West Coast Bias by bdunn02

Champion(s):

SrikrishnanV


Runner(s)-Up:

ElendilPickle


Quiz Description

With a broad set of categories, questions and answers to this quiz are directly related to the west coast of the United States (defined here as Washington, Oregon, and California). It should be general enough for anyone to play, though. I mean, "should".

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Questions:

Interstate 80 actually crosses the Sierra Nevadas at Euer Saddle, located about two miles north of a better-known pass named after a famous party. What was the name of that party?

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Donner Party

Washington is known as the Evergreen State. California is known as the Golden State. What is the state nickname of Oregon?

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The Beaver State

The highest market capitalization of a publicly traded US company NOT headquartered on the west coast belongs to Berkshire-Hathaway, which is fourth overall. In order from highest market cap to lowest (as of 3/25/16), what three US companies have higher market caps?

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Apple, Alphabet Inc., Microsoft

Starting at the Happy Isles trailhead, hike roughly east along the Mist Trail, turn right at Vernal Falls onto the John Muir Trail, and continue to the top of Nevada Falls. Form there, head east along the Merced River, then turn north for about a mile and a half, before splitting with the John Muir Trail and going west another two miles, which includes a steep "cable section". On top of what famous landmark are you now standing?

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Half Dome

For an east-coast frequent-flier, DCA often refers to Reagan-National Airport. For a recreating Orange County family, to what Anaheim park is the abbreviation DCA often applied?

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Disney's California Adventure

A television series that ran for six seasons (1990-95) used the town of Roslyn, Wash. (as well as its cafe) as a stand-in for the fictitious town of Cicely, Alaska for exterior shots. What was the name of the TV series?

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Northern Exposure

What specific CITY was the hometown of groundbreaking musicians born Eric Wright, Lorenzo Patterson, and Andre Young -- though not actually O'Shea Jackson?

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Compton

In 1955, pilot Alvin "Tex" Johnston famously performed two barrel rolls over the heads of 250,000 people gathered to watch Seattle's Gold Cup hydroplane races on Lake Washington while flying a prototype of what airplane? (edited at 6:53 pm, March 25, 2016 (EDT))

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707 (or Dash 80 or 367-80)

According to the mythologies of Pacific Northwest Tribal peoples, including the Coast Salish, what bird is known variably and sometimes simultaneously as a trickster, creator of the world, and the one who gave the sun to mankind?

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Raven

What group of transplants, migrated from New York in the late 1950s, now call Chavez Ravine their home?

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Los Angeles Dodgers

What latitude-referencing slogan, which, if enacted, would have led to a US border with Canada located well north of present-day Vancouver, B.C., helped propel James Polk to victory in the presidential election of 1844?

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54° 40' or Fight

Located on Mount Hood, what Oregon ski resort, its name referencing something much of its skiable terrain is above, is the only resort in North America to provide year-round lift-serviced skiing?

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Timberline (Lodge)