street that, broadly speaking, runs from the Holland Tunnel to the Manhattan Bridge?

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CANAL STREET

The street runs just 0.3 miles from the border with Westminster to Farringdon Street. Nevertheless, it is prominently associated with both publishing and, more obliquely, the tonsorial arts. What London street is still often used to refer to the British press, even though much of the industry moved to suburban areas like Wapping for cost reasons in the 1980s?

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FLEET STREET

Starting at the corner of Tremont and School Streets, after a block it turns southwest and heads out to Chestnut Hill. Notable in pop culture as the home of Cheers and as the last street the ducks must cross in Robert McCloskey's children's book "Make Way for Ducklings," what is this Boston street sharing a name with the hill at which it begins?

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BEACON STREET

Its name comes from the name of an 1838 land grant meaning "Ranch of the Gathering Waters," and saying it wrong is a great way to establish yourself as a tourist. Although it runs roughly two miles between Sunset Boulevard and Beverwil Drive, what street is primarily known for a high-end commercial stretch on the three blocks between Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards?

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RODEO DRIVE

Fully twelve avenues - including the Champs-Élysées from the southeast - converge at Place Charles de Gaulle in Paris. What notable landmark stands in the center of this massive intersection?

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ARC DE TRIOMPHE

The main portion of the road, named after the censor who ordered its construction, was completed in 312 BC. Dubbed "queen of the long roads" by the poet Statius, its route eventually reached Brindisi in the southeast following the defeat of the Samnites. What road's initial stretch was also a key component of Allied plans to advance on Rome following the 1944 landings at Anzio?

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APPIAN WAY (VIA APPIA)

Its official name was changed in 1945 at the request of Fiorello La Guardia in the hope that other Western Hemisphere nations would build consulates along the avenue. What New York thoroughfare is known officially - though rarely in practice - as Avenue of the Americas?

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SIXTH AVENUE

It runs only about two blocks northwest from its namesake street to Virginia Street, but provides Seattle's biggest tourist attraction. What short street (full name required) is known for its public market, and also features the post-1977 location of the first Starbucks?

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PIKE PLACE

In the film "The American President," Sydney Wade describes getting stuck on this roadway, saying she can never remember which lane to take. She also claims to have encountered it on the way from Capitol Hill to the White House, which... no. What NW roundabout - located northwest of both the White House and Capitol Hill - sits along Massachusetts Avenue's Embassy Row at the intersection of 19th and P streets (as well as two other state avenues)?

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